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In a very controversial decision by General Hospital, Elizabeth Webber fell for the brother of her (seemingly) all time love, Lucky.  Hold on Liason fans!  Once Nikolas and La Liz hit the sheets, tables and floors, the young nurse and mother of two and her good girl status, seemed to be tarnished forever.  In the midst of this storyline, the GH powers-that-be also made a startling switch, by firing Greg Vaughan as Lucky and re-introducing and welcoming back to the fold, the original Lucky, Jonathan Jackson.  With Jackson back, the stage was set for this triangle to explode and it has.  Liz is pregnant, (as is Becky in real life!) she is having a nervous breakdown and is trying to rest at Shadybrook sanitarium, but the girl can’t get any peace.  Why?  For starters, her nemesis Helena Cassadine is back and ready to do some pretty hideous things to Liz’s life, or so it would seem.  Then, Nikolas and Lucky are pulled in by the fact that neither knows who the father of her unborn baby is.  Liz is as confused and dazed as ever of what to do, whom to be with, and how to handle the fact that she will now have three children’s mouths to feed.

On-Air On-Soaps sat down with Rebecca Herbst and got all your burning questions answered, or so we hope!  I.e.: What about Jason in all of this?  Is there ever hope for a Liason reunion?  We found Becky to be fun, charming and enlightening on her character’s dangerous liaisons, the men in Becky and Liz’s life (on and off-screen), and after more than 13 years in Port Charles, getting the chance to play an “A” storyline.  Here is Becky front and center!

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The Rebecca Herbst Interview – General Hospital

MICHAEL:

Becky, when you learned that Liz was going to begin a fling with Nikolas, what was your initial reaction?

REBECCA:

I was surprised at the moment.  I was told this was going to happen, but honestly, more surprised that it took so long.  This seemed like such an honest soap storyline; with the two brothers, and with Nikolas and Elizabeth being such good friends and all, which provides this built in conflict.  It’s been exciting how it is all playing out.

MICHAEL:

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The recent scenes with Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) where he just laid into you, and those amazing performances, what did you think?  My God, Lucky called Liz every name under the sun!  Do you think she deserved it?  I say, “Hell, yeah she did!” And what did you think of Jonathan’s performance?

REBECCA:

It was terrible, those scenes!  She totally deserved it, so it did not make it that hard for me to play.  All I had to do was listen to Jonathan, and I felt so guilty. So it was easier than I had anticipated.  Of course, Jonathan is so easy to work with that it makes acting come very naturally for all of us.  Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) said we just have to stand there and watch him and Jonathan did it all!  It was amazing.

MICHAEL:

There is an Emmy in his future for that, don’t you think?

REBECCA:

It’s an Emmy for Jonathan for sure.  That would not surprise me.  I knew that was going to come, but I was afraid for a moment that he was going to hit me. (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

How is having Jonathan back as Lucky?  And what are your thoughts on the departure of your other Lucky, Greg Vaughan, who was a casualty of Jonathan’s return to GH?

REBECCA:

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I love Greg.  We are great friends and it’s different with every actor who plays Lucky.  I have a different relationship with each of them…and Elizabeth does too, and of course, I am thrilled to have Jonathan back.  We had great chemistry a million years ago, and we have a great chemistry now.  Greg and I are good personal friends, and I do care for him and his wife and children outside of work.  It was hard to hear the news, and selfishly I loved being with him as Elizabeth and Lucky.  I know it’s hard to get a job out there, and it stinks.  You just don’t see the rug being pulled out from under your feet as easily as it can be. 

MICHAEL:

Were you glad to see Liz have a meltdown?

REBECCA:

Yup… her halo came off. (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

What on earth to you think drives her to do the things she does?

REBECCA:

I think they are hoping to explore that, and little by little figure out what makes her tick that is causing her to have this breakdown. That is the great thing about Elizabeth.  She has a lot of story and a lot of layers to pull from right now.  So, I think we are going to see her start chipping away at things.

