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General Hospital's Rebecca Budig Talks On Jean Passanante, Potential Port Charles Leading Men & What's Up With Hayden?

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Oh hell, yeah!  Daytime drama favorite Rebecca Budig has just returned to General Hospital for her second go-round as the mysterious Hayden.  And with that came the news via a tweet from ABC Soap In Depth that Budig has signed a new four-year deal with the series.

Budig, who previously played take-no-prisoners Greenlee Smythe on All My Children, will now be re-teamed with the head writer who generated many of her stories in Pine Valley, Jean Passanante.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Budig this past weekend at GHFCW 2015 to get the skinny on her Port Charles return, the ramifications of Hayden awakening for her coma (Watch out Nikolas, Liz, Jake, Sam, et al), the potential GH on-screen love interests and leading men for this fan favorite, her performance on the GH Live Shows, and the road that led her to the 52-year-old soap opera following the birth of her baby girl, Charlotte and more.   

Jean Passanante, the new co-head writer of General Hospital, has a very interesting history with you.  She truly was instrumental in bringing the character of Greenlee to life on All My Children, correct?

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REBECCA:  I think if my memory serves me: Agnes Nixon (creator, AMC), who was very involved at the time with All My Children named Greenlee, but Jean Passanante was the head writer of the series at that time, and she wrote for the character.  Jean wrote the Greenlee and Leo (Josh Duhamel) romance and story.  I think it was one of the best love stories ever on the soaps.

Hayden has awakened from her coma after being shot in the head, thanks to a bullet from a hit man hired by Nikolas (Tyler Christopher!  We don’t what she remembers or she doesn’t, since she was about to tell Jake (Billy Miller) that he was really Jason.  Are you intrigued to see what your character will ultimately be about?

REBECCA:  I don’t know what this character is ultimately going to be and I am just getting started.   It will be interesting to see. Believe me, I keep bugging our executive producer Frank Valentini going, “Who is she? What’s going to happen?”

Was your first stint on GH really supposed to be only very short term?  Now you are on a major contract with the ABC daytime drama series!

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REBECCA:  It was originally only suppose to be two or three episodes, and so I said, “Sure”.   I am still a new mom with a baby, and I didn’t know if I was really ready to get back into it.  I thought this would be a good test to see if I am! (Laughs)  I am very happy to be here.

Many GH fans commented that you rocked the GH Live Shows back in May.  I concur!

REBECCA:  Really, you think so?  You say that to everybody! (Laughs)  Becky Herbst (Elizabeth) and Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and I wanted to rehearse and rehearse, which I loved.  You know, some people like to just run lines twice, but we did it over and over.  I felt like we had a good handle on the scenes going into the live shows.

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How is working with Tyler Christopher?  I actually think your character is going to end up with Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) down the line, after his relationship with Sam (Kelly Monaco) takes a tumble when everyone learns that Jake is Jason.

REBECCA:  I love Tyler!  You do think Hayden is going to end up with Patrick?  Listen, I’ll take Jason Thompson.  He’s kind of hot, too! (Laughs)  Of all the men in the cast I get to work with I get Tyler and Jason … I mean, c’mon!  Not only are they gorgeous human beings, they are incredible guys with no ego, really easy going, funny, and hard-working.

Had you known Jason Thompson previously, before coming aboard General Hospital?

REBECCA:  Yes, I knew Jason.  I had watched General Hospital off on and on before I was on it.  I go to know Jason from Super Soap Weekends, and we knew each other sort of socially.  But Tyler, I did not know at all.  I also get to work with another guy, Nicolas Bechtel as Spencer, who is the cutest!

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Viewers are in for a ride as to whether Hayden is lying and she does  know who was responsible for shooting her in the head, and if she does remember that Jake is really Jason.  And if she does know, the question becomes what will she do with this ammo?

REBECCA:  We will see.  Even if I did not know, I wouldn’t say.  But right now, I don’t actually know!

How has motherhood been treating you?  You gave birth to your beautiful baby girl Charlotte in the fall of last year.

REBECCA:  Motherhood is amazing and challenging in many ways.  It is also gratifying in so many ways.  I also want to act and have my life, and I don’t want to not be able to do that just because I have a child.  Trust me!  My whole life and my brain are devoted to Charlotte when I am not with her.  Before you know it, she will be in pre-school in 3 years and right now Charlotte is already 11-months-old.  It is going by so fast.

