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Y&R's Greg Rikaart Video Interview: The Future Of Kevin & Chloe, Liz Hendrickson's Return, Fatherhood & Those Computer Skills!

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One of the finest actors in the cast of The Young and the Restless, Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), has major story playing out right now with his longtime scene partner, Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), who is back on the canvas of the top-rated daytime drama series.

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman had a few moments to chat with Greg at the recent Y&R 11,000 episode on set celebration at CBS Television City were we got his thoughts on: Liz Hendrickson’s return, what it means for Chloe and Kevin, real-life fatherhood, and if his computer skills match up to those of tech wizard Kevin! As for Liz Hendrickson return, Greg enthusiastically shared: “Oh, it’s such a dream.  She’s the best. Liz is back, and she’s looks better than ever, and we have a story together.  It involves the two of us and there is some “revealing” things coming up, but I am going to leave it at that.  That’s the tease, “revealing!”

Kevin seems to always have a penchant for the gals who are bit off-center, and Rikaart confirmed that with: “Yes, she’s (Chloe) nuts, but Kevin likes a little battiness in his ladies.”  Enduring fans of the CBS soap fondly recall when Greg emerged on to the soap scene as bad boy Kevin, who was later revealed to be the brother of Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc), Rikaart says that was a pivotal time: “That’s the moments where all the other moments were allowed to happen, because Kevin was supposed to just come in and go, and then when we took that turn in the story where Kevin suddenly had family that gave the character some legs and kept him around.”

Turning to those computer skills, when asked if he is as good in front of a keyboard as his Y&R alter-ego, Rikaart revealed not so much, stating: “I know how to turn my computer on!” (Laughs)

Recently, Greg became a first time father along his husband, TV writer Robert Suddith, and he is over the moon being a first time dad:”Fatherhood is the greatest thing.  He’s a dreamboat …  ‘Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Suduth’, a nice ten syllable name!  ‘Monty’ for short.”

Watch Greg’s interview below. Then let us know, are your rooting for Chloe and Kevin to get back together? Will Kevin learn of Chloe’s duplicity with an  assist from Mariah (Camryn Grimes)? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Peri Levine
Peri Levine

Sounds good. Hope SSM can make Kevin edgy, interesting and relevant.

Soaphound
Soaphound

It’s probably no secret to anyone who reads my posts that I have been a devoted fan of Greg Rikaart for about 10 years. To me, he is the ideal man: humble, gracious, appreciative of his job and coworkers. He also has a strong social conscience and has been a vocal advocate on important issues, particularly the environment, which I support. He’s also funny, smart, and very sexy. I love the longer, messy hair and the increase in screen time lately. HOWEVER (and it’s a BIG ONE), I hate that Kevin is letting that witch Chloe play him for a fool again. I don’t mean romantically, she’s been clear on that, but even as a friend. He’s setting himself up for another heartbreak and I’m just dreading it. Why they made the Natalie detour was a mystery to me (is she even still on the show?) Kevin & Mariah are a GREAT couple and really spark off each other. Though how Mariah could not have a great time in the, uh, romantic part of the house with Kevin is another mystery I can’t solve.

Harry
Harry

I agree with your every word. Yes indeed, Kevin is way too good for Chloe.
Chloe seems to be more interested in becoming Chelsey’s new partner anyway.
(“not there is anything wrong with that….of course not. Jerry Seinfeld)
I was hoping Chloe’s return was temporary but it doesn’t look that way. I really prefer Kevin with Mariah. I love Mariah–she is tough on the outside but a marshmallow on the inside and she’s perfect with Kevin. And the actress who plays her is oh so very good at fleshing out all her complexities and nuances.
Y&R has been damned good lately and it is evocative of its glory days under Bill Bell.

Soaphound
Soaphound

And, Harry, wouldn’t it be great if Mariah were the one to expose Chloe? Talk about must-see TV!

su0000
su0000

I gotta say;
All, the fans who begged for ‘romance’ and believed J&S would give it to them, we sadly mistaken..

Kevin & Chloe = boring. There is zero of anything resembling romance or even build up to an intriguing couple = BLAH

Michael & Sabrina, same thing.. zero romance, no build up.. they were thrown together and were very stale..

Morgan & Kiki = yawn. No romance, they don’t even kiss. Young couples are sex and kiss, a lot.. they do nothing but look funny at each other.

