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Trevor St. John On If He Will Show Up On GH Says, "Not Going To Happen!"

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One Life to Live favorite Trevor St. John, who was last seen in the very last scene of the 43 year old soap’s finale, as a tied and bound very much alive Victor Jr., has legions of fans hoping that with all the Llanview crossovers going back and forth to General Hospital, that he too would indeed be making an appearance for some unfinished storyline business with Todd (Roger Howarth) and Tea (Florencia Lozano).

However in an interview with Soap Opera Uncensored’s Nelson Branco, when posed the question if he would be next to make a cameo on GH,  St. John replied, “Not going to happen.”   Now, this would seem to end speculation that Trevor would make a return to daytime this summer.   But as we know, we didn’t think St. John was going back to One Life for the finale, and that was kept tightly under wraps.   So it would appear from all accounts, Trevor is moving forward with his motion picture and primetime television career at this point, especially after his critical success in In The Family and working on the new Tarzan motion capture feature.

Additionally, St. John was asked by Branco if his soap career has helped or provided obstacles with his chances in garnering acting gigs in the mainstream in which St. John replied, “Mostly hurt. The stigma still exists in some instances. But it has helped because I’m a better actor now. “

Let us know if you are disappointed that Trevor is not going to show up in Port Charles?

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Heather
Heather

As much as I miss OLTL, I’m not disappointed that Trevor is not going to GH. We don’t need any more OLTL characters on GH.

GH is GH and OLTL is OLTL. Thank you very much.

Lisa
Lisa

GH is OLTL now in case you haven’t noticed.

Rob
Rob

The infusion of OLTL into GH is whts keeping it alive.

TRW
TRW

If there wasnt OLTL on GH I sure wouldn’t be watching. The more the merrier!

mike
mike

I think GH would already be dead without the OLTL infusion. It’s the only reason I watch.

david
david

What an exaggeration. Most of the best from OLTL are not present. A few actors have not transformed GH into OLTL. Violent storylines still dominate. Old GH characters have returned. There’s plenty for GH fans to enjoy.

S.O.S
S.O.S

Yes, because having 4 OLTL actors out of more than 30 GH actors, is TOTALLY the same as taking over.
Soap actors move from soap to soap all the time, and have been doing it for decades. Get over yourself. There is nothing wrong with new characters being brought onto the show. If those characters had moved over and OLTL was still on the air, you’d have nothing to say. In fact, they HAVE done it before, and nobody complained. Skye was on AMC, OLTL and GH. Anna was on AMC as well. Both with their same characters.
I would never have started watching GH again (after stopping 15-20 yrs ago) if it wasn’t for these characters moving over. But, now I’m getting into it again. Don’t be so ungrateful for new fans and higher ratings if you don’t want to lose your show like we lost ours (which, FYI, you almost did if it hadn’t been for OLTL and AMC fans boycotting the network except for GH).

brian
brian

to s.o.s.

wow !

your comment and over all explanation of charactes moving from show to show is excellent . and like you, its the legacy of all the abc soaps being used, and hopefully continuing, weaved into General Hospital that has brought me back to watching.

I love the way Todd Manning talks about his family in Landview on General Hospital. It makes such a connection for the viewers at home… all of Landview is still out there.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

brian, The last thing General Hospital needs in port charles is ERicka Kane, There were far more interesting characters from Pine valley to bring over then her, and they can act to.

brian
brian

Hey Barbara T.

Was just trying to show some compasion for all the AMC fans…. like I said, I never really watched it, just know that Ericka was a fashion model.

Deb O.
Deb O.

I haven’t watched the GH espisodes with the OLTL characters yet. Thanks to the Web, I’ll catch them later. But let’s not turn what might be the only thing saving any part of either program into a war. I was a GH fan as long as Robert Scorpio was on, which was years. I watched OLTL from 2004 until it was canceled. If doing a little combining makes keeping at least one soap on the air profitable for ABC, at least that’s something. As for TSJ, I loved his Todd, and would love to see him on GH. Whether it will happen is still anyone’s guess. Let’s not forget how convincing ABC AND TSJ were about Todd’s “execution.” To really know what TSJ said, you have to know the wording of the specific questions asked. I’m not saying I think he will come back; but if ABC can justify spending the money and thinks it will improve ratings, especially during November sweeps, they might be able to pay him for, oh say, two-days’ shoothing, which could be stretched over two or three weeks of appearances. 😀 If TSJ was so sure he would never pllay Todd again, “Victor” would not still be alive.

boes
boes

I hope this is a smokescreen and he does show up, if even for only a short time. I’d love to see that storyline wrapped up.

How stupid that a stint in soaps is still a barrier to some in the acting world. By all accounts, no-one in primetime or movies works anywhere near as hard as soap actors do on a consistent basis, and over my lifetime I’ve seen many excellent actors turn in performance after performance on the soaps that can rival most anything actors in other mediums can do. AND, they do it at a pace that many in other mediums couldn’t sustain. How silly to diss that talent.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

dtto

Blake
Blake

I agree. Those stars know they couldn’t handle all that work.

I really can’t former soap actors who trash it or are embarrassed of it. They wouldn’t be where they are without it and wouldn’t be as good an actor without it.

Nancy
Nancy

I think he will come for a couple shows. He cannot give it away. Why would they even bring Tea to GH if not to end the Victor story. I miss OLTL so much.

Kathy
Kathy

I miss Trevor’s character so much. It would make me so happy to see him on General Hospital for a little while, so we can all stop thinking about him being locked up by that crazy woman, and so that we can watch him work his magic on Tea.

