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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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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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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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