One of the all-time most popular actors and characters ever to grace General Hospital, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) spoke to ABC News about his upcoming departure from the 49-year-old soap opera after being with the show for 21 years.
During the video interview, Burton talks about his decision to move his family to their new home in Nashville. The interview also points out that it is confirmed that Burton will be seen on air into November, although he last tapes his final GH episode at the end of this month.
The most poignant moment came at the end of the interview piece when Burton tried to share his emotions and thoughts on what it was going to be like not driving to the ABC lot every day and seeing all the beloved cast and crew that he has been with for so many years and that have been a major part of his life. Choking back tears, Steve admitted, “It’ll be hard.”
Moving on to other projects, including the one mentioned previously with James Franco, wanting to produce and direct, and continuing on with Port Chuck – his band with fellow castmates, Brandon Barash, Scott Reeves and Bradford Anderson were mentioned as all a part of Burton’s plan post-GH, as well as the unknown to see where his career can go next.
After the jump, watch Steve’s comments, and if you were like us, you may need a hankie, when he realizes time is getting close for the Daytime Emmy winner to film his final moments as Jason.