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Melissa Archer Shares Her Thoughts On Not Being Asked To Join The Cast Of GH Thus Far!

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One of the biggest questions raised all the time by One Life to Live and General Hospital fans is, where is Natalie?  After all, John (Michael Easton) and Natalie, and their son Liam, had just gotten together on OLTL when the series went off the air.  Next, John came over to Port Charles to work on some cases and originally to get revenge on Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).   While all of that was going down, John became close and attracted to Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), and from there the story continued.  Now with Natalie and John on the outs, and Jason presumed “dead”, that could pave the way for a John/Sam pairing, that could then spark a fiery red head to come to town, if the powers-that-be decide to finally bring fan favorite, Melissa Archer (Natalie) to General Hospital!

Melissa Archer spoke to Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now about life post-Llanview, and how she initially felt not being chosen to head over to General Hospital with her long-time co-star Michael Easton, and if she would still consider coming on to the now lone ABC soap, should they come a-calling.  Here are some excerpts!

Archer had this to say on why she has not been approached to join Easton and some of her former cast mates now at General Hospital citing: “I thought it was neat and made a lot of sense for the specific characters they chose to take over there to drive story.  I’m not one to get offended easily over storylines and jobs; it’s about the overall good of the project.  Whatever they’re doing now seems to be working and that’s awesome because that’s what the genre needs.  They’re not going to bring me on just to say, “Hey, we brought Natalie on!”  It wouldn’t make any sense.  They have to take care of other things first.  They have to utilize what they have.  Michael and Kelly Monaco had amazing chemistry on Port Charles, so why not try to utilize that and go with that?  If you had it once, you’re gonna have it again.”

As far as if GH should come calling to bring Natalie finally to the canvas, Archer is cautiously optimistic stating: “And you never know what the future brings.  It could be a year from now and you’ll find out Natalie coming in to shake things up.   I love Frank Valentini (EP, General Hospital) and all the actors there, so I am  always welcome to talking about things. I have faith in the people running the show that they know what they’re doing. I’m not one to close the door on anything.”

So soapers, are you upset over not seeing John, Natalie, and Liam, all together in Port Charles? Do you think its better to construct the story of John and Sam sans Natalie?  Or, would you like to see John and Sam get together and have Natalie come in later as a romantic spoiler?  Weigh-in!

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MK
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MK

Didn’t FV say that they couldn’t bring Nat until the rights came back to ABC and was one of the actors/characters that were part of the deal.

Christine
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Christine

That’s one thing I heard too, MK. 🙂

The other had something to do with her father managing her; the other was that she no longer wanted to do daytime.

I find the question/answer portion severely vague to get any real answer, but it is what it is.

OLTLfan
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OLTLfan

Yes, I read in another article that her Prospect Park contract wouldn’t allow her to come on GH. Makes you wonder if they’re always telling the truth….

MK
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MK

Weird that she never had a Propect Park contract and Most of the actors who went to GH (ME,KD) did.

mary
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mary

understanding PP has the rights to the characters until January.Which I believe is a bunch of crap cooked up between PP and ABC.How can you afford the rights and not afford to have the soaps.But it has been explained that if to much of OLTL live storyline would entitled pp the rights longer because they have showed enough of OLTL storylines to make it as if they are showing it.Sounds stupid but that is what has been said the Frank knows how far he can push the OLTL storylines before PP is credited.Another ploy to me to keep soaps away… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

I think everyone now knows the ABC/Prospect Park fiasco was a total scam on the fans, advertisers, and Disney shareholders for which they should be investigated. As a long time OLTL fan, either bring OLTL back or let it die with dignity. IMO GH has become a long cruel joke. The OLTL characters are not the same and there are way too many. Nat was a week character played by an actress who had very little training. She was annoying and shrill. Please don’t make what is already a bad show (GH) worse.

