The daytime soap opera and soap opera actors have for many years been often treated in Hollywood as second-class citizens, or the stepchild of primetime TV series, and actors primarily known for it.
After Antonio Sabato Jr.’s (Ex-Jagger, GH, Ex-Dante, B&B) remarks during his post-interview speech with ABC News last night, as well as his speech at the Republican National Convention where Sabato was known as a “soap/reality star” speaking on behalf of the parties presumptive nominee Donald Trump, many soap stars and others have taken to social media in strong disagreement and distaste for Sabato’s politcal stance and inflamed comments.
Former One Life to Live star, Tuc Watkins (Ex-David Vickers) posted a rather humorous, yet dead-on for many in the soap industry remark on Sabato Jr’s RNC appearace via his facebook page.
Tuc remarked: “On behalf of former soap stars nationwide, I’d like to thank Antonio Sabato, Jr., for further cementing our collective reputation as a bunch of “dunderheads.” #VoteHillary
Elsewhere, Watkins starring role in the film Retake was just shown last week at this year’s Outfest 2016 film festival in Los Angeles where he received rave reviews for his performance. The film is a story about love, loss, and identity, centering on the character of Jonathan (Watkins), who hires a young male hustler (Devon Graye) to accompany him on a road trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon. Eager to leave his own life behind, the prostitute soon comes to realize that he’s playing a crucial role in recreating Jonathan’s heartbroken road trip from his past.
So, share your thoughts on Watkins rather witty commentary on soap stars and Sabato Jr at the RNC in the comment section below!