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What happened to The Better Show, your first foray into being a talk show host?  I thought you did an excellent job.  A lot of actors who attempt to become hosts fail miserably, but that was not the case with you.

REBECCA:  They cancelled it, and I was so sad.  I really enjoyed that experience.  I actually feel that JD Roberto who was my co-host was incredible.  JD was so smart, and he taught me a lot, and we just jived.  To be a good host you have to be able to listen and not make it about yourself.  Actually, there are a lot of hosts out there that don’t listen.  I’m not even talking about “actor hosts” … I’m talking about “hosts”.  When they don’t listen, they miss things and seem so aware of themselves.  And that was one of the things I loved about hosting, and that was it was not about me, it was about the guests.  

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I still will never forget our final All My Children interview together with Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan) … so many tears.  What are your thoughts on where Cameron has taken his career and your special relationship with him?

REBECCA: Cameron is doing so well … look at him on Entertainment Tonight now!  I love him so deeply that I can’t even explain.  We grew up together.  We were on All My Children and we were so young.  We evolved as human beings together, and went through so much together in our lives and in our personal lives.  Cameron is amazing.  He is the best dad, and best husband.  He really is like the perfect guy.  I am so proud of who he has become and who he is, and as my friend.  He is incredible.

So, who do you hope will ultimately be the leading men for Rebecca Budig on GH … Tyler Christopher, Jason Thompson, or someone else?  Do you think Hayden knows exactly what happened to her and remembers that Jake is Jason? If so, what will be her next move?  Do you think it will be revealed that Hayden has a connection to someone else in the town of Port Charles?  If so, who?  Are you happy to hear that Rebecca will be sticking around GH for quite some time to come?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Timmm
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Timmm

If Emily is not alive I would hope that Hayden and Nicholas stay together. They are explosive! He invited her back to stay with him to keep a close eye on her. I actually think he will drug her to keep her from remembering Jake’s identity. Regardless, I am so happy to hear Rebecca signed a four year contract. She is beautiful, talented and seems sweet. Good for her and her family.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

What if Hayden…like Jake…got a new face and identity because of Helene…Hayden is really Emily!!!

jerri italiano
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jerri italiano

Hayden could be Robin she did come out of no were anything is possible..lol

Timmm
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Timmm

I sure hope not!

Lorraine
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Lorraine

Word on the street she is related to Elizabeth. I think that would be perfect., she needs someone to be in her corner. I’m an unapologetic member of Liason Nation. I want them to stay together and they can. Why do you ask? Cause it’s a soap. Murders, rapist, adulterers, fornicators, bully, etc have been redeemed….and they are 10X worse than Liz. Come on GH show some guts do something different for a change not the same old Jake gets his memory back, yells at Liz and all the other hypocrites do to. Jake reunites with Sam and Liz is… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

No I agree, Liz was vanilla for many years. I’m glad they gave her an edge along with Nick. Sonny gets to do whatever the hell he wants. Why not Liz?

Harry
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Harry

I agree–would love to see Jason stick with Lizzy. Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco have no chemistry.

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

A daughter of Heather and Jeff Webber would make her a half-sister to Elizabeth, full sister to Steven Lars, and half-sister to Franco… Could be worth it.

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

I agree: Miller and Monaco have NO CHEMISTRY.
As for Jake, I’d like to see him with Liz for some time, even if he learns he is really Jason Quartermaine Morgan. Relationships never last on soaps, but they don’t have to destroy Jake and Liz so soon.
I could go for a Jake Hayden pairing for a while. Just keep him away from Sam.

Linda
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Linda

I am happy to see Rebecca back as Hayden. She plays the female villian perfectly as she did with the Greenlee role on AMC

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Jean Passanante wrote Leo & Greenlee? Ugh .. I hated them. I know I’m in the minority, lol. The problem with that story, is that AMC was already building up a very sweet love story with Leo & Becca. And then they suddenly switched gears and gave the sweet love story to Leo & Greenlee. Even gave them a lot of the same lines to say, same music, settings and scenarios. And they got rid of Becca without a “by your leave”. Soaps do this a lot. Build up a couple and then drop them, hoping the audience will forget… Read more »

richard
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richard

Leo and Becca were a snoozefest!!!!!! Hahahaha…so boring….i did enjoy the triangle with Becca/Leo/Greenlee….Becca was clearly no match!!!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

