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Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton Discuss Coming to General Hospital – Watch the Video!

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In a new video in the “Ask the Stars of ABC Daytime” series at ABC.com, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton answer fans burning questions on their arrival in Port Charles as Starr Manning and John McBain.

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Having been mainstays at One Life to Live for many years, the duo openly chat about their new on-screen connections to Port Charles, and the future status of the love lives of both Starr and John. For Starr, in particular, with Michael Corinthos, and for John, although he has Natalie and son, Liam back in Llanview, how will the show address or play into the past Easton had with Kelly Monaco (Sam) on the now defunct Port Charles spin-off?

Find out the answers to these and other questions, after watching the video after the jump! Then, let us know what you think of John’s entrance onto the Port Charles canvas? And, how you are liking Starr’s new story thus far?

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barbara t
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barbara t

OH MY GOD is he the best looking cop,Love that john mcbain is here to stay in port charles.and as far as a entrance goes ,no one does it better then michael easton,welcome to port charles .

Elhu
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Elhu

Totally Agree barbara t !!!! I adore Michael Easton/John McBain, and I thought his entrance was very John McBain, which I enjoy. While Starr’s storyline is sad (of course), it is quite touching, and you already see two kindred spirits (Starr and Michael) forming a bond. I look forward to seeing that storyline explored, as well as all of the stories unfolding on GH. While this is not part of the story above, wait until Jason finds out about Robin, those will be scene-stealers for sure, and Patrick was heartwrenching today. I see great things for GH ahead!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

I know ,did he make an entrance or what?I love this guy and looking forward to his new adventures in port charles ,this fan will never miss a heartbeat.jason is going to find out about robin and be hurt and pissed off that he was not told the truth,and when he finds out she went back into that lab to get that vial with the cure to save him and she was killed he will live with the guilt from that,good story telling ,Im loving general hospital now.give me a whole lot of john mcbain.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I like Michael Easton alt also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He one of my favorite’s from OLTL…… Still have an old soap digest book from 2006 with his picture on the cover.. The story on the cover at that time was that he was leaving OLTL & he wanted to try new things.. So glad it didn’t turn out that way…I was broken-hearted when I read that article in 2006….He was suppose to be dead.. Burned to death… But the burn victim in the hosp. was John McBain, but no one knew that. Because his face was all bandaged up.. I had a gut… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

That thought it was Hugh in the hosp. bed with his face all bandaged up….But it was really John…………… Read all my comments on 3/15 at 6:40am.. And let me know what you think & if you remember all this….Anyone can reply… Want to get another opinion on this>>>>>>>>>>>

barbara t
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barbara t

thats when michael easton was in the middle of a contract thing and the writers didnt know if he was going to continue with one life to live.I remember it well, the fans wanted him to stay and thank heavens he did.so thats why the bandages stayed on .another actor or person was laying in that bed ,that went On for weeks ,then when the contract problem was solved john was finally the patient behind the bandages and natalie figured out it was john.

Emily
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Emily

They made those burned areas look so real. Think ME said it took hours to apply all of that burned skinned look.

I also love when they show him at the firing range. Looks like he really knows how to shoot a gun. Sure looks damn good shooting it. Looks precise and controlled.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

I am so glad that Michael and Kristen are on GH, if they can’t be on OLTL . Now I hope they continue to be on and GH brings more people from OLTL on to GH , iI’m still hope they will bring backAMC and OLTL .

Susan M.
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Susan M.

So am I BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

david
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david

OLTL has been gone for 2 months now. It’s nice a few characters have shown up in Port Charles, but I still miss everyone else in Llanview. Life isn’t the same without them. Why couldn’t Roxy have a beauty salon in Port Charles? I could go on about each and every character, but it’s too painful.

barbara t
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barbara t

I know ,I feel the same way,I miss one life to live and will miss it for a very long time ,when its 2 oclock Im lost ,I think roxy could run the spencers diner have you noticed no one is there to play host?she would fit in perfectly,every boby goes there for a cup of coffee,I can see her now taking the pencil out from behind her ear asking what they want to eat and writing it down and having several remarks about nothing or everything, roxy is classic ,I miss her.she can run her beauty parlor on the… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree 100% with comment 0n 3/14 at 2:16pm … I will always miss OLTL !!!!!

gloria
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gloria

Painful it is. I miss this show every single day. Something huge was just snatched away from us. It just stopped. I have the cast poster I ordered from ABC (hated to give them a dime but had to have it) It is gorgeous, I cried when I got it. I have it framed on my bedroom wall & it breaks my heart every day, like looking at your whole family & they are dead. Sorry to be such a downer but I am having a rough day. And without our soaps to get us through it makes things even… Read more »

susan m.
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susan m.

