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General Hospital Casts Actor For Key Role!

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Looks like another hottie is on his way to Port Charles.  According to Soap Opera Digest, their sources have informed them that an African-American actor has landed a role on General Hospital.

They also added: “There is considerable buzz about the chemistry he generated during his screen test with a popular leading lady.”

So, who do you think this character is being brought in for?  What actor to you hope won the role?  What popular leading lady could they been talking about?

Will we see a wave  of new additions to the series, under new co-head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante?  In their recent interview with SOD, it appeared they would be limiting that, but time will tell what and who is needed to service the new stories they are about to tell!  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Valeries father…he dates Olivia making things complicated for Valerie, Dante, and Lulu???

Good one, Jimh. But, is Olivia a leading dame? I think su may be on the right track. Perhaps a hunk is being brought in as a competitor/contender for Anna’s affection.Sloane’s adversary?

Well thought out…

I wish they were recasting Judge Walters as a show of renewed interest in Leslie Charleson’s Monica.

ok-
”” a popular leading lady.”””
that ^^ leaves Valerie out.

Jordan is not yet a ‘leading lady’

considering it’s by Jean and Shelly they already have have the poor guy hooked up, so-

It’s not Carly
It’s not Tracy
It’s not Ava
It’s not Lulu
It’s not Sam It’s not Liz
Perhaps Anna I would love to have Anna in mixed affaire ..

then again- we have no age of the new guy, so a bit hard to call it ..

I’m all for more Anna period. If she happens to have great chemistry with the new guy sign me up. But can we please have a slow build. Regardless of what some writers have done, Anna doesn’t just hop into bed and fall in love or vice versa!!

Wish we knew the age of the man, that would help as to whom he may be with.

Right!! RC put Judge Walters with Monica out the clear blue simply because he didn’t want to write for Leslie Charleson…and sent A.J. up the steps into the light to try and make sure he could never return to the canvas..we know that ain’t true…GOODBYE SOOOO LONGGGG RC…BYE RC…KICK ROCKS…

Hoping they add a NEW Dr. to the mix..it is called General Hospital after all,
Patrick & Dr.O cannot be the only ones on staff..

Yes, Fanny. Patrick is the doctor of all trades…just like Dr. Daniel on Days. Genoa City Hospital seems to be the only one with a variety of doctors.LOL.

Yes, Fanny, especially since they saw fit to unnecessarily sacrifice Michael Easton’s Dr. Clay for God only knows what useful purpose???? Oh, right…to hire yet more newbies! Forget them…either Dr. Noah Drake or Dr. Jeff Webber should return to add some gravitas to the hospital staff !

@Shay…Hi Shay, hope all is well….
You’re absolutely right about Silas, his character was never given
enough attention or care, he was always outside looking in…
RC never did him justice, like I wrote below since he didn’t know
what to do with him, he did him in. Thought of U when I saw the
Revamped opening credits…Our “girl” Val-chops is in the lineup…
Meaning she’s staying put for the time being, since she’s about
to inform Dante she expecting…. His world is about t implode ❗️

Hello, Fanny! Sorry it took so long to respond! I’m quite well, thank you very much….just busy! (Fall is one of my favorite seasons, along with winter, so I am finally arriving at my time of the year!) Hope you are also feeling fine! As for Val-Chops, yep, looks like we’re stuck with her! They are using the same playbook as they did with the Sapster…..ignore her lack of appeal and unpopular storyline, keep on pushing her to the forefront and then double-down.—Too bad if we don’t like it!—I swear can barely stand to look at this show as it is right now…..I tried to sit through it on Thursday, and it was absolutely excruciating!!!! (Even WITHOUT Sappy!) And judging by the revamped opening, it doesn’t look to be getting better any time soon, at least not in terms of featured characters! (It still roils me to no end how it seems that Easton was dismissed to fund yet more mediocrities…) As you stated on another thread to our mutual friend, CeeCee….welcome to our world….indeed! (By the way, I answered that post, but it didn’t make it online!) Later, mon amie! Prends soin de toi!