Paula McCormick
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Paula McCormick

I have been watching OLTL sence the 80s , I think Milissa Archer is a wonderful
Actress. I personally kept thinking she would come to GH, and hope she does. I think there is some real good material with her character. I was very dispointed
that she wasn’t moved over!!? I personally do not think these Canceled Soaps will
“NOT” do well if you do not bring them back to ABC, CBS, or any major network.
GH is my other favorit and have watched the program for years.

aria
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aria

it would be great to have her on.

su0000
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su0000

I hope to high heaven that Natalie never joins GH, she is awful and the character should not be in PC in Johns life.. Enough from OLTL and Natalie is not needed.
John has a good life now and has become an awesome character without Nat ,the best he has ever been, actually..
John is is great/awesome/alluring without our Nat in his life!!!

mony
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mony

I couldnt agree with you more! Gh does not need Natalie, I couldnt stand her on OLTL, so I would not be able to tolerate her here either. John is fine without her

SHERI
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SHERI

i am upset at not seeing natalie and liam in port charles with john. if you bring a character over that is married or involved with someone else it doesnt make sense not to bring over his family. I am just as angry if not more that Todd manning he has been brought over ONLY with Starr! that makes no sense as he has two other children jack and danielle BUT THE MOST GLARING OMISSION IN THAT CASE IS BLAIR. KASSIE Depaiva should be brought over just as Natalie should. I dont expect children to be cast first but at… Read more »

Salesrep55
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Salesrep55

Sorry but enough is enough .We have full cast of g.h characters/actors that have sworn contracts. Why did you see the need for more invaders?>jeez the budget isn’t enough to hold the cast now so somebody get fired? or back burned into oblivion for more invaders? This is G.H. folks not hat damned defunct One life to live.If you want One life to resurface then write that G.H. gets cancelled and bring back One life to Kill. Burt just remember Fric and Frac murdered One life to live. It was there fault that show was canceled . The lousy rating… Read more »

SHERI
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SHERI

RAMBLE on all you want about livers ruining gh etc blah blah blah in the meantime have you HEARD OR SEEN the ratings this week. for the FIRST TIME IN AT LEAST A YEAR GH HAS ITS BEST RATINGS EVER!. One life to live was higher rated then gh throughout 2011 but lets face it abc wants out of the soap business for cheaper to produce reality programs. what ron and frank are trying to do and obviously have been successfull in doing is making gh an ENSEMBLE cast with rotating stories and actors. I DONT SEE HOW gh is… Read more »

dg
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dg

Thank u so much salesrep! I’m glad I’m not the only onebwho doesnt bow to Cartini’s altar. They turned one life into a cartoon and they’re doing the same to Gh. No more one life characters. I’d also love to see Cartini fired from Gh.

Guest
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Guest

I find the lack of Natalie within the story YET using her to make John appear sympathetic, a little half-a**ed and I borderline hated ‘Jolie’. If she’s good enough to mention and try to drag her name through the mud, she’s good enough to be on the show. The age bracket in which she is in is lacking on GH. They could have made space for her. They certainly did with the rest of the characters they brought from OLTL to GH. Except, she’s not there. So, she’s used as this subplot to build up John and Sam and I… Read more »

Kim
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Kim

Hey Sherri, How did you get my email that wasn’t supposed to be shown shame on this site . Wow so much for privacy. Let me tell you lady have you watched as long as I over 46 years.? I can say and write an email my OPINIONS and this show has stunk and Yes I think Steve DID see the hand writing onthe wall contrary to your opinions nobody will know .After 22 Year he’s gets the shitty ass send off like it is and for the ratings ? this last week you can thank the JAson Fans who… Read more »

jo
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jo

I think we need us some Natalie and John.. and Jason needs proper mourning… if later their attraction becomes stronger, they can do the soap opera switcheroo, Not like they can’t have a story line with both!

rose
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rose

I’d like to see Natalie get back into John’s life. She’s had enough time to cool down. Keeping him from Liam was pretty hard nosed, even for her. Like she never made any mistakes of her own?

Liz
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Liz

I really can’t watch GH now. Just makes me angry. I will tune back in the day Melissa Archer joins the cast.

Sam
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Sam

Then you mean OLTL.

I wish all of you with your wishlists of OLTL characters for GH would just stop. It is getting out of control. The focus should be on GH and GH history and characters not OLTL. Please just be thankful for what you have which is a lot more than any other canceled soap got.

Liz
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Liz

What I like and am thankful for is my business. It’s a TV show. I’ll watch when I find it entertaining.

Blake
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Blake

I agree with you Liz, I would probably watch GH if Natalie joined also.