well, clearly I disagree, lol. Greenlee was just a nasty little witch, no morals whatsoever, couldn’t see how ANY man could love her, especially not Leo! Greenlee was just like his selfish, gold-digging mom! Greens and Leo had a bet that he could “de-virginize” Becca. How horrible and despicable! But he fell for Becca for real and couldn’t go through with it. Just like “Cruel Intentions”. Except, the twist, suddenly he decided he wanted the nasty witch instead of the sweet princess. It made me so mad I quit watching after being an AMC fan for 15 years. Came back… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Was Becca the one who trotted around the Opal’s Glamorama tossing her long hair about?
I agree with Richard–she was a goody-goody bore who seemed to be a creation of Disney’s. She was a precurser to GH’s Sparkle Pony.
Moreover, the actress who played Becca could not act.

Ash
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Ash

I loved Greenlee and Lee.
but totally agree with your thoughts on Jakeson

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

🙂

Will
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Will

Becca was BORING. Sparks flew between Leo and Greenlee. Or Greenpea as Reggie called her. I miss AMC!!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I seem to be the only one in here who remembers Leo & Becca, lol. But let me tell ya, at the time, the on-line debates were FIERCE. And polls in SOD and SID were pretty much 50-50. Same thing happened when Greenlee was temporarily paired with Jake. There was no overwhelming support for her with Leo. Half preferred her with Jake. Interestingly, though, almost EVERYBODY hated Leo with Laura, LOL.

stella rebello
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stella rebello

I love my soaps. I hated ABC FOR cancelling OLTL AND AMC. They replaced with a talk show come on. This will be a good thing for General Hospital. Can’t wait to see where it goes. Wooo hoooo I love GH.

Ginger
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Ginger

All roads now lead to more mob and cancellation. It’s a shame, if I cared what Moe was mumbling, I put on the cc, but now I’ll have to FF half the show.

Joni
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Joni

Hayden Hospital here we come! It’ll be AMC all over again.

Evan
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Evan

Yes thats a good thing. Rebecca is a wonderful actress. Now they need to cast Marj Dusay or Elizabeth Hubbard ex Lucinda As The World Turns as Haydens Mother.

MissySnow
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MissySnow

Why? It sure would be nice if Liz’s parents finally made an appearance instead of constantly giving newbies more and more family members! After eighteen years, it sure would be nice to know the name of Liz’s mother and we have not seen Dr. Jeff Webber since 1984!

Justin
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Justin

You are right… Elizabeth Hubbard would be great period. Just get her on the show already! They need some older actors or at the very least, use the ones they already have.

not needed
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not needed

can’t stand hayden. she needs to leave asap. this show is redic. you have great female leads already. but instead you bring on this woman to what? shove her down our throats. no thank you. she brings nothing to the table, but white noise. leave.

needed
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needed

love hayden. so glad she’s staying. this show is wonderful. they have great female leads. they brought on this woman to be another. yes thank you. she brings a lot more to the table than white noise. stay.

Carlee
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Carlee

I’m sorry but I just don’t see the need for another actress from another soap. The cast is so bloated as it is and the focus on new characters portrayed by high profile actors from other soaps has lead to 15 week lows in the key demographic. I have nothing against RB, but how about focus on existing female characters like Anna, Alexis, Tracy, Sam, Liz, etc who have basically been either relegated to supporting roles of newbie actors or have disappeared altogether for long stretches. I do not understand why this show continues to repeat a failed approach. Have… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Franco is one of the best GH characters..
Nina and Franco are magic and they have a great following!

Roger and his Franco is captivating, indeed . 🙂 He has a great many fans!

Harry
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Harry

The truth has come out that the executive suits had a choice of letting go of one of daytimes’s most popular actors (Michael Easton) in order to propel a stupid who dunnit storyline or letting go a new character whom no one cares about (Hayden).
For some unfathomable and idiotic reason, they chose to kill Silas, and not Hayden.
I swear to God, ABC is trying to run GH down to the ground. They are going out of their way to make everything wrong.

Justin
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Justin

That Franco and Nina have a great following is the funniest thing I’ve read in weeks! Lol. Su0000 look at the ratings. New characters like Nina are killing this show. Wake up!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Roger Howarth had a great many fans before he came to GH. They are (for the most part, at least) the Franco fans you’re referring to; they love everything Roger does, uncritically, and they love him as Franco, the same way they loved him as Todd on One Life to Live (a role in which he was very, very good) and loved him as Paul on As the World Turns (a role in which he was very, very, VERY bad). Aside from them, I’ve run into very few people who think Franco is a particularly successful character or adds much… Read more »

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

A “four-year contract.” What is the point when your butt can be canned every 13 weeks? Not to mention that if GH doesn’t get turned around, she probably won’t have four years left in her.