Barbara
Barbara

I love OLTL and the ending gave me hope for a return of VICTOR JR ( Todd to me ), to GH to face Todd and a reunion with Tea for a happy ending.

Brinard
Brinard

RIIIIIIGHT!! Just like he confirmed he wasn’t going to be on OLTL before the end ;)….we’re onto you Trevor.

TRW
TRW

exactly. We’ll see him in september.

melissa
melissa

Really a TSJ fan…Actually more so the RH..I was hoping we would see him at some
point.As a longtime GH and OLTL fan I love seeing my OLTL favs on GH.Only makes it better.Would love to see Bo some day if only briefly..Really miss them all.Really dislike ABC for making such a HUGE mistake!

Sandy
Sandy

Totally disappointed, OLTL fans need closure!
Love all the OLTL people on GH!!!

Kathy
Kathy

Sandy, you are so right. Bring most of them back for cameos. They are probably still on the payroll anyway!

Jen
Jen

I <3 Trevor! He's amazing! GH would be lucky to have such a talented actor. I am a fan of both shows. It wouldn't hurt GH to have more OLTL characters.

Bonnie
Bonnie

If they are bringing OLTL people on board, I think a visit from PIne Valley would bve even better. It would have been nice to see Trevor tie (pun intended) up his storyline, but it sounds like he has moved on from daytime.

brian
brian

I never really watched All My Children but did watch One Life to Live for 32 years, and am so grateful for some appearing on General Hospital now. I hope that the same will happen for you soon.

If we stopped and thought about it… Kate Howard must surely know who Erica Kane is !!!

Kashi
Kashi

Very disappointed Trevor is not considering bringing his character (I hate calling him Victor) back for GH, even for a visit. I hope in time he will change his mind and CH will ask him. That story must be finished, even without Trevor. AT the very least someone needs to find out over the phone or by reading the Banner that “Victor” has been found alive.

Kathy
Kathy

Absolutely; let’s hope the writers listen to us…

Joe
Joe

lol not going to happen, just like he wasn’t going to Port Charles. Suuuure. Trevor.

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

It would be nice to have a TNT reunion. I don’t want TSJ and FL to become permanent cast members of GH, I just want closure for my favorite pairing and they could go off into the sunset together. However, I’m happy that TSJ is getting work. I wish him and his family all the best. Thanks for the info. Michael Fairman.

kim
kim

It would be a VnT reunion.

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Tomato, Tomahto, they will always be TNT to me.

TRW
TRW

I can only think of him as Victor now, even watching the OLTL reruns on SoapNet.

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

I have no problem with your opinion, to each his or her own. TSJ will always be Todd to me because I only connected with and care for Todd when TSJ played the role. There is nothing that RC/FV can do to change that.

TRW
TRW

I think I’m the only one who likes both but I actually preferred TSJ’s Todd if it came to a choice. . Just with how the story went he’s “Victor” in my mind now is all.

barbara t
barbara t

I like both of the Todds to, But if I had a choice I would pick Roger.

MEG
MEG

DEVASTATED ,THE ONLY REASON I RETURNED TO GH IS B/C OF TSJ AND OLTL .WITHOUT HIM ,I’LL ONLY WATCH WHEN FLORENCIA IS ON , !

Joe
Joe

oops made a mistake

lol not going to happen, just like he wasn’t going to be on the OLTL finale. Suuuure. Trevor.

RiZZ McBAin
RiZZ McBAin

He also said he wasnt returning to OLTL for the end!! He is smart to not let a secret out. Its all about the surprise. When the time is right the time is right he’ll be back

RiZZ McBAin
RiZZ McBAin

FYI, He said it wouldn’t be a Cameo

MEG
MEG

sure hope he is fibbing again

kim
kim

Trevor LIED before…

Do I care if he returns? Not really…do I believe him? No.

Debi
Debi

Ungrateful jerk.
Meanwhile, like the article stated, he has said this before only to show up at the end of OLTL. Never say NEVER in soaps.

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Why are you calling him names? Wasn’t it FV and co. that decided not to renew his contract? What is TSJ supposed to do, sit by the phone and wait for them to call? TSJ has a family to take care of, that has to be his priority not sitting around waiting for FV’s phone call. Maybe he has other contractual obligations that prevent him from coming back. Last I heard, he was filming a movie. He can’t just quit that to come to GH, he could be sued. He may or may not come to GH but he is not a jerk. The world does not revolve around soaps. People have bills to pay and families to take care of.

Debi
Debi

because nobody would know this guy unless it was for soaps. how ungrateful to carry the attitude that soaps is beneath him. Which is what I took away from his interview. His choice to leave OLTL as they would meet his demands.
WTF are you talking about people have bills to pay?? Who said anything about that?? Dillusional.
He is a jerk. He needs to remember where he got his start.

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Obviously you insist on being rude. That is your business. TSJ is not the first person to leave soaps he was on for eight years. If he wants to move on to different things that is his business. I never read anything about TSJ saying soaps were beneath him, in fact he has said that he would do soaps again if under the right circumstances. If he did think soaps were beneath him why would he be doing interviews with Michael Fairman and Nelson Branco? Michael Fairman was even at the LA premiere for his movie
“In The Family”. Obviously, he cares about his soap fans, appreciates their support, and wants them to hear from him. Stop projecting your negative attitude unto TSJ and don’t put words in his mouth.

barbara t
barbara t

I have to agree with you debi, He did get his start on the soaps and him saying that being on the soaps mostly hurt him is not a very nice thing to say. How could it hurt him? It made him, Not a wise thing to say. Your right no one would know this guy if it wasn’t for ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Gerardo Ramirez
Gerardo Ramirez

I’m disappointed.The Victor Jr. storyline has to be resolved,because with the baby switch Todd is too much of an unsympathetic villain.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Disappointed. This was the big OLTL ending I wanted to see resolved.

