The uber-popular, Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater of AMC) recently revealed to Deep Soap’s Sara Bibel, the surprising reason why he did not make a cameo on One Life to Live to reprise his role of Patrick Thornhart to usher out his real life wife and former on-screen partner, Daytime Emmy winner Susan Haskell ( Ex-Marty Saybrooke) a few months back.
Kaye stated on his decision not to return to wrap up the Patrick/Marty story: “I am not what you would call a team favorite. They wanted me to come in for one day or two days, but it wasn’t really to take Marty home, because that whole story was f—ed up anyway. It didn’t make sense to anybody. They wanted [Patrick] to bring the real Todd [Roger Howarth] back. I said, ‘You know what? I don’t get it. You asked your audience to [accept] this new actor that you’ve had for the last eight years. You have said he is your Todd. Everyone accepted it. 8 years later you go, No, idiots. That wasn’t Todd.’ That doesn’t make sense to me. That works on the radio. You can’t do it on TV. If you need someone to guide him in, I’m not going to do it.”
Kaye also let his thoughts be known on how they exited Haskell off the canvas! “To get rid of Susan in the way that they did made no sense. I just don’t think it was fair, and it was completely unnecessary. If you’re doing something like that, at least have it help the story. I think all actors, you get to a point where you want to make sure that you being there makes a difference. When they say we’re just going to take you out of this equation, that’s a tough thing.”
So what do you think? Do you agree with Thorsten’s sentiments on the Two Todds and the exit of Marty Saybrooke without seeing the real Patrick Thornhart? Let us know!