One Life to Live Alum Jessica Morris Dishes on Her New Film 'Poolboy Nightmare,' Soaps, and More! (EXCLUSIVE)

OLTL alum Jessica Morris talks with us about her new Lifetime film, soaps, and much more! Check it out here ---->>>




Photo Credit: Bjoern Kommerell

Soap Opera News got the chance to chat with soap alum Jessica Morris about her exciting new projects, soaps, and more! Check it out below:

Morris, who portrayed Jennifer Rappaport on One Life to Live, has kept busy since exiting the soap in 2005. This year is especially thrilling with several notable projects on the board including Lifetime’s Poolboy Nightmare, which will debut this week on Labor Day. The project follows Gale, who has a brief affair with her pool cleaner when she moves to a new home after a divorce. Things take a turn for the twisted when she realizes the relationship was a mistake, leading her lover to engage in a spiteful game of revenge.



Photo: Courtesy of Lifetime

“It was really fun,” the actress shared with us. “I’d worked with some of the cast and crew before. The director I had worked with on a horror film, Art of the Dead. He’s great. He was really pushing me a lot to get out of my comfort zone in certain ways because he was shooting this film different from some of the other Lifetime ones I’ve done. He wanted action going on all the time, which is a little more challenging when you have the emotions going on at the same time. He pushed me in that way and I appreciated it. I hope that it’ll end up making for a better movie because of it.” 

We were curious talking with someone who has experience with the craziness of Lifetime films and soap operas, which one has the most chaotic stories? “Both are pretty wild but I would say soap operas because those just get really twisted. As crazy as those stories would get, there were times when I would get letters from fans saying they could relate to what was going on because it was the exact same thing that was going on in their lives. So, I think as nutty as the storylines are there are people that go through these kinds of things.”

Speaking of soaps, Jessica recently got the opportunity to reunite virtually with some of her OLTL castmates thanks to Alan Locher’s series of reunions on YouTube. “Oh, my gosh! That was so fun,” Morris expressed. “I’ve worked with Jason [Shane Scott] many times since he played my brother on One Life to Live. So, I’ve seen him often, but I hadn’t seen Catherine [Hickland] in years. It was just so refreshing and so wonderful to see her. She’s always such a bright light. We had a lot of laughs just reminiscing about when we were younger and all the silly storylines we used to do together.”

Morris looks back fondly on her tenure in daytime and credits the time for helping be a training ground that would carry her throughout her career. “I have gotten really good at memorizing lines and I attribute that from working on a soap. I was at a callback before the lockdown and they came out and gave me this additional scene saying I could do a cold reading in ten minutes. Because of those skills that I have five minutes later, I was ready to go in completely off-book, and I think I booked the role because they were so impressed that I had it completely memorized in a couple of minutes,” she laughed. “That’s really the training from the soaps that help so much.”


Getting the opportunity to reunite with her castmates and having such a love for her soap career, we wondered if Jessica would ever make a comeback to the genre. “You know, I’m always open to anything as long as I love the character. I’m not saying I want to do soaps, television, or films. I want to do any acting job that I can as long as I find the character to have something interesting that I want to play.” 

Whether or not a soap return is in her future we are excited to see what this incredible actress does next! In the meantime, we can all watch her in the film The Wrong Fiance and as a recurring character in Netflix’s upcoming series The Upshaws, which will debut sometime this year. “When I heard that Wanda Sykes was one of the people involved in the show I was so pumped. Most of my scenes were with Kim Fields. She’s been around since she was a little girl and she was just such a pro. I’m not used to doing a sitcom type of comedy. So, it was different for me but it was great to just stretch that part of myself and be silly. I can’t wait to see it.” Neither can we!

Thank you, Jessica, for the lovely chat! Be sure not to miss Poolboy Nightmare when it airs September 7 at 8 PM on Lifetime.