MICHAEL:

I am hoping it is revealed that there is something in her past; either with men, being abandoned or abused… something!

REBECCA:

You know, (ponders) you were hoping for that?  I mean that is a possibility.  I think Elizabeth has some major issues, and she has been hoping we could attribute it to something in her past, like some man.

MICHAEL:

Perhaps something happened, and she had not felt worthy or….?

REBECCA:

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She has some serious problems when it comes to men. (Laughs)  She has men in front of her that she wants and then she pushes them away, and then she does really stupid things. Liz does not know why she does it. Then she has babies by all these people she is not married to.

MICHAEL:

Liz is the Port Charles Babymaker!  But in real life, you are expecting your third child, correct?

REBECCA:

I am pregnant in real life.

MICHAEL:

Did they always write your pregnancies into the storyline?  They certainly have this time!

REBECCA:

No, when I was pregnant with my son they covered that up, and that was 8 or 9 years ago. With my little girl, Ella, they did not and that is when Liz had Cameron.

MICHAEL:

When your real life pregnancy came about, what did the GH brass say?  Did they go, “Now what are we going to do?”

REBECCA:

Yes.  Originally, Bob Guza (head writer, GH) said, ”Oh no, no, we are not going to write it in.”  Then within five minutes, he changed his mind three times and said, “I will get back to you.”  Then he said, “You get pregnant really fast.”  And I go, “I know I do,” and he said, “No, we can’t cover it up.”  Then he said, “No, I will get back to you.” (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Isn’t it better that you are not covered up behind plants?

REBECCA:

For me?  Absolutely.  Everyone knows… they can see it in my face and everywhere.  It’s easier to show it off than hide behind purses.

MICHAEL:

Do you say to yourself, “How do I justify Elizabeth’s actions and all the choices she makes?”

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REBECCA:

Well, it’s only been this past year with Nikolas where she has been kind of this tawdry! (Laughs)  I also joked she had this constant halo on, even though she had been with several men, and she has babies by guys she was never married to.  And she floats around and maintains that she is this angel.  But, it’s only this past year that her reputation has been tarnished.

MICHAEL:

Ok, clarify to our readers who are the baby daddy’s of Liz’s sons.

REBECCA:

Cameron is Zander’s baby and Jake is Jason’s baby and…

MICHAEL:

And poor Lucky…has not had a baby with you…yet!  Would you want the dad this time to be Nikolas or Lucky, or could someone else in Port Charles be the stud?

REBECCA:

You know, we all joke that Sonny is the father, because at some point he walked by me in Port Charles and sneezed… and that is how it happened. (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Right!  Because…. Elizabeth and Sonny are the most fertile people in the city!

REBECCA:

That’s right.  But seriously, it would be a good story either way. You have the complications between Nikolas and Elizabeth right now – he wants it to be his baby, and she wants it to be Lucky’s, because then she thinks she will get him back.  If it is Lucky’s, she thinks they can ride off into the sunset.  There are just so many interesting angles to this. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

MICHAEL:

Who does she want the father to be?

REBECCA:

She says she wants Lucky, but you can’t really believe what Elizabeth says at this point. Remember, she is at Shadybrook!  She is a little crazy right now.  I don’t think she believes what she is saying right now.  She is confused.

MICHAEL:

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On Monday’s episode of GH she actually has a therapy session with Nikolas and Lucky.  What was your therapist Laney thinking?

REBECCA:

I guess Laney thought it would be ideal to have them there!  I am going to blame it all on Laney. (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Fire your therapist!  Get out of there.

REBECCA:

I am totally going to blame it on her. We all joked about it and said, “What are the three of us going to do together in a therapy session trying to work out our problems?  No thanks.”  There is nothing that is going to be accomplished, but it was a good scene.  I think there was one scene or two scenes of that, and I don’t think we will ever do that again. (Laughs) I was surprised that the boys showed up for that!