Mendi
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Mendi

On no, please, no Natalie. Todd being on GH is the only good thing that’s come out of OLTL joining GH. John is OK – and the chemistry between Michael and Kelly is writer’s GOLD. Surely they will drag their story out as long as possible. John fits in with the darker themed story lines of GH that OLTL just did not have except for Todd’s. back in the day! Kassie doesn’t bother me but she was truly out of her league in scenes when Todd first showed up in Port Charles. The actors around her made me embarrassed for… Read more »

ashlee
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ashlee

I think its perhaps for the best that Natalie does not come over. Ron and Frank, for all their supposed OLTL love, have shown a shocking disregard for that show and its characters. Their first move was to violently kill off Cole and Hope, two characters who had already been presumed dead. Next they brought John over with no mention of the love of his life. Then they broight Todd and Blair, only to further destroy them. Then they brought Tea on only to kill her baby too. I never saw this kind of disturbing misogynistic writing at OLTL. they… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Good point. But Natalie would certainly bring the drama that cyborgSam is missing. Sorry to her fans, and I vote for her DWTS, but she is dullsville. Sam and Jason made a great couple because they both display no passion.

terri
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terri

I completely agree the character of Natalie would at least give me the satisfaction of having someone yelling at John for the disloyal ass and awful father he has been.

miketom765
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miketom765

I think they should bring natalie on when john and sam start getting close again. I am dying to see Sam open the door see natalie and she just bitch slap Sam. I would love seeing those scenes play out. Natalie would make a good match for Johnny if he isn’t killed off by then. I think should could also be a great friend for Dante.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

All great ideas!

Sherry
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Sherry

If MA came on GH as Natalie I would watch without a second thought because she would definitely shake things up. The show has become boring and John’s story is one big mess of badly stitched together plot points, that consists of script that would never be part of John’s vocabulary and where they can’t decide whether he’s a cheater or a dummie but three things he’s not anymore is likeable, rootable or a hero. His scenes now stink of badly recycled Jolie moments, like we wouldn’t know . At least write an original story because John and Sam suck… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Well said. I find John VERY boring on GH and even more boring with Sam. Total FF. Not to mention they made Natalie’s character totally OOC, which P.O. me even more!

Nana
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Nana

John boring with sam . She is not for John.

Nunna
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Nunna

IA. I don’t know this John McBain. He is boring and there is nothing rootworthy about him or him and Sam as a couple. MA would be the only reason for me to watch GH. Like you said they have destroyed everything about OL and I have no desire to watch GH. MA would be the only reason to make me watch that boring, depressing show.

Mendi
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Mendi

The show did not take OLTL’s time slot – The Revolution took it and it’s been cancelled too. GH was pushed back to the 2pm Eastern time slot so that Katie Couric can have the 3pm slot. OLTL was cancelled., GH was not and you can’t expect GH producers to cater to OLTL fans any more than they already have. GH got the best characters from OLTL and will make them even better. No one ran Jason off, Steve Burton chose to leave the show for family reasons and the character is too good to recast. One a different note,… Read more »

gigi
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gigi

What some people on this site fail to understand is that some of us who were OLTL fans are also fans of GH. I have been watching AMC, OLTL and GH for over 20 years. So seeing some of the characters from OLTL on GH is a bonus for me because I grew up with most of these characters. John and Nat was the it couple on OLTL. Imagine if Jason left GH and the character get hoked up with Tea on OLTL. No one want to see their favorite couple pair up with someone else. I’m all for Nat… Read more »

sandra
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sandra

I don’t ever want to see Sam with McBain. Bring on MA now.

JaSam cannot be matched and there is no point trying to do this with McBain of all people who RC.FV gave most of Jason’s story to hen he came on canvass, such a waste and because of that I can’t root for McBam. Ugh!

Mary H
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Mary H

Natalie needs to come to GH…I love her and John together. John doesn’t belong with Sam. Maybe as friends but nothing more. John and Natalie struggled for many years to find there way to one another. Bring her to General Hospital!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

You bet I’m upset! I have supported ABC soaps since Kindergarten. Over 40 years. In all those years, storylines, characters, Natalie was one of my TOP faves! To me it makes perfect sense to bring her on. Sorry to GH ONLY fans, but she would be the perfect fit, especially with Steve Burton’s Jason currently out of the picture. I hope for his fan’s sake he returns down the road. Not trying to offend anyone, but I find John & Sam pairing a snooze fest and they need spitfire Natalie to liven up the storyline. JMO. Still think Melissa Archer… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I should add I’m currently watching “classic OLTL” on SOAPNet and wouldn’t be wasting my before work “me time” if I didn’t enjoy it. And, oh yeah, Natalie is heavily featured on this epi and doesn’t need McBain to make her interesting and watchable!

