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RH is one of the best soap actors around. He didn't
|Date:|| Thu, 17-Jan-2013 4:12:30 PM PST |
|Where:||General Hospital Message Board|
|In topic:|| ****Thursday, Jan 17th Spoiler HP**** posted by RehvengeIsSweet|
|In reply to:|| Would the characters be as popular on OLTL if they recast all 3 if the actors posted by Kitchop|
KA/Starr is more complicated for me. She was a brilliant child actor and if you watch her early videos with RH you'll know what I mean. I generally like child actors on soaps but Starr and Todd were way beyond anything I ever saw on a soap before or since. "Cute" just does not capture their magic and history.
Sadly, the writing for KA and OLTL's over eagerness to create teen SL's pushed a sweet young actor into a SL that was about 5 years beyond her ability. Starr was still cute and sweet but her "falling in love" SL and teen HS PG SL was awful. She was too young, the story moved too fast and it was all a train wreck. The mistakes started on OLTL and came to GH.
Same folks at both so I guess nothing could have saved it. I just wish TPTB would have handled Starr's SL like they did Todd's sexual guilt and weakness. They eliminated a over-played SL and allowed the actor to move on. Starr would have been so much better off on GH and as an actor if she would have been introduced less dramatically to GH and minus her "family."
Leave all that behind and play it out with a brief reference to Starr's boyfriend moving to Ireland to be with his parent's. After they broke up in LA. They were never going to be a couple anyway. And they had no reason to continue the things that failed on OLTL.
The toddler would have been harder to deal with. Either bring her on a year or two younger and weave her in (mostly off screen) and let Starr get to know Michael and start her introduction to GH more through her dad. She needed to be introduced more slowly and less dramatically imo. I really like Michael-Starr but the loss of her immediate family fell flat on GH and almost ruined her entire first 6 months.
McBain needed to remain JE or not brought on at all. JE is really a good actor but again, he was over played on OLTL and his ditching Natalie and the baby he just found out was his really did not sit well. But JE has a long history with KMo and they still have fans of "Libby & Caleb" from the old soap PC. Plus JE has good raport with so many actors now on GH - RH right at the top of that list. But also with a lot of old time GH characters/actors.
Starr could have been recast sans boyfriend & baby. With a different SL, an introduction months later and still with Todd as her dad and Michael as her boyfriend. I like KA with CD but it was not an essential actor from OLTL. Starr as a child and younger actor was not the same as the "too rapidly aged and knocked up" Starr Manning.
KMc grew up more slowly, was off-screen for many years and reintroduced to GH completely differently. She still looked too young to be a Doctor with years of research work under her belt. But having the same actor returning was a big plus for the rest of cast and GH fans. And her story developed more slowly and her romance, marriage was played out more realistically.
IMO RH did need to come to GH to get a job. While I consider - carolann - 17-Jan-2013 5:22 PM
- RH was darn good on ATWT imo. But RH came to GH - pita - 17-Jan-2013 6:23 PM
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