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GH's Rebecca Herbst on The Big Kiss, Future of Liason & Losing the Daytime Emmy!

Photo Credit: Kathie Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathie Hutchins

At yesterdays’ on set celebration for General Hospital’s Emmy victories at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards including one for Outstanding Drama Series, On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) to discuss the possible game-changing kiss between Liz and Jason (Steve Burton), what it means for Liz’s relationship with Ewen (Nathin Butler), and how the talented actress handled losing the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress, when many considered her the front-runner.    Here is what she had to say about it all below!

Becky on what she thought when she saw the latest kiss in the script between Elizabeth and Jason:  “I was of course excited for the Liason group in getting what they want, and hesitant for the JaSam group and what they would say.   Deep down, I was hoping the kiss was going to be justifiable and it would not make Elizabeth look like she is chasing Jason again.  But the writers did a really good job.  I didn’t actually see it, but I remember doing it.  I think it worked well.  I think it was just a natural “we have been here before” kind of a moment.  Jason was hurting and it just happened.

Becky on how she tries to make sense of all the men the GH writers have thrown in Elizabeth’s romantic path over the years from Lucky to Nicholas to Jason to Ewen, and if it is hard for her to justify and portray it: “I have to do a lot of thinking.   I have to really think about each scene, and what it is I am after in each scene, and what it is I want to portray.  I think with Ewen, he is a great guy.  He is doing a good job at wooing Elizabeth.  She is not typically the type, as Sam has said, to go after someone.  So it’s Ewen that is kind off drawing her in, and then she turns around and she sees Jason! They have so much history there, that it is hard to hide that.  


Becky on why she thinks she and Steve Burton have resonated so well, time after time, as Jason and Elizabeth:  “There is a reason why the Jason/Elizabeth pairing has been around for so many years and why a fan base has been so loyal.  There is a reason for that. ”

Becky on if she was upset or sad at losing the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress:  “Oh my goodness, of course I was OK.   I had been there, done that.   I am OK.  Are you kidding?  I was so thrilled to be nominated, especially given the fact that I had been let- go by GH that year, and then was nominated.  So, to be let-go and Emmy nominated in the same year, that is kind of cool. (Laughs)  It’s a little ironic!  I was just thrilled with the nomination and happy for Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH).  We have been friends for a million years.”

So soapers, what do you think of Becky’s comments on the recent on-screen kiss between Liz and Jason?  Are you hoping for a Liason reunion, one more time? Or, do you want to see JaSam win out?   And, what did you think about Rebecca losing the Emmy when she turned in the most powerful work of possibly her whole soap career? Let us know!


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  1. Loren

    July 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Viva Liason! I was disappointed Becky didn’t win the Emmy, but her response, as usual, was classy. She’s a class act, and I wish her all the success she deserves.

    • trueballer

      July 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      THANK YOU!

  2. sandra

    July 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Liz needs to move on to Ewen and leave JaSam and Jason Jr to reunite as a family.

    • Raydeen

      July 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      this is about the actress.. not the character and the character’s actions… that’s up for the WRITERS to decide… not the actress… focus people 😀

      • Cookie

        July 13, 2012 at 5:25 am

        Please read the last paragraph…sounds like the question was asked.

    • Dana

      July 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Excuse me but Rebecca Herbst is not Elizabeth nor is she a writer. She doesn’t write the show and those make decisions. It will be up to the writers to decide whether or not JaSam gets another shot at happiness.

    • barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

      July 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

      Liz and Jason had a child together like it or not she has a right to talk or be seen with Jason They share a bond that can’t be broken Even if the child is gone. Jason lost Sam because he is a Idiot who cared only for himself, now that has backfired on him.

  3. Yvonne

    July 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I adore the character of Elizabeth and think Becky Herbst is brilliant. I really felt she deserved the Emmy this year for her performance during the death of Jake story-line. I thought it was a nuanced, heartbreaking and totally believable portrayal of a devastated mother; I do love Nancy Lee Grahn and think she is fabulous too so at least she lost to a wonderful actress and of course as usual Becky reacted with grace and class.

  4. Cyndi

    July 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Fabulous interview. Becky is a class act and an amazing actress. I hope to see many more Jason/Liz scenes and I am hoping for a romantic story for Liason! 🙂

    • Judith Sekscenski

      July 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Yes! Bring on Liason! I would love to see those two together the way they should have been so long ago. I never did understand why they wrote her as a struggling single mom who had to work extra shifts when the father of one of her children is a wealthy mobster. Didn’t make any sense. Put them back together, let her quit her nursing job, be a mom and an artist. She daydreamed about this during a segment when FV first took over and everyone was thinking about Jason coming out of the surgery as the “old” Jason, not Sonny’s “right hand man”.

  5. lrydzik

    July 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Love Becky!! Love Liason – hope their story can be told the right way this time. Becky is a class act. She deserved the emmy win, but hopefully she will get more great material this year.

  6. Deborah McClendon

    July 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Becky is a class act

  7. Bren

    July 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you, Michael! I think Becky is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in television. But more than that she is a beautiful person inside. (Her gracious words for NLG’s Emmy win just make me love her more.)

    I am one of the many frustrated Liason fans who are hoping for a reunion under this new regime. Those of us who watched the courthouse scenes when Liason said their tearful goodbyes know that Jason and Liz did not break up because they fell out of love. I won’t go into the well-known theories as to why the old regime decided to flip the script as well as keep J and E from even being in the same room with each other after the break up (hello obvious chemistry and underlying love)…All I want to focus on now is how delicious the thought of a Liason reunion is for those of us who have waited for years for this couple to have their own love story and not just teases and starts and stops.

    Congratulations to GH and all the cast and crew for putting some life and spark back into the show as well as remembering GH history and giving us more vets, romance and humor! (Todd’s ringtone for Heather “Crazy calling..” was hilarious!)

    Love you Michael and thank you again for this interview with my favorite girl.

