One Life to Live’s Scott Evans (Fish) has broken his silence with an item to the Boston Herald his hometown paper. In the piece the reporter begins by saying Scott was, “blindsided by tweets that he was being dropped from ABC’s “One Life to Live” Evans replied: “With the amount of time and dedication and the effort I put forward with this story line, have the decency to call me.”
As many are aware, GLAAD handed their media award to One Life to Live for Outstanding Daily Drama Series earlier this month, and both Evans and on-screen acting partner, Brett Claywell (Kyle) have earned pre-Emmy nominations for their work. “We spent the whole red carpet talking about the cancellation of the story line instead of celebrating. We won, but ultimately, we lost,” Evans said.
The piece goes on to say, ‘ABC has flip-flopped on the rationale for the sudden firings. Evans said the actors were told the story did not play well with focus groups. Internet rumors hinted the duo were let go for behaving unprofessionally on-set, an accusation Evans denies’.
“It doesn’t make me mad, it makes me sad. ABC’s decision to drop the characters is a step back for daytime. We did have the first gay love scene on daytime, ever. I think we did break ground. It was a really well-built story,” he said.