One Life to Live
INTERVIEW: John-Paul Lavoisier on Beacon Hill, Spending Time With Tuc Watkins' Twins and Missing OLTLBy Melodie on February 18, 2014
One Life to Live's resident bad boy is back! John-Paul Lavoisier (ex-Rex Balsom) is making a return to soapdom in the highly-anticipated web sudser Beacon Hill. I caught up with the sexy actor, who revealed what he's been up to since saying goodbye to Llanview. He also provided insight into his new character, political heir Eric Preston.
Daytime Confidential: We haven’t seen you around in a while. What have you been up to since One Life to Live ended it’s run on ABC?
John-Paul Lavoisier: Since OLTL, I've been busy with babies! Really. My friend Tuc [Watkins] had twins last year, a boy and a girl, and I spend almost everyday with them. They're great. Tuc and I also do a really great 100 minute workout at Runyon Canyon called "The Full Dolores" three times a week. We have T-shirts. You get one once you complete "her." READ MORE
This is getting a bit ridiculous. Prospect Park has issued yet another press release regarding a change in scheduling/roll out for new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live. Since, even with two journalism degrees and a right amount of horse sense, I still have trouble paraphrasing these logic-defying releases, I'm just gonna post the latest one verbatim:
Mondays are now soap days, with more choices, and more flexibility. Beginning next Monday, July 1, 2013, TOLN (The OnLine Network) will release ALL of the week’s highly-rated “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” episodes on Mondays via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. The new schedule means that TOLN will run all episodes on Mondays, and not stagger runs of “All My Children” on Mondays/Wednesdays, “One Life to Live” on Tuesdays/Thursdays and “MORE AMC/OLTL” on Fridays. Now viewers will be able to choose to watch one episode each day or binge view some or all of that week’s shows at once starting each Monday. Together with the MORE shows, viewers can play or save up to six TOLN programs per week—all available on Mondays – providing even more flexibility to watch anytime, and anywhere. READ MORE
The first of Agnes Nixon's sudsers to ever hit the airwaves resumed production this week. To say the cast and crew of One Life to Live are excited about the reboot, would be on par with saying Viki Lord had a slight touch of mental problems over the years.
In the March 25 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Erika Slezak praised the soap's new brass. Said Llanview's grande dame:
"I have ultimate faith in [Co-Head Writer] Susan Horgan," Slezak stated. "Jen Pepperman, who started with the show many, many years ago, is, I think, a brilliant choice for executive producer because she knows the show, she knows the medium so well, and she's a smart cookie. I think we're in great shape, I really do."
CORRECTION: While Carole Shure is in fact working for Prospect Park on their All My Children reboot, she hasn't been named a senior producer. Reportedly, she is serving in a consulting capacity.
Executive producer Ginger Smith now has a second-in-command at Prospect Park's planned continuation of All My Children. According to sources, veteran daytime television producer Carole Shure has been tapped as a senior producer on the project. Shure's credits include stints at As The World Turns, Another World and All My Children.