'The View' Salutes 'One Life To Live' (VIDEO)
On the day that "One Life To Live" broadcast its final episode, "The View" (weekdays on ABC) paid tribute to the beloved soap. Past and present cast members from the show joined Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd for a look back at the soap's 44 seasons. And one of the central themes of the discussion was how a series that focused on the many tangled relationships of the Lord family actually produced quite a few real-life marriages.
Kassie DePaiva, who played Blair Manning, was the first on stage, with her husband James DePaiva, who played Max Holden. The two talked about how their on-screen romance turned into a real-life marriage. "We had met at a bar and she thought I was a jerk," James remembered. "We had these wonderful scenes where we threatened each other's life or have these wonderful torrid love scenes ... the problem came when we started having love scenes with other people," he joked. Blair was involved in many more of those scenes than Max was. "Listen, I am an aging slut," Kassie quipped about her character Blair. "Blair is every woman's dream," she said, and, James chimed in, "And every man's nightmare."
Later, Erika Slezak brought up how Judith Light also met her husband, Robert Desiderio, while filming the show. "The chemistry was instant," Light recalled. At that point, Joy Behar had to crack a joke: "Are these shows of yours like dating services?" Light wouldn't go that far, but commented on the all-in-the-family nature of the show. "You are our family and we are your family, and it is so for us too."
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