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Jason Or Not, Here He Comes: Steve Burton Teases His General Hospital Return!

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Daytime audiences are waiting to see just how Steve Burton will be integrated back into the General Hospital canvas, and just who he will end up playing.

Will he be the original Jason, we all came to know and love, or will he be a different character, or will Port Charles have two different Jason’s as residents?

Burton took to Instagram to share one of his all-time favorite pics of Jason in action while posting this message as a tease to his followers and fans: “One of my favorite shots from the @generalhospitalabc set years ago! Will I play this guy again???? Tune in to see #gh #jasonornot #boom #mustsee

Meanwhile in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on sale this week, GH head writers, Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante confirm that Billy Miller is on the canvas and in this upcoming big storyline along with Burton.

Passanante noted: “It’s sort of a great puzzle that requires figuring out. We certainly want to get the most out of it! We know hoe important Steve is to the viewers and to us, and it’s a challenge to figure out how to get the most out of (his return) that we possibly can.

Burton’s first Gh airdate is yet to be revealed.  Stay tuned.

So, Jason or Not? Who will Steve Burton ultimately play when he returns on-air at GH! Share your latest thoughts on the subject in the comment section below!

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Soaphound

Enough about this soaphopper! They act like this is like a Biblical resurrection. To me, he’s a second tier actor who’s been way overhyped. I don’t dislike him, but he gets too much attention. But as long as they keep Billy Miller also, I’ll keep watching.

SZima

Amen! I was never a fan of Stone Cold Jason and thought he was overhyped, as you said.
Not that I “like” Billy as Jason, but I think that has more to do with his pairing with Kelly/Sam. I don’t care for the couple at all!
I always thought they should have brought Billy on as a new character rather than resurrect Jason. That character wasn’t needed IMHO.

Bonnie

I agree, do not see chemistry between Billy and Kelly. The other two were steamy…their Chinese wedding was my all time favorite.

Billy is fine but…I am ok with Steve being Nickolas. That would be fun, but based on the tweet. It has to be a lame twin thing

Scoma60

Soap Hopper ? LOL You do realize Billy hopped from AMC to YR to GH. Kelly hopped from PC to GH. Laura hopped from Loving to The City to GL to GH. Mo from AMC to GH.

LMAO!

Soaphound

Yes, Scola, I do realize that and there’s nothing wrong with it. But Billy and many others were honest about pursuing other acting jobs, which their contracts don’t always allow enough time for (though some seem more flexible than others). Mr. Burton’s reasons always carry this noble air of spending time with family or pursuing non-acting jobs. I think that’s what annoys me. That, and all the hype. But, I’m sure he’s a nice guy and let’s hope this all leads to a good story for Steve AND Billy fans.

Soaphound

Sorry for the mistyped salutation, Scoma60!

Annalee

Ditto!!✊

Max Daddee

Burton is indeed a soaphopper, very well put, Soaphound! I’m uninterested in what role he plays on the show as long as he isn’t brought in to squeeze out Billy. Jason’s character is much more human and likeable with Billy playing it. Maybe he’ll play Screwball Amy’s brother we’ve been hearing about. That storyline element to the Ask Man Landers plot needs to either move or be buried. Or maybe Steve will play someone whose advice from Man Landers didn’t work out and he’s come to seek revenge. Anything’s possible on this show…

Lin Herz

I totally agree with Max Daddy. I like the new character of Jason better, and liked him even better before he remembered his previous life. I don’t like Ask Man landers either. It would not be allowed to have that name and too chancey for a police officer. I hope Steve Burton is not Jason.

jaybird369

Soaphound…VERY, VERY WELL PUT!!!!! To me, watching that Steve Burton dude act is like watching paint dry…BEYOND BORING!!!!!

Later.

Melissa

I agree with you. I’m a little tired of SB constantly baiting and switching. This whole — I want to spend time with my family and do other projects – crap. Just say I’m moving on to explore other acting options and leave it at that. Was relieved when he left the show. Was disappointed they decided they had to resurrect Jason in the form of Billy. Am really sad SB is returning.

Melissa

And worst of all this probably means twitchy Spenelli is going to be brought back to express awe and thrill that Jason is back.

Alexis Gouzoules

Please, please PLEASE be my Stone cold! U have been sorrowfully missed. I need my fix!! Been waiting toooooo long!

Amy

Me too!

Silvana De Nardis

Me second !