  8. FlameGirl

    July 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    What do I think about the kiss? It was wonderful. I get Becky’s concerns about it playing out naturally and, like her, I think it really worked. I can honestly say I help my breath, and felt all warm and fuzzy just like Elizabeth would have in that moment… and yes, I blushed! LOL

    • FlameGirl

      July 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm


  9. Atropos22

    July 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Always love reading about Rebecca Herbst. Elizabeth is fabulous character and I was thrilled when the actress was nominated. As for her current story… Seeing Elizabeth with Jason Morgan again has been awesome and I hope that kiss is just the first step toward them realizing there might be “more than friends” feelings stirring again. Jason deserves a strong woman he can trust, rely on, and who knows him enough and respects him enough to be blunt and honest in their discussions, and that woman is totally Elizabeth. I can’t wait to see what the new executives of General Hospital have planned for Elizabeth and for the Jason/Liz story.

    • Debbie

      July 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Yes I was disappointed that Becky didn’t win but she is a classy lady and she had nothing but good thing’s to say about N.L.G how can you not love her and the Liason kiss is old school that is Liason they are always there for each other

  10. tracy

    July 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I think Becky should have won the emmy, as she had a frontburner story and knocked it out of the park. And as for Liason, well since 1999 these two have been and remain friends with underlying love that finally came to the forefront in 2006. So of course Liason needs to overcome it all (other loves, other children, disappointment, hurt, death of a child) and get their love story finally told. Viva Liason!!!

  11. Dell

    July 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Becky is, as always, such a class act. She was robbed of the Emmy this year, in my opinion. She had an outstanding story with Jake’s death, even though the writers spent way more time on the part-time dads instead of the full-time mom losing their child.

    And as far as the kiss goes, it is time for Liason to have their time in the spotlight and have their story told. They’ve been dancing back and forth since 1999, let them have their beginning, middle and happily every after. At least for right now. It IS a soap after all. No one couple gets EVERYTHING. Unless you are the “pet” of those in charge. But even then powers that be change…Viva Liason!

  12. Alva

    July 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I am hoping that Liz has a relationship with Ewen and leave Jason in the wind. She should have the attitude “been there, done that”, we can be friends but nothing more. Hopefully, she has learned her lesson with him.

  13. Danielle

    July 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I love Becky, and loved the interview. I was pulling for her to win. No thank you, to a Liason reunion. I think Liz should be w/ Ewen right now. I’m a Liz fan, & want to see her happy. I reallly don’t see her being happy w/ Jason.

  14. May

    July 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Great interview. I hope they do Liason but afraid we will be screwed over for Jasam again. I like Ewen but not as a serious relationship for Liz. I don’t want to see Lizmpimping Jasam though. As far as her Emmy I was mad they did not give it to her this yr. she deserved it for Emily’s death and for Jake death. I like NLG so at least it went to someone else who deserved as much as Becky. Becky is very gracious person . Good things come to those who wait. Her time will come.

  15. christina

    July 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    LOVE Becky. She is so sweet. I think she deserved to win the Emmy, especially with her performance during Jake’s “death” (I still say he’s alive somewhere out there). Loved the Liason kiss and I look forward to much more Liason under Cartini. Love them!

  16. Amy

    July 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I think Becky is fabulous, so beautiful & talented! I’ve always loved Liason & I hope we see much more of them together. I think they make a wonderful couple!

  17. Felicia

    July 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I very rarely watch the Daytime Emmys, but because of my love for Becky’s portrayal of the character of Elizabeth, I wanted to witness her first Emmy win. Sadly she did not win and I was very disappointed, but she’ll always be a winner in my book. That said, I will echo the sentiments above, Becky is truly a class act and I have no doubt that her day will come.

  18. Ruthie

    July 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    There is only two words to describe Rebecca Herbst and that is…. CLASS ACT. Jason and ELizabeth have such a rich and powerful history that many don’t seem to know if they haven’t watched for years. They deserve their story from top to bottom now that the agenda man has left the building. From killing a child that was from 2 original legacy characters to the real life firing of Rebecca Herbst all for agenda’s. The 600,000 lost viewers due to these rotten agenda’s. The only way up for GH to go is to bring back those viewers and give Jason and ELizabeth their chance to a beautiful love story. “The Greatest Love Story Never Told” ! Rebecca Herbst deserved the emmy but again is graceful and classy and once again thinking of others more than herself.

  19. Shelly

    July 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Love Liason all the way. Becky Herbst is an excellent actress, she has class and did deserved the Emmy. I just wish TPTB would give us Liason and Jake back.

  20. Scott

    July 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I love the interview. Becky is so classy & genuine w/all her fanbases. I love Jason & Elizabeth’s kiss this. Glad the writers didn’t throw Elizabeth under the bus. I thought Becky should’ve won the Emmy because she turned out wonderfully heartbreaking performance w/Jake’s death.

  21. Pam

    July 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    As always I loved her responses she is measured and respectful of her fans and worried about the others. I actually watched the kiss live and was impressed with the way it happened and how they handled it afterwards. BH & SBu do have a special chemistry that neither displays with other actors and it shines through.
    She was gracious about NLG win as I knew she would be that’s the person that she is.
    I’ve heard that she is a dream to work with so those guys are lucky.
    She is the reason I tune into Gh when I know she will be having scenes.

  22. Soapy

    July 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Liz was always my favorite character. To be honest I haven’t consistently watched general hospital in years … I tune in maybe once a week and always end up changing the channel. Am i the only that thinks Jason and Sam should be a back burner characters? They are boring and I could not care less about their baby story line. I stopped carring about Jason Morgan years ago.

    They really messed up with liz when lucky came back. she needs a good juicy story of her own… Not one with the snoozers.

  23. Christine

    July 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Rebecca Herbst is an absolute SWEETHEART! I follow her on Twitter when I can. I cannot believe some of the garbage she (as well as others) has/have to endure when people cannot separate CHARACTER from ACTOR. It is so sad, but she handles it with dignity and class all the way.

    It is so hard to deny the electricity that Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco have together. They were so great together on Port Charles and then that kiss last week. Wow!

    That being said, Jason and Elizabeth never really got their chance. I think since GH has a guaranteed year that they should explore that with Jason and Sam being the endgame as we all know that Lucky is Elizabeth’s endgame.

  24. Shannon

    July 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Becky was a winner in my books and is a class act as always!

    As for the Elizabeth/Jason kiss, it demonstarted yet again that the magic between Becky and Steve Burton remains and I am hoping that we get to see lots more! I am excited for what is to come on GH for the first time in years!

    And as a long-time “Liason” fan, I hope we finally get our full blown romance that has been hinted at for so many years!!

