Max and Blair were a super couple for a long time on television's One Life to Live. The chemistry was real, too, as the onscreen couple became a couple offscreen, too.
I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Kassie DePaiva last year. She was such a sweetheart, going above and beyond to make sure I got the interview.
This year, when I saw James DePaiva was going to be at REWind Con, I made him one of my main targets for an interview. I am happy to report that he was just as nice as Kassie (although I won't call him a sweetheart).
It is one thing for a celebrity to be nice "on the job" at events like these, but both Kassie and James were awesome "offduty" there, too. I ran into James early Sunday morning and he came up to me to talk about OLTL, the convention, Kassie and more. It was surreal and cool. James is really a nice guy.
Having watched both for years on OLTL, it was odd actually talking to them. Moments like those are hard to explain. For a few brief moments, I am not just a fan, but an actual reporter covering and interacting with two longtime favorite actors. Having them both be so friendly really makes it a wonderful experience.
You can watch the interviews at On The Beat With Kassie DePaiva and On The Beat With James DePaiva. I thank them both for their time and for years of entertainment.
James DePaiva and me in Bloomingdale, IL-November 2016.