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Soap actress whose “personal beliefs” made her uneasy with “One Life to Live” gay plot replaced

First Chris Engen was replaced on Young and the Restless because he reportedly did not want to have his character share a same-sex kiss with the character of Rafe in a plot that is playing out this week.

No one was asking actress Patricia Mauceri (pictured left) to kiss another woman on One Life to Live but she was been reportedly replaced in the role of  Carlotta Vega because the character was going to have a positive attitude about homosexuality which apparently conflicts with her personal beliefs.

Gee, I thought that’s why they call it acting Patricia. She was to be a small part of the storyline between Kyle (Brett Claywell) and Fish (Scott Evans). Carlotta has been recast with actress Saundra Santiago stepping into the role.

I’m glad she’s gone.

FILE UNDER: Controversy, Daytime TV


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2 Remarks

  1. June 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Steve Callahan says:

    Sad. I always thought that she was a really good actress. Now I’ll just remember her as a bigot.

  2. September 4th, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    PreviousViewer says:

    Her job was to act, not to write. If she couldn’t perform her job, it is understandable that they found someone else who could. Actors don’t need to (and probably rarely do) believe what the characters they portray believe. One doesn’t need to complete medical school to play a doctor on TV, one doesn’t need to be straight to play a heterosexual love scene, one doesn’t need to commit murder to play a psycho killer (Qu’est-ce que c’est), etc.

    Perhaps the character is so devoutly Catholic that she wouldn’t necessarily be wild about homosexuality; maybe the character is also so loving as a mother that she wouldn’t alienate her child if she thought he was gay. That’s for the writers to decide.

    If an actor feels they can not bring to life a character with whom they do not agree, then there’s nothing wrong with opting out of the role. Opting out of a role due to personal qualms regarding the differences between oneself and the fictional precludes one from the right to complain.

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