  25. doodleynoodle

    July 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Love Becky. She’s a wonderful actress and a great human being. My hope is that the writers will one day do a no-holds-barred Liason story. Until that day, I’m appreciating that they have been crossing paths so frequently and that their history is being acknowledged but it’s also bittersweet…the more they’re together…the more we want to see! I’ve been watching since the Luke & Laura days and they are, by far, my favorite couple. I think I would have given up on the show several years ago had it not been for even the very slightest possibility that they might one day be reunited. When we could barely hope for one scene from them in a calendar year…we stuck it out and now it’s finally paying off! Love what the writers are doing right now and I can’t wait to see what’s next for them!

  26. Felicia

    July 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    And, most definitely, I would LOVE to finally see Liason reunited. I have loved Liason since the beginning, and if this is the road that they ultimately choose, I can only hope that the writers are ready and able to tell the story that has been 13 years in the making. I would absolutely love it if Jason & Elizabeth were to somehow discover that Jake was alive and went on a search to find their son. Of course, this is my wishful thinking.

  27. somalia

    July 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I just love Becky. She is my fave GH. Glad to see Jason & Elizabeth in scenes together again. I hope their kiss leads to more. Sad she didn’t win the emmy but she still a winner to her many many fans!

  28. M.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm


  29. Sondra

    July 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Viva Liason!!! I loved loved their kiss this week. Becky & Steve have such wonderful chemistry!!! Becky deserved that emmy for all her work last year, sad she didn’t win. Looking forward to what’s in store for Elizabeth Webber on GH

  30. Keri

    July 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Liason are gross and sleazy

    • Scott

      July 13, 2012 at 5:18 am

      You feel better after making that statement. This interview isn’t about that!

      • barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

        July 13, 2012 at 9:03 am

        Scott, your right.

    • Carolynn

      July 13, 2012 at 7:05 am

      Um no that would be Sam–and this is an article about Becky Herbst, not her character.

    • Jamie

      July 13, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Yeah and Jasam are all sorts of nice? Please, a baby stalking prostitute and a hitman. The 1.6’s ain’t a fluke.

  31. JusJac

    July 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Love the interview. Becky is a class act and a great actress. I am looking forward for more Jason and Liz scenes. I think Liason will get another chance. Becky is right they have so much history together. Steve and Becky have great magic they bring as Jason and Elizabeth. Looking forward to GH.

  32. Dex

    July 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Lovely interview!! I am so anxious to see what is in store for Elizabeth and Ewen. I want something new and fresh for Elizabeth. Keep wooing, Ewen! Keep wooing!

  33. kat

    July 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I have always loved Rebecca Herbst & her character, Elizabeth Webber, Becky is truly a class act. I, too, wish she had won the emmy, but she is always so gracious. I really want to see much more of Elizabeth on screen. Too much talent to not have a big storyline! I would LOVE a reconnection with Jason. After all. their’s is “the greatest love story never told” as Steve Burton once said. They have so much chemistry & history together. I’d be thrilled if they found a way to bring back Jake too. I hope GH goes foward with a Liz & Jason Romantic pairing. It’s their time! Sam should move on with John McBain & her baby as I think they have far better chemistry than Jasam at this point. Thanks for a great interview!

  34. Crystal

    July 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    She is gorgeous, makes everything she does seem so effortless. She doesn’t need an Emmy, there is no award significant enough to pay tribute to what a lovely person and absolute professional she’s proven to be.

  35. Raydeen

    July 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I cheered when I heard about the nomination, a great actress… a well loved character… and yes, after she was let go… to come back and have a nomination! That’s great!!! Wish her all the best.. hope to see more ‘meat’ in her storylines and more nominations down the line… Go, Becky!

  36. mayra

    July 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I have loved this pairing , especially the very talented Rebecca Herbst, since the very beginning of their sharing scenes; I cannot wait for them to be a couple again! This is Steve Burton’s best pairing that I can remember; they are just so natural together and have so much chemistry, and so wonderful to watch.

  37. Jen

    July 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Terrific interview. I was disappointed that Rebecca didn’t get the Emmy, but her response is great. She’s a winner in my view anyway. I loved the kiss between Elizabeth and Jason. The show would be taking a great direction by pursuing that love story again. They’re a powerful soap couple, and I’d like to see the show capitalize on the chemistry.

  38. Beth

    July 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    becky H. has such class it’s unbelievable. Great interview. Viva Liason!!!

  39. Kelly

    July 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I adore Becky Herbst and her character, Elizabeth Webber. The Liason kiss was amazing and you bet I want a Liason reunion! The Liason story and the amazing STECKY chemistry pull me in every single time!

  40. Tiffany

    July 12, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Rebecca was definitely robbed of that Emmy. NLG is a great actress, but the reels Becky submitted were phenomenal compared to Nancy’s. Ah well, there is still next year! I also really hope that they are reuniting Jason & Liz for real this time. I won’t stand for a big tease with no follow through. Liason fans have waited long enough!

  41. Erica

    July 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Love Becky and Liz Webber has been my fav GH lady since she came to PC 15 years ago!

    I too am hoping the Liason fans finally get to see there love story be told!

  42. Rose

    July 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve been a Liason fan since 1999 so of course I think they should finally get a real chance together. Losing Jake was and IS awful but hopefully they’ll get their chance and maybe have another child.

  43. Karen

    July 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I was shocked that Rebecca didn’t win the Emmy, she certainly deserved it. I hope Elizabeth and Jason find their way back to each other because I’ve always felt they belonged together. Hopefully one day they will get married, honeymoon in Italy, find Jake, have a baby girl named Emily and live happily ever after. : ) Its time for their story to be told!

  44. BornSoapStar

    July 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you for publishing this interview. The character of Elizabeth has been my favorite since she debuted. Rebecca Herbst is the consumate professional. Always a class act. Wish she had won the Emmy (though I’m a big fan of Nancy Lee Grahn too). I think Rebecca being nominated was sweet justice after having been let go. Rebecca’s performance throughout the agenda driven “death of Jake” storyline was unbelievably heartwrenching- but somewhat diminished by the overwhelming focus on Lucky, Luke and Jason. The storyline should have focused a great deal more on the child’s mother.

