Daytime's 10 Most Insane Recasts!
No. 2: Kassie DePaiva for Mia Korf as Blair on One Life to Live
We've seen a lot of ridiculous recasts in our time. Blondes being recast with brunettes, Hairy guys being switched with smooth ones, short soapers replaced with tall ones, but we can only recall one time when a character's ethnicity was changed via recast! From 1991-93 Amerasian actress Mia Korf played the role of Dorian Lord's scheming niece Blair Cramer. Blair, the daughter of Dorian's sister, had been conceived via rape, supposedly by a man of Asian descent. When blonde-haired, Southern-twanged Kassie DePaiva (then Wesley) took over the role in 1993, OLTL hoped fans wouldn't pay much attention to Blair's new look, or her accent for that matter. DePaiva proved so popular as the hell-on-wheels schemer it soon didn't matter where Blair's parents originated from. Llanview lovers were just glad Blair was back in town and DePaiva was playing her! Results: Successful.