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Ryan Carnes Back Taping At General Hospital & His New Movie To Hit Theatres February 9th!

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The buzz over the last 24 hours for GH fans has been over reports that Ryan Carnes is back on set this week at General Hospital reprising his role of Lucas Jones.

In fact,  GH posted a photo with Carnes, and his on-screen mom, Jackie Zeman (Bobbie).   Look for Ryan to be on-air sometime in February.

The last time viewers had a sighting of Lucas was back in the summer of 2017 when his father, Julian (William deVry) was put behind bars.

As to what is the status to the couple known as “Brucas”, and Parry Shen’s character of Brad, no word on that.   Carnes had been on recurring status with the ABC daytime drama series.

Meanwhile, Carnes’ new film, La Boda De Valentina will hit movie theatres in the US and Mexico on February 9th.

So, what do you think brings Lucas back in story?  Let us know. But first, after the jump, watch the trailer featuring Ryan in the upcoming film release of La Boda De Valentina.

 

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Satan
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Satan

Welcome back Lucas Jones! It’s ridiculous that this show would rather hire newbie doctors than give airtime to a GH legacy character (by means of his adoptive family more than his bio dad, obviously) Marrying Lucas to Brad was probably a mistake, in retrospect, because Brad was always written as a ridiculous throwaway character, and when they finally did throw him away, for the most part, they dumped Lucas with him, just because he was Brad’s husband. I really could care less if Brad stays gone, but let’s see a little love for the son of Bobbie Spencer & Tony… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

I’d love to see Ryan in a romantic comedy. Not exactly what I pictured him doing, but he’s got my attention!

As far as GH, I’m glad the cast have other projects, because I love watching them. The show has just become intolerable to watch and I don’t like to suffer–so good for Ryan and me.

Rodd
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Rodd

Super thrilled to have him back! Hope it’s not just for a day so he can tell us how mad Lucas is that Julian is out of jail. Rather want to see the rest of his an Brad’s story. They mentioned they were adopting. They tempted us with Britt being back on the scene. Why, oh, why can’t we have our Lucas and Brad back getting into trouble with Britt and Felix and Epiphany when it was fun to watch and had hospital characters we cared about???? Please Soap Gods, if you’re listening, bring them back for a good story… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

The absence of Brad in Britt’s all-too-brief re-emergence in Port Charles was particularly egregious! Her BFF would have definitely hightailed it down to the pokey to visit her if only for a sumptuous snark session….they both had so much catching up to do since her last hasty departure! Even if these two had only shared a single scene together, it would have meant a lot to “The Britch’s” fans who found the eventually genuine friendship with her former lab lackey to be one of the best things about both of these characters!

Rodd
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Rodd

Totally agree. Would have loved to have seen that. It’s not too late, is it? Where exactly is Britt; I don’t recall?

Celia
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Celia

Those two are classic, Shaybelle….and, Ryan Carnes is HOT, n’est-ce-pas?
I should hold my tongue, though, before RODD decides to excoriate me by “putting me in my place”…..not allowed to give an opinion, as far as he’s concerned.
I just wonder, if we will ever see Britt or Brad again. They shone such a legere light on all that is GH—engaging personally, and professionally, in a hospital setting, as it should be—some of the flavor is gone.

Celia
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Celia

Shay, amica cara, do not get taken in. I question everything and everyone. There is a word in Italian that transcends every translation….English, French, German. “Scaltra”(fm), which goes beyond ‘sly’….I am learning, LOL to use my sharper wits, LOL. I am not easily fooled on these sites as I used to be. Anyway, I have never seen the attraction between Lucas and Brad. I know Parry is not gay…and it shows. His portrayal is not authentic, as Lucas’ ( do not know if he’s gay). The couple is mismatched. I think we need more gays on the show. Brad is… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…….Well, if the GH showrunners bother to notice the positive responses Britt receives whenever she makes one of her abbreviated appearances in Port Charles, then she should soon be back with a vengeance! And with the NB once again just around the corner, what would be a better time for her to get an early release from jail in order for she and her buddy Brad to “Dish the light fantastic” over all the details of this annual event?

Patrick
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Patrick

“oh, Shay” I would LOVE…. L – O – V – E LOVE my darling Britta to make a mere second appearance… for the love lorn…… me in peticular… a lady love dance royale

Britta is a full fledged Nathan 100 % belong being stud muffin get piece his first

like the live appareance.. want the real thing on tv

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhh, Shay…you’re too good-hearted and ‘misdiagnosed’ my cryptic comment. ….not talking about characters on our soaps…..talking about ‘characters’ on these sites.
What is soooo obvious to me, is not so transparent to you, bella cara.
Beware with whom you engage in conversation…..the very person who came out of the blue, a few weeks ago, only to drag me through the mud, for no apparent reason, but using the same language as another. I may be younger than most here, but I am not stupid.
Later, amica.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

You said the same exact thing I was thinking. Bravo!!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Sorry, Rodd, but as much as I like Lucas, I can’t stand the thought of him getting back together, with that little worm, Brad. Bad enough the stuff he got into helping Britch with her scheme, but messing up Finn, and blackmailing him, was enough for me. Hope to never see his miserable face again, around GH, with or without Lucas.

Rodd
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Rodd

I understand where you’re coming from. I just miss the old dastardly but funny Brad and his exploits with Britt. I wish the former writing regime hadn’t made him so dark the last go around.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Violet…if I remember correctly we were led to believe it was Brad who changed Finn’s results but it was Dr. O? I can kind of understand why Brad was so bitter; he DID help Finn develop the cure and then Finn just cut him out of the loop moneywise. And thoug Finn donated the proceeds to save the hospital which was amazingly magnanimous he did harshly exlude Brad. That would infuriate anyone…the injustice, ingratitude. Now, honestly…I could be remembering this wrong. It’s what I THINK happened…if so…while Brad was “not playing nice” he did, on the other hand, help… Read more »

Joe Wells
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Joe Wells

What you said! 😀

Celia
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Celia

Rodd,
My most heartfelt apologies….I mean that sincerely, for getting you confused with Reed. Please, I beg you to forgive me. As soon as I realized my mistake, I took to my ipad to say how sorry I am.
Take care.

Rodd
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Rodd

No harm. Mistakes happen. Have a great day!

Celia
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Celia

@Rodd.
Thank you, Rodd. You personify the true definition of what makes a gentleman. God bless!!

Jimh
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Jimh

I almost forgot about him…

jeffrie
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jeffrie

Looking forward to Lucas back on screen!Maybe the writers could have some interaction with Carly and knock some sense into her for being so obnoxious in the whole Drew and Jason saga!Her treatment of Drew was so bad and hard to watch!Love me some Bobbie thou and on that note
more Laura and Kevin!!!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Carly’s obnoxious to too many to count. I’d like to see someone knock her out as opposed to having sense knocked into her. LOL…my most hated character. (And not someone I love to hate…just can’t stand her.)

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Rebecca 1, I guess we should just agree to dissagree about Brad, as I can’t seem to see the good in the character, but I like the actor. I do thoroughly agree with you about Carly, can’t stand that woman!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Violet…I was sort of playing devil’s advocate; I, too, was annoyed with Brad this last go round. I do feel it’s a shame that they had him regress a bit in the sense that he was so adversarial and underhanded with Finn. I DID think he was great with Britt as “besties”…the scenes quite a while back with the two of them eating ice cream and watching the Nurses Ball on TV were so fun (in my opinion). And, I like how he became a better person when he dated/married Lucas. So, in essence, I didn’t like him this… Read more »

K/kay
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K/kay

Why are you bothering a chance with a legacy character to tell a great story and you blew it

Celia
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Celia

K/kay….I wanted to privately say good-bye to you, re the GH threads….I will see you “at” Y&R…love you.

