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|Nathaniel Marston Released|
|Tweet Topic Started: Nov 8 2007, 05:40 PM (516 Views)|
|Steve Frame||Nov 8 2007, 05:40 PM Post #1|
According to Soap Opera Digest Online:
Marston Officially Off OLTL
ONE LIFE TO LIVE has confirmed that Nathaniel Marston will not be returning to the ABC soap. The show issued the following statement this morning:
"Nathaniel Marston has been a valuable member of the cast of ONE LIFE TO LIVE bringing Michael McBain to life for legions of fans. He leaves the show with our sincere appreciation for his many contributions and our support as he addresses personal challenges. We wish him well."
When asked for further details — when the role will be recast, Marston's last airdate — a spokesperson for the show said this was the only comment that would be issued right now. Insiders say the role will be recast ASAP (with the writers on strike, a hasty rewrite to explain Michael's exit would be problematic).
Marston has not been back to work since his Oct. 20 run-in with the law.
Marston landed in Bellevue Hospital after allegedly attacking three people in midtown Manhattan on October 20 at 4:30 a.m. Published reports say Marston assaulted his victims with a metal crate, breaking one of their legs. The incident resulted in the hospitalization of Marston, Police Officer Sean Turner and at least one of the victims. It occurred at 45th Street and 10th Ave.
In October 23 editions of the New York Post, Marston said that "cops arrested the wrong guy." He added that he "was mistakenly taken into custody as the attacker."
Marston is to appear in criminal court of the City of New York February 4, 2008. The formal charges are as follows:
• 1 count Assault in the Second Degree
• 3 counts Assault in the Second Degree
• 3 counts Menacing in the Second Degree
• 3 counts Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree
• 1 count Resisting Arrest
This is not Marston's first run-in with the law. He was arrested in October 1999 on criminal mischief charges after punching an ATM machine. He was also temporarily recast for a few episodes last November for reasons never made public.
|King||Nov 8 2007, 07:00 PM Post #2|
I'm kind of shocked, but then again, not really.
|Mason||Nov 8 2007, 07:06 PM Post #3|
||Eh, I saw it coming.|
|into_the_skyline||Nov 8 2007, 07:21 PM Post #4|
||He had tons of chances since his days on ATWT and despite being well liked on both shows, he can't get it together. Hopefully this is a wake up call and he doesn't keep blaming it on others.|
|Deleted User||Nov 8 2007, 11:29 PM Post #5|
|This is for the best for Marston and for ONE LIFE and its cast. I think Stephen Martines (ex-Nikolas, GH) might be good in the role.|
|Lskreet||Nov 9 2007, 12:39 AM Post #6|
Ratings Queen & Scoopster
So did I. I think they made the right decision.
|adrianna||Nov 9 2007, 12:08 PM Post #7|
Its on NYPost too
They are recasting the role
|Q Steph||Nov 9 2007, 08:43 PM Post #8|
Put your hands up for Obama
Yeah. He needs professional help.
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