Lynn

Me Too!!!! I think Steve and Billy working together would be Fanominal !! But I Have Been Waiting For Him To Come Back Forever! I prefer Steve to be our Jason . 22 years he thrilled us with his acting. We should be Greatful he stayed that long. Now He Is Back. The possibilities are endless!!!

Steve

Before people start complaining that Billy Miller is being treated unfair, multiple sources are saying he signed a contract extension. So apparently, all are on board.

Amy

Exactly! Also, I must say I’m quite disappointed in fans for being so cruel. Steve burton created Jason Morgan which in turn gave us 2 decades of fantastic storylines and action! That was my favorite part of GH. Without Steve perfecting this role there would be no billy miller. There would be no jasam, or sason or jarly etc. billy miller was an excellent choice for a Jason Morgan fill in. I love billy miller as well but I don’t know if I can watch Steve play anyone else but Jason.to me he will always be Jason Morgan. I’m hoping for another wacko cassidine story where maybe Helena implanted Jason’s memories into Billy’s Jason explaining why he thinks hes Jason lol it’s totally something Helena would do!

Anyway, I think people need to chill out and wait to see what happens before starting all out fan wars. We’ve had enough of that already

Soaphound

Amy, you said it it better than I could. My suspicions get aroused lately because of Y&R’s recent release of the great Greg Rikaart. It seems no one is immune to the whims of the often out-of-touch writers/producers. As long as Billy is staying too, let’s give it a chance. Who knows, it might be fun.

Lynn

Me too! Absolutely! I was getting really Angry!! He is and always will be Jason. They better not get us all hopped up and then him not be Jason. I have been watching since I was 14 with my Grandmother and I will for the 1st time consider tuning out!

amyfoullois

Jason Morgan is Steve Burton!! Billy Miller is good but not Jason

Chrystie_Delancey

I am not surprised. It seems like he has “settled.” It is a shame because he was on fire as Billy Abbott. 🙁

Patrick

“thank you” @Chrystie

I love the man…. Billy Miller and Michael Muhney “were” royalty… the crème de la crème of

geez! it seemed like it was all in the cards for the torch and reign to be passed from Victor and Jack to : drum roll… god this was the best thing near ever ! in this day and age of serial. for Billy and Adam to take over and their first ladies respectively: Sharon and Victoria. this was Heaven.

the eyes don’t lie, NO ? you can see it all in his eyes, his body language, his demeanor. heck… the way he delivers his lines with nary an excitement , or stutter, or shout, or laugh.

Yeah, he’s settled. he’s a big part of why GH suffers.

you’d never know… that he was Billy Abbott and a two time emmy winner.

Jada

The Gh writers have turned Jason into a pathetic sap tjats uses
Words like PREGGERS. Turned
Him into Jelly in more ways than one . Bring back Steve ! Ride or die aspect !

Jada

“That”

Amy

I agree! I was happy to have JM back and billy miller is a fine replacement but these writers have turned all the badass characters into wimps! I’m more than happy to have Steve back and I hope he plays Jason and that they don’t mess with jasam again

Chuck

You said it all…the ride or die Jason is who we need. Give Billy back the Jake Doe persona and let him figure out who he really is. There’s only one Jason Morgan and that Steve Burton!

Patrick

I truly want Billy Miller – OUT – of the Corinthos’ Orbit.

so let Steve Burton be Jason. how stone cold ? old sexy blue eyes with stamina left to hold his gun

yah yah.

thereby Kelly Monaco’ Sam can go back to hiding behind her savior.

Billy Miller and Rebecca Herbst ( Jake Doe and Liz ) can get reacquainted… let that romance start again. Put the Quartermainia on notice…. Jason Quartermaine is coming home. he’s the doctor son… Monica dreamed for her and Alan.. and dear old dad Edward… Lila… on and on.. I can cry

Happy ending… absolutely

everything about GH can be the best… without Sonny and Carly

Jimmy

Regardless of who he plays, I hope the story will be gripping and exciting because up until recently, GH has been pretty bland. Sam shooting Sonny, Spencer’s kidnapping and Valentin’s return have shaken things up, so hopefully the momentum continues with this story. I also hope they find a way to keep both Miller and Burton on the show long-term.

Also, I was wondering, since Jean P was mentioned in the article does that mean she is still writing at GH? When does she wrap up her role, and when do the shows she’s credited on stop airing?

Patrick

I readily agree.. that things get shaken up … and one can hope for momentum.

hopes are dashed so fast and so quickly. Spencer returned in the blink of an eye.

all the hype is once again on the floundering he man Corinthos’ . can you believe it , it’s now time AGAIN for Carly to go all banshee.

well f this.