COMMENTS

Name

'How to Make Love to a Black Woman',1,“Christmas Cookie Matchup,1,31 Nights of Halloween,1,A Black Lady Sketch Show,1,A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special,1,Aaron O'Connell,2,ABC,11,ABC Entertainment,2,After Forever,1,Alexander Kiriakis,1,Alison Sweeney,1,All My Children,506,All Rise,1,Amazon,6,Amazon Prime,2,Ambitions,26,AMC,1,American Horror Story,3,American Idol,1,Anacostia,3,Andi Mack,2,Anniversaries,509,Anniversary,2,Another Period,2,Another World,46,As the World Turns,203,Asunder,6,Audio Drama,1,Auditions,14,Awards,12,Away,1,B&B,2,Babies,141,Back of the Net,1,Bad Hair,1,Baking,1,Ballers,2,Beacon Hill,7,Best Dressed Star of the Week,95,BET,11,Beth Maitland,2,Better Things,1,Betty White,2,Beverly Hills 90210,1,Big Brother,26,Birthdays,702,Black Lightning,3,Blake Berris,1,Bless The Harts,1,Blue Bloods,4,Bob's Burgers,1,Bones,1,Book Review,1,Bookings,75,Brandon Beemer,1,Brandon Victor Dixon,1,broadway,1,Broken At Love,1,Bronx SIU,1,Bronzeville,1,Bull,1,Cable,3,Capitol,1,Cardi B,1,Caroline Spencer,1,Carolyn Hennesy,1,Casting,31,Casual,1,CBS,24,CBS All Access,1,Chadwick Boyd,1,Chance the Rapper,1,Chandler Massey,1,Characters of the Past,26,Chelsea Brady,1,Cherish the Day,2,Chesapeake Shores,3,Chicago Med,1,CMT,3,Code Black,2,Com,1,Comedy,1,Comedy Central,1,Comedy Special,1,Comings & Goings,1162,Commercials,1,Conversations in L.A,3,Coop and Cami,1,Criminal Minds,15,CW,7,Dallas,1,Dance Moms,5,Dancing with the Stars,8,dark shadows,1,Day of Days,3,DAYS,6,Days of Our Lives,3116,Daytime Emmy's,81,Dear White People,1,Death,4,Deaths,131,debuts of the decades,3,Delilah,1,Derek Waters,1,Descriptive Narration,1,Designated Survivor,1,Destiny's Child,1,Devious Maids,2,Diggstown,2,Disney,5,Disney Channel,3,Diversity,3,Documentary,1,DoinWhatIDo,1,DOOL,5,Drunk History,1,Dwayne Johnson,1,Dynasty,11,Editorial,1,Education,6,Emergence,1,Emily Hutchinson,1,Empire,10,End of Year,47,Engagement,23,Episode Recap,44,Eric Kane,1,Erika Slezak,1,ESPN,1,Events,12,Extra,4,FAAD,1,Family Feud,1,Family Guy,1,Famous in Love,3,Fashion,14,Fatal Attraction,1,Felisha Cooper,1,Feud,1,Films,183,Forever And A Day,3,Fox,2,Freddie Smith,1,Freeform,2,Full Count,2,Fuller House,1,FX,1,Gary Gulman,1,GARY GULMAN: THE GREAT DEPRESH,1,Gary Owen,1,General Hospital,2795,General Hospital.,11,Generations,2,GH,1,Golden Girls,2,Good Trouble,1,Good Witch,1,Gorden Kaye,1,Grand Hotel,6,Greenleaf,6,Grey's Anatomy,14,Growing Up Daytime,1,Guiding Light,301,Guy Wilson,2,Hallmark,189,Hawaii Five-0,3,HBO,7,Holidays,6,Home & Family,23,Honorable Mention,16,House of Cards,2,How to Get Away with Murder,11,How To Make Love to a Black Woman,1,Hulu,2,If Loving You Is Wrong,116,Interview,7,Interviews,157,Iron Fist,1,Jack Wagner,1,Jamey Giddens,1,Jane the Virgin,2,Jasam,1,Jason Bourne,1,Jay Z,1,Jeopardy,1,Joseph Mascolo,2,Josh Bowman,1,Judi Evans,1,Juliet Mills,1,Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE!,1,Kelly Rowland,1,Kerry Washington,1,knots Landing,10,Kyle Lowder,1,LA>Vegas,4,Ladies of The Lake,7,Larenz Tate,1,Laurence Fishburne,1,Law & Order,1,Let's Make A Deal,2,Lethal Weapon,2,Life in Pieces,19,Lifetime,43,Lilly Singh,1,Linsey Godfrey,1,Liv and Maddie,1,Longmire,1,Looney Tunes,1,Love,1,Loving,1,Lucifer,5,MacGyver,6,Mariah Carey,1,Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron.,1,Mary Tyler Moore,1,Matthew Ashford,1,Max Winslow and the House of Secrets,1,MCM,1,Merry Liddle Christmas,1,Michael Park,1,Mid Season Finale,1,Miguel Ferrer,1,Mini-Series,1,Misguided,2,Mixish,1,Monogamy,1,Mothers,6,Movies,229,Movies 2017,32,Movies 2018,27,Mr. Robot,1,Music,94,Nashville,4,NBC,4,NCIS,18,NCIS: Los Angeles,8,NCIS: New Orleans,3,Neighbours,1,Netflix,49,New Orleans Film Festival,1,News,39,NFL,1,Nicole Walker,1,Nowhere Michigan.,1,Official Trailer,3,OLTL,2,Omari Hardwick,1,On Becoming A God in Central