MICHAEL: Tea Delgado has always been one of my favorite characters on One Life to Live. She always has so much gut-wrenching stuff going on, and she can be powerful, and a spitfire to boot! Will we see that again on the new One Life? Will Tea be similar to how she was previously?
FLORENCIA: Oh hell, yes! And, Kelley is fantastic. It’s true! I would say that Kelley, even if you were not chatting with us in this interview. Kelley is getting to do some really fun stuff, and so now it’s really fun to play the mother/daughter material. Tea is of the mindset: “She is getting older … she is challenging. I love her, and she is driving me crazy. There are moments where I want to kill her and she wants to kill me.” There is that grey area, and the complexity of a mother and daughter relationship. That whole dimension of playing Tea is really exciting.
MICHAEL: Sweet Dani, now I am every concerned! (Laughs) When One Life starts out she has a drug problem, and we see a sexier version of the character. Kelley, you must have been thrilled to have this freedom as an actress?
KELLEY: It’s juicy stuff we are diving into when we check up on Dani. She is older. She is 21 when we catch up with her, and so you can see where that can go. There is Shelter, the new club in Llanview that is focal point. This has been so much fun playing all of these things that I never had the opportunity to do at the old One Life to Live. It’s challenging and really hard, but that’s what I like about it!