Sharing The Credit
To realistically portray Finn’s addiction and detox, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Michael Easton tapped into his personal vault of experiences. “I had a good friend who did that lowrent rehab, where you go through withdrawal with them,” he confesses. “It had been a long time — 25 years! — but it came back clearly in that moment. So it was difficult. I’m glad it’s over.” That said, the actor enjoyed digging into the story. “It was a great challenge, good fun, and you are only as good as your dance partner. And I was very fortunate to share a lot of those scenes with Rebecca Budig (ex-Hayden),” raves the soap-hopper, who’s now clashing with Finola Hughes (Anna) and was previously paired with the likes of Michelle Stafford (Nina), Maura West (Ava) and Kelly Monaco (Sam) — not to mention his ONE LIFE TO LIVE leading ladies Melissa Archer (Natalie), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline), and DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Shannon Sturges (ex-Molly)! “I’m probably the luckiest person in daytime,” he marvels. “I mean, the only through-line is that these amazing actresses are all better than me! That’s the one thing I have going for me.”
Easton’s leading ladies make him look good.