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Michael Easton Talks On Missing John McBain, Prospect Park/ABC War, and New GH Role!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

In the first interview, where soap opera favorite Michael Easton comes forward and offers his thoughts on the upheaval that went down behind-the-scenes between ABC and General Hospital and Prospect Park’s One Life to Live, not getting the opportunity to play John McBain again, and trying to make sense of playing his new character of Silas Clay on General Hospital, TV Guide has a must-read interview for fans of both GH and OLTL! Easton is also promoting his upcoming appearance this week at San Diego’s Comic-Con where he will be promoting his new grahic novel called Credence!  Here below are some interesting excerpts from TVG’s chat with the uber-popular star!

Michael on how unhappy a lot of GH fans are that he, Roger Howarth, and Kristen Alderson, are now playing Silas, Kiki and Franco, and that they feel they are getting to much screen time:  “Everyone is doing the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt. The three of us were ripped out of our comfort zone and our characters and all their relationships were suddenly out the window. It’s been a little scary. Hopefully the audience understands that this situation is unprecedented and really tough. The fans are so aware of the circumstances that went on behind the scenes, so I would hope they’ll give us a pass and let us have the opportunity to play this out. I’m really encouraged by what’s coming up. Some real fire will come out of the storytelling.

Michael on the situation between Prospect Park and ABC that was the impetus for GH to change his character: “The whole thing was awkward and I don’t think anybody handled it very well, but it is what it is. It feels really terrible to be in the middle because the people on OLTL are my friends. I would love to have worked with them again. It was really hard to have it go down that way. And to not be able to support them and go along on their ride to the Internet made me kind of sad. But I do think people are being too hard on ABC. They kept OLTL going for over 40 years. Yes, having it cancelled was a really bad thing but the network’s four-decade commitment shouldn’t be forgotten. You can’t dismiss it. But that’s just my take.

Michael on if he misses playing John McBain:  A lot.   He’s a tricky character.   It took a while for even me to like him. I didn’t care for him much, at first, but I came to appreciate that it was his job to be grounded and enhance the many other extreme, extraordinary characters who were spinning around him. It’s almost like McBain was the straight man to Todd, to Victor, to David Vickers. I really liked fulfilling that purpose. It wasn’t the flashiest role, but I really liked investing in the character. So, yeah, I really miss him. And I’m really, really sorry that he just sort of…went away. I hated it to end that way. I wish McBain had gotten what he deserved — a chance to go out in a blaze of glory.”

Michael on if he would have considered returning to One Life to Live:  “There’s a fairly lengthy paper trial documenting my discussions about how we could make it work. I have a family now and I’ve never spent a night away from them, so trying to figure out how to make it work with us living in L.A. and OLTL shooting in Connecticut wasn’t easy but we did seem to be working toward something. Prospect Park and ABC seemed like they wanted to work together but we just couldn’t come to an arrangement. And then, suddenly, things built into a tempest between the parties and there was a lot of confusion and uncertainty, so I tried to stay away from it and focus on my writing and my family. In the end, I don’t know that the situation worked out all that well for anybody.”

So what do you think of Michael Easton’s comments? Do you think the situation between ABC and GH and Prospect Park should have been handled differently? Do you want things to resolve so John McBain can return to GH, but also to OLTL? Are you digging Michael as Silas Clay on GH? Or, is it jarring to you?  Comment below!

 

 

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Dinah
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Dinah

I’m sorry I don’t like ME on Gh at all

Susie
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Susie

I am fine with him being Silas on GH. Delighted we got RH and that worked out for me

I will never get over what ABC FV and RC tried to do to OLTL

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

IIRC, OLTL won 3 Daytime Emmys for Drama Series under the leadership of FV & RC – that show’s ONLY Emmys to date in that category. Don’t blame the producers & writers for ABC’s decision to cancel 2 soaps. They did everything possible to save their show short of working for free. Show *business* is not a charity. Ultimately, any show (no matter how popular) will be cancelled if it costs the network too much money to make. All sentiment aside, that’s just good business.

Laura
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Laura

I quit watching One Hospital to Live. Kiki and Franco Manning and their manic portrayals trying so very hard to not be Starr and Todd and Silas McBain, who is still one-note, one-expression, one-vocal tone, one-one-one-one-one-rinse-repeat.

