John Brotherton: A One Life to Live Newbie

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John Brotherton is relatively new to One Life to Live. He recently spoke with Soap Opera Digest about his experience working on the show so far...

Who were the first people you worked with?
Brotherton: The first day I worked was the poker game, so Forbes March was essentially the first guy that I sat down and b.s.'d with, which was great because he sort of showed me all the tricks of the trade, gave me the tour and the whole nine, so he was super cool and we hit it right off.

Then I worked with Melissa Archer, who is about the sweetest person on the planet. When you're the new kid, you don't know if you're going to run into egos, but ... none of that [here]! It was very cool. I work with some very cool people.

So how's it going, aside from everyone being so friendly?
Brotherton: It is an absolute blast. I love going to work. I feel lucky because I'm paying my bills and doing what I love to do. It doesn't get any better than that. I'm having fun.

What were you told about the character going in?
Brotherton: I'll never forget the audition because my agent told me to think Sawyer from Lost. So I had to grow my scruff out because usually I didn't have scruff, and now I have scruff 24/7. And they wanted sexy and charming, but also edgy. I was like, "Cool!" Most of the parts I go out on I'm, like, Mr. All-American. Shave me and I look like a little boy from next door.

So this was fun because there was some meat there. Having a juicy character is what we crave as actors. I'm not just playing myself.

Fans are already writing in about your chemistry with Melissa Archer. How is working with Melissa?

Brotherton: She is the best! She's talented and she cares. She cares about her work and the people she works with. She's a joy to work with. I feel lucky to be surrounded by so many good people.

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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