G.H. needs more Black characters.

Why?

Because the world isn’t made up of only white people…… And neither is the viewer base.

I know, black suppression right? You people are never happy. Maybe you should just turn on BET.

” You people are never happy. ”

Wow. You sound like the nicest person alive, second only in niceness to Mother Teresa. Wow.

Sorry but I’m tired of the Suppression Narrative in this Country. It’s a bunch of crap kept alive by the White Liberal and you all keep eating it up! Maybe more Black Actors need to try out for more roles so something. BTW, I bet you don’t complain when there is a panel with all black folks do ya? SMDH

John you sound like one OLD unhappy conservative white person.
Why shouldnt there be more characters of color,this isnt the 50’s anymore,The world will be better when people like you are no longer here .Let’s see more Asians and Hispanics too.

…….Because there is no black and white. Characters come in ever shape, size and color. The color of a new character’s skin, black, white, red, yellow, brown, or purple should not impede hiring an actor, if he/she fits the bill.

How about just good characters that are written well.

Good characters that are written well is fine……. but when there is no diversity, that’s a problem IMO.

Hi, Timmm.
You had asked me if I like Sam and Jake as a couple. I am still on the fence. I certainly do not want him with Lizzie. I don’t know what Sam was like before, but, presently she is the better person. Sam is , at least, honest. That is a complete 180 for me. Nonetheless, Timmm, Sam has done nothing to wow me. She has never really stood out, to pique my interest. I would just like to see a personality….come out of her shell. Now, that is a dumb statement I just made. Well, considering she posed for Playboy decades ago. Know what I mean? A few days ago I watched episodes of DANCING WITH THE STARS. She is an incredible, sexy dancer. She still speaks in a monotone, uninteresting voice. And, I find her acting perfunctory. She speaks perpetually sotto voce…….almost as if she’s bashful. I never realized how petite she is, but, well-put-together. She has the look of both Marisa Tomei and Sandra Bullock. I don’t feel so badly about my own small frame now….LOL.
I did hear that Kelly and Billy are an item now. Gee, they surely didn’t waste any time. Yet, they are both so eye-catching, physically; they make a really good looking couple.
She is probably the complete opposite in real life….with an honest-to-goodness sense of humor and fun. Good for them. I wish their relationship longevity.
Their real-life love can only add spice to Kelly’s acting; driven by real, genuine feelings…show some passion. You know? Go into their love scenes with wild abandon….LOL.
Holy Moly!!!! It’s morning already…..WOW. Good morning, Timmm…..later.

Co sign Belle.

If day time wants viewers they need to look to their audiences.

Salem looks like it’s segregated with a lone Asian character and two black actors who are lucky to get five minutes of air time combined in a two week span.

Btw, not to pick on Salem. GH has one Asian. YR has Jack’s never discussed Miss Saigon son. BB has zero.

Time to get over this weird fear of a community of people that includes folks of color instead of marginalizing them with nominally having one and declaring Mission Accomplished.

I always wonder where Kemo is, and why he never joins any family festivities…such as THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS. He’s probably in some third-world country as a missionary or in a dungeon somewhere. LOL.
I agree, Torkumada. I’m sure it isn’t from lack of actors. I would hope there is no racial profiling.

The other missing Abbott is Tracy. I suppose some folks like segregated world of blue eyed blondes in a size two dress at the expense of a collage of what this world looks like. Marcy on OLTL was brought on to pour tea for a skinny white girl. But she was a terrific actress and her character became a featured character and bland non dimensional skinny chick was gone.

Nice to see that some on this board aren’t threatened by having more than one, token actor of color.

Btw, no one ever paid the rent by sitting on a panel. I recently attended a conference for work and I can’t fly you the number of all white panel discussions I sat through. It was Trumpian in female representation. John L would have loved it!!! He’d be brimming with compassion.

The “Empire” needs more white characters!

valarie needs a man – maybe he is for her……………………

Valerie doesn’t need a man…she needs to leave the show!
Sorry, can’t stand her. She’s not improved or endeared herself at all. Only caused unnecessary conflict.

i guess that is the way the writers want her to be – it is up to tptb improve the characters – there are always going to be trouble makers on every show – if every character ran around being the perfect person where would the drama come from…………….