KatieK
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KatieK

John was a bore on OLTL, but on GH he really came alive. Its to bad. But, Il take him anyway I can get him on GH! Im glad he did not return to OLTL. OLTL is a big mess. I can’t wait to see what GH has planned for him & the others, people need to relax & give them a chance.

Tali
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Tali

Funny, I thought the same about him on GH.

blake
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blake

PP really screwed these people over. I know it’s business but it still sucked. Now Todd, Starr, and John would have to be played by other people.

Judy B
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Judy B

why are you blaming PP and not ABC who screwed over us fans in the first place and started the mess?

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Ditto.

MEG
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MEG

abc screwed over PP

Tali
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Tali

ABC not only canceled OL in the first place but they wouldn’t allow ME & KA to come back and do the duel roles unless they could keep playing them on GH. Thus the lawsuit for trying to keep PP from getting OLTL up and running with original characters and hindering their success. ABC pouted by creating 3 new characters and just forgetting about John, Star & Todd, PP was all for letting them go back and forth and so were the actors. Why won’t ABC let them?

Katie
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Katie

i’m not liking silas either, and this is the first time i’ve disliked ME in anything.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Not a fan of Silas….but I don’t think I’m supposed to like him.

I definitely think the whole situation could have been handled better. Those three actors and us fans are the real losers in this equation. All the powers-that-be acted childish IMHO.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

all I can say is, I quit watching GH shortly after the latest incarnations of Franco, Kiki and Silas arrived .. I had reached the limit of my patience. They are NOT the face of GH for me. I want to see the Scorpios, the Jones, the Spencers, the Quartermaines, the GH families! I’m just watching OLTL online now, and I love the way Roger Howarth is able to do both shows. Todd&Blair are back to being the way I remember them. I hate what Natalie is turning into with John gone. Desperate for a roll in the hay with… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

Ditto!

KayF
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KayF

I agree with maddiehayes too. GH is hanging by a thread in my mind. ABC is still on my s- – t list for having canceled OLTL and AMC in the first place!

Elise
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Elise

I understand not being happy with the situation, but to quit watching just because there’s too much of these 3? As you know, there are arcs in the soaps, and this one is the main one for now. They all got dealt a really bad blow, and adjusting to the new situation means they need to put some airtime into these characters, ground them. I’m not a big fan of it either, but I understad that “Carlatini” and the actors are doing their best right now, so I’m giving them a chance. Hell, I remember a few years back when… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I tried that, I was FFing 99% of the show. I’ve been watching GH off-and-on since the ’80s, so I’ll never give up on it entirely. I just needed a break. If Sean Donely, Robert Scorpio or Frisco Jones return, I’ll be back in a flash! 🙂

Tali
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Tali

You only FF if you have recorded the show, which I do not. GH just doesn’t hold my attention even if Michael Easton is one of my favs, I’d rather boycott ABC! It gives me more pleasure.

OLTLforever
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OLTLforever

I agree. Natalie is turning into something that she was never before especially with likes of Cutter; a man who blackmailed and scammed her father and both brothers, Joey and Rex. It is crazy. I can deal with Natalie moving on; bottom line, John is not on the show right now; and I miss him terribly but they could have come up with something better.

OLTLforever
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OLTLforever

I agree. Natalie is turning into something that she was never before especially with likes of Cutter; a man who blackmailed and scammed her father and both brothers, Joey and Rex. It is crazy. I can deal with Natalie moving on; bottom line, John is not on the show right now; and I miss him terribly but they could have come up with something better. And John was changed to come between Jason and Sam…senseless destruction on two very very popular couples.

susan M.
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susan M.

Don’t like Cutter much with Natalie either.. I never really cared for him.. He is a low life &sleesy Etc…

Chris
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Chris

GH sucks big time now. Earth to ABC and Cartini- wake up before it’s too late.

Lori
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Lori

I cant wait for it to be too late as Prospect Park when they bought the lease to air OLTL for 10 years ALSO bought the rights to air GENERAL HOSPITAL when ABC dumps them. HAHAHAHA!! I find this hilarious!!!

JEFF
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JEFF

I agree with what ME says. It’s about time some fans stopped whining and let Cartini flesh out their characters.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

finally a post I agree with 100%….