MICHAEL:

What ensues?

REBECCA:

Elizabeth at that point wants to apologize to Lucky, because this whole Nikolas and Elizabeth thing started out as a joke.  Elizabeth just wanted to make Rebecca and Lucky jealous by them seeing us kiss, and then it rolled on from there.

MICHAEL:

Lucky does not want her!

REBECCA:

Lucky certainly does not want her anymore, and she is trying to wrap her mind around that.

MICHAEL:

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OK.  Liason fans want to know if there’s still hope for Jason and Liz?  They do not give up.

REBECCA:

They are incredible, aren’t they?  No other word for them, and they are dedicated and they do not get discouraged, which is amazing.  And it’s been 7 or 8 years of them writing before Steve Burton (Jason) and I had a storyline together. God bless these people!  They put a lot of work in keeping our characters in major storylines.  Without them, for sure, my storyline with Steve would have fallen flat long ago, but they really kept it going.

MICHAEL:

They don’t want Sam with him.  This group is dedicated to Liz and Jason getting another chance at love.  Do you think at this point there is hope?

REBECCA:

I would have said Jason and Elizabeth would never be together quite a few years ago, and Steve said the same thing.  We kept telling the Liason girls, “Stop writing, because nothing is going to happen.  It’s been 7 years… get over it.”  Steve would joke and sure enough it happened, so I will never say never.  Always hope.  There could always be a future.

MICHAEL:

Steve said you are one of his favorites to work with.

REBECCA:

He is such a goofball!  I love working with Steve.  Our families are close, and it is nice working with him.

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MICHAEL:

Do you think with Liz losing it at the moment, that Jason might try to get custody of his son Jake from her?

REBECCA:

You know, he had not tried so far.  I cannot see Jason taking away Jake from his mommy, but you know there are people in Jason’s life…like Carly…. who will try to influence him.  So we will see what happens with that.  But Elizabeth will fight to the death to keep her children.

MICHAEL:

Who do you think is the ultimate guy for Liz?

REBECCA:

That is a really hard question… I don’t know.   I think Lucky and Liz could possibly find their way back.  But, I have no idea what the writers are planning.

MICHAEL:

Don’t the writers tell you somewhat of what is down the road, so you know what you are playing in your scenes?

REBECCA:

The truth is, I am clueless.  Honestly, I do not have meetings with the writers but once in a blue moon.  On those occasions they will say, “OK, this is what is going to happen.”  I find out what is going to happen in the story when I read the scripts and that usually would be two and half weeks ahead of the air shows.

MICHAEL:

But then, if you don’t know the true writers intent down the line, how sure of yourself can you be that you are playing the beat of the story correctly?

REBECCA:

Sometimes we wing it, but it would not be beneficial for me to know right now who the father of the baby is, because Elizabeth right now does not know who the father of the baby is.  So, it can make it a little more real this time.  Sometimes I don’t want to know where she is headed.  But things like…well, they did tell me she was going to have a nervous breakdown, or she is going to end up in Shadybrook, was important for me to know.  So for the month leading up to that, I could work up to her being a little nutty, and things like that are important and they will tell me.

MICHAEL:

How are you playing her “nutty”?

REBECCA:

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She is not the kind of crazy where she is seeing people or talking to people that are not there.  She is just emotionally unstable and cries at a drop of a hat.  She goes back and forth between superwoman to being the best single mom in the world to, ‘I don’t know how I am going to do this.’

MICHAEL:

Constance Towers (Helena) said a very mean-spirited line about your pregnancy to you and then asked the producers to remove it.  She told me she could not say it to a real life pregnant woman.  Do you remember the line?

REBECCA:

I do remember that. The line was “I hope the mother dies in child birth,” and she thought it was so terrible to say.  I am glad she spoke up about it because being pregnant does affect you differently, and for any mother out there who would hear it, it would hit in the gut a little.