Maxie and Nathan have gone nowhere fast. They have faded out ..
They do nothing together, nothing. For months they don’t even cuddle.

Sonny and Carly act like roommates, not a loving couple

Dillan is hot and should be having dates and hot women, he doesn’t have a hook-up

Kristina and Parker were a complete fail. nothing of note happening there.

Fact is… ALL fans who had to have love in the afternoon got nothing, absolutely nothing.

And worse yet– there is no drama, no intrigue, nothing intense, no surprises, no shockers, no twist & turns, no humor.
I have not had one, not one laugh since J&S.

The serial killer story is a lackluster mess, it makes no sense..
For a serial killer killing people and the story has been totally empty of even drama yet intruge or climax, it is a total boring fail.
folks! it’s a , a SERIAL KILLER! !!

They brought back the great JVP and completely wasted him as doctor Joe, he does absolutely nothing.

They brought in the worst of the worst= Valentine and wasted him.
He was a cream puff on candidness Island.
He had sex with Nina and a shooting scuffle with Nikolas, to kill him.

Anyone who sees J&S as great writers are, well yah know.
Jean and Shelly are the very worst writers GH has ever had..
They have destroyed the great high drama hard core uniquness of GH.

God save General Hospital ..

su0000
su0000

Sorry about the GH rant, but geeez had to let it out !
still Chloe and Kevin are boring but! Y&R is right on and showing greatness!

Harry
Harry

I completely agree with you, Suoo. Y&R has been so good lately I can no longer tolerate GH.
I do like Kevin with Mariah, however.
Today Y&R was on fire! Ole Smiling Jack is back and he’s taking no prisoners.
Y&R’s writing and acting has been so good that it harks back to the good old days of Bill Bell.

Timmm
Timmm

su0000, we agree! AND, Jean and Shelly are women! Not that a man cannot write romance but women, come on! JELLY blew the Cassadine adventure story. I didnt expect her to be Gloria Monty BUT they had nothing of substance with that story. All those GH couples are horrible! I fear JELLY will screw up Kevin and Laura, as well.

Nikki
Nikki

I really like Greg’s acting. I think he’s a really nice guy but as Kevin I think he’s as dumb as a door- nob. How many times can he get used before he opens his eyes? I would like to see him with Mariah but that Chloe is for the birds. I’m sick of her & her Delia howling. I would like to see her get caught & go to jail once & for all. No overnight hospital. Jail and let Chelsea find out what kind of friend she really has and Adam was right all along when he asked Chelsea to watch her and help him prove that she worked with Victor to set him up.

Timmm
Timmm

Kevin has a good heart and when you have a good heart, evil seeps in. I think the new writer will smarten up Kev a bit and we will see him and Mariah. Also, I like Chloe but they have to remove some of that anger and let her be more of a smart ass and less mean spirited! I want Chloe back with Cane and Lilly with Jack!

Nikki
Nikki

Hi Tim I don’t think Lilly will ever be with anyone else. I get so bored with her & Cane. Did you notice the only script for those two is going to the bedroom. As for Kevin I agree him and Mariah we’re a hoot. What happened to Natalie? She was a good actress. I hope we didn’t lose her. There could have been a great story with her. As for Chloe nooooo I want her in jail. Even if Adam is alive I want her to get help. She has so many issues and she sticks to Chelsea like crazy glue. Tim if you go on Fishwrapper Adam is suppose to come back along with Patty Williams.

Harry
Harry

I cannot stand Chloe.
And I honestly do not understand why Billy gets a pass while Adam does not.
Adam did not see the little girl in the dark street and did not know he hit her. He even got out of the car to be sure he didn’t hit anyone. He sees the dog scampering down the dark street, smiles and gets back into the car thinking all is well.
But Billy? You do not leave a small child alone in a car–especially at night. He should have brought her into the store with him.

Nikki
Nikki

I agree with everything you said Harry but another thing I don’t get is Victor punished Victoria by pushing her out of the company, Adam rotted in jail and Victor would only have them find the missing pages to Sage’s diary if Adam agreed to go back to work along side of him but Nick gets nothing and Nikki gets a free pass as well. Now Nikki went along with Victor in his latest plot with Adam so that may have let her off the hook but what about Nick? I guess he’s favored.

