Sorry, Charlie. (No, Really, I Am.)
Disappointing but unsurprising casting news today at One Life to Live. Looks like Brian Kerwin (Charlie) is on his way out.
Unsurprising because you really do not give the Queen of Llanview a husband and then have him carry on sexually behind her back with one of her worst enemies and get away with it. Poor Charlie's been little more than a total sad sack ever since the death of his son Jared, and these latest shenanigans were sort of the writing on the wall. I'd say they had written themselves into a corner with the character, but really? Our leading men have all been much more pathetic and behaved much worse than Charlie has and we're somehow still being asked to swoon.
As of this writing, there is no news other than the announcement itself (I will come back and fill in more after we get a little more info!), so who knows if it was his choice or if he's been dropped from the show. If it's the latter, it's truly baffling as he's a respected and award-winning actor in television, film, and theatre, and has pretty consistently gotten himself Daytime Emmy nominations (or at least pre-noms) for this show even in years that barely feature Charlie in any substantive way. He's really always been quite a "get" for OLTL, regardless of how they've written and treated the character.
Are you as sad to see him go as I am? But is anyone truly surprised? And what will this mean for Viki's love life?