MICHAEL:

Helena also told Liz she has so many children to support she should go on Welfare, or something to that affect.  How is working with Constance as your number one sworn enemy?

REBECCA:

She is good at those little comments.  I love Constance.  How can you not love her?She is great!

MICHAEL:

I think Helena is going to switch the DNA.  DNA switcheroos run rampant at General Hospital.  They have for ages.

REBECCA:

People are having paternity tests all the time at General Hospital. (Laughs)  When Helena has her claws involved there is no limit to how far she will go.

MICHAEL:

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How is working with Tyler?

REBECCA:

I love working with Tyler no matter what we are doing.  It was great working with him romantically, because that was a side we had not explored.  And even if our characters are fighting, we had been best friends for a long time. Right now Elizabeth is like, “I can’t stand you, and I want you out of my face.”  Tyler and I play off of each other really well, regardless of what the storyline is.

MICHAEL:

So, here comes a possible real or faux Cassadine heir?

REBECCA:

I know, it could be one kidnapping after another.

MICHAEL:

Do you read the message boards?  Liz’s popularity has surely tanked with her latest stunts!

REBECCA:

I do not.  They can be mean on the boards.  I am sure Elizabeth is not on the top of everyone’s “like” list right now.  I know that.

MICHAEL:

Has anyone said anything to you on the street, or sent something to you out of anger and frustration with Liz?

REBECCA:

I got a letter not so long ago which said, ”How dare you, Becky, for doing this!”  I just thought it made me feel so bad because I did not have anything to do with that and people are so mad at Elizabeth!  But it’s story, and how exciting is this!  There has got to be more to her than writing in charts and answering phones all day long.  She needs something going on.

MICHAEL:

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Do you think she is a good nurse?

REBECCA:

(Laughs) When she is not wigging out!

MICHAEL:

She used to be a good nurse back in the day.

REBECCA:

I know, but now she is too wrapped up in her own problems.  Nikolas told her to leave because he is running the hospital.  He told her that she couldn’t come back there for a while.  And, that she needs help!

MICHAEL:

When you go on maternity leave again, will that be scheduled?

REBECCA:

You know the baby is due in August, but we have not scheduled a maternity leave yet, but we will figure it out as it goes along.

MICHAEL:

Boy or Girl?

REBECCA:

I don’t know yet.  We will find out soon.  I have a boy and a girl already and I don’t care, it doesn’t matter.

MICHAEL:

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What is the best part of motherhood?

REBECCA:

That is a hard question.  Motherhood in itself is who I am.  I love every minute of it, even though my children drive me crazy at times.  I finally feel complete as a person.  None of my jobs has fulfilled me in the way having children has.

MICHAEL:

Was this planned?

REBECCA:

Yeah, we had been talking about it for a while.  We knew the first and second one was pretty easy, because I knew I wanted two and the third one kind of rocks the boat a little bit. With this third one, people look at me like I am crazy.  I always wanted a big family.

MICHAEL:

GH has been really cooking right now.  It speaks to the longevity of the show.  There have been many times it’s been unwatchable.

REBECCA:

It’s kicked in to what it should be.  I have been told by fans that the show is really good right now, and there are times when I know people are fast forwarding through the show. But right now, I am hearing that the people are loving all the storylines on the show, which is great.

MICHAEL:

Do you ever watch your work back?

REBECCA:

Sometimes, I will.  But if I am at home I don’t have it on, because I don’t want my kids to watch it.

MICHAEL:

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Oh no, no… (Laughs)

REBECCA:

They don’t know what mommy does.  I do DVR it everyday.  So, if someone tells me it was a really great show, then I can go back and check it out.

MICHAEL:

You and many stars of GH have dealt with the ebbs and flows with their characters for many years.  How many years officially have you been on GH?  And what do you feel when you are so back–burnered for a long time and you have to just ride it out and wait your turn for story?

