Carlotta Vega, Mother of Cristian Vega and Antonio Vega, played by Patricia Mauceri on One Life To Live has been recasted. The reason that’s being released is that Patricia apparently spoke out about her character Carlotta’s reaction to the upcoming gay storyline. Carlotta has a small participation in the storyline and she is supposedly supportive of the gay people. 2 rumors are coming out. though.
First rumor is that Patricia feels Carlotta’s acceptance is compromising her own personal beliefs.
Second rumor is that Patricia felt that her character wouldn’t have reacted that way so easily. Understandably since she has played the character for 14 years. I think she knows how Carlotta’s mind works. Long time viewers should know that Carlotta Vega is probably the only conservative character in Llanview.
Because of this issue, Carlotta has been recasted. Saundra Santiago who actually played Isobello Santi in 2004 is returning to Llanview as another character, as Carlotta Vega.
There’s also another rumor that the show sort of forced Patricia to leave the show by imposing the gay storyline on her. Patricia has apparently been unhappy with how her story has been written out in the last couple of years. To add insult, the Vega’s diner burned down and became “Bon Jour Cafe”. Rumor has it that including Carlotta in the gay storyline is the story that will finally push Patricia’s button which allegedly is what the show wanted. OI VEY!
(Source : SoapCentral)