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GH's Kelly Monaco Interview: From Dancing with the Stars All-Stars To McBam & JaSam!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

There was great news for soap fans when Kelly Monaco (Sam) of General Hospital was revealed to be part of the cast for the highly anticipated Dancing with the Stars: All Stars edition last Friday!  Monaco, who won the first season of Dancing with the Stars amongst a bit of controversy, will be back vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy against some of the best competitors since the series began including: Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, and Emmitt Smith, to name just a few! The All-Star cast and their professional partners will take to the stage for the season premiere of  Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, Monday, September 24th (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) followed by the premiere of Dancing with the Stars the Results Show on Tuesday September 25th (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

We caught up with Kelly at Friday night’s ABC Summer Press Tour TCA Cocktail party and asked her how she plans on prepping for the ballroom dance series, who she hopes to paired with, what went down with John O’Hurley in season one, and much more.

Then, we turn our attention to General Hospital, and the importance for Kelly to be presenting the soap genre in this huge mainstream series that garners so much attention, and if she feels ABC is truly getting behind GH.   Plus, what does Kelly think of McBam vs. JaSam, working with Michael Easton again, and the difficulties facing Jason and Sam’s relationship … she tells us how she sees it.  Always direct, honest, and fun, here is our chat with Ms.  Monaco!    

Before we begin, I just want to set the record straight.  A portion of your fans think that I don’t like you!

KELLY:   Why?  Oh my gosh! You have been one of my biggest supporters always have been for 13 years.  We go way back!

They tell me that I don’t interview you enough, and I try to explain that Kelly is really busy when I make a request or an attempt.  And it is true. I can never find you or get to you! (Laughs)


KELLY:  I am never available and I will take the responsibility for that!  I dip out on interviews more than anyone!  Sometimes I feel like less is more though. When you give less, they want more.  I have learned my lesson though. Y you can never have too much.  So fans, I will take full responsibility for this! Michael has been amazing and he has pursued me forever. and here we are.

So thrilled you are on the Dancing with the Stars All-Stars!  Were you at all hesitant to be in the competition again?

KELLY:   I was not hesitant at all.  I think they thought about it for awhile.  I had heard they were going to do an All-Stars, but I also heard they were not going to have back any past winners.  So it was completely off the chopping block, and out of my mind.  Not for a second would I think I would be called for it.  And then, Deena Katz, our head casting director, called me a few months ago.  She is like “You are the first person I am calling.  Do I need to talk to your agent? “And I said, excitedly, “Talk to me! Talk to me! You don’t need to talk to my agent,” And she says, “How would you like to be a part …” And I jumped in and went, “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!”  She could not get the words out!  I continued saying, “Of course!  To have the chance to dance and have the experience, and meet new people and build new relationships, and just step outside my comfort zone, is what I wanted.   I mean, this is not my thing.   I like to cry on camera and I like to study lines, I really do.  I like my routine.  I have been doing soaps for 13 years now.  I really like what I am doing.  But every year, once a year, I pick one challenge that sort of gets me outside of this leveled thing that we all do.  And this was it!

You were in Season one of Dancing with the Stars and you improved so much. You had a very rocky start and ended up winning the Mirror Ball Trophy!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

KELLY:  This is what I am afraid of Michael.  I am afraid that I have been out of it for so long.   I am going to go from really not knowing what I am doing and that is really not going to be acceptable in an All-Stars season.   So I don’t know how to technically prepare myself to be on the same level with the other contestants, being out of it for several years.  I had been doing events all over the place where I danced a bit, besides Peep Show, which I am not going to disregard, but all I had to do in that was strut in my underwear!   I don’t consider that dancing, I really don’t.   So I don’t know how I am going to get myself to a mediocre level to be able to start the competition.  I don’t think it’s going to be acceptable to be at the beginning.  I am going to have to do something before the shows starts, probably four weeks before … start training!

You have the bod of death! And, you have the abs of death!   If I had your core, I would be a champ! (Laughs)

KELLY: That’s different than having skill and putting one foot in front of the other, and a swip of the hip, and pointing a finger, and getting your face going.  I have a lot of hard work ahead of me.

Who do you hope is your dancing partner in the All-Stars competition?

KELLY:  I don’t want to go there, because if I pick a top one, two, or three dancers as my picks, they won’t go that way.  So I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment. Even though I am a pessimist/realist and I always set myself up for the worst case scenario, I am always pleasantly surprised in the end.   I have to talk myself out of my pessimistic nature, and say, “This is what is real.  This is the world we live in and it’s not pretty all the time.”   I am going to prepare myself for the worst case scenario all the time.   Look, I am a Gemini.

Do you want your dance partner to be your height or taller? (Laughs)

KELLY: Ah, I don’t think anybody is shorter than me!  So I think I am in the clear in the height issue.

But if I was your partner …  I am short! Would that work?

KELLY: But you’re strong, and I am little, so we would actually be a perfect match!  And in like the standard dancing I would do so much better. Alec Mazo was so much taller.  So for me to get my body right and my shoulders down was difficult.  There is a structure to the dancing that has to look elegant and natural.

Who do you think will be your toughest competition?

KELLY: It’s an All-Stars! Everyone in the line-up is competition. They would not have chosen this cast, unless they knew they were going to go fist to fist, like bloody knuckles.  I feel like that is how it is going to be.  I feel nobody is excluded from the competition.


Can we clear the air here on something: What happened in season one of DWTS with John O’Hurley?  You won, then he won (sort of), and then there was the redo.  What went down?

KELLY:  I think the whole premise there was that John was in question, because I was an ABC employee.   So he thought that the show was rigged.  Whatever, it happened.  I won, he won.  We both gave each other a high-five in the end.  He is a smart man.  We both made a lot of money from that dance-off.  We were able to give $125,000 a piece to charity.  So in a good-natured competition aspect, I would say John is a really smart businessman.

What is great for soap fans is; not only do you represent General Hospital but all of a daytime being the sole soap performer in the upcoming season!  

KELLY: Yes! And I was really scared that Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan, AMC) was going to do it.   I heard that through the grapevine. And I was like, “No! I don’t want Cameron to split my daytime votes.”  Because you know how our fans are! But if they have one of us, and we have to save daytime, and the better chance I do, the more chance General Hospital has a chance of staying put!  I feel like the daytime community always gets behind their people. If I were to be a primetime performer, it would not be the same.  It just doesn’t work like that.

What did you think of being part of the GH press panel at the TCA’s!  I don’t recall the show ever getting a slot to represent itself to the media like this!

KELLY:  I think it’s amazing.  The network is doing everything they can to keep us alive and bringing as much attention as they can do it.  It’s a scary time for daytime. The genre is a semi-dying breed.  If we can somehow get support behind us whether it be; networks, or fans, or press, that is what we need.   I don’t remember the last time they have had a soap panel at the TCA’s.  Not in my time with GH or Port Charles, do I remember that.


Now on to GH … you are working with Michael Easton (John McBain) again, and Sam and John McBain certainly have some deep chemistry going on! How has it been working with Michael again, after all these years?

KELLY:  I love working with Michael and it’s not weird at all.  I say, “Thank God.” This is the thing.  Sometimes you get a new pairing or new potential pairings and you have to work with a new actor.  You don’t know what they are about, or if the chemistry is going to work out.  It has been really nice having Michael Easton back because we have this camaraderie where you just ease right back into it.  I don’t have to say anything.  I don’t have to explain anything.  If I am in a bad mood, he is not going to hound me or bitch at me.  I am just very comfortable working with him.  We have known each other the longest than anyone else on daytime.  It’s really comforting to ease it to another semi-relationship with someone you are so comfortable with.

Steve Burton (Jason, GH) told me in our recent interview, that he did not like all he drama that Sam and Jason have gone through so soon after they got married.  But you need some sort of drama on daytime, don’t you think?