REBECCA:

I have been on 13 years.  We know its part of the game.  I don’t think everybody gets so discouraged.  We know that some storylines are better than others, and sometimes we work more than others, and that is how it goes.  Right now, I am really blessed to have a storyline after being here for 13 years, and that is my feeling.  I know it won’t last forever, and I hope it kicks back in again, because I love being here, but we all know how it goes.

MICHAEL:

Say a few words on your leading men: Steve Burton?

REBECCA:

Steve is comical; he can be very serious and very sensitive.

MICHAEL:

Tyler?

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REBECCA:

He too is a jokester, because Nikolas is so deadpanned… and I would say Tyler is the most opposite of his character.  He walks around here with bracelets on and ripped jeans. He is this cool laid-back guy always joking and nothing like Nikolas… which is good. (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Jonathan?

REBECCA:

I have such a special place in my heart for Jonathan.  He was the one I worked with right from the beginning.  He is caring and he is so dedicated to the integrity of his character, as are all the guys.  They are all really great people.

MICHAEL:

Do you think we will ever see loving Lucky/Liz scenes again?  Or, do you think now and forever the writers have ruined them?

REBECCA:

I don’t think they have ruined them.  They have taken a different path.  We can’t be the same kids we were ten years ago.  We are adults now, and in the soap world adults have to have baggage and problems.  There has to be issues and this is the way it goes.  We can’t be two adults hiding in boxcars like we used to. (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

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What is something you want to clear up for GH fans that they may not understand or know about you?

REBECCA:

After 13 years there is not a whole lot that fans don’t know about me.  However, in the beginning and even now, people don’t understand that I am basically a shy person.  The thing I hate more than anything is having to get up on a stage and have a microphone and answer questions, such as at the GH fan club luncheon.  It’s so hard for me to do.  One-on-one with fans I love, and hearing their thoughts and their opinions, and getting to know them is great.  But, having to be on a stage with a mic and having questions asked just about kills me, and I will get sick every time.  It has not gotten easier.  So I am very reserved when I do these things, and people take it as, “Becky has an attitude today” or “She does not want to be here.”   I freeze.  It’s intimidating with the other actors who are intelligent and witty people.  I don’t consider myself to be a witty person like Steve, or so many of them here.  I will be the one in the back of the room who will enjoy their witty comments, but not spew any back out.  (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Does you husband, Michael Saucedo (Ex- Juan, GH) watch the air shows when you have a love scene?

REBECCA:

Absolutely not!  There is no reason for him to see that.  I don’t get anyone who does. First of all, he does not even know when I’m doing them half the time.  I don’t tell him. And he is not that interested to the point where he is asking me, “Oh, what did Elizabeth do today?”  He likes to know story arcs, but not day to day what Elizabeth has done.

MICHAEL:

I can only imagine if he saw you and Tyler “doing it” on the air shows.

REBECCA:

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I don’t mention it, because when I get home I am the wife, and the mom, and picking up the kids from school and doing laundry.  We don’t talk about Liz and Lucky, and mostly Michael does not find out about it till after it’s aired.  Someone will say to him, “Oh, I saw your wife rolling around with that guy with that dark hair,” and I went, “Oh, geez, why did you feel the need to tell him?”  Michael then says to me, “How am I supposed to respond?  What do I say to that?”  And that is something I am sure you can never get used to.  So he does not say, “Oh, yeah?  Did she look good?” (Laughs)  So it’s a little awkward.

MICHAEL:

Looks like things are going to be revealed shortly about Liz and the baby daddy situation. What can fans look forward to in the next few weeks?

REBECCA:

Elizabeth has a long road ahead of her, and now she is anticipating finding out who the father is… and I am excited to see right along with her!

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Carole

Thank you Michael for this interview. I love Becky and Liz and one of the reasons is her honesty. I was upset about losing Greg but I love the flashback scenes with Becky and Jonathan. I will always be a Lucky and Liz fan first so I hope they get back together.

