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The SOS/Save Our Soaps Interview – General Hospital

card6-022609b.jpgAs our finale to the General Hospital coverage over the past month, On-Air OnSoaps takes a look at the state of the show from the fans perspective. One of the most innovative and consistent fan campaigns mounted in the history of soaps began several months ago, when “GH” fans of the popular couples: Sonny and Kate, Jax and Carly, Jason and Elizabeth and Patrick and Robin banded together to form SOS/Save Our Soap! General Hospital Campaign. These concerned fans are worried by the shows almost constant declining ratings, and what they view as the shows unwillingness to do anything to change that.

I spoke to the leaders of the campaign, Dana L. Meyer and Kecia K. Picard long-time “GH” viewers, and two women who have been working tirelessly to bring awareness to the powers-that-be of what the viewing audience feels is wrong with the show and how it can be put back on track. Each week, the SOS gals put out a press release reflecting the ratings and continue innovative efforts using multi-media to affect their cause. So without further adieu: I bring you Dana and Kecia telling it like it is in their terms!

UPDATED NOTE: Due to the internet fervor since this interview was published, On-Air On-Soaps would like to clarify that it is simply reporting a feature on an interesting item in the soap genre, and to give, in this instance, these SOS leaders an opportunity to express their views and opinions on the state of “GH” and what they hope to accomplish. On-Air On-Soaps is not officially endorsing this campaign by doing a piece on their efforts. We are a neutral ground for all opinions and views. Also, at the time this feature was conducted we were not informed that Scrubs board was no longer an official participant in the efforts of SOS/Save Our Soaps. On-Air On-Soaps understands and it is clear, Scrubs fans are indeed involved in the campaign.

MICHAEL:

How and why did the SOS, Save Our Soaps campaign start?

KECIA:

It was an interesting way it developed. There was no plan or plot… it just sort of evolved.

DANA:

It started out with small campaigns through different fan boards. We met up in chat rooms to discuss what was going on, and it began with small postcard campaigns. So, the Sonny and Kate fans, and the Jason and Liz, and the Patrick and Robin fans all started to realize a lot of our complaints about the show were the same. In other words, we had issues about the historical integrity of the storylines, and if they were character-driven. We began to realize the problems were bigger than just our couples being broken up.

MICHAEL:

How long has each of you watched “GH” faithfully?

DANA:

28 years.

KECIA:

22 years.

MICHAEL:

Two weeks ago, the ratings went up and a hit 2.0, which lately for “GH” was great. Why do you think that happened?

DANA:

Personally, people were interested in seeing the car crash and then, the very next day the show lost 400.000 viewers!

KECIA:

When they went from Tuesday to Wednesday they lost 400,000 viewers. Besides the car crash, Spinelli and Maxie were on Monday and Tuesday. Once those two plots were completed people had seen what they wanted to see. By the way, this was the first time since I believe May that the ratings went up.

Scrubs-Eachother.jpgMICHAEL:

How many fans are you in touch with per day?

KECIA:

We are in touch with a number of people because we also have a page on Face book and we get a lot of people who comment on that page. And we get comments via email and we have gotten comments from TristanRogers.com board saying that they are thrilled about the campaign and how unhappy they were with the show.

DANA:

We even made another postcard late into the postcard campaign. They wanted to see more involvement from the veteran characters as well and wanted us to send something out about those characters.

MICHAEL:

What did you think about Leslie Charleson (Monica) re-signing for a year?

KECIA:

I thought that was great.

DANA:

I did, too.

MICHAEL:

Do you think they will ever give her a major story again?

DANA:

At this point, probably not. When I was a teenager watching the show, I did not watch for the teen stories. I watched for the adult stories and their interaction with the teens. One of my all-time favorite couples was Alan and Monica.

mfDana.jpgMICHAEL:

So interesting you say that. It seems that teenagers don’t watch the soaps necessarily to see teenage storylines. They actually seem to like the adult stories, since it’s a departure from their everyday lives. And on many soaps, those summer storylines seem to bomb.

KECIA:

I agree completely. They tend to rush the stories with the kids, because they want it to be over in the summer. So not only are you not interested in the storyline, you don’t even have time to become invested in the storyline if you were interested in it. My complaint is they rush them.

MICHAEL:

Is there anything you like on “GH” currently?

KECIA:

It is hard to answer that and it’s heartbreaking. I remember a few years ago. I watched every day and tivo’d it because I work. I would watch it when I got home, and then I would watch it on SOAPnet at night. I would watch it twice. And now, I have to force myself to watch it three times a week because I don’t enjoy watching it at all… but it’s my soap!

DANA:

It’s kind of that trap. I don’t want to watch it, but you almost are hopeful!

KECIA:

I feel if I am going to fight to make it better than I need to know what is going on right now.

MICHAEL:

The perception of the fans at many times by people in or out of the soap industry seems to think their intelligence is compromised or they are just “nuts”. When in fact, many are extremely bright and know exactly what is going on! Does that bother you?