KELLY:  It’s a soap!  What are we going to do?  I don’t like it either.  Steve and I worked really hard to have this relationship pay-off.  But it’s inevitable.  It’s a soap opera! And this is what I said to my fans recently at GH Fan Club Weekend because of the many JaSam fans who are upset.  I said, “You guys.  It’s a soap opera. We are telling stories.  Don’t think about it to much.  We can’t as actors or we will go crazy.  I have to constantly remind myself, I am on a soap opera and it’s really fun.  I don’t care if I kill someone, whatever. Go with the flow, watch the story, speak up, and if you speak up, your couple will finally reunite, but if you are happy, you are doomed on daytime.” (Laughs)

Ok soapers,  make sure to rally behind Kelly during her entire run on Dancing with the Stars: All Star Edition.  It is important to show the network and the general public that soaps and their stars matter, and are popular!

Now after reading Kelly’s comments,  who are you rooting for McBam or JaSam?  And, what do you think Kelly’s chances are at winning the Mirror Ball trophy in the new season of DWTS?   Weigh-in!


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  1. Lana

    July 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

    McBam all the way all day long! So glad you were able to interview her. So many rumors out there it’s good to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. And Kelly’s right folks! It’s a soap opera and it’s supposed to be about DRAMA. Go with it! 🙂

    • Tracy

      July 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      I agree no couple stays together forever. Its a soap after all. They got more then most have, be grateful and stop thinking they should be together forever. It doesn’t work that way. They would have been over years ago. If not for Frons. This show needs a breathe of fresh air. John and Sam do that. THey also have off the charts chemistry and they need that on this show. Jason and Sam have ben done to death time for it to end. You got ur wedding and baby be grateful and stop whinig. Its long past due this couple end. As for the baby if Jason couldn’t raise his first son. He shouldn’t raise this one. Let John adnd Sam raise it. It’s onluy fair he said he was to dangerous. they need to end more couples and start a new. This show needs new blood and couples Badly! the ratings have sucked for years. Get new things going and people might start watching again. plus get real Sam is a better character with John. That should trill her fans to death. She not just back drop anymore.

      • Patrick

        August 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

        Tracy –

        if Sam ends up with McBain – I agree… i like the idea of Sam and McBain raising Jason’s son.

        after all this debate… Sam w/Jason, or McBain. as i’ve posted so many times… and that’s OK. I just couldn’t stomach…how Jason treated Sam. His silent, brooding…etc… couldn’t you have just shaken him… Help her through all that’s happened. for the millionth time… as Sam told Maxie… “I haven’t recognized Jason for a long time.” i’ts gotten to the point, in my mind… at least Sam’s getting some tenderness, affection, from McBain… who, after debating with myself… agree that their is something between those two, as well. i never watched OLTL… so McBain/Natalie fans… with Liam…. just saying…

        considering whats going on now… would the return and reveal that Sams baby isin fact Jasons… re-unite them? i coulda swore i heard either/or, Jason or Sam.. say it’s a little to late… the Passion is gone.

        as for new blood and new couples… oye! this is a tough one… when things are left unfinished… unanswered… WRITERS… give sam her baby back, and go from their.

        currently… and this is BIG. GH is ON FIRE! DRIVING storyline on all cylinders… every part of the canvas is riveting… stimuli…. must watch. can’t wait… to see what happens. where to start….

        Anna going to Switzerland… it’s such a big deal and a treat to watch an actor… who is in our age group… OK… i’ll be 50 this year… ACT… OSCAR worthy… I love Anna… I lost it… per VERONICA’s post… when Anna was at Ferncliff and Robin heard her talking to the head nurse who administered the shock treatment. major tears… Robin uttering… Mom, Patrick, dad… FIND ME. God… Luke/Anna/Tracy… I like Luke with Tracy… their machinations… trysts are comical… the quips between those two are GH staple. IMO, Anna is too good for Luke.

        Johnny/Kate/Todd…. Oh geez! thankfully, that camera was found… please, redeem Johnny… don’t let him go. i don’t know how this could be tho… Todd, isn’t going to let this go… altho, the shocker.. how did johnny know about, or find out about Sams’ baby? thereby, getting the goods on Todd…. this was rife with tension…

        Patrick period. nuff said. i’d be dumbing down.. how superlative…HIS SHOW. through all the changes with cast, writing, of old and new abound…. Jason Thompson is a formidable talent… that steals scenes, has taken over. the one factor… his love for Robin… Patrick’s “lost”.

        gotta wonder… about liz… with Ewan… although, it looked like to me.. like Ewan is not enjoying playing out the “bad” guy… he’s truly liking liz… and hopefully vice versa… she looks vital.

        vi·tal/ˈvītl/Adjective: Absolutely necessary or important; essential: “secrecy is of vital importance”. Noun: The body’s important internal organs, esp. the gut or the genitalia. Synonyms: essential

        i still say Liz looks like she’s bouncing… wholesome… her own energy… without playing second fiddle and waiting… for Jason or Lucky. She’s going to figure in to the Robin story and falling for ewan.. and Ewan will be redeemed somehow.

        anyway.. GH is driving on all cylinders… right? I think so.

    • Judith Sekscenski

      August 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

      I agree with Lana on all counts!

  2. Sheryl Postin

    July 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I hope Kelly win the Mirror Ball because knowing the kind of person she is she will put all her efforts into whatever she is doing at the time . She will definitely deserve it. Good luck Kelly .I like Sam with either one because I love Steve and Michael they are both fantastic actors I want them both to continue being on Gh. Thank you Michael for another great article.

  3. Beth Sims

    July 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

    JASAM all the way!!

  4. Tali Smith

    July 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I’m rooting for JaSam mainly because I’m a Jolie fan! Never watched Port Charles so I don’t know what they mean by Kelly’s & Michael’s chemistry and sure don’t see it on GH. All I see is John McBain (ME) acting out of character for his one true love – Natalie Banks aka Melisa Archer!

    I love DWTS but didn’t see the first season, so can’t wait to see Kelly do her thing! Should be a good cast.

    • Carol Byrd

      July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      ITA..I watched OLTL for years so I saw the love that John had for Natalie. To me also right now he is acting OOC and it just doens’t fit for him to just run into another women’s arms just because he is not in the same town as his wife. Sorry, but this agenda does not match the kind of man John McBain has always been about.

      • Tali Smith

        July 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        I totally agree Carol! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one that feels this way.


        July 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm


      • terri

        July 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        I also completely agree it is completely out of character for John to be acting this way.

    • sarah

      July 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      lol agenda rooting huh!. anywho, Kelly and Micheal Easton do have chemistry and its very palpable but with that being said, the Mcbam story just doesnt work because of all the contrivancies created to give it a short. The characters of John, Sam and Jason have majorly been altered just to give Mcbam a foot and that just does not make for a rootworthy story no matter how much chemistry the actors have. Fans are not sturpid, we’ve followed these characters and have an idea of who they are and when writters take too much liberty in changing characters just to make a story work, they lose the trust of the viewers, this story reminds me so much of the writing for Liz, Jason and Sam in 06, and look how well that turned out.

      • Melissa

        July 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

        I agree, this Sam and John story is contrived and therefore not watchable or rootworthy at all. As for this supposed chemistry, I just don’t see it. If this couple was so great, then maybe Port Charles would still be on the air. Both characters of Jason and Sam are boing totally destroyed and wriiten ooc for John McBain. Many GH fans didn’t watch OLTL and are not fans of this character by any stretch.

        JaSam has magic, and they always will. There would have been plenty of drama with the two of them dealing with a child of rape, then discovering that it was really their child, the one that they both have been longing for since they lost Lila.

        The writers really missed the boat with this story. They had soap opera gold and refused to write it .

        JaSam always and forever.