Teresa
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Teresa

I’m giving all three characters a chance because I love my GH. It’s seemed slow to warm up to them but I think we’re getting there. Super actors/actresses.

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

agree all the way.

janet
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janet

I just watched a little of OL.I liked ME on both shows. I like Silas,I know he is a doctor and his darkness is because he is an oncologist. Dealing with death, lots of death and with kids. So if he acts like he doesn’t care I see why. he is not on enough to eat the show the way the others are. Kiki I couldn’t care less. Stay go .? RH go I have never liked him in any role. he does eat the show he is on to often in to many shows. I didn’t enjoy his beating,… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

Im happy with all three actors on the show its not their fault that the show isn’t integrating their cast to the best of their ability, the show just needs to utilize their cast better & not leave stories hanging. It’s a simple fix . It’s not brain surgery.

Tali
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Tali

I love and miss ME, but will not watch GH, they are on AbC and they royally screwed up. Not only did they cancel OLTL in the first place for The Spew and Katie (How’s that going for you ABC?), but they wouldn’t work with PP so both shows could enjoy the actors/actresses. ABC wants in all or nothing which screwed the many OLTL fans from having there original Starr & John back, seems like they really enjoyed doing this to us. Love watching OLTL on line and just as good another time around on OWN (Oprah’s network). Happy 45th… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

You can watch GH on the internet. I would not watch ABC either but it is just hurting what little we have left to give up GH. Watch on Hulu. It is 1 day behind but better than nothing. JMO

Tali
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Tali

I had already quit watching GH a few years ago Nancy and only watched Patrick & Robin, so when they were killing her off I watched then, loved it! Then they brought on my favorite from OL-John McBain and totally trashed his history and rewrote his character so I quit again. I watched one or two episodes as he came back as “Silas” and RH came back as “Franco”. I felt like both were epic fails more so RH “Franco”. They want the fan to believe he’s turned into Todd Manning which is a joke. Just don’t like it. However,… Read more »

currygirl
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currygirl

Have not watched GH in 2 months after 37 years. Too much behind the scenes drama with PP and ABC. I still wish GH so much success. However, loving One Life to Live and All My Children right now on OWN and HULU. I am so glad they are on TV even if it is for only ten weeks.

Norene Wittlin
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Norene Wittlin

when is it on OWN?

Thomas
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Thomas

it started today

Talisyn
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Talisyn

(My comment on Logan’s page) was that Michael Easton certainly makes it clear which side his bread is buttered on. Michael is a smart guy and clever with words, but this is a one-sided view of the ABC/Prospect Park situation from one who chose a side very early on. Congratulations to Michael Easton on doing what was best for him, however, no need to regret John McBain’s blaze of glory. There is still plenty of fire to burn for that character, and the actor who chooses to play him, on One Life to Live.

Lori
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Lori

You hit the nail on the head as the guys not gonna bad mouth the people who pay him. Notice that when ABC let both soaps go that the actors from those soaps ONLY THEN let the fans know of the REAL goings on behind the scenes at ABC and how they were really treated by them.

Carole
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Carole

I’ve been a soap opera fan all my life, and have ben a fan of Michael’s for a log long time. He’s being as gracious as he can be, without getting into trouble. Like someone else said earlier, I’m giving all three of the actors a chance. I like this new development between Ava and Silas, and it could be the reason Silas is the way he is. Anyway, with so few soaps left, we have to continue to give them all the support we can. Except for that crazy bitch Sharon on Yn R.

Heather
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Heather

I miss John McBain period…..This situation could of been handled better that could of worked out for all parties. I hate that he just disappeared. I hate what GH did with his storyline when he first came to PC. I did not find it that believable since when he was on OLTL he was all about his son that GH seemed to ignore.

Nancy
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Nancy

I love Michael Easton whoever he plays. This was not the actors fault and I just wish people would go with the flow. There are twists and turns to this story because I know Frank and Ron. I am 100% behind them and they have done nothing but bring me happiness for many years. I am just happy to still be able to see the OLTL 3 everyday. Go GH!!!

ethel
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ethel

DITTO!!!!