Reen
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Reen

Adding yet another high profile former soap star from another show isn’t going to cure what ails this show. 2015 its Hayden, 2014 it was Nina and yet the show continues to falter and the audience is leaving. Get back to the basics, cut the unneeded cast and start crafting stories that make sense. GH doesn’t need Hayden to work. She should have left when her purpose was done.

su0000
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su0000

The Hayden character is a great addition to GH..
She is bringing the vets stories interacting with her..
Rebeca is a good actress and anytime GH can bring in prime talent that is a very good thing..
Hayden will keep things fresh and interesting, I like her ..

Reen
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Reen

A cast of hundreds gives no one focus, the bane of all storytelling. Obviously the strategy of employing everyone under the sun isn’t working. The audience continues to shrink, week by week. At the current rate of decline the 18-49 should be at zero within 10 weeks. ( clearly I jest, but the declining audience is a fact) Bringing on yet another actress, destined for the front line will not correct the shows problems.

MissySnow
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MissySnow

Popular actors from previous soaps don’t seem to do too well at least on GH!

Dan S
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Dan S

2013 it was Ava. Or as we know her now unfortunately, (Denise). I agree with all that you said!

Justin
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Justin

Stunt casting is killing this show. Why can’t they see that. MissySnow is right, new characters/popular actors from other shows, just don’t work on GH.

Harry
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Harry

I could not agree with you more, Reen.

Scoma60
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Scoma60

The last thing GH needs is another cast member. Stories and actors already go missing and beats are missed.
Hayden should have just been a short term character.
If we have to have her I’d like to see her with Patrick. Patrick needs a long term pairing since Robin’s gone I’d also love to see Nik & Liz finally get a true romance. They need to turn to each other once they’re deemed pariahs,

Cathy
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Cathy

Patrick needs Robin. Doesn’t mean because some want Jasam and Nic with Liz that Patrick belongs with Hayden. FV needs to work with kMC same way FV works with everyone else. kMC is Robin and belongs with her daughter and Patrick.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree, Robin needs to be with Patrick. Maybe Kim doesnt want to return? Then recast!

Liz
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Liz

I agree KMC needs to come back, and FV needs to work with her. She has been with the show since she was 6. Come on, I think she is due.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Eh, it doesn’t matter what we think because the writers do not put characters together like they should. Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller might be together off screen but onscreen they do not have he chemistry that Miller has with Rebecca Herbst. It won’t matter though because they will put Sam and Jason back together and leave Elizabeth twisting in the wind … again. Why can’t the character of Elizabeth be written as the smart, sassy person she is instead of making her conniving? She deserves better than this and what makes me so mad is that ELIZABETH has been… Read more »

S.U.
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S.U.

I completely agree with you! Miller has the best chemistry with Herbst. That is where they should keep their focus after all of this reveal mess happens. Herbst is killing her material but the writing for Liz has been horrible.

su0000
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su0000

Elizabeth is upfront in a great story and highlighting her talents..
There is much more to come for Elizabeth when the Jason secret comes out.
Liz is only on halftime with this story..
However;
how the new writers perceive the Liz character and what they have planned for her, we will find out … lol

as of now she is hitting it outta the park! a great story for her..

richard
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richard

OMG I SO agree with you!!!! She has 3 kids, stop writing her as so wanton!!! Kellly and Billy really don’t have onscreen chemistry and he sizzles with Rebecca Herbst!!!!

richard
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richard

And again, YES, RH, have been on for 2 decades!!! And I feel llike they will put jason and Sam back together “just because”….like just bc he has a son with Sam, wellllll he has a son with Liz too!!!

Ash
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Ash

totally agree

Tracy
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Tracy

GH is in a transitional state; there are many characters who need a reset and multiple stories that require fixing – this means the show needs good, solid, creative writing! It does NOT mean that GH needs another head writer who hires one of their favorites! That’s what Ron and Frank did – they played favorites and it did not work! The hiring of Budig in a contract but untested role means the new writers don’t care what the fans think! If they wanted to bring Hayden back they should have done so on a recurring basis until they saw… Read more »

David
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David

Correction: Frank hires favorites. Ron has nothing to do with casting. Not much is going to change under the new writers, I’m afraid, when the problem is the Executive Producer, NOT the head writer.

su0000
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su0000

Hayden is already worked into the soap..
She is entangled with Jake/Jason, Nik, and others.
Rebeca is a great talent to bring in creating some really good drama..
GH did very well getting her on contract with a 13 week clause?