      • tani

        August 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        ITA u always are on par with what I am thinking about jasam. all 3 characters are being written ooc for mcbam. this is another 06 rewrite it just bothers me that the writers would choose to re write a s/l that just didn’t work for Gh & costed them so much in the long run. Every time they try to break up jasam its based on contrived Bs, never organic. & yes viewers are not stupid so please don’t take us for fools.

      • Patrick

        August 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

        @Melissa. Your Paragraph 2 is right on! this is my reason… for investing in this storyline.

        i read it took sam and jason 8 years to get married… and everything… thereafter went to hell and a hand basket.

        you know…. it’s like they both shut down with each other… Jason – not accepting the rape… his woman was violated… another man’s baby…. not knowing how to comfort and DEAL with all that’s happened… he’s hurting… and couldn’t control what happened.

        Sam… was in shock like mode…. holding on in silence…. which must have been torturous, agony…. the health of her child….. she lost one… never thought she could have another…. not knowing if jason would accept the baby…

        the baby “dies”. they “lost’ ???? how to communicate? they never really did… once they got married…

        so, in actuality… i could see how they could fall apart…. “losing” the baby… makes it easier for sam and jason… to drift apart….

        it’s not how i would like it… so, it’s times like this they should bring in new actors… characters to try out… like McBain. etc…. and that’s why, i like Liz with Ewan… for the same reasons…

        anyway… this debate is ongoing….

  5. Robert Coplin

    July 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I am not rooting for McBam or JaSam as i dont like either couple and have not or will not be watching any of the Dancing With the Stars shows as Hawaii 50 is a much better show.

  6. susan M.

    July 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Jasam I am rooting for..I think Sam belongs with Jason because they have been threw a lot & should be together….And John belongs with Natalie & their son LIAM….Don’t like Sam with John even though they had that relationship when he was Calep on GH years ago…The redhead goes well with John….I wish Kelly good luck on Dancing With the Stars……I would like to see her WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • susan M.

      July 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Plus I think the baby is Jason’s !!!!!!!!!!!!! I think Heather has proof of that….Birth certificate stating so…………….NOT IS WACKO DEAD BROTHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Carol Byrd

        July 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

        I so hope Sam gets back with Jason. they have worked so hard to get to where they are now in their relationship (married) but it would be a dam shame to just let it all be for nothing. People fight for their love and their relationships. They don’t just give up and walk away..not if they truly loved each other. I can not wait for Sam to be reunited with her son. McBain deeply loved Nat and i just don’t see him trashing that relationship just to go after a hurt, confused married women. kelly is a beautifuly young lady and a wonderful actress that I admire very much and hope she wins on DWTS.

      • gloria

        July 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        The baby is definitely Jason’s! Todd has the DNA report. Heather is the one who changed it-they showed her doing it in a flashback. Todd found the report in her purse I think. It is in his safe! Yes, Sam & Jason belong together & so do John & Natalie. But it is so good to have some OLTL on GH. It helps me every day to see/hear about anyone from Llanview.

      • barbara t. Loves one life to live

        July 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

        Jason is the father, Todd found the dna results in Heathers purse when she was in jail ,so he knows the truth.

    • susan M.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Kristen Alderson turned 21..In a picture with her brother Eddie Alderson(matthew)…Something is going to happen in Port Charles they will be feeling queasy……….Read abc soaps in depth and you will find out !!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Ann

    July 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Wonderful interview Michael! Equally wonderful things she had to say about Michael Easton! No surprise there:):)

    • Carol Byrd

      July 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Yeah the total respect is there. I think they all truly respect each other and love what they are doing.

  8. Nofb

    July 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    JaSam always & forever

  9. Debbie Harris

    July 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I will be rooting for and voting for Kelly when DWTS comes on! Hope she wins!
    I want Sam and Jason to get back together! I like JohnMcBain, but not for Sam.

  10. Susan

    July 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Great interview Michael!
    I’m very excited for Kelly and for GH/ soap fans, because as Kelly said, her being on the show is good for the ebtire genre. I am also so glad to hear Kelly express her HONEST feelings about Michael Easton / McBam and Jasam. Many fans in the Jasam fanbase, whether at the FCW event or not, were making claims aboout what was said by Kelly. These supposed statements not only semed out of character for the actress but also made her look bad / disgruntled and dissatisfied with the show and FV, RC. Again, I’m very glad she cleared it up once and for all. I have never watched DWTS before but will definately tune in to support Kelly!

    • Susan

      July 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Oh and since it looks like we are putting our two cents in couples wise….McBam!

      I love Kelly M & Michael E together…..Sam and John’s new relationship / romance is such a breath of fresh air!

  11. Casey

    July 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Im a McBam Fan! I think Kelly has an amazing chance of winning DWTS again! She’s like our Daytime Mascott in this competition. She’s got my vote.

  12. JaSamOneHopeOneFaithOneLove

    July 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    JaSam is who I want on GH JaSam is who I’m fighting for… 8 yrs …finally got the ring & the baby and now there ruined for the writers agenda.. what bullshit KEMO you have my support I so hope you win again…and I hope JaSam is reunited asap not Oct Nov Dec… Aug or Sep.. thanks for the interview

    • Cheyanne

      July 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      I agree RC is a hack & his agenda to put Sam with Mcbain will get GH canceled. Ratings are horrible because of it. Jasam & Jolie fans out number mcbam & jiz fans by the thousands ratings prove it. RC agenda will get GH canceled just like he did OLTL by destroying the most popular couples.

      • brenda

        August 21, 2012 at 4:52 am

        With all of the bad things happening in the world viewers want to see some happiness on soaps. If RC thinks he can stick a knife in our back and we will keep running back for more he is sadly mistaken. This OOC writing for Jason, Sam and John is not what I want to see.

  13. Ces

    July 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Excellent interview. Thank you! Love Sam and McBain together. Hot chemistry. Just don’t get the Jason/Sam pairing at all. Love Kelly Monaco and hope she wins DWTS again!

    • su0000

      July 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Sam and McBain have fire!!!
      Jason and Sam should have parted years ago- they are killing off each other from the stagnation they are dull dull dull..
      I am looking forward to seeing a new start for both Jason and Sam / all things come to an end, it is inevitable..
      I’m so into Sam and Mcbain you don’t see chem like they have very often, and is should not be wasted!!
      Sam and McBain all the way!!!

  14. B

    July 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    MCBAM…Jasam are done! They have had their time! Moving on and MCBAM has so much more to offer!

  15. Mira

    July 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Jasam all the way! Their chemistry and connection is unmatched and I cannot wait to see them reunite with their baby! I am also rooting for Kelly 110% in DWTS: All Stars! Can’t wait to watch her win another mirror ball trophy!

  16. Christie

    July 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I’m Team Jasam! Thank for the interview. Soaps are full of angst and drama but like Steve said we really wanted Jasam to be happy for a second. Steve and Kelly have both worked so hard on Jasam and it’s hard to see all that hard work be for nothing. I still have hope Jasam will be back because I’m speaking up. 🙂

  17. jasam4ever1

    July 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    there is not mcbam, jasam is the best couple on daytime, this is a couple that love grew in real time and was already a super couple before their first kiss and if RC/FV were smart they will put jasam back together with their long awaited child, this couple have wanted a family longer and more than any other couple on daytime. this s/l keeping them and their baby apart is stupid and SB/KeMo are too classic to criticize, but we the viewers will say it, this s/l is stupid and unnecessary

    • Tali Smith

      July 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Especially since I just watched it for the past 2 yrs on OLTL with Michael Easton & Melissa Archer (John & Natalie). You can’t do it again and make it better…you just can’t.

  18. Kathy

    July 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Jason & Sam Morgan all the way! Adore these two together even though Jason needs a swift kick in the rear for all his hangups and harem.

