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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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TONIGHT: General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight Live! – 8 PM ET/5 PM PST

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight stops by to chat with Michael Fairman for a very special conversation on The Michael Fairman Channel streaming live beginning at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.

The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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