Pamela Payton-Wright Dishes on Changes to One Life to Live Character

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Addie Cramer has spent the past 15 years at St. Ann's. That made is a huge shock for fans see her on Christmas Eve, seemingly normal and up-to-date with the latest fashion trends.

Actress Pamela Payton-Wright, who originated the One Life to Live character in the 1991, said she's still getting used to the sudden turn-around, as she's come back to the series on a recurring basis.

"I would say I've learned more in the past six weeks than I did in 15 years because it was like barnstorming, there was so much done,” Payton-Wright told Soap Opera Digest. “I'd say nine cases out of 10, I have my back to the camera — I don't know where the camera is. I don't understand it! Where is the audience?”

But don't take this for complaining from the star. The comeback has given her the opportunity to take on a more challenging, enjoyable task.

"I just love it,” she exclaimed. "It's just been a wonderful thing from the time I came. But this is really challenging and I love a challenge."

One of the perks of portraying a dramatically different Addie on One Life to Live is the broader wardrobe selection.

"Every day there's a new outfit that's outrageous,” Payton-Wright said. “She's got a list of more than 400 things that she wants to do and they're all sort of challenging, and she dresses the part. I'm a little bit like that myself."

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One Life To Live Quotes

Antonio: What would you call that, Jessica?
Jessica: Doing what I have to do. Mitch has hurt my family in every way possible and I want to make sure that not only does he pay, that he never hurts my family again.
Antonio: Oh yeah? Well, not tonight you're not.

Natalie: Everything's going to be fine, guys. Just - just do what he says.
Flash: How can you be so calm?
Natalie: I don't know if I am calm, okay? I just - I've been through worse.
Flash: Yeah? Like what?
Natalie: Oh, like being strapped to a table and your grandfather ready to cut your heart out.
Flash: Oh. Yeah, you got me beat, then. Never mind