  19. Eva!

    July 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    McBam all da way!!!!

    Thank you Michael for interviewing Kelly. I wish her all da Best on DWTS! Take the Gold home baby. We’re behind you and we support you. Team KeMo all da way!!!!

  20. Mare

    July 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I love Sam with Jason. I became a fan of Gh because of their story in 2004. They have great chemistry and belong together with their baby. I’ve waited eight years for Sam to have a baby with Jason. I think both Sam and Jason are being written out of character just to break them up in order to put Sam with John and Jason with Elizabeth. After eight years of rooting for Jasam, I feel cheated.

  21. L A McRae

    July 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Nice interview, Michael! That’s two great GH interviews in a row (the other being Steve Burton’s)!

    I’ve been a JaSam fan since the moment they laid eyes on each other & I will never stop rooting for this couple who has been to hell & back multiple times & each time come back stronger & more devoted to each other! Like Kelly said, she & Steve have worked SO hard to have JaSam’s relationship pay off. THEY deserve to have JaSam enjoy time as a happy, married couple/parents & happy as much as we fans do!

    As for Kelly’s chances to be the mirror ball trophy winner on DWTS All Stars, she best start making room for the thing on her mantle, because we (her fans) are behind her ALL THE WAY! To give you an idea of how excited I am about Kelly being selected as a DWTS All Star, when she eluded to the possibility at her GHFCW event, I flat out cried, I was so thrilled!

  22. Mary D.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    t am rooting for mcBam all the way. I think KeMo will get the mirrow ball just as she did in the ftrst season,

  23. sarah

    July 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This is why I love Kelly, she is who is is and is not afraid or sorry about it. Most of the recent interviews show how some of these actors/actresses are so into public perception that they give responses that are meant to endear them to the public, Kelly,like Michael said is direct and honest with her opinions rather than try play nice and coy with overly thought out, rehearsed responses. Sorry but for me this approach wins everytime, over the trying so hard to be “nice” and wonderful and ……………., tell it like it is, those who can deal with it will those who cant wont but you live with knowing people know where you stand wether they like you for it or not.
    With that out of the way, I am looking forward to watching Kelly on DWTS again, havent watched since the third season, and kelly won me over because she really embodied the premise of the show, someone without the dancing background working had to learn and improve each day and her win was well deserved. The show as it has been in the last few seasons just took away from what i think it was intended to be, now you have “celebs” who have had dance training of even practice some form of dancing as a way of life, and where is the competion or rootfor story in there. So goodluck Kelly , will be lining my votes behind you.

  24. sandra

    July 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Definitely rooting for JaSam and their son! I cannot believe they did not give them one second of family time before exploding them. It’s overkill!

  25. Christine

    July 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    McBam of course (loved Kelly and Michael on PC) I think Kelly can win – she is good dancer and a strong competitor – she does not give up!

  26. cathy

    July 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Scrubs reunited with Patrick continuing to feel Robin alive and going to find her. Not interested in Patrick with anyone but Robin. I need a happy ever after for Scrubs especially after the Lisa story with no payoff. Scrubs can leave for Robin’s birthday trips with Emma. SO happy to see Robin/Kimberly again.

    As for Jasam or McBam either work.

  27. Jabs83

    July 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Love Kelly! She will be getting my votes on DWTS. As for McBam vs. Jasam jasam wins hands down. Soaps do need drama but good drama!!!! Up until last month I thought RC could deliver that but clealy I was wrong. Kelly said at her event that steps were skipped in this jasam drama. That with the history of jasam there is no way they’d be this far apart from each other so quickly. I agree and that’s why I’ve stopped watching. Give me good drama (even if jasam are apart) and I’ll watch.

    Rc wants to add another man to jasam he should have picked someone else. Johnny, Patrick, helll even Todd would have been better. Cause couples from one soap never make it on another. Kelly & Michael are no different.

  28. cathy trinque

    July 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I so want Natalie and John to be together. I sure hope legal works out the kinks with Melissa’s contract. I won’t watch DWTS because I am boycotting ABC except for GH.

    • su0000

      July 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Natalie does not belong in PC.. She and John were never a great couple, not at all.
      .I want John to move on into something exciting and new.. He is soo much better in GH and I love the newer/improved McBain and don’t want Natalie to drag him back to the old OL John.. GH john rocks!!! Natalie free..
      Let Natalie be buried with OLTL ..

      • sketter

        August 4, 2012 at 1:20 am

        I was kinda hoping natalie evangline,or other oltl characters would come over to gh I love jasam but I can she jason with someone but liz a new character for jason to find love as well as sam mcbain could probably work evangline could play keisha jason first luv that will be cool

  29. bernadette

    July 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Mcbam all the wayyyyy!!!!!!!

  30. Christine

    July 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    “Even though I am a pessimist/realist and I always set myself up for the worst case scenario, I am always pleasantly surprised in the end. I have to talk myself out of my pessimistic nature, and say, “This is what is real. This is the world we live in and it’s not pretty all the time.” I am going to prepare myself for the worst case scenario all the time. Look, I am a Gemini.”

    Wow. So honest. I could have said this myself. I am glad to hear another Gemini thinks the same way I do.

    However, I will NOT be watching her on Dancing with the Stars, but if she needs the votes, maybe I will call them in. I just can’t stand anything ABC other than GH and I still do not believe that ABC truly wants GH to survive PAST the anniversary. I think it might be all smoke and mirrors after that and, that is the pessimist in this Gemini speaking.

  31. tani

    July 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    jasam all the way! mcbain back to llanview with natalie/liam!

  32. Maria

    July 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Wonderful interview! Loved reading her comments on Michael Easton. They were amazing together on “Port Charles” as the vampire couple, Caleb and Livvie, and now I’m so excited to see them being paired romantically again as John and Sam. It’s truly amazing to see that after all these years, their chemistry has not diminished. Who would’ve thought they would be paired again? I can certainly tell that Kelly is very comfortable working with him, it definitely shows on screen.

    I know she put a lot of effort into Jasam, but I frankly think they have run their course. Soaps are about drama and I just don’t see any drama left for Jasam as a couple with their baby. I really do hope the writers are serious about pursuing McBam. I think it’s time for a new pairing for Kelly (and likewise Steve).

  33. Christy

    July 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    i’d like to have jason and sam apart and not pairded with others for a while. I think they can get into more trouble that way. I think they were better before they were married… that is a soap. Babies and marriage can wreck a great fun pairing on a soap. Not always, but sometimes the trouble they get into along the way is much more fun than after they get married.

    I’d like to see an All Soap Stars dancing with the stars season…. bring on some AMC and OLTL and stars from other channels or from soaps long gone – anyone left from Edge of Night? 🙂

  34. Lore

    July 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I’m rooting for Jason & Sam to reunite and to have some happy time as a family with their son. Jason & Sam have a love story–a real foundation of shared experiences & shared visions of what they want out of life. I want to see their marriage story. I think they have enough angst from the mob to challenge them as a couple. They don’t need other love interests to spice things up. Sam and McBain, on the other hand, have no real story–just an unconvincing “connection” that has been over-stated and over-used for MONTHS now. They are just not working. So, yes, please reunite Jasam!

  35. Missy

    July 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    McBam is much hotter.

  36. jasam fan

    July 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    jasam belong together jasam endgame

  37. brenda

    July 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    JaSam all the way and finding their baby soon. On DWTS there will be lots of competition but I will be cheering for Team Kelly and voting too of course. She was great in the first season and I know she can bring it again.