Agreed SZima. I want her, Kiki, Ava & Julian to all pack their bags and never return.

Yes, but it reads”popular leading actress” which negates the idea of Valerie because she is neither popular or a leading actress.
I think Timm might be on to something when he says he will be paired up with Olivia and he might be Valerie’s father.

Maybe it’s Keith Hamilton Cobb, who used to play Noah Keefer on AMC?
He’s now in his early fifties. Yes, it would help if we knew his age.

Hi, Harry.
Yes, that makes sense. But, I thought that one of our fellow-posters said he was in his twenties. If that’s the case, I had mentioned that he could be Valerie’s half brother; Justus Ward as both their father.

LoL Valerie doesn’t need a man…….. Depending on where this story goes, she’s got either Dante or Dillon. I’d prefer her with Dante though…… LoL This guy might be her dad.

Maybe TAGGERT is coming back and he’ll create a love triangle with JORDAN & ANNA????
Wonder who the actor could be????

I hated Taggert!

I LOVED Taggert! He hated Sonny and he was right to hate Sonny.

The actor who portrayed him was BEAUTIFUL !

I’m thinking it’s a Shawn recast….

I aqree

That would be dumb. The guy who played him was good.

I think he will be there for Jordan she needs a distraction

I think so. Hope he’s hot! 🙂

AwesomE!!!! 🙂

They def needed to do that to offset the ridiculous dismissal of Shawn.

I agree. I liked Shawn and the actor who played him. Lame loss just before finding out he’s TJ’s dad.

WOW ! I didn’t know about the TJ reveal. I wonder, what was the point at losing him? When he ripped off that shirt he certainly looked better than most men in Pt. Charles.

Yeah, it was revealed right before he was carted off to jail. Sean was very fut! Lol 🙂

*fit* damn phone.

WHAT THEY NEED IS SEAN BUTLER AND DUKE BACK…

I’d be happy to see Shawn Butler back. I wasn’t feeling Duke this time around. Probably because of lousy writing for him but still…. would love for Tristan Rogers to leave that bland Y&R and return to GH !! 🙂 Loved Robert & Anna!

Perhaps Valerie’s father is Laura’s new love interest…and he can’t feel his face but he LOVES it.

Say what?

Celia, I just have to tell you that I LOVE your user name! The character of Celia Quartermaine was one of my favorites…

Awww, thank you so much, Grant. Very sweet of you!

Me too, James! I’ve often suggested that Celia’s “chip off the old debutante” daughter should arrive in Port Charles….perhaps along with Jimmy Lee Holt’s strapping son! Could be romantic history repeating itself!

Dont forget Jimmy Lee Holt!

@ Shay: That would be awesome!

@Celia: Sometimes I’g the good Grant, and sometimes I’m greasy Grant… 🙂

Yes, James, it would be quite awesome! Incidentally, please allow me to echo CeeCee’s remarks….YOU could never intrude! The entire point here is indeed to share, and you always do so in the most polite and gentlemanly manner. Please feel free to join in our “conversations” anytime!

Thanks, Shay! You’ve made my day!

You are most welcome, James! I always enjoy reading your posts, not to mention partaking in any discussions we have the pleasure of sharing.

Laura who?

Shawn Bro the Dr on # OLTL having a brain freeze. Terlle??? Wow I really like him but…can’t find it.

Oh yeah! Margie that guy was so hot it was unreal. I too, cannot remember his name but you are correct it shoulder like Tyler, good call! He was a great actor too. He was Destinys dad? No?

Terrell Tilford, the hunk, is at Y&R….causing every female patient at GCH swoon and smile. LOL.

Oh joy…..another newbie!

