Fan Descriptions and Photos!
These were questions submitted by fans and answered at the 1999 GH Fan
Thanks to Stacey for the list!
Rachel - What is the most significant change that you've experienced over
years at GH?
The size of the cast. We started out with what 8 people? Maybe 6? And now
how many? We didn't have our own dressing rooms. We did our own hair, we
didn't have a hairdresser. We were in black and white.
Real - How are you preparing for the 1999 Ironman?
I am training hard, a lot of biking, a lot of running, swimming. I swam a
mile this morning before I came here and biked 20 miles. After I leave
I will go bike another 100 miles and go swim another mile. My main
inspiration (as most of my fans know ) is my brother who I carry on my
24/7. That is mainly how I get through my training when it starts to hurt
and I don't want to do it anymore, I look down at my wrist and think of
he is going through. I've chosen to do the Ironman one day this year and
is doing the Ironman every day of his life.
When prompted by Brad Maule on how fans could help - Real responds:
You can go to my web page www.realandrews.net. We are raising money, my
brother and I decided to bring awareness to cancer for the research (for
children). We are raising money with the help of our wonderful cast,
have given me tours and lunches, and phone calls - people who I know don't
even usually do things like that. The outreach has been amazing, within
weeks we broke the $10,000 mark.
Sarah Brown -Who does Carly really love?
Jokingly she responds: Reginald. I don't know, she might still be carrying
torch for Tony (she says seductively to Brad). He jokes back that if
is carrying a torch, that he doesn't know where she will put it! Sarah
continues: The only person Carly really loves is herself.
Steve Burton cracks: "Thanks, Sarah!" Then she says to Steve,
the obvious choice". Steve responds, "Sorry Billy!". Brad
chimes in with
"It's my baby!" Steve quips "Because he (baby Michael) looks
so much like
me". Brad admits "He doesn't look like me:. Steve retorts "He
like any of us anyway. The kids like Opie."
Steve Burton - Is it true that you and Maurice Bernard can't get through
scene without laughing?
The majority of the time, yes. Is that it?
Lisa C. - Tell us about your screen play?
Oh no, are there any children in the audience? Who asked that? My
is called "On the Brink of Bliss and Insanity". It's a comedy about
drugs, sex/religion, sex/crime, love and happiness. Brad quips: "Or
backstage at General Hospital. It's a great little independent, six
character piece. I guess its more of a comedy than a romance or so I've
told. I've had some really good meetings and I have every intention of
making it. I actually thought it was a big huge deal that I wrote a
screenplay. Then after I wrote it, I discovered every actor in Hollywood
also written a screenplay so that has been one of my really interesting
discoveries. I need about 1.5 million dollars to make it, so let's rally
Leslie - Does Monica want to remain chief-of-staff of the hospital or does
she want Alan to come back to that job? Helena1902
No, I don't know. Monica wants some sort of a life out there in Port
Brad acknowledges - "Congratulations on your Emmy! He was so difficult
the set after that, oh you wouldn't believe (kiddingly). Tell us how you
when they announced your name at the Emmy's.
"Well I always dreamed it would be wonderful but it was beyond all
expectations. It was more than I ever dreamed it would be and it still is
everyday I look at it." Stuart has to leave, Brad comments, "Nobody
appreciates the fans or the Emmy or all that more than Stuart
for the other 40 people on the set."
Mary Beth Evans -When is Katherine going to destroy Stefan?
Maybe today, give me a minute. No, I think it is a slow process. I have to
think of just the right way to do it, a taller building maybe.
Nancy Lee Grahn - Alexis has a lot of chemistry with Sonny..why won't she
represent him and become the mob's mouth piece? firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't know, Steve and Maurice have so much chemistry I don't think I
measure up. My intention is to work my way through the entire male cast.
love working with Maurice, I don't get to work with him enough. I think it
okay to say we do have some stuff coming up. I do love working with hi.
Ron Hale: What type of woman is Mike looking for?
(Someone is heard to say, "Any woman!")
Ron jokes, "warm, alive, breathing. I figure after 4 1/2 years maybe
ready. I don't know. When asked who on the cast he would like to be
with, he smiles and says "All of them!". Leslie calls him over
seductively)..."Mike". He laughs, "It works for me!".
Vanita - Brad congratulates her on her new baby boy. Tell us about your
He is a beautiful baby, I love motherhood so much. It broke my heart to
him today. (one of the cast members prompts her to tell about the baby's
hair). I don't have a lack of hair myself, my son has a lot of hair on his
head. He is wonderful. I'm looking forward to coming back to work,
hopefully I will be able to bring my baby to work.
Patricia Healey: It looked like Tammy and Mike were going to get together
some point. Can we expect to see anything between them soon?
"The counter at Kelly's. I don't know, really don't know. I'm having
we'll see. In the meantime, I will keep pouring coffee, listening and
Rebecca Herbst - Tell us who Liberty is?