David Larsson
David Larsson

I’m over it.

nina
nina

i dont want him as a longtime character but the idea of victor jr being captive by alison until the day he dies? not so high on my list of things i want to see

Margie
Margie

I never want to see Tea again, but Victor wouldn’t be bad for a wrap on his story. I have my doubts that TSJ is telling the truth.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I am VERY disappointed. Even if we only had him for a one shot scene that would reunite him and Tea…

barbara t
barbara t

If he shows up fine if he doesn’t that’s ok to, But he said that he would never go back to one life to live and he did so, you can never say never, or what he said,” Not going to happen”, Because some times it does.

Rodd
Rodd

GH fans have to know they’re going to play out Sam searching for her baby and that leading to confrontations with OLTL characters. The storyline was one of the most heart-wrenching ones I’ve watched in years, so I’d love it if when Sam gets her baby back, Tea gets Victor, Jr. back and they waltz off into the sunset. It might balance things out for me, as a OLTL fan; that there’s hope Tea and Victor can have another child.

david
david

Nice assessment of potentially desirable outcomes.

Kathy
Kathy

My sentiments exactly!

kay/kay
kay/kay

I have always felt their was some real hard feelings about bringing RH back and making Trevor not Todd, I didn’t like it and I think he only did that scene at the end because he thought OLTL was over for him. I know a lot of you like RH better as Todd and that is fine but when you do a role for 7 or 8 years and then told by the way thanks but no thanks there has to be some feelings.

pspcindy
pspcindy

As a huge TSJ fan I am very happy he is not going to GH. So many good actors and good stories have been swallowed by the “Sonny Show”. I hear better things about the show lately but I feel TSJ can break out into primetime and movies. He appeared on “The Client List” and I was very excited to see him again.

Good luck and hopefully many roles await Trevor.

Annick
Annick

Good for him. The TPTB blew their chance when he graciously offered to stay and finish up this story on OLTL. Unfortunatley FL is coming back to finish up the baby story. However, for my two favorite daytime actors; I want them be like Forrest Gump and Run Forrest Run as far away from the character assassinating RC/FV as possible.

kay/kay
kay/kay

Annick that was in a round about way what I was trying to say. I see TSJ in commercials all the time he is doing nightime and movies with the state of Daytime ,if I was his manager I would tell him don’t do anything to screw up your career if you can fit it in to bring closure to the character fine when they brought back RH fellow actors were saying oh the real Todd blah blah blah what was TSJ’s work chop liver?

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

LOL, I have to agree with you about RC/FV. Everyone else in the soap world seems to think that they are best thing ever, but I feel quite the opposite. Character assassinators indeed, they really need to enroll in a Creative Writing 101 class.

Christine
Christine

I don’t believe him. And I have a hard time telling whether he is just a pompous jerk (he has said other things in print that makes me wonder) with his comments towards the end or just trying to sound witty like Michael Muhney does all the time.

That being said, I think the fact that they kept showing Tea looking at the picture of her and Victor on her phone while Todd was trying to help the dead baby was foreshadowing that Trevor St. John WOULD be on at some point, be it so ever brief.

He has probably made some sort of handshake deal with “Cartini” to wrap up the finale or wrap up the storyline earlier (like Kimberly McCullough has done).

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Are you calling him a jerk because he may not want to go to GH? If so, why? He no longer has a contract with ABC Daytime, he has a family to take care off. He needs a stable income and can’t afford to work for someone that might let him go at any moment. It was FV and friends that decided not to renew his contract. I would love a TNT reunion but I wish TSJ the best whatever he does. FV repaid his 8 years of loyalty by refusing to renew his contract and he owes ABC Daytime absolutely nothing.

Christine
Christine

Oh gosh no! I know when I left my comment I should have phrased it better. If anyone has read any of his other comments in the press, he has a habit of coming off rather cold and uncaring and that was what I was referring to.

I would NEVER begrudge anyone success outside of soaps or anything else, but from reading other comments on here, he has upset quite a few with his remarks.

To be frank, TSJ has always rubbed me the wrong way since a comment he made about how much he hated the Yankees baseball team one time. I mean he could have just left it that he was a Mariners fans and disliked him, but he just said he hated them or something to that effect. I don’t know. It seemed a bit much. I got over it. Then I read the comments above. He has this roughness about him. He is probably a lot like the characters he has played on OLTL. It’s just the way I feel.

I hope I have explained myself better. I am sorry if I upset you, TnT 2.0 Forever (or anyone else) with my comments. It was not my intention. I love this forum and the members here. 🙂

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Oh I’m sorry, Christine. Yeah, I understand what you mean TSJ can be a bit wild and off the wall with the things he says. I think he does that for shock value which may understandably rub a lot of people the wrong way. That kind of humor will certainly not appeal to everyone. TSJ did an interview where he stated that he put a lot of himself into the character so I definitely agree with that. That doesn’t necessary mean that he’s a jerk, he just might have poor social skills. I have seen clips of fan events where he seemed shy to me when he is not “acting up”. His co-stars seem to have positive opinions of him including Florencia Lozano, Bree Williamson, Kristine Alderson, Renee Goldsberry, etc. Michael Fairman even wrote in an interview that people often have nice things to say about working with TSJ (the interview should be on this website).