I was looking forward to fan posts who have ready stories … thank this.

Fairman County. are you their

Sherri Shultz

I think he’s going to start out playing one of Garvey’s men and who knows where it will go from there.

Ces

As long as they keep giving Billy Miller respect & not treat him like a 2nd rate citizen to Burton I’ll see where this goes …. Hope it’s a dream or something in Sam’s mind though. Do we know how long Burton is staying on for?

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Angelface79

I so agree, while Billy Miller has been playing Jason 2.0 as Jason Light. I love him and he has done an awesome job. We know Steve left Y&R because JiFP was let go, so he decided to come home to GH. What ever the plans are for Steve Burton’s return , I am hoping that its a great story, I actually miss ” Stone Cold” because, Sonny needs him , but Steve could certainly come back as that long lost twin, that was being introduced when Roger ( Franco ) first came. Keep in mind It was Heather Webber who delivered Susan Moore’s child. Whomever SB is playing and for how long, I just want it to be great storytelling. GH needs a Win, because Ron C will be doing his thing over at DOOL. Diane crying about Max’s promotion was so on point. It was touching . We will see.

Carrie Nauseda

Love Steve! Oh how I missed Jason Morgan! Love Stone Cold!

Becca

Billy is playing Jason the way they want him to. But I’m glad he gets a new character. I’m sure he will totally rock it as long as they don’t put him with Liz.

Jackie Swick

If you look at that picture of Steve, his eyes are brown. I think Steve will come back as a new character. Either one of many of Sonny’s enemies or a new mob boss. Which would make me very happy. Billy needs to keep being Jason Morgan, him and Kelly’s chemistry is off the charts. We only need one Jason and that is Billy. Steve left the role as Jason and I do not feel he should be able to walk right back into that role

Brenda

No way Steve needs to be Jason not Sonnys enemy what a joke .. Billy should play his twin …

Brenda

Omg everybody leave their roles and come back all the soaps , Steve is Jason that’s my man., only one real Jason SB

Becca

I just want to see Billy get a role worthy of him. He deserves it. Too good to be wasted on this role.

Roxanne

Thank u Jackie! I soo agree. Everyone seems to have forgotten that Steve made his decision a few years ago to leave GH to be with his family. That was pretty devastating to most of his fans. We got through it and wished him well. Then to our surprise he goes to Y&R!! Now he’s coming back and we should all now down and be thankful!!! I say NO.

Tomas Torquemada

Two dudes + matching black tee shirts = tedium

Anything but the Tale of Two Jasons.

Kevin O.

TOTALLY agree! Zzzzzz…

Maureen

I am too busy still trying to figure out who is whom on these pages to worry who Steve will be portraying. Some are MIA but are they really or are they a twin or doppleganger or entirely new character. Very fond of Rebecca Budig and Kathleen Gati- both of whom I fear are about to bite the dust. No matter what befalls Sonny, no matter how many times he and Carly break up- we all know it will be ok within a matter of weeks. Huge fan bases of Carson, Julexis, Friz, JaSam, – I don’t know all the combined names- I know they flood the phone lines and message boards and twitter- some are on here while others are posting petitions and tweet thousands of tweets to the writers and exec. producers- etc. Does this work? I don’t know. It did not save the cancelled soaps- and still a few convinced AMC and OLTL are so close to a reboot. I don’t see it.
I don’t understand why Jim DePaiva was on GH for a couple of minutes. Loved seeing Diane-always do. It all comes down to the almighty dollar. And plenty has been spent on Burton and others let go to facilitate this. I don’t like this. Only ratings will tell, but for me, the GH ship is being steered in the wrong direction. Nelle and Amy on contract? Because they are new and will work for cheap, I guess. I care not for them and do not think they will grow on me. I find Aunt Stella obnoxious and unneeded.

Llanviewer717

Do you mean James DePaiva has come and gone already? Who did he play?

Maureen

He was a doctor at GH who spoke with Sam about her condition-I believe it was less than five minutes, and only one appearance and gone.

Harry

Wait, is that it for James DePaiva? I was really hoping he’d play Jeff Webber.
Wow, his tenure was shorter than Anthony Scaramucci’s.

“Though we Had a Minute, Eternity was in it.”

William Shakespeare.

Brenda

I hope he comes back as the real stonecold Jason ”
He plays that role to the T …. I like Billy it I think he should play Jason’s brother…..

