Soaptown U.S.A. Asks Five Questions Of Your GH Favorites
Soaptown: Hello there, Miss. We love watching you on the show.
Soaptown: Is it fun to have Jason as your TV daddy?
We have fun, donít we?
Soaptown: Jason, why is it so important for you to be here every year
to meet and greet the GH fans?
We donít get too many opportunities to give back to the people who support us
throughout the year, so itís really important to be here. You stand up for
things you believe in, and you support the things that you want, and thatís
what our fans have done. One of the primary reasons weíre still on the air is
because of their support. They fight for it, and theyíve been doing it for a
long time. Last night, I met five generations of a family who watch the show.
How incredible is that?
Soaptown: Brooklyn, how do you like meeting the fans?
Soaptown: Jason, how is it having a really meaty story now?
Itís different carrying the burden by myself with Kimberly [McCullough] not
being there. But, I love showing up and having something to do and I love
being at home and working on it, finding different ways to play it and seeing
different angles of the situation after reading it 2, 3, 4 times. Iím in this
business for this kind of stuff. I get off on it. The beautiful thing is we
put together a history that I continue to go back to. Itís built-in for me,
and with Brooklyn here, I donít even have to do anything with her. I look at
her, she says something and itís just instinct. Having all that makes it
easier to get to that place where Patrick is losing his mind, because itís not
that far off [laughs]. I must say, itís hard to go in and out of that place,
so I must stay in it as long as I can.
Soaptown: Brooklyn, whatís Emmaís favorite toy and what is Brooklynís
[to Silzer]: Whatís Emmaís favorite toy?
Thatís right. Butterscotch. Whatís Brooklynís favorite toy? Is it London?
[laughs]: Her sister London is her favorite toy.
Soaptown [laughs]: Thereís our sound byte! Jason, weíre approaching
another transition with Maxie. What are your thoughts on Jen Lilleyís tenure?
She did a very difficult thing. She felt a lot of pressure to try and portray
Maxie in a way that people would accept her and yet still make the part her
own, and she did that. Kirsten [Storms] built a Maxie whoís one of a kind, and
so itís a really difficult thing that Jen did, but she did a great job. She
kept Maxie alive ó and thrive. Sheís going to be fine in whatever she does
next, so Iím not worried about her in that way, but Iím so glad we got to work
together and know each other.
Soaptown: And what about Kirsten coming back?
Iím excited to have Kirsten come back. I think it will be a nice shot in the
arm. I never really worked with Kirsten that much, with the exception of some
scenes with Robin here and there, but if we have a storyline, Iím excited to
do that, too. Itís good for me; Iíve got the best of both worlds.
Soaptown: Back to Brooklyn: what was it like to have your TV mommy back
for a few shows?
[to Silzer]: You didnít see her though, did you? Silzer nods ďno.Ē
Soaptown: Jason, thoughts on an eventual Patrick/Robin reunion?
I think it will happen at some point. I canít wait for that to happen.
Story-wise, and Iíve gotten flack for this from some people, but I think it
needs a little distance. I think the stronger story is Patrick starts to get
past it ó never forgetting her or stop loving her ó but moving on with his
life ó and then she comes back. They will do what theyíre going to do and I
will make it the best that it can be, but I donít want Patrick to necessarily
know that sheís alive anytime soon. I want him to try and move on. I think
itís stronger, and would make an eventual reunion even sweeter. Thatís just my
take on it. Of course, I canít wait to work with Kimberly again and itís going
to happen again at some point, whether itís on GH or someplace else. I still
speak to her a couple times a week.
Soaptown: Well, thank you both for the interview. Was if fun, Brooklyn?
Thank you, Soaptown.
Thank you, Soaptown!
by Becky Goldberg