Hi, Shay.
Forgive me for replying on this site. I was cleaning up my inbox and I accidentally deleted a few sites. Always in a hurry, I am. I had to take a peek ….since I can’t sleep…too wound up….
Re: Sloane and Anna….yes, they do make a striking couple. However, I don’t think Anna will ever be able to trust him again. So, there goes that.
What I don’t understand is why Anna could not say she killed Carlos because of self-defense. Would not her word have been enough?
I think the new hottie is coming to keep Jordan’s bed warm…LOL. Is she a leading lady?
I hope Michael Easton wasn’t sacrificed for a newcomer. Sad!!

I am in the city for the week-end….was at GROUND ZERO for the memorial and it’s also Fashion Week!!!!!! It sounds callous to say both in the same sentence, but I am vested in both. It just happened to be a huge coincidence.
A shout out for everyone….there are many charities for the families of the victims of 911. Good cause….info online. Later, cara amica.

CeeCee, I don’t mean to intrude in your conversation with Shay, so I offer my apologies… But I happened to notice your post on visiting New York, and I commend your mentioning 9/11. We should never forget what happened on that fateful day. Also, there is no callousness in your statement. Best regards…

Thats okay CeeCee, we will never forget but life moves one, we win, look good!

@CeeCee… Bonjour Sweets….
I believe Carlos is alive and well…looking for revenge, what if he’s
working w/ the Wu’s… shot Sonny and plotting against Jules…
As for Silas… I gather RC couldn’t write for his character so he
simply wrote him off…Done in poor taste.

@Fanny.
Bon après-midi, Fanny.
I have learned to trust all of you, that is, the longtime fans who know GH and its characters inside out.
I also believe, the shooter could be Carlos, as I intimated earlier. I am not familiar with the Wu’s, but you know better than I. As MadMaddie, the shooter is probably a character that is on his/her way out.
As far as Silas? Are we sure Michael was let go? Is it possible that because of his multiple projects, he decided to leave?
I find it so droll and annoying for Sonny to, again, have the brightest of spotlights shine on him. Whoever said this continues to be the Sonny and Carly show; is right! And, I am so done with Carly’s tears over this degenerate……the flashbacks down memory lane. Snap out of it, Carly! Pease!
Sonny is a one-man demolition derby. Am I the only one to rebel? Oy Vey!!!! LOL. Later, ma bonne amie.

Thank you, Shay, for having the courage to stand behind me and the truth, without sounding righteous. If we did not enjoy everyone else’s comments, we would not offer any opinion…the sole purpose for these sites. I try to look the other way, but the brutality of the affront stings. There is no one else like this on any of the other soap sites. So, I am not a spiteful person. But, if it continues, I’m done.
Thank you …to the moon and back, Girl. Later.

@jamesj74
Hi, James.
You could never intrude. The whole point here is to share. You are so sweet and I love you for it.
9-11 is so fresh in my mind, James. I was 15, but it could have been yesterday…imprinted in the heart and mind…. My parents were in the vicinity…lower Manhattan (they have offices on Wall St.) ….so much confusion and fear…all trying to get in touch with our loved ones. So many friends lost! Will never forget, James. I make a point of being involved in any way I can…..many of us knew someone. Everyone in the city and beyond, knew someone, it seems. Good Night, James.

