What started out as an ordinary day soon became the start to one long heat wave here in New York - oh sure, they say it's been three or four separate heat waves but, for me, it's been one long hot day since Thursday June 14th.. and that was the day I welcome actress Tonja Walker- Davidson to the Will Clark Show as the latest in my line of soap star appearances (before her - Ilene Kristen, Colleen Zenk and Florencia Lozano).
On this day Tonja I swam through the heat and train schedules where we both ended up at the Ritz a little worse for wear, but a quick splash of water and a drink and both of us were as good as new and ready to talk soaps.
The biggest revelation that came out of the night (at least as a die-hard One Life to LIve fan turned General Hospital afficianado now that One LIfe to Live actors/characters are on the show) is that there MIGHT be a plan afoot to bring her characters to Port Charles. Characters? Did I mis-type? No, Tonja hinted that she's in talks with the producers of GH to link both her GH character, Olivia Jerome (who died on the show) and her OLTL Alex Olanov character. It's definitely possible - GH is well known for it's mob connections (Olivia was a mobster's wife) and Alex has been known to cavort with super criminals (like Carlo Hesser played by the sensational Thom Christopher) and has of course done some pretty awful things over time herself.
And, One Life never did explore the relationship between her on-show son played by Josh Kelly (GH would definitely benefit from his grifter hotness as part of the landscape.. he'd have to beat a murder rap but hey, everything is possible on soaps including faking ones own death so getting out of prison is nothing). (Hey Ron, if you're reading this, her fans would love this to happen!)
As you can tell, I'm chock full of soap geekiness and useless information - but I love the art form (and despite nay-sayers, it IS an art form) and so having Ms. Davidson as my guest was a real treat. :)
Afterwards I rented a car and drove her back to her car parked at a train station up in Westport. We chatted all the way and I waited until she'd gotten into her car and driven away before I started out myself. But whoops, despite the fact that I've been to Westport like a hundred times over the past five years (my ex boyfriend's parents live there and I have been working there throughout the spring as a personal organizer for an author who had just published her latest book - and her office was a disaster! LOL) I quickly realized that I had no idea how to get anywhere actually behind the wheel. I've always taken the train or been a passenger. It was.. uhm fun to find my way out but thankfully there were a couple angels who helped me find my way along the way.
I was pretty exhausted by the time I returned the car and made my way home, but what a fun experience and will look forward to having her back in the future!
About The Will Clark Show
Will Clark produces and hosts a weekly fundraising event benefiting New York based non profits with four rounds of Bingo, celebrity guest callers and fabulous prizes! Part game show, part talk show and all fundraiser!
Now in it¹s 8th year, The Will Clark Show featuring P*rno Bingo has raised over $200,000 for New York LGBT charities.
The Will Clark Show feat. P*rno Bingo runs from 7pm to 9pm at The Ritz and is New York City’s only happy hour show!
The Ritz is located at 369 W. 46th Street near Ninth Ave on Restaurant Row.