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GH’s Billy Miller Helps Raise Awareness For Child Abuse Prevention

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General Hospital’s Billy Miller (Drew) is utilizing his celebrity to help bring awareness to one of the most important issues of our time, child abuse and its prevention, and over the weekend part of that mission was accomplished.

Miller, along with Kelly Monaco (Sam, GH) are participating in Child Abuse Prevention month, by starting a campaign to aid the Prevent Child Abuse America organization.

The Daytime-Emmy winning actor first tweeted: “Up for a challenge? In exchange for a new pic, please help gather 500 likes/retweets of this tweet over the next 24 hours. For every one we get, (up to 5,000), we will donate 20 cents to  Prevent Child Abuse America (www.preventchildabuse.org).  Let’s have some fun and do good together.”

Following the response to his “ask”, Miller wrote a letter sharing his gratitude after the enormous response: “Wow, thank you to all the good humans for spreading the word wisely by using social media for its intention to bring like-minded people together.  It was nice to have a bit of fun, especially while helping children in need in a small way.”  Miller goes on to thank his rep, Marnie Sparer for bringing the organization to his intention, and adds another special shout-out to Kelly Monaco.

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To Monaco, Billy said, “Kelly, as always, you are the most generous partner anyone could wish for.  Thank you for backing me up.” He ended his note with, “Let’s keep it moving positively folks.”

What did you think about Billy’s efforts to help child abuse prevention, along with Kelly Monaco? Comment below!

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jlbw
jlbw

Billy and Kelly are amazing people. Billy always puts his heart out there for children in need. Kelly, too. They are why I watch GH.

su0000
su0000

” GH’s Billy Miller Helps Raise Awareness For Child Abuse Prevention ”
Thank You- Billy Miller ! You are loved !

(( to mention; Roger H, Franco —
BRAVO! his performance is phenomenal ..
His portrayal of a really messed up man from his deep-seeded abusive childhood is award-winning, indeed.
excellent job .. I felt his pain ..

Billy and Roger are strong talents, both are bringing it home ..
(( love both Roger and Billy ))

Support Child Abuse Prevention .. !! do it !

dmr
dmr

I really like Billy Miller. I think that Roger Howarth is doing a great job with this storyline. I would really like Drew and Franco to become friends, “brothers.” Both are in need of friends. I know that a lot of people are not fans of “Frodd;” but, I think that he has done an amazing job with the material, and I think that he brings a sense of civility and sensitivity to Franco.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Dr. I love Franco and I love the vulnerability he’s brought to the role. I’d say Drew and Franco are already friends and in actuality Franco is Jason and Crew’s cousin which means he’s technically related to Sam and Liz’s kids, as well. Loving Drew and Franco!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol! I wrote dmr. Spellcheck changed it to Dr., I corrected it and apparently spellcheck won!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Oh, rebecca1, how I LOVE these 2 actors/characters together. They both have such a sweet, vulnerable side. I also think this will be the nail in the coffin for Sam and Drew. Since neither Sam nor Jason are capable of forgiving anyone except Sonny, they won’t coddle to a Drew/Franco friendship. But I sure do. I’ve known about Billy’s charity work for a while; it reflects in the kindness and sensitivity of his eyes and his acting. He’s one of the good ones.

Aria
Aria

Isn’t Franco 2nd or 3 rd cousins with JASON n drew? And isn’t he half sibling with Liz half brother Steve Lars?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi, Aria. Yes. Wonder if Jason realizes that. So, in essence, Franco is cousins with Jason and Drew, brother to Steve (via Heather) and related to Jason and Drew’s kids! I love that Franco is actually related to lil Jake since they have such a bond. But, the way this show does things I’m not even sure that fact will be addressed.