Winona
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Winona

In my opinion, Natalie was much more engaging when she was with Cristian. Michael Easton as John McBain on OLTL = boring. He was so soft spoken. Now Nathanial Marsten (too bad for the law troubles) was the kind of actor that got your attention when he was on as does Roger Howarth. When Easton was with Kelly Monaco on Port Charles as Caleb Morley, he commanded the screen. They were so HOT together it was insane. They are HOT as Sam and John. If you can’t see it, just go back to the July 4th episodes – the way… Read more »

Suzie
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Suzie

It:s one thing to bring a OLTL character over to GH for a potential paring with an established GH character, such as Michael/Starr, Carly/Todd, or Sam/John. It’s a whole different thing to expect GH fans to be excepting of established OLTL couples stealing air-time from beloved GH characters who have been back-burned to accommodate the squishing of FV’s prefered soap opera. Personally, I was campaigning to get Roger Howarth as Todd in ANY convoluted soapy way possible. I kind of saw a bit of a fit with John McBain with the PCPD,although FV has certainly pushed my buttons on that… Read more »

Brenda Shott
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Brenda Shott

I do not want John and Sam together, it’s John and Nat all the way!!!

Brian
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Brian

Very glad to hear that she is open to anything, and to letting GH run its course. That is a sign of true class.

Lynn
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Lynn

OMG! Do not even get me started on this subject! Sam and John are a contrived bunch of crap! You have two long term couples with huge fan bases that have been mutalated for them that is alot of biter fans….alot of Jolie fans have tuned out especially after they had John Cheating on Natalie its like one episode he is calling her “I love you” the next he is Kissing Sam “with no regrets” then goes home to “his family” then the Letter from Natalie WTH? Natalie would never keep Liam from John nor would she find someone else… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

agreed! and I find John and Sam boring as he!! I don’t know who thinks that pairing has chemistry, but whoever it is failed Chem 101.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Since Jason is gone (for now) I wouldn’t mind seeing John and Sam become romantically involved – if only for Natalie to come back and throw a wrench in their plans.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

That does sound like fun!

Becky
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Becky

I think John on GH is just stupid and contrived. He’s like floating around between nowhere. He belongs in Llanview with Natalie and Liam and I hope he either goes back there or they come to him.

SZima
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SZima

What Ms. Archer conveniently didn’t mention is that she has been under contract to Prospect Park and UNABLE to go to GH. At this point, I really don’t want to see her in Port Charles. John and Sam have so much chemistry together…much more than I ever saw between John and Natalie…so I’m really hoping that McBam–Jam–McSam (whatever squish name they use) is the way the show is going.

Christine
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Christine

You hit the nail on the head, SZima.

Ces
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Ces

Agreed. I think we have enough OLTL actors on the show anyway. Would love for Jane Elliot and Leslie Charleson to have a storyline of their own and Nancy Lee Grahn could use one too! I like John & Sam 2gether!!

Christine
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Christine

So let’s play Devil’s Advocate here. You get your precious Natalie (I was a fan of OLTL too so I can put it this way), but then you need Liam. Well you can’t just stop there. You will want Jessica (and her boyfriend and children) because she is Natalie’s sister; then Viki because she is their mother; oh then you need Clint because he is her father. Let’s not stop with Kevin and Joey (and Kelly) – they are her brothers. Then you will want Roxie because she raised Natalie. Oh, but don’t forget Rex and Gigi and their son.… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

It would really surprise me if any of the contracts that people had with Prospect Park are still in force at this late date. I’m trying to imagine some kind of legally enforceable clause in the contract that says in essence “we’re not paying you but you can’t work elsewhere, either.” (For a short period perhaps, but not for this long.) I suppose it’s possible that ABC has agreed, formally or informally, with Prospect Park not to use the actors, however. Clearly she’s legally able to pursue work, because she just had a movie; whatever arrangement there is must only… Read more »

R Sinclair
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R Sinclair

The Prospect Park situation has nothing to do with the actors. The actors are free to work wherever they want. Allegedly, Prospect Park bought/leased the rights to the characters, such as Natalie, Bo, Nora, etc. So, allegedly, ABC is unable to use those characters until Prospect Park’s rights to them expire. So, if FVRC were really hot to have Melissa Archer on the show, they could bring her on as a brand new character Gertrude Finklemeyer. They just couldn’t name her character Natalie Buchanan and use her backstory.