KECIA:

I agree. Yes, it does bother me that we are lumped in as a bunch of online crazies. There are maybe a few hundred ‘onliners’ who are immature and don’t know what they are talking about, but that is not everyone.

MICHAEL:

When you are on the message boards are you slamming stars or characters, or do you offer constructive criticism?

KECIA:

I have slammed characters because they deserved it! I don’t slam actors or actresses because they are not the ones who writes the show.

MICHAEL:

Let’s go back to the beginning of the genesis of the campaign. You can take me through from the start to where we are at now in August.

Liason-Saving.jpgKECIA:

It was in mid-March, when we realized we had similar complaints, and we felt we were not being heard. We started doing small campaigns jointly, promoting our couples as well as our small campaigns promoting “GH”. And as that was going on, the idea for Save Our Soaps began. We decided to do a large scale postcard campaign. We had some of the girls who are designers by trade do postcards for us. We had them professionally printed and had them mailed to fans in the US and Canada, who volunteered to mail them to the actors and actresses we were supporting, to the executives at ABC, and the executives at Disney. We wanted to let them know we were all united in our goals to get a better General Hospital. “Give us the “GH” we fell in love with 10, 20 or 30 years ago, that has disappeared from the world.” And in that, we then started doing press releases, because the postcards are great, but we wanted this campaign to continue. We did not want the perception to be, we send postcards and now we are finished. We are serious.

DANA:

In other words, we are in this for the long term. It wasn’t just, postcards were sent in now we are done and we will wait and see. We knew we had a fight on our hands.

MICHAEL:

Has anyone at the show or the network contacted you?

KECIA AND DANA: (in unison)

No.

MICHAEL:

Who are the “GH” brass that you wrote to?

DANA:

Iger, Sweeney, Dolph, Frons, Guza, and now Griffith to name a few. They get a copy of the press release every week faxed directly to them. On our cover sheet all their names are listed, so each of them knows who we sent it to.

MICHAEL:

Tell me the fans groups involved.

CarJax-1Day.jpgDANA:

Scrubs, CarJax, Skate, Liason, and we have had some people from Tristan Rogers board and keep them involved.

KECIA:

It’s interesting we will talk about topics from our group and Tristan will publish something around the same time.

MICHAEL:

If you got the chance to produce the show for the day and put “GH” back on track, what does it need to make you want to watch it?

DANA:

It’s an interesting question and makes one think. It’s a shame they were not going with some things that were working. I mean, let’s face it. There were some writing issues and even before the car crash we commented that the storylines were a wreck In November of 2008 several couples were broken apart and several storylines were going in crazy directions. However, viewers hung in there because they still had hope that it would turn around. They thought, “Maybe they will get our couples back together. Maybe they are just veering temporarily in a different direction for a little while, and there is a neat twist. Then everything will be back on track.” Then in February 2009 that did not happen. It blew apart and all of a sudden nothing made sense. It may sound corny, but maybe we should go back to last November and have Sonny wake up from a bad dream.

MICHAEL:

Every time they seemed to have gotten Jason and Elizabeth close, the power-that-be have changed course. Why do you think that is?

kikiSteve.jpgKECIA:

As a Jason and Elizabeth fan, we ask ourselves that all of the time. We do not want Jason with Sam. Personally, I have not been a fan of Sam since she came on the show. I thought they thought she was a Brenda replacement and she just wasn’t. When Sam has been with Jason she becomes mousy, and she can’t do anything for herself. All she does it talk about how independent she is and how equal she is to Jason, yet she can’t walk up the stairs without falling down.

MICHAEL:

Why do you think they break them up… an underlying agenda?

KECIA:

One, an underlying agenda. Two, someone thinks if they put Elizabeth and Jason together it’s going to end up being a boring story.

MICHAEL:

If you want to save “GH” what would you do? Bring in new actors? Get a new writer? Fire the producer? If you have your druthers…. what would you do first?

KECIA:

If I had my druthers, I would tie up loose ends of storylines that are going on right now, so that they were done. I would get rid of characters I find useless. One of them would be Sam. I don’t see her as having a use on the show anymore. She has come on and done what she was meant to do. She has slept with every one in town, so all she has left to do is sleep with Michael and then she would have slept with all of Sonny’s family. I would get rid of Claudia as well. Sarah Brown (Claudia) is great, but I don’t think there is a purpose for Claudia anymore. She is ruining Sonny. I would tie-down and narrow down the mob and get more to the hospital because the show is called General Hospital. I don’t mind the mob; I just don’t want it to be mob 100% of the time that is not what it was supposed to be. There should be a balance, and a big balance. I would put the couples together that were working.

danaMorgan.jpgDANA:

I agree with her. I would make it less mob centered. I feel it’s all consuming. I have become more of a fan of Jason and Elizabeth over the last couple of years and I really see potential there. I feel so bad for Liason fans that have been fighting for 10 years to get their couple together. I will say in regards to Sonny and Kate, what disturbed me the most was when they brought Olivia in and every three days they kept re-writing some things. Over time it became more like they were playing up Olivia’s importance. The Kate fans were like, “Hey, this Olivia character is starting to take over Kate’s story!” Then it made less sense, when they said Olivia is like a sister to Connie. And now we are finding out that Olivia is supposedly a childhood friend of Sonny’s and Olivia has a big mouth. Why wouldn’t she tell Connie about his being beat as a child? It made no sense, especially if they were as close as sisters and Olivia liked to talk a lot. There are so many holes in the storyline. If I were an Olivia fan, I would be ticked that they keep changing her story. A few weeks ago she did not know what Dante did for living. Now she seems like she is in on it and knows.