Timmm
Timmm

Nikki, thats my problem with Lilly, she and Cane are wallpaper. They need to be shook up! Natalie could act and she was a Chloe clone and the show could have used that in a story. I want Adam back. MM can return and JH could make a temporary appearance in a story where HE was always Gabe and the real Adam, Muhney was being held captive! No Patty! Jack already has ONE psycho to deal with and a dead beat brother! later Nik!

Katherine R
Katherine R

Ummm….. Kevin… Chloe’ is more than ‘a little nuts’…. 🙂

Meg Reddekopp
Meg Reddekopp

LUV JASON AS BILLY ,FINALLY LIKE THE ADULT BILLY. AND I HOPE BELLA IS KEVINS.

Mo
Mo

A paternity test was done and it was shown that Kevin is not her father. Which leads us to believe that Billy is. Unless, of course, Chloe got busy with another guy, but I doubt that.

Sylvia
Sylvia

Chloe is a murdering witch. Kill her off, she’s irredeemable. R

Mo
Mo

I like Kevin. I think Greg has done a good job with the character.

Timmm
Timmm

Greg is a million bucks! Would love to meet him! They need to give more things for Kevin to do. I would like to see Gloria and Jeff back with Kevin running the restaurant.

Nanci
Nanci

I love Kevin, but him with Chloe again just seems wrong. Their time as a couple
just feels in the past, and him trying to resurrect it seems kinda ridiculous
and pathetic, and tired. Not to mention Chloe is no gem!

Carol M Littlejohn
Carol M Littlejohn

It seems as though the Y&R is stuck. What about some good and positive story lines for a change

Days Of Our Lives

NATAS President, Adam Sharp Talks On Daytime Emmy Review Findings & Plans For Change To Competition Process

In the aftermath of the letter that was sent to NATAS from daytime drama executives and producers demanding immediate change to the Daytime Emmys contest procedures, guidelines, or they would boycott participating in the upcoming 46th Annual competition, earlier today NATAS and its new president, Adam Sharp, released the findings of an independent investigation into the allegations levied against the academy and its annual competition.

After the full findings came to light , seemed to address most of the concerns raised by the four network soaps, Michael Fairman TV spoke with Adam Sharp to dive into what the reports means for change and evolution of the Daytime Emmys, and if it can resolve the issues so that General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Days of our Lives will come to the table and participate in the only kudofest honoring excellence in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes for daytime programming,

Here’s what Adam had to say about the key points addressed in our conversation below.

Transparency was a key issue noted by the soap producers in their concerns levied against NATAS.   One of the points centered around if NATAS had prior knowledge of the winners before the opening of the envelopes at the ceremony and the integrity of the contest.  What can you detail what the investigation found?

ADAM:  On the matter of whether anyone had prior knowledge to the winners, the reports clearly state that there is no evidence to support that. To the concern raised on the arm’s length distance necessary between us and the accountants we use to tally the votes, again there is no evidence to suggest that there was anything short of what you would expect of the standards of the competition. What it did find was that there were processes that either by virtue of generosity and us trying to be helpful when they asked, or by a lack of documentation to make people aware of policies and procedures, that created the appearance of unfairness, or unbalance in the process that may have been completely unintentional.  For example, the report noted that we did not have a published procedure for appealing decisions or filing any concerns or complains.  Some of this started because of one entrant in a digital category that raised concerns, and it was certainly elevated when the four soaps sent their letter, but without a published procedure, you’re really putting the onus on the entrants to know who to call and how to bring their concern.  So, that creates a system where there’s an imbalance because someone who doesn’t know who to call, doesn’t get the same hearing.  Likewise, if someone has made a mistake or technical error in their entry, and they happen to have entered the process early, and we catch it, we, in the past, have gone back to people and said, “Hey, I don’t think you intended to do this.  Would you like to resubmit?”  But if someone is entering at 11:59:59 on deadline night, they won’t necessarily have that.  Again, completely unintentional, but it could be argued that it created an imbalance or bias in the process, and the report made that clear.  For those types of things, we are going to crack down and be more consistent about our policies.  I told Brent and David that it’s going to mean saying no a lot more often in terms of giving waivers and extensions, and the types of things that we have done in the past to help people along. It is going to mean being more transparent and public about what our policies and procedures are so that every entrant has the equal set of knowledge to work from.

