'One Life to Live' Faves Move to 'General Hospital'
Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson find new homes
With only three more episodes of "One Life to Live" set to air on ABC, former exec producer Frank Valentini has come in to save the future of four Llanview players. Kassie DePaiva, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson will bring their “One Life to Live” characters to Valentini's new show, “General Hospital."
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“We have a very exciting story planned for the citizens of Port Charles, with Sonny Corinthos at the center of it,” said Valentini. "I am confident viewers and fans alike will be excited for the arrival of John (Easton), Starr (Alderson), Blair (DePaiva) and Todd (Howarth). Incorporating characters from ‘One Life to Live’ continue the legacy of the show as we weave them into ‘General Hospital.’”
The quartet clocks into their new Los Angeles digs in late January 2012.
UPDATE: The Actors Speak Out
Now that the news has broken, the incoming actors can talk, and Alderson and DePaiva are clearly excited.
"Yay! Everyone can know now! Pinch me. Starr Manning is moving to Port Charles! So excited to work with the cast of #GeneralHospital," tweeted Alderson.
"Wow... I can't believe it is official," DePaiva posted on Facebook. "Just when I thought Blair had to hang her hat up for good she is pulling out a suitcase and heading west. I'm thrilled to be joining Roger, Kristen, and Michael in Port Charles were all the big boys and girls play. They have an awesome cast and I can't wait to work with them. Someone needs to warn Carly about the windows!!! LOL... I'm so happy a little piece of the fabulous OLTL will live on at GH. Thank you Ron and Frank!!!! I'm ready to Rock and Roll!!!!"
"General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC. The "One Life to Live" finale airs Friday.
"So will Michael Eastman be a vampire?"
Lord, have mercy! I hope not.
Twilight: 2 hours of my life that I will never get back.
I haven't watched GH since "Laura" was brought out of her coma. Story line was LAME-O; I'm convinced that it was only done for Sweeps week.
Luke & Laura were the whole reason I started watching in the first.
Roger Howarth is the reason I started watching OLTL Then he left & they (the writers) did the whole "new Todd", lame-o story-and OLTL lost me. They (the writers) get me back by bringing back "our" Todd & ABC goes and cancels it. *Gasp! *Horror!
Hey! At least now I have a reason to tune into GH again. Love you, Roger!
And to the poster here who has had enough of "Sam": I agree. She (the character) is scurvie & has to go!!!
(I have no problem with the actress; Just the character.)
I love the fact that John, Blair, Todd, and Starr will be moving to Port Charles; but, I want NATALIE AND LIAM to go with John (married). My fav is John and I sure do want him to smile more and be happy. Please make room for Natalie and Liam!