Hey Cupid! Why Not Point That Arrow On Someone Older Than Forty?
With so much emphasis recently on the Jason/Sam/Elizabeth triangle, Soaps.com General Hospital Editor Julie Clark Robinson thought it would be interesting to give readers a viewpoint on more mature characters and their romantic potential. You know what that means; she went to her favorite leading lady � Jackie Zeman!
Recently soaps.com did a poll asking fans which veteran character they'd most like to see with a major storyline and guess who won by a landslide? Bobbie Spencer! How do you feel about that?
I feel excited and honored and would like to thank the people who voted for Bobbie.
Knowing soaps (the way we all do!), a major storyline is almost always synonymous with romance. The last time Bobbie had a date as far as we can remember was with Jerry Jacks. Do you think she is ready to try again?
Ready, willing and wanting. Jerry Jacks is the man who seems to have it all. As a viewer I think it would be exciting to see Bobbie with someone sooo terrific. When a mature woman finds a great romantic partner it reminds all of us that our only limitation is our own imagination. We can have it all and I would be thrilled, as Bobbie, to be an example of this.
What do you think a "mature" character's romantic storyline offers soap fans?
Life is filled with all kinds of amazing possibilities. "First times" are always an adventure. Most women find excitement and pleasure in the "first times" motherhood presents to us. Once our children are grown we have to relearn how to live our lives with joy and passion and inspiration. The happiest, most successful people I know are those who are open to change and are willing to explore the possibilities. It takes desire and courage to modify and change behavior patterns. But the results can be enormously rewarding. Albert Einstein once said "Insanity is continuing to repeat the same behavior and expecting to get different results." We, in daytime, have an opportunity to explore this concept in a way that can be inspirational and therefore of great value to our viewers.
I'm sure you realize that GH has a LOT of fans who are fiercely interested in Jason's love life. What do you think a romance that involves older characters can offer these fans?
We can all learn from experience. No matter what age we are, we continue to grow. Life is a series of chapters and as we enter each one there is always something new to learn. Discovery is never boring and I believe that soap viewers are deeply affected by the emotional connection and the mutual memories they share with the characters. As a long-time soap fan I know I am.