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Michael Easton Pays Tribute to Kelly Monaco


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On May 23, General Hospital star Michael Easton (Finn) shared a clip from the soap’s spinoff Port Charles, in honor of his friend and co-star on both soaps, Kelly Monaco (Sam)!

“Today’s throwback is in honor of our friend, Kelly Monaco’s birthday,” he wrote. “Kelly is one of my favorite people on the planet. She is kind, beautiful, and talented and since she doesn’t seem to age, I suspect she actually might be a vampire. Happy Birthday, kid.”

The clip Easton shared from Port Charles features his character, vampire Caleb Morley, seducing Monaco’s character of Livvie Locke. When the GH spinoff abandoned its original hospital-centric storylines in 2000 for shorter, telenovela-style arcs, it also delved into the supernatural with vampires, time travel, angels, and more. Caleb and Livvie became the soap’s breakout supercouple that still has loyal fans to this day.

When Port Charles came to an end in 2003, Monaco joined the cast of GH as con artist Sam McCall, and Easton found himself over on One Life To Live playing detective John McBain. When OLTL was canceled in 2012, multiple characters were brought over to GH including John. It was then that GH revisited Port Charles’ vampire storyline and Easton briefly played the additional role of Stephen Clay, who believed himself to be Caleb. (It’s complicated!)

Unfortunately, due to legal issues with Prospect Park’s OLTL online revival, GH was no longer able to use the OLTL characters and Easton was recast as Stephen’s brother, Dr. Silas Clay. The soap tried to capture lightning in a bottle again by pairing Monaco and Easton’s characters of Sam and Silas, but it didn’t work as well as it had on Port Charles and Silas was killed off in 2015.

While Easton and Monaco may not share many scenes together on GH these days, the two remain very close… and who knows what the future might hold?

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