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Steve Burton Talks About His Departure From GH & Chokes Back Tears saying,"It'll Be Hard" – Watch the Video!

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One of the all-time most popular actors and characters ever to grace General Hospital, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) spoke to ABC News about his upcoming departure from the 49-year-old soap opera after being with the show for 21 years.

During the video interview, Burton talks about his decision to move his family to their new home in Nashville.   The interview also points out that it is confirmed that Burton will be seen on air into November, although he last tapes his final GH episode at the end of this month.

The most poignant moment came at the end of the interview piece when Burton tried to share his emotions and thoughts on what it was going to be like not driving to the ABC  lot every day and seeing all the beloved cast and crew that he has been with for so many years and that have been a major part of his life.  Choking back tears, Steve admitted, “It’ll be hard.”

Moving on to other projects, including the one mentioned previously with James Franco, wanting to produce and direct, and continuing on with Port Chuck – his band with fellow castmates, Brandon Barash, Scott Reeves and Bradford Anderson were mentioned as all a part of Burton’s plan post-GH, as well as the unknown to see where his career can go next.

After the jump, watch Steve’s comments, and if you were like us, you may need a hankie, when he realizes time is getting close for the Daytime Emmy winner to film his final moments as Jason.

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Chris
Chris

I had the opportunity to meet him quite a few times & to know this has been his dream for a LONG time. I wish him nothing but the best.he is a sweetheart of a guy and you can’t want anything but the best for him..it will be sad & GH will be different but don’t we all want our dreams to come true& to try new things??

florence
florence

OMG steve burton gonna be miss GH wont be the same without Jason Morgan. you must follow your dream goo luck God blessyou and your family. Thanks for the memory. Adieu .

tasneem
tasneem

Wow I’m gonna miss Jason. Can still remember the classic episodes with Carly Sonny AJ Brenda Jagger Karen Stone and Robin. Wow so long ago. I will always have my memories. I wish Steve the best and hope he comes back for guest appearances

Trapper
Trapper

Incredibly sad for GH, but I wish him well. If he’s going to do anything else, now is the time. I always remember Nathan Fillion talking about the advice that Bob Woods gave him. He told Nathan that soap work was like “golden handcuffs”, and that he’d have to leave to be able to really try anything.

Scott
Scott

I wish Steve nothing but the best in his future projects, however, the exit of Jason Morgan is one that is long over-due, especially given the horrific treatment of JaSam as a supercouple on “General Hospital”.

heidi
heidi

Thank you Michael! Please do a video interview with Steve for all of us!!! He is my fave and I am sad to hear he’s leaving… even though I am happy for him and his family! You do such a great job with your interviews and we know you like him… so you could do a great interview!!! Oh you could also have him on your next podcast!

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

So Sad , but I wish Steve Burton the best life has to offer. Whatever he does I will be there to support him. To the TV and Movie world take notice of this incredible actor and treat our Jason with all the respect he deserves. Thank you Steve for entertaining us these last 21 years.

B.J.
B.J.

I wish Steve the best in all his new endeavors. He’s provided a lot of entertainment for us, for many years.

Look forward to seeing him elsewhere… but not with James Franco though. 😉

Betty
Betty

Still not buying that Steve did not want to be around for the 50th Anniv. storylines coming up. The reason he isn’t because FV and Steve could not work out a schedule for him whlle living in TN full time. If Phelps and Frons were still here Steve would be staying with the show……no question. Phelps and Frons would have worked out something for Steve to get him to stay. They adored SB. The current regime? Not so much. JMO.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I highly doubt the outcome would be different if Phelps and Fronzilla were still there.

mimi
mimi

aww i sure will miss steve/jason on gh hes one of the best but i wish him and his family all the best in life 🙁

LLATWTFan
LLATWTFan

I will miss him so much! Jason and Sam are the best! I’ve loved Steve since I first saw him on Days of Our Lives and loved him on Out of This World. I’m sure I’ll find him somewhere again! Maybe he’ll be back on GH or DOOL or on to YR? I’m crossing my fingers. He’s so talented and not to hard on the eyes!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Sad to see him go, but I completely understand. Hopefully TPTB will find a way to have him return for the 50th anniversary…him and Robin! 🙂

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Awww…he really did get choked up….

krktoday
krktoday

Steve was signing autograph’s in Sear’s when me and my daughter went to the mall to meet him. He was still a Quartermaine back then and not yet dating Keesha. We were the only two there to meet him. He was really nice. After his accident and he became a hitman for Sonny he got so popular so fast you could no longer just walk up to him for a autograph because of the tremendous crowd’s. He has come a long way with GH. I wish he wasn’t leaving right now with the show already in such a fight to stay on the air. Regardless he has done a lot for GH and GH has done a lot for him. I wish him well and I hope the show doesn’t slip in the rating’s when he is gone.

Youngfan
Youngfan

I will miss watching steve he is amazing not to mention hot. I cried my eyes out when I seen he was leaving. I will see port chuck and pay the maximum just to see him up close. Hope he comes back to gh it wont be the same without him.

florence jeune
florence jeune

OMG GH will never be the same without Jason Morgan, Steve Burton do what you need to do follow your dream , be happy . I wish you and your family all the best. God bless we love you always . Adieu thanks for the memories.

barbara silver
barbara silver

bring steve burton back

Arleen Heintzelman
Arleen Heintzelman

I have been watching GF for about 40 years, as long as I have been in this country. Steve Burton is a great actor and I have enjoyed watching him for over 20 years and wish him well. I miss seeing him in the story but sometimes you have to take a leap and try something you have wanted to try for a long time. I wish him and his family well and will tune into the rival show once in awhile to see him.

Tina R Lewis
Tina R Lewis

Steve (Jason) Was The Main Reason I Watched GH!!! As Steve Said…We The Fans Don’t Know What Goes On Behind Closed Doors!!! GH What Were You Thinking???

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Dominic Zamprogna Confirms He Is Done At GH

Another General Hospital favorite has left the building.  After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon by Dominic Zamprogna that he has left the ABC daytime drama series, and his role of nine years; that of Dante Falconeri.

In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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