Liberty is my middle name, Rebecca Ann Liberty Herbst. My parents call me
Liberty. My dad wanted to name me Liberty for my first name but my mom was
like, "I don't think so." So my parents call me that.
Brad also asks her: Could you tell us what particular little creature that
you sometimes pick up off the street and raise.
I have squirrels at home, I have two of them. One is 2 years old and one
2 months old. I know the human society says we are supposed to let them go
but I don't.
John Ingle: How many more children does Edward have?
Help me! I don't know. I have David Lewis' phone number, I'll go get it
we will call him. I don't know. Jimmy Lee, keep 'em coming folks...
Alan, Bradley Ward are called out).
Anne Jeffries: Tell us about one of your favorite movie roles?
I did so many, I did about 54, mostly B movies. Of course there was
everbody loved Topper. Most people ask me, "What happened to you as
Barrington? I said, well you know sometimes I float in and donate
think I went on a world cruise and I think it was the Titanic. Anyway,
nice to see you all here today. I have a special fan here today, Pat
are you? I have some special gifts for your little children so be sure to
see me afterwards.
Stephen Kay - Now that you've written the Mod Squad, what is your next
project oh great wonder?
I am going to direct a movie called, "Get Carter" with Sylvester
Shell Kepler: How are all of your extracurricular activities going.
Is that a loaded question today or what? It's going lets just put it that
way. I'm still designing, I'm negotiating doing my second book for Oxmore
Wally -You deadbeat dad, when was the last time you saw your daughter
I've never heard of her.
I swear to you it's always off camera. Every time I leave the gatehouse, I
and call and talk to my little girl, Brook Lynne, you just don't see it.
think it is safe to say that she is coming for a visit. I mentioned that
night at the Q&A and Lois (Rena) who was sitting next to me couldn't
it. Now how long is she going to stay, I don't know. A week? That is all
get. Anyway she will be back. I think she has aged a few years, she'll
12, you know how it is in soap opera time. I really miss Brook Lynne. I
probably haven't seen her since she was born and even then I only saw
pictures. Oh, Wendy just informed me that I do see her.
Wendy: The writers do believe you see her regularly. We apologize if we
show it regularly or even refer to it. But we are aware of it and she is
coming for a visit. He is not a deadbeat dad, just very busy.
Wally: Everywhere I go the first thing they say is when are you going to
Jon Lindstrom - (asked at GH luncheon) Are you still touring with The High
The High Lonesome is no more. I got tired of hauling my drums around.
of all, thanks to everyone who came to the Port Charles thing Friday
Sorry I had to leave early but I had someplace to go. I will stay here
time. The High Lonesome accomplished everything it really wanted to
accomplish, we cut a record, we were on the radio, toured around, and were
heard and liked and loved by a lot of people. We thank you all for your
support, rock on - like Wally did! (refering to previous evenings
Brad teases: I understand you sold well under a million records. Jon: We
were just this shy of platinum.
Brad Maule: When is Tony going to give up on Bobbie? email@example.com
Stephen Nichols - Can you tells us about the part you are playing in
It's a Clifford Odets play, one of his less celebrated plays. It was done
1949 in New York and the critics panned it. But, I think people missed the
point at that time. It was made into a movie with Jack Palance, Rod
and Shelley Winters. The movie wasn't so hot. But it's a wonderful script
about a movie star in the late 40's who is in a pickle. His wife wants
leave him, he signs a new contract and the studio has him by the .....so
is backed into a corner. Its a very interesting play with a great group of
actors to work with. We are opening mid September at the Egyptian Theatre
Hollywood so I hope you all come out.
Robyn (Maxie) - What do you like to do when aren't working and have all
I like to do a lot of things in my free time. I've been sailing this
in my 8 foot boat, one man, one sail. I've been to a few regattas. Brad
teases, "I have a 5 1/2 foot boat. Do you blow yours up?"
Michael Saudedo - You and Maurice Benard really seemed to click from the
beginning. Had you watched GH at all before and seen Sonny onscreen to get
feel for how your character was going to react to him? firstname.lastname@example.org
Actually, I had watched GH before. Then when the auditioning process
I started watching GH again. Brad queries "so are you a fan of GH or
started watching once you got the job?"
Michael responds " GH is probably the only soap I had watched."
the audience, "Do you know that this child sings? He is going to be the
Colton Scott - Are you going to keep your night job now that your GH's
Yes, I am. I made a promise to one of the owners there, (Wesley Snipes is
one of the owners) if I did book GH I wasn't going to quit. (audience
"Where?") I'm a manager of a restaurant called China One on Santa
Blvd. So that is what I do every night. off set.
Tava Smiley - Tell us about your dress for the Nurse's Ball?
Oh my..did you all see that dress? Bob Miller is amazing and I've been so
lucky that he has made me a few dresses that he has created and had the
lovely seamstresses sew for me. That dress, I don't know if you could
but it was all sequined all around the top, then it was short and the back
had a little opening. Then the skirt part of the dress was a white skirt.
They had to hand glue all the little sequins underneath the gauzy piece
went on top.