  38. JaSam4ever

    July 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    JaSam 100%. I think Kelly will have a good chance, as she has been away the longest. She will have to relearn everything and they like seeing some one improvement each week. I think a lot of the men will have Mario Lopez’s problem, they are gonna be too good from the get go. JMHO

  39. Eva

    July 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I missed the first year of DWTS so it will be new to me seeing her in the competition. I’m looking forward to her performances and hope she gets Max as her partner.I want him to finally get that trophy.I will be voting for Sam I mean Kelly(..) all the way.I know it’s a soap but I want JASAM till the end.Best of luck to her GO KELLY

  40. kat

    July 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    McBAM for sure! I think jasam have run their course and I am looking forward to a shake-up for GH couples. ME & KM have uber hot chemistry together, so I say Bring it On! DWTS should be an interesting season! Great interview, Michael!


    July 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Kelly is fantastic..







  42. Bella

    July 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    JaSam All The Way! Looking back at the “good years” of soaps, even GH, Love, Romance, and Adventure were the themes that made Supercouples! This contrived BS makes me want to tune out and go read a good book, where happy doesn’t have to mean THE END. It could actually mean that they’ll get through anything together.

  43. Pam

    July 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    McBam all the Way Baby. Kelly and Michael have the best Chemistry on GH. McBam belong together. To See Michael and Kelly working together again is wonderful. I loved them as Caleb and Olivia on Port Charles. I’m watching GH because of Michael and Kelly being back together. McBam is the Reason I am tuning into GH.

  44. Sue

    July 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    McBam…love them! They’re great together!

  45. Doe

    July 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Great interview, Michael. I am so glad that you could finally connect with Kelly. Will look forward to all the happenings on GH and how the Jasam will be resolved. I can’t see Sam and Jason going backwards to nothing. Good luck to Kelly on DWTS.

  46. Kelly

    July 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Loving McBam! The character of Sam needed a change…a new love interest. It’s been 3 yrs of Jason and Sam pairing and I am thrilled to see each move in a different direction!

    Wishing Kelly good luck on DWTS!

  47. Solonge Vaden

    July 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I like JaSam and I like McBam. If they go with McBam, I want Sam to still be friends with Jason, they do have amazing chemistry and they look great together. If they go with JaSam, than I want John to be BFF with Sam(like Carly and Jason)they have chemistry. Saying all that, well I would like to Jason and Sam with their child, its be long and I think they should have that chance together. JaSam are really cute together! As for DWTS, its different since Kelly was on, a lot of these people are semi-professional. i pray she does well, and I will vote for her anyway because I am a Sam fan first.

  48. Angie U

    July 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    McBam all the way. They have lots more chemistry. Love McBain on GH even better than on OLTL. Wish they would pair Kelly with Max on DWTS but I don’t think they but he is my fav. It will be hard not to vote for him but will have to vote for Kelly to support her & GH.

  49. sandra

    July 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I am with Steve and Kelly on this one, not happy that they didn’t give them a longer moment of happiness. My heart is Jasam and one of the biggest reasons I watch! I will keep supporting them both and support Kelly on DWTS!!!

  50. Abby

    July 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Jasam always and forever! They are perfection <3333

    And I'll totally be rooting for Kelly on DWTS! So excited!!

  51. 2546

    July 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    JaSam forever! I have been a JaSam fan since they first met in 2003. There was chemistry between Sam & Jason from the time she walked in the room at PCPD and said “Hi, I’m Sam McCall”. This couple has grown through the years, they have taken their relationship very slow. They built their love story, broke them up and gave them angst (hated each other). Then they became friends again, got engaged, married, raped, pregnant & then took the baby away from them. I was disappointed, to say the least, when they decided to break JaSam up & push the McBam relationship on us. I know that Kelly & Michael are friends from a prior show, but honestly, I don’t see the “connection” that we are constantly being told is there. Reunite JaSam soon please!

    I will be voting for Kelly on DWTS. She is a talented actress and has given so much to her fans. I know she will give DWTS her all. Much luck to her!

  52. Shelley

    July 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Every so often a show strikes gold in discovering a couple with amazing on screen chemistry that captures the imagination of the viewers, drawing them into the show. That is what Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco have done twice – first as Caleb and Olivia on Port Charles and again on General Hospital as John McBain and Sam Morgan, aka McBam! Fans want a big romance with a couple they can root for and that is what was missing from General Hospital until the pairing of McBain and Sam. McBam adds a sexy spark to General Hospital showcasing a more modern and sophisticated romance. Fans are excited and tuning back to General Hospital to see what happens next for their favorite couple McBam!

    • lonestargs

      July 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Well said. I greatly look forward to those romantic McBam moments. And if they have made any character adjustments to make this happen, then they were positive ones as far as I’m concerned. The character of Sam has become much more interesting and independent and John is more intriguing unshackled from the painfully suffucating relationships he had to endure on OLTL.

    • Carol Byrd

      July 31, 2012 at 5:17 am

      JaSam fans are rooting for JaSam if they are true JaSam fan. John is new to Sam..he is not Caleb from PC..he is John McBain from Landview PA and he is in love with Natalie and has been for years and they have a child. He is a man that would not cheat on his love interest. Sam is a women that has loved Jason Morgan for 8 years and would have given her life for him. Jason is a man that told Sam “he has never loved a women the way he has loved her”, These are the people that JaSam fans are invested in so to say they are not GOLD then you do not see what their fans have seen for years on our screens thus is the reason why you can not understand why this McBam relationship is insulting to us and not amazing at all but puke worthy. Fans of McBam are tuning in to see Jason with Liz; they don’t give a shit about McBam. Fans of JaSam are tuning out so how is that a win. Look at the ratings 1.7 since this mess started and more JaSam fans tuning out every day. Give Sam her baby back! Give Jason and Sam some happiness and THEN if writers feel they want her to move on, make it BELIEVABLE and make it happen. Fans do not appreciate BS shoved down their throats for the sake of sticking a couple together!

      • tani

        August 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

        love it carol. Some people think just because a couple has chemistry they automatically belong together, yes they were a couple before but on a different soap as different characters. Look at kirsten storms/jason cook (belle/shawn d) i loved them on days but when he came on Gh even though they had alot of chemistry it just didn’t work because their characters were different. so while i agree that mcbam has chemistry i don’t agree with the pairing especially as they have had to much ooc & contrived bs shoved at us in order for us to root for them. IMO i prefer couples who have started from the ground upwards its story I can identify with, jasam hated each other in the beginning and thier love story came about so naturally. just my humble opinion.

    • TEss

      September 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      SO agree. Chemistry can’t be faked. Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco have it and it will light up GH screens as soon as this mess with jason is cleared up. If you can’t have trust, faith in a relationship then it should end – jasam sould have ended long ago.

  53. shaun

    July 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Jasam all the way baby and baby JJ

  54. Twinladyz

    July 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I really want Kelly Monaco to win DWTS… Go KeMo!! I really feel McBamb have chemistry but JaSam has,my heart n I watch mainly for Jason and Sam Morgan. Great interview MIchael:-)

  55. Kim

    July 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I watched DWTS only for Kelly and will watch it again only for Kelly. I want her to win. Also JaSam all the way. I don’t see the chemistry between Sam and McBain. I agree a lot of contrived behaviors to break of Jason and Sam and work in McBain. I agree that it’s a soap and soaps don’t do happy couples for very long. But here’s an idea how about trying something new. It doesn’t have to be all about the happy relationship or the couple but the couple taking on the world and other problems together.

  56. Sarah

    July 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    JaSam, of course. Nothing else comes close to the chemistry Kelly and Steve bring to these 2 characters. The JaSam story has developed over years of their adventures and love for each other, and to mess them up as has been done is heartbreaking.
    Let’s hope they fix this insane storyline soon.
    As for DWTS, Kelly looks good to win……..and so deserves it. She works hard for
    everything and the talent is outstanding.

