GH Fans Fight to Keep Drew Garrett in Port Charles



General Hospital fans aren't losing Drew Garrett without a fight. In an effort to keep the star in Port Charles fans have created a Facebook campaign and You Tube video (see after the jump). The Facebook campaign already boasts over 1,100 members and is growing. ABC affiliate WPBF spoke with Garrett about his time on GH and the campaign. He stated,

"Whether I stayed on the show one year or four years or two years, it was a great experience regardless, and a great tool for my career,"

 

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Grimm's picture
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 Anyone read an exit interview for Garrett yet?  I'm curious to see what he says is the reason for the separation....

soapfan8's picture
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i will sign petitions and join and support the campaign i am dissapointed and pissed off at drew garrett being let go the character of morgan leaving is sad but the child actor left for the chance at a pilot but he wanted to stay and he is so gracious from his statement he was an amazing actor on this show with great chemistry with the characters of sonny,carly,dante,morgan,kristina he was amazing i hope they realized they made a huge mistake because no offense to his replacement the actor chad duell but i dont think he will have the great chemistry with his family GH characters like drew did and i wont believe chad as michael what were they thinking and U DONT RECAST IN THE MIDDLE OF A STORY LIKE THIS its like well i know sarah brown is on BanB but the recast in this story is like claudia is really alive and thats how sonny is cleared as NOT GUILTY

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I would GLADLY sign this petition if I thought it would do any good. Most of these petitions end up being little more than a waste of time and effort. The executives are far more powerful and influential than we give them credit for, and once they make their decisions, 9 times out of 10, it's a done deal.

I really wish that Drew Garrett wasn't leaving, but I have made peace with it. I am gonna give this "Disney guy" a chance, and I hope he is equally as spectacular, if not more so than Drew.

Besides, GH has a well-documented history of throwing away good actors. I could start naming names, but.....................we can all name at least TEN actors that GH has fired, dropped to recurring status, pushed on the backburner only to end up killing off and refused to bring back, apparently because of budgetary reasons (Genie Francis????)...........

I am just gonna wait and see what happens before I start screaming bloody murder. I might actually like this Chad Duell kid. We'll see!!!!

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ICAM--WHY a recast in the middle of a storyline???   It just does not make sense!  Of course, TIIC have made these bonehead moves for so many years that we should get used to them by now...no!--don't like--and no one can change my mind about it!

I did not know that Morgan's character was being replaced as well...too bad.  As you said, the actor has great rapport with those around him.

Keep making these types of decision, GH will soon be in the same shape as ATWT, GL, AW, and so many more.  One would think/fell that this genre will be gone...period! 

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 I don't know if it will work I hope it does...
Nothing against the new Guy , But I don't think the recast will work, DG Made Michael to his own, he shined every scene he did..
And the most important thing is that He looked so much like his family , He looked like Steve and Laura and the new kid is not...

Drew had amazing amazing chemistry with all 3 of his TV parents Jason Sonny and Carly and that is hard thing to do, so why do they think he can not be good in the story line they wanted for Michael???

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General Hospital surely has made a mistake with the Drew Garrett recast.  Y&R will need to be aging the character of Kyle Abbott now that Marcy Rylan has been cast as an aged NuAbby.  Bring him on Y&R, you are number one for a reason. He could even play the role of Noah Newman, the current actor is off doing other television projects.

Grimm's picture
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 The timing of the recast and the sudden nature of it is what says to me that there is something else going on beyond just a decision to "hunk" or "age" the role of Michael further.

GH LOVER's picture
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 From what  I read JF told Drew that they want a new direction  with Michael and Drew is not it...  

troymcclure's picture
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Hell yeah keep Drew Garrett on GH.  The recast makes no sense whatsoever.  The recast isn't dreamier then Drew so that theory goes out the window.  If the want to take Michael in a new direction then isn't it better to have soaps best younger actor playing the part, ie Drew?

Shoot, I'm still pissed about this decision and hope that in 4 months time we will get "Drew Garrett returns as Michael Corinthos" promos

Cyberologist's picture
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I would like to read "once" that fans voices were heard and they would acquiesce but I doubt if this regime cares what fans want and aren't willing to do anything to change their decision. GH under this corporate regime just doesn't care and continues to alienate their fans with their dictorial stance and sometimes just throwing fans a bone could do good for their dogmatic arrogant image.

Sudsers are run by cookie cutter execs now...they laud in the impression they don't  really don't care about their fans however the commodity they are selling ultimately is in the power of fans...who simply stop watching this show and watch something else...its simple give the fans what they want "some of the  time"

However there is much more to this than what the suits are pimping....I remember Greg Vaughn who told it like it was...and said flat out he was fired when they lied and said he wanted to move on they lie a lot and this is probably another one.

With the Kish fans in an uproar now this ABC needs to have more of their star pimping the glory of GH videos...I notice Tony and Jane has a Q/A video like Laura and Brian...They are strutting Alexis out and almost keeled over to see her on a rag mag cover...

Make no mistake that GH is doing damage control having everyone they can to sing their praises...

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 I know how these things work.  It's a done deal.  The other actor is under contract, it would cost way too much to bring Drew back on.  Your best bet is to just follow him and see what he does next.

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I am going to reserve judgement until I see the new guy. I liked Drew Garrett but I am having trouble getting too worked up about the recast.  Sad Now if they had killed off the character I would feel different about the whole situation...

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this nu michael kid looks like a quartermaine..looks more like aj's son..thats the direction they're going in and drew couldn't play that...looks wise

Chels725's picture
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Just joined the facebook group. Don't think it'll do anything but one should still show support.

stephanieleo's picture
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Well when Robin Mattson who was  on All my Children she was fired she played Janet from another planet and fans write in and she was Hired again So you never no things happen funny in this world

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 As much as I like GH, they always pull a stunt like this. It is nothing new. Once you fall in love with a  actor, hence the ax falls. I will definitely sign a petition if I knew where to go and do it. Will miss Drew!

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Bring Drew Garrett back!  I have had a hard time watching Chad play Drew's role, I just can't do it!  I've tried and failed to accept him. His voice, the way he talks, he doesn't fit! 

Drew Garrett was believable, resembed the actors that played his family.  Ugh!!!!!! Why

This totally sucks!