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8 September 26th, 2013 Ex-OLTL’s John Brotherton Nabs Role in Fast & Furious 7 with Kurt Russell!

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Remember when Jared Banks was killed by Mitch Laurence on One Life to Liveleaving poor Natalie  (Melissa Archer) husband-less once again?  We do!  And for those who enjoyed the performances of John Brotherton (Ex-Jared), now you can see him on the big screen!

According to today, Brotherton has nabbed the primo role of Kurt Russell’s sidekick in the upcoming feature film, Fast & Furious 7 in the next chapter of that movie franchise whose 6th installment was the best worldwide opening in Universal’s history this past summer.

While not all details are known, Brotherton will play Sheppard, who’s described as the Russell character’s right-hand man.  Fast & Furious 7 is shooting in Atlanta with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black and franchise rookies including Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou.

Former OLTL head writer during Brotherton’s time on the ABC soap, Ron Carlivati tweeted to the actor ,”Congrats, John! That’s awesome!”  To which John tweeted back, “Thanks Ron!! Hope you and the team at GH are doing well! Hugs and hellos to all.”

Were you a fan of Jared and Natalie on One Life to Live? Are you happy to hear the new of John landing a major motion picture role in a big blockbuster movie franchise?   Let us know!

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  1. bc says:

    Not a good detour for FF franchise. Asian american director jared lin revived the franchise and turned it into a billion dollar franchise w/ lush locales and balletic car sequences and a very racially diverse cast! FF has numerous African american actors and hispanic american actors. It even had an Asian american actor w/ FF fave sung kang who’s char was killed off on newest hit bec FF 4-6 were pretty much prequels bec his char died on FF 3 w/c was FF: tokyo drift. Typical hollywood whitewashing now that FF’s a billion dollar franchise and Asian american director jared lin is not directing next FF? They’ve cast kurt and white british actor statham and now this oltl actor. They should have cast more women of color and more Asian american actors to replace Sung kang’s char and not this oltl actor. FF is a franchise abt racial diversity and it has enough white chars already. It’s too bad FF is going this route bec Sung Kang’s char was even romantically paired w/ giselle! It’s seldom that a hollywood movie portrays Asian americans w/ romantic storyline bec majority of hollywood movies even asexualize an Asian american char even on testosterone charged action movies! That alone makes FF very progressive for backwards/trashy hollywood. FF really could resurrect Sung Kang bec he is a FF fave. They did that w/ letty who perished onscreen. The audience wouldn’t care bec FF is really a soap opera for straight male crowd w/c is it’s core audience.


    C replied

    Well I guess you were too busy putting together your rant to hit up the Wikipedia page and see that other new cast additions include Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel, Dijmon Hounsou, and Ali Fazil, all actors of color. So I’m not seeing the white wash.

    Also, the new director? James Wan, an Asian-American.

    Back on the ACTUAL TOPIC, Brotherton was great on “One Life to Live”. Hated that he got killed so Natalie and John could get put back together. This will be great exposure, good for him!


    jake r replied

    LOL! Snap!

    Jan replied

    Not everyone. Loved that so John and Natalie could get together.
    Even more so because he killed Nash indirectly but still killed him.

    C replied

    Jan, where did I say everyone? I know John/Natalie have a lot of fans, but I always preferred her with Jared (or Cristian).

    Avelina comes from Santorini Greece replied

    James Wan is Australian.

  2. Avelina comes from Santorini Greece says:

    He also worke with James Wan, the director of The Conjuring. James Wan is also directing Fast and Furious 7. He was the cop in The Conjuring.


    Avelina comes from Santorini Greece replied

    Sorry supposed to say worked. LOL


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