Garnet74

Becky always sees like such a nice, down to earth woman and this interview was great. I can’t confess to being a huge fan of her current story, though I’m happy to hear that they plan on delving into her character more, exploring who and *why* she is as well as beefing up her stories. As one of “those” Liason fans, I’d be thrilled to see her reunite with Jason Morgan. The grown up, adult vibe to not only their friendship but their romance was always what made me prefer their love story to any other. She got to be more than a kid or “the girl who was raped” with Jason just as he got to be more complex and more interesting than “just” the hit man. Loyal to the bone fans, that’s for sure, and that loyalty and support and desire to see that story continue manifests in awesome ways — like Jason and Elizabeth winning the first round of Soaps in Depths Super Couple Smackdown and qualifying them for the Semi-Finals! Good luck, Becky!

CreamTeam

Great comments!
Congrats to them winning the Couple Smackdown!!

Dee

I am so glad I had the chance to read and listen to this interview. Becky Herbst is a real sweetheart and although lately I have wanted to throttle Elizabeth more than hug her, Becky instills the character with depth and makes her extremely sympathetic even when her actions are anything but. I’m not a diehard Liason fan, but I am a diehard LnL2 fan. You guys should have never given me back my babies in their original form (nothing ever touched the chemistry between Jon and Becky for me). Now that I have them back or the possibility of them back, there is NO way I’m letting go. I have to see these two reunited again. Honestly, at this point, I’ll be happy just to see them re-establishment their friendship. There’s just something honest, pure and clean about the way Becky and Jonathan relate to each other as Lucky and Elizabeth. Even with all the ugliness, lies and “oh my God, whut???” between them right now, there is something about the way these two actors interact that sells me on Elizabeth and Lucky’s soulmate connection every time. I was glad to hear Becky’s feelings on whether or not their history had been ruined because, in the beginning, I felt that way and I was very unhappy about it because classic LnL2 always had a special place in my heart. But now, I’m really excited to see the new direction their saga takes and, of course, I’m enjoying seeing Becky and Jonathan play off of each other in a new way because we’ve never seen their version of LnL2 be anything but adoring to each other. This is unchartered territory and I’m liking it so far. I’m anxious to see where it goes.

Thank you for doing this interview, Michael, and thank you, Becky, for being so candid and sweet. You are an absolute doll!

Christian

Just had to say I agree with every word, Love Rebecca, love her and Jonathan together. Having him back has been AWESOME. Half of the permanent lock felt like it was almost missing. I say half b/c in no way is it all Jonathan. Love JJ, always have, huge fan, but him and Becky just have that romantic chemistry that is off the charts. So hope they make it. I can’t imagine they’d not give Classic LL2 a go, and I also hope the baby si Luckys! I want my Spencer little lady….= )

Kelsey

Wow! Becky is such a classy woman. I adore and respect her as an actress, a mother, and a human being. She is such a sweetie which is why I can’t help but still love Elizabeth even when I don’t approve of her actions. She also had the nicest things to say about her co-stars. I love how Jonathan has such a “special place in [her] heart.” I love the chemistry between Rebecca and Jonathan; it just looks so deep…swoon <3 Please let this be Lucky's baby!!! LnL2 <3

And thanks Michael for this great interview!!

Heather

I absolutely adore Becky. She is just as sweet and wonderful in person as you see in interviews. While I can’t stand the character of Elizabeth right now, I will always be a Becky fan. Just like while I don’t recognize the character of Jason right now, I will always love Steve Burton. I love Elizabeth and Jason together because when they are together their characters have more depth, make more sense, they are stronger and more interesting. I love their romance, passion and family. They are the perfect blend of hospital and mob, danger and family, adventure and romance. Opposites are so much more fun to watch then similiar personalities. I will always hope that Liason’s time comes around again. We’ll never give up hope. 🙂

Elena

I totally agree with you. Hope for their happy reunion in Italy…

CreamTeam

It’s funny to hear how she doesn’t like the stage, it makes her nervous. She came of as so cool at SALE. Steve did 90% of the talking but her zingers were spot on and worth the wait. She is witty, don’t let her fool you!! LOL

For the record, seeing her at the event made me love the actress more. Now this interview shows again what a thoughtful person she is and how she loves her fans. (and how different she is from her character – with the exception of motherhood)

I will forever be one of the nutty Liason fans for the simple reason I think Becky and Steve Burton do their best work together. Hope we get there some day.