Sissy
Sissy

It was amazing, too bad Steve Burton Stans and more specifically Jasam fans had to attack Kelly and Billy for this, you can’t possibly sink any lower than that

k/kay
k/kay

I agree well we are done here my last post my e mail everything been hacked ! Good luck to all of you

Lisa
Lisa

A timely issue that hits close to home.
Thank you Billy and Kelly for your involvement.

Kelly BachKel
Kelly BachKel

I think Billy Miller did a wonderful thing and his efforts should be applauded. Child abuse is a horrific problem and the fact that Billy, along with support from Kelly and Marnie, tried to do some good for such a worthy cause is exemplary and something we should follow suit on.

Billy Miller Fan
Billy Miller Fan

Billy seems like a truly genuinely good person. As does Kelly. The amount of hate I saw for him on Twitter made me sad.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

What was it…the “jasam” fans? Whacked. I give these actors credit for ignoring the loons and giving their all to their roles in spite of them.

Delia
Delia

That’s awful. I’m not involved in social media, but I’ve read for years that Jason/Sam fans are relentless in attacking the ‘competition.’

su0000
su0000

Twitter is rarely a love-in.
Even the Pope gets jerked.

I will mention;
When one ummm requests – don’t be mean to us, a whole lot of mean will be dropped on him/her.. it is the way it is ..

rose
rose

Thank goodness my only social media site is with Michael Fairman. Especially in comparison to what other MF commenters have said about other soap blog sites where Billy Miller hasn’t been the only actor to get “whacked.”

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi rose! I didn’t mean Billy Miller gets “whacked” but that Billy and his alter ego Drew gets slammed a lot from the, shall we say, more “enthusiastic” fans of Steve Burton. I meant that the REACTIONS are so over-the-top/whacked. 😉

As I mentioned in another comment, I think the tide is turning (LOL, as long as those “fans” are satisfied that he stays away from Sam and returns her to what they consider her rightful place beside Jason.) Drew fans counteract all the ways he’s better than Jason and then you have the fans who like both and are as torn as Sam. (but then again Jason fans would say she’s not torn; she only loves Jason.)

Basically, the Drew/Jason divisions makes the current political arena and its opposing sides look like a peace rally in comparison.

Jasam fan
Jasam fan

I think it’s great that Kelly & Billy are doing this..And Sissy your wrong about the Jasam fans..WE haven’t bashed Billy at all..SOme people are posing as Jasam’s and making it look like they are.. So unless you have proof, don’t point fingers..We may not be SaD fans, but we still Like Billy Miller..No matter who Kelly’s with I’m always her fan..We know the difference in Real to Reel..We know the difference in actor and character..

lovesam1122
lovesam1122

It brought real awareness to all of us through this story plus a follow up to actually support an organization that helps the children who have been through this. Billy & Kelly both have a genuine love for children.

Celia
Celia

Good for you, Billy and Kelly. The atrocities that exist, world-wide, boggles the mind. It gladdens me to no end for you to use your combined voices for such a disturbing, yet worthy cause.
Sending much love your way….

Jimh
Jimh

Rumor Nelle could be Nina’s….

Celia
Celia

Really, Jimmy?????? Ahhhhh….hope of all hopes, my great friend…
Now, all we need is another miracle—Kiki and Nelle are sisters ( fraternal twins).
I wonder how Nelle will be redeemed, albeit the worst of the worse have passed the ‘Halo’ test……namely, Carly, herself….
Oh, Jimmy…. where did you hear that? Spoilers?

Jimh
Jimh

It showed up when i went on youtube….i like Nelle but i still dont care for Nina who seems to be everywhere like a bad penny or an annoying relative who has overstayed their welcome…and im not too pleased with Valentin who i thought was going to be a real baddie…i know you like Nina and wish i could feel the same way!!!

Celia
Celia

It’s all good, Jimmy….I guess it’s not so much about the role ( yet, I do love Nina), with me, but the actress, Michelle. I have been a ‘follower’ since my tween years ( Y&R). I think everything about her is amazing….her talent, her looks….and, she can really WEAR clothes….she’d look good in a burlap sac.
Aside: scuttlebutt says JT will die…..won’t spoil it for anyone, but it’s a “mouth-agape” surprise, if true.