And–
Rebeca was brought back before the new writers who have not yet written were brought on..

Justin
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Justin

I agree Tracy. The show is full of actors from other shows while the GH talent is completely missing. Enough with the stunt casting and hiring favorites, it is killing the show. Don’t believe me, check out the ratings.

Connor Chown
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Connor Chown

Who really and truly knows what all has happened “behind the scenes” at really any filmed television show, soap opera or not? We can all sit here and continue to write and think that… THIS one does this, and that THIS one does THAT… but at least in my opinion, what good does that do to any of us? Yes, I understand the fact that we all have our own rights to our own opinions. Because, well, we DO. But saying that Frank makes this decision, and Ron has made that decision, and so on and so fourth… That’s just… Read more »

elm51
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elm51

hmmm….. a four year contract – wow – i just can not wrap my head around that……….sorry but i just don’t get it and my thoughts have nothing to do with the actress either.
i am not getting excited because michael easton signed his new contract in march 2015 & he is now gone………………..

aria
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aria

i hope she last more then four years, i really like her, but as to your question about the 4 year contract, i hear its now the standard, it benefits the network more then the actor i would think because the show has a clause were they can get rid of you every 13 week cycle, yet the actor if they want out, it s not that easy for them, they are obligated to finish off their sign agreement.

Justin
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Justin

What I’m guessing is that for the next four years this character will be shoved down our throats.

Dawn
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Dawn

Oh boy Hayden Hospital! NOT. Plus the rumor she was supposed to be recast Robin which blindsided KMc but ABC told FV no. No thanks. Sick of this pets over vets mentality.

su0000
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su0000

Dawn
That is the most ridiculous stuff I have recently read ….

Robyn
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Robyn

It’s KM choice NOT to be on GH so life goes on and soaps need the best actors and those that fans love and will tune in for so if u don’t like that GH is trying to get the best actors available then simply don’t watch!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Hats off Robyn!

Liz
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Liz

ABC is dedicated to KMC. They will never let her be recast as she has been with the show since she was a little girl. And it’s up to ABC not FV to agree to let it happen. If you notice all her directing gigs are coming from ABC also..

Cathy
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Cathy

KMC left and was willing to do both GH and direct if FV worked with her schedule (like he works with others most not even vets or yoriginal GH characters). She said that numerous times in interviews that she is willing to work but it is FV as to when she returns. KMC has been available and came back EVERYtime FV asked her. FV can work with KMC like he does others. TG screwed up her last return.

Cathy
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Cathy

RB isn’t the best for many like myself. If she was so great last time people would have tuned in and
ratings would have gone up and they didn’t. That’s a fact.

m t
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m t

I would’ve been ok with that. Robin is needed and I believe RB would’ve done a great job.

Lorraine
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Lorraine

I certainly hope she doesn’t end up with Patrick. This is why General Hospital is in the shape it’s end…its too vanilla. Why would Sam dump Patrick? I hope Jake never remembers he is Jason M, Jason Q yes. Jason and Sam made me go to YR, Jason and Sam part deux…almost there.

Ash
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Ash

agree. I have no interest in seeing Jasam 2.0.

Frank
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Frank

So happy Rebecca is back as Hayden, what a great actress and character. Looking forward to this upcoming story.

Cathy
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Cathy

NO THANKS Hayden and RB are NOT needed. She did nothing her last time. Don’t know where ABC gets its info or maybe ABC, FV and others are pimping trying to get viewers to buy into Hayden being a hit. ABC should have checked with the viewers who left. Hayden was More of a BIG MISS! Bring ROBIN Played by the talented KMC back. WORK WITH KMC MR FV. why don’t you listen to those viewers, the ones you lost and need back. Patrick belongs with Robin, always has and always will. RB can NEVER play Robin. What an insult… Read more »

aria
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aria

oh please, talk about drama queen, i’m not a fan of RC but his gh has more gh vets then the previous regime, so i have no idea what you are talking about, sure not all are being used, but scott, bobbie, and lucy,felicia robert anna, were all gone under the previous regime, robin is gone cause the actress chose to leave, thats why brenda is gone too, emily is dead, not every new actor is going to work out but the newbies are needed to infuse new life to the show, the fact is, none of the actors currently… Read more »

Vicky
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Vicky

Oh my gosh! THAT explains why AMC tanked. Passanante ruined it, too. Takes credit for Leo and Greenlee and, as with ATWT, klonk! We’ll see how Rebecca likes Passanante when she kills yet another one. Why do people still hire that thing?

