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43 March 19th, 2013 One Life to Live Fan Rally Video! – The Stars Came Out To Greet The Faithfuls!

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As many know yesterday was the first day of production for Prospect Park’s and The Online Network’s rebooted version of One Life to Live.  To celebrate fans from Soap Fans United traveled to One Life’s new Connecticut studios to welcome the cast back and to show their love and support!

Erika Slezak (Viki), Melissa Archer (Natalie), Cordin Bleu (Jeffrey), Kelley Missal (Dani), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Robert Gorrie (Matthew) and Laura Harrier (Destiny) gave the fans who braved the cold weather some donuts and coffee with some lovin’ care! OLTL head writers, Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina also said “Hello” to the fans in attendance.

Carrying balloons, roses and banners/signs, to welcome their favorite cast members back that they have wished to see once again so much, but they also met some of the newbies to Llanview too!  The fans were thrilled and some (as we would all be) emotional chatted and took pictures with the actors during their short break from shooting.

Check out this video from the rally after the jump!  Then, let us know what you thought about the show of support from both sides – the fans and the stars!

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  1. heidi says:

    What happened to Robin Strasser? Is she ill?

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    Cathy replied

    Yes ! She’s ill! Recovering from pneumonia! She will tape next week!

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    susan M. replied

    Hope she get’s well soon! Wish her the best of everything!

  2. Eva says:

    I am thrilled that OLTL is returning. All fans need to watch and support the online format because if it doesn’t work out, it will truly be the end of Llanview.

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  3. Caroldee says:

    Great to see them again.. cannot wait for the new show to start. Miss them all so much. One happy lady here!!!

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  4. Tina Gray says:

    As MarcAnthony said…….it was like a dream – and then we woke up and realized it wasn’t. Welcome back to all of you!!!!! We missed you sooooooo much and we can’t wait to see you!!!!!!

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    Stephen Parker replied

    Tina, it was absolutely surreal! I am so pleased to have shared this historic event with you and the others :)

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    CTwildheart replied

    If it weren’t for the pics I might think I dreamt the whole thing too!

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  5. Jennifer Janeiro says:

    So glad One Life is Back!!!!!!

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  6. jim says:

    I wish i was there but im just as excited as all of them. ( if i was there i wouldve wanted a studio tour…am i greedy!!!) Heard Robin was ill…wish her well! Had a little relapse from my own illness(non life threatening thank goodness) but seeing this video makes me feel real good.

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    CTwildheart replied

    We were not even allowed to go to the front door of the building – so tours were out! Trust me, we all would’ve gone! :)

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    jim replied

    Most likely no set tour for now because they dont want fans to know too much at the moment but it could happen later for some of you. I envy how lucky you got to be this close but i did once got to meet in person the lovely Jill Larson from AMC and Micheal Bruno( i think thats his name) who once appeared on the same show. Had they given me a cup of hot cocoa id had them autographed the cup, thats if i had known and brought a marker to write with, or at least saved it. Did u save the cup?

    susan M. replied

    I wish I could have been there! It looked really cold ! But, I live in the Sunshine
    State. Don’t miss the cold weather and the snow. Erika is so gracious & beautiful… Melissa looked good also! So EXCITED!

  7. ron says:

    This is incredible! I wish AMC and OLTL huge success. Can’t wail until April 29, But
    until then I’ll contain my excitement by watching them on youtube!

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  8. Rann says:

    It really is like a dream come true!

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  9. MBmomof3 says:

    Thanks for sharing. Was there in spirit!

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  10. todd says:

    That was heartwarming. The fans were great waiting in the cold showing their support, and the stars were gracious to bring out food and coffee. I wish I could have been there. The new Destiny is gorgeous!

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  11. Cathy says:

    So happy Roger Howarth has signed with PP! Todd Manning belongs in Llanview with all his history & longtime connections! :)

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    Gillian replied

    He’s onlyvthere for four weeks then returns to GH. This video is enough to bring tears to my eyes. After spending three decades with these characters, they feel like family and I’ve missed them so much. I just wish we had word on Michael Easton’s fate as well as Kristen Alderson. I have so much respect for these actors and want the best for them.

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  12. Llanviewer717 says:

    Thank you so very much for posting this video. How I wish I could have been there. It is so great to see my beloved cast again. And, welcome to the new additions. I can’t wait to watch OLTL again.

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  13. danicajolie says:

    That was great!

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  14. Rodd says:

    The whole video was so nice. Thanks to the fans that were able to be out there to express what so many of us feel to the actors of OLTL. And Thank You to the actors who brought out coffee and doughnuts (?) and posed for pictures. It was very sweet of them to take the time to do that.

    Now, tell me, what night time show has that kind of interaction between actors and fans? None, I bet. Daytime fans are phenominal!

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  15. Bruce says:

    Im the one who recorded this with my camera :)

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    CTwildheart replied

    You were a recording maniac Bruce! And we’re all SO glad!

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    susan M. replied

    Thanks! It was GREAT!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Thanks to all of you who were there to express what so many fans are feeling. Thanks for sharing this with all of us who were there in spirit! Just awesome. Made me a bit misty-eyed ;)

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    B.J. replied

    Thanks so much for sharing, Bruce! It was like being there, without the chill. ;)

    I’m so glad there were people like you there, to show the cast how we feel about them and the show.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Thank you so much.

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  16. Stephen Parker says:

    During all the effort put in by our group (Soap Fans United) and my multiple trips to Stamford to secure permits, etc. (all the Stamford officials were amazingly helpful and congenial) I would never have dared dreamed that we would be received and honored by the cast, writers and production team as we were on 3/18! And the privilege of meeting Erika Slezak…simply beyond belief!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Again, much thanks to all involved in making this moment happen & sharing with the masses. Kudos!

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  17. Doe says:

    Great to see Erica and few of the cast of OLTL. Looking forward to their new beginnings! Wishing them all the best of luck. It’s very exciting…Yay!..

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  18. Doris Fuller says:

    Awesome, I wish I was there!!!!!! Love One Life To Live!!!!

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  19. Tania says:

    am so glad oltl and amc are back on and this such nice Video

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  20. CTwildheart says:

    And a bit later, the writers Thom and Susan also came out to speak with us…and after that Jerry Ver Dorn stopped and chatted with us on his way in to tape! :)

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    susan M. replied

    Again you are SO LUCKY! They seem like a good bunch of people & friendly!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Sweet! I’m more excited than ever!

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  21. Avidreader72 says:

    OLTL cast is truly a class act!

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    Tali replied

    Yes they are!

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  22. Emily says:

    The OLTL cast is a sight for sore eyes. So spirited and gracious to the fans. I’m very grateful and impressed and can’t wait to watch:)

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  23. marfawanger says:

    Erika looked very uncomfortable.

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  24. jim says:

    They should try to get Ellen Holly, if she would do it, make guest appearances as Destinys mother/grandmother on OLTL. I Know she played Carla but that was long ago, and it wouldnt be no different than Francescs James returning to AMC as a different character. It would be like a nod to the shows original beginnings.

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  25. OLTLover35 says:

    Does anyone know where I could download the mp3 of Kelley Missal (Dani) “Everything I ever learned”
    Omg I’d be so happy if someone could tell me

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  26. Liz says:

    This is why we love OLTL. The fans just have to be supportive and make ABC see the big mistake they made in taking this show off the air. I really believe this is going to be a hit. Will be watching everyday that it is on. If Michael Easton doesn’t return perhaps John McBain can be re-cast. Just a thought.

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