Christine
Christine

“His co-stars seem to have positive opinions of him including Florencia Lozano, Bree Williamson, Kristine Alderson, Renee Goldsberry, etc. Michael Fairman even wrote in an interview that people often have nice things to say about working with TSJ (the interview should be on this website).”

Yeah, and that should really speak for him as an individual. If he were not so great of a human being, they would not say such things and that would be telling. 🙂

Iakovos
Iakovos

I would like the Two Todds storyline resolved as OLTL is sadly done. I can accept the crossover characters and do believe they add to the GH canvas. But some of those characters were so wrapped in such a prominent dangling story thread and, with Tea showing up, then please! Call it a day. It does not have to be spectacular or drawn out. Just do it. The OLTL crossover characters surely will become forefront and before they do, they should have their lives “righted” for new journeys. For example, It was sad and sudden (and brutal to deal with) but Starr losing her boyfriend and daughter did give that character a fresh start. I wonder about McBain as he has a wife and child (he did not know about thanks to a took-too-long baby swap story). Shouldn’t he be given some closure in Llanview? Also, I do not want OLTL characters brought back for such short stints. GH cannot become OLTL, but if characters are coming to Port Charles, use them, or recast. We like our actors from OLTL but they may not be able to continue in those roles. Otherwise, let me put OLTL and Llanview rest in my happy mind box of memories.

I loved OLTL. I love GH. Watched both on and off since my early teens in the 1970s. I respect history but I am also one who likes resoutions and redemptions. Soaps move forward and sometimes too many loose ends hamper that.

Christine
Christine

Parts of Llanview are supposed to become permanent fixtures of General Hospital come September (or so I hear). Supposedly they are going to throw the kitchen sink at us to get the best ratings possible.

I’m with you Iakovos, I just like to see things wrapped up. That’s why I don’t believe what Trevor St. John says. I think he will be back in some capacity when the storyline dictates. I think it will be when Sam gets her baby back. Tea is going to need someone to pick up the pieces.

Cindy
Cindy

I am VERY disappointed . I love Victor/Todd/Trevor and was so glad he is alive but wanted to see him come back even for just a short time .He has to kick Toads butt and have a reunion with Tea and his children who miss him terribly and think he is dead. I thought Trevor St. John cared about his characters but I quess not if he is just going to leave poor Victor there .

lisa
lisa

I agree that GH is GH and OLTL is OLTL.
But with this baby switch storyline it leaves the door open for Tea and Sam’s baby to return – because the baby has a potential medical condition that is primarily indigenous to Greek peoples – but could be present in others.
I think a medical emergency will eventually bring Tea back to Port Charles.
She may find out through testing that the baby is not hers.
Re – Trevor ..who knows he may eventually show up on GH or Victor could have plastic surgery to look like he used to -which is Todd’s IDENTICAL TWIN…..in which case both parts would be played by Roger.
Just some thoughts…..

Matt
Matt

“Boo hoo. I was on a soap opera and made lots of money and lots of fans, but I want to have more fans and more money.” TSJ should watch what he says to the press, sounds ungrateful and selfish. Victor Jr already had surgery to look like Walker Lawrence so how about he goes back to looking like his twin Todd and Roger Howarth can play both roles?

Lew
Lew

I wish him all the best. He could have a great acting future ahead of him.

Jen
Jen

It’s hard to tell if he is lying or not because he fake us out about the last episode of OLTL. I actually really hope he doesn’t come to GH. Personally, I think he is better off doing movies and wish him the best of luck with that. As a soap actor though I think he is a total fail. He acting choices and choices in where he took his character were just odd. I know some soap bloggers really like him but he hasn’t been a soap actor for a year now. The fact that soap bloggers/reporters are still interviewing him just makes it look like they can’t get a real soap star to talk to them. I really wish that they would start blogging/writing about who & what is actually on soaps now.

TRW
TRW

Hey there’s always the fact that if TSJ won’t/can’t return, Victor could have plastic surgery back to his old face and Roger can play them both haha

barbara t
barbara t

TRW, I think that’s a dam good Idea. They were Identical twins when the story of two todds started in that clinic place when todd and victors crazy mother started playing HEAD GAMES with her sons.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

I think he really needs to come to GH. There are too many issues which require his presence: the child that is not his and Tea’s; his twin back on top; his supposed death. If the actor will not come to GH even for a few episodes, then his lack of physical presence must be accounted for as the rest of his story is related.

Cindy
Cindy

LOL, I think that is just Trevor being Trevor. Much love, Trevor!!

Jared
Jared

He said he wasn’t going to return to OLTL either, so we can still hope. I know the soap actor stigma exists, but I don’t quite get it. I’m like, really? Seriously? The Rock can get a job in movies, but Hollywood has the nerve to stigmatize soap actors? TSJ, Erika Slezak, Florencia Lozano, etc., can act circles around over 99% of so-called big screen actors.

Christine
Christine

The Rock, or Dwayne Johnson, if you will, has kind of painted himself into a corner with the so-called roles he has chosen as of late. He had a good career going as HE actually does have talent. I think he was the exception to the wrestling world.

I so agree with you with the acting talent in soaps. Some are so stellar, especially the ones that are there so long. Then there are those that are there just long enough to win an Emmy and leave.

Well if the soaps keep declining and, how can you say decline when there are only 4 left, then what stigma will there be? So sad.

tim
tim

I hope he doesn’t come to GH.The Victor is alive story needs to take place off screen,back in Llanview.

