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0 June 30th, 2009 UPDATE: ABC confirms firing of Patricia Mauceri over gay storyline and hiring Saundra Santiago as replacement!

santiagoFiring.jpgABC confirmed yesterday that Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens report of breaking news from the set of One Life to Live is true.  Patricia Mauceri (Carlotta) was fired from her recurring role of Carlotta Vega on One Life to Live due to the star’s protests about Carlotta’s small role in the upcoming gay storyline between Kyle (Brett Claywell) and Fish (Scott Evans).  According to sources ” Carlotta was supposed to have a small role in the upcoming “Kish” storyline. She objected to Carlotta’s positive attitude about homosexuality, saying it conflicted with her personal beliefs.”

One Life to Live had set to portray Carlotta as a gay friendly Latina mother. The actress vehemently protested that story decision, resulting in her dismissal.

Everyone’s favorite ‘go-to’ Latina actress, Saundra Santiago who last played a part in “OLTL’s” Santi storyline is the emergency recast as of taping on Friday, June 26th.   No word on the length of Santiago’s stay, but it may or may not bode well for the future of Carlotta Vega on the Llanview canvas.  Stay tuned for more developments.

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