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Cameron Mathison Shares He Will Make Summer Debut On GH and Says: “Incredibly Grateful to Frank Valentini and the Writers at GH for Including Me on Such an Iconic Show”

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Longtime All My Children favorite and current co-host of Hallmark’s Home & Family, Cameron Mathison, took to his Instagram account on Friday to share his enthusiasm and excitement for what’s to come this summer when he joins ABC’s General Hospital.

No word yet as to what role Mathison will play – and whether it will indeed be Pine Valley’s Ryan Lavery, a new character, or a recast character from the past such as how Kim Delaney took over the role of Jackie Templeton, who has not been seen on the canvas for decades since Demi Moore made that role soap-famous.

In his post today, Cameron expressed thanks to GH EP Frank Valentini and the writing team,  noting: “Almost 10 years after All My Children went off the air I am so excited to be joining General Hospital this summer! I was a member of the abc family for over 15 years and soon I’ll be back: Incredibly grateful to Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me on such an iconic show I feel like a kid on Christmas, as I’ll also continue making Hallmark movies and continue to be part of that family as well😀🙏🏼 So so excited… thank you!!!! (More details to come😉)”

So, who do you think Cameron will play once he hits Port Charles?  Let us know and make sure to take our poll below on how you want Mathison to be integrated into the story as Ryan, a new character or a recast character blast from the past? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Jeffrie
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Jeffrie

He is so going to be a recast Lucky…..putting him opposite Elizabeth with a triangle set up with a returning Hayden…..Rebecca And Cameron were s super couple on AMC and Elizabeth has chemistry with the phone book!

Harry
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Harry

He would be a terrible choice for a Lucky re- cast, just terrible. That would be even worse choice than Jacob Young was.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

I can’t see the 51 year old CM playing Lucky when they reversed SORAS’d Nikolas from TC to MC. Bring GV back as Lucky. JJ will never come back full time.

Satan
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Satan

Greg is 47. Younger than Cameron but still a decade older than Jonathan Jackson. And especially with the grey in his hair (at least when last seen on Days) there’s no way he could pass as the younger brother of the current version of Nikolas. Didn’t mind Greg’s version of the character back in the day, though he seemed like an entirely different person. But I don’t think he would be a good fit for the part right now. Really wish JJ would come back though, because given all the family drama going on right now…. from Lulu being comatose,… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Your saying that Greg’s version of Lucky was like a different person is spot on. Tony Geary did not have the same bond with GV and it was evident on screen. Ethan was introduced primarily because of that. Also, GV played Lucky during the years that Genie was primarily missing from the canvas, so not much history to play off there.

Yes, with the reverse SORAS of Nikolas, GV would not fit in the current cast.

Timmm
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Timmm

Greg Vauhn was terrific!

Timmm
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Timmm

Too old!

Angie
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Angie

No way. With those blue eyes my bet is a Drew recast. We need more Q’s.

GB Jones
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GB Jones

Please,soap gods! no Drew recast as a matter of fact.no Drew period! that character was a total disappointment and waste. No lucky recast either.only JJ or GV imo can do that role..if he can’t be Ryan Lavery then someone totally new. and not looking for a quick love connection or hookup.unless it’s Hayden Barns and only Hayden Barns.no one else.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Angie, looks like you were right. Can’t believe or accept it.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I would love it if he were Ryan…just to have that piece of AMC on the canvas. Just like i am hoping when Roger Howarth comes back, he’ll be Todd from OLTL. The one thing they need to do is to put Michael Easton back as John McBain. I prefer his OLTL character over any of the others he’s played on GH since Prospect Park ruined it for us those years ago.

Harry
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Harry

Well remember, Ryan Lavary was related to Duke Lavary.

Steve
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Steve

Was there ever a storyline or plot point that confirmed the Ryan – Duke link? Not sure if that was just fan fiction or speculation.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

It was a plot point involving Anna when she crossed over to AMC. They mentioned Ryan and Duke were cousins. I forgot the story behind the reveal but, yup, it was done.

Steve
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Steve

Thanks Dennis. My GH (and OLTL) historical context is far greater than that of AMC.

TMJ
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TMJ

I don’t think they would have another character named “Ryan” on the canvas as long as Ryan Chamberlain is still blinking away in Pentonville. I also doubt that Roger will be playing Todd Manning because I don’t believe they want to introduce yet another “so-called” reformed rapist. Fans gave them a lot of well deserved flack for both Luke and Franco.

Glee
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Glee

They had two named Olivia remember Olivia Jerome/ Olivia Falconeri

Claudio
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Claudio

Welcome back to Daytime, Cameron Mathison. Maybe Cameron will play Lucky Spencer or Drew.

Steve
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Steve

CM is far too old to play Lucky. A. He’s only 7 years younger than Genie Francis and B. Lucky is supposed to be 1-2 years younger than Nikolas.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I have a strong feeling he is going to be the owner of the company that was just-recently mentioned as seeking interest in purchasing The Invader from Peter.

Kevin
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Kevin

When I heard that, Scott, I thought that was gonna be Todd Manning’s foot back in the Port Charles door.