Remy

The REAL Jason Campaign begins

Billy Miller was really never Jason, sorry.

Joanne

I seem o Romberg Steve and Billy were friends when on Y&R together and Steve had indicated Billy would be a good replacement so I would imagine they as actors ar looking forward to playing that is he or isn’t he dynamic, I am looking forward to it.

Denise pettit

I Think Steve Burton will Be Sonny Replacement I mean he will Take over sonny Buisness

Lia

They should not have resigned Miller, if they knew there was a chance of getting Burton back. He IS Jason Quartermaine, and not Miller. He never was and never will be for me. I’ve heard a rumor that SB will be Jason’s twin. My answer to that is BULL…
Susan Moore did not give birth to twins. I watched her carry the baby, and give birth. There was no second child, so if the current writing team change history, I more than likely will not watch on the days that storyline is running. It will be ugly, and I won’t have it.

Erin

No thanks. The Jason role is already filled. Steve decided to leave, his role is not available anymore. We have a Jason already, we don’t need another one. Didn’t the 2 todds bullshit get OLTL cancelled? Stop with the stunt casting and tighten up the ship you already have.

Reed

Erin, too funny, loved the post! Although Jason 2.0, or “mumbles” as some have suggested (sorry, don’t usually go there, but also can’t disagree), doesn’t do it for me. While 2.0 has been a very capable, proficient portrayal, I’d still rather have SB in the role. TPTB have a lot riding on this, so it will be interesting to see what they do with it.

Erin

Thank you for stating your opinion in a respectful way, people have been REALLY nasty lately. I definitely don’t begrudge anyone that prefers Steve. Heck, I was a rabid old school JaSam fan from the start. But for me, Steve chose to leave. I embraced Billy and have been invested in his portrayal for 3 years now. Saying he was never Jason does a ton of harm to the history of JaSam in my eyes, and I am not ok with that. But again, I respect the people that want Steve back as Jason. I just don’t agree. Have a great day!

Becca

Billy’s voice is deep. I so hate when people talk about the actors personaly. Love Billy Miller and he is a awesome actor.

Reed

Erin, yes, the GH “Women on the Edge” thread of 7/24 was not the finest moment for a number of us—very bad form! I’ll even retract my “mumbles” comment of earlier because that wasn’t fair. I suspect if I just watched my show without consulting this site, I wouldn’t have these opinions and wouldn’t be viewing with a critical eye to validate the opinions of others. And maybe I should get watching, since I’m still on April episodes! Just watched Sonny call Carly a slut and suggest that she spreads her legs too easily. Not bad, a little crass for daytime, but I liked the edginess.

Here’s hoping we don’t get the “two Todd’s BS” from your original thought. Still among the funnier things I’ve read on here! Keep it up.

gail mattei

i can care less about this right now. Want to know about #Julexis right now!!

Patrick

MOST definitely – WIlliam DeVry and Nancy Lee Grahn for the WIN.

Shelley and Frank ! “think outside the box ” let sonny die in that sinkhole of a lesser man

Maggie

Nikolas Cassadine’s body has never been found, thus in the soap world he is only presumed dead. Perhaps Steve Burton is going to now play Nikolas? If so then Sam could have delusions that he is really Jason Morgan (while all others ignore that is the character he used to portray). We have been led to believe that Sam is ill from a so far unknown cause. Her delusions could be combination of a physical ailment (her high fever), mental (her Aunt Olivia Jerome was nuts), and heredity (she is a Cassadine descendant).

K/kay

I wish he would walk into General Hospital as a new doctor not realizing he is a adopted twin and blow the towns minds now that would be a story worth telling !

Patrick

Nice Marquee : you made me laugh and smile at the same time.

all the brouhaha over more mob activity

way to nip it in the bud… can you imagine what Monica would be ?

Patrick

argh! I was so impressed with your post.

Marquee this stuff , gavel , spotlight: etc…

“I wish he would walk into General Hospital as a new doctor not realizing he is an adopted twin and blow the towns minds”

this would answer every thing

and we can all relax

if it would mean less interaction with Sonny and Carly. absolutely this^

Cheers

robbie

Go Fluke yourself, Burton. That is, I smell another disaster of Fluke proportions

Harry

Ha! Robbie, well said!

JMER

Boring. It’s not going to bring me back as a viewer.

Timmm

Good!