Martha
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Martha

I agree also. I was disappointed when Port Charles went off the air. I never really watched OLTL. But have always watched GH. So I was so ecstatic when the OLTL characters came over. Even with the changes, I think it will all settle down and be great before you know it. Love Michael!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

He is a working actor who is probably happy to be working. As soap fans, we need to be happy we have our shows, even if they sometimes are not perfect in our eyes. GH long was disappointing to me — too much mob darkness — but I stuck with it. I think the anniversary reinvigorated the show and I hope the energy and attention to history remains (although I have a low tolerance for the sci-fi Cassadine elements and constant resurrections). Still, we are going to have new characters… The centerpiece of GH is the H, a hospital, a… Read more »

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Im just glad all three of them are still on the air and I think they are all doing a great job with the new characters.

Chaz
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Chaz

I have not really been watching GH and when I do I fast forward a lot. I did watch regularly when they first brought John, Starr & Todd on. I found I really liked the McBain character better on GH than I did on OLTL. On OLTL his brooding was just too much. The character seemed to have a little more life to him on GH. Cannot judge Silas just yet….but not jumping for joy at this point. I do not like RH as Franco. First, the character was just awful to begin with and should have been left dead.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

situation in any work environment are usual..
The 3 are employees and not property of the fans ..

I see great thing for them as their new characters in GH. it has only just begun..

Things in ever ones life change, and there to be change in all lives, the 3 will be fine, its only been a couple of months, they will own their new characters soon, give it time..

I am loving Silas !!!!!!!!
A great character and made for ME ..

ME couldn’t spend his life in the John McBain persona, he needs to explore and grow ..

Tali
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Tali

When you read his new book “Creedence” tell me he couldn’t spend his life as “John McBain persona”, he’s missing him and writing a book basically on him.

Linda
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Linda

I love GH–so I will give all 3 a chance to prove themselves and do not like that they could not come back to GH with the names and characters they were when the left.

Lori
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Lori

? You do not like that they could not come back to GH with the names and characters they were when the left.
The funny this is ABC KNEW from the get go that those characters when they were brought over to GH would all eventually have to go back to OLTL as Prospect Park PAID millions for ALL the characters and the rights to air them per their agreement, {Tho the actors can go where they want}.

Carol
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Carol

I don’t like his new character at all. Would love to see him back as John on oltl anyone else playing John won’t be the same.

Val
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Val

I would like John McBain to come to GH. I don’t care for Silis at all.

Lori
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Lori

He cant play John McBain on GH, nor can the actors play their old OLTL characters on GH as the usage rights to ALL the OLTL characters were paid for by Prospect Park to use.

Jenn
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Jenn

If you are all so disappointed in the way that GH is portraying the new characters and don’t really like their storylines then by all means stop watching but before you do just think that if you give up on this program then you should give up on all ABC programs…………..the network is doing all it can to keep everyone happy yet you are all playing the blame game for something we all know nothing about………………are we all involved in the behind the scenes goings on? not to my knowledge…………………the way I see it at least the actors have a… Read more »

Marta
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Marta

We understand all that but guess what made ABC these amazing soaps and how many talk shows do we really need and food shows seriously don’t forget GH was in trouble not so long ago the owners of ABC was going to cut them out and the writers of GH picked up Michael, Kristen, Roger to save them witch it was working but giving them different character’s seriously the only one that has a great character is Roger because he plays a crazy, narcissistic, killer freaking role from day one on OLTL and he took that to GH without a… Read more »

Marta
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Marta

Correction which

shelle dale
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shelle dale

The problem with the characters is that were shoved down peoples throats and out of everyone character Michael Eastons is the one i like the best It is not Prospect Park they owned the characters and if he wanted to play john so bad why didn’t he go to PP and play him like roger did. What the actors do is their business but pp owned the characters and they got what they owned. ABC are just acting like spoiled babies. New characters have to be introduced gradually for audiences to accept them not shoved down peoples throats. HOW DO… Read more »

Lori
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Lori

GREAT POST!! and as the actors were on contract.. THEY WERE BEING PAID!! regardless if they showed up for work or not. ABC could of gradually added those actors as new characters but instead of slowing adding them back forced them on viewers. To be honest, I after 30 years of watch GH have turned it off, I cant stomach it anymore.