    Ron Carlivati’s rebuild of the Jason/Elizabeth friendship has had me tuning back in for the first time since Jake’s death. The “kiss” has me so excited and I haven’t been excited about anything on GH for years!

  45. Katie

    July 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Great interview! Becky is such a wonderful lady and I was so hoping she’d get that Emmy because she was just amazing in the Jake death storyline. I’ve watched GH mainly for her character since the Elizabeth’s rape storyline, which was so well acted by Becky. She’s more beautiful each passing year and has this great ability to play vulnerable and at the same time strong. Becky makes Elizabeth scenes so believable with her true to life portrayal of a single mom who wants lasting romantic love while trying to make her children first priority as she weathers one trial after another. I hope to see the Ewen and Elizabeth romance go somewhere. I’ve enjoyed their chemistry and it’s nice to see a hot young doctor interested in Elizabeth after being dealt so many years of unhappiness and heartbreak.

  46. MissyLady

    July 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Becky is all class and seems like a thoughtful person. I, too, thought Becky would win the Emmy this year, but Nancy is just as fantastic as Alexis Davis.

    Liason is full of history (since 1999!) and they deserve to have their story told. It’s a shame that Elizabeth has been reduced to pimping JaSam/Sam because they can’t stand own their own two feet.

  47. 5 0 years of GH

    July 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Becky seems great but hate liz is even around jason I think it is making her take about 4 giant steps backwards for liz. She needs someone like Ewin. Jason has a wife and kid she had her chance he never went there with her. let him go.. And would have been happy if any of Gh women would have won

  48. Kathy

    July 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Jasam all the way. There is a reason liason doesn’t work and they are meant to only be friends. Sam is his soul mate and he will never truly love anyone as he does her as she does him

    • Jackie

      July 13, 2012 at 3:55 am

      This interview isn’t about Jasam… but love the spin… soulmates??… yea without trust I don’t think so.

    • Pam

      July 13, 2012 at 5:17 am

      Because Jasam works so well, just look at high ratings.

      • Bren

        July 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

        What “high ratings”? You may want to recheck your information.

        I don’t believe for one second that one couple will make or break a show. However, when there is a disconnect between the regime and viewers it carries over into every other aspect of the show. Because of the agenda of the previous regime, ratings suffered as well as viewer loyalty. Writing was horrendous and characters written as unrecognizable. I do not blame the years of depressing numbers totally on JaSam but they were certainly the frontburner couple year after year after year…and for me that speaks volumes.

    • Jamie

      July 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Jasam works? Hmm. Those 1.6’s they’ve been pulling in for 3 years would say differently?

      • cheryl

        July 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm

        OOO!!! I like that one!

    • Olivia

      July 13, 2012 at 11:52 am


  49. Sharon

    July 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Love Becky! Met her in person! She is a wonderful person! I think it’s time for Jason to get a new love! In a normal soap a couple breaks up and ends up with new partner every year and it’s been 4 years he has been with Sam! It’s time for him to get a year with Elizabeth!! It’s so long over due! I hope TPIC reunite Liason!

  50. Melody

    July 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I adore Becky! Such a class act. What I would love to see? A Jason and Elizabeth reunion of course. BUT I don’t want that at the extent of a sloppy rushed reunion only for Elizabeth to be used as a ‘rebound’ 2nd choice. No. Elizabeth is the woman guys go after and deserves to be chased not used as rebound. I want Jason to realize he still loves her and go after her! The man sure seemed to love that ‘accident’ kiss on the bridge a *little* too much. Just saying. 😉

  51. Doe

    July 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Nice interview with Becky,Michael I don’t think that Jason and Liz will be together because it will eventually be found that Jasams baby is alive and well, no thanks to Heather. I am not a fan of Kelly Monaco because her acting never changes. It’s more of a monotone. I hope they don’t put Liz with Ewen because it is not a good match. He is rather Blah. I don’t agree with the writers and directors casting many times. As far as John McBain and Sam. that won’t happen either. Fans won’t accept John without his wife and son, Natalie and Liam…

  52. Jean

    July 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    I have been waiting since Aug 1999 for Jason and Liz to be G.H. Greatest love story, and couple.
    Sadly, it never made it? Come on ABC daytime take a chance on the magic of Steve. and Becky lovely chemistry.

  53. aria

    July 13, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Rebecca is so talented and beautiful, i’m glad she’s still with GH, thanks to all the fans who threw a fit when she was fired. That will go down as one of GH’s old regime dumbest move.

  54. Flo Hardin

    July 13, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Loved the interview, and as always R.H. handled it with style and grace, so fitting for the wonderful person she is. Being of old school, ( a watcher since the show was 30 minutes long), I remember when Becky graced the show, her professionalism, even then is what drew me into her character even more. And when Steve and Beckys characters officially met at the boxcar, I thought to myself ” what a wonderful chemistry and storyline those two would make.” Now here in 2012 we see the chemistry is still there, strong as ever. And I will certainly tune back in to see if they finally put this pairing together. You know I remember the Luke and Laura episodes, and how that pairing soared the ratings for GH, now if you look back at the years that you did Liason , the ratings were comparable. IMO you can bring the ratings back up again.. This couple is your LL2, liason love … And if the kiss is any indication, well me and mine will definitely tune back in..

  55. Jackie

    July 13, 2012 at 3:54 am

    This interview proves what most fans of Rebecca’s already know she is a classy lady and she always makes me proud to be a fan!

    I love her comment about her and Steve Burton and the Liason fans, ” “There is a reason why the Jason/Elizabeth pairing has been around for so many years and why a fan base has been so loyal. There is a reason for that”. She is SO correct there IS a reason we are still waiting for this couple and why we will never give up wanting them to get a fair shot at a story!!

    Thank you for a wonderful interview with the best actress on GH!

  56. Delsondra

    July 13, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Becky is truly classy & fabulous. She always has nice things to say about her different fanbases. She has played Elizabeth so well over the years no matter how good or bad the material given-she spins it in gold. Loved the kiss this week. We, Liason fans have been hanging on for 13+ years to have their story finally told & I hope we are finally getting the chance & its done right. I’m glad she was nominated for an emmy-wished she would’ve won. Becky is winner to the many fans that love her. So, I’m looking for good things for her this coming year.

