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.”
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>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, Luke, 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 (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, “shady” Jenna.</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 trampled to death. As you can see, this didn’t make him the first on the list to receive warm-hearted hugs.</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 and turned her into a… wait, <em>what</em>? Yes, a waitress. “What have I become?” the she-devil can only ask her reflection in perpetuity.</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 Finn. Or both at once if he could pull it off!</p>
Previous in NewsGeneral Hospital’s Kirsten Storms Warmly — and We Do Mean *Warmly*! — Shows Her Love to a Castmate ‘Who Supports Other Women… and Means It’
Next in NewsGeneral Hospital's Laura Wright Opens Up About the Fallacies That Weighed On Her Younger Self: She 'Was Ashamed of Her Body and Thought If She Could Lose 10 More Pounds…'