Today’s episode of General Hospital had a huge Friday cliffhanger, when it was revealed which character ran down and killed Little Jake! When the dust settles, it turns out that it’s none other than Luke Spencer! You can just imagine the drama that unfolds on next week’s episodes of GH when all of PC learns that Luke was drinking at the time of the accident and did the deed.
TV Guide has an absolutely sensational and revealing interview out today with Anthony Geary (Luke) about what he calls, “his greatest acting challenge” and something Geary is excited to see play out. Here are a just a few juicy excerpts!
Geary on how would Luke ever get over the fact he killed a 4-year-old child: “He doesn’t. I think this ghost will haunt him forever. For the first time, I cannot even guess where my character will be in six months. This is a real life changer for Luke, and I’m thrilled. People have asked me, “Why would you want to be the guy who killed a child?” Hello, we’re acting. This is drama. I’m not trying to save anybody’s reputation here. I’m looking for the strongest material I can get my hands on. And this is pretty darn strong stuff. I’m not here to be popular or to create a character that’s loved by millions. If that happens, fine, but the opportunity to embrace this material is something I would never, ever walk away from.”
Geary on how Lucky reacts to the news that Luke is the perp! “Lucky blames the alcohol but Luke sees this as Lucky’s deep need to hate the alcohol so that he doesn’t hate Luke. Again, Luke doesn’t want to blame the booze. He wants to take full responsibility for what he’s done, which is a really warped kind of nobility. He’s a perverse man. He’s real damaged goods, and you’ll see a lot of that damage in the way he handles this crisis. I think this will be the closest Luke has ever come to suicide. [Laughs] I become instantly unpopular whenever people ask me, “How would you like to see Luke to leave the show?” And I say, “I’d like him to kill himself.” It seems the only appropriate way for a superman to go.”
Geary on his initial thought he was told Luke would be the guy who ran down little Jake: GH head writer, Bob Guza pitched the idea to me because he wanted to make sure I was OK with it, and of course I was all for it. In all my years on GH, I don’t think Luke has ever had anything so important happen in his life.”
What do you think of the decision to make Luke the PC resident who hit little Jake? Let us know.