Time will tell!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It might… but, I honestly do not know. Considering Todd previously owned Crimson, I doubt he’d need to hide behind a company name.

Michaela
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Michaela

I would love for him to be a recast Lucky but he’s only 7 years younger than Genie Francis. I would like to see him as either a recast Dr. Patrick Drake or Dr. Steve Webber. Only Billy Miller for Drew Cain but if Billy has no plans to return I would accept him as Drew Cain. Since Kimberly McCullough said she’s retired from acting and if Rebecca B wasn’t so fresh in our minds as Hayden, she would be a perfect recast Dr. Robin Scorpio. I think they could maybe still pull it off if they dye her hair.… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I could actually see him as a short term recast of Patrick Drake, since we know now that Robin is returning for a short time.

There will never be a recast of Robin Scorpio. When you literally grow up on the show from age 6, you own the role. In some ways, it sucks to only see Robin on rare occasions, but at least she’s still herself when we do see her. That beats the Hell out of the alternative.

rose
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rose

Whoever Cameron plays I hope he brings some of his smile to Port Charles. It’s really needed.

Larrane Wiechman
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Larrane Wiechman

I agree! Hopefully, he will play a new character and bring some fresh air and a fresh storyline to Port Charles!

Shari
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Shari

Everyone got upset when GH started bringing in OLTL actors so why isn’t the same holding true for the AMC invasion? Not liking this news at all. Hope he isn’t Lucky because CM would be an awful as that character.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you. I’m seeing others suggest he’d make a good Lucky re-cast which puzzles me. Jonathan Jackson’s Lucky was cool and had a kind of Janes Dean quality about him. Cameron reminds me of a game show host.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, Harry!

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Exactly, he would be an awful Lucky.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry,Yes ! maybe they can get Ryan Seacrest.

Glee
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Glee

I’ve been saying the same. FV was EP of both soaps. that’s why he keeps bringing them to port Charles.imo since he’s now GH EP he have more cast from both of those soaps, than GH vets or regulars and yes I’m mad about it.they have changed the characters on GH so much in the last few years.

Brian
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Brian

I hope he plays his AMC role and becomes similar to what the Rae Cummings character was to all the ABC soaps. He could lead viewers to Pine Valley.. and perhaps then open a door to OLTL as well.

Timmm
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Timmm

He may be to young to play Jeff Weber so maybe he is Tom Hardy?

Satan
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Satan

That would actually be a reasonable recast. Tom Hardy hasn’t been seen in years, and obviously Matthew Ashford is busy on Days, so he won’t likely be back. It couldn’t hurt to have another member of the Hardy family on the canvas. And probably a more logical choice to be chief of staff than a literal convicted felon.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Too young for Tom Hardy as well. He should be in his early 60s by now. They could always age him though.

Steve
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Steve

Tom is supposed to be just a few years younger than Scotty, so yes CM is too young.

In an only in soaps world, Tom is cousin to Scott and uncle to Elizabeth, but not biologically related to either.

Satan
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Satan

Yeah, you’re probably right about the age thing. I recently saw an old episode of the show on YouTube from 77 or 78. Tommy wasn’t in the episode, but he was mentioned as being “out of town” with Audrey, so he was still a child then. As opposed to Scotty who was in law school at the time. Though Tom would obviously be SORASed a few years later. On that basis, he probably would be roughly the same age as his “cousin” Scott.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
Speaking of Scott, where is he, I miss him?

ADJP
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ADJP

So, no one is going to bring up that he is not that great an actor & often comes off bumbling and goofy? I can’t take this seriously in a role. They have already ruined the character of Lucky by having him uncharacteristically abandon his family. I like Greg Vaughan in general, but when he came on they majorly changed him & it just obliterated the the character. They should have “killed” him off instead. Some character are better left with the good memories with certain actors. Like Jason – only Steve Burton. Jonathan Jackson is Lucky.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

ADJP
I agree with your concept. There are so many others also that only one actor is acceptable in a role, too numerous to mention

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SAY IT ISN’T SO!! Just read that Cameron is going to be recast as Drew Cain. I can’t believe how they would think that this guy could ever fill Billy’s shoes. Iam too upset to even say more, except that my fast-forward will get a good workout.

Julie
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Julie

Excited to see who he plays. I so would love for Billy Miller to come back as Drew and put him back with Sam. They had great chemistry.

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Bryan Craig Teases His Role in Upcoming ‘Joker’ Sequel

Former General Hospital star and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) has been quite busy these days with his continuing role on Freeform’s Good Trouble and now the biggest tease of all!

Craig took to his Instagram account and posted an intriguing pic, which from all indications mean he has landed a part in the upcoming motion picture Joker sequel Folie à Deux! (“Madness for Two”).

Because details on the upcoming film have been top secret, Craig erased his character’s name on his cast parking sign when he posted the image.

What we do know is that the upcoming Joker sequel will see the return of Joaquin Phoenix in his Oscar-winning role as Arthur Fleck. The cast includes Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, plus Brendan Gleeson, Zazie Beets, and Catherine Keener.

The film is due out in 2024.

Looking forward to seeing Bryan in Folie à Deux? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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