JK
JK

LOVE BILLY MILLER AND ROGER H. TERRIFIC SHOW TODAY…BOTH SHOWED THEIR ACTNIG SKILLS AND LETS HOPE THIS STORY LINE WILL RAISE AWARENESS TO THIS HORRBLE SUBJECT……THERE SHOULD BE A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED TO GET THIS STORY OUT….AND SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE……..PEOPLE…..STAY OFF TWITTER!!!!!!

Noreen cunningham
Noreen cunningham

Billy Miller has done another generous act. He has shown his kindness before and by using his popularity and social media (which he isn’t even on) he has made people aware of Child Abuse. Truly a generous and admiral man. I also love the way Billy and Kelly are so supportive of each other..

Jean
Jean

Great job Mr. Miller and Ms. Kelly we need more people like you.

MB
MB

Timing is pretty interesting. Now that Miller is the latest actor saddled with trying to make Howarth work on GH, he’s looking for good publicity and fans to rally around him. I’m sure he cares about kids, who doesn’t? But Miller knows Howarth is a flop on GH.
At the Killy event he admitted that Roger was miserable.

Miller has now been thrown into the muck and the day Drew rushes to help Franco and save him, we have this getting him some good PR. I’m also not too impressed with 20 cents leading to a possible $1,000.

JK
JK

WOW…TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL…………..

Patrick
Patrick

GH is in dire straights… with the addition of “Chris” whom many were lauding as leading GH in the right direction

as for timing… ??? perhaps his undeserved emmy nomination will garner

if this is that magnanimous a gesture… he should have humbled himself… along with Kelly and just left well enough alone. behind closed door

this doesn’t make that much sense.. in that BM chooses not to .. per posts… partake in media wars. yet have spoken outright about the fan warfare .. ie: is it Jason and Sam.. or Drew and Sam. either way GH writers choose to spin , and more like spiral that much deeper… this trio is so lackluster

I’ll take a taco

Patrick
Patrick

GH – you clearly have to get on the stick… FIRE

how is it ? that Roger Howarth… is the one spinning out of control ? oh wait.. of the three muskateers.. he still has his mind intact

or did that tumor also leave him mindless. both “bobbie” and “Betsy” ARE SO AFRAID of Jim Harvey !!!!! ???? OH MY GOD… this is weird stuff. does not add up. Drew to the rescue. THE ACTING by Franco while in – HIS – hypnotic state was laugh out loud. what did Jim Harvey do that was so debilitating ??? WE HAVE TO watch Roger Howarth >>>>> WHY

WHY does this matter? Drew seems to be stuck in the one coming around… whilst Jason and Carly do their TIRED DANCE day in and day out. OH wait he’s getting emotional with Sonny.

GOD – what is this new story coming up ? couldn’t even tell what it was , with Sonny mumbling to Jason. he’s that adamant that “Mike” could not have known.. to what lengths Sonny went to solidify his position.

GOD – what is so effin wrong with the writers . watching Nelle play cat and mouse with Carly ? friggin CARLY. this is all a joke and a disaster. all about Morgan again. Carly could break Nelle in 1/2. and wouldn’t even care. this build up to watching Nelle.. couldn’t possibly go any where. oh wait.. she’s pregnant.. let’s drag this out. HOW LAME.

oh god… again… Peter August … just come out . the cards are loaded in your favor… you “saved” Jason.. your only sin is you kept him locked up for 5 years.. you are nurturing and falling in love with your dead brothers wife. you are a lame actor.. with the worst scripts. to this day… you have added nothing in the coffers that makes us realize you and Anna are going to be all that… a long lost son . to Finola Hughes… as she’s cast again to feature Frank Valentini pet , agenda, and questionable hiring

THANK YOU GOD ; FOR Kim , Julian, Oscar… AND Liz

davlestev1
davlestev1

Geez

davlestev1
davlestev1

You went from one conspiracy to the next ending with 1,000$-meh. I can only imagine what you’re like in person, gracious me.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I can’t imagine that Billy Miller said Roger was “miserable” at a fan event or would say that anywhere in public. If he DID say it he was probably being sarcastic/joking.