  57. Cheyanne

    July 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Jasam all the way i stopped watching GH becacause of mcbam they are boring & have no chemistry mcbain looks old enough to be her father it’s gross. I hate that RC has made every character on GH unreconizable to fit in with his favorite OLTL’ers. Can’t stand none of the OLTL’ers they need to leave immediatly. Atleast i’ll get to see my favorite female actress Kelly Monaco on DWTS hoping she wins again 🙂 I miss being able to see her on my TV screen

    • Carol Byrd

      July 31, 2012 at 5:25 am

      Word Chey! JaSam Destiny all the way!

  58. Angie

    July 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Jasam all the way!!!!! I liked Caleb and Livvie on Port Charles and actually like Sam and Mcbain on GH but only as friends (ala jason and carly). I want the Jason and Sam I fell in love with back in 2004 and have loved every step of the way for the past 8 years. I want them to find their baby and have a moment of happiness. I think you can have drama for this couple as they have had lots of it over their relationship without breaking them up and changing their characters. Love love love my Jasam.

  59. Selina

    July 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Great interview. Kelly is fabulous. She’s not fake at all. She tells it like it is and she doesn’t apologize for things just to appease people. I was ecstatic when she won DWTS the first season and would love to see her win again. As for GH, Jason & Sam belong together. I hope and pray whatever happens for the time being that in the end they’ll end up together. Kelly has great chemistry with Michael & Steve, but her chemistry with Michael worked better when he was Caleb on PC. Their “union” on GH has just been too forced and the GH writers totally went against character for Jason & Sam to make room for John. JaSam have been through so much and they fit like a glove. I have faith that their love will pull them through, not to mention the fact that the baby is truly their baby…..hallelujah!! I’m rooting for JaSam and hope that if Michael and his character of John stay on GH that they will bring Natalie & Liam to PC to be with him so as to stay faithful to his character on OLTL.

  60. diversity4soaps

    July 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Mcbam all the way. Chemistry is off the charts and you really believe the connection since the moment they met at the church. I am ready for a full romance between John and Sam. Bring it on RC and FV. As for DWTS I hope she wins. If not the win then I hope he is one of the last females standing causing I think the men is going to be her hardest competition.

  61. soapfan

    July 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I will definitely be voting for Kelly on DWTS. She will do her best and then some I am sure.
    JaSam fan all the way. I hate the way they have been written for lately. So out of character for both of them. Hopefully TPTB will get it right soon. I am all for a little angst but not total destruction of a super couple like Jason and Sam!

  62. Carol J

    July 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Kelly will do wonderful on DWTS. She definitely will have my vote.
    Sam belongs with Jason. They have fought so hard to be together thru the past years and deserve a little happiness. They have had enough angst for a bit. I hate that Sam didnt get to bond with her baby boy during his first months. She will never get that back and neither will the fans that have waited for Sam to finally have her baby.

  63. Connie

    July 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I love Kelly and Steve . No pairing can come close to their amazing chemistry ! Jasam all the way ! The only couple I will support and love!

  64. lyn

    July 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I have always been a Jasam fan. Their love story took its time and the chemistry was gradually built, for the fans to genuinely root for them. They’ve been through so much together; what an epic love story. Really broke my heart that both characters didn’t fight for each other; did and said things so out of character and turned so swiftly! A complete 180 and vanquished a lot of the effort these two actors built. The Jasam fans are so loyal and it’s hard to separate reality from “soap” because they come across so REAL 🙂 Go Kelly; love her spunk and tell-it-like-it is attitude.

  65. BornSoapStar

    July 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    McBam are HOT! Michael Easton is one of the best things to happen to GH in years. Kelly and Michael had great chemistry on PC and he’s the only one I’ve seen her have any chemistry with besides Greg Vaughn. I loved OLTL, and was a Jolie fan too- but this is about GH now and I have not heard anything about Melissa Archer being available. It can be angst for McBam later. There is nothing to root for in Jasam anymore…a woman who sleeps with her stepdad and watches the man she loves child be kidnapped, the man who threatens to kill her at one point, conjugal sex, a lug nut engagement ring, a wedding in a Chinese restaurant, a horror of a honeymoon- two weeks too long, Jason stringing Puka shells and a “maybe” rape- GROSS! And for the record- I am not remotely convinced that the potted baby is really Jason’s. I’m praying for another twist in this storyline.

  66. Linda

    July 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Although I haven’t seen it ages, I’ll be watching DWTS and voting for Kelly .

    As for JaSam or McBam? Hummmm…I like both. Loved Caleb and Livie on PC and McBam on GH but I also love JaSam. So I’ll be OK whichever way it goes as long as JaSam find out the baby is both of theirs.

  67. Jacey

    July 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I love Jason & Sam. They have this crazy and intense chemistry that just pulls you in! I love their love story and how connected they are. I want to see them reunited with their baby boy so they can be a family. Loving that Kelly is on DWTS. I watched and rooted for her the first time around and now I will do the same. Go Kelly!

  68. Melissa

    July 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    JaSam needs to be back together and off to Landview to find their son and bring him home. Finding him and raising him will be drama in itself. I want to see JaSam happy as a family, and whatever obstacles thrown in their path they can face together as a team. Btreaking them up is the worst thing that ever happened on this show.

  69. dominicsmythe

    July 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    i find kelly monaco’s portrayal of sam very boring. i like her for the first time when paired with john mcbain…. and i’m not alone in this. TPTB should invest in that pairing and let jason become a free agent.

  70. MBmomof3

    July 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Great interview, Michael, as always.

    1)I hope when PP’s rights to OLTL revert back to ABC in January, TPTB are smart enough to bring Natalie on for February sweeps
    2) Sam deserves much better than this version of Jason, but Sam/John doesn’t work for me (I’m a diehard Jolie)
    3) I think watching Jason interact with his infant son has infinate possibilities; love, humor (clueless, new, single dad), reunite/bond with Sam, him attempting to “leave the business” for the sake of his son and end up at EQ…..endless storyline
    4)Many fans want a John/Natalie/Liam reunion we deserve
    I boycott ABC (except for GH) BUT will definitely vote for Kelly! Good luck, Kelly. Break a leg & knock ’em dead!

  71. Patrick

    July 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    For those Fans, who didn’t get to see Kelly Monaco…. win in the first season… of DWTS… she was so natural. completely took me by surprise. I think she surprised everyone. All-stars… this is going to be tough…. I like KM spunk. She deserves to be their. it’s going to be tough… Drew Lachey was excellent.

    good interview. it seems to me… she, like many… actors…don’t like to do much press. and i get that. I like that she said… less is more. She lends a certain mystique. which certainly explains… just as much as RH… Liz… Sam gets the most hits, posts….

    I feel like I can’t give this story up either…. and it’s all to do with her getting her son back. and who she ends of up…. Jason… or McBain. so be it. let’s show her, re-uniting with her son… i’ll cry… and Sam can move on. As soon as they got married… everything went wrong…. no honeymoon, bliss…. happy? it’s gut wrenching for how adamant… fans… for either or… take this…. “Just go with this” “the writing”. that’s tough to bear.

    i have to agree… writing aside… I never would have thought… that Jason and Sam… would ever not fight for each other. ? therin lies the quagmire…”a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position : predicament”

    nontheless… when i started watching GH… about 1 1/2 years ago… etc…. it was pressed that it was the Jason/Sonny/Carly show… with MOB overload… then we get the new writers and OLTL crossover…. they started writing for Sam so much more.

    per her words… “it’s a scary time for daytime… the genre is a semi-dying breed.” ouch, truth.

    Thanks Kelly. I appreciate you. I’m committed to GH and this story… however it plays out.

    • Carol Byrd

      August 1, 2012 at 6:53 am

      ITA. great post. Most of the reason why this story for Jason and Sam is just so unbelieveably and most of the JaSam feels are calling this a foul mess.