  57. Anissa

    July 13, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I loved the interview w/Becky. She is so lovely. I hated when the network tried to fire last year. I was so glad that she was nominated for an emmy this year because she deserved it. It’s a shame her range of talent have been overlooked through the years on this show. I’m hoping this new regime will see her worth & capitialize on it. Loved the kiss shared between Jason & Elizabeth hopefully that signifies the writers would like to explore this pairing some. We, Liason have been looking forward that since 1999-maybe now we will get our chance.

  58. Debi

    July 13, 2012 at 5:20 am

    IMO Becky LOVED kissing Steve more than Liz liked kissing Jason!

    • Monique

      July 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Wow. The haters never cease to amaze me.

      • Debi

        July 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

        Not a hater, just stating the facts.

      • Monique

        July 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

        @Debi evidently you are for making a stupid assumption as that. It kills if you don’t like the actor/actress why make a comment just it moving. So lame.

    • Bren

      July 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Please flag this post and delete it. This comment is completely unacceptable. I will never understand the mentality of some soap fans who cannot differentiate between character and actor! This comment is despicable.

      • Debi

        July 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        Ewww… some people HATE hearing truths….lmao

        • Michael

          July 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

          OK everyone in the post of comments –
          Remember let’s not make presumptions about actors lives and stick to the characters they play. Again, passionate fans is fantastic with an opinion, but please, do not attack each other ,or the actors, who have nothing to do with the story they are presented, most of the time.
          Thanks so much

  59. Robyn

    July 13, 2012 at 5:22 am

    I really believed RH deserved to win this year, disappointed that she didn’t. I am also truly hoping for a Liason reunion. I have waited since 1999 for this super couple to finally have their shot. So here’s hoping for that in 2012.

  60. Samantha

    July 13, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I agree w/everyone. Becky is such a class act. She has always been gracious to her fans & her many different fanbases. Happy she got an emmy nomination after the network made a stupid move to fire her last year. The fans showed them lol!! I hope the TPTB realize what a gem they have in her. The kiss this week was so wonderful. I hope the writers are willing to explore them some & give them their own storyline. I really really hope this is not a tease or the old bait & switch because the Liason fans have been there done that many times before. I wouldn’t be cool. I’m waiting with baited breathe to see where they will be taking my faves.

  61. Monique

    July 13, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I loved Becky’s interview. I love her as Elizabeth. She is the main reason I still watch the show. I’m so excited that Steve & Becky are sharing scenes together again-love their on screen chemistry. Another incentive to keep watching lol. I hope the writers truly go there with this couple. We’ve waiting patiently writers-so let’s make it happen lol! Becky so deserved to win that emmy for her great performances during that horrendous Jake death storyline that forced many to turn off the tvs. I hope the writers are bold enough to write a good love story for them, if not I hope they stop using Elizabeth to pimp the worst soap couple in daytime & let her have her own story outside of that pairing.

  62. Iakovos

    July 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I LOVE this woman. Miss Herbst is class and beauty and talent, in no particular order. She is the entire package, as they say. I hope GH can find its new rhythm and the powers realize Miss Herbst is a legacy character to explore and to develop. She is awesome.

  63. CC

    July 13, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Becky is a class act. She always has been, and always will be. I agree with two of Becky’s co-nominees (Nancy Lee Grahn and Genie Francis). When interviewed, both believed that Becky would be taking the Emmy home since she deserved it. As a multi-decade viewer, I had a feeling when they introduced her character 15 years ago that she was being groomed to be a lead. How sad that I was wrong. The show took an unsavory direction that made me turn off GH after 30+ years of watching. The stories and characters that are, and have been front and center for far too many years, are far removed from what i want to watch. Maybe when they have the sense to put some class like Becky/Liz front and center the show will be worth viewing again.

  64. chrissy

    July 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Adore Becky…adore the character of Elizabeth and have since she arrived on the scene. I think she lucked out by being introduced on the show during a time when the writers took strides to write characters real people would relate to. There was not a teenage tween aged girl at the time that wasn’t affected by the characters rape and loss of her first puppydog love Lucky…just as I am figuring out most of those girls growing up were just as affected by her first young adult love with Jason… I am one hoping they finally give me a chance to see a real romance unfold for Jason and Liz consisting of a beginning, middle and end this time. “The greatest love story never told” seems about right….Honestly this pairing falls into the catagory of greatest TV couples ever for me…I might even have to place them above Joey and Pacey and the first kiss still rivals Ross and Rachel! Yep give me Liason…she is his lobster!

  65. carla

    July 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I wanted Becky to win the emmy probably more than she wanted and was disappointed that she lost. Becky took it with grace and class. Me not so much I turned off my tv. I want to see Jason and Elizabeth reconnect, but I want it to be about them and their history. They have always been a little bit in love with each other even when they have been with others.

  66. Jamie

    July 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

    LOVE Becky. Jason is such a troll, but nobody has tanked ratings worse that Jasam. They shove those two morons out front year after year and they are so hated that half the damn audience stopped watching.

    FIRST thing they have to do is break up that ratings death pairing, then if they want to slowly reunite Liason, cool.

  67. tt

    July 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    what a great interview…

    becky always makes me proud=d — i’m a fan of all three — becky, liz, and her pairing with jason

    thanks for sharing

  68. Denise

    July 13, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Love Becky so much and agree with all the other posters, that Becky is a Class Act. I was really hurt and disappointed that Becky didn’t win the Emmy. I am praying the new regime will give Jason & Elizabeth their fair chance at telling their love story. I’ve said over and over I will not hop aboard the Liason Love Train only to have the writers derail us again, but after the LiasonKiss, it didnt take but a few minutes for me to get back on board the Love Train with the hopes the writers are going full-speed ahead with Liason and that JakeIsAlive.

  69. Maria

    July 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for doing this interview. It’s always wonderful to read Becky’s thoughts on GH. She is a class act and frankly, deserved the Emmy. She did wonderful work last year. I also think Jason and Elizabeth should be together. Jason really looks at Liz with a lot of tenderness in his eyes and treats her like a princess. It’s so refreshing to see them in scenes together. There is something crass and distasteful that comes across onscreen when Jason and Sam are together. Btw, I am also a Sam fan (yes, it is possible to be an Elizabeth and Sam fan at the same time!) and I prefer her with John McBain much more. Sam and John seem to have a lot of synergy and understanding between each other. I love the trust they have and that “visceral connection” (to quote Ron Carlivati) that Jason and Elizabeth also have. Jason & Elizabeth and John & Sam would make great new couples for GH. This show needs a fresh start!

