Imagine waking up one morning to nine voicemail messages, and texts from six different people. That is exactly what happened to Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan, GENERAL HOSPITAL) the day that the nominations were announced for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, even though the day before, a friend insisted to the actor that he would be on the list! “I had 9 new voicemails and about 6 text messages. ‘Oh, it must have happened!'” says the actor with a laugh. “I knew it was postponed, so I wasn’t exactly sure when the nominations were going to be. That morning, it was like, ‘Ok, here we go!'” It was certainly a nice start to the day! “I didn’t know what to do after that!”
Among those well-wishers were former co-stars Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky) and Alyshia Ochse (ex-Cassandra). “I went off the show not exactly the way I wanted to. I wanted to go out with a bang, and then I kind of snuck out with a little whimper,” he says with a chuckle. “It’s kind of nice, all these months later to be nominated.”
And even though he’ll be competing against former co-star Chad Duell (Michael) for the Outstanding Younger Actor title, Parsons doesn’t mind one bit. “I was really excited for him last year, and it didn’t quite work out. I hope it’s between the two of us. I hope it stays in the family, so to speak.”
Since exiting GH, the Aussie has been auditioning for projects left and right. “I had a great pilot season,” he shares. “I screen tested for a couple of things. I’m on hold for another thing. It’s been really fun, and it’s been a whole variety of things. Getting to sit down and read 150 pages of a script I’ve never read before. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to leave GH. I loved the show, and I loved everyone there. It was just the same character for 3 years, and that’s not something that you’re used to as an actor. When you do theater, you do a part for a couple of months, and then it’s over. So it’s been nice to try on all these different faces.”
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