General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that there is a new character in Port Charles who fans love to hate and he’s been entertaining the audience with his audacious hijinks. Newbie Dan White hit the ground running as Elijah Crowe, a bad guy who thought he could best amnesiac Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).
White recently spoke out about his character and we have all the exciting details for you here!
General Hospital spoilers: Dan White Plays Elijah Crowe
White told Daytimeconfirnetial.com, “I was cast in January and I started shooting the second week of February. I had my first two scenes, when Elijah was trying to buy the Tan-O and it being foiled. We find out we’re on hold [to shoot another episode] about 10 days before, and we find out we’re booked about six days before. As soon as I got done [with my first show], I found out I was on hold for two more episodes. The audition said two episodes, maybe more, and I’ve already done episode 16!”
White enthused, “I’m so happy about it, and I feel like I have my training at CalArts and my wonderful acting coach, Gloria Gifford, to thank. I had a series on Showtime years ago based on the Barber Shop movies and we shot one episode a week. We had a lot of time —and several takes! So, stepping [onto a soap] with two big-time actors, it’s definitely been a challenge, but one that was welcome.”
General Hospital spoilers: Dan White Loves Being on GH
White was quick to recognize the costars he is acting opposite, including Maurice Benard and Cynthia Watros (Nina Reeves). According to White, “I had heard wonderful things about Maurice’s work ethic and how much he likes to play with other actors. He’s so gracious and it’s been so cool to get a chance to work with him.”
Of Cynthia he said that she is generous and, “made me feel very welcome. She’s just a lovely person. She’s kind and giving and open and gives you a lot of energy in a scene. It’s wonderful to act with her.”
General Hospital spoilers: What Happens Next in Port Charles?
This is White’s first daytime role and it sounds like he’s having a blast. Of his role he said, “I like to refer to it as the jackpot I hit. When I found out who I was going to be spending my time with, I was like, ‘Wow!’ To step into this role with Maurice and Cynthia [Watros, Nina] is just fantastic. Like many people, I watched soaps with my grandma, so I knew Sonny Corinthos as the gangster we all love. I knew that coming in, and that was really exciting.”
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