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The daytime world was rocked by the unexpected announcement that Steve Burton would be coming back to GENERAL HOSPITAL, and the actor revealed some more information about his return during a special Facebook Live chat with fans! “I’ll be there for a while,” Burton promised.
The story of his GH return actually began at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards where Burton took home the trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actor. After visiting the press room, the winner found himself locked out of the building when he was approached by agent Bobby Moses. “At the time, I wasn’t necessarily looking for an agent,” Burton admitted, “but I haven’t had an agent for years, so I figured, ‘Okay maybe it’s time to get an agent.’”
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Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Steve Burton (Jason) in 2011. (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Another of Moses’ clients happens to be Maurice Benard (Sonny), so he has a relationship with the soap and the network. “ABC called,” Burton recalled, “they got to talking, and next thing I knew, I’m going back. I’m going home. It’s amazing. I can’t wait. It’s been my home for so long. It’s like my family there. We’re just really looking forward to reuniting and getting it on. I’m super excited.”
While Burton moved to Nashville to spend more time with his family, he’s looking forward to getting back into acting again, even going so far as to set up a studio in his garage so he can record auditions to send to Hollywood without leaving his house! “Bradford [Anderson, Spinelli] actually helped me learn how to put myself on tape,” he confided.
Naturally, Burton couldn’t get into details surrounding his return, especially whether or not he’ll be playing the real Jason Morgan, someone who was given Jason’s original face, or something even more surprising! “You know I can’t say anything about the story,” he declared. “All I know is it’s going to be real soon and there’s going to be a lot of surprises. So stay tuned. We’re going to have a lot of fun!”
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