Top 10 Babies Who Didn't Know Where They Were in 2010
No. 10: Jessica Leccia, One Life to Live
Memo to soap execs: Just because an actor is wildly popular on one soap doesn't mean they will work on another. We're sure One Life to Live was hoping Jessica Leccia would bring some of the old Otalia magic from Guiding Light along with her as she created the part of Inez Salinger. Unfortunately, all Leccia managed to bring with her were those deer-in-headlight stares and monotone deliveries that drove us crazy prior to her pairing with Crystal Chappell on GL. DC's Luke Kerr has often said Chappell did all of the heavy lifting when paired opposite Leccia on GL. After seeing Leccia painfully walk around Llanview trying to figure out where she was in 2010, the rest of us are finally inclined to agree with him.
No. 9: Texas Battle, The Bold and the Beautiful
It's really a shame Texas Battle even has to be on this list. It isn't like he got a lot of airtime in 2010. What little time he did appear in story on The Bold and the Beautiful as Marcus, he managed to make a complete ass of himself and the character. When Battle wasn't grinning like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland and/or yelling out at Forrester fashion shows like he'd lost his doggone mind, "That's my cousin!", he was standing around looking constipated. With only a precious few contract roles for actors of color in daytime, we hate to see what could be a plum spot on the increasingly-diverse B&B continue to be wasted. As DC's Jillian Bowe recently pointed out, B&B's sister soap The Young and the Restless isn't doing anything with Bryton James (Devon). Wishful Casting, anyone?