MICHAEL:

Was there an actor who won you over, who perhaps when they first came on the air you did not like?

Dana:

At first, I was not sure if I liked Kate with Sonny until the Father’s Day episode in 2007 and there was this undercurrent where I thought, “I think I like them as a couple.” It seemed like between Maurice and Megan there was a connection. I think when Maurice is in scenes with Sarah Brown sometimes it feels like there is a competition going on, like, “Can we zing each other here?” Between Maurice and Megan there was a different connection. They kept each other on their toes, but it didn’t feel like a competition. And if you go back and look at the ratings…the ratings were very high in the episodes that Sonny and Kate were in story together.

MICHAEL:

In your perception, do you really think the powers-that-be are trying to kill the show?

postcard_skate03.jpgDANA:

I think that is what is giving the viewers the question mark. Are they trying to get it cancelled?

KECIA:

That is a question that a lot of fans ask…because a lot of fans have been saying this to up to a year. The numbers are dropping and it’s as if they are wanting “GH” to fail and that is ludicrous. Why would they not make changes?

MICHAEL:

What is the next step for SOS campaign? Do you feel at all frustrated that there is no response from the higher-ups to all your efforts?

KECIA:

I don’t feel frustrated at all and we are getting more notice all the time. We are getting more people finding out about us and wanting to know how they can help.

DANA:

I think more fans want to wait to help. I think the postcards are their way to help and phone calls. We feel like right now with our press releases, and by going week to week and looking at the ratings and the storylines we are making a statement. We are going, “Hey the emperor has no clothes,” and we are more than happy to point it out.

kiki2.jpgKECIA:

Now that I am so disillusioned with General Hospital, As the World Turns is my fall back soap. When I can’t stand “GH”, I go to “ATWT” and “GL”. These CBS soaps were the first time I saw Laura Wright (Carly) and Rick Hearst (Ex-Ric) and it was there that I thought and knew they were great actors.

MICHAEL:

You are launching an official SOS website?

DANA:

Yes. It’s almost done, www.saveoursoapgh.com!

MICHAEL:

I hear there is an official ten remedies from SOS on how to fix “GH”. It’s sort of like David Letterman’s top ten?

DANA:

danaHeadshot.jpgWe do not do this as a list, because on different days people have different feeling about it. So we just list ten in no order. 1) Character driven storylines- I like to point out that the word “line” points out to something that continues and keeps going… something that isn’t dropped. 2) Character development– characters become one dimensional character’s instead of letting them develop and grow. 3) Historical continuity or integrity- that’s a big one to us. It’s like the fans who have watched for many years don’t matter or they are think we are senile because they can’t remember. 4) Respect for their characters- I think of Agnes Nixon and All My Children and the fact that they called it “AMC”. What would you call “GH” right now? 5) Emotional balance– the idea of light and dark and not letting the characters be one-dimensional. If they want something funny, pull out Max and Diane and if they want something dark, well then maybe Sonny, but can we have Sonny light, too? Let the character have more spectrums. 6) Focus on families 7) Enduring couples to root for 8) Less Sleaze 9) Heightened Romance 10) An enjoyable escape.

MICHAEL:

It’s very obvious you care so much about the show or you would not be taking the time to do this.

KECIA:

The reason we are fighting is we are passionate about the “GH” we fell in love with and we want it back.

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I am a member of SOS and agree with the whole agenda, these people are trying and that is more then GH has done, and so true Maurice And Megan to me are the Bogie & Bacall of daytime, now they bring in Lisa LoCiero who is just soooo boring and to give her Kate’s s/l began the fall of GH in the ratings, tptb have made a big mistake and do not have the guts to admit it…

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I think you should do another wiith the founding member of “Protest ABC Across America” Ronda Kennedy.. you can email her at protestabcacrossamerica@gmail.com . This is such a great idea.. Thanks for all you do?

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GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

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On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

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What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Breaks Three Years of Sobriety, Carly Locks Up Nelle, Nikolas & Liz Continue to Reconnect

As 80%, as of now, in the US are reported to be homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest ratings for the week of March 23, 2020, GH drew 2.57 million viewers,- its strongest week since March 19, 2018.  So, more eyeballs are tuning-in to the drama in Port Charles.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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