Everyone is thrilled that One Life to Live veteran Robert S. Woods has signed on with Prospect Park to continue his role as fan favorite, Bo Buchanan! And with the recent news that his on-screen wife, Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan) will also be back, One Lifers were jumping for joy that soon they would see their favorite Llanview couple again. In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Woods talks about coming out of “acting” retirement, getting the chance to work with Jennifer Pepperman again (who is the new executive producer of One Life to Live) and how happy he is that Prospect Park was able to get and secure the main core characters and actors of One Life to return including: Robin Strasser (Dorian), Jerry verDorn (Clint) and Erika Slezak (Viki).
Woods related the importance of having the core cast for the reboot: “You need that to start, otherwise you don’t have a show that’s called One Life to Live and you turn it on and go, “I don’t know anybody!” But if you have Erika sitting there at her desk and Robin waltzing in, then you can go,”Oh, okay! This is it. Sparks are gonna fly.” (Laughs) Now it’s just a matter of nailing everything down.”
So what do you think about Bob Woods statement? Wouldn’t you agree that for these reboots it’s vitally important for fans to recognize the characters and be invested from the beginning after losing their beloved favorites when ABC canceled OLTL and AMC? Let us know your thoughts, and make sure to get the latest issue of SOD for more with Woodsy!