  70. lisa

    July 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Thank you for publishing this intrerview. I was disappointed that Rebecca Herbst did not win the Emmy but was very proud to be a fan when hearing interview comments. I want to see Jason & Elizabeth connect, to me they are the ultimate love story. Two people who on the outside do not appear as if they make sense but are truly able to be themselves and find happiness with one another.

  71. Mish

    July 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

    For everyone who is saying “this isn’t about JaSam,” read the last paragraph, it asks if they want Liason or JaSam. I am a Liason fan all the way and think that JaSam have no chemistry anymore and are stale but it was asked what was thought about both (though having it in an interview about RH is kind of odd).

    • Bren

      July 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

      “For everyone who is saying ‘this isn’t about JaSam'”….

      I thought I had read all the commentary but did I miss some? I cannot see where there are lots of comments about this not being about JaSam. Just curious is all. Thx.

    • Bren

      July 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Never mind…I just found them. 🙂

  72. Rose

    July 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Great interview! I absolutely adore Becky Herbst, she is an amazing actress and I was over the moon when she was nominated for an Emmy this year. Becky had me sobbing for weeks during the Jake death story line, she gave a phenomenal performance in those scenes. I must say, I was a little floored and quite shocked that Becky didn’t win the Emmy but was happy for Nancy winning it for GH!
    I am so excited that Ron is giving us Liason! That KISS was soooo Liason….swoon! How AWESOME is it that he is moving Jason into Elizabeth’s orbit again. There is NOTHING like a Liason scene, the chemistry is off the charts! I really hope Ron continues down this path and gives Liz & Jason an angsty love story line in the future full of romance & passion!

  73. Patrick

    July 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    GH – Headlines! Friday, 13th!

    HEATHER is taken to the police station for questioning…. Police Commissioner Anna Devane calls Steven Lawrence… “I’m calling about your mother… to say the least, she’s being uncooperative.” LOL.

    Heather calls Todd…. she left her bag.. hastily, at the Newspaper… The DNA letter is in her purse… NOW Todd, has more on Heather… so the blackmailing is Par for Par?

    last, we heard, she’s asking a cop… for someone who runs errands… she needs a lipstick to brighten up her mood. LOL…. Go Heather!

    Summer “kid” programming – Molly & TJ. Yay! this twosome I like!

    Molly to Alexis – “You’re forcing me to be exactly like you.” LOL
    Alexis, who dots all her i’s and t’s… enunciates perfectly… the law is her bible…
    what? near frigid… ice queen… what’s wrong with Mack? Nothing.

    These two are cute as a button.

    ——————-I’m reposting this… (this is Dex – July 4th) I think, he, said, it perfectly.

    Nooo!!!!!! I was totally falling in love with Elizabeth and Ewen! I loved their hospital kiss, and how self-reflective and aware she is with him. And she SMILES around him! How long has it been since a man made her smile?!? *sigh*
    Michael and Starr and endearing. Á Jason-Sam-John triangle could be interesting, but I feel for OLTL fans that liked his pairing. The Sam-John thing feels rushed and somewhat contrived given his relationship status.

    Ewan, with Elizabeth… is new, fresh, and Romantic. “Lovely” Liz… is what i see, when Ewan looks at her. This pair.. is as natural… as it gets… IMO.

    Closure? for Sam? How? without her baby… and now possibly Jason? course, in Wednesdays episode… he’s holding his ring… telling, Liz… that, the night Sam’s baby died.. is when their marriage ended.

    my take? Ewan and Elizabeth. try something new…
    i’d rather, have Sam and her baby.. w/ Patrick/Emma.

    Jason – Men… moreso? than women? cannot… accept.. move on…forward… when they’ve failed? their spouse. definately, cheated on. how can either /or forget? throw in the death of a child… rape. it’s all so much to “deal” with… however, i don’t like how the writers have shown Jason… treating, Sam, in all of this, from the start.

    My gut, tells me… he needs to take a break, from women… let’s go back to his brain… cool off… let him try and be a quartermaine… breaking from the MOB. heck, Sam said it near perfect…. she hasn’t understood this jason, for a very long time.

    The janitor/maintenance man… is telling Patrick…. I know it was you who’s stealing prescriptions… don’t worry, your secret is safe with me.

    • barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

      July 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Hey Patrick, Love your GENERAL HOSPITAL HEADLINE NEWS.

    • Patrick

      July 14, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Ladies, fans, alike… I do apologize… for my hastily, purely, for drama… pressing too much for serial. ie: Alexis… has been without a man… for too long.

  74. Patricia Dunn

    July 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    There is no other pairing in all of my TV and movie watching years that compares to Liason a.k.a Elizabeth Webber & Jason Q. Morgan. These two individuals are money together just as friends…as a couple they’re Magic and I need magic in my afternoons!!

  75. casey

    July 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing your convo with Becky. Liz remains my favorite on GH. Becky is the reason I remain a faithful viewer of the show. Unfortunately, the writers have been really hard on Liz in terms of storyline. I’ve no idea why. I was hoping Liz would be given a chance at romantic happiness with RC/FV. Still waiting. I once loved Liason but the writers refuse to give them a real chance. No interest in watching Liz playing second in a race for Jason or any other man. Give her a love interest of her own. If not, let her remain a strong single mother of Cam and Aiden. (Still missing little Jake.)

  76. Tish

    July 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Ewan is supposed to be a bad guy, one if the ones behind the organ stealing ring. Elizabeth deserves someone who treats her like she’s the best thing that ever happened to him….and THAT is Jason. He even told her she’s too good for him, Jason has settled for second best and according to spoilers, there’s supposed to also be someone who has been brainwashed (Like Lucky way back when). If that’s the case, I’ll bet it’s Jason. He forgave Sam way to easily after all she did to them. He didn’t act badly towards Sam with this pregnancy, either. Poor guy had to deal with all of it too and Sam just needled him without giving him a chance to process it all. She gave up too easily on him and fell for another man…and the McBam chemistry is far stronger than JaSam and no one’s chemistry can compare to Liason! VIVA LIASON <3

  77. Grace

    July 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Wonderful interview. Rebecca Herbst is a gracious, elegant woman whose class shines through in all medium–from interviews to acting. I’m sorry she didn’t win the Emmy; she certainly deserved it. I’m a big fan of NLG as well, but RH’s scenes during Jake’s death story were phenomenally well acted and deserving of an award. I’ve been a fan of RH since she first came onboard GH. There’s a certain poetic justice to her nomination following on the heels of that unjustified firing. I hope she stays with GH for many years to come. She’s one of the main reasons I still tune in to GH.

