By Jon-Michael Reed
Tune in Tomorrow
Apr 12, 1985
Creating sparks for a new love relationship can be one of the more revealing aspects of being a daytime serial performer. For performers Marcy Walker and A Martinez, the love duo of Eden and Cruz on SANTA BARBARA, developing their on screen romance has meant off screen soul-searching.
"It's made me reflect on how I love," says Walker, a divorcee of a six-month marriage. "I like to think Eden loves Cruz for who and what he is: an honest, dependable and tender man - and also for what he isn't, such as rich and socially prominent, which is Eden's background.
"I never played romantic roles or Latin lover types," says Martinez, who has played villains and victims in a string of TV guest roles and movies, including Beyond the Limit with Richard Gere and The Cowboys with John Wayne.
"Playing a romantic lead is a big turning point in my career. Cruz has taught me a lot about myself, such as an ability to play tender love scenes under bed covers.
"I've also learned something about love," continues the actor, who is married to a video company marketing executive whome he met while filming a movie several years ago. "Love is getting involved with someone you share a lot of common interests wtih and who is also as honest with you as they can be. I've employed a lot of tender feelings I've developed in my marriage to create Cruz's romantic interest in Eden."
Tune in tomorrow to see how far Eden and Cruz go in their romantic quest.