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Over the weekend at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital’s Anthony Geary won his record seventh Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series! On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Geary in the one-on-one interview area just minutes after he won the gold.
When asked about his category being first up on the telecasts new award presentation line-up, Geary joked, “Well first I was amazed because the Lead Actor category is usually at the end of the show, not to open the show with it. I was totally caught off guard, I thought, “Wait, wait, wait. Did I just lose two hours? What happened here?” (Laughs) And then it’s always a shock and always a joy to be acknowledged by my peers in this way. ” Geary also gave perhaps the biggest compliment anyone could ask for from the legendary iconic star, when speaking about his award winning scenes between Luke and Lucky in the bordello and working with now five-time Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson. Tony revealed, “Jonathan Jackson is the finest actor I have ever worked with. We trust each other explicitly and there is nothing we can’t reach together. It was very hard to do those scenes in the bordello between Luke and Lucky, and say that ugly stuff to him, but we both felt it and we serviced the material.”
In terms of he is aware of how accomplished and how highly-regarded he is in his profession, Geary expressed, “I am very aware of what the show has done for me, in terms of my life and my ability to live on two continent ants and the freedom it has afford me. It is wonderful to be respected in your chosen profession. For 45 years now I have been an actor and to be given the opportunity to entertain people is all I ever wanted out of this life.”
Look for our video interview with Geary in the days ahead as our Daytime Emmy coverage continues. In the meantime, What do you think of Tony’s comments and his victory and Jonathan’s? Let us know!