    As for the pairing I prefer? I’m solidly Liason. I’ve watched GH since the days of Luke and Laura and haven’t seen a stronger character pairing on GH until the writers chose to unite Jason Morgan and Elizabeth Webber in 2006-2007. I saw it as a natural progression–a relationship that blossomed on a solid foundational history of friendship and mutual respect. I’ve re-watched several of the 2007 Liason scenes. There is an impressive level of maturity and open communication demonstrated by this pairing–a sign of good writing from someone who understand and plays upon the strengths of long-standing relationships. What happened to this story afterwards made me weep. Weak, directionless writing that lacked both continuity and logic.

    I’m not a Jasam fan, but that’s less to do with my liking of Liason and more to do with the belief that the Sam McCall character has enormous potential that is overlooked and often squelched by an often juvenile, narcissistic conflict between Jasam. Like a previous commenter, I’m a fan of both the Elizabeth and Sam characters for different reasons and feel the natural acting spark that exists between RH and SB also appears between Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton. It comes through in the character interaction, adding validity and believability to the idea of these pairings. While I’m lukewarm at best about a Ewin/Elizabeth pairing, I’d be very happy to see the reborn Liason pairing and a Sam/John pairing.

    As for the latest Liason kiss? After the debacle of the “greatest love story never told,” I’m a bit paranoid of a bait and switch by the writers–something I hope they don’t sink to. As a viewer, I hate being played. However, I’m an optimist and hold out hope that GH will give Liason back to those of us who have prayed and crossed our fingers for its resurrection.

    Thank you, Michael, for posting the interview with the exceptional and enormously talented Rebecca Herbst.

  78. Rachelle

    July 14, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Becky is so awesome! Great interview! She is gorgeous and classy and very gracious.

    I prefer the Liason pairing. There is something about a star-crossed lovers story. Jason believes in Liz and Liz gives Jason a reason to be a better man. They are just an incredible pair, with so much story to tell.

  79. Dawn D

    July 14, 2012 at 7:17 am

    This actress is beautiful inside and out. It amazes me that she is not being used more on GH. Ron is missing a very big asset for this show by not using her then with Steve B. They have such a great natural chemistry and ethic it just is not seen very often. They are pure gold on screen.

  80. Maria NC

    July 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

    The Liason kiss is long overdue. During the last regime they did their best to avoid any contact between Jason and Liz. They threw out their Soap 101 bible and instead forced the writers towards a path that stunk of agenda writing IMO. Thankfully this new team is righting a lot of the wrongs done. They are respecting our characters history and giving the fans what they want. Liason should be revisited. The actors deserve the opportunity to play it out and the faithful Liason fans should get the couple they’ve been fighting for.

    Jasam has had a longer run then most couple on a soap. Their fans have nothing to complain about. The only way to keep things fresh and interesting is to shake thing up. Plus the actors should also be given an opportunity to work with others and develop new relationships.

    The Daytime Emmy’s was a big disappointment for me because Becky didn’t win. Like always Becky is a classy and gracious person. One of the many reason her fans love her. Becky is young and a wonderful actress. I believe her time will come again and she will go home with that Emmy.

  81. Cyberologist

    July 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I enjoy seeing Stecky on screen because they weren’t allowed scenes together unless there was a scene sitter under the previous regime.

    I’m hoping that they give Elizabeth a strong storyline and not just being a Jason cheerleader; she has nothing going on storywise with the woman who was married to her father Heather Webber which is odd I was hoping to get some Dr. Jeff Webber information and/or more about Elizabeth’s mother who has never been mentioned.

    I would like to see a “strong” Liason storyline written to work with a positive focus & Elizabeth not being thrown under the bus for it… which they have never gotten. As for the kiss it was just as I expected and much like she was there with “no feelings” behind it as she said “it didn’t mean anything” if so why bother with it?

  82. Shannon

    July 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Love Becky! She seems like such a sweet and genuine person. I was so disappointed she didn’t win the Emmy because she SO deserved it. I’m also a huge Liason fan and am happy to see them reconnecting – but it’s Jason’s turn to chase Elizabeth.

  83. SS

    July 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    whatever helps ratings. Jasam as a couple have had more air time than any other characters including Sonny in the last year and yet have failed at spiking ratings even when they had their wedding day. They are a tumor on the show, they ruined the Q thanksgiving, and Robin’s death with Sam and her stalking ways. The numbers fail to back them up and GH took a dive in terms of ratings in relation to other soaps the season they reunited from 4th place for over a decade to 6th. I don’t care if Jason is with Liz but I have black and white numbers to prove they are a bad couple.

  84. Pat

    July 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Great interview. I love that Becky was nominated. She’s a phenomenal actress and a very beautiful lady. I’m a huge fan. I’m hoping that RC will finally write the Liason story. I understand that you can’t please all the fans, but IMHO, their story begs to be told. I also think it’s kind of telling that GHFCW is this week and Becky’s event w/the 2 Steves has been sold out for MONTHS. Until this month, it was the ONLY event that was sold out. And at present, JT/DZ’s event is the only event that joins Becky’s in the sold out category.

    • Pat

      July 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Sorry, I should have written Becky’s event with Steve & Scott.

  85. Lise

    July 16, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Liason all the way. Steve and Becky are pure magic together. I’m also disappointed she didn’t win the Emmy, She was stellar in that s/l especially when you consider everything that was going on at the time. But as always she handled it all with grace and class.

  86. nancy dillingham

    July 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I also think Elizabeth and Lucky will be the end game. I’m hoping for a 50th anniversary celebration/reunion in April 2013: Luke and Laura and Lucky and Elizabeth. TPTB have made an attempt to “revive” the original vulunerable and tender Luke. Now I am hoping they will let Elizabeth be a strong, independent woman capable of standing on her own. I read that Genie Francis is now saying she would be willing to come back to GH, that her dream plotline is to “duke it out with Tracy.” She says she thinks Y & R would even support her return as TPTB there would certainly be supportive of all soaps. Sound reasoning, I think. And, Genie and Jonathan, if you see this–here’s hoping.