PAULA SHAW
PAULA SHAW

He said when he left OLTL that he was not returningThat was a “fun lie”,still a lie though,so we have to wait and see if he shows up or not on GH!!!

Debbie
Debbie

And this is the reason I never want him to return to soaps! The endless bashing of Trevor from his haters banning together bashing Trevor all because of his thoughts and opinions from soap fans. Trevor opens his mouth and gets bashed. It’s been real nice not having to listen
to Trevor getting constantly getting bashed! Even when he speaks the truth! He’s right doing soaps for actors does not help actors get future roles and does not give them any luck getting new gigs. That’s why am happy he is getting new exciting roles and gigs! More power to him! This Trevor fan can not be more happy for him! Hope all you’ll Roger Howarth fans have the same luck with him once soaps are gone he’ll need it!

Bonnie
Bonnie

I don’t believe it… He will show up just not in the summer in september I’m guessing that’s when “someone shocking” shows up from Todd’s past

David
David

We need st John to come back to soaps victor lord jr cant be played no one else but u. Tea need u when Sam get her son back. U r the one who can take Todd down for tea ok. So please for all soaps fan please come back.

Phyllis Corley
Phyllis Corley

Trevor St. John leaving OLTL was a huge loss for the show. His comeback to GH is the one I hope to see the most. I love the blending of characters from OLTL. I believe this process can infuse GH enough to stay on the air.

Dinah
Dinah

I would love to see Trevor St. John come to General Hospital and bring his little adorable son, Sam with him!

Cathi Spink
Cathi Spink

ME TOO!!! Let us write the scripts!!

Cathi Spink
Cathi Spink

I have been watching ABC soaps since I was in school. Lets just say that is over 25 years. We feel you should bring all the major characters from OLTL and AMC to GH. Right down to Vicky Lord. The network took two of our favorite soaps at least give us our favorite characters back.

roxy
roxy

im thrilled oltl characters have come to gh i was hoping trevor would come as well . i miss oltl daytime isnt the same

DrJay
DrJay

I agree Roxy: OLTL is still great with the 2008 reprise on SoapNet. His role as “Todd” was electric with the love triangle of Marty, Blair, and Tea. That was genius. I hope Trevor is part of a TV prime time drama series in the near future.

Mary
Mary

I would LOVE to see Victor Jr. show up on GH along with Tea ( I know, she has been on GH..I watch it all the time) and Todd and wrap up their story. And I would love it if it were Trevor to reprise the role because I loved him on OLTL.

btw…there are only 3 actors from OLTL are on contract with GH now, and that is the Kristen Alderson (Starr), Michael Eaton (John) and Roger Howarth (Todd). Florencia (Tea) and Kassie (Blair) have only been on briefly. And, from what I’ve heard, Jerry VerDorn (Clint) will be making an appearance on GH soon. And as others have pointed out, ABC has had it’s characters cross over to other shows.

All in all, I would love to see Trevor reprise the role of Victor Jr. long enough to wrap up the storyline between his character, Tea, and Todd.

etta jay
etta jay

def disappointed but if he isnt going to port charles i hope they get someone else to carry on that story line as that would be amazing, def want to see where they can take that

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Things will get more interesting in the lives of Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Carly (Laura Wright), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and many others on the GH canvas with the arrival back in Port Charles of Jasper Jacks.  That’s because as previously announced, Ingo Rademacher is headed back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise his signature role.

Circle May 7th for when you will see Jax back in action.  According to EW.com. “He’s back to see his daughter Josslyn and ex-wife Carly”   Jax will also share scenes with Steve Burton (Jason) and of course Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Looks like Jax may be back to help out Josslyn in her time of need as her boyfriend Oscar’s (Garren Stitt) final days seem to be drawing near, or does something else also bring his attention back to Port Charles?

It’s been a bit since Ingo played Jax on GH having last appeared on the soap in April of 2017.  Ingo eventually landed the role as the recast Thorne Forrester on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, a part he played till December of 2018.

Back in March, the actor originally from down under shared on his Instagram account: “Won’t be long now.  Just had my fitting. All new look for Jax. Start shooting next week. No air date yet. Stay tuned. Can’t wait!”

So, excited for some Jax on GH? What do you think will bring him back? What do you think will keep him in town? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Coby Ryan McLaughlin Talks: Shiloh’s ‘Dawn Of Day’ Followers, Playing A Cult Leader, And His Co-Stars

Ever since the arrival in Port Charles of the mysterious “David Henry Archer” (Hank) now better known now as “Shiloh” (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), the minds of several members of the community have been revealed to, or have fallen under his spell.

For Shiloh is the cult leader of the group “Dawn of Day”.  He wields his manipulative skills to entrap unsuspecting people in his quest for power and control.   And make no mistake about it … he certainly has a target for Sam (Kelly Monaco), and an ax to grind with her.   For in her past, “the con-artist” Sam apparently swindled Shiloh’s father leaving him with next to nothing.  In addition to that, it has been noted, that Shiloh shared combat time in Afghanistan with Drew Cain (Billy Miller), before changing his name and coming to the town, where says he owes Drew for saving his life.

