As Michael Easton fans know, the actor over the weekend and announced via his facebook page that he would give his fans, an opportunity to ask him questions that would indeed be be his exit interview since being killed-off of General Hospital as Dr. Silas Clay. Easton in his post said there will also be a part two forthcoming, since so many fans sent messages to Michael to be answered.
Here are a few of the questions and Michael’s answer that apply to his exit from the ABC soap opera and more from part one. Check out the excerpts below!
Originally watched OLTL and I just feel like after it was cancelled they used you, Roger and Kristen to lure the One life audience over to GH to boost ratings and now that they THINK they have us there (they don’t) they’re cutting you guys loose one at a time. – Tammie
EASTON: I’d like to think that’s not the case. Either way, we’re big boys and girls, we signed on the dotted line, we were compensated and knew what we were getting into.
How could Ron have done this to you? It was widely reported that you were one of his favorites. – Rose
EASTON: Not sure who reports these things but I don’t think that could be further from the truth. That being said I like to give the benefit of the doubt and I believe Ron will re-emerge from this experience as a wiser and even better writer.
Classic Cartini move (assuming this is one of Ron’s desperate final acts). With ratings falling month after month instead of taking responsibility for some poor storytelling they start firing actors as if to imply it’s their fault. I just checked the episode counts and in this case they’re letting go a great actor who worked the second fewest episodes of anyone under contract in that time. Does that make any sense to you? – Elaine
EASTON: Every show, every character, for that matter, is one inspired storyline away from turning it all around. A wealth of hard working talent remains in that building and if anybody can make it work they can.