The parade of ONE LIFE TO LIVE veterans who will be returning to Llanview before the soap signs off of ABC in January has begun: a spokesperson for the show confirms that fan favorites John Loprieno and Andrea Evans will be bringing one-time supercouple Cord and Tina back to town in September. The actors were last seen on-screen in 2008 when OLTL celebrated its 40th anniversary.
"Working with John is and always has been a pleasure," says Evans in a statement. "Our characters of Tina and Cord have always had an easy chemistry, and I am delighted that we will be able to bring them both to Llanview once again!" Adds Loprieno, "Working with Andrea was one of the high points of my acting career. Her work ethic, wonderful talent and incredible sense of humor were always appreciated on the set and in rehearsal. When I think of all the times I had fun on the set or interacting with people backstage, Andrea figures prominently in those memories."
But what does the OLTL return mean for Evans' status on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, where she's been recurring as Amber's white-trash mother, Tawny? Turns out, she's just taking a brief hiatus from the CBS sudser. "We're thrilled for Andrea and her fans that she gets to return to OLTL before they go off the air to reprise a role that started her illustrious career in daytime television," says a rep for B&B. "We're also happy to report that Andrea remains a part of the B&B family portraying the character of Tawny Moore."