There are many viewers who are loving Franco’s story and even those who aren’t fans of Drew because they’re so loyal to Jason (as if these were real people) but, even Jason fans have been thrilled with the Drew/Franco connection and these rediscovered childhood buddies. I think Drew’s story is just heating up and I’m loving his realization of how Franco saved him from Harvey as a child and the brotherly love they shared. Seems these two cousins might just bring a whole bunch of new alliances to the mix. Jason hates him, Drew will love him. Loyalties divided. Kudos GH!

MB
MB

No Miller said it. He said Roger’s miserable, he knows a lot of people can’t stand Franco. And I certainly believe it, but Howarth wants to work and since no one else is beating his door down, he’s Franco on GH; better than waiting tables.

So Miller knows the game, that Frank tries to get more fans on Roger’s side, or to at least tolerate him, by getting other characters to prop Franco and therefore co-opt that actor’s fans for Roger.

Many people are loving Franco’s story? Well, many aren’t and from what I see the one’s loving it are Howarth fans who like Franco anyway and then there are the Miller fans who really have no choice. This is now his role on GH so it is what it is. As for Jason fans being thrilled with the Drew/Franco connection? Yeah, OK.

rebecca1
rebecca1

MB; I can’t imagine an actor telling fans that another actor who is currently on a show is miserable. I believe you heard it, I just don’t believe that it was in that literal context. That would be like a co-worker going to the big boss of a corporation and telling him/her that so-and-so is “miserable” and doesn’t like his job. Can’t imagine that would sit well for the “miserable worker’s” job stability, or in this case, with fans of the actor or character. If Billy did say that in the literal sense, doesn’t make common…sense.

If Roger did say it and he is miserable, well, maybe (and again, I’m just going along with the premise) maybe it was because he was so loved as Todd and has been playing a character that was controversial from the start. He loves the paycheck? Who wouldn’t. I’m thinking if he DID say it he’ll probably change his tune with the shift in perception of his character.

As for popularity, I’m not going to debate with you. I’ve gone on other sites, groups, besides this and I’ve seen a great outpouring of “loving the story” especially since Franco and Drew have been partnered up. Even fans who seem to have an innate dislike for “Drew”/Billy Miller because he’s “interfered” with their Jason/Sam romance, are suddenly saying that they like Drew now that he’s away from Sam , they’d like him to get with Kim and they love how he and Franco are bonding. Lots of oohs and ahhs and oooooohs when Drew came to Franco’s rescue (knowing that Franco rescued him as a child.)

I don’t gauge the popularity of characters from a few outspoken posters on this site. I look at the bigger picture with bigger numbers, posters, etc and yes, there is a lot of Franco love right now. No doubt the “Frodd” comments will pour in and the usual brigade of people who can’t stand anything or anyone on the show, but, to each his/her own. Lots of other his/her owns are, I’ll say it again, LOVING Franco and Drew.

As for “propping a character…” ugg, I’ve heard that so many times on these sites about numerous characters. It’s a story, many, many stories. Different characters area woven into other characters lives. I don’t think it’s to “prop” anyone. It’s just to tell a story with certain characters; some stories fly, some flop. This one’s flying.

BB
BB

No, he didn’t say that. You can watch both shows on YouTube. The only thing he said about RH was that they get beers together but that RH doesn’t have as much fun as BM (I’m assuming meaning doesn’t drink as much). I’m sorry you don’t like RH, Franco or this story, but lying to drum up hate from others isn’t cool.