Vicky
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Vicky

PS: I adore Rebecca Budig!

su0000
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su0000

LOL…
did you see how she wrecked Y&R 2014.. like a wrecking ball!!
keep your fingers crossed!
The Queens of Snore will be writing for GH ..

Vicky
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Vicky

i didn’t see it but I know she leaves destruction in her wake. She may be a lovely woman personally, but as a writer, I don’t know how she gets jobs. Hasn’t she ripped through most of the soaps by now?

S.U.
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S.U.

I am a bit uneasy hearing that the new HW had a hand in creating Greenlee. There was too much Greenlee on AMC! I’m hoping we don’t have too much Hayden now on GH! I liked her short visit before because she was used sparingly. I enjoy Rebecca Budig but I definitely don’t want Hayden overtaking the show. Put her with Nik. No need to pair her up with Patrick. I’m actually hoping the show does something unexpected and doesn’t reunite Jason/Sam.

Scott
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Scott

The twist is Hayden, is a transexual. That will come out in february sweeps.

Eric
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Eric

Oh Scott, that would be fine with me. Hayden might be a man. Good one lol.

Robyn
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Robyn

Rebecca Budig would be so good with any of the GH leading men!! Nikolas and Hayden we know are HOT together but it needs to be about more than SEX!!LOL!! Patrick could use a woman to kick him in the backside when he needs it and liven up his dullsville character!! I would enjoy either but leaning toward Hayden with Nik. Their Lust/Hate relationship would be interesting to watch develop into deeper feelings and dare I say it……Love!!?? With 4-year deal we’ll certainly see a lot of Hayden!!
Love RB and so happy she’s now long term at GH!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

She is so talented. Her and Nick blew it up when they were last on screen together before her coma. Love her AND she can act!

Cathy
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Cathy

The ONE woman that should kick Patrick in backside is Robin. She owes him for being stupid ignopriong her TWO phones calls when he listened to the Disney Princess and for ignoring (he and Anna both) when Robin skyped and he and Anna both knew something was up. Instead the next day they acted like it never happened. Idiots! I won’t even get into Patrick moving the gross women he bedded in Robin’s home. No interest in another pet of JP and FV. FV can work with Kimberly since she worked with him. He works with others so he can… Read more »

Robyn
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Robyn

We all know soaps could disappear unless actors and fans r willing to except change!! GH has their vintage veteran actors but that doesn’t mean no other actor or new characters can or should ever become a part of the show!! When players like KM want to do other things it leaves holes in SL’s and hurts the actorsworking with them namely JT in this instance. The actors themselves said things were going wrong recently at GH & welcomed change and new direction. If that means KM returns for short stints, fine but GH is bringing in others & new… Read more »

Dan S
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Dan S

Nothing at all against the actress but she is one more reason why Genie isn’t staying, why Felicia, Lucy, Monica, Bobbie and more are on about 12 episodes a year and why TPTB still don’t realize that powerhouse actors from other shows will not boost the ratings while relationships, great characters and consistency in storytelling will.

Lorraine
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Lorraine

Dan S, if I’m not mistaken Genie is just on leave she is coming back in October. Also RC or FV said they killed Silas (let ME go) so they could sign RBu. Also on a podcast last night NV said that GH would focus on the Quartermaines.

su0000
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su0000

huh? what?
no way on this earth would
”RC or FV say they killed Silas (let ME go) so they could sign RBu”
(that would never be said)

There are no Q’s to focus on ..
there are Tracy, Dillon and sporadically Moana.. so 2 Q’s .. lol
-feeling Jason will be a Q .. 🙂

Ash
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Ash

I’ve wanted Hayden with Paddy since she came on. I so hope that happens. Love RB. and I do agree GreenLeo were one of the best.

