The highly-anticipated online series Winterthorne is set to have its debut tomorrow (Aug 27th). On-Air On-Soaps caught up with cast members: Kathleen Gati (Liesl, General Hospital), Gordon Thomson (Ex-Dynasty, Santa Barbara), and Winterthorne creator and actor, Michael Caruso for some quick red carpet interviews at the Winterthorne premiere held just over a week ago.
After attending the exclusive screening what we can tell you is – that if you are a fan of Kathleen Gati’s work on General Hospital – you must see her in this tour de force performance in Winterthorne! After the screening, those in attendance and her fellow cast members were a-buzz about her portrayal. You will see how Gati figures into the equation as the story of Winterthorne begins to unravel.
On the red carpet, Kathleen did share this about her role: “I play Valentina Winterthorne, the aunt of Miranda. It was a lovely project and I enjoyed working on it, and I am very excited to see the end result. I worked a lot with Martha Madison (Miranda), and she is incredible and lovely to work with.”
Those expecting Gordon Thomson to play some backstabbing manipulative black sheep character, which has been a staple throughout his soap career, may be somewhat surprised by the role he plays in Winterthorne. Thomson revealed: “I play Max Winterthorne, and he does one bad thing for a very good reason in the show. It’s actually a brilliant piece of plotting. He’s actually very kind and a good man.”
Michael Caruso, who created Winterthorne and has a key role in the series, discussed with us how the entire project came to be: “I met Martha Madison at the Daytime Emmys two years ago and I thought she was absolutely incredible. There was something about her that stuck with me. I had kind of been thinking about this show for awhile and so my wife and I had a lunch meeting with Martha. I pitched the idea to her. Martha loved it, and so the rest is history, and we went from there. Winterthorne is about a bunch of powerful women that happen to run a candy business, and it’s a little more complicated than that!
As to what Caruso hopes the audience will take away from the much-hyped series: “It’s not like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – it’s candy, but it’s really a female family-driven drama. The show is a fantasy that I want people to just enjoy. Don’t try to make sense of it. Try to give yourself over to the characters. Just follow this crazy family on their journey, and just enjoy all of the candy, all of the crazy, and all of the characters. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy a little Winterthorne.”
After the jump check out our video chats with Kathleen, Gordon & Michael. Will you be checking out Winterthorne ? Let us know!