Florida,1,Once Upon A Time,2,One Life to Live,333,OWN,267,P-Valley,1,Passions,187,Patrick Muldoon,1,People TV,1,People's Choice Awards,1,Perception,1,Performer of the Week,111,Podcast,1,Porky Pig,1,Port Charles,55,Pose,1,Power,52,Pregnancies,1,Premiere,3,Pri,1,Prime Video,3,Primetime,1001,Primetime. The Rookie,1,Promo,333,queen of the south,1,Queen Sugar,15,Queen Suger,2,Rachel Melvin,1,Ray Donovan,1,Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,9,Red Ruby,1,Regina King,1,Returns,2,Reunions,27,Revenge,6,RHOBH,3,Rhythm & Flow,1,Rihanna,1,Robert Palmer Watkins,1,Robert Scott Wilson,1,Romance,145,Rumors,26,Rust,1,Ryan Paevey,1,Ryan's Hope,2,S.W.A.T,2,Sami Brady,1,Santa Barbara,49,Saturday Night Live,1,Savage,1,Savage Youth,1,Scandal,6,Scorpion,3,Series,11,Shadow Force,1,Shameless,2,Shanica Knowles,1,Shook,1,Showitime,1,Showtime,9,Side by Side,1,Simon,1,Single Mom A Go Go,1,Six,2,Soap Rivalries.,1,Sofia Pernas,1,Sofia Wylie,1,Sonny Corinthos,1,Sonny Kiriakis,1,Spice Girls,1,Spoilers,1606,Spotlight,521,Star,3,Star of the Month,4,Star Wars,1,Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,1,Starz,33,Station 19,1,Stefano DiMera,1,Sterling Brown,1,Streaming,14,Succession,1,Suits,2,Sunset Beach,13,Supergirl,1,Supernatural,7,Susan Lucci,1,SWAT,11,T.I.,1,Tainted Dreams,11,Take 2 for Faith,1,Teen Wolf,2,The Bold and the Beautiful,151,The young and the Restless,3,The 100,1,The Bay,42,The Blacklist,1,The Bold and the Beautiful,1536,The Book of John Gray,1,The CW Network,2,The Descendants,1,The Disney Channel,2,The Doctors,1,The Fix,1,The Flash,1,The Golden Girls,1,The Good Doctor,7,The Great American Baking Show,1,The Green Ghost,1,The Haves and the Have Nots,284,The L Word: Generation Q,1,The Last Ship,1,The Loudest Voice,1,The New Pope,1,The Originals,1,The Pivot Principle,1,The Price Is Right,17,The Purge,1,The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,7,The Resident,5,The Righteous Gemstones,1,The Rookie,5,The Simpsons,1,The Talk,9,The Vampire Diaries,1,The View,1,The Whispers,1,The Young and the Restless,2918,This Is Us,22,Thriller,1,Throwback,4,Thursday Night Football,3,Time After Time,1,Too Close to Home,2,Top 10,23,Trabby,1,Trailer,2,Treadstone,1,Tyler Perry,182,Up From The Street ®: New Orleans: The City of Music,1,Upside-Down Magic,1,USA Network,4,Vasayo,1,Venice The Series,9,Video Games,3,Viki Lord,1,Voice Over,2,WCW,2,Web Series,57,Wedding,1,Weddings,51,Weekly Countdown,118,When Calls the Heart,42,Where Are They Now,1,Why Women Kill,1,Will Chase,1,Will Horton,1,Will Smith,1,X Fenty Show,1,Y&R,1,yA,1,Young Artist Awards,1,Youthful Dayze,1,YouTube,2,
ltr
item
Soap Opera News: One Life to Live Alum Jessica Morris Dishes on Her New Film 'Poolboy Nightmare,' Soaps, and More! (EXCLUSIVE)
One Life to Live Alum Jessica Morris Dishes on Her New Film 'Poolboy Nightmare,' Soaps, and More! (EXCLUSIVE)
OLTL alum Jessica Morris talks with us about her new Lifetime film, soaps, and much more! Check it out here ---->>>
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J-2J_PWqx6Q/X1KHx0B0RLI/AAAAAAAAGJ0/ncwDGFW69LMqL8j04SEnT-mm3LL4JxpfgCLcBGAsYHQ/w625-h313/inCollage_20200904_142651392.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J-2J_PWqx6Q/X1KHx0B0RLI/AAAAAAAAGJ0/ncwDGFW69LMqL8j04SEnT-mm3LL4JxpfgCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-w625-c-h313/inCollage_20200904_142651392.jpg
Soap Opera News
https://www.soapoperanews.net/2020/09/one-life-to-live-alum-jessica-morris.html
https://www.soapoperanews.net/
https://www.soapoperanews.net/
https://www.soapoperanews.net/2020/09/one-life-to-live-alum-jessica-morris.html
true
6608487714624441660
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE CATEGORY ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow SHARE OR TWEET TO UNLOCK THIS! PLEASE SHARE TO UNLOCK Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy