On General Hospital it has been rumored for a long time that soap icon Genie Francis (Laura) would have a new love interest after years of being in a romantic entanglement with Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) or Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).
Whatever leading man would be Genie’s next on-screen flame would follow in the footsteps of those iconic pairings. Enter GH stalwart Jon Lindstrom, who for decades has been on and off the long-running daytime drama series as Dr. Kevin Collins. Since Kevin and Laura have found themselves in a set of circumstances that has brought them close together and a first date was at hand, many fans have begun to give their stamp of approval for this most unlikely, but sweet and genuine pairing.
On-Air On-Soaps recently got a few comments from Lindstrom during GHFCW on what he thought of his new leading lady, being back at GH with more story, and the latest on his real life wife, soap favorite Cady McClain directorial efforts.
Lindstrom expressed joy at being back at GH, and the exploits of the Cassadine Island adventure: “I always enjoy coming back … what’s not to like? I got shot, I’m working with Genie Francis, and I traveled half the world and back already. (Laughs) I love coming back to GH. I have so many friends there and the crew. So, it’s always like a party to me when I return to the show. e so many friends there and the crew. So, it’s always like a party to me when I return to the show.”
As for being teamed in a romantic story with Genie Francis, Jon related: “Working with Genie is awesome. When I found out I was going to be working with her I was like ‘What? Me!? But Genie wanted a storyline and somebody to work with, and I have known Genie off and on for 20 years. However, I have never had the opportunity to work with her. I’ve always liked her and we have always got along. She has been one of my favorite people on the set, but on top of that she is a phenomenal actress. Genie is so talented, and an actress of real depth. All I have to do is learn my lines and shut up and listen. That’s all I have to do. I’m having a great time.”
Would Jon like to see Kevin and Laura be a lasting long-term duo on GH? “You know, at my age, if you’re not Kevin Costner or Bill Paxton, your happy to have a gig. This is a gig that I have always liked, so I will probably take whatever they throw at me. If they pitch, I will catch.”
Proud of the other lady in his orbit, real life wife Cady McClain, Lindstrom shared news on her latest project, which is very famous to soap fans: “Cady just finished directing some episodes of Venice the Series. She was asked by Crystal Chappell to act in the new season, and she said, ‘I would love to, but I would really like too direct!’ So, she and Crystal basically shared directing duties on the first half of the fifth season. And I have to say, Cady did an amazing job. I went out on location and watched it for a while, and Cady is a gifted director”.
McClain who created and performed the social media character of Suzy F*cking Homemaker, and posted several hilarious videos, Lindstrom revealed he gets the biggest kick out of: “Ah! I wish Cady would do more of those. I would sit there and watch her do her thing. I would be the one holding the Iphone capturing it. A lot of them she would just do by herself and hold the phone …. by herself. It’s so hard for me not to laugh when she is that character, but I go, “That’s my wife!” (Laughs) She just cracks me up!”
So, are you enjoying the Kevin and Laura romance on GH? Do you like the on-screen chemistry of Jon and Genie Francis? What did you think of his comments on his co-star, and his real life wife? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!