Charday
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Charday

I do like Easton (preferred his original GH characters, to Silas). I’m really over Kiki and Franco–next!

ethel
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ethel

i am a fan of michael easton & i support him in any role he plays………
i knew all that crap i was seeing on line was not true – so glad he finally spoke up & set the haters straight……………

Beth
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Beth

Loved Michael Easton,as John McBain on OLTL,and on GH! Since he’s my favorite,I’m giving him the chance he deserves playing his new role as Silas Clay. I was never a fan of GH until Michael,Roger,and Kristen came to Port Charles,now I love it! Keep up the good work Michael,you are a very talented,and handsome man!

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Has anyone seen Silis Clay on GH the past two weeks? Acting a lot like Lieutenant John McBain gone undercover as a doctor. Silas Clay is not an enduring character and will not last. Shame on Ron and Frank for destroying the integrity of John McBain. John McBain is one of the most important characters on OLTL. He is critical because he always interacts with everyone and no one better than Natalie. He has been the heart and sole of Llanview since 2003. Jolie Rocks. No better SOAP couple since Luke and Laura. JOLIE has had the best stories and… Read more »

Ashley
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Ashley

I agree that he has been acting like Lieutenant John McBain undercover-especially today. I wanted to LOL when Ava was questioning him if he’s a cop now bc of how he was questioning her..It seems as time goes on he’s more and more like John at times.

Terri
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Terri

I completely agree with your assessment of John and Natalie on OLTL their chemistry , history, friendship, love affair was by far the best I have ever seen on daytime. I wish Michael good luck on GH and know he will do fine but I keep hoping he may resurrect His character on PP like tSJ and RH did. I am so grateful to those actors for gifting the loyal OLTL fans like that.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Jolie is what brought me back to OLTL after many years away. ITA, they are OLTL’s answer to Luke&lLaura, Frisco&Felicia, Robert&Anna. I am fond of many of OLTL’s couples, but none of them ever captured my heart the way Jolie did.

Tali
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Tali

Agree with all the above! Love JOLIE!! Too bad RC is writing all his new characters like their old ones, noticed he has used old storylines of OLTL for GH. If he is as good as we think he was, you’d think he come up with NEW characters and NEW storylines!

Lyne
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Lyne

I love Michael Easton. I remember him playing in “Two” almost 20 years ago. That’s when I first saw him on tv… Even though it took me a little time to get used to Michael paying Silas Clay on GH, he’s such a terrific actor that he actually made me forget about John McBain. I’m glad he’s on GH and hope he will stay for a long time !

heidi
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heidi

I am glad he said what he said… they do deserve abit of time to get into these new characters. What is unfortunate is that each of these three new characters are so unlikeable and for me unlikeable translates to I don’t care about them or the stories they are in. Th most unfortunate is RH recast is the ile and disgusting Franco. At least with ME/Silas I am seeing that his character has a mutlitude of possibilities… he is tied to new and old characters and is looking to be the most intriquing if it is written well and… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Sorry for the typos… went to fast and in a hurry!

Terri
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Terri

Michael Easton is a class act I so wish oltl and pp could have worked things out so he could be online and on TV. I for one miss John and and Natalie and Liam. He and Melissa Archer will always be my favorite couple.

Tali
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Tali

Mine too!! JOLIE LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda
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Brenda

Sorry Michael I don’t think RC is doing the best he can. Silas is not a bad character but after he cures Danny there is no reason to stay same as John. RH being Franco is the reason I’m not watching GH right. Franco and Kiki were on every day and other characters that I want to see are on the backburner. Not good. Hire a new writer ABC and then I will watch again .

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

GH should hire Sri Rao, Wendy Riche or Claire Labine!

emily
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emily

Yes maddie!! I was thinking that the other day. Of WR and CL. I looked up Sri and saw the GH Night Shift credit, totally agree.

Tali
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Tali

It’s 1 p.m. here, have to go and watch reruns of the new OLTL on Oprah’s network! Miss you ME, but not GH at all.

priscilla
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priscilla

Im just happy ME was able to come back to GH where I think he belongs!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

I glad he is here now on GH!!

(NOTE) RC……..

GIVE SILAS and SAM A BABY GIRL!!

SHHHH! Dylan is having a baby with that (CHICK ON CBS)!

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Really?? Just like that… who cares if they have an established story, just hurry up and give them a baby… Then what?? It kills me people want instant couples without any build up or a story that makes sense. Sam is an established character on GH and they have already changed her so much just to put “Michael and Kelly” together. SMH, so while Danny is sick, they should just sleep together and have a baby and be one big happy family..

