With Prospect Park bringing ONE LIFE TO LIVE back to life on the Web, they retain the rights to the characters of Todd, McBain and Starr, all of whom are currently appearing on GENERAL HOSPITAL. However, the actors are under contract with GH, so the whole situation is kind of a complicated mess. And now it appears that the legal tangles are going to pull the actors off the air very soon, as Michael Easton (McBain) posted on his Facebook page that he couldn’t legally be at GH after Friday, February 8.
“I heard a rumor of some lovely people who were going to stop by the studio for a certain riff raff’s birthday,” he wrote. “Some others who wanted to deliver a cake. Even more wonderful folks who wanted to send cards and treats and I want you to know I am incredibly humbled by these gestures but unfortunately I will not be around to enjoy them. I’ve been informed, that due to some ongoing legal this and that, I cannot be at GENERAL HOSPITAL after February 8th and since I know many of you go to great trouble to do something special, I just don’t want to see anybody’s efforts go to waste (especially the lovely person who always sneaks in the fine Irish Whiskey). If it’s not too bold, may I suggest a donation to The American Cancer Society instead. Then some good will have come out of this…”
What this means for Roger Howarth (Todd) and Kristen Alderson (Starr) is unclear, but they’ll likely be in the same position. We’re currently looking into this and we’ll pass along the details as we get them!