A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

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A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby PelphreyPosse » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:39 pm

I thought I might tell all of you about the converstion I talked about in the 3RD SOAP CRUISE TOPIC. As the last meet and greet was winding down before our break until the cocktail party (last event on the ship), I was walking across the floor headed to my tote bag when I walked in front of Kim and Robert's group. Kim yelled out to me to come over and so I did. I was the last person standing there so I took the opportunity to ask them both a question that had been on my mind for the last 4 months or so. I attended the final GL fanclub weekend in NYC in Sept. and then all 3 of the So Long Springfield events in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Las Vegas. I had many chats with longtime GL fans from all around the country and it was so evident how much they all held GL in their hearts through generations of relatives watching the show together. I asked Robert with Kim hanging on his shoulder, if I could ask one more question. Robert smiled and said "I didn't think there was anything left that you don't know, but fire away." I asked him if over the last 4 months in doing all those events that I had been front and center for, if they really and truly had grasped what a hugh impact they had on all these people playing Josh and Reva. I knew that both of them knew they were popular, but they tape in a box so to speak, with no audience except for the crew and it's difficult for them to actually see the results of all their hard work. I told them the the cancellation of GL had hit me very hard, but with all the personal appearances I had been fortunate to be at, I really had not lost them yet. I told them GL was in my heart along with them, and I knew that I was different from most fans because I had the personal connection of knowing them as well as the characters that they portrayed. Robert had his hand on his chin pose and I knew that he was listening intently and Kim's eyes filled up with tears, which totally made me cry, also. He looked over at her and said "I can speak for her and say that yes, over the last 4 months we HAVE realized just what GL has meant, and we DID NOT REALLY get that before the cancellation". He then thanked me again for the photo album I had given him and one to Kim and we all left. That would be the end of this encounter, I thought but I was wrong. At the cocktail party, each actor was given the microphone to say a few final words, and Kim's were that she thanked everyone for all the sharing of drinks, around 400 she figured! Then Robert who was last, took the microphone and started to tell a story. He told everyone that he and I had just had a converstion that touched his heart in such a strong way. He told everybody what I had asked him and what he had answered me. Everyone in the room starting looking at me and he extended his arm and said that they really got it and he thanked me and loved me. THAT'S the kind of people that came off our show.

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby calliope » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:20 pm

That was nice. :)

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby fan39 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:09 pm

Thats awesome!! you are so lucky as far as getting to interact with our Guiding Light actors, you go PelphreyPosse! And thank you so much for always sharing your stories with us.

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby PelphreyPosse » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:25 pm

Thanks, I have always loved Robert but he is man of few words and I never ever talked to him like I do with Kim so it really took me by surprise that he would say and do that in front of the whole soap cruise fanbase. It will always be one of my most special memories of GL. I just wish I had it on video.

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby merrymary » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:07 pm

You gotta love that Robert, a man of few words, but what hunk. How nice he called you out among all the other fans on the cruise. Do you think they will continue with these cruises, and will the GL stars continue to come aboard ?

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby Rosie Butterface » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:06 pm

Hi PP, thanks for the update. The way you described RN/Josh holding his chin, I could see it in my mind:0) It was such a good question you asked them! GL and cast has touch so many lives--the fact that tis board is still going shows the GL LOVE!

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby PelphreyPosse » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:01 pm

Hi, Ms.Mary been wondering where you were. Yes, there is the GL cruise out of NYC in late July and early Aug. going to St. John and Halifax Nova Scotia with 12 actors, most of the main cast, Kim, Robert, Jordan, Justin, Jerry Ver Dorn, Liz Keifer, Michal O'Leary, Marcy, Ron Raines. Grant, Tina and Beth. I am planning to go on that one too. There is one more SLS show in Conn. on March 7 at a casino resort, don't think I can make that one cause it's on a Sunday and I would have to ask off from work and I really can't take off any more this year until May. I'm quite sure that Soap Cruise #4 in Feb. of 2011 will have some of the GL actors because they are so popular with the fans, like Tom P. and Jeff B. and Kim and Robert. They really impressed Mike Gold of the soap cruise fame.
Rosie, I'm hoping when the video of the cruise comes out that they put the actor's remarks at the end on it and I would have Robert talking about me. A girl can dream can't she? Good to hear from you again.

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby Cindy-Striped-Socks » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:44 pm

That was very touching and it couldnt happen to a nicer more deserving fan! Thanks for sharing. :))

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby PelphreyPosse » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:45 pm

Thanks Cindy for the kind words. I was introduced once on the cruise by one of the actors and he said I was the fan with class. That meant a lot to me because what I think he meant was that I never lose my head around them and act foolish or ever call them by their character name. They are always actors playing a part to me, and I guess it's paid off for me over the years. I've never considered myself classy but just smart in my approach to them. You want them to remember you and like you, not avoid you. And there are those out there that they dread to see, unfortunately.

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Re: A conversation with Josh and Reva or Robert/Kim

Postby Rosie Butterface » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:19 am

Quote PelphreyPosse: Thanks Cindy for the kind words. I was introduced once on the cruise by one of the actors and he said I was the fan with class. That meant a lot to me because what I think he meant was that I never lose my head around them and act foolish or ever call them by their character name. They are always actors playing a part to me, and I guess it's paid off for me over the years. I've never considered myself classy but just smart in my approach to them. You want them to remember you and like you, not avoid you. And there are those out there that they dread to see, unfortunately.


PP, you are classy in so many ways---never doubt that!


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