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Kaye's Real-Life Love Joins PC

Soap Opera Digest


Susan Haskell (ex-Marty, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), the live-in love of PORT CHARLES’S Thorsten Kaye (Ian; ex-Patrick, OLTL, both r.), will appear on PC beginning April 18. ABC is keeping mum about what character Haskell will play or the length of her stay, but will say the actress is appearing “in a series of special episodes” and will provide “revelations about Kaye’s character.”

The most logical possibility is that Haskell would reprise her OLTL persona, Marty Saybrooke, a role she played from 1992-97 and for which she won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 1994. “I miss Marty,” Haskell said last year. “She’s still my favorite character.” But rumors abound that Haskell will only appear in flashbacks with Ian (Patrick’s brother), possibly as his dead sister (huh?), a move that may surprise OLTL fans expecting to see Haskell and Kaye romance each other again. (He played Marty’s love interest from 1995-97.)

PC has a habit of hiring off-screen lovebirds: Real-life spouses Lynn Herring (Lucy) and Wayne Northrop (ex-Rex; ex-Roman, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) appeared together in 1997-98; Jill Murray North, wife of original cast member Nolan North (Chris), guest-starred last August as Melanie.

So, how will PC reunite Kaye and Haskell? “Anything’s possible,” smiles Kaye.