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.