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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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Rodd
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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
Kay

Every body is s victim what the hell

Patrick
Patrick

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 this i’m certain. BORES

GOD this show gnaws… what could Frank Valentini possibly think of the personalities of HIS chosen / token characters ??? this is a HUGE REFLECTION OF YOU: Frank Valentini… you lack; you’re boring; you have no imagination

Finn ; Peter ; Franco ; Michael ; Sonny ; Jason ; Carly ; Sam just WOW on their trigger factor. I cant’ think of one effin reason these characters continue to be front and center.

Mary
Mary

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

Wil
Wil

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

Violet Lemm
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.

Satan
Satan

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 & a Webber she should theoretically have a bigger role, but as long as she’s tied to the most ridiculous character in GH history (yes, even Casey the Alien made more sense than Frodd, the “reformed” serial killer) it’s probably best that we don’t see any more of her. And Kim??? well, her meltdown seems to be front & center at the moment, even if it is only being used as a plotpoint in the overall Shiloh fiasco, apparently.

Omar
Omar

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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Jessica Tuck Returns This Week To General Hospital

There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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So, excited to know Cassandra is back in Port Charles? What do you hope happens next for her, Laura, Curtis and Valentin? Comment below.

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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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The General Hospital 16-Episode Collection: ‘All Sonny’s Children’ Debuts

General Hospital fans know that Sonny Corinthos  (Maurice Benard) has fathered a lot of children in Port Charles and then some, and there is even another Corinthos baby on the way.

Now, available on ABC.com and the ABC app (no sign in required) comes a new collection of past GH episodes entitled, ‘All Sonny’s Children’ featuring life-changing moments in the mobster’s life.  The collection is available for viewing today September 9th through December 1st.

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Included in the the 16-episode collection is: Sonny learning the truth about Dante, Michael’s devastating confession, Morgan’s heartbreaking struggles with mental health, Sonny’s unconditional love and support of daughter Kristina, as well as the hesitation and joy that comes with knowing a new baby is on the way.

So, check out the collection and let us know which episodes are your favorites? And, who is your favorite kid of Sonny’s of all-time? Weigh-in below.  But first watch the just released promo for the collection.

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