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Listen I DIDNT SAY IT WOULDNT BE LIKE THAT!!!!

THERE NOTHING WRONG IF SAM AND SILAS HAVE A BABY GIRL BY NEXT YEAR!!!

THE WRITERS MESSED UP SAM PREGANCEY WITH JASON IN2012 :

SOME FANS JASAM AND JOILE WILL BE PISS!!!!

BUT THEY WILL GO OVER IT!!!

Tali
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Tali

Kelly & Michael Fan – JaSam & Jolie Fans have 10 yrs of history we have watched and yes we’d be pissed. You just want what we have already had. Guess you need to get over it!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Is time to move JASAM AND JOILE FANS ALONG!!!!

NOW I WAS THE BIGGEST JASAM FRAN FAR BACK TO 2004

AND I WAS SORT OF SAD WHEN STEVE BURTON LEFT IN 2012 (OCT)

BUT SAM HAVENT BEEN WITH ANYBODY SINCEEARLY 20012

I SAY BRING IT ON…. OH YEAH A BABY IN 2014!!!!!!

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Well maybe if the writers properly told this story! Its nothing but agenda and forced. For Sam to move so quickly and the dialog given to her, this is not the Sam we all fell in love with. People accept ME, that’s fine, but they will never be the couple Jasam was, ever! The fact that the had to completely re write Jasam story, and their characters were re written to someone we no longer know, shows just how much RC failed. Do Silas and Sam have fans, sure they do, will it last, NO… it makes no sense considering… Read more »

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

well Tiffany I Have to disagree with you and this is the reason why!!!! Yeah Sam Mcall will always be tied to Jason Morgan And some fans will never accept Micheal Easton But some fans like myself, want Sam to have a full life now, 1). She have some money 2) She a little bit more matured 3).( THIS IS THE BIG ONE) SHE HASNT BEEN WITH ANOTHER MAN SINCE 2009 THAT WAS THE SEXY GREG VAUGHAN AKA LUCKY SPENCER But I hope RC/FV remember that!!!! Silas the character has soften now This will be a great time for him… Read more »

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

If Sam has not been with a man since 2009 then what was Danny Hatched from Pod??

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

sam havent been with another person since 2012

Thats my mistake sorry!!

Or 2011, is it 2011 or 2012 Daniel E. Morgan was conceived

…………..anyway I still want Mr. Silas Clay with Ms. Sam Morgan

…………did you read about the fan weekend with the General Hospital

………..Kelly Monaco said she have a nephew name “CALEB”

Very Instresting!!!!

Natalie who?

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

and yeah she hasnt been with another man since LUCKY SPENCER

SHE BEEN WITH JASON MORGAN SINCE 2009 AUGUST

THE LAST TIME SHE HAD SEX I THINK. …..IT WAS 2012 WITH JASON

I THINK IS WHEN SHE PREGANT

YOU HAVE TO FACT CHECK THAT INFO!!

Sally
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Sally

So disappointed with the PP/ABC issue . Unable to tolerate the “new ” characters for Alderson, Easton and Howarth. Happy to see OLTL again, however I am so disappointed that Cartini decimated so many OLTL characters and relationships. This is especially true for John and Natalie fans. Easton and Archer are magic together , truly golden. Would love to see Jolie and Liam again as a family. One can only hope!

Tali
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Tali

Totally Agree Sally!! Well said.

Heather
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Heather

Sally, I completely agree with your post. Easton and Archer together are ratings gold. Love how Melissa is his “fiery redhead”. Love these two. Hopefully we will see them working together again.

Jan
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Jan

I understand there are many details we are not privy to, however the ultimate success of these stories is dependent on the fans and with the way things are now I refuse to watch GH. Enough is enough!

Jake R.
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Jake R.

I don’t think many of you actually read the interview with ME; you just want to complain! And I don’t think many of you understand that ABC and the GH writers/producers LEGALLY had NO CHOICE but to create new roles for the “Llanview 3” and that they couldn’t keep ME as a cop and simply change his name to “Jack McVeigh” or something like that; they would risk even MORE LAWSUITS! So instead, they are making ME a doctor, which is a noble profession, just like being a cop is! And for all of you who complain that RH is… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

If they are like me, a former GH fan and always a OLTL fan………I work for myself and it passes the time of day in between busy times! That is WHY.