I’m not a huge fan of the Franco character, though I do like RH. I was unsure if I was going to like this story arc after months of just talk about kids falling down stairs and rabbit’s foots, but I have loved every minute of this story since it kicked into high gear after the earthquake. For me it’s a socially relevant topic, with solid writing, edge of your seat moments, and Emmy worthy acting (even from the guest star that plays Harvey). But not everyone enjoys the same thing and that’s okay too!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Glad to read your post, BB. That clarifies what Billy Miller said and sounds like what I thought; some off the cuff “cute” comment that wasn’t “literal” regarding Roger’s feelings toward his role.

Glad you’re loving the story; many are! As some have pointed out elsewhere, Liz was a victim of rape, too. If anyone can understand Franco and have empathy for him, it would be her. Love this couple. I think it’s been a very “tender” story. (I think that’s the first time I ever used that word but it seems to fit how I feel about this couple.)

MB
MB

BB, don’t accuse anyone of lying. The subject of Howarth came up and Miller said yeah, he’s miserable, he knows a lot of people don’t like Franco. Then he said something like, but Roger is awesome and does a great job.

And as far as the story being socially relevant, it falls flat. The story isn’t primary, the actor is. This is just the latest attempt to redeem Franco to make Roger accepted on GH. Using the the topic of child abuse to try and prop up an actor, yes prop up, is pretty gross. First it’s DVD’s, then a tumor, then save Michael, then save Carly, then help Jake, then get Liz to fall for him. Nothing worked.

So now let’s use the very real issue of child abuse to try and explain Franco, five years after his return and failure after failure, to try and get people on his side; surely a an abused child will garner sympathy. Again, it’s gross. If it were a genuine story about child abuse, raising awareness, maybe. But it isn’t. It is about trying to explain the actions of an adult who killed and sexually assaulted and about garnering sympathy for that character so that fans will like him, or as Altman said a year ago, needing to give the actor a life on the show.

So yes, five years later, lets manufacture the story of a molested child, not to write a story to bring awareness to an issue, but to try and get fans to finally like a character and the actor who plays him. Gross.

And rebecca1, you don’t just see things on this site, neither do I and most other people. There is plenty of dislike for Franco on other sites and in large numbers. And I don’t think Roger has to worry if his boss knows he’s miserable. His Franco has been a dud from the day he showed up bleached blonde, smirking and prancing around like a fool. Any actor would be miserable in that situation, and that’s why Frank keeps trying to redeem Franco and why we have now gone through the child abuse angle; because the character has been a dud and any actor playing a dud would be unhappy.

Harry
Harry

Billy Miller did in fact say that Roger was aware of the fact that his character with was not popular with the fans and it was making him miserable. Rebecca’s probably right–it’s all in the delivery and I am sure Miller was kidding.
Then again, as Freud said, “There is no such thing as a joke.” I do think Drew, Lizzy and Kevin have propped up Franco at their own characters’ expense.
Okay, so after the tumor reveal and the child molestation reveal, we can say Franco’s journey on that long and winding road of redemption is over. I accept that and can move on. So now, can Lizzy get her identity back? Can we see Lizzy talk about herself a little? Her hopes, her dreams, her past? Maybe she can go back to being an artist? Can Drew, who has lost fifteen years of his life, find those lost years and thusforth, find himself? And well, yay, I guess, on the new found bond between Franco and Drew, but what about Drew and his twin brother Jason bonding? If they can co exist peacefully in their mother’s womb, then certainly they can co exist in the town of Port Charles. Can Kevin, a fascinating character played by an extremely talented actor, get his OWN story? He’s been talking about his psychotic brother Ryan and some hints were dropped that Kevin may be morphing into Ryan.
And finally, can Jason please have a relationship with his own son, Jake? Jake is all about Franco and wants nothing to do with Jason. That irks me.