In story, one of his most loyal followers, Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) was to be initiated in the inner-circle of the cult, and after drinking from the cup as part of the ritual which drugged her, she was saved by Jason (Steve Burton ) who got her out of the “Dawn of Day” house and to a secret location, leaving Shiloh infuriated and needing to cover his tracks.  As the story has played out, we learn that Brad (Parry Shen) has also been bitten by the “Dawn of Day” bug and believes in Shiloh’s musing.  So much so that he wiped the evidence from the cup Krisina drank out of that Jason provided to Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) for testing in the hospital.  The GH audience has also learned that Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) was one of Shiloh’s favorite former members of the cult.  She has revealed she had a child with the guy (the baby she thinks is being raised by Brad) and needs to make sure he never finds out.  But, does Shiloh secretly know?

When we last saw Shiloh on Thursday’s episode of GH, he went into the files of the “Dawn of Day” followers and found Kristina’s.  He opened it, and we finally learn her “pledge” – a deep rooted secret from her past that one must share as part of the journey with the cult.  It revealed, that Shiloh knows that Kristina was abused by her former boyfriend Kiefer and that her mother, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) ran him down and killed him with her car.  Kristina knows about it first-hand, because she saw it happen as she was in the car with Alexis.  What will Shiloh eventually do with this Intel?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Coby Ryan McLaughlin, who has been the catalyst for much of the latest trouble brewing on-screen on GH about: the complexities of playing such a dynamic, and yet terrifying character, what has it been like mixing it up with the stellar cast of the ABC daytime drama series, and what he thinks Shiloh’s next move might be.  Here’s what Coby had to say about all and more!

What do you think about the reaction of the GH audience to Shiloh?  Is it what you expected?

COBY:  I’ve never really played a bad guy like this.  It’s interesting playing a villain because they love to hate you.  I’ll go on Instagram every now and then and throw elbows at the fans.  It’s really a trip.  The thing I like about this guy is that he’s not completely diabolical.  There are other things going on with this guy; he has other agendas as well.  It’s interesting seeing people react to what it is that I am doing while I have a storyline that is playing out.

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It’s is a bit of a trip as you say; because you have to, in many ways, be subtle in the manipulation as a cult leader would do.  Did you do any research on cult leaders before stepping into Shiloh’s shoes?

COBY:  I didn’t do much when I initially got the part, because I actually know some people like this.  I think as actors, one of the most interesting parts of our jobs is that we just get to sit back and observe things about people’s behaviors.  There are certain people who I have come across where my “Spidey senses” start tingling, and you think, “Well, I’m not going to get involved with this person, but what a fascinating individual.  This behavior is so fascinating.”  However, once I started this gig, yes, I did do research.   I’ll tell you, the one thing that a lot of these guys have in common is that they are extraordinarily exuberant.  They have just this energy about them, and they are seemingly humble.  They have these grandiose visions and these delusions of grandeur, but they do it in a way where you’re like, “Huh.  That almost seems kind of normal.”  In order to get a large number of people to follow you, you’ve got to be charismatic, you’ve got to be saying something that people really tap into and want to hear.  The behavior and psychology behind it are really interesting.  I watched this one documentary and these people literally had no idea … until they did.  They literally had no idea that they were in a cult until they woke up, and they were like, “Holy s**t.  This isn’t right.  This doesn’t feel right.”   Shiloh is an interesting role to play, and it’s written so straight down the line that I really don’t have to push anything, because the guy is written as what he is.   It’s really cool to be able to find all of the little things in that character, so I try to make him a whole bunch of different things to different people.

Did you know from the beginning that Shiloh would turn out to be this cult leader in the “Dawn of Day” storyline?  Who did you screen-test with that landed you the part?

COBY:  No, I didn’t know what he was going to be in the beginning.  I knew that he had an agenda, and when Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) told me that he was going to be a cult leader, I was like, “Oh, okay.  I know what I want to do.”   I have always had the opinion that cult leaders don’t come off bad… they’ve got to be likable.  You have to be able to relate to them in a way.  You have to be able to look at them and be like, “Ah well, maybe in certain circumstances what this guy is doing is okay.”  You have to be able to almost justify some of the behavior until you can’t anymore.  I screen tested with Laura Wright (Carly), and she is really fantastic.  We sit in the makeup chair and shoot the breeze all the time.

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So, is Shiloh infatuated with Sam?   What does he ultimately want from her?

COBY:  Yes, but he wants a lot. (Laughs) There’s a lot of backstory to him and what really brought him to Port Charles.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I have conversations all of the time about what this guy really is, and what his ultimate goals are, and that may change.  I think that Shiloh is a guy who has come to find his power, and the more powerful he gets, the more he wants.   You know, I’ve become a fan of General Hospital now.  I never watched the show before I got this gig.  I was a Days of our Lives guy years ago.  Don’t tell anybody. (Laughs).

Okay… we will not tell. (Laughs) Ah, sorry!  That’s got to be in the interview! (Laughs)

COBY:  All of  sudden, I will get a message from HR saying, “You’ve been great, but…” (Laughs)   But as to what Shiloh wants with Sam, you know I will read the scripts in advance, and I’ll start creating certain these things for myself in my own mind, such as: “What if he wanted to screw over Sam because of what she did to his father?”  What if it started like that, but all of the sudden he’s coming into some prominence and he wants to go after Sonny’s empire, and what if he wants to run the whole town and screw everybody…?”  I go through this whole thing.  It could literally go anywhere at any time, which is so cool about the soap world.

Without revealing what it is, do you have an idea of what the endgame is for Shiloh, or do you not?

COBY:  No, I don’t.  I think that it changes.  This is a really malleable medium, I’m coming to discover.  I think that nothing is set in stone.  I ultimately know what I want… just because I ultimately think that the foundation of the whole thing is rooted deep within this individual’s character: his emotional makeup, and how he was treated.  There is a lot of revenge going on with this guy, but there is a lot more than that.  He’s not just motivated by revenge.