  87. Angie

    July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I just want Becky to get some good scenes and her character not to be dumped on.
    If Liason is actually going to do something this time, I don’t mind the pairing. But, if Liz is going to be left out of the dark again, no thanks. Give her someone good. A real love story and a real life. No Jason pining. We need strong women in soaps, and I don’t mean Carly strong…
    As for Becky losing the Emmy, I was heartbroken, but of course, she is so classy about everything. I love Nancy too, but I just felt Becky had more good storylines than Nancy did. Does anyone know what clips NLG submitted?

  88. slapintheface

    July 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

    The queston asked was, Jasam or Liason?. Hasnt this been the question for some time now? Something I think the interviewers like to push to create the drama that is here on this board now. So I will play along. Some like to think that its Sam’s fault that Liason never happened, saying before Sam, Jason and Liz (___________) fill in the blanks. But before Sam, there was Courtney, and before Courtney, it was Carly and Lucky, actors leaving, coming back and Liz actually threw Jason under the bus a couple times during that whole period, especially when Ric came onto the picture. . Did people forget about that? Liz was with Ric at the time Sam came into the picture. She moved on. Jason and Liz shared little to no scenes for over a year or more and when they did, it was contrived then as well. IMO. They had Jason and Sam out of character to make it happen, and that is based on who they were and how they came about, (sam and Jason). To berate the Love story of Jason and Sam becuase people “wanted” that love story to be Jason and Liz, is someone not seeing the full picture and making the “love story that never happend” into something that was just not there. Jason and Sam, have much more history than Liz and Jason. TO deny that, is being blind to what played out on our screens. Just because 2 people have been on the show longer and knew each other longer, doesnt mean they have a love story. It wasnt until they wanted “shake things up” or maybe conceed to the many threats made by fans, that Lisaon happened. The first time they ever did it was a drunken one night stand that created a child. And even then he was thinking and still in love with Sam. Same as it is now. All this killing Jake to justify Sam and Jason baby is bull. Did people forget that Jason and Sam were trying to start a family and actually wanted to have a baby before the one night stand? If anything, it was Jake replacing the baby they both wanted. I personally thought that the Jake story was well played and a really good story. Kids die all the time, sad but true, in fact it happened to the writer who wrote the story. And they just recently won and emmy for the writing, an that was for that period of time. It was real and great for all involved as actors. It wasn’t to kill the connection of Liz and Jason. And that is proof as we have seen since them. If your going to support a couple at least be truthful. If you like their chemistry thats great, but to act as if Jason doesnt love Sam and that Liz is the love of his life, I would love to see someone show me proof of that. You can’t make something out of something that never played out on the screen no matter how much you wanted it to be that way. Right now, Jason running to Liz is a bit out of character. That would normally be Carly, or to tell the real truth, it would be no one. Its not Jason to go run to anyone and tell them his problems, even if it was a chance meeting that these new writers seem to like to do. IMO, its contrived and forced. If Liz and Jason happen, then so be it. But I would like to see Jasam have their family, the one that they actually planned on and wanted and discussed. I would also like to see Liz’s character grow and find a place on this soap. For years she has always been a “pawn” so to speak. Let her move on. Getting involved with Jason is just another disappointment. No one is denying that Liz and Jason have a connection,they always will, infact I think its more of the Jasam fans that admit that more so than the Liason fans. Liason fans want to blame Sam and Jason and Sams relationship on a connection that was never broken. Just because its not the connection that you want to be plaed out. They will always be friends and will always have a connection. Sad to say though, IMO, the writers are using that connection to create fan wars, to give false hope. It think Sam and Jason will ultimately make things right, and things may happen in betweeen now and then, like the contrived kiss which was nothing more than a reaction to what is happening in their lives more than the kiss being a begining of something. So to answer the questions, Liason or would we like to see Jasam make it, Im all for Jasam making it!

  89. MS

    July 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I am all for Liz growing. I love liz and BH is a terrific actress. why she isn’t lead is beyond me? I always thought she and kmc should have been lead along with carly and alexis. anyways, was dissapointed that BH didn’t win, but geez NLG was owed an emmy after so many years. She should have won the other times she was nominated. love both BH and NLG.

    As for liason or jasam. I think BH and Sbu have chem. I especially enjoyed liason back in the day when jason was trying to get liz to be with him, was pissed off that she would continue to talk about lucky. but I don’t think Gh will ever give liason a full try, because that would threaten jasam. yes I said it. liason of 2006 wasn’t a full out triangle either, because the story was poorly developed regardless of the chemistry. on other soaps, the writers go out there, commit to a triangle, develop both couples and then let the fans duke it out. on GH they write for one couple, have a pre-determined loser and then say ah look we are catering to both fanbases.

    I am ok with no liason, and especially if its going to be written the way guza did it in 2006 onwards I don’t want them. E&E have plenty of chemistry and would be a good s/l. that said, jasam needs to be killed. they killed the show, sam is killing the show right now, and jason frankly is absolutely unrootable unless he has a connection with the Qs, emily, robin or liz. all are pretty much dead. time to back burner both characters. how much more does the show have to fail for ptb to realize that this is not the jason and sam show, but general hospital.

  90. sean

    July 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Jason and Elizabeth and there history dates back to late July of 1999(great GH year by the way) there first real encounter came at Jake’s(name after there son) and when Liz needed someone to just listen Jason was there and from that point on there connection has blossomed. A 13 year history, connected, love, friendship and bond can just be erased it matters. I believe Liz and jase will always be in each others orbit and I hope one day people see what Steve and Becky have been portraying and finally get Liason together.


    July 24, 2012 at 8:22 am

    i hate Liarsions
    i hate the Writing for my couple JASAM

    I GOT TIME!!!

  92. elizabeth

    July 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Definitely want to see a Liason reunion. I really wish they would bring Jake back. Elizabeth & Jason have so much history together, they have been good friends and Jason respects Elizabeth so much and Elizabeth is always there to help Jason no matter what the cost is. Plus they have so much chemistry they are the “IT COUPLE”

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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.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

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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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.


The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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