DAYS' Crystal Chappell and OLTL's Jessica Leccia Weigh in on Kish's Exit
In an interview with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco Days of our Live’s Crystal Chappell and One Life to Live’s Jessica Leccia talk Otalia, the upcoming second season of Venice, Leccia joining One Life to Live and share their reaction to OLTL getting rid of Kish.
TVG: Were you upset when One Life wrote out fledgling gay super-couple, Kish, off the canvas due to what ABC claims was an unfavorable reaction?
CC: Oh, of course. There isn’t a lot of LGBT representation out there now. It had a huge impact. I don’t know the reasons for their decision. I would imagine everyone is disappointed.
JL: I think the problem is after the set-up, the follow-up with gay characters is always difficult. Once you go there, creating a real story for gay characters, well, it’s hard [to fulfill the happily-ever-after]. I know that’s what happened with our story on GL. In order to make a gay couple real, you have to go all the way. And some viewers are uncomfortable with that prospect.