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Something had to have happened to him, of course, because you know how it works in soap operas!?  If you’re completely evil or bad, and even if you do horrendous things, and they want to keep you on the show, they have to find a way to humanize the character.  Otherwise, you’re there to cause trouble for a time, and you’re killed-off.  Shiloh’s tentacles seem more far-reaching then viewers first suspected.  He has this thing for Willow, who used to be in the cult, and now he’s got Brad under this thumb. What did you think about how much Shiloh is intertwined with and affecting the Port Charles canvas right now?

COBY:  I think that he is an apex predator.  I think that he sees certain people, and he knows how to utilize them for what he wants.  It’s kind of like a chess game.  He knows where Brad is.  He’s always wanted Willow, because it’s the one that got away, so there are certain things he uses as a means to an end, and there are certain things that I think he wants just for himself.  I think the relationships that he creates with this “higher-ups” in the town are because he knows he can utilize them, and there are some personal relationships that he keeps personal.  Shiloh has his own reasons for doing what he does, especially with Willow.  I think he was grooming her to be something.  Just the fact that she left him … really bothers him.

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He doesn’t know that Willow had his child, or does he … hmmm? 

COBY:  No, not as far as we know.

If he was to know, what do you think he would do?

COBY:  Well …  you’re just going to have to watch and find out.

So, when you found out that there was this major initiation going on which included: the drugging of Kristina, the huge payment she made to be in Shiloh’s inner-circle, and how he was preying on her vulnerability, were you like, “Oh my, God! They’re really going all the way with this cult thing?”

COBY:  No.  We kind of alluded to it, and it has to go all the way.   I wasn’t surprised when I read that in the script.  This is this guy’s MO.  He gets what he wants.

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Shiloh’s s really upset that Kristina is missing and has figured that Jason kidnapped her.  He wants her back in the fold, correct?

COBY:  He does want her back, but he wants her back for a variety of reasons … and not just the fact that she reminds him of Willow.  That’s part of it, but I personally believe that he wants her back, because as I mentioned earlier it’s all about chess pieces for him.  He sets up the prominent people in his organization, so he can set them up to expand his means and to expand his agenda … to motivate his agenda, because there is a bigger picture to all of this.  Kristina is a Corinthos and she is part of the most powerful family in Port Charles, so there is that as well.  He wants to be able to have that power hold over that towns that he is in.

Many in the audience are wondering if Shiloh having sex with Kristina was a key part of his plan.  Is that part of his ritual?  Having sex with women upon initiation into his “inner circle”… or is that a grey area?

COBY:  Here is the thing, everything is consensual with him … that’s where his charm comes into play, that’s where sense of power comes into play.  So, with these women, nothing is forced.  There is not coercion …  at all!   So, yes, its alluded that he sleeps with them, but we don’t necessarily know if that is true for all of them … or…. if it is just for the ones that he takes a liking to.   The other thing we know; is that this guy is also a megalomaniac, so it’s also an exertion of power as well.  What I tried to do with it was not make it so completely overt.   He is a bit of a jerk, but I don’t want it to overstep that boundary of being tasteless.  I think you can go too far with it, so that is one of the reasons that we alluded to the fact that it was always consensual, and people what to be with him for one reason, or another.

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That’s why there was an important conversation written into the script with Jason, Sam, and Michael (Chad Duell) about how there is no way to nail Shiloh for a crime because he is so cagey with every move he makes.

COBY:  Yeah, you could say cagey, I say smart.

Now, Jason is his target.  Would you say there are even more underlying reasons that the obvious of why he dislikes Jason so much? Does he really have an axe to grind with him?

COBY:  I think he likes messing with people, and I think if he is unable to exert his power, or his will, or his control, over somebody, it really annoys him.  The stuff with Steve Burton is rather fun!  Shiloh can’t manipulate Jason like he can manipulate these girls, or the way he manipulates Brad, because Jason just operates on a whole different level.  I think that Shiloh finds it fascinating that he can’t get to him.   Shiloh also wants to get him out of the way, because he can’t out-muscle him.  Even if I could, the writers wouldn’t allow it. (Laughs) So, that’s never going to happen.  As Shiloh, I have to out-think him, because I want him out of the picture.   Shiloh sees Jason as an obstacle and he wants him out of the way, and he will do it by any means necessary, via him or with his kids… anyway that he can, because he can’t get at him on his level, because the playing field isn’t equal.

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What about Shiloh’s relationship with Drew (Billy Miller)?  What does he truly feel about him? 

COBY:  I have this conversation with Frank Valentini all the time.  I think the relationship I have with Drew might be the only true relationship I have with anybody.  I think that Drew really did what Shiloh said that he did.  I think Drew really saved his life, and he does really want to pay that debt back.  I think therein really lies the contradiction with this guy.  It makes it difficult for him to operate.  I think he is conflicted on some levels because he is one guy to Drew, and he is a different guy to everybody else.  I think the way Shiloh is with Drew is real.  In his past, I think that Shiloh was completely fatalistic and reckless and didn’t care if he lived or died, and Drew did save his life, and he gave him a purpose.  However, I also think that he is such a damaged individual.  He needs that feeling of safety by exuding his power and control over others.  The writers have alluded to the fact that he has this other life, and that he was a broken individual, and turned his life around and came back from the brink of dying, of killing myself, of not caring.  So, with Drew, I don’t want to manipulate him.  I don’t want to use him.  I am truly just grateful for the fact that he allowed me another chance at life.  I love working with Billy, because that’s when I get to be human.  I’m not trying to gaslight him.  I’m not trying to get something from him – well, I’ll take that back, because I am trying to get something from him.  I’m just not trying to do it in a way that I go about it with the other characters.  There is a huge amount of respect between the two of us.

