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GH's Longtime Star Kimberly McCullough Set To Direct Upcoming Episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS!

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More good news for the creative and enterprising Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH)!  The longtime soap actress, who has been embarking on a growing directorial career, just booked her next gig behind-the-camera, and she can certainly use some of her soapy expertise for it!

Kimberly is set to direct an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars!  That piece of news came from the Disney ABC Creative Talent Development facebook page when they posted: “THE SECRET IS OUT AND IT’S GOOD! Congratulations to Disney-ABC 2012-14 Program Director Kimberly McCullough who will direct an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s cult hit PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. While in our Directing Program Kimberly directed an episode of Disney Channel’s SHAKE IT UP and most recently directed an episode of new series KC UNDERCOVER. Way to go Kimberly!!”

Meanwhile, last time GH viewers saw Kimberly were in recently aired scenes where Jason AKA Jason (Billy Miller) was wrestling with his conscience, which seemed to be in the form of Robin Scorpio Drake!  Will more scenes like this one be in the works?

Share your thoughts on Kimberly’s directing successes below!

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Congrats to Kimberly McCullough !
She got out of the soap and created a new life for herself living her dream..
There is nothing glorious about growing old full of botox and dying while working on a soap never having the courage to get out and move on to greater things..

Kimberly has outgrown GH she will not return..
It’s hard to go back to less than what you have..
She may stop back into GH for a wave and leave but I think those 3 minutes stints will fade away..

It’s a good thing to live your dream ..

I love gh
I love gh

It’s nice to see somebody acknowledge that directing is KM’s dream. She’s made no secret about this… I know is she’ll do well.

Patrick
Patrick

“…There is nothing glorious about growing old full of botox and dying while working”

i’ll try some botox to lessen the pain

you’re hysterical

which is a life saver in itself

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Congratulations! As a long time PLL fan I look forward to seeing her work.

clh
clh

Glad for her, but it’s time for her to let go of the Robin role and let them recast it.

Timmm
Timmm

Great Kim, you are growing and you must have impressed the right people and directing seems to be in your future. Good luck. NOW, could we please recast the role of Robin with Elizabeth Hendrickson and move on!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I have to agree with you that they need to recast the role of Robin and EH would be perfect for the role. No disrespect to her years of service, talent or fanbase, but KMcC is moving on, GH needs to also.

Timmm
Timmm

Exactly, I love Kim and respect all her years as Robin but since she is moving on the character should not. Recast now! BM and EH had mad chemistry on Y&R.

Tima
Tima

Good news for PLL since the show is all over the map right now. Doesn’t look good for GH though hopefully they will tie up Robin’s story because I want to know what’s up with Lulu and Stavros’ embryo. As for Kimberly it seems like she is living her dream so congrats.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

PLL is indeed all over the map. I can’t help myself, I still love it!

janet
janet

good luck to Kim. She gets to do what she wants, and its great to see she can do it. Robin needs to come back for a day, Take her child and leave. Robin and Patrick can parent emma together. Patrick on screen and Robin off. FrankenRon do so much off screen whats one more thing.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Does GH’s Margaux Have A Connection To Someone In Port Charles? If So, Who?

This week, General Hospital viewers saw that the ABC daytime drama series is teasing a potential pairing of Drew (Billy Miller) and the new district attorney in town, Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), after the two characters run into each other at a concession stand at the cancelled baseball game.

As fans of the soap genre know, Miller and Hendrickson also played former love interests on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

During Hendrickson’s first #AskGH live Twitter Q&A when asked: “Is your character connected to someone on the show?”  Elizabeth responded: “As of now Margaux is new to town … but you never know, there may be some connection that has not be revealed yet :)”

That tweet has left fans speculating if perhaps Margaux, has an ex in Port Charles, is tied to a major family in someway, or perhaps has some legal trouble past?

Recently on GH. when Chase (Josh Swickard) arrived on the scene as the new cop (following Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) untimely death), it was later revealed that he was actually the half-brother to Finn (Michael Easton).  And as we know in the soaps, connections are usually the key to more long term success in a role, rather than being just a standalone character, but there have been exceptions.

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So, who would you like to see Margaux have a connection to on GH?  What do you think will happen with her character? Comment below.

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