July 9, 2008By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: Jul 9, 2008
I think both soap fans and journalists would agree that talking to ONE LIFE TO LIVE's John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) and Robert S. Woods (Bo) in one day is a very good day. I interviewed them yesterday for an upcoming news story on the time-travel storyline that'll be a major summer story arc, and it's always fun to talk to these guys because they have great "asides." Woods laughed about pyrotechnics debacles and Lavoisier's reluctance to wear a wet suit during taping of the cold, rainy scenes that propel Bo and Rex into the past. Every time we seemed to be getting back to the actual story, there would be some kind of amusing interruption. The housekeeper's friend buzzed over the intercom to announce that she was there for a coffee break, his son, Tanner, asked a question and Woods joked, "Don't you see what I'm holding in my hand here?", and then his cell phone rang, playing "Honky Tonk Woman" to herald wife Loyita's call. "Says a lot about me, I guess," he laughed about his choice of ring tone. Meanwhile, Lavoisier called on his lunch break during a 16-hour day and was clearly hungry, because he carried on about the food provided by craft services while on their location shoot, "They had these great Hebrew National hot dogs at 4 a.m.!". Before hanging up, he then told me, "Remember ... when you're laying your head on the pillow at 11 p.m. tonight, I'll still be here." Despite the long days, it sounds like both actors are having a blast with the story. It certainly sounds like one for the history books!