General Hospital’s Steve Burton: “I’m a Quartermaine at Heart”



Take heart lovers of General Hospital’s rapidly-shrinking Quartermaine clan. Series heartthrob Steve Burton (Jason) also seems ticked off that his mobtastic character’s wealthy, wacky family of origin is basically missing in action. Here’s what he had to say about it to Fancast‘s Sara Bibel:

Sara Bibel: Is Jason ever going to get close to the Quartermaines again?

Steve Burton :Are there any left?

Bibel: Brooklyn.

Burton: Brooklyn who? I don’t even know who Brooklyn is. I mean, I do but I never have really met her. I’d like to have more scenes with my Mom [Monica, Leslie Charleson]. Remember her? And Edward (John Ingle), too. I’d love to work with them again. I’m a Quartermaine at heart. That’s how I came on the show. I love the history of it. I love that family.



Yep, we remember Charleson. Unfortunately ABC didn’t when they were making a list of who to keep on contract! I for one would love to see how the Q’s would react if and when they ever learn Jason and the real love of his life, Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) share a dear, darling love bundle! 

For more of Burton’s introspective chat with Bibel— where he talks Jason and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo), Jason and Spam (Kelly Monaco), what’s coming this fall on GH and more—click here.

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29 Responses

  1. Profile photo of timepass
    timepass

    No Jason you’re not a Quatermaine at heart, the Quatermaine always take care of their children, they are paramount to them.

    You don’t give a fig about your’s!

    You’re only an ageing thug!

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    watchingallday

    I know he is just an actor and not a writer so ultimate decisions about storylines are not his, but COME ON. Of all the people on that show, he is third in line to getting what he wants, so I take this with a HUGE grain of salt. It is good to have someone of his standing make the point that the Q’s have been destroyed and the remaining members get no respect, but I doubt he would allow any of his screen time to be diminished for more Quartermaine stories.

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    GH LOVER

    watchingallday I really don’t think Steve have a say in his story or the show no matter what the rumors says he and Mo don’t run the show..
    if they did I know SOnny will be better than he s now.. because Mo himself said he wasn’t happy..

    They are actors they do what they tell them to do…

    I wish Jason was with the Q’s more he is a Q at the heart ,they had a chance to do it with Michael story but sadly I think Guza wants the Q;s to be gone and have another family instead of them…

    You can see by Steve’s answer that he is not that happy about his character’s family..

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    js3557

    I don’t think Burton has the pull some people think he does. He wanted Liason and they pulled it. He said in an interview and in public appearances that he was upset about Liason not being given a real chance, but Frons/Guza ended them anyway.

    I believe him when he says he would like some Quartemaine interaction. Burton is a very funny guy in real life and he does comedy pretty well (he got his start on a sitcom – Out Of This World). He probably misses the craziness and the comedy that come with Quartemaine scenes.

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    Kelly8970

    Yes! I would truly enjoy watching a storyline where the paternity is revealed to the Q’s. I am certainly not interested in the direction GH has taken Jason Morgan currently.

    I want the paternity revealed, I want Jason being a father to Jake and reunited with Elizabeth WHILE STILL BEING IN THE MOB!

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    maxsmom

    This interview and all the others I have read with SBu should make it clear to the crazies that Steve is an actor playing a character named Jason Morgan. I may not like Jason right now but I’ll always like Steve.

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    Beth

    It’s great for him to say this, and I agree completely, but it’s total lip service unless he uses the power he has on GH to influence the showrunners to take up the cause. And with Leslie Charleson now off-contract, there’s very little time left to do something about this. Step up, Steve!

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    maxsmom

    If Steve Burton had any of the powers that some think he has he would only be on 3 days a week so that he could live in Nashville with his family. Time with his family was the sticking point in his most recent negotiations, he didn’t get the time but he signed the contract that also included a paycut because he is not immune to the general state of the economy.