Shay
Shay

@MB….Whilst this latest charitable effort ties in nicely with his character’s storyline, this is certainly not the first time Billy Miller (and Kelly Monaco) have been involved in good works. I recall awhile back he helped an individual or group do some sort of fundraiser or awareness campaign in Texas, and Kelly’s been affiliated with a few different causes in the last decade, too. Thus, let’s give credit where credit is due….especially since it is now incumbent upon Miller’s Drew to be the umpteenth GH character to try and make the undesireable man-child Franco palatable…..I guess charity truly does begin at home, or in Port Charles, as it happens!

mike
mike

Miller,Howarth, and the writers have brought their A game. GH has become must watch.

k/kay
k/kay

This is exactly why I quit the show leave Kelly and Billy alone they are actors that play pretend no one gives a crap about their personal life

Martha Contreras
Martha Contreras

Billy and Kelly are amazing human beings. Thank you for your efforts in raising awareness to this cause. Sadly is an everyday situation and any effort is greatly appreciated.

rose
rose

I can’t fault Billy and Kelly for bringing more awareness to chid abuse awareness, especially since this is the story line Billy/Drew is living now on GH. And Roger is doing a phenomenal job as Franco, as is Greg Evigan playing the all around bad guy, Jim Harvey. So for naysayers, what does it hurt?

But I must admit the $.20 thing seemed a little cheap. You would think ABC at least could help contribute more per the tweet ante. And didn’t like that Drew has to finish it off with a gun. Leave that to Scandal in the nighttime.

Also, why is GH jamming up with all of these downer, yet important stories, all at once? Spread them out. One at a time. And enough Carly, Sonny and Morgan. This just goes on and on for ever. Or at least have some “happy” stories once in a while. You know, the reason why many of us like to watch soaps in the afternoon. Oh wait they did…Laura and Kevin…enough said by a great many of us on that subject. And now Kim/Scotty. Ruined this character as well. Increasingly why GH is losing it’s charm or must see tv for me.

And an observation….you would think General Hospital would have provided more security in it’s underground parking lot by now with all that has happened there. I sure wouldn’t want to park there, or take a walk on the Pier.

shelly
shelly

Great job, Billy and Kelly, bringing attention to this horrific human tragedy. Terrific performances all the way around on the show. As for jasam fans slamming an actor, I say get a life. What is wrong with some people!? Jeez…

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

Where was Dr Bencsh when all this was going down

Timmm
Timmm

Once a child is harmed, its too late! If you choose to have children, be a parent, not a supplier to the next census bureau statistic. Ask questions, do not let your child spend the night at a friends house who you have never met or you do not know their parents. Communication is something that solves many if not all your problems within the four walls of your home. Thank you Billy.

Celia
Celia

True, true, and true. T….. once a parent, one needs to have eyes and ears all over one’s head.
Never leave anything to chance. I, for one, do not believe in sending my kids to spend the night anywhere, other than their grandparents and/or my and my husband’s siblings.
Thank you Billy, indeed.

Timmm
Timmm

C, it seems like Michael Fairman is giving up on this site? He used to post so much content that would stir conversation. Episodes, ratings and interviews. What do you think?

Melita E.Pitts
Melita E.Pitts

Billy and Kelly are great people,and Drew and Franco are both playing characters that faced childhood abuse-Franco,more than Drew!!!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

All Points Bulletin: @Laura Wright & Maurice Benard.

FIRE : Frank Valentini

for the love of GOD : along with… Chad Duell

I – must – marvel : Chloe Lanier – who is so wasted with the Corinthos’ Clan – look at her from the camera… she reminds me of Nicole Kidman. LOVE LOVE LOVE her “friendship” with Brad . it was endearing and FUN. stretch this ladies wings…. get out and fast from Sonny and Carly.

rose
rose

Patrick…Agree with you about Chloe. What a waste. She was the one good thing to come out of Fluke, and now she has to be saddled in a storyline with Carly, Sonny and Morgan as the bad girl. Sorta ironic in my eyes. It’s one time she should listen to Ava’s advise.