  72. kara

    July 30, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    JASAM ALL THE WAY!!!! They are eventually going to get back together and are gonna be a happy family because of little Jason Jr. !!! I HATE MCBAM and don’t like what the writers are doing with Jasam, but im just waiting it out and waiting for them to get back together and they will, and as for Kelly Monaco im sooooo happy she’s coming back for DWTS All Stars, i kinda thought she wouldn’t but she is!! she’s gonna kick ass and im gonna vote my ass off.

  73. Mary

    July 30, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    McBam, without question!

    I haven’t been this excited about a GH pairing in many, many years. The chemistry just pours out of the screen when Michael and Kelly share scenes together. I love them, and I love how much John cares about Sam and helps her, no questions asked. He is good to her.

    It is also past time Sam gets a new start and new love interest. She and Jason have been together way too long, to the point where she only got one other pairing (Lucky) since Jasam began. On a soap, that’s pure stupidity and lazy writing.

  74. Christi

    July 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Great interview!! I just love Kelly and can’t wait to see her on DWTS.. she definately will get all my votes!!! I missed her the first time she was on because I hadn’t started watching GH back then, so this will be really fun!! 100% team JaSam!!! 🙂 <3

  75. ethel

    July 31, 2012 at 2:34 am

    i will break my boycott of abc to watch dwts only because kelly will be there – she is one of our own & deserves the support of all soap fans…
    as far as jassm goes i love the pairing but being a dedicated fan of soaps for almost 50 years i have learned that a happy soap couple becomes boring very fast & is the best way to have them put on the back burner – thank you michael for the interview!

  76. ant

    July 31, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Jasam all the way. But just Sam her son back already

  77. Trigger13

    July 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    JaSam all the way too. They have the best chemistry on General Hospital. They don’t always have to be happy but do the writers have to constantly have them turning to other people and Liz? If they can’t get Natalie on GH, then, they should try pairing Elizabeth with McBain. McBain could be her Lucky, same line of work. He’s very much like Lucky’s character. Jason & Sam are very alike in so many more ways and compliment each other so well. Can’t wait to see what the heck these writers are going to do for JaSam.

    • Carol Byrd

      August 1, 2012 at 6:51 am

      Good Post. I agree because to me the tiresome couple is Jason and Liz; they are friends and should remain so. they had their time and it’s over. It did not work for many reasons and to put them back together just because they had a child does not make them work anymore than putting Carly back with Sonny because they have kids. It’s over for Jason and Liz and she also needs to stop being the Jason “rebound” girl waiting in the wings for her chance to get back with Jason. Been there, done that..didn’t work..move on.

  78. Donna Green

    July 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I think Sam should be with Jason. I don’t like all this talk about there being chemistry between ME and KM, I don’t see it and never did. ME has only had crazy chemistry with Renee Elise Goldsberry, IMO and that’s who they need to bring on GH(if we can’t get OLTL and AMC back on the air). I have a lot of great ideas as to how they can bring Evangeline back. It makes me sick seeing what the head of ABC has done to the network, which is why I do not watch ABC anymore. BRING BACK OUR SOAPS!!!

    • Carol Byrd

      August 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

      I see no chemistry between John and Sam.,,just a man that has a baby by another women that he seems to care nothing about and moving in on a women who is hurt and confused by her troubled marriage. I saw great Chemistry between “Caleb and Livvie”..I see a great mess between Sam and John…two people who both love other people and don’t know how to fix their relationships and get back to the ones they truly love, That is not root worthy..that is heartbreak in the making.. .JMO

  79. Lisa

    July 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Oh please people. There is so much chemistry between John and Sam that I watched the kiss on YouTube all weekend. These two do belong together. Michael Easton has the sexiest eyes I have ever seen. Sorry Jasam fans, but I don’t think they are hot at all. happy couples don’t sell anyway. Bring John and Sam together Please!


      August 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I’ve been watching since 2003

      Kelly & Michael don’t have the same chemistry like JASAM…!!!

      RC AND FV may try through a curve ball.and put JASON AND SNOBIN..BORING!!!!!


      1. John is a little bit pass her age

      2.Everybody is fixiated on Port CHARLES(CALEB AND LIVVIE)…A wonderful

      couple…that was then, this now!!!….YOU HEAR THAT UM…LIASIONS




      UNITE JASAM!!!

      • tani

        August 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

        lol john does look old for her one of the reasons i don’t like her with him he reminds me of when she was with sonny. i would love to see a john/ann pairing i know this is out of nowhere & robert/anna fans would disagree but i love john/anna hated luke/anna luke should be paired with tracy. although luke/laura is endgame

    • TEss

      September 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      John and Sam are obviously the future. They actually have chemistry.

  80. mo

    August 1, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Kelly did a great job season 1 and totally deserved to win. I think it will be hard for her to get back in the groove, but I’m sure she can do it. I think she’d be good with Derek.

  81. cac702

    August 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Hell yeah I’m gonna watch and vote for Kelly!! Gonna use every single vote I can!! Kelly is gonna kill it!! Can’t wait! JASAM ALL THE WAY!!!!! NO ONE DOES IT BETTER THAN JASAM!!!!! Their relationship is pure and natural. They belong together…

    • Carol Byrd

      August 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

      “Pure and natural” absolutely!! not forced and contrived like Jiz.


    August 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Today show was awful,,,




  83. ahottmusic

    August 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    This is why I love, Kelly Monaco so much. Is that everytime when she’s, on with Steve Burton. Is like having 2 people, who connect, and I feel the same way with, Kelly with Michael Easten who also connects but who has much more chemistry when they are together on screen. Because of Port Charles of being CALEB AND LIVVIE. It’s hard for me, to only choose one couple. That’s why I’m going with both. Kelly and Steve can brighten a room up, with their energy. While Kelly and Michael are like A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Thats why I love them both. I want Kelly to win dancing with the stars. 110%. I think MCBAIM WILL BE STRONGER for now, until they find her baby with Tea. Then JASAM ALL THE WAY.

  84. Rebe

    August 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Im rooting for JASAM MOST DEFINITELY all the way!!!! I really
    want Sam and Jason to find their son, and find that the baby is
    Jason’s son! Hoping for Jasam to find their way back to eachother.
    So many great storylines could be written with JASAM’s family
    reunited! Finding their way back to eachother would be very
    exciting, and the fans would love it!!!!!! Please Jasam for sure.

  85. Rebecca

    August 4, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Im definitely rooting for JASAM ALL THE WAY!!!! This is
    such a horrible storyline to rip Sam and Jason apart so
    cruelly. After all these 8 years they have been working
    for the day to be married and start their own little family.
    They finally get together and the writers rip them apart,
    then rip SAM’s baby away from her! Why is Sam always
    the one to be treated that way? And Jason has always
    wanted his own child. He doesn’t have to have had just
    Jake. He wanted a child with Sam for so long. Ever
    since Sam lost her little baby girl, Jasam have wanted their
    chance to have their own child together and finally be a family.

    The writers need to watch vintage Jasam for the last 8 years
    and get to know these characters. They are writing so badly for
    this couple. They don’t act at all how they have always acted with
    eachother. Jasam belong together. I hope they put them together
    to find their son and also find out that Jason is the father of their
    baby. JASAM are adorable and hot together when they are out on
    capers together. They are so alike. We need a happy couple that
    are fun and hot together and that is JASAM FOR SURE!!!!
    Bring Lucky back for the always victim Elizabeth!! They always
    loved eachother. Jason is not even the real Jason with the so
    sickening victim Elizabeth. This repeated storyline is old and pathetic!
    Move on Elizabeth. Jasam hopefully will find their way back to eachother
    with their own baby and family FINALLY!