Unfortunately, Drew doesn’t remember anything about their past, which puts “pause” in believing Shiloh’s war stories.

COBY:  Yet.  (Laughs). Well, we’ve been alluding to the fact of, “What if he did this? What if he went back into his memories?  What if he were able to remember?  There are a lot of “What if’s …”  So, they keep a lot of balls in the air with this relationship.

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What has it been like working with Lexi Ainsworth in this story, because she has been the main character so far drawn into the cult? 

COBY:  She’s great.  I love Lexi.  She is so easy, fun, and safe, and just a really nice person.  We sit and chat all of the time and talk about what it is that we want from each other in the scene and how it’s going to work.   Everyone is great.   Kaetlyn MacMullan is so much fun as well as Willow.  As an actor, it’s really fun when you get people who really want to play and want to go.

And, what are your thoughts on working with GH favorite, Kelly Monaco, who is key in your storyline?

COBY:  Kelly is rad.  We talk about being able to “play jazz” all of the time, which means being able to go into a scene and just riff and have a good time, because there is so much dialog that you have to learn.  I mean, that dialogue is nuts, and sometimes you forget halfway through a page-long monologue when you are at 27 pages in.  That’s when it’s wonderful to have a really good dance partner who can pick you up.  There are times where I get so off script, and I’m like, “Holy s**t!  Where am I going with this?” (Laughs) I have got really good people like Lexi, Katelyn, or Kelly who have my back and that just makes it fun.

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Some actors like to watch back their work, while others don’t.  Do you check out your performances on GH?

COBY:  Yeah.  Somebody on Instagram, this wonderful fan, will take all of the Shiloh’s scenes and post them!  Shockingly, I don’t own a television, so I don’t watch the show that way.

Do you make changes or adjustments once you see your work?

COBY:  Not really.  I made a decision to keep it real low-key with this, and just try to play everything real.   The other thing is I had never done anything like this before in my career.  I was so intimated by this whole thing, that it was like, “Alright man.  Just get in and listen.  Listen to what your scene partners are saying to you.”  In my approach, I am trying to be as still as I can possibly be and let whatever that person is saying motivate my responses and my actions.  If I watch my work, I’m like, “Yeah, that makes sense to me; I like that.  That’s something that this individual would do.”  Shiloh controls every situation that he is in, and even when he is introduced to new characters, he doesn’t wait to be introduced, he’ll just walk up and say, “Hi, I’m Shiloh!  What’s new with you?  How’s it going?” (Laughs) He kind of disarms them in every scene he is in.

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Soap fans first saw you on The Young and the Restless in your stint as Andrew working alongside Eileen Davidson (Ashley).  How was that experience for you?

COBY:  Eileen was unreal.  She was really cool, because none of this phased her.  She had been doing daytime so long that it was just a thing to her.  I’d sit there and read my scripts over and over and over again, but she just knew how to do it.  It was so easy for her, that it made it easy for me.

In a broad stroke, what would you tells the fans to look forward to with Shiloh?

COBY:  Well, Shiloh is going to continue his agenda.  He is going to have to go about it in a different way.  There are things going down right now (and I won’t spoil it) that are going to change the way he operates, and he is going to have to get what he wants in a different way.  Some of the people who you would have thought that he trusted, have turned against him.  It just all makes it more fun for him because this is a huge game.  Even the stuff with Sam, you may think that you know where it is going, but it may not be.  So, as much as he is enamored by Sam, he has an agenda with her.

So, what do you think will be Shiloh’s next move?  Will he blackmail Alexis to get Kristina back at “Dawn of Day”? What is his plan for Sam? Is Shiloh connected to a key family in Port Charles, but it has yet to be revealed? Who else do you think might wind up in the cult? Finally, are you enjoying Coby’s performance on GH? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below!

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Cynthia Watros Replaces Michelle Stafford As GH’s Nina Reeves

Another big name is headed to the cast of General Hospital on the heels of the upcoming departure of Michelle Stafford.  Daytime Emmy winner, Cynthia Watros had been cast as the the new Nina Reeves.  Fans of Guiding Light remember her star turn as Annie Dutton, and she was last see on on daytime in the role of Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless (2013-2014).

As previously reported, Daytime Emmy winner, Michelle Stafford is headed back to her old stomping grounds of The Young and the Restless to play her signature soap role of Phyllis Summer.  She will replace her own recast, Daytime Emmy winner, Gina Tognoni.  Both actresses are said to be finishing taping their current runs on their respective shows in May. Watros will begin her GH run in Port Charles in June,

GH’s EP Frank Valentini tweeted on today’s casting news: “It’s a bittersweet day. I love @TheRealStafford and wish her all the best. I’m also really excited about @watroswatros joining the #GH family and continuing Nina’s legacy.”

PEOPLE.com broke the casting change.  Stafford has been with GH since 2014.  As for Watros, she opted to leave her role on Y&R to join the cast of MTV’s Finding Carter.  She is also known for her run on the hit ABC drama, Lost and other notable primetime series and films.

Michelle Stafford’s on-screen GH love interest, James Patrick Stuart, tweeted on the news: “Cynthia Watros … Big fan.”

So, what do you think of the casting of Cynthia Watros as the new Nina Reeves? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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