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GH's Steve Burton reveals "Jason to make a pretty crazy choice"!

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton revealed during his interview on the new On-Air On-Soaps Podcast that something kind of shocking is set to happen to Jason.  Burton previews, “I know that Jason is going to make a pretty crazy choice in the next month or so, but it’s like you would understand it.  We will see what it is.  That is all I can say.”   The soap star also reminded listeners that Jason also has another battle looming on the horizon, so the mob hit man has to be careful not to oft the wrong person because one of Sonny’s knee-jerk reactions. “Remember we have the looming “Franco”, and if I do kill somebody, then he is going to kill somebody innocent.  We might not have ethics, but we have our own code of the ethics ,so we are trying to follow this code.”

Burton also weighed in on the Drew Garett/Chad Duell, Michael Corinthos switcheroo that will finally take place on-air this coming Monday, April 19th.  “First of all, when anyone loses a job it sucks for anybody, but when it’s someone on your show, and one of your own, its kind of sucks twice.  Drew was a great kid, good actor, and the red tape that goes on upstairs I don’t really get involved with.  When you are dealing with anyone’s job that is s not for us ( the actors) to know.  It’s for them to know until that day, I guess. But it is always a hard position.  It was hard how Drew left and probably was not the best timing.  When Drew got here he was thrown into the fire and had some great scenes with me ,and Maurice Benard, and Laura Wright.  Now Chad Duell is coming in of the culmination and the pinnacle of the story. Chad is a great kid and can act. It s always odd switching anyway, i.e. from Lucky to Lucky to Lucky back to Lucky. It’s a lot of pressure for Chad to come in under in the middle of a big story, and people not wanting to like him. He  has done a great job so far. So I know at first people have their opinions, and closed arms to somebody, but so far I can tell you he is doing a really good job.”

Steve will be at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California next weekend with the other stars of ABC Daytime meeting the fans, while the top stars of country music including, Keith Urban and Sugarland will be entertaining the throngs on the main stage.

Make sure to listen to the complete interview with Steve on the new podcast!

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Wow, is Jason going to choose to be a father to his child??? I doubt the people in charge will allow that unless said child is taken from his mother.

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The craziest ‘choice’ Jason has made was taking that woman back after what she did to his son! THAT was the beginning of the end of GH for me. This version of JM is NOT a likeable or rootable character.

Jason needs to man up and be a father to HIS son. This crap with mykill makes me sick when he has a child of his own he SHOULD be concerned with.

Wonder if the IIC realize how much they’ve turned fans away from this character in the past two years?

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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