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|Interview: Kimberly McCullough Talks #GH50, ABC Directing Program and Her Desire to Return as Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake|
|Topic Started: Apr 20 2013, 02:55 PM (2,957 Views)|
|bellajewel||Apr 20 2013, 02:55 PM Post #1|
INTERVIEW: Kimberly McCullough Talks #GH50, ABC Directing Program and Her Desire to Return as Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake
By Regan Cellura on April 20, 2013
As a huge part of General Hospital history, Kimberly McCullough (Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake) was on hand to celebrate the show’s past and help look into its future at the recent Paley Center event. I was lucky enough to steal time with the very fun McCullough, who told me about the ABC Directing program, a GH alum she recently spent time with and of course I asked her about her adorable on-screen daughter Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma).
The General Hospital fan in McCullough is up-to-date on all the happenings in Port Charles , while the director in her had a tip for the Nurse’s Ball. McCullough also dished about the possibility of a Robin return.
Daytime Confidential: Just a little bit on your directing. I know you’re out there doing that, how’s it going?
Kimberly McCullough: It’s going really well. I just did my first episode of Shake it Up called "Halloween it Up".
DC: My nieces are going to be ecstatic when I tell them!
KM: Oh I was ecstatic! It was so fun and Zendaya is doing so great on Dancing with the Stars right now. So I did that and right now I’m an ABC Director Fellow, so I'm in the program and shadowing different shows.I'm actually going to shadow on Homeland in two weeks which I'm very excited about.
DC: You also got to work with Tyler Christopher on ABC Family’s The Lying Game, right?
KM: Yes, we’re waiting on a pick-up for that. I'm praying I get to direct that show, it would be great. So yeah, I'm just doing that and this is random, but I just
got back last night from shadowing Stephen Kay who was Reginald the Quartermaine butler on General Hospital. He’s a really well known director now.
DC: Are we going to see Robin back anytime soon? Will it fit into the busy directing schedule?
KM: I would like to, put it that way. It’s just a matter if Frank wants me back and if they can work with my schedule. We'll just have to see how it goes, but of
course I’d be open to it. I miss my family.
DC: I know you’re a big fan of the show regardless, have you been watching?
KM: I am! I watch it all the time.
DC: You have to tell us your thoughts on the Nurses Ball and of course Brooklyn Rae Silzer.
KM: She kills me, that kid! Kills me! I mean I cry all the time just because she’s just so cute and I’m so happy. But, I love the Nurses Ball, I thought it was great. The one thing I thought is that there should be people, it looked a little sparse. See, I’m doing the directing thing. [Laughs]
DC: No, I remember back in the day there being a lot more people in the audience at the Nurses Ball.
KM: Yeah, there needs to be like 30 more people. Other than that, it was great.
DC: Congratulations on everything and good luck with all that’s coming up!
KM: Thank you, I really appreciate that.
Source: Daytime Confidential
Edited by bellajewel, Apr 20 2013, 03:00 PM.
|Kevin_Buchanan||Apr 21 2013, 01:16 AM Post #2|
GH should bring Robin back, and say goodbye to Britt & Sabrina, or at least end their storylines with Patrick. I like Sabrina with Milo. She's ok in small doses, maybe putting her on recurring. Britt if redeemed would be ok to keep, maybe pair her with AJ!
|Mason||Apr 21 2013, 08:20 AM Post #3|
||GH can't bring Robin back full-time if KM isn't willing to do that. As for Britt, she doesn't need to be redeemed. I hated her at first, but right now, I think she's just about the perfect balance of bitchy/snarky and vulnerable (and this show needs at least one character who doesn't just adore Sabrina).|
|WrecklessLove||Apr 22 2013, 11:19 AM Post #4|
||i hope she comes back. im new to this board, so im not sure what its like, but other other boards, the hatred for Teresa Castillo is 90% because of Robin not being there. and i do mean hatred. and not just for the character of Sabrina. they go in on her as a person. i dont get it. Teresa is a sweet girl who is playing what is written for her. and its clearly just filler stuff until Kim comes back full time. well, if she comes back full time. Personally i like the current arc for Patrick. i mean, they couldnt just leave him without a storyline after the addiction stuff. I love Sabrina because Emma loves Sabrina lol whatever Emma wants, i am her for. shes so damn cute lol. I hate Britt, but thats kinda the point i guess lol.|
|granolagirl||Apr 22 2013, 12:33 PM Post #5|
||I love that she's still open to coming back if it works with her schedule. I think Frank and Ron could use another short arc to move the story forward. At some point Patrick has to find out she's alive.|
|lovetoloveya||Apr 22 2013, 08:14 PM Post #6|
I keep reading all these reasons why TC should be given a pass( pretty and sweet) but that's not why many can't stand her on GH. They can't stand her because she's overexposed and average in the acting department. Not nearly strong enough to be a lead.
I don't even like Robin. I wish they would've just killed off the character. As for KMC either she wants to be on full time and dedicated to a story or she doesn't!
Edited by lovetoloveya, Apr 22 2013, 08:15 PM.
|nightfan||Apr 24 2013, 03:02 AM Post #7|
||I completely disagree with anyone who says Teresa can't act. I've been amazed by all the scrubs at GH. Each and every one of them could appear in the Grey's Anatomy ensemble. Easily.|
|WrecklessLove||Apr 24 2013, 05:46 PM Post #8|
saying a soap actor is bad at acting is always funny as hell to me lmao i mean come on. thats kinda the point lol joking aside tho, i think she was playing a shy immature dork because.... thats what was written.
I will admit, for a few weeks there, she was on a lot. i can see how that could be annoying for someone who doesnt like the storyline. I'll tell yall, if i never hear the word Relish again, it'll be too damn soon
|Kaycee||Jul 4 2013, 10:06 PM Post #9|
||Id Love to see Robin Back.. Maybe with Amnesia, She could show up at the Hospital, and shock Patrick.. We would be able to see him struggle with his feelings for Sabrina and His Wife who does not remember him at all, And also Sabrina's struggle to accept that Robin is back even if only physically.. Such a story could give Kim time for her ventures, and be at GH..Also opens story for them to Discover what happened to her. I would LOVE IT|
|natdot99||Jul 4 2013, 10:50 PM Post #10|
The issue some fans have with Sabrina is that she has been propped by nearly every character on the show. I just rewatched the pre-nurse ball and everyone was singing Sabrina, Sabrina.
I like Britt because she a strong woman with a flawed personality. Several patients have commented on her medical skills, so her story is more interesting than Sabrina.
|Dreamy||Jul 4 2013, 11:59 PM Post #11|
Kinda like the recent Lulu storyline? She was kidnapped by Stavros & could not remember anything about her life or who she was.
|Renegade_Killerbee||Jul 5 2013, 11:05 AM Post #12|
My post on this will be short because this sums up my sentiments 100%
|Dakota||Jul 5 2013, 12:28 PM Post #13|
World Cup June 12, 2014- July 13, 2014
|Nice interview by Kimberly.|
|Renegade_Killerbee||Jul 6 2013, 11:55 AM Post #14|
When she first left the show (back in 1998), wasn't that to become a director?
Why does it take 15 years to become a movie director? That's longer than it takes to become a doctor or a lawyer.
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