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GH’s Wes Ramsey Has a Message for His Haters

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The character of Peter August has changed quite a bit since his introduction on GENERAL HOSPITAL back in November 2017 and he has now become the villain that fans love to hate! And Wes Ramsey has also enjoyed plumbing the depths of his alter ego’s darkness.

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“Actors love the opportunity to dive deep into rich material and the journey of Peter August has been a heightened one, to say the least,” the actor told Soap Opera Digest. “When the house of cards tumbled at the wedding earlier this year, Peter was not only betrayed by those closest to him that he’d learned to love and trust for the first time in his life, but he also learned of his mother’s true identity being Alex Marick, Not Anna Devane.

“I believe Alex’s words the one time she met with Peter have been reverberating through him ever since, settling his identity in a way,” he continued. “So combine that with a lifetime of trying to outrun the legacy of Cesar Faison and you can safely say, whether something in that moment was broken or perhaps born, something most definitely shifted.”

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Peter will do anything to get back Maxie and his daughter.ABC

Although Ramsey admitted that it can be difficult to take himself to such a dark place when he portrays Peter’s evil actions on GH, it helps that he gets to go home to his loving and supportive partner, Laura Wright (Carly), and their precious puppy, Kimba. And while he insists Peter feels no guilt for his nefarious crimes, Ramsey himself feels differently, having actually apologized to Roger Howarth for murdering him as Franco! “We don’t choose what our characters do or don’t do,” he reminded fans. “Those decisions are made for us and — whether we like it or not — we have to tell the story that is scripted for us.”

Still, when the actor meets fans, he notes that they are often quite surprised to realize what a sweetheart he is in real life. “To all the fans who have been supportive and enjoyed this roller coaster alongside me, I feed off your energy and appreciate your enthusiasm,” Ramsey declared. “To anyone who has had a difficult time with my character, my portrayal, or even separating me from my character, just know that Peter August and Henrik Faison only exist in our collective imaginations we share together and that I, Wes, am wishing you abundance and prosperity. And if I’m ever given the opportunity, I’ll be nice to you. It’s how I was raised.”

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