Social media has become a key component these days to our soap opera habits: we chat amongst ourselves, and even with our favorite soap stars, executives, or personalities. Through social media there is instance feedback on storylines, couples and more, and a way for cast members to connect to their loyal audience. Of course, with the good of social media, there can also be the bad. But if used the right way, fans can chat it up with their favorites, while the cast tries not to spoil any upcoming storylines!
ABC 7 New York’s Sandy Kenyon brought this video segment with the stars of GH to the local Big Apple newscast. In it, Laura Wright (Carly), Ryan Paevey (Nathan), Lynn Herring (Lucy), Finola Hughes (Anna) Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) and William deVry (Julian), all who were back east recently chatted about the world of social media and General Hospital!
Finola Hughes related, “What I like about (social media) is the fact you are instantly in touch with the fans, the people who are watching the show” Meanwhile, Herring revealed: “I think there’s a fine line we’re trying to walk to engage the younger people and keep everyone active, but also keep the stories on edge.”
Vinessa Antoine says she figured out social media comes with the territory now: “When I first started, I didn’t have (social media) in my world. I didn’t have social media to kind of dictate whether you work or not. Now, that’s the deal.”
William deVry added, “And there is a constant sort of struggle as to how much you want to share with the fans.” While Laura Wright chimed in: “We’re not even supposed to tweet who we worked with that day!”
Watch the segment after the jump! Then, let us know if social media has become a key component of your GH soap experience?