Rodd
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Rodd

I know I don’t have enough history with either OLTL or GH to completely understand the character dynamics, but at the end of OLTL, it seemed that “Natalie” and “John” would be happy for a long time to come. That’s why the kiss between “John” and “Sam” seemed so forced and now this “stay away from me and Liam, you terrible man” sotry line seems contrived as well. I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t “Clint” pulling one of his schemes and acting as “Natalie”. That would make more sense to me. As for the talented Melissa coming over… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

I haven’t been a fan of MA’s (just never cared one way or another), though I have heard glowing things about her through her castmates at OLTL. This response however has made me a fan of her’s personally. I can just imagine at least a dozen soap “divas” being insulted and disparage their former boss over a choice like this. They would see themselves as so invaluable, how dare any show not kiss their feet to come back on!?!? But not MA. A classy, appreciative, hopeful response with no hint of spite whatsoever. Truly commendable. As for my hopes for… Read more »

Blake
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Blake

I thought the same thing Jules! It’s so wonderful and fresh to see someone who says it’s best for the process and not some bitter words about not being hired on like her co-workers were. This will take her very far in life, being this positive and upbeat. I’ve heard the great things her former co-workers have said about her also. A class act!

Nunna
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Nunna

That’s exactly what she is. A class act. And I wouldn’t waste my time on GH without her.

MiCHELE
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MiCHELE

BRING NAT………….

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I personally don’t see how she’d fit into Port Charles. I think it’s best she stay away from the show.

NatFan
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NatFan

I could do without John and Sam, but these months have taught that without a doubt Natalie deserves better than John.

sheila nies
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sheila nies

I loved One Life to Live i miss everyone from there my #1 soap . I wish they would bring Natalie and Liam so John could see them they were so close for so long its weird how they broke up over a nasty jerk like Todd . I always wanted them to get back together they were such a cute couple . I miss Natalie and i miss her sister Jessica it would be nice if they would add David Gregory and his brothers too. There are not that many families on Gh they need new blood to keep… Read more »

Johanna
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Johanna

I was never a caleb and livvie fan so McBam would actually succeed in getting me to tune out. John belongs with Nat what they r writing is out of char. for both John & Nat. I know I’m not the only fan that feels this way! U can’t always catch the magic in a bottle twice John & Sam r different characters so destroying existing characters just to try to capture lightening in a bottle again will have the oppoaite effect. like is said it will turn me off!

tsuds
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tsuds

She is a class act and very smart to answer those questons in a smart political way.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

When the contracts are released by Prospect Park I am hoping that we will see Natalie. I really think the contract is the holdup and MA is playing the part!

calie
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calie

I would love MA to come to GH as Natalie but I agree is not time. Although interaction with Sam has diluted my love for John McBain. I wonder if TPTB are aware that we do not swallow every pairing they shove down our throats. It also took away from the credibility of the JASAM happy ending they rushed through. Damage is usually done to the woman characters on GH and this time is no different = Sam looks less like a woman who is madly in love with Jason and more like a woman who does not have the… Read more »

Frank
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Frank

Melissa Archer as Natalie would add a lot to Port Charles. She’s Starr’s aunt, Todd’s niece, Clint’s daughter, the mother of John’s son, a forensic expert and a fiery redhead. She’s also Allison Perkin’s arch-enemy, and Allison was seen holding Todd’s twin brother Victor in One Life to Live’s last scene. My guess is that Allison kidnapped Natalie and is holding her with Victor. “No cops!,” she said to Clint who went on to bamboozle McBain in an attempt to ensure her safety. We’ll see. Whatever happens, FV and RC will make sure it’s a great ride.

Anthony R
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Anthony R

All this Prospect Park bs doesn’t make sense. First of all, Michael Easton agreed to join the online version pending AFTRA approval, so did Florencia and they both have been on GH; Easton even has a contract. So how can PP be holding up anything? And how can people like Melissa be under contract to somethng that doesn’t even exist? Is she being paid while being held hostage by PP? I doubt it. And what about Erica Slezak – she was the first to sign on to PP. Is she prevented from doing anything? No matter how you look at… Read more »

Nunna
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Nunna

I’ve thought the same thing. It doesn’t make any sense at all especially since they have brought on Tea and Blair.