Jimh

Im all for more Qs but i was never a Jason fan…when Robin was with Billy Miller’s Jason he obviously looked like Jason until he got run down by that car and turned into NuJason…this is going to be a lot like the two Todds/Victor story on OLTL…imo!!!

Courtney

Steve Burton will be Jason Morgan in eyes. I don’t expect anything that that Billy has done as Jason Morgan because of the writers haven’t been writing Jason Morgan since he took the Role. It had nothing to do with Billy acting talent. He just playing Jason. I’m very disappointed in fans that are showing blatant disrespect for Steve Burton who has played the Jason Morgan roll for 21 years. Billy Miller wouldn’t have the chance to play Jason Morgan if Steve didn’t play Jason Morgan. You cannot erase 21 years of history that Jason a.k.a. Stone call was played by Steve Burton. For me Kelly Monaco has more chemistry with Steve Burton then she does with Billy Miller. Billy Miller doesn’t have the connection or family Connection that Steve Burton has with the cast of General Hospital. I don’t feel it and I feel like Kelly Monaco has to carry Billy as Jason Morgan.

Silvana De Nardis

Well written post !

Timmm

Amen sister!

Becca

That’s your opinion. That was the role they gave Billy. He is very talented. You can only play what they give him. Now one has to carry him. He has three Emmy’s to prove it. GH fault. As far as their chemistry. They are hot together.

Jimmy

To be honest, I just can’t see Steve Burton playing anyone but Jason if they plan to keep him around long-term. I will have a very hard time accepting him as anyone else because he played Jason for SO long, and it’s only been a few years since his exit.

I have a feeling Burton will turn out to be the real Jason who has been kept as a hostage by the Cassadine’s all the time, and Billy Miller will be a brainwashed A.J. who was also kidnapped by the Cassadine’s following his “death,” made to believe he was Jason, and turned into a Cassadine soldier. A.J. was supposedly killed off before Miller joined the show so they never shared screen time together.

Since Robin saw Jason before he had plastic surgery, they could say the switch was made after the accident, or while he was in surgery, and Helena sent her goons to sub in the real Jason for Billy Miller’s “Jason” who was under the bandages.

I think it would be much easier to accept Miller in a new role as opposed to Burton, and it would also create a conflict for Sam as to who she really loves – the Jason from before who she loved or this new “Jason” who is really A.J. that she’s fallen in love with. I also think this would be the easiest way to keep both characters on the show, and also rectify the mistake of killing off A.J. again.

Timmm

I like what you say. Have the two brothers rally against Sonny and run PC!

Shay

Or better yet, Timmmbo, have the QBros rally against Sonny and run him OUT of Port Charles!

Becca

Heck no. Billy doesn’t need to have that crappy role. I rather him be a little brother that Jason didn’t know he had. As many have pointed out Billy looks a lot younger than Steve. Which he is. 9 years younger.

mike

Billy Miller is 10 times the actor Steve Burton is.

Timmm

-10 times!

jaybird369

EXACTLY!!!!!

Dawn D

I’m looking forward to anything they have planned for SB. I miss him on screen! I want a good s/l and he interact’s with BH more then a second or minutes. They are great together on screen.

Aizlyn

I’m glad Steve is back. I want him to be Jason and for him to have an awesome storyline.

Timmm

Well, Jean and Shelly had an AMAZING puzzle of a story on Y&R, “The Music Box” and it went down as one of the worst story-lines EVER! Newly hired head writer Sally Sussman cleaned that crap of a story up in ONE day!

Ghlover

Me thinks Griffen will find Jason the priest

Linda

I prefer Miller as Jason as he is a better actor. Will they resurrect the old OLTL storyline of the two Todds?

Becca

I love Billy Miller. You can tell he’s younger than Steve. Just treat Billy good. He is friends with Kelly and they love love working together. They hang out off screen.

Donna

I think that Steve Burton is going to play a doctor of some sort. (This is something I can live with). Perhaps he’ll play Sam’s doctor. I sure hope that he can help Sam get out of this funk that she’s in because her character is very hard to watch recently. And I really want Billy Miller to stay and continue being Jason because he’s doing a great job in that role.

dmr

I always wanted Jason to remember his Quartermaine roots and become a doctor (originally, he was going to medical school). The hospital needs more doctors. However, I’ll take less Monotone Sam..

Becca

He’s awesome actor. He needs the chance to shine

Dee

Enough with Steve Burton! I didn’t miss him when he left, Billy Miller has been a welcome change. Don’t know why the Producers have an obsession with him?

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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