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Above: On the cover of the June 26, 2007 issue of Soap Opera Digest.
Earlier this year, rumors abounded that OLTL was making a bid for Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) to reprise the popular role of OLTL's Paqtrick Thornhart, purportedly to help usher his real-life love, Susan Haskell (ex-Marty), off the canvas.
"They did call," Kaye confirms. "I'm not what you would call a team favorite with ABC. They wanted me to come in for two days, but it wasn't to take Marty home, because that whole story was f----- up anyway, it didn't make sense. They wanted me to bring the real Todd [home] and I'm like, "I don't get it, I don't understand. You want me to come back so that you [can] ask your audience to say that this new actor that you thought for the last eight years, Trevor [St. John], is your Todd, everyone knows him as Todd, and now you go, "No, idiot, that wasn't really Todd," [and] Roger [Howarth] comes into it? That doesn't make sense to me. That works on the radio, you can't do that on TV, I don't buy that. If you need someone to guide him in, I'm not your man.'"
On the subject of whether Haskell might return as Marty before OLTL completes its ABC production in November, Kaye was mum -- sort of. "I can't speak for my wife," he demurred. "Well, I can, but I shouldn't [laughs]. [Leaving] wasn't her choice. It just didn't make any sense. To get rid of Susan in the way that they did, it made no sense. Do whatever you want, but I don't think it was fair and it was completely unecessary... I think all actors, you get to a certain point, you want to be part of something and you want to make sure that you being there makes a difference, that you contribute something and when they can say, 'We're just going to take you out of this equation, we'll be better off without you,' that's a tough one. [AMC] didn't end the first time the way I wanted it; I know it's not the way Susan wanted [her OLTL exit to go down] and again, I shouldn't speak for her, but there could have been a better way to handle it."