HomeTVGeneral HospitalNashville’s Jonathan Jackson: “I Would Be Open to Doing More on General Hospital” Jamey Giddens August 3, 2012 17 Comments Jonathan Jackson may be gearing up for a turn in one of the fall's most buzzed about new series, but the multiple Daytime Emmy winner hasn't forgotten where he came from. In an interview with TVLine, the Nashville star says he's still open to returning to General Hospital. TVLINE | Fans are certainly hoping Nashville does well, but there’s always some hope that you’ll return to General Hospital Do you ever see yourself heading back to daytime? Or is that door closed? You know, years ago when I was younger I probably would have made some decisions like that. Nowadays I’ve learned to not plan or strategize as much. Life happens, and you just never know. So for me, everything’s sort of open. I would be open to doing more on General Hospital. I love the people there and I love working with Anthony Geary and Rebecca Herbst and Steve [Burton] and Maurice [Benard] and everybody. GH has a huge part of my heart. Over the years when people leave daytime and they go to primetime or film or whatever, there’s always this sense of [not returning]… I don’t feel that way about it. General Hospital has an incredible group of actors, just amazing. I’ve learned so much working there, so I feel like I’ll always be open to doing that. In Nashville, Jackson plays the role of Avery, a bad boy indie singer, opposite country pop starlet Juliette Barnes, played by fellow daytime alum Hayden Panettiere (One Life to Live, Guiding Light). Watch the Nashville trailer below! Photo credit: ABC 17 Responses soapjunkie88 August 3, 2012 First let me say that Jonathan Jackson is a sweetheart. Not forgetting about his roots and making this statement about “GH” … with him you know it comes from his heart. I want “Nashville” to be a success. But I also would like for JJ to return to “GH”. I think