Courtesy/NATAS

Does this mean a demotion for David Michaels, Senior VP Daytime Emmy Awards?

ADAM:  Absolutely not.  That’s something that I want to put a very strong pin in right here.  David led the 2018 Daytime Emmys to record participation and a growing audience.  This new resourcing of the team allows him to be more singularly focused on doubling down on that success for 2019.  The Daytime Emmys are the only entertainment award show to have posted year-over-year audience growth from 2017 to 2018, and more than 30% increase in the number of entries.  The report rightly noticed that we did not do enough administratively to scale to that growth and to bring the resources to manage that added audience, and that added interest from competitors.  So, now we are going to make sure that David and Brent Stanton (Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards) each have the support and focus they need to be successful.

When the letter from various soap producers pointed out a “conflict of interest” for having the executive producer of the Daytime Emmys ceremony also be the awards administrator, many were wondering how that would shake out, or how NATAS planned to deal with this complaint.

ADAM:  Obviously, “conflict of interest” is a legal term of course, but I think that what the reports found was that it was not a conflict of interest.  It was a conflict of time, and many of the more specific errors that were raised in the report, as I said to David, occurred in the 25th hour of the day.  So, that is where it was really a resourcing problem, and a lack of procedure and policy problem.  The lack of resourcing created the environment for something to go wrong, and the lack of policy and procedure created an ad hoc nature for how we address those problems and made that ad hoc response open to questions because there was no prior documentation that this was how these things should be handled.  So, hopefully we have addressed each of these areas going into 2019, and that gives us a chance at a fresh start with the community.

 

Courtesy/NATAS

In response to the internal investigation findings, you mentioned you would bring additional resources to the Daytime Emmys, additional help in the operations, and you would add a “second pair of eyes”.  Would you potentially let people know who is in those positions that would be working with David Michaels and Brent Stanton?

ADAM:  Yes, so we are absolutely at a minimum committed to adding one full time position, and a handful of part time positions for that initial vetting process of the competition; that review of entries to make sure they meet the technical requirements, rules, and guidelines of their categories.  Now, in the past, there would be one individual, one set of eyes conducting that review, but now, we are modifying our policies such that before any adverse decision is made, such as disqualifying an entry, a second pair of eyes review it and give their independent assessment of the technical criteria and qualifications of the entry, so that there can be more confidence that multiple perspectives were employed before making any decision that could have an adverse effect on an entry.

Could a daytime drama actor participate and submit their work on n their own without the show being a part of it, if let’s say, the soaps won’t participate as a whole? And on that note, what would be the plans moving forward for the Daytime Emmys if the soaps decide not to participate in the competition?

ADAM:  If an actor or actress wishes to enter on their own with their soap still not participating: our rules permit anyone to enter independent of their program.  So, there is not a requirement that a show participate for an individual performer on that show to participate.  That said, they need to have the actual material to submit, and certainly a performer on that show is not necessarily the owner of that show and the owner of that content.  So, the question of whether they would have the necessary access to and rights to the video material to submit, that would be a question to the show producers as to what they would allow of that. In terms of the Daytime Emmy ceremonies moving forward without the soaps, the old saying goes, ‘the show must go on,’ and hopefully, it won’t come to that.  We have had constructive conversations with each of the broadcast soaps and believe our response and support goes a long way to addressing their concerns.  So, we are looking forward to having them.  Of course, they have a number of colleagues in digital drama, children’s programming, gameshows, and the rest of daytime television that we still expect to have a robust program at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmys in May of 2019.

You had mentioned that when you saw the results of the report that you felt it was very thorough, and you felt it pointed out things that needed to be fixed.

ADAM:  Yes, the report was exceedingly thorough and fair.  It delivered criticism where criticism was due, and there were a number of areas where we should have and must do better in the management of the Daytime Emmys and our other awards competitions.  I think the report certainly examined every issue that had been raised by members of the Daytime community and then some.  It allowed us to think about what actions we can take as a team to address each of those points.  I don’t think any awards show in our space has ever undertaken such an in-depth introspection of their procedures, yet alone made it public.  So, hopefully we are a trend-setter here.

The report indicates that NATAS will work more closely with the Television Academy (ATAS).  That seems to always be a point of contention.  How do you see yourself improving participation with them to engage that academy in more of the process?