    And remember, SBu had success away from the show, he returned because he preferred the stability he could have with his family from working on a soap, I have to wonder if he might rethink that plan.

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    mrsnoahdrake

    No mention of Liz in this interview. Just sad …they act like it never happened, just like Sam never did anything to Jake.
    And now Sam is jealous of Brenda and not Liz? Seriously? Maybe she fears that since both were Sonny’s castoffs, Jason will go back to the Sonny castoff that he actually married.
    It w/b nice if Brenda came back to PC and found out about Jake and she moves in with the Qs and “accidentally” tells them.
    And it w/b a nice storyline for JaSam that was not mob-related and actually involved use of history and was character-driven. Wishing thinking of course.

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    mr.sam mccall1

    Well Jamey atleast your up front about your bias I will give you that. The love of his life Liz HA right.Sure she is cause there s/l proved that. Was she the love of his life when he stood her up and she tossed that phone across the room or when he said there is no us. Like when has she been the love of his life. There has to be a part in that BS storyline they put together for them to prove it.

    Frons and Guza ended Liason sure they did so first it’s SB wanted Liason and whatever he wants he gets. So they did Liason NOW it’s Frons/Guza ended Liason and they went against SB sure. So what is it they lissen to SB or they don’t lissen to SB.

    Ms noah drake see this is the thing ppl act like they only do it to Liz. So the fact they tossed Sam under the bus for Jiz and oh how amazing Liason were and only talked about Liason. Now they do it with Sam so it’s wrong. But when it was Jiz time everything was everything when it suited the fan base. So it’s a doublestandard.

    So check list a-ok with Sam being tossed under the bus for couple you want. Sam being treated as if she never was while Jiz was on deck a-ok. But doing the same to Liz without tossing under the bus O-hell naw. And now it’s Frons/Guza who ended Jiz but at first SBu had the power to get Liason started. WOW

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    alstonboy4315

    Steve and those beautiful baby blue eyes……..

    Excuse me while I get hopelessly lost in them!!!!!!! :love: :love:

    (brief pause!)

    I’m back. Yeah, I wish that Guza and Phelps would find some way to bring AJ and Alan back from the dead PERMANENTLY, and not as lame ghosts or lookalikes!!!! There has to be SOME way!!! Hell, I don’t even care if it makes sense. Half of the “back from the dead” stories on daytime make as much sense as wearing white socks with sandals!!!!! This family SHOULD be at the forefront of GH, and that’s my main criticism about GH. Perhaps if he wrote some decent stories for the show’s BIGGEST core family, the ratings would improve, and long-term viewers who have run away screaming over the past decade will return????

    Just a thought.

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    keanna

    HERE!!! HERE!!!!

    I would love for Jason to be a Q again, for Sean Keanan to come back as A.J. and for Alan, Justus, and Ned to come back, and for the Qs to be in main storylines.

    I would love to see if Liz would want Jason as a Q and a doctor, would Sam still want him, and for him, Patrick, and Steve to go at.

    But under the current regime, not a chance.

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    Mione134

    If only they would just eliminate the Mob and Sonny all together.

    Then we can get back to the HEART of General Hospital.

    Back to the core family stories. I miss my Quartermaines.

    bring them all back. I dont care if they have to make up some crazy back from the dead thing, I want them all back.

    especially Georgie.

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    mr.sam mccall1

    [quote=keanna]HERE!!! HERE!!!!

    I would love for Jason to be a Q again, for Sean Keanan to come back as A.J. and for Alan, Justus, and Ned to come back, and for the Qs to be in main storylines.

    I would love to see if Liz would want Jason as a Q and a doctor, would Sam still want him, and for him, Patrick, and Steve to go at.

    But under the current regime, not a chance.[/quote]

    Sam was with Jason out of the mob. Sam said Jason I love you I want to be with you no matter what you do.

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    maxsmom

    EET, I have promised myself for a long time that I would send you a PM regarding the nickname thing and now I am promising you, it may take a day or two but I’ll get to it.

