As we count down the days till it’s time for us to say farewell to Kimberly McCullough (Robin) for now on General Hospital, (never say never in the world of soaps) the beloved actress took a moment to reflect on her working relationship and professional friendship with her on-screen husband and scene partner, Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) in a new blog post on her website!
In it, Kimberly who titles her blog, “How I love Jason Thompson (let me count the ways)” does give her top ten reasons for why she is so fond of her long time co-star, but also shares sentiments and some insight on some of the elements that help shape Patrick and Robin into one of the most popular couples in soaps of all-time!
Here is an excerpt from Kimberly’s blog on working with Jason Thompson: “We tease each other a lot. We are both good at that. He’s better. He’s better because he’s such an amazing observer. To this day, he still teases me about my fake yawn. Apparently, I yawn when I’m nervous or afraid of conflict. I yawn to get out of the situation. How passive aggressive of me, right? Anyway, I notice myself doing it sometimes and have to laugh because he’s so right. Our banter has always been top notch. But in the case of bantering, I’m not sure which came first, Robin and Patrick or Kimberly and Jason. Onscreen and off, it seems like our favorite thing to do. People in the make-up room always say we argue like a divorced couple who are still friends. I’d say that’s accurate.
I’ve seen Jason grow as an actor over the years and cried like his mom when I saw him in his first play. He’s pushed me when I’ve been lazy, which can be a lot of the time. We’ve had to pull off some of the toughest scenes, sometimes we failed miserably but that didn’t keep us from trying again the next day. Together, we built the Robin and Patrick couple that so many fans have grown to love. We have our own convictions about our characters and our characters relationship and have tried to carry that on with our onscreen daughter, Emma. It’s been quite a ride.”
So, what do you think of what Kimberly said and shared about her bond with Jason Thompson? How the duo built the relationship of Patrick and Robin? Are you sad to know that Kimberly’s final episodes are coming up? Comment below!