Poor Jessica is being seriously put through the ringer on One Life to Live, what with Mitch kidnapping her and giving her electroshock therapy (in a blizzard, no less). Given all this, we wanted to check in with actress Bree Williamson and get her thoughts on the story, Brody, the Emmys and more.
The stuff that is happening on air with Mitch right now is very intriguing -- in a fascinating, sick sort of way. How did you enjoy playing that story?
"It's funny. I love Roscoe [Borne, who plays Mitch Laurence] so much. I think he's such a great actor. He does so much interesting stuff that I love watching him as a fan, and I love working with him as an actor. The way he laughed at Stacy the other day [when she admitted her baby was not his grandchild] ... he does so much interesting stuff. It was equal parts super fun and also really creepy. The bite guard thing was a little creepy. I actually choked on that. When they did the scene of me choking, I was actually was."
Oh my god!
" ... So fun is the wrong word, but it was definitely interesting and a good story to play. "
You were pretty much inside for all the blizzard scenes, but I know the show went special-effects crazy for them. Have you seen any of it?
"We were inside for all that stuff, but the stuff that's coming up this week and the week after, it was pretty crazy special effects."
It's kind of unbelievable that they did it in that studio, knowing that space is sometimes an issue.
"Well, the director that they got, Larry Carpenter, is pretty fantastic with that kind of stuff. He usually does all of the remote shootings."
What we're going to discover, because of the electroshock therapy -- which almost gagged you, but nearly killed Jessica -- is that Jess will have a memory problem, and she's not going to remember Brody.
"It's so sad!"
Tell us what we can expect from that whole situation.
"So after getting [the] electric shock, [Jessica]'s lost her memory. She doesn't remember Brody, and after she's brought back to Llanview, [to] the hospital, they find out her memory loss is way deeper than what they had originally expected [Editor's hint: Look for Jessica to remember her past, but only up to a certain point. '90s flashback, anyone?]. That's what leads into the next big story, which is so much fun for me to play."
And you're going to get to work with David Fumero [Cristian] in that story.
"He's wonderful. I love working with him. He's such a nice guy."