Never Trev

In my three years as a Digest editor covering ONE LIFE TO LIVE, I have never had the pleasure of interviewing Trevor St. John (Todd). But whenever I ask newcomers who they’d most like to work with, the answer is a resounding St. John. From his knack for improv to his comedic timing, he is often praised by co-stars new and old. Here, Trev, is what they’re staying about you.“Trevor makes me laugh all the time and I can’t hold it in. Once I got in trouble because we had to tape the scene like the four times, because Trevor kept doing this one thing that made me laugh so hard. He had to turn me around really fast and go, ‘What’d you do?!’ and every time I just could not hold it together and then Frank [Valentini, executive producer] finally came on the speaker and was like, ‘Kristen, stop laughing!’ and then afterward he said, ‘I’m sorry, I just thought that would scare you and not make you laugh,’ and it worked! Bree [Williamson, Jessica] laughs a lot with Trevor, too.”

Kristen Alderson (Starr), September 2008

“He’s a lot of fun to play with. He doesn’t try to repeat something if it’s been successful in the past; every time is the first time. How is working with him different from working with Roger [Howarth, ex-Todd]? There’s something more boyish about Trevor. There’s something a little younger, maybe a little more goofy. I mean, Roger was playful, but in a different way. I think the thing about Todd that sort of infects whatever actor plays him is this holding back of himself, which is very attractive to Téa.”

Florencia Lozano (Téa), November 2008″I think Trevor St. John should get an Emmy nomination, but he unfortunately took himself out of the running. I enjoy his work; I think he’s very organic and spontaneous and very consistent.”

Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio), March 2008″Trevor and I have not shared any scenes together. We were talking about that yesterday. We shot our first scene and we didn’t even have lines together, but we sat next to each other at the funeral we were shooting and I turned to him in the middle of the scene and I said, ‘I’m Jared,’ and he said, ‘I’m Todd.’ It’s not going to be on camera — the cameras weren’t on us —but we’ve become friends and we realized we’ve never worked together, and I think Jared and Todd should definitely butt heads. I know he always makes interesting choices and I think the world of him as an actor.”

John Brotherton (Jared), June 2008I think he’s a brilliant actor. He makes the most interesting choices and he’s actually one of the actors I’ve been studying since I’ve been there. He has a carefree mentality while he acts but he’s doing the work. It’s obvious he knows what he’s doing.”

Brandon Buddy (Cole), August 2007
“I think they have an idea of what they want to do with my character, but they’re testing chemistry with other actors. I had some good scenes with Trevor a couple weeks ago. It wasn’t even written — it’s just what you bring to the table — and we just changed the blocking a little bit. When it airs, you might know what I’m talking about, but I don’t think they’ll go down that direction, although I wouldn’t mind working with him [laughs].”

Farah Fath (Gigi), November 2007

“I was testing with Trevor St. John and at one point in the script, I touched him, and for somebody [Marty] who hates him that much to break the physical boundary, he was kind of shocked that he lost where he was in the scene and I was like, ‘Oh, yeah.’ I think he’s so beautiful and awesome on the show and I was intimidated. So Trevor was in the rehearsal hall downstairs waiting to go in to blocking, and I was like, ‘Hi, my name’s BethAnn,’ and he was like, ‘Trevor.’ And I was like, ‘Will you run these lines with me?’ I knew them inside and out but it was him, and I got through a line and started laughing and acting like a total dork. And because I did that, when I got up to the floor, I felt more like equals and I got over it.”

BethAnn Bonner (ex-Talia), September 2007, on meeting St. John during her screen test for Marty “I was shocked that Trevor St. John wasn’t nominated [for a Daytime Emmy]. Absolutely floored that he wasn’t nominated! I just think that he is the show, so that’s very odd … it almost ruined my nomination.”

Dan Gauthier (ex-Kevin), May 2007

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