Patrick
Patrick

you are right. from one bad girl to another… call this out… and MOVE ON. ie: the – scenes – we have seen Nelle STEP OUT of the box. w/ Brad FUN . Nelle isn’t Britta or vice versa… but Chloe Lanier SHINED. IF the GH writers had it in them… Nelle and Ava could still bad girl.. just work together. thereby these two ladies have allies. could they be bff. YES ! girlfriends are still out their? right? AM I , part of the audience.. supposed to be FEELING for Carly ? she’s so big, strong, and LOUD .. add her stomp. WHO”S afraid of her ? NO ONE. looking at her “acting scared” . roaring Laughing my arse off. another thing… the writing gets loopy. Sonny is asking Carly to see a neurosurgeon. WE GET TO SEE HER SCREECH EVEN MORE. Sonny LAME response , after being mowed over, he’s just covering all bases. ??? I truly hope Nelle doesn’t get caught… but she will.. as Sonny and Jason are both BUSY with the caricature of Faison. god don’t get me started on Peter August… why doesn’t he just catch himself on fire… ( lighter ) and THEN this story would mean something. torch his victimized self. as he professes his deathbed “confession” to Anna and Maxie… SO WE CAN ALL MOVE ON. any way : so this story w/ Nelle and john deere Carly has to progress to Nelle having her baby or not. SOMEHOW the writers can write this that she GETS OVER Michael . HE IS THE DULLEST PERSON IN ALL OF DAYTIME. I have this odd feeling that the writers are going to get Michelle Stafford Nina … once again going off the track.. being rebuffed by Maxie ( being smothered by Nina and a constant reminder of Nathan ???? ) and what is Peter August doing . recall her asking Kim.. can she double check on her carrying a child. add that to Nelle preggers. w/Brad and Lucas… I think this is going to be MF Nina swan song.. she’s on her way out.. she will save Maxie baby.. but ultimately die off or end up at the wildwind ? OK ^^^^ see how intriguing this sounds . without Sonny and Carly. I have to address: the Franco molestation… God his character already reviled and ignored by all port Charles as it is. isn’t Liz so tired of seeking approval for Franco. sigh? will this make them stronger. end of story. I truly understand what Franco did NOW. he helped Drew escape the horror atrocity that he couldn’t. you can’t even put in to words.. the helplessness that’s a lot of tears. Franco is given EVERY stretch and fly that he can ? where does this get us ? A BREAK. go backburner. if GH tries to smother us with building a relationship with both Drew and Jason. WHY HAVENT Drew and Jason NUTTED UP over something… they can’t because they don’t have… Read more »

Harry
Harry

Nelle certainly is an unusual pregnant woman. While other women have what is known as the ‘nesting instinct (the proclivity to suddenly clean house), Nelle has the psycho-torture instinct.

Carrie
Carrie

Jordan has been coughing the last few weeks. I guess she is about to be diagnosed with something terrible.

Timmm
Timmm

Lets hope it leads to death and Robert brings respect back to the PCPD!

Carrie
Carrie

Yikes. Ouch Timmm. But I DO love me some Robert Scorpio! 🙂

Shay
Shay

You are a man after my own heart, Sir Timmmbo! I thought the exact same thing when I read this spoiler….if only we should be so lucky to have Scorpio back in charge of the PCPD…or at least Anna! Let Jordan bite the dust!

Satan
Satan

If they really wanted to tell a child abuse story, it would have been far better to let Billy Miller portray it, as something that happened to Drew in his past in the orphanage, group home, foster home, or where ever he was – once his own memories are restored from the disco ball, of course.

Instead they made it the 666th Frodd “redemption” story… and it’s still not working.

My dog Cerberus does appreciate Jim Harvey as his new chew toy though, so thanks for that!

Shay
Shay

Nor will the 667th or 668th or…well, you get the picture, Satan!

General Hospital

GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

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On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

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What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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