General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey Reveals the Castmate to Whom He Felt Like He Had to Not Only Apologize But Apologize ‘Profusely’
But hey, that’s par for the course, we suppose, when your character puts an end to someone else’s.
It would be an understatement to say that Franco’s death on General Hospital was hard on “Friz” fans. But there’s actually someone who might have taken the plot twist even harder: Wes Ramsey, whose nefarious Peter killed Elizabeth’s husband.
Not only did the real-life sweetheart apologize to castmate Roger Howarth — who’s since been resurrected in the new role of Austin — he apologized “profusely,” he tells Soap Opera Digest. “For any fans listening, we don’t choose what our characters do or don’t do. Those decisions are made for us, and — whether we like it or not — we have to tell the story that is scripted for us.”
That said, Ramsey has no problem going to the dark side when it’s called for on screen — and heaven knows, it’s been called for with the erstwhile Henrik Faison a lot. “If you dig deep enough, you can always discover that small spark you need for yourself,” he says. “And with one small spark, you can burn a whole forest down.”
Not that delving into Peter’s twisted psyche can’t be an emotional drain on the actor. “It can be,” his portrayer admits. Walking a mile in the villain’s shoes can be akin to going to hell and back. But “it is a gift and a privilege… to be able to do what we do.”
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Plus, at the end of the day, he is given all of the support that he needs. After all, “I get to go home to a beautiful and compassionate partner [in Laura Wright, Carly] who understands what it takes.
“Our puppy Kimba really helps, too,” he adds. How could she not? Just look at that face.
As Peter continues his reign of terror, check out the below photo gallery of soaps’ all-time greatest villains.
<p>Ridge Forrester’s old flame wasn’t — wait for it — clowning around when she sought to replace the child that his mother had convinced her to abort. If that meant dressing like Pennywise with her shrink, kidnapping one of her ex’s subsequent kids or weaponizing a boa constrictor, so be it.</p>
<p>Considering that the Necktie Killer went on a murder spree in Salem, it’s a real testament to portrayer Robert Scott Wilson that not only was that character redeemed — to the point that he and “victim” Will Horton became pals — but the actor was eventually given a whole new part to play.</p>
<p>These days, she uses her powers for good. Well, good as she sees it, anyway. But when we first met the card-carrying conniver, she was the sort who thought nothing of drugging her favorite rock star, tampering with paternity tests and getting away with (attempted) murder.</p>
<p>Was he a popular villain? No. Fans didn’t want him to die because they loved to hate him, they just hated-hated him. Still, the erstwhile Henrik Faison lived up to his lineage by wreaking havoc on Port Charles for years. Even Liesl Obrecht was appalled that he gave Drew Cain a boo-boo.</p>
<p>Another second-generation baddie, Stefano DiMera’s diabolical daughter has done Daddy proud by being such a “creative” hellion that, when the actual devil passed through Salem, even they were like, “Damn, girl!” Here, she subtly suggests that her steak was undercooked.</p>
<p>If the title <em>Mommie Dearest</em> wasn’t already taken, Wyatt might have used it to write a tell-all about his mad, mad mom, a sociopath with a (very pointy) heart of gold. That, or half brother Liam might title <em>his</em> biography <em>Blame It On the Mother — </em>Wyatt’s<em> Mother.</em></p>
<p>If something rotten was going down in Llanview, this Mob boss always made the list of usual suspects — with good reason; he was more often than not as guilty as sin! Even here, look: He’s strong-arming better half Alex into making prank calls. Or, well… something.</p>
<p>Port Charles’ merciless queen of mean didn’t just place curses on people, she freakin’ <em>was</em> one. Just ask any of the surviving relatives who can bear to speak her name. Or, if you can track him down, the “late” Luke Spencer, with whom she had a very “special” way of making a point.</p>
<p>Surprised to see a current “anti-hero” on the list? You wouldn’t be if you remembered what he did to Michael Scott (and no, not the one from <em>The Office</em>). Or what he did to Phyllis (Marco, anyone?). Or what he did to Jack Abbott (the name Mary Jane ring a bell? Or Kelly?).</p>
<p>As complicated a conniver as the scourge of Springfield was, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Joan Jett had written for him “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Then again, maybe it was commissioned by his onetime wife — and eventually embittered ex-wife — “shady” Jenna Bradshaw.</p>
<p>“Mess with a bull, ya get the horns” was sorta the unspoken motto of the amoral supervillain who once plotted to have estranged wife Barbara Ryan trampled to death. As you can see, this didn’t make him the first on the list to receive warm-hearted hugs, even from son Paul.</p>
<p>It speaks volumes about how awesome a villain Nina Chancellor’s would-be merry widower was that when his reign of terror ended, he was — we kid you not — <em>trash-compacted</em> to death. We can’t define irony, but we know it when we see it. And <em>that</em>, folks, was it!</p>
<p>Truth be told, this soap-hopping menace to society would probably rank higher, were it not for the fact that <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> defanged her for a while and turned her into a… wait, <em>what</em>? Yes, a waitress. Thankfully, she eventually saw that menacing glint return to the eyes staring back at her.</p>
<p>Rest assured, anytime the erstwhile P.K. Sinclair wasn’t Port Charles’ public enemy No. 1, he was aspiring to be. Anything to “wow” his beloved Anna Devane — or do away with competition like, at least in this photo, Hamilton Finn.</p>
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