ADAM:  So, the relationship between the two academies has strengthened incredibly in the past year, largely through the leadership of our respective chairman, Terry O’Reilly, the chairman of NATAS, who was elected earlier this summer and Hayma Washington at the Television Academy.  Obviously, they are going to have a new election soon as Hayma is retiring from the role.  So, we can continue that momentum into 2019.  What we note in our response to the report, was that one element of concern raised in the letter from the four soap producers was the mix of Television Academy members on our judging panels, and we want to be responsive to that.  We are prepared to make Television Academy membership a much higher priority in our consideration of judges for these panels, but obviously accessing that membership and engaging that membership requires a deeper partnership with the Television Academy, and we will see to that.

You are starting the call for entries on Monday, November 12th.  If the daytime dramas don’t participate within the timeframe you’ve given, do you see yourself adjusting the timeframe for the soaps if they were to say, “We want to work somethings out before we commit,” or are you just going to move forward if they are not participating in the deadlines you’ve set?

ADAM:  Our deadlines are going to be rather firm for all entrants.  We have a show date set for May and a process that moves backward from there in terms of the time that is needed.  Certainly, the fact that we have added additional review steps and procedures makes that timeline even more critical.  So, we are not going to be in a position to be extending extensions really to anyone.  In fact, the report specifically discourages granting extensions to anyone because that could create the appearance of unfairness that some types of entries get more time than other types of entries.  We welcome everyone, and if by the entry deadline there are particular genres, programs, or individuals that choose not to participate, we will miss them, hope they attend the show in May, and hope we can reengage them for 2020.

If the soaps did not participate in the 46th annual Daytime Emmys, but decided to come back later, it is my understanding that there would just be one drama category whereby web series and daytime soaps would be competing together in that.  Is that potentially what could happen?

ADAM:  I don’t want to go too many branches down off a tree of ‘what if’s,’ but our policies and guidelines do allow that if a category does not have a sufficient number of participants to be competitive, then that category can be eliminated or merged with another category or have its entries moved into another category for the competition.  So, we will look at all of the categories once we have the entries to see which ones remain viable and which ones do not.  Certainly, the fact that we do have digital drama categories gives us a place to contribute to have a drama competition regardless of what mix of entries we have.  I suspect that once you combine those, it becomes very difficult to uncombine them in the future, but obviously the call to entries is revisited every year, so, I can’t think of any long-term prognostications beyond 2019.

Since you are relatively new to your position with NATAS, you probably weren’t expecting that the producers that signed the letter demanding that change and issues be addressed in regard to the Daytime Emmys or they would boycott, would be something you would be dealing with off the bat.  How did you feel about it?

ADAM:  Well, I’m obviously rather new to the role.  My first day as interim president was the day after the Daytime Emmy show this year.  I was only named the permanent president last week.  It was certainly a trial by fire.  I would not say that I had enough history with the daytime drama community to have any expectation one way or another, and I think that is also true of our chairman, Terry O’Reilly, who came into office on July 1st.  That said, in a world of looking for silver linings, I think it gave us an opportunity for a blank slate and a fresh start.  By the community raising these concerns to our attention, and allowing us to conduct this deep review and make it public and be responsive to the issues they raised, it gives us a lot more opportunity to strengthen that relationship in 2019 than if a lot of these concerns had just continued to deteriorate and be whispered about at various cocktail parties, but never really spoken up and therefore, never really addressed.  So, while it was a painful process and there were parts of this report that were difficult to read, I think it gave us the opportunity to start from scratch and to put some of that history behind us.

So, do you think NATAS has addressed the concerns of the daytime dramas? What did you think of the points raised by Adam Sharp in this interview? Do you hope the Emmys will continue as usual with all four network soaps participating? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Eileen Davidson Farewell Y&R Interview: From Her Exit Storyline, To Her Co-Stars, And Her Decision To Leave

In a candid and heartfelt conversation, The Young and the Restless exiting Daytime Emmy-winning star, Eileen Davidson sat down with Michael Fairman to discuss her decision to exit the series after playing Ashley Abbott on and off since 1982.

Eileen’s final episodes are now airing on the CBS daytime drama series.  Just how will it end for Ashley?  How will she leave the canvas?  How sad will be her goodbyes?  Y&R fans are counting down now to just a few more airshows that feature Eileen.