Harry
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Harry

Nothing against the actress, but I am so bored with this character. You have Jake walking around for two years not knowing he’s Jason and Hayden, who was going to blow this secret out of the water, awakes from her coma also suffering from memory loss.
I am bored out of my mind with GH right now and the only way to fix what ails it is stop introducing new characters and conduct some damage control on the established characters. And please, clear out the inventory–get rid of Ava, Nina, Franco, Kiki, Rosalie and Donna Mills.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I tune in at the end to see previews of the next episode to see if its worth watching…i only watch once or twice a week now…too much Franco, Nina, Kiki and Ava turn me off…as for Kiki, please no more grieving scenes for her…she’s starting to make Y&Rs Summer look good!!!

su0000
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su0000

Nina/Michelle gave a hard drama scene with Ava wow!
it was powerful, Nina has had quite a change..
Franco has had a change, he has been awesome!
characters go through changes and recently is has been Franco and Nina..
Ava had better not turn her back on Nina she is now cunning sane and someone to deal with..

Frank
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Frank

Ava needs to stay, I love Maura West. She is a wonderful actress. Harry I agree with you Nina needs to go, Kiki, Rosalie, Elizabeth and Madeline. Donna Mills character is boring.

Harry
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Harry

Frank, Maura West may be a very good actress but Ava has been written into a corner.
If I have to hear that phony accent and see that stupid, black wig one more time, I am going to punch the television screen in.

su0000
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su0000

awww Harry.. Franco and Nina have a huge following/luved by many they are awesomely unique, the best love story GH has had in years.. Ava is powerhouse and now one of a main GH family, the Jeromes and her baby Avery story will be Sonny’s nightmare lol .. That story will be powerful, IF the 2 new writers can write intense drama, and what I seen, the 2014 Y&R was a lowkey total snore, so not holding my breath.. Rosalie? she is rarely seen, why would she bother you LOL.. Dona Mills is a soapy treat, seldom on screen.. Kiki… Read more »

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Agree, except I would keep Ava. But not Denise. For the love of God, end this Denise farce once and for all. How can any other character on the show look at Denise and think that’s a real person? Dreadfully insulting to the audience, the other actors, Maura West, anyone from New York, anyone who’s breathing…

su0000
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su0000

The Deniese character for the past two weeks has been mostly Ava with black hair.. lol Her scenes with Silas, which are awesome!, she has been Ava,, Her scenes with Franco she is Ava.. I’m near sure Julian knows/feels she is Ava but keeping it to himself, until …. It is now up to the new writers to out Ava.. RC had it going for Franco or Dr O to get the tape, how the new writers do it, we’ll see. It’s a soap and having Ava as Deniese is just soap stuff it is storytelling- out of the real… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I hear you, Harry! This tiresome, troublesome tart I termed “BrazenHayden” was tedious enough the first time around….she should have stayed gone. To bring RB back whilst bragging on her big, fat new contract is just another reason to strongly resent her presence in light of Michael Easton’s unjust dismissal. I swear this show has plunged into the depths of being utterly unwatchable with the likes of Nina, Val-Chops, Grossalie, nuKiki, Sappy, Jordan, et al, constantly being shoved down out throats. (Ditto for Ric, Sonny, Carly and Alexis along with her two favorite “co-stars”….) I also have just about run… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

It really sucks when the soap is not our personal property to do with as we please. If some would stop believing their wants are needs are the way it should it be, all would be happy.. All wants are nothing but trash, can’t make it your way.. I do notice the people who hate most everything about GH watch it, daily possibly to find whatever’s to complain about is-> LOL. why people keep watching what they fine to be disgusting and painful for them to watch, well that is not logical, not at all (sumting aint right) I like… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

As is so often the case with you, su, you have completely missed the point here. Many of us are stating that we are NOT watching this show on a daily basis and we are explaining WHY! It’s been over two weeks since I have been able to sit through an entire GH episode….many days have been totally skipped….and even before then I frequently had to force myself to watch simply to see it through to the end of the Luke saga, crushingly disappointing as it turned out to be. No sooner did we receive the joyous news that Ron… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Harry…re one of you other comments about the Suits choosing to kill off Silas instead of Hayden. First of all why do you have to kill off anyone to make a clever mystery. Second, Michael/Silas is doing a bravo performance as Ava’s ghost. Think there’s maybe a little in-your-face to execs, and to writers, who had up to that time given him boring one-liners? Third, dare I say Michael’s swan song has a lot more passion and pizzaz than Tony’s?

Justin
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Justin

Agree with you Harry! I only watch or read the previews to see who’s on and if it’s the Ava/Franco/Nina mess I don’t even bother watching. How sad.

Timmm
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Timmm

Harry, I agree with your pink slips but i like Hayden and she could be a long time cast member if they write her right. She is a good actress.