Lori
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Lori

“what the GH writers are now trying to do with the Franco character-he’s becoming a lovable yet reprehensible character .”
Um..No…..
What they have is .. Rodger playing Todd, whose playing Franco …playing TODD lite.

Robin
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Robin

Mr. Easton, would love to see you “reconnect” with your OLTL family.

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Ditto. OLTL and JOLIE forever!!

Christy
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Christy

the situation wasn’t the greatest, but I like him on GH, whomever he plays, and yes, Silas was jarring to begin with, which is a testiment to how well he was playing an annoying -no bedside manner- jerk of a doctor…. but I’m warming up to him as the character is showing more caring, little by little. I have the feeling that whatever went down between Silas and Ava is the reason he was such a jerk … and now he’s becoming more of a character you could like. same for kiki and franco. I like the actors well enough,… Read more »

Sara
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Sara

Michael Easton was made for the role of McBain .An oncologist, no way. The raw, broody cop with the steely blue eyes and the vibrant, fiery Natalie that knew how to push his buttons. How great would it be seeing them raising their son? Miss them like crazy!

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Absolutely. Glad to see that the JOLIE fans are speaking out!

Tali
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Tali

Way to go Sara, I agree! I’m also excited that most of these post are for JOLIE and wishing they were back!!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

ME TOO JOLIE FANS UNITE AND LET PP AND ME HOW MUCH WE MISS OUR JOLIE AND WANT THEM BACK!!!!!

Tiffany
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Tiffany

My resentment goes back from the day they arrived as the OLTL characters. The way he was introduced and the character assassination of Jason and Jason and Sam as a couple, not to mention what they did to Carly and Michael to fit these people in an established show. And the way the writing is.???? Its horrible and sad what has become of this show and the fact that the media, soap bloggers, and soap mags supports this writer and exec is so beyond me. The show has some real problems, and there’s not one media outlet that is willing… Read more »

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Ron and Frank, You need to let Kelly and Michael go. They don’t have any chemistry. Stop forcing it. It’s such a joke. Michael, please return to OLTL. You have smoking hot chemistry with Natalie and you are integral to the show’s success. It feels so empty without you and the police stories lack excitement and adventure. You bring that to the show as John McBain. You are this girl’s hero. Not only because you fight for everyone you love, always try to do the right thing, but your enduring love for Natalie. Please come back!

Sara
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Sara

HELL YES! COMPLETELY AGREE

Tali
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Tali

Hell yes, I do too!!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Wonderfully written I could not agree more!!

Melissa
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Melissa

The Jolie story is not finished. Michael and Melissa can knock this one out of the park. Are you listening PP?

Shannon
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Shannon

Would love to see these two together again, NOT a recast McBain. It just wouldn’t be the same. That would be a great gift to the fans that have supported them through the years.

Tali
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Tali

Agreed!

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

JOLIE and McBain fans,

Please continue to speak out. Hopefully, Prospect Park and Michael Easton will hear us. If Michael Easton returned to OLTL, I think OLTL would absolutely take off and be a huge success. Then Prospect Park would be able to afford to hire some more vintage characters back and create more vintage Llanview sets.

Prospect Park, Michael Easton playing John McBain is worth every penny and Michael, John McBain always steals the show, especially with his true love, Natalie. Please come back to One Life to Live!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Love your posts and agree 1 million Percent!!

Melissa
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Melissa

I too would love to see Michael Easton and Melissa Archer together again. Let’s face it Cartini destroyed them on G H and all for what? Jolie fans realize Michael and Melissa’s potential and want to see them continue their story with their son as a family. PP if you are truly want our feedback here it is. BRING BACK JOLIE PLEASE!

Stacy
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Stacy

Would love to see McBain return and fight for his family. Growing his character and having him pursue Natalie and be a father to his son would be wonderful to watch unfold. Jolie’s were hurt by Carlivati’s writing on GH. It really troubles and angers me that we were dealt those cards and their negative impact to OLTL storylines. Moving forward hopefully we will at some point see McBain return and really show us how Natalie and Liam “saved him.” As for Natalie with Cutter, “UGH”. Have a little fun Nat but hopefully not for too long!

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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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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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