sharon
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sharon

I for one don’t see any chemistry between John and Sam. Not only is there no chemistry, the characters being romantically involved is a joke. They make no sense! Never did and never will! I think Frank and Ron are fools for not bringing Melissa onto the show, in spite of the PP contract issues. They paid extra to bring Tea and Blair. They could have done it for Natalie especially since John and Natalie are so hugely popular as a soap couple. Frankly, they could have saved money by not bringing Starr over, who I never had any use… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I agree with all those who love John&Natalie and are INCENSED at the way their beautiful love story, their beautiful family, has been TRASHED on GH, all to create an “instant connection” between John&Sam, how contrived and insulting! John LOVES Natalie, he always has, and the way he’s been acting around Sam makes NO SENSE AT ALL! Stop it, GH, just STOP IT! Reunite John and Natalie.

Karen Severino
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Karen Severino

Although I feel that bringing Melissa Archer over to GH would be fantastic, I have to admit that the John and Sam pairing brings alot of heat! Like Melissa said, the two were great together on Port Charles, so why not use that chemistry again. However, I have a feeling that somewhere down the road, Melissa will be asked to stir things up on GH once John and Sam become an official couple…you just know that is where the storyline is going!

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely no John and Sam! Natalie belongs with John forever!! Just like Sam and Jason and Vicki and Clint and Bo and Nora!!! There are some people that totally belong togerther!!!, You start adding new puzzle pieces to the picture and its going to die out and not have the appeal that it always had. Natalie should of been added as cast mate to GH along with her and Johns son that was the logical thing to do. To up and cut it off was like mixing oil and water. Sam belongs with Jason period and John belongs… Read more »

Winona
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Winona

“I’m for bringing Vicki, Clint, the Butler, Bo and Nora, and all the OLTL actors on board and spread them out to where each one has a few lines a day. That way we would have our fill of everything wonderful, our soaps; maybe a sprinkling of AMC. What do you all think of that? “:)

I think you are out of your mind.

Debbie Hamilton
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Debbie Hamilton

GH was dead in the water till the new writers got on board. Thats a fact Winona!!

Winona
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Winona

That wasn’t your argument, Debbie Hamilton. You mentioned NOTHING about the writers, just your silly ideas of bringing more OLTL characters to GH, not to mention adding AMC ones too.

So why stop there. LOVING/THE CITY was also on ABC. Why don’t we bring back all of the surviving characters too? Or how about RYAN’S HOPE? Or how about THE EDGE OF NIGHT? That was on ABC as well. I am sure THOSE fans want their show back.

Lynn
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Lynn

Oh and to add to my earlier post if they wanted to pair John and Sam they should have brought ME as a different character then waited till Sam Jason had their Baby etc. What made them think it would work to try to destroy two long term couples families for one forced contrived couple that’s actors used to be different character 10 long years ago that a lot o new fans no nothing about would work? Idiotic!

Maria
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Maria

I am really enjoying the chemistry between Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco. This is coming from someone who never watched Port Charles. As a GH fan I wanted to dislike McBain because I was a longtime Sonny and Jason fan. His character was going up against them so I naturally was on their side. After seeing how wonderfully John interacted with Sam, how he helped her through the consequences of her supposed “rape” by Franco, how he quietly supported her and made her smile, I couldn’t help but warm up to the possibility of a John/Sam romance as well as… Read more »

Tsuds
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Tsuds

love their chemistry also

teena barg
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teena barg

They should bether as a family…….

Vicki
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Vicki

I LOVE Melissa Archer, and love Natalie. I have always had an affection for Natalie ever since she came on to OLTL in 2001. She was a dynamo then, and she will be on GH as well. I really feel John is nothing without Natalie, and Natalie’s fire and energy is exactly what Port Charles needs. So bring her on already, and adorable Liam too! I can’t stand that I’m not able to watch him grow bigger and hear him do baby talk!

