Thursday, November 15, 2007

OLTL Actor Let Go

As expected, Nathaniel Marston (left, with Trevor St. John as Todd), Michael McBain of One Life to Live, has been let go. The firing following the bizarre incident of last month where he went on what seemed like "a drugged-out rampage" according to witnesses, injuring innocent bystanders in NYC.

"Nathaniel Marston has been a valuable member of the cast of One Life to Live bringing Michael McBain to life for legions of fans," a OLTL spokesperson said in a statement. "He leaves the show with our sincere appreciation for his many contributions and our support as he addresses personal challenges. We wish him well."

After the news went public, Nathaniel had this to say on his personal Web site:

Now that ABC has officially commented, I can confirm that I have been let go from One Life To Live. I don't think of this as an ending, but rather the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Your support and encouragement have meant the world to me and have buoyed my spirits in a trying time. I know that my absence from the show will be a disappointment to many of you. All I can say is let the decision-makers at ABC know how you feel. I would also like to thank those of my co-workers at One Life To Live who took the time to get in touch with me to offer your friendship and prayers. You know who you are and let me just say that you are amazing people and I will never forget your compassion.

As you know, I did not start my career in soap operas, but in commercials, film and primetime television. I will continue to pursue these avenues, as well as any other opportunities that come my way. The best part of being on One Life To Live was that it gave me the chance to meet so many wonderful fans. Your energy and enthusiasm are truly awesome, and I hope you'll come along for the ride as I embark on the next phase of my career.