With the recent wave of high-profile exits from One Life to Live some online fans have gotten a little overzealous with their predictions of who might be the next to leave.
Emmy winner Hillary B. Smith
) is not leaving Llanview, contrary to what you may have read on other web sites. The online rumors had Smith leaving New York for the West Coast - and possibly a gig on a rival soap.
On her official web site
, Smith set the record straight. "No, I am not moving back to the West Coast. I never lived on the West Coast to begin with, so it would be hard to move back. My family [lives on the] East Coast, and for right now, that's where I need to be."
Smith joined the cast of One Life to Live in 1992. Just two years later, in 1994, the actress was awarded the Outstanding Leading Actress trophy at the Daytime Emmys. Prior to joining One Life to Live, Smith had a successful seven-year run on the CBS soap As The World Turns
. Last year, the actress returned to feature film with a cameo role in the Jennifer Lopez film, "Maid in Manhattan."