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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.

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…

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

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.

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.

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

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

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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General Hospital’s Adam J. Harrington Weighs-in On John and Carly, and How it’s ‘Starting to Get Very Complicated”

On recent episodes of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) came to John “Jagger” Cates (Adam Harrington) rescue as he was beaten down in an assault. Carly put on her “nurses cap,” sort of speak, and got John to his hotel room and watched over to him, to make sure he didn’t lose consciousness.

GH fans also got their first glimpse of what may be a new romance for Carly, if she and John continue to bond.  If John and Carly were to have a relationship, it would certainly have a ripple effect with Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny (Maurice Benard).

Adam J. Harrington shared his view on the scenes and what might be next between the two. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Harrington shared, “I thought it was written in a way where there’s an understanding and a respect between them both. I don’t think there was any moment where she was not aware that he’s an FBI agent, and there was no moment that he wasn’t aware of her history and relationship to other people in the town. I really liked it. I was really looking forward to shooting it with Laura and we had a really nice time shooting it.”

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When Carly and John part ways, it seems there were some romantic sparks, as Harrington puts it, “Isn’t that interesting that sometimes with people, the one moment they actually show how they feel is when they know there’s an escape hatch. They know they’re about to walk away. So, it’s almost safe in that moment to do it. I thought that was really special about how (the writers) handled John and Carly. Even the music in that scene was beautifully done.”

Where is this all heading? Conflict! Internally and professionally, and as Adam explains, “Who Carly was to John on paper as just a tool to be used as bait is starting to get very complicated.”

What would you think of a John and Carly pairing? Would you prefer him with Anna, or neither of them? Let us know via the comment section and take our poll below.

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton Reveals the Emotional Scene He Almost Could Not Get Through

On a recent episode of General Hospital, Jason received a message from his mother, Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) via a note. The effect it had on Jason’s portrayer, Steve Burton turned out to be quite visceral.

As GH fans know, although Jason’s bio-mom was Susan Moore, he was raised and adopted by Monica. Speaking on his Daily Drama podcast with his co-host and GH co-star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Steve shared some insight on the difficulties he had getting through that scene.

Burton shared that in the key moment, “Brooklyn (played by Amanda Setton) came in and that’s where she gave me (Jason) the letter from Monica. That was a very hard scene for me to do. That was a tough one. That was the one time I was almost going to call ‘cut!’  It read ‘Jason, I believe in you.’ I was literally going to walk off the set.”

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To clarify and in the story, Monica was saying “I believe in you” and that she knows Jason didn’t shoot Dante (Dominic Zamprogna). Steve added, “It was tough, man. Emotionally, it was a tough scene. It was overwhelming in the moment.”

Steve went on to detail to Anderson, “She (Brook Lynn) pushed it to me and I read it and she was walking out and I had to stop her, but I was so emotional I couldn’t even get it out.  And at that point, I’m like, ‘Do I just keep going … or do I just walk off the set right now?’ But, I knew just to stay, because it’s so hard to get back there, once you shut it down. I knew, the next take wasn’t going to be the same.”

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It’s clear that Leslie Charleson is so missed on-screen as Monica by all of her castmates, and that Jason and Monica had a very special mother/son relationship throughout the decades on GH.

What did you think of the moment when Jason got a note from Monica that said, “I believe in you?” Were you touched as well? Let us know in the comment section. You can check out the latest episode of Steve and Bradford’s podcast below.

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George Russo to Appear on General Hospital as Carmine Cerullo

Coming up, it looks like Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) grandfather, Carmine Cerullo is headed to Port Charles.

According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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