@Shay.
Hello and good morning, love.
Again, sorry for answering on this thread. Everyone’s been using my iPad because I’m the only one who brought it along. It’s a mess…LOL.
You know, this thing with Anna and Carlos is really bothering me. It is so far fetched to me that her word would not have held weight, albeit I do see that the mayor had/has it within her power to destroy Anna’s credibility and her person. Has GH and its state legislature always been this disreputable? NY state has one of the toughest laws in the country….needs to have them!!!!! So, this has always been my contention how the writers bend and mollify rules where the baddies get away with the worst crime there is…MURDER.
I apologize to Maurice…let’s keep it real….I am TALKING ABOUT THE CHARACTER. From what I understand he is one of the best family men , father and husband , there is. But, Sonny has killed innumerable people, baddies or innocent people…murder, just the same. He is still breathing as a free man because an idiotic governor gave him the green light……(not in this state!!!!!) while Anna has to now dance to Sloane’s music? Bah!!!!!LOL.
Speaking of music, I love the 80’s as well, ….all genres. As yourself, my husband loves DuranDuran, 9 INCH NAILS(yuck) and other such music, Zeppelin being his fave. But, I do love Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Joplin and Motown, just to name a few. You must have had great fun, with a crooner in tow? LOL
My husband is a clown when he gets in that mood. He still croons ballads and sings rock to me. He’ll stand on the kitchen table, stooping because he’s so tall. I wonder if he heals his patients by singing to them?
Sorry, I digressed. Why do you think Sonny was shot now? I say NOW, because of the importance of Morgan’s state of mind. The writers introduced this very sensitive and devastating subject ( malady) and then put the focus on the omnipotent , mighty mob-boss? Will they ever see Morgan’s developing disorder through its different stages? I find that so much more important and riveting than Sonny’s shooting. Nothing new here.
I am thinking that perhaps, it is to show the extend of Morgan’s illness when under pressure? The stress of his father possibly dying will propel Morgan to do something irreparable? I mean, he did look ominous! I was actually impressed by the emotions and passion on his face….he really looked like he was ready to kill someone. Good job. Good acting. I have not even liked the weasely ( is that a word?lol) character since his underhanded marriage to Kiki.
It will probably be a year before the shooter is discovered ( I hope not), which means everything will be at a standstill. To be honest, Shay, I don’t care for this recycled storyline. I just want Jake to finally emerge as Jason Q; get rid of Lizzie, albeit I love the actress, and take it from there. With Sam? I hope that if such were to happen, he and Sam will spend some time together, with their son, and get re-acquainted, before jumping on a bed where it has been the home of so many others…..LOL.
Thinking of you Girl. A piu’ tardi.

Sonny is a gansta they kill people it goes along with the way they do business.
Thing is- Sonny has his hit men do the actual killing.
Sonny has killed some but they usually other gangstas and gangstas kill each other LOL
Nonetheless; Sonny has always loved and protected his family, even if stuff got messed up and went wrong he loves them and would die for them.
Sonny is complicated- he lives two lives- loving friend and family man and ruthless gangsta.
ALL Italian mobsters were great family men and even went regularly to church with family and again they had great family love especially for their mothers lol

Mobster families are exciting ..
not to mention– there are only 2 mobsters, not a mob, two older guys arguing over the pier and threatening to shoot each other LOL..

@su.
Hi, su,
Su, su, su. What am I going to do with you? LOL. Sonny is a good guy because all Italian mobsters love their families and go to church? That’s kind of hypocritical, don’t you think?
For one thing, Sonny is not Italian. Not even close. The features, the coloring, the SPEECH and ACCENT…all wrong to be Italian. Italians are Caucasian, su, not Hispanic. As are Spaniards ( Castilian) from Spain, Caucasian and not Hispanic, albeit some people are confused about that. Secondly, going to church for an Italian man, is more of a tradition than a religion. It’s a family thing they do together. Italian mobsters also have a million and one women on the side. LOL.i know a few Italian men who are agnostic, yet they go to church every Sunday…protocol…LOL.
Where have you heard that mobsters would not kill members of their own family? Have you ever watched THE GODFATHER?
I suppose we will never agree on this subject. You glorify mobsters, I ‘stinkify’ them. You adore Sonny, I deplore him.
Italian men don’t have to be in the mob to love their mothers. The culture dictates love and respect for their mothers. My husband is 33 and he still shows deference to his mother in all things. If he didn’t, she would probably pull his ear, which is something else Italian mothers do to their sons, LOL. That’s just the way it is…..nothing to do with any affiliation to the mob. I would hope all men love and respect their mothers.
I also tried explaining to you that a mob does not mean a crowd here. Julian and Sonny ARE the MOB…one, two, or one hundred, still and always a mob. Two is a fraction of a whole. A whole, in this case being the mob. Golly, su. I feel like I’m back in the classroom…..just kiiiidddiiing.
I would love to have a cup of coffee with you and Shay, su. You are a one-woman entertainment ‘group’. Nite, su. Luv-ya.