  86. Honey4McBam

    August 7, 2012 at 2:43 am

    McBam is what kept me watching GH- is keeping me watching it now, and will keep me watching it in the future. Their scenes are wonderful, their chemistry is smokin’ – the best I’ve seen on this soap in a looooong time. Kelly is right. This is a soap. Couples break up all the time on soaps…
    Contrived? All soaps are contrived stories- what do you expect? JaSam’s reunion was also contrived. Their entire marriage is contrived, as far as what crap she taken from him under Guza’s writing, etc. At least this is the sort of “contrived” that is intriguing and exciting to see play out!

    It’s high time for a change for Sam, long overdue- and ME is KeMO’s onscreen soulmate. They are perfect together.

    McBam for the win! Bring it on, GH! The July 4th kisses were hot- but I’m greedy- I want MORE! <3

  87. ann

    August 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    ONLY jizzers are happy abt this they think they will get thier horridly boring pair back, well it didnt work the first time and it never will. JASONS HEART BELONGS TO SAM. always has. when he finds out HE AND SAM have a son, he will go thru hell to get his family back.

  88. pf

    August 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I am a Jasam fan all the way!!!! They have gone thru so much and I’ve watched this couple blossom into something that is pure and honesty was the most important fact in their relationship, and we all relate to their love story. It was written beautiful and Steve and Kelly have a chemistry that you can’t put into words, you just have to watch them. They brought so much passion and laughter into Jasam,then you have new writers come in that don’t know anything about them ruin it, but we Jasams are not giving up because they have a beautiful son out there that was brought into this world because of the love they have for each other. I can’t wait for the whole story to unfold. The MORGANS aka PHOENIX and the DRAGON will rise again!!!!

  89. Meredith

    August 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    JaSAM! JaSAM! JaSam! Do you understand it is and should always be JASAM and baby makes 3! The writers have ruined a great couple and a family that they deserve–Jason and Sam would not fall apart over John and Jason would not have ever abandoned Sam after the rape and thinking the baby was Franco’s. He would have been there for her all the way! Obviously while I think GH has good story lines now for the most part this one just shows the new writers did not know Jason or Sam at all. I am hoping that the writers are going to bring back our couple and give them the happiness that they deserve and has been about 9 years in the making! I beg you to remember the fortune ccckie at the wedding reception and get Jason and Sam back together asap! Let Jason find their son! I love John, but not with Sam. I can not STOMACH Liz around Jason. Horrible! I cannot and will not watch that again! Jason and Sam are not boring–even as a couple and they bring love and adventure to the GH story if the writers will write it. Their love and chemistry is off the chart. Please get them back together soon and do not make us wait 2 years again ! IF the writers would have seen it , Jason would have been awesome to Sam during a pregnancy. My tv stays on SoapNET almost 24/7 and while I watch or record old episodes of OLTL and AMC, I refuse to watch the early morning GH episodes that are from the years that Jason and Sam were apart. I have watched GH for 45 years and Jason and Sam are the best ever and while I have favorite couples on every soap, no one compares to Jason and Sam! Of course I will be rooting for Kelly on DWTS. I would love for her to win but even if she does not win hopefully she will be in the competition for many weeks so that we can watch and root for her. I will definitely be voting!
    Again, JASAM, JASAM, JASAM–JASAM forever!!!

    • Donna Green

      August 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      now you know how I feel about them ruining John and Evangeline. They are good and messing up great SL’s and not listening to what the viewers want. Just wish I had SoapNet so I could record some great epi’s.


    August 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Jasam got a wonderful start!!!

    Yesterday !!!!!

    John McBain doesn’t have chemistry with Sam Mcall!!

    It isn’t Ron Carvalti fault….

    But he tried and he just failed

    When Jason said that yesterday ….THAT’S CHEMISTRY

    Michael Easton should have came to the show in 06…or in 07

    When Bob Guza was writing ……But he didn’t come over!!

    Now, when Sam and Jason is gonna find their child

    I know their goona be some many bumps for them


  91. lizzie

    August 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    jasam and their baby all the way!! they may be apart for now but jasam is the endgame and always will be. they are the supercouple. an frankly i dont think that they will actually have them divorce :).

    and our girl is going all the way 🙂

  92. Pris Hodges

    August 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I am a JaSam nut and want them BACK together with their baby . I certainly will throw all my votes to Kelly on DWTS and am looking forward to seeing her “tear up the screen” in dance once more. As for GH, there is NO OTHER SOAP.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. Amanda

    August 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Jason & Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Smoochie

    August 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I think Jason and Sam belong together. My hope is, that they find their way back to each other again with full disclosure about their baby. I love Michael Easton and am happy to see him and Kelly interacting on GH. I know many PC fans will disagree with me, but it’s jmo, that Michael as Caleb Morely had the best chemistry with Erin Hershey Presley (Alison Barrington) not Kelly Monaco’s ,Livviej/Olivia Locke- and on OLTL he was best paired with Gina Tognoni’s Kelly , Kassie DePaiva’s Blair,Florencia Lozano’s Tea, or even Christina Chambers who played Marti for a year before Susan Haskelll resumed the role.-I never saw the chemistry between Michael’s John McB and Melissa Archer’s Natalie .My greatest wish is that Michael stays on GH, becomes an indispensable character as he shares or gains full custody of his son, and meets up with the true love of his life , with whom we all get to see the sparks fly.

  95. Kels

    August 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Jasam is boring and Sam is so much better without Jason who makes her needy and whiny. I say good riddance to them and bring on McBam!


      August 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      ………MCBAM IS


















      • Kels

        August 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

        Gee, you sure have a whole lot of anger over a silly soap!

      • TEss

        September 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        RC and FB have done an incredible job on this soap and if it stays on air it is only because of them. Jasam were far too boring for the rest of GH viewers, it was time they ended they never had the chemistry required for the long run.

  96. Latoya Newell

    August 22, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I see the chemistry that Kelly and Michael have. If you have’nt watched Port Charles watch it! And then see what thoughs of us who have watched the show have seen. Michael Easton in my mind had the best chemistry with Kelly Monaco (Olivia), Erin Hershey (Alison) Port Charles, and Renee Goldsberry (Evangeline) One Life To Live. the reason I chose these three is because he show passion, gentleness and alot of their interaction didn’t require dialoge. Michael himself said this in regards to Kelly and Renee. His character is on a new show or old one since Port Charles was and extention of General Hospital so just enjoy the show and be happy its still on the air for those of us who still watch the show and I’m happy that these actors still have a job to which I can still enjoy my favorite show. So people grow up and stop being so hateful and disrespectful to people just trying to continue to do what they love!


    August 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    and mcbam is a dam silly couple

    is that angry enough



  98. TEss

    September 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    MCBAM hands down. They have the much needed chemistry. Jasam were far too boring over the years and had way too much airtime – I had to FF through their scenes. and jason will be gone before the end of the year so its definately mcbam all the way.

  99. Trigger13

    September 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I believe that Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco do an excellent job together. Their chemistry is off the chart. Steve Burton doesn’t have that chemistry with Elizabeth. No way and any of her Liason fans are only seeing what they want to see. Sam may have had chemistry with McBain on another show, but come on, it’s in no comparison the JaSam. We know it’s only a soap, but they are so natural together and their love for one another is so effortless because they are the perfect couple. It’s true that a couple can be doomed if they are too happy, but they can have other problems and what should remain always true, is their love for one another because it’s always there.

  100. Mondaryl60

    February 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Jasam will and will always will be my heart.,,,since I started watching them their chemistry has been off the charts a lot of ppl complain but they have more fans than they do haters so I am not tripping. As far as McBam since Jason (sb) left am curious to see what Sam(KM) can bring to the table until SB decides to come back. Whether they recast him or he comes on his own I will always root for Jasam to stay together and keep coming back for one another. They are hands down the best supercouple ever created….I am a Sam fan first and I admire her character soooo much and she inspires me to be all I can be!!!!!

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

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Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.


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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

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So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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WATCH: 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Virtual Interviews

This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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