Annoyed OLTL fan
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Annoyed OLTL fan

I am hoping Natalie will come back and make John someone tolerable. I can’t even look at his face presently. As of now, his character has abandoned fatherhood for months because he needed justice for his sister. He spent most of that time, helping Sam instead of seeking justice. Finds out that Joe Jr killed her, and then nothing. Joe Jr practically ran around Port Charles having sexy time with Tracy, kidnapping the children and bank rolling Trey’s projects/marriage. He was even an acquaintance of Jerry Jax. Add that john cheats on Natalie, goes home to her and makes no… Read more »

dani
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dani

GH fans complain about OL characters coming to their show. Well you got our EP ,our writers our directors our time slot and our HEA…it is just right that our characters should continue to come over and Natalie should be next. This Natalie MA fan though would love for her to mix it up with a GH guy..she doesn’t have to be with John just interact with him because of Liam. She could hook up with any GH guy and make it work. Put her with Sonny for a while cuz what he has going on now….well …enough said. Seriously… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

OLTL is over and the stories and couples need to RIP with OLTL..
GH is not and should not carry on stories from a a long dead soap into its’ realm..
The crossovers now have new lives in Port Charles and are not carrying their OL baggage with them into their futures on GH.
There should never be a Natalie and John in GH, Port Charles is a new start for the crossovers.
I understand how much the OL fans miss their soap but expecting RC and FV to continue on OL in GH is crazy..

Lynn
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Lynn

except they arent resting in Peace! That is the problem…they are talked about, pictures shown, and not just Natalies either….And if RC/FV wanted brand new starts he should have brought the actors over with new characters i would have followed them and been better ingaged in new pairings…but you CAN NOT have John so in love with natalie and happy to be with her a single tear rolls down his face…then six weeks later going to GH hanging around Sam etc…..makes no since… they should have left John/Natalies HEA alone and brought ME as a new character or brought both… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

GH should do whatever makes the most sense in terms of telling stories that will bring in viewers. Given that at the time of OLTL’s cancellation, its ratings were considerably better than GH’s, ABC would be fools not to take advantage of whatever can be salvaged from OLTL. The key issue is balance, and I have to say I think they’ve done a good job with that so far. I do think they need to be careful about any further additions, but I think adding Blair and Natalie would both make sense and could be done in an integrated way.

emtk
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emtk

GH needs Natalie! I think it’s ridiculous that Natalie hasn’t been on yet! The chemistry between John and Natalie is amazing, much better than between John and Sam. But, now that something has started with Sam, Natalie showing up to Port Charles would be electric!! John’s character really needs Natalie to be fully developed. Please bring her on soon.

Gina
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Gina

I love MA & loved her as Natalie. However, it’s getting really old when “Natalie” is continually being used as a “plot point” for John on GH. If Valentini/Carlivati want their dream of “Calivia – Part II”, they should have had John come on as already being single, with a custody agreement already agreed on ( then when ME took time off, it could be explained he was spending time with Liam) OR they should have brought him on as a new character. Plus, they should realize that neither John nor Sam are anything like their PC characters – but… Read more »

Betty Seip
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Betty Seip

I think John and Natalie belong together. I have always thought that. They just click together. Maybe if Natalie shows up at GH, Sam could pair up with AJ when he returns. Of course, I really am going to miss Jason. In my opinion, he was the best of GH.

Brenda
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Brenda

I love Natalie and hope she comes to GH. Not into Sam and John. Sam doesn’t even believe Jason is dead yet and then she needs time to grieve for her husband and get to know Danny. Not a good time for a Sam/John hookup if you ask me.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Wow. So many haters against us who have liked the OLTL actors. You all should be more appreciative ! They have saved general hospital from cancellation along with Frank. Like it or not…. The more OLTL actors, the stronger GH will be. Bring more back! Lets get rid of Maxiie, Kristina, Molly, Alexis, Dante, Felicia, Mac, and Elizabeth. Keep Milo only if he is shirtless. This would allow for more OLTL actors to come to Port Charles!

Winona
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Winona

Oh why stop there, Tsuds?

While we are at it, why don’t we get rid of Anna, Patrick, Spinelli, Lulu, Luke, Sonny, Carly, Michael, Emma, Michael, AJ, Monica, Tracy, Kate/Connie, Johnny, Shawn, Sam, Danny, Cameron, Aidan, Olivia, Steve, Anna, Trey, Alice, Epiphany.

Whose left? Oh yeah, OLTL characters. Happy?

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Now now nowww., GH is only around due to oLTL actors. We will keep half of the GH actors that are interesting and bring back the good OLTL actors. This way…… Finally a soap will be able to beat out CBS young and restless. Finally! It is a brilliant idea. Some casualties, but abc wins in the end…. After many years abc morning show has finally beat out the today show in the morning ….. It is almost 2013 …time for abc to make some right changes. Am I wrong? Everyone weigh in….and vote…. You will be surprised Winona!!!!!!!!

