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Laura Wright and Steve Burton on Working Together Again on GH


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Fans weren’t the only ones excited when Steve Burton returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Jason — his castmates were, too! In particular, Laura Wright, who was thrilled to revisit the Jason/Carly relationship with the return of her friend and co-star… as well as all the numerous other storyline possibilities that Jason’s return could inspire!

“Steve and I are so close as friends and then we also really love and understand and respect the Jason/Carly relationship and all aspects of it,” she confided to Soap Opera Digest. “And that’s just my character’s story with him! There’s also his dynamic with Sam and dynamic with Elizabeth and dynamic with Sonny. And how about his children? Jason has kids that are teenagers now that are going to be asking questions. I mean, there are just so many options [for where his story will go]!”

Wright was really looking forward to working with Burton again. “I was so excited,” she declared. “Oh my God, it’s like going home, working with Steve. The scenes were incredible. Our stage manager was like, ‘Oh my God, you had me in tears.’ It was quiet, it was caring, it was so perfect.”

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Carly and Jason even became man and wife… although only briefly!Eric McCandless/ABC

Burton also enjoyed taping those first scenes where Carly discovers Jason is alive. “I thought how they shot it was amazing,” he said. “Laura and I always have great chemistry, so there was really no running lines. Any time there’s any kind of emotional reunion or whatever it may be, we just want to get it on camera. We don’t want to really talk before, and we didn’t really have to prepare much, quite honestly, because of the history [between our characters]. We just wanted to get into it because we knew that without pushing or forcing, it was probably going to be emotional, and I think those scenes came out great.”

Agreeing, Wright added: “It just felt right, you know?”

Stay tuned to see how Jason’s return to Port Charles continues to affect the canvas as the storyline unfolds!

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