It was a simple gesture, but one which meant quite a bit to many GENERAL HOSPITAL fans who immediately began speculating about what was coming next! We’re talking, of course, about the moment when Officer Rory Cabrera offered Trina a can of soda while she was sitting in the interrogation room at the police station. And the slight smile he flashed her afterward only sealed the deal.
Michael Blake Kruse, who recently made his daytime debut as the rookie cop, believes his alter ego is just trying to be a positive presence amid all the drama surrounding the falsely-accused young woman. “I think the soda scene for me was just a nice thing that Rory would do for almost anyone in that situation, whether he believes her or not,” he explained to Soap Opera Digest. “And then on top of it, she happens to be cute, and I think we made a little connection.
“And on the day, Phideaux [Xavier], who was directing that scene, he really did want us to connect with some eye contact and for me to be very diligent in sending over that soda to help her,” he added. “And he wanted Taby [Tabyana Ali, Trina] to show some gratitude. I think naturally, it just showed a little spark with just a little longer eye contact.”
When Kruse first met Ali it was on the set, and while it was his very first day at GH, it was only her second! “I don’t think she really knew how I was going to fit into the story,” he admitted. “I think she just assumed, and rightfully so, that I was just a day player or a background guy. And then maybe a few days later, Frank [Valentini, the soap’s executive producer] did come up to me and Taby and kind of gave us the gist of where he thought this was going to head and how there might be some type of relationship between the two of us.”
Knowing how rampant the crime is in Port Charles, Kruse knows that Officer Cabrera is going to have his work cut out for him, both on the job and with Trina, but he promises fans that the guy is ready for anything. “I do believe he has a good heart and the best intentions and I think that will show in the next several weeks.”
Stay tuned to GH to see more of Kruse as he establishes Rory in Port Charles and his storyline begins to unfold!
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