Jacob
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Jacob

It’s hard to believe that we’re looking back at Felix/Britt/Brad et al as the good old days already. 🙂 I thought it was a fun era but everyone dumped on it so much, especially whatshername, the fairy princess girl that took Robin’s place and then just couldn’t catch a break… everyone hated her online to the point where it was a little weird. Anyway, that actually was a decent time of the soap in that we had drama actually in the hospital on a show called General Hospital. Happy that Lucas is back in whatever form – It was amazing,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Jacob…I certainly never dumped on the Britt and Brad connection…they were golden! Comedy at its best! Now I do recall that when he first came on the GH scene, I found Brad’s predatory act a bit creepy, but once he dispensed with that, I considered his labtime chicanery quite amusing! It’s just a shame that his character’s promising backstory was brushed aside for less interesting, more contrived plotlines of the time like Sab’s whole Ugly Betty/Disney fantasy, which, yes, I fully admit to absolutely abhoring…and I’m glad to know I was not alone according to your post!!! (Her goody-two-shoes Cinderella… Read more »

mike
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mike

Glad he is back, hope he forgets his shirt.

Rodd
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Rodd

LOL! Yep.

Shay
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Shay

@Rodd…..Isn’t Britt in the slammer, aka, “paying her debt to society????” (In other words, “cold storage” until the writers decide to trot her out again….which we hope shall be sooner rather than later!)

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

I love the Lucas character, but dislike Brad. Pair Lucas either with Felix or a new character. But I would like a gay character on the canvas.

Rodd
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Rodd

Interesting thought. What if Peter was gay? I think the Lucas and Felix ship has sailed, though.

Shay
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Shay

@Rodd…I do believe that Lulu and Peter are headed for a tete a tete, but perhaps he will prove to be “flexible” when it comes to his romantic choices, which could prove interesting for the future. Of course, we are uncertain as to the duration of this character’s stay in Port Charles…is he simply yet another “temporary” villain, or will he earn a more permanent spot on the GH canvas?

Lisa
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Lisa

Love Lucas, don’t really care about Brad.
Where the heck is Felix – I miss him ….such a great character.
As to why TPTB are bringing Lucas back – I’m sure it will have something to do with Julian.

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

If i remember correctly Bobbie a couple of months mentioned that Lucas and Brad were trying to adopt.So maybe when we see Lucas again we get an update on that.

Timmm
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Timmm

Maybe Joss gets pregnant and Lucas adopts her baby?

Alberto
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Alberto

The movie looks like it’s gonna be a great vehicle for Ryan. Hope it does really well and his star shines even brighter for more of the world to see and appreciate.

Timmm
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Timmm

Everyone gets excited about Lucas. Why not bring him on and ice Nathan, Lulu, Dante, Peter and Helle? And the gay thing, why even go there full time? Okay, Lucas is gay, so what, write a good story he can sink his teeth into and then have him sit in Charlies Pub and complained to Julian that there are not enough single men in PC! Make it secondary until its not. Being gay is no longer and OMG TV moment!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I would like GH to focus on legacy characters and those characters with ties to such. In last decade though, it seems the ties have been made to give us a momentary thrill, with no real concern for history, back story, or future. they push believability even more than the stretch we allow in this storytelling genre. I have watched soaps most of my life and I understand soap family trees are like weedy thick underbrush more than a stately oak. Carnes’s Lucas may come back after a marriage fail, thus keeping Brad in the annals of GH history. What… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I like the way you think, Iakovos. I did say, Lucas would be better served with someone else, other than Brad.
Don’t get me wrong, I truly like Brad…just not with Lucas.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Cameron Mathison Joins General Hospital

Big casting news! Daytime favorite, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) is heading to General Hospital.  

Mathison, who will finish up his run as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family when its final season ends in August, will be joining the ABC soap opera.

No word yet on what role Cameron will play and when he will debut.  Deadline broke the news of the newest GH cast member,

Throughout his acting career, Mathison has earned two Daytime Emmy Supporting Actor nominations in 2002 and 2004 for his work on AMC.

In a statement on joining the legacy series, Cameron said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the General Hospital family!  Incredibly grateful to (Executive Producer) Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me in such an iconic show.  I feel like a kid at Christmas, as I’ll also be continuing making Hallmark movies and be part of that family as well.  So so excited… thank you!”

So excited that Cameron is coming to Port Charles? What role will he or should he play? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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