Looking forward to the next time you interview Becky!!!

Tiffany

I loved this interview! I have such a girl crush on Becky, lol. I am a Liason fan for life, and Becky said don’t give up hope, and I never will!

LuvnLiason

Hi Michael,

Thank you so much for the awesome interview with Becky. First I would like to Congrats Becky & Michael on their soon to be new addition to the family. I absolutely Love, this younglady, she is do talented. I sure hope there’s a emmy nod coming your way too Becky. While I’m not thrilled with the current s/l, I am thrilled that Becky is upfront and center and knocking her scenes out of the the park. So to Becky, just want to say we LOVE and Adore you and I too am a Liason fan and will not give up or stop hoping that one day Jason & Elizabeth will get a fair chance at telling their story.

Thanks again Michael for the great interview

crimsonFan

Wonderful interview! Thank you so much. What a classy lady. Love Becky and Elizabeth. The story she is in right now has been difficult at times, but she has been wonderful. Actually this kind of story is why I watch soaps; complicated, messy, dramatic with lots of fallout. I hope General Hospital surprises me and follows through. Really does delve into the reasons for Liz’s breakdown and lets her come out of this strong and independent. I want to see a grown up Elizabeth in a grownup love story. Anyway it is lovely to see an actress who is so complimentary of her co-stars and so respectful of all of her fans. Great job!

Rose

Thank you for interviewing one of the most talented actresses in soaps today. Rebecca Herbst is such a classy person and so down to earth. She is doing such an awesome job on her storyline. She’s brought me to tears with it and she’s made my heart smile. I am one of those LIason fans as well and I hope Elizabeth and Jason will find their way back to one another. Steve and Becky’s chemistry is off the charts. They have so much talent and when you put that talent in a scene together, greatness is created. I can’t understand why the writers are not using these two in scenes together or why they are not involved in each other’s story lines but all I know is when they were, ratings for GH were so much better. I will continue Support Becky because she is a class act and I absoulutely love her work no matter what her storyline is.

Christian

I absolutely loved this interview and love Becky tons! Elizabeth Webber has always been my favorite female character on the show, and I would go as far as to say she’s my favorite character on General Hospital-period. There has always been something about her. She is a porcelain doll, so gorgeous, I also have a girl crush! LOVE her and Jonathan as Lucky and Elizabeth, have since the beginning. There is just something incredibly natural about them, their chemistry is fantastic. When they are on the screen together, I dare not look away in fear of missing something. Becky is able to say so much with an expression, JJ has the same ability, so together-wow. I also loved Liason, and can totally feel the real life bond that Becky/Steve share. I miss them, but Classic LL2 will always be my first love and fav pairing with Becky. I adore Becky/Elizabeth and hope that she is NEVER backburned again, she is way too talented, and so unique to dare be put on a shelf. This story has had it’s moments, but she has rocked every scene, the rooftop scene was INCREDIBLE. She’s got what it takes, they just need to give her the stories! So hoping for a suspensful exit for her maternity leave. Would love a 90’s feel adventure/rescue story with Lucky saving his girl from the evil Cassadine’s!! So very soapy! Loved that Constance asked them to edit that out of their scenes, love CT, love Helena, never will get tired of her-eva!! Have always wondered why they haven’t made Elizabeth a doctor…seems now would be a terrific time to have her go to med school in the near future and have her working alongside her hottie brother and Scrubs!! Thank you Michael for doing this story, I can’t wait to see the next time you interview Becky! Congrats to Michael and Rebecca for their new edition coming soon! So happy for them!

eliane

Awesome.. we love the character and the actress..

