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Above: On the cover of the June 26, 2007 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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Thorsten Kaye: What Really Happened With OLTL

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Soap Opera Weekly

Published September 6, 2011

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.'"

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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."