Have iPad, will travel….sounds like you’re the “Girl Scout” in the bunch, CeeCeeGirl…always prepared! LOL. I’m running a bit short of time this morning, but just wanted to let you know that I read your response and say hello! I shall try to get back to you later, but needless to say, I am in no way a fan of this latest round of “Sonny-centric” family drama either…but then again, to admit that I’m beyond disappointed in all the storylines right now, is a huge understatement…..particularly Anna’s with this sleazy Sloane business. I so desire to see her emerge with both her dignity and integrity intact, and at the moment, I’m at a loss for envisioning how that feat can be accomplished. I am hoping Robert comes to town to assist her….they truly are a dynamic duo!!! If anyone can rescue her from this mess, it’s Scorpio! At any rate, I’ll check back with you during my night owl hours…..that’s when my thoughts and words really flow. Until then….

CeeCee, thanks for your kind words — I just noticed them. I also appreciate your reflections on 9/11 and its impact on you and your family.

And speaking of terrorists… It’s admirable to keep up the fight about GH’s Sonny. There is indeed a “mob” of GH fans who feel the same way and are passionate about having such a character who routinely and literally gets away with murder.

Finally, from what I infer, you and your husband seem like terrific people! Take care.

Your not allowed to leave Double Cee! Dont let haters win. We love you!

@Timmm.
I love you too, Timmm. You just made me cry. Thank you for your sweetness. Later, my friend.

Love to see taggert come back or Garcia . Want to see happiness for sabrina and Michael. .also emma and patrick.

^And yes, I realize Lesley is not a Q! 😉 But loved Lesley and Monica’s last scenes that they had together….

Jordan needs a Hot Body next to her 🙂

Probably a TJ recast. If not, it is a sin to bring someone new in when Sean Blakemore filled that role and was a good actor. Lets just hope the casting director is involved and not Jean and Shelly. They tried to increase the afro american population on Y&R and the one black actor who played Tyler was one of the worst actors EVER!

OK. As we have no age limit… yet, could this possibly be a replacement for TJ as an interest for Molly? It’s a possibility. But I would like to see Sean Butler back and running Kelly’s instead of trying to be a “hitman” for Sonny. He couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn even if it was right in front of him! Neither could Carlos for that fact. But… for me, there’s only going to be DUKE for ANNA. Sloane’s a “sluff” who’s only interested in looking out for himself and screwing everyone else over.

Jordan needs a man since Sean is gone. She is so pretty that I cant see her not attracting a man for very long. Valerie needs to go as she is a real PITB and will keep trying to break up Lulu and Dante.

Why does the actor being hired have to be announced as an “African American”. I don’t understand why such a description is needed. Just ‘actor hired’ tested well, etc is sufficient as is. They could drop other hints beside his race if they want speculation on what kind of role, who he may be paired with,etc. Same with when a Hispanic actor/actress is announced as a possible cast member.

Agree.

True, but it is the only clue other than gender being given.
Do they tell us when a caucasian is going to be cast as a new character? I am asking a rhetorical question–I simply am not sure.

Hi, j9,
I think it is purposely done just for this reason….to arise speculation. We are talking about it…..cause and effect.

well.
the casting call for an African American..
An African American was cast and said as so.
(no big deal…

I agree, male or female or I guess now a days it could be in between? BRUCE!

I don’t care. This show closed the casket for me today.

I hope it’s a Sean recast. Sean was played over confident and he was not likeable. Sean would need to be played more like Shemar Moore’s Malcom from Y&r…..

Couldn’t it be young Tommy Hardy (Audrey’s grandson)?
Maybe they will pair him with the returning Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina).
After all, she will be spending a lot of time in the hospital since Sonny was shot for the 100th time.

At this point I don’t care who they cast as long as he isn’t given the role of yet another mobster/bad guy/criminal/bully. The show could do with a character who is actually a good guy who is not associated with the mob or the lunatic fringe. The PCPD is riddled with officers whose loyalties lead to chewing up the scenes: Jordan, Dante, and Nathan each has questionable associations. Jeez, I am bored silly with all the angst.

