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July 28, 2009

General Hospital's Tristan Rogers Talks To Michael Fairman Soaps

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Soap journalist Michael Fairman recently interviewed Tristan Rogers who plays the very popular Robert Scorpio on General Hospital. The Australian actor shared his thoughts about GH:Night Shift and about the show he has been on and off of for twenty years. When asked about General Hospital's declining ratings, here's what he had to say: "I think General Hospital, of all the soaps, is in a real quandary because “GH” is constantly fighting its past, and in particular, it’s fighting its past now. It seems to suddenly have become a real issue. When I went back to the show in 2006 it was starting to bubble, and I don’t know if comments I made at the time helped it bubble up a bit hotter. But, I think what you have got now is an issue with the core body of fans. “GH” has a core body of fans that support it with whatever is happening. Now that core body of fans is deserting it, and when the last one turns off, that’s it. The new fans will not support it in a way that the older, foundational group will. I have been saying for sometime, “This is the group you have to have be supporting.” The show needs to try and maintain these fans and get that group solidified, and then go after the other groups. But, you must keep that fan base and foundation. When you have got no foundation, there is nothing to build on."

For the full interview, click here: TRISTAN INTERVIEW

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