ALL MY CHILDREN
Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R) is sorry that his soap son, Robert Adamson (Noah), has flown the coop. “All of the people who have played my children I love to death,” says Morrow. “Hunter [King, ex-Summer] isn’t here anymore, which just kills me, and now Robbie is going to take a break, and that’s upsetting, too. It’s the hard part of the business because I care about my [TV] children so much.” As both a reel and real dad, Morrow knows that he has to let go. “Obviously, Hunter and Robbie are adults, but I’ve been lucky enough to watch them grow into these mature, responsible young people,” he points out. “I’m so proud of them and I love them to pieces. I would do anything for them because to me, they really do feel like they’re my kids, but if you could give me Hunter and Robbie back tomorrow, I would be happy. Thrilled. I wish them luck and I know they’re both going to do well in this business for a very long time. At least I still have my Aly [Lind, Faith]. She’s pretty special to me, as well, so she’s got to help me through this difficult time [chuckles].”
These days, Robin Givens can be seen as the mayor of RIVERDALE, but B&B’s Scott Clifton (Liam) would love to see her reprise her recent role as Steffy’s obstetrician, Dr. Phillips. “She is so freaking cool,” raves Clifton of Givens. “I had not met her before or had any experience with her, but she was really on board. She’s so charismatic and likable, and she kept up with us great on set. She knew all of her lines and she was so natural. A lot of the time, you have day-player doctors who come in and they don’t feel like a doctor, but she absolutely felt like a doctor. They gave her so much technical business that she had to be doing while she was talking, so she was squirting the gel out and turning on the machine at just the right time because we have a prerecorded video of the ultrasound that shows up on the screen, but her motions of putting the thing on Jacqui’s [MacInnes Wood, Steffy] belly had to be perfectly in sync with the video. We have a medical consultant on set, so Robin had to get all of this stuff right. She got thrown into the fire and was still so good-natured and really funny. I hope we have her back.”
GH’s Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) has had a blast reuniting with Steve Burton, who last year reprised the role of one of her character’s favorite clients, Jason. “He is so much fun,” Hennesy beams. “He’s the kind of guy who will walk down the hallway and somehow, those blue eyes seem to be staring off into the middle distance and then he will just sort of reach out and grab you and pull you into a bear hug and you just kind of think, ‘Well, my life is good! There’s nothing I could want or wish for, Steve Burton has me in a bear hug, what else does a girl need?’ He seems to be having so much more fun on set than he did before. He’s just fallen right back in step with the crew — the joking, the camaraderie. It’s a glorious thing to watch and be part of — and I can funnel those feelings right into Diane, who is re-creating that same relationship with Jason that I’m re-creating with Steve. She’s feeling her way with Jason and I’m going, ‘Wow, Steve is back! Is it real? I’ve got to pinch myself!’ Both actress and character are feeling the same emotions, which is a lot of fun. It’s wonderful and it makes it very easy to play.”
Christopher Sean (Paul) is thrilled that he’s gotten to work so much with on-screen dad Drake Hogestyn (John) lately. “I absolutely love Drake!” Sean enthuses. “I mean, he’s taken on a paternal role not only as a character but in my life, as well. I go to him to celebrate moments in my life and milestones, and he’s always so supportive. I literally just left his room right now. We were just hanging out and talking.” Sean is looking forward to celebrating an upcoming work anniversary for Hogestyn. “Big, big things are happening,” Sean adds. “Drake’s coming up on his 4,000th episode here pretty soon. It’s a huge milestone! He’s just freakin’ awesome! I love him. He’s such a great person.” Hogestyn has also given the young actor some important advice. “He’s told me, ‘Stay hungry. Stay humble. Stay focused. Always know that you’re only as good as your last go-round, so make it your best each time round. Swing for the fences,’ ” Sean shares.