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General Hospital's Billy Miller Talks Giving The Character Of Jason Some Levity & The Prospect Of Working With Tony Geary!

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Three-time Daytime Emmy winner Billy Miller chatted with the Associated Press on taking over the coveted role of Jason Morgan on ABC’s General Hospital.

Miller who took over the role, formerly played by Y&R’s Steve Burton, said that to make the role his own he believes adding some levity to the character you play in this very dramatic genre is a good thing.

Billy noted: “It’s more fun in this genre whenever you can add some lightness to it or make it funny. You don’t get a lot of room for that, so I usually look for it. It’s a scary position for this guy who is so lost and doesn’t know who he is, (so) you match that with a little bit of humor.”

Working with Anthony Geary (Luke) in  some scenes is something Miller would definitely up for, if and when Jason and Luke cross paths.  Miller revealed, ““I can’t wait for that acting class.”

For now, Miller is looking forward when his Port Charles past and present worlds collide: “It really does offer up some great story if we decide to go there.  I really hope that’s how we explore this because I feel like that might be more my strength.”

So, are you enjoying Billy Miller’s performance of Jason AKA “Jake” Morgan thus far and his spin on the character?  Comment below!

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Mateo
Mateo

Billy Miller is just amazing at just about everything. His skill and sincerity pour out in all of the roles he takes on. I don’t see him as replacing Steve Burton. I see him as being the current Jason Morgan. He has HUGE talent and he is so beautiful to look at. I hope they write great storylines for him. Most of all I hope the powers that be at General Hospital do everything to keep him happy there because he is genius and fantastic in his acting and talent should never be overlooked or taken for granted. Praises to Billy Miller for his being a part of the acting family at GH!!!!

Joanne
Joanne

yes I am enjoying Billy Miller as playing Jake aka Jason Morgan. great actor we all need to give him more time its hard to step into someone else is shoes, but Billy has a lot of talent he will be a different Jason I can see that already he is going to have a different aspect on his life. hey we may even see him smile alot more. well done writers great job so far. you have done a great job with this so far.

Denise Pettit
Denise Pettit

I Love Billy Miller as Jason Yes we need to give him a Chance hes a Great Actor and Does everything 100 percent NO hes Not Steve Burton and we Dont expect him to be they Changed his Face and personality thats helenas Doing it makes sence Love you Billy

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Is he really Jason or is this another faker storyline…lol..will he cross paths with Luke or is the real Luke still missing…Faison is the Fluke Anna confronted at Julians so is that really Luke with Tracy or another Fluke(Anthony Z)? or Jerry?

su0000
su0000

Maybe Fluke is Helena!! lol
We will soon know..
he is not Jax, he is not Anthony Z, Fluke is …..????? <– that guy!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Well, there is more than one Fluke…lol

Denise Pettit
Denise Pettit

I Agree I Think Fluke is Helena and she has all The Cassidines working for her in Masks to take over PC makes sence to me

GH50
GH50

I don’t think it’s spin. I think Billy is playing a character that is entirely different and he is making no effort to give fans even a glimpse of Jason Morgan. There is a difference between “mimicking” another actor and putting your own spin on a role and he is doing neither. It seems that he’s just doing what he wants, being encouraged to do that by TPTB, and it makes no sense to me.

Amnesia or circumstances would not turn Jason Morgan into an extroverted jokester. It makes no sense. There could have been some subtlety and a gradual change with something here and there, a look, a reaction, that would let fans know that it was Jason. That’s hard to do and either the actor isn’t willing to do that or can’t. I’m going to go with not willing and I think it is a disservice to fans and to the character. Again, there is a difference between mimicking and giving the proper treatment to a role with your own spin on it, even injecting “some” humor.

su0000
su0000

This Jason was recreated in lab of horrors..
He cost millions and 2 years time, he was/is an experiment..
There are many things that could have been done to Jason, and most likely were done, if not then the Cassadines would not want their property, Jason back..
He is now important to the Cassadines.. Victor said ‘Jason is now his ..
also-
Jason use to be a humorous fun guy before his accident and brain surgery..
He/Billy is more like Jason Q use to be ..
Jason was not always ”stone cold” .. he was more like he is being seen, now..

(Billy Miller has great charisma and a great actor, he will do Jason well..

GH50
GH50

Jason Q was not a clown and he is now 20 years older. It is obvious that this type of character that BM is playing is what he is most comfortable playing is doing so regardless of whether it fits. Just like Roger Howarth coming on as Franco but playing it like snarky Todd.

It is not a coincidence that Billy Miller is playing Jason this way and trying to bend the story to fit and make sense of it doesn’t work. The material is being written to suit the actor and it doesn’t make sense for the character.

It is fine for the character to change, to have a sense of humor even. But the character has to have some traits of Jason Morgan as well. There needs to be something that is recognizable to the audience. There is nothing and that is a failure on the part of the actor, not really the writing. It is all about the delivery. Miller is OTT with the humor. He could have easily delivered some of those lines in a more dry, sarcastic tone. That would have been believable and acceptable. He could at times be more animated and that would be fine too. But this version of Jason exhibits none of the characteristics or mannerisms of Jason Morgan, none in the slightest, and that is a failure.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I dont think he is really Jason…he’ll be Jason for awhile until we learn who he really is and why Helene is using him in yet another fake person storyline…sigh!!!

Ashley
Ashley

I think Billy miller is doing a fantastic job at playing Jake aka Jason Morgan!!

nette
nette

I wholeheartedly agree denise u hit nail on the head.

Mark
Mark

He is so cute

Timmm
Timmm

Billy Miller is Jason II. The only way he would ever be an impostor if after being on GH for a while and wanting to leave and Steve wanting to return would they maybe flesh Billy out and Steve in as Jason I and Jason II. Jason II would be an Helena Cassadine lab project.