Julian Stone -Tell us about your experience on Lois & Clark when you
It was great, it really was. It isn't every day you get to fight Superman.
any of you saw the episode, I was actually kicking Superman's butt bigtime
till Lois stuck her foot in and helped him. I think Patrick Sullivan is
actually more of a super hero than superman, but that is my claim to fame
Amber - Emily has had a lot of life experiences for a girl so young. What
have you learned from Emily and what do you think Emily could learn from
Oh, there is a lot. I've learned from Emily not to do drugs. To not mouth
at your parents and have lots of affairs. Other than that I don't really
know what I could learn from Emily. I am very studious they say (meaning
cast), I study very hard.
Brad also asks her, "What is new on you?"
Amber I'm getting grief because I have a henna tattoo on my back. I'm
to be Vanessa Marcil. No, it's not real.
Constance - Do you think that Helena has any redeeming qualities?
I think she has a lot of redeeming qualities. Brad challenges her to name
one! Constance defends, "She loves her grandson, loves him dearly, would
anything in the world for him." Brad zings "like a black widow
continues, "No she really does, she protects him, loves him." When
audience groans, she adds "well I haven't hurt him yet, have I?"
redeeming qualities are that she dresses well, she certainly knows how to
spend money, she has all kinds of qualities. Brad adds, "She got my butt
of jail." Constance says, "And you don't know what she is going to
your butt yet!"
Brad comments, "There are rumors on the set all the time, I recently
was going to have an affair with Helena." Constance says, "I can't
Brad continues, "Well when I told her that (Constance) this she said oh
is interesting since I'm going in a coma". He asks, "Was I suppose
Lisa V. - Would you like to see Hannah's background filled in and for her
associate with more characters than just Sonny and Tammy? Helena1902
Yeah, sure. I think it is wonderful so far that she is connected with
Tammy, Jason, and Carly (said with slight sarcasm), and Juan too. I like
interaction that Hannah has with him. So yeah, the more the merrier, its
great. (someone asks how much do you love Maurice?) I love him alot. Brad
advises: The problem is you start working with Sonny you get blown up.
Billy Warlock: Why did it take so long for you to have scenes with
after you moved into the mansion?
Have I still had any scenes with Michael? I've never seen my kid, I don't
even know what he looks like, he looks like Opie right? (jokingly refering
Steve's earlier description). All I do is walk around saying, "He's
but I don't do anything. (He then acts out Jason running up the stairs in
slow motion, and throwing open the door - very funny). Some day I will
really good scene with Michael, as soon as I know what he looks like I
Jackie Zeman:What was favorite storyline, excluding your current one?
Jackie questions, "How many ex ex's do I have here on this stage
asks, "Who was your fav husband?" Jackie smoothly declares,
audience ahhhs),...then she turns and says "Stefan". Jackie also
"A brief affair with Alan Quartermaine that was never actually
but we wound up in a hotel in our underwear that has to count for
And a dance bud, Ron Hale. I couldn't pick one storyline to tell you the
truth because my allegiance and my fun, and my passion are for what is
on at the moment. I think it has to be that way in this business in order
keep in fresh, in order to keep it fun. But we have certainly explored a
of wonderful things over the years. Most of my involvement has been
with reality based storylines. So I would have to say the stuff that has
do with family, with BJ. And now of course the present and the future
hope is a life of passion, and fun, and dating, and that kind of shows
fe doesn't end when you pass 40.
Maurice: Sonny's first real love scene with Hannah looked so real (did
guys tape it and go back and watch it)..was it as exciting to make as it
to watch? email@example.com
Love scenes, any scenes you have to put everything you can into it. It's
to be exciting or its not going to be exciting. Maurice I try to put a lot
into it but it is not always like I do with my wife you have to hold back
Wendy Riche - Brad introduces, "One of the most involved producers ever
GH, she is the reason you are all here today having a good time. Seems
to me used to be these fan club luncheons were something sorted showed up
for and went away early. I think she's been here we've been more
and you guys have been more involved. She has made this show the most
show in the history of daytime.
Question "When General Hospital won the Emmy this year your speech was
short. Is there something you would like to say to the fans?"
It was cut short for wonderful reasons because Susan won, she deserved it,
she did wonderful work this year. She was truly taken by surprise and we
one of the most sincere acceptance speeches by one of the most gracious
in daytime. They said to all the executive producers before they
the best show that we know we have told you that you have 3 minutes.
of where we are in time you now have 10 seconds. I'm not really
speaking in public as I'm sure some of you have probably notice certainly
the Emmy's, I tend to shake and have pages in front of me because I can't
remember the names or all the thoughts. Though they are clear when I am
writing them, its easy to think of all the people I work with the actors,
producers, and the crew. I wish I had enough time to thank all of them
there is never enough time. What I always want to get to is to thank all
you because when we win, you win. That is our greatest thrill, everybody
here, everybody at the studio really works hard for the pleasure of giving
back to you. The reward is your constancy with the show for which we are
very very grateful for that.
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