During this interview for the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen clarified many points that the audience has wanted to know about or come to understand, in particular, what led to her making the decision to call it quits, and would she ever return and how would she feel if the series recast her role.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

In regard to what went into her decision to depart Genoa City, Eileen expressed: “It’s something I gave a lot of thought to.  Not something you can just go, ‘Gee, this week I want to leave!’  I was really thinking about it for over a year ago.  I talked it over with my husband and he was very supported of me.  My son is in high school and my stepson had left the nest and it had gone by so quickly.  I was like, ‘Wait! What happened?’  I was spending a lot of time in my car commuting; like two hours a day, and a lot of time in my dressing room, because our days are longer here than they used to be, and a myriad of reasons went into it.  It was not just one simple thing.  It was actually a whole bunch of reasons.  Even though I won the Emmy (Eileen won Lead Actress back in April of this year) I had pretty much decided long before then.  (Winning the Emmy) That was like “Oh, my God!”  That actually made me feel my timing was really right … I get this incredible nod right before I’m leaving.”

The emotional part of leaving the place she has called her home away from home for Davidson is saying goodbye to her beloved co-stars including; her on-screen big brother, Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott).  As Y&R viewers know, over the years Jack and Ashley’s relationship, and Bergman and Davidson, have shared plenty of screen-time together.  Eileen also gives a very special thanks to the fans who have supported her through the years and who have followed Ashley’s journey.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Davidson expressed on her final storyline revolving the “Blood Abbott” clause and how it all ties up, “It’s such a great way to go.  It’s so awesome how this whole thing comes up, and you realize how being an Abbott has affected her to her core.”

Now below watch Eileen’s farewell interview filled with clips from her performances and time on Y&R, and more heartfelt topics of conversation.

Then in the comment section below; tell us what you have thought of Ashley’s exit storyline?  What do you hope happens for Ashley? What was your favorite part of this interview and the sentiments shared by Eileen?  

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Genie Francis Talks On Her Return To GH, Fans Outcry Of Support & Her All-Time Favorite Storylines

On Tuesday, Genie Francis participated in a Satellite Media Tour with television stations and press outlets around the U.S. chatting it up on her return to her iconic role of Laura on ABC’s General Hospital.

Francis, who quickly wrapped-up her run after she was taken off-contract with the show back in January of this year, saw her and Laura exit Port Charles swiftly in a story-move that felt stilted to the audience.

Courtesy/ABC

After a huge outpouring of support on social media, GH fans cried foul on the play and wanted one of the series mainstays of all-time back where she belonged.

Francis elaborate it on that in our interview on seeing the show of support: “I couldn’t believe how long it went on and how big it was.  I think part of that was it looked like they were finally giving me a story with the major storyline, and then they yanked it so quickly, and I think people felt cheated.”

GH listened and brought Genie back to the canvas with a new storyline that puts her front and center on the series, as Laura is unaware that her husband Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is locked up in Ferncliff, while his evil twin Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) has taken his place. Now Laura is reeling from the strange behaviors being exhibited by her “husband”. Will she figure it out in time? Will she run for mayor again?

Photo Credit: ABC

During her conversation with Michael Fairman TV and the Michael Fairman Channel, Genie touched on what she knew was going to be happening for Laura when she came to the show: “I knew we were going to start with the Ryan beat, which I thought was great. Everyone loves a good sociopath (laughs) and Jon (Lindstrom) is a wonderful actor.  It makes for an exciting story!”

Genie goes on to say that she is: “Just happy to have story, because it’s awfully boring to just be hanging around. I don’t want to be window-dressing. If it came to that, I think I might just leave.”

As to if Laura has a vendetta against Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) who for all intent and purposes murdered her son, Nikolas, Genie weighed-in: “She absolutely has a vendetta. I think right now, Laura who has the biggest heart and is kind of like the heroine of the show in many ways –  but this is the one person on the planet who she truly hates, and it would be interesting if she had to go through the exercise of forgiving him, but I also like that there is that one place where we can see all of that negativity and evil come out. I like that Laura has a dark side.  I really like that.”

Courtesy/ABC

To find out some of Genie’s all-time favorite storylines and least favorite storylines and more on her return watch the video below and make sure to subscribe to The Michael Fairman Channel for more upcoming interviews.

What do you think about Genie’s return to GH thus far and the sentiments shared in this interview? Comment below.

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