ABC ‘General Hospital’ (GH) spoilers finds that depending on how you look at it, filming all of those soap love scenes can either be a piece of cake of very complicated, especially with the cast and crew looking over your shoulder with every move you make. However, actor James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) has some very interesting advice for those who need a little bit of extra encouragement, especially when filming their first love scene. Here’s what he has to say.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the actor, who also played Will Cortlandt on All My Children, shared some unique advice that he got on set himself.
ABC ‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Here’s How James Patrick Stuart Tackles Those Love Scenes
He said, “I’d never had a love scene before, so I started working out like an insane person. This was spring or summer in New York, so of course I’m dripping all over poor Robin Christopher! I remember doing that love scene; I was so uncomfortable, and I’m sure she was, too, and I remember Henry Kaplan,the director, was like, Can you not breathe so heavy? It’s nauseating!’ In those days, the control room at All My Children, they had this rule where the camera guys had headsets and the talent was never allowed to go near the headsets, because they reserved the right to say the most horrible things behind your backs!”
If that weren’t enough, James added, “I would occasionally mix them up during a lunch break, just to see those big saucer eyes when the cameras started rolling!”
It’s a good thing that there are people like James Patrick Stuart always readily available to share his best industry advice, right? Ha! General Hospital airs weekdays on the ABC network. Check your local listings for times.
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