Brian
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Brian

only if they brought Vicki, Clint, Bo , Nora, Jessica, Desting, David, Dorian, Kelly, Blair, Danni, Sam, all over too.

Then we’d be happy !

I’m joking… but it seems not what, no one is happy with the ABC lone soap, no matter how hard it tries to please everyone. ABC should just turn back time, then OLTL would still be on the air and GH would not… OLTL had higher ratings.

DidjaNoit
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DidjaNoit

@Winona….Thank you! Yes, some will only be happy when GH is gone and OLTL is back.

Christine
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Christine

Tsuds, I can’t figure out if you are pulling our legs or dead serious.

Mendi
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Mendi

For those who are mourning OLTL, youtube has a fine selection of clips available for your viewing pleasure. But just FYI – if there were more actors from OLTL worthy of GH producer’s consideration, they would have gotten contracts.

cynthia
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cynthia

here;sa better idea. u can stop watching GH and just stick to OLTL reruns.

Kathryndenise63@gmail.com
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Kathryndenise63@gmail.com

YOU SAID IT MELISSA(MA) IS GOING TO BE ON GH SOONER RATHER THAN LATER! IT IS JUST A MATTER OF WHEN. HOPEFULLY CLAUDETTE WHICH I BELIEVE SHE IS GOING TO BE!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Hope TPTB read this blog. THE FANS WANT MELISSA ARCHER’S NATALIE ASAP! Make it so.

su0000
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su0000

The majority do not want MA /Natalie in GH.
It is the OL fans that want her in GH and still not all of them, many who did watch OL did like the couple of John and Nat especially they did not like Nat..
yah have to let OL go.. it done over, don’t bring the bodies to GH ..

Deb
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Deb

Down the line, Nat does need to come to GH or get rid of John. ‘If’ he has to be paired with someone, Elizabeth makes more sense. Sam needs to be ALONE for a decent mourning period as does Patrick. He is dating TOO soon imo!

GH Fans, if it had been cancelled INSTEAD of OLTL, I’m quite sure you wouldn’t have minded GH characters showing up in Lanview….so please stop whining.

su0000
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su0000

You are expecting FV and RC to carry OLTL on in GH, they can not do that.
They have tried to let the OL fans down gently but it has to stop, RC can not be catering to fans of a dead soap..
It is time to move on and GH is not a shelter for homeless OL characters.
🙂

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Only reason why GH ratings are up is because of the OLTL actors. Time to appreciate the OLTL actors for saving GH!

su0000
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su0000

GH is up due to great writing and riveting stories and the bringing back of the GH vets..
Bringing back the GH vets was a great boost to GH, not 3 from OL..
The long time favorites from/of GH coming back is what has rejuvenated GH ..

cynthia
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cynthia

didn’t u know ? 1 month in soap time is actually 2 years. mourning period complete

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WATCH: Nancy Lee Grahn, Jane Elliot & Kim Zimmer in ‘Covid Support Group’ Episode Two

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) along with her creative partner. comedian, Kaore Bonell released episode two of the hilarious send-up ‘Covid Support Group” which features Grahn, and two other powerhouses known for their performances on daytime drama: Jane Elliot (Tracy, General Hospital) and Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva, Guiding Light).

In episode two, Bonell and the three women are joined by a very special guest; when none other than former Los Angeles District Attorney, who tried the OJ Simpson Murder Trial, Marcia Clark, shows up!  We won’t tell you what happens, you’ll have to check it out to see.

Watching Zimmer as a boozy version of herself, Grahn with her brilliant comedic timing, and Elliot who is also perfection in this, is just too fun that every soap fan will get a kick-of, and even if you don’t watch daytime, think about how everyone is going stir-crazy during the coronavirus pandemic, and amp it up a bit and you have the genesis of this oh-so-timely series.

Best line of episode 2 was from Grahn:  During confessions during Covid, she says to the support group, “I bitch-slapped a guy who was hoarding toilet paper at CVS, does that count? Or does Erika Slezak get my Emmy for that, too?”

Watch Covid Support Group 2 below, and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below!

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General Hospital Shifts Production Restart Date

On Friday, ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital has now determined to push back their production restart date given the escalating number of cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic has worsened in Los Angles County.

According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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Dante Dante Dante. #anactortrains #trainasif #healthycompetition #goodguydustin #dustinislosingit

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