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GH’s Cameron Mathison Talks On: Becoming Drew Cain, His Co-Stars, Battle with Cancer, the Loss of his Mom, and Memories of AMC’s Ryan

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General Hospital’s newest addition, Cameron Mathison (Drew Cain), chatted with Michael Fairman during a virtual interview for Michael Fairman Channel, about joining the iconic ABC daytime drama series; a show that has always been close to his heart, and that he envisioned being on.

Mathison recently took over the role of Drew, which was previously played by his longtime friend and former All My Children co-star, Billy Miller.

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During the conversation, Cameron details what it has been like to share scenes with some of the most notable GH stars including: his time in scenes with Steve Burton (Ex-Jason) as on-screen brothers, Leslie Charleson (Monica) and taping his first scenes with Laura Wright (Carly) and Maurice Benard (Jason).

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Cameron also talks on how Drew’s mind-control programming at the hands of Peter August (Wes Ramsey) could impact his character moving forward, and what the future may hold for Drew’s love life.  Will Drew fall back in love with Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is now romantically with Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), or might Drew and Maxie (Maxie) be drawn towards each other? Stay tuned.

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As everyone knows, Cameron’s career has been far-reaching from: his correspondent gigs on Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight, to his Hallmark Channel and GAC Family romance and holiday films, to one of his favorite professional jobs as co-host of the morning alk show, Home and Family. During this interview, Cameron reveals why the series cancellation hit him so hard.

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Off-screen, the past few years have seen Mathison facing some very public challenges including when he shared his renal cancer, surgery and recovery, and the recent death of his beloved mother, Loretta to brain cancer. Cameron opened up about how he persevered through these tough physical and emotional times.

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Finally, All My Children fans, have no fear! Cameron’s recalls his time as Pine Valley’s Ryan Lavery and his thoughts on the cancellation of the ABC soap opera, his on-screen romance with Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), and favorite storylines.

Check out the full interview below, and for more celebrity features, make sure to “subscribe” to the Michael Fairman Channel.

Now let us know, are you enjoying Cameron as Drew? Who do you want to see Drew romantically involved with? Share your thoughts on the conversation via the comment section.

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Well, Mr. Mathison doesn’t seem to have trouble finding work. I just wish it hadn’t been as Drew. Billy Miller is just too unique (I fully admit my bias) to be replaced. I know many disagree but the current Billy Abbott situation on Y&R is similarly tragic. The character has none of the playful, good-hearted, flaky Billy we loved. Those are notes Jason Thompson just hasn’t been able to play. And it looks like the same will happen here. Drew will become a mannequinish, stock soap character that we mostly left behind in the 60s.

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Well said Soaphound, I fully agree! And I have too admit to my bias as well. I’m not really watching GH at this particular time, but I really hope that Billy Miller comes back to daytime TV soon. It doesn’t really matter which soap that it is, I would just like to see him back…

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NotDrew

Spot on assessment!!! I get the same vibe as you. Especially that last sentence.

Jackie
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Jackie

He seems like such a nice person.Love all his Halllmark movies and his latest A Kindhearted Christmas on GAC family. Give him some time at GH to get his bearings.

L ew S.
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We really should give the guy a chance to make the character his. Yes, there is only one Billy Miller, but he has moved on to other things. I totally agree about the character of Billy on Y&R.

Carrie
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Carrie

I respect his hustle. As Soaphound said, he “doesn’t seem to have trouble finding work.” He seems like a nice person too.

Charday
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Charday

Great interview, Michael. Really enjoyed it. And I miss Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, which Cameron Mathison co-hosted.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Iam trying to get used to new Drew. Iam liking him with little Scout and at least we have a new kitchen at the Qs, Thanks to him. Guess they thought that would be a good background for him, even his own Christmas tree. I could possibly get used to him and Sam as a couple. I don’t care for Dante with her

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Denise Crosby Makes a Return to General Hospital

After a major fallout with her parents, Carolyn (Denise Crosby) and Jeff Webber (William R. Moses), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) was devastated, in particular because they concocted a plan to make her forget all about the tragic situation earlier in her life. That being, when Finn’s (Michael Easton) late wife, Reiko, fell down a flight of steps and eventually died after she struggled with Liz.

Apparently, the story is not over, when Denise Crosby reprises her role of Carolyn beginning the week of January 23rd on General Hospital.

Talking about her return in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Crosby previewed, “She (Carolyn) wants to make a connection with her daughter and try to make amends for something that is almost impossible to make amends for. She knows it could go really wrong, but she can’t live with herself if she doesn’t take the shot.”

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Something tells us there is more to the story of why Carolyn could have returned to Port Charles? Any thoughts?

Let us know your theories about Elizabeth’s mother upcoming return to Port Charles in the comment section below.

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Johnny Wactor Featured in Music Video Short Film ‘There to Catch Me’ by the Nashvillains

General Hospital alum, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) has made you cry previously during many tough storylines on the ABC daytime drama series. From the death of Sasha and Brando’s little baby boy, Liam, and later being the victim of ‘The Hook’, and more, theBrando had some heavy dramatic moments.

Now fans can check out Wactor in an extremely touching short film in the latest music video by the Nashvillains, for their single, There to Catch Me.

In it, Wactor portrays the character of Mason, who visits a house that held significance for him and his wife.  It’s where they spent their wedding night.  However, we learn that he lost his wife.  Throughout the short film, Mason has flash backs of their life together, and gets the shock of his life when his wife seemingly returns and they get to spend one last moment together.

Johnny took to his Instagram and shared: “Finally… the full short film – music video There to Catch Me is out! Please, please, do yourself a favor and enjoy this piece of art that so many talented people came together to create. Big thanks to @nashvillainsband and @bethanyashtonwolf for making me a part of this!”

The short film’s director, Bethany Ashton Wolf replied, “Loved directing you in this beautiful piece of song + cinema, Johnny. Memories for a lifetime.”

Watch ‘There to Catch Me’, the short film  featuring Wactor below.  Then let us know, what you thought of his performance in it via the comment section.

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