Maria
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Maria

I would really love to see Hayden and Jake together.

Maria
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Maria

I would love to see Hayden and Jake together.

Rose
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Rose

I’m wondering what it would have been like if there had been social media or MF since soaps started. In reading some of the Rebecca naysayer and over inventory of marginal characters comments, many seem to forget that many of the now GH favorites “burst” into the Port Charles and were new, non- Q’s, etc. once. Some stick, some don’t. Is it really just the actors/characters that are bothering some? That will always be the case, we all have our favs/none-favs. I for one don’t care about Robin, or Robin/Patrick, or Kimberly coming back. Love Dr. O as the fly… Read more »

janet
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janet

Another soap ex. No way. It hasn’t worked with the others, what makes them think it will work with her. I am so bored with the show right now, the only way I know what’s going on, is reading the boards. I just went to YT and watched the old As the world Turns written by guess who ? Doug Marland. It had loads of stories old and new characters. The shows were so good I couldn’t turn it off. This from a fans of the show who had already watched it.. In the end Calhoun murdered the show ands… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I am a huge fan, and I do not agree with you.. It is not all fans just the ones who have a place to vent lol fans who are content are usually happily silent.. the ”soap x” actors have been a great addition to GH, as is Rebecca/Hayden Maura/Ava is awesome.. Billy Miller/Jake is awesome.. Roger/Franco is awesome.. Michelle/Nina is awesome..Julian is awesome, even Anna/FH was in other soaps, most were.. What soaps do and have always done and will always do is bring actors from other soaps because they are tried & true, seasoned and ready to go… Read more »

janet
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janet

we never agree, so why should this be any different. Whatever anyone doesn’t like you love. Do you work for ABC ?

Connor Chown
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Connor Chown

Love the addition of Rebecca Budig as ANY character, new and or old. I think her personality does fit in well with the Port Charles canvas. I can see her somehow being the recast Robin, if that rumor out of many will come out to be true. She does have at least a bit of a resemblance to Kimberly McCulough, as well as looks like she could be related somehow to both Emma Drake (Brooklynn Rae Silzer) and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes). And I say related somehow, because even if not as a recastRobin… Could be another long-lost daughter or… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Leo and Greenlee were “one of the best love stories ever on the soaps”?

I must’ve been watching a different AMC back then…

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Thank you! They were awful. Greenlee was the nastiest piece of work ever to grace a screen. Some compared her to a young Erica – PLEASE! Erica was self-centered, but she did have a heart. Greenlee was more like a young Vanessa, Leo’s mom. Selfish and materialistic, without a good word to say for anybody. The only time I started to like her is when she was paired with Jake Martin, who was starting to bring out some good in her. But then it was back to Leo, who indulged her bad side. Leo&Greenlee remind me of Franco&Nina. If that’s… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Good news for you!

Rebeca is no longer ”Greenlee” / AMC

She is now ”Hayden” / GH .. (without Leo)

🙂

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

yes su0000, Hayden is a piece of work, but she is a lot nicer than Greenlee! I am liking her chemistry with Nick. 🙂

Lorraine
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Lorraine

Good morning Mr. Fairman, First I want to thank you for always giving the viewers a close up view of Generall Hospital. I appreciate you so much and you are a true professional. Next if you would please relay to the powers that be at General Hospital for me core families, focus on relationships and romance, less plot points (they are needed very now and again) and twist get us something that will leave us saying, “WOW” or “Oh my goodness, I can’t believe that happened.” One more thing I would like you to relay, they have liquid gold in… Read more »

jeanne wetherbee
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jeanne wetherbee

since general hospital contract is up in sept 2016 will it go off air in Chicago here it sometimes does not air due to baseball we can watch it at 2 in the morning I called the station and it will be interrupted 4 more times

tlove
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tlove

I loved RB as Greenlee she one of my favorite characters on AMC. Even with the shooting I am hoping that Hayden and Nicholas get together. If she is Emily… Awesome. Otherwise, Nicholas is going dark and he needs someone whose been there or maybe understands where he is going. I actually enjoy a bada$$ girl on the show. One who doesn’t make excuses. Carly is written so well that for the most part you accept her and all her crap. And i love Carly. This coming from an Elizabeth fan. I would like Hayden to be written and portrayed… Read more »

Katia
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Katia

Cannot stand Hayden UGH!

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General Hospital’s Halloween Week Promo Touts Wicked Surprises

Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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