Helena Moseman
Helena Moseman

Billy Miller is the one reason I am still watching GH! He makes every role his own and adds dimension and humor to all of his characters. Can’t wait to see where he takes this, plus he has chemistry with everyone he works with!

richard
richard

I don’t think he is the “real” Jason. In a few years, SB will tire of playing that boring Dylan on YR, then wanna head back to GH, it will then be explained that Jake wasn’t the real Jason and the whole thing was a scam by the Cassadines. I seriously cannot see BM sharing scenes with Sonny Corinthos. Hence I don’t think this is the real Jason, just a fake planted by Helena.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thats what ive been saying for the longest time: that BM is playing a fake Jason…reprogrammed by the Cassidines to think he is Jason for one of their sinister plots…notice how Helene isnt eager to recapture him, especially knowing that ‘fake Jake’ could regain his memory…if really Jason…and know she is keeping Robin against her will…so if he suddenly remembers being ‘Jason’ and doesnt remember Robin he could be an imposter…i said it often and i still say it: he IS in imposter!

Franco
Franco

I think so too. If they really wanted Jason back, they would have come back without that who new face thing, like Ridge in B&B. GH is trying to make everyone believe that “Jason Morgan” has “returned” to the canvas, and by showing him with Robin, getting hit and having reconstructed surgery is to prove that it is Jason. I mean, they’re copying the same storyline with Roman Brady/John Black. Unlike Adam Newman, Steve wasn’t fired, so there’s a chance that Steve might return. I really hope that Steve Burton returns to the show, other wise we’re look like fools saying he’s not Jason.

Jason
Jason

If he’s really not Jason then why did Robin recognized him when he revealed himself to her? Why does Liz feel that there’s something familiar about him? Why does Danny run to his father despite the fact that he has a new face?

LLATWTFan
LLATWTFan

Billy Miller is doing a great job! I love his take on Jason. Jason Morgan was a whole new man, so this Jason had to be a whole new man. I miss him on YR, but it’s worth the sacrifice. Steve Burton’s doing a great job there too! Interesting switch.

DaleReshotnik
DaleReshotnik

Billy is doing a great job as Jason aka Jake!!!! I knew he would!!!! He’s an AMAZING ACTOR!!!! I can’t wait to c what they have planned for him!!!!!:):):):):):)

Audrey Tapper
Audrey Tapper

I want Steve Burton back. I loved him as Jason and i want Billy back on Y&R. Please you guys go back. I am so disappointed.

jo
jo

Some of the criticisms here are pretty low. Roger HOWARTH wasn’t hired to mimic James franco, and Billy Miller wasn’t hired to mimic Steve burton. The way you get the most out of an actor is to let them flex their talent, and that is what they are all doing. And Steve BURTON HAS A GREAT character in Dylan on Y&R. It’s given him a chance to flex his acting muscles and he’s done so with aplomb.

These are all individuals, human beings, and they have a right to make career changes without our approval, and, they have a right to bring their talent forward. Some of you people need to get a little bit of perspective.

jenni
jenni

I had never watched Genera Hospital until Billy Miller joined the show he is a very talented actor and now I am hooked on the show

shay
shay

I am enjoying him totally. He has brought just a hint of humor much needed. Can’ t wait for the Sam and Jason reality.

Jason
Jason

Today’s episode proves that Billy Miller’s Jason is in fact the real Jason Morgan. If that doesn’t convince you that Jason has return that I don’t know what will!

RealJason
RealJason

Noooooooooooooooo.

That also means that Steve Burton can’t return to the role of Jason. I was actually cite for a two Jason Morgan storyline!

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And with that, Daytime Emmy-winner Hayley Erin will reprise her role and share scenes with her former on-screen mom, Maura West.

Erin exited GH in early 2019, when she joined the cast of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists on Freeform in which she currently plays the role of Taylor Hotchkiss.

EW.com broke the news with first look photos of Erin’s return here.

Hayley tweeted a photo of herself in front of the General Hospital sign at their set with the words, “Surprise, Surprise”

Are you glad to know that there will be some heavy emotional payoff and scenes between GH’s Ava and her late daughter Kiki? Comment below.

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Knight, who played Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on and off from 1982 to 2011 on ABC’s All My Children, will begin taping scenes soon when GH returns from its mid-summer production break.

As to who will Michael play? That is being kept under-wraps.  But Knight’s new GH castmate and his former AMC castmate, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) enthused on the announcement: “I am thrilled, are you kidding me? I love that guy. He’s excited, too; it’s been a while for him. It’s going to be really fun to have him on my turf. I would love to share scenes with him.”

Soap viewers last saw Knight in his role as Dr Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless back in 2015.

So who do you think Michael will play on the GH canvas?  Could he reprise Tad but in Port Charles, since ABC has the rights now to the characters from AMC and OLTL? Stay tuned.

Excited by the news of Michael to GH? Comment below.

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Cassandra first announced the news on her Twitter, expressing “Surprise! “Shooting DIGGSTOWN with my GH sister Vinessa Antoine.”

Antoine responded in kind sharing a photo fo the two together on the set of the show relating: “Just a couple of gals making history.  First black person to lead a dramatic show in Canada and first trans woman on a soap together. Wow! Welcome, sister. So proud to have you here.”

On GH, Vinessa exited her role of Jordan Ashford back in September of 2018, and was later replaced by Briana Nicole Henry, after making Canadian TV history when she landed the lead role of Marcie Diggs on Diggstown.  James first came onto the Port Charles canvas as Liz’s childhood friend, back in June of 2018.

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