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GH’s Trans Actress Cassandra James On Her Portrayal Of Terry: “It’s Not Lost On Me The Importance Of The Work I’m Doing”

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As we continue Pride Month, and World Pride this weekend in New York City, trans actress Cassandra James talks on her journey and her role as Dr. Terry Randolph on ABC’s General Hospital.

When viewers first met Terry, she was introduced as a longtime friend of Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), and later became the doctor overseeing Oscar Nero’s (Garren Stitt) cancer diagnosis and managed the case till Oscar’s passing

Through an interview clip released by the series via social media; Cassandra relates her thoughts at this key time each year for the LGBTQ community where struggles and plights are remembered, and the fight for equality continues on, as celebrations in cities and countries all over the world for being your authentic self are shared.

James expresses in the video: “It’s not lost on me the importance of the work I’m doing.  The importance of Terry, the role that I play – an out, trans woman, who is a doctor, who has love and support from her friends in Port Charles.  I think it’s fair to say that these types of portrayals are still quite rare, but there resonance is great.  I want the transgender community to feel well=represented and well-loved by this amazing industry that I am a part of.  The work that General Hospital and ABC has and continues to do certainly makes me proud.”

Watch the entire clip below featuring Cassandra below.  Then let us know, are you hoping there will be more inclusion for Dr. Terry Randolph on the Port Charles canvas to come? Comment below.

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I hope so. I think it’s important to realize that people are people. And while we have different journeys, we have so much in common. Including Cassandra, as Terry, in story on GH helps us all to be aware that there may be differences, but so many more commonalities. I am glad that GH has a trans actress/character on the show and hope that she will continue to be around and given story for a long time to come.

Kay
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Kay

Every body is s victim what the hell

Patrick
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I truly LIKE Terry character a lot. You would think… that @GH Shelly / Chris … would AT LEAST TRY to capitalize… on Elizabeth Webber’ Liz character… with Terry – AND – Kim… as BFF’s, right? WHY NOT MAKE THESE THREE YOUR NEW LEADING LADIES !!!!! HELLO ? GOD … Carly AND Sam are so stale… so over used.. so over DONE. BORE’s why couldn’t Shelly AND Chris attempt to do something NEW ???? I haven’t seen the ratings in a long while.. yet I can bet … the dullard troupe’ have yet to trigger any 18-49 WOMEN DEMOGRAPHIC. of… Read more »

Mary
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There are a whole legion of GH fans who more than disagree with every word you have posted

Wil
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Wil

I agree Mary. Who does Patrick think SHOULD be front and center?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Terry didn’t catch the bridal bouquet for the hell of it. I’m sure there is something in the works for the good doctor.

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Don’t think Terry has been around long enough to be a lead character, though I do wish they would use her a little bit more than just the occasional appearance to remind us all that a kid was dying from brain cancer. Hopefully she will get her own storyline one day. I like her, from what little I’ve seen of her. Good thing about her appearances, as rare as they are, is that she’s been portrayed as another doctor in the hospital and they haven’t been pigeon-holing her as “token trans character”. As far as Liz goes, being a Hardy… Read more »

Omar
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I agree..I like her too from what little I’ve seen too..She should be given a storyline to explore the bigotry transgenders face or maybe a conflicted romance with a male or female actor in the show.

I loved Roger’s Todd in OLTl..But this whole Franco goody two shoes is just awful and going on way too long..Just bring Todd back to GH..The brief time he was there, he was fun to watch and it was a good storyline!!

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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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Ingo Rademacher Wraps His Run as General Hospital’s Jax

During today’s Monday, November 22nd episode of General Hospital, Ingo Rademacher made his exit as Jasper Jacks.

The actor who is out at the ABC daytime drama series for not adhering and disagreeing to the GH and ABC Covid-19 vaccination mandate, saw his character written-out when Jax shared his final scenes with Laura Wright’s Carly and Cynthia Watros’ Nina.

In story, Jax ran into his ex-wife Carly and informed her he was leaving Port Charles immediately to deal with business in Sydney, Australia.  He adds, he is not planning on coming back to town with this sentiment.“I’m kind of on the outs with everyone in Port Charles right now.”

Things are not be left on good terms with the exes, when Carly spouts, “You know, Jax, I thought I made it clear … my life is none of your business.” After some back and forth about their daughter Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Jax says that he is, “Happy to stay out of your life.”

Later, Jax visits Nina at Charlie’s Pub, and warns her to be careful about getting even more deeply involved with Sonny (Maurice Benard), and she deflects that there is anything going on between them, and telling Jax that her and Sonny don’t have a future together.

Rademacher’s Jax is now off the canvas of the series.

So, what did you think of how GH wrote out Jax and Ingo’s exit from the show? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH’s Steve Burton Becomes Emotional Remembering Stuart Damon

On Friday’s special episode of The Talk, the afternoon series hosted the Soap Hub Awards for the first time as voted on by the fans.

During the Best Actor section, where General Hospital’s Steve Burton (Jason) was the winner from General Hospital and John McCook (Eric) was the winner from The Bold and the Beautiful, co-host Sheryl Underwood asked Steve about the passing of Stuart Damon (Ex- Alan Quartermaine), who played his on-screen father.

Burton became very emotional and with tears in his eyes expressed:  “Stuart was just our rock, like for everybody in the studio. And you can always judge a man by his actions, and he was kind to everybody, all the time. He made sacrifices for us, and his family, and I want people to know that not only was he an amazing actor, he was just an amazing man and an amazing father that I look up to.”

Watch the moment below featuring John McCook, Steve Burton, and the hosts of The Talk.

Then, let us know what you thought of Steve’s remembrances of the one and only Stuart Damon, via the comment section.

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