Rose

I don’t care for Elizabeth role! From one man to another. Let her just be a nurse!

Katie

I listened to your interview with Becky and she’s such an adorable lady! Michael, you are the best interviewer ever! I watch GH just because I love the Elizabeth character (I enjoy other characters, too, but if there were no Elizabeth, there would be no GH for me). Even though Elizabeth makes so many horrible choices, she’s kind of easy to relate to for me because I’ve been a single mom ( I haven’t made all the horrible choices like she, lol). I’m rooting for her to be true to her word about being a single mom, but I’m sure the writers will have her in another mess up soon. It is about time the writers settled Elizabeth down as far as jumping from one man to another (and for the wrong reasons). I’d love to see her focus not only on her kids, but maybe take a stab at medical school or start painting again. I’d like the next romantic relationship she has to be for the right reasons (you know, like really be passionately in love with and the guy feel the same way about her) and with no 3rd parties/cheating.

Jessica

I LOVE Elizabeth. I’m so glad to see her finally in a real complicated storyline. I’m loving the Lucky/Liz/Nik triangle. Surprisingly, I like Nik and Liz together. They are sexy. And Lucky and Liz will always be sweet in my heart. I’ll always want Jason and Liz to have a chance at romance and a family. It’s nice to see Rebecca getting ALOT more airtime and having so many scenes with so many great actors like Helena, Olivia, Luke. The storyline definitely has the fans attention. Whether you love Elizabeth or love to hate her, she’s on the fans radar. That’s great acting. Thank you for the great interview.

Mary

I Love Elizabeth Webber character she me favorite actress on GH ! We hope Jason & Elizabeth will finally have a chance together again. chemistry between Jason and Elizabeth are Awesome.Jason and Elizabeth did scenes together first time i so happy to see them together play the scenes over again & again!

semaj

love elizabeth no matter what she does bring on elizabeth’s next storyline elizabeth rocks

FormerGHFan

Just have to say that anytime Rebecca does an interview it always makes me even more proud to be a fan of hers. She is just a very Classy lady!

I hate the direction they took her character with Nik but she totally rocks any scene she is in.

I think she belongs with Jason and their child. That to me is the best soapy couple GH has!

Steckyfan

I love Rebecca. What a classy lady. She is so humble and down to earth. I love RH’s scenes best with Steve Burton. There chemistry is just paramount to anything I’ve seen in daytime. They don’t even need to utter a word. I heard that Steve and Becky dated briefly back in the day. They make such a beautiful couple, should be illegal to look that good. I remember Becky when she first started GH, wow has she grown up. She is such a classic beauty, I’d love to have her skin for a day. Liason fans are relentless, and we never give up.

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GH Preview – Week of May 28, 2018

GH: Will Drew Discover His True Past?

Coming up on General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) searches for his memories and decides that he wants Andre (Anthony Montgomery) to prepare to move ahead with the high-risk request to strip him of Jason’s (Steve Burton) memories so that he can retrieve his own.  Will Drew be able to get his life back?

Then, though Carly (Laura Wright) did not intentionally push Nelle (Chloe Lanier) down the stairs, Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) convinces her that her best chance at freedom is to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.  As a result, Carly expects to be sent to a mental institution rather than prison, but what will happen? Here are more teasers for next week’s General Hospital.

Monday, May 28

An encore presentation for Memorial Day.  Episode 14035. Original air date: 4/13/18

Tuesday, May 29

Carly snaps

Wednesday, May 30

Peter has leverage

Thursday, May 31

Valentin tries to defend himself

Friday, June 1

Jason offers words of encouragement

So, do you hope Drew regains his memories once and for all?  Has Carly got herself in so much hot water that the only place for her to go is straight into a mental institution when she’s perfectly fine?  Share your thoughts on the most intriguing storylines on General Hospital via the comment section below.

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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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