Jordan chose the law over her son long, long ago. Her anguish is understandable but does not make for exciting drama.

Dante, didn’t anyone ever tell you that while confession is good for the soul it is a burdensome hell on the soulmate. Don’t burden your wife or your criminal father with confessions. Buck up and learn to live with your sins.

Nathan, your birthmother, your adopted mother and the woman you consider your sister are all crazier than gaggle of drunken geese. Get away and save yourself because you can’t save them.

Ava dear, why would you want to expose your baby daughter to life with the mob? How is being with her bitter, murderous mother better than the life she has right now? Avery was safer as AJ living with Michael than she can ever be with Ava or with Sonny, neither of whom are fit to raise a hamster.

Bravo. Well said.

Engrady; your sentiments express what most of us are thinking.

a new TJ? I hear the actor just landed a role on another show.

Awesome shoot, Diane. So lovely!

I think Jordan.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

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Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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General Hospital Daytime Emmy-Winning Directing Team Remembers Johnny Wactor: “He Came to Set Every Day with a Smile of Gratitude and a Love-Filled Hug for Everybody”

It has been a rough year and a half for the General Hospital family losing so many beloved cast members and producer, Nneka Garland.  Now, the Daytime Emmy-winning directing team has spoken out about the emotional toll it has taken on everyone associated with the show, and most recently, with the heartbreaking murder of Johnny Wactor (Ex-Brando Corbin).

The actor was shot back in the wee hours of the morning on May 25th by a masked gunman who was part of three car thieves trying to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s vehicle. Johnny came upon the scene after he finished his bartending shift in downtown Los Angeles and was walking a co-worker to their cars.

Last Friday at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, GH was named Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series. Following their on-stage victory, the group stopped by to chat with Michael Fairman TV on the Winners Walk.

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Directors Robert Markham, Tina Keller, Allison Reames and the rest of the award-wining directing team, shared in the joy of their victory, but it was not lost on them the seriousness of the moment as well.

Tina Keller expressed, “It’s been a rough year, and it’s been really rough for General Hospital recently with Johnny.” Keller, along with Robert Markham recalled what it was like working with Wactor.

“He came to set every day with a smile of gratitude and a love-filled hug for everybody,” shared Keller. “I’ve never worked with anyone who was so much light-filled and happy to be where he was. Just so much gratitude and joy and it’s a tremendous loss for his friends, his family, and anyone who loved him.” An emotional Robert Markham confirmed what Keller shared,  “Yeah, absolutely. He was a gentleman. He really was, and we’re going to miss him.”

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GH paid tribute to Wactor in the final moments of the Tuesday, June 11th episode with a title card in remembrance of the slain actor. A march in Los Angeles is scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, June 12th, to City Hall for a call for change to clean up the streets of LA from crime, to help find Wactor’s killer.

The directing team took home the gold in the Directing for a Daytime Drama Series category, in part, due to the episode they submitted surrounding the memorial of Epiphany Johnson played by the late Sonya Eddy, who passed away back in December of 2022. The second episode they submitted was when Anna’s (Finola Hughes) house was set on fire.

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Keller spoke to directing the memorial episode that was so heartfelt and raw as performed by the cast that knew and loved Sonya Eddy. “You know, it was a beautiful day to be able to pay tribute to Sonya and it was a rollercoaster all day,” shared Tina.

“We had our cast giving tributes to her and they all did such a beautiful job. It was well-written and a rough day emotionally, but it was an honor to be able to play a tribute to somebody who’s been such an important role in General Hospital throughout the history of the show,” Keller concluded.

You can check out the entire conversation with the Daytime Emmy-winning Directing team from General Hospital below. Make sure to visit the Michael Fairman Channel for full coverage of the red carpet and Winners Walk with interviews from daytime’s biggest night.

Now, let us know, what you thought of the winning GH Emmy episode submissions and the heartfelt words from the directors on the death of Johnny Wactor and the loss of Sonya Eddy via the comment section.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting death of Johnny Wactor is urged to contact LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org.

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