I have the cast picture of OLTL also anf framed it roo…………..I look at it and get angry & sad when I look at it……..I’m sorry put OLTL got a raw deal……..It really pisses me off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But what are you gong to do THE BAST–DS tokk it away from millions of OLTL fans..At least I can see some of the actors from OLTL on GH.. Something is better than nothing!!!!!!! Even if it’s not quite the same… Michael Easton ie sexy,,,, Like his tatoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

david
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david

I thought about buying the cast poster, but I couldn’t stand paying ABC, and I was bothered by the absence of Robin Strasser and Trevor St John in the photo. I also knew I would find it a painful reminder of OLTL’s absence, but I can understand why you did order it. I miss the presence of the characters/actors; I miss their warm, beautiful smiling faces; I miss our Llanview family, and I always will. OLTL made the world a better place to me.

gloria
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gloria

YES, OLTL made the world a better place. I am not the same without this show. And, crazy as this sounds once when I couldn’t sleep I started counting (instead of sheep) the people who should have been included in the photo & came up with 16 additional actors who I wish were on it. It would have to have been huge-it is not that big but it is gorgeous. EVERYONE looks heartbreakingly handsome/beautiful. I would have moved 3 or 4 people to make it just perfect but I love it although it is an everyday reminder of a big… Read more »

Toby
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Toby

I love seeing these two on GH, however, I do not want to see a ‘takeover’ of OLTL cast to GH. GH is GH and always should be. I love how they have integrated the OLTL cast and can’t wait for more. I do like the chemistry of Michael/Starr and hope for both to find each other in more than in friendship. John and Sam?! Might be fun!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I also enjoy Michael Easton to have a smart cop in PC might be fun! Now can someone answer me this,it is about Sam did she not get a huge bump in a short time? Jason had brain surgery and not even a band aid? Too funny!

barbara t
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barbara t

yeah,now the bad guys can really go to jail and stay there for a very long time ,poor matt always felt bad about him looking like a fool and sonny and jason getting the last laugh,thats right not one bandaid on jasons head,thats weird lol.and sam did get a bump over night,good thing babies dont grow that fast or we wont be in alot of trouble.

Emily
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Emily

I miss my Roxy, Nat and Liam w/John. Give me’em and i’ll be a happy camper. I wanna hear Roxyisms and see John’s eyes roll. Also want to see “daddy John” and the love/passion in “Jolie’s” relationship and collaboration as detective and forensics tech.

Terri
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Terri

I agree 100%. Please bring on Natty and Liam and Roxy. OMG how I miss my OLTL!!! I feel anyday with a OLTL actor on my screen again is a gift.

Emily
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Emily

Thanks Terri:) I know, I’m hurt’n too. I feel your OLTL pain. Hopefully oneday….

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Emily i do not beleive you will be seeing either one of them both actresses live in New York and the new guys have to be careful cause my understanding is they are on a tight budget.FY! my understanding is only Kristina Wagner and Robin Mattson of the oldies are coming back and KW is short term.

Emily
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Emily

I read in ABC Soaps that Melissa Archer (Nat) was “open to it” a possible stint on GH and when they hired RH (not a orig contracted crossover) like KA and ME, I was real hopeful. I go back and forth wondering if they’ll add on any more OLTL ppl, but I can hope/dream…..

zack tate
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zack tate

gh is doom its more of the shit

zack tate
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zack tate

gh is doom it’s more of the same shit start by bob guza .I expect more from FV and RC.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I don’t understand what you meant by your comments…What does this doom stuff?????????? comments on 3/16 at 11:13am 0r 3/16 at 11: 09..

zack tate
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zack tate

It’s more of the same we have seen for a decade the show is about sonny and jason
Robin funeral could have been so much better . I Hope FV and RC return the to
greatness.

Smoochie
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Smoochie

Iv’e been a loyal ABC soap fan (all of them) since 1970 (my mother got me started). I am so disgusted with ABC-and my only reason to tune in to it is to watch GH. I am a loving fan with the right to complain once in a while and the following comments are JMO- I am going to vent,but will offer some praises at the end. Though I will continue to support GH, I must confess I do not like what my show has evolved into, and hope new regime = dream team. and turns GH it into a… Read more »

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

Two of Easton’s former OLTL co-stars, who have appeared his other short films, Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd later Victor Lord Jr.) and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri) also appear in About a Girl.

Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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