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    appleridge

    I Have A Story Where Helena Upset With Edward Because Of His Dealings With Mikkos & The Ice Princess, Kidnapped, AJ, Alan & Emily (But Not NL)and may them appear to be dead.

    Helena Is Holding themn all on an island in Greece

    Very Plausable

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    js3557

    Of course Sam would still want to be with Jason Q. She could sit on the Quartemaine couch eating Chinese food just as easily as she does at the penthouse. ;)

    I am a Liason fan who has no problem with the fact that Jasam 1 existed and that Jason loved Sam. I do have a problem with the fact that the Jason who took 10 years to forgive Robin for outing Michael’s paternity would forgive Sam at all for endangering his son twice. It’s pure bs.

    As for Liz being the love of Jason’s life – she is the only woman he has walked away from in order to keep her safe. He left Sam for a minute because she was in danger, but was going back to her when he saw her banging her stepdaddy on her cancer-stricken mother’s living room floor. I don’t believe that he will go back to Liz until it is shown that she can be in danger from other people/things in her life, and that she is in fact much safer with him than away from him.

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    mr.sam mccall1

    [quote=js3557]Of course Sam would still want to be with Jason Q. She could sit on the Quartemaine couch eating Chinese food just as easily as she does at the penthouse. ;)

    I am a Liason fan who has no problem with the fact that Jasam 1 existed and that Jason loved Sam. I do have a problem with the fact that the Jason who took 10 years to forgive Robin for outing Michael’s paternity would forgive Sam at all for endangering his son twice. It’s pure bs.

    As for Liz being the love of Jason’s life – she is the only woman he has walked away from in order to keep her safe. He left Sam for a minute because she was in danger, but was going back to her when he saw her banging her stepdaddy on her cancer-stricken mother’s living room floor. I don’t believe that he will go back to Liz until it is shown that she can be in danger from other people/things in her life, and that she is in fact much safer with him than away from him.[/quote]
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    First lets get this out the way. Robin wasn’t in town or the US to be forgiven yes he did just say he was sorry about that. But b4 that she wasn’t in town for how long. You know whats pure BS that they wrote her to do that in the first place. Just so Jiz could have a reason to be together. But thats the double standard it’s fine that BS can break up JaSam but it’s pure BS that they got back together. SEE I LOVE YOUR DOUBLE STANDARD IT’S BS CAUSE IT DIDN’T GO YOUR WAY HA.

    Now he letf Sam for more than a min lets get that right out of the way. Why did he want go back because he loved her thats why. The oh he loved her so much to walk away and he doesn’t want her to get hurt. Come on he said that in every relationship he’s been in. But the thing is Jason never really tried all that hard to make it work with Lizzard. Like he told her there is no us like he stood her up on NewYeras, and after he finally said lets try and he then told her dinner was off. It was never a fully effort the same stupid ass push pull. How are you the love of somebodies life andt he man doesn’t even give he fully effort for YOU. When was it ever about just Liz.

    And you want to take jabs at Sam for eating Chinse food wow. Atleast JaSam have something they do together they are with eachother eating Chinse food. Talking sharing time with eachother. Thats there thing atleast it’s about them and there time. He didn’t have that in his last “relationship”

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    dwood37

    OMG!!! I have been writing about this on blogs all over the place!!!! All Steve Burton has to do is tell Guza!!!!! BRING THE QUARTERMAINES BACK!!!!!! Case in point: Guza couldn’t give Monica 5 freeking minutes of screen time when both her son and grandson were in prison!!! OF COURSE Monica would have visited her favorite son (Jason) and Michael. Guza NEEDS TO GO!!!! All we ever hear or see is Sonny, Sonny, Sonny, Sonny, Sonny!!!! Here is Monica at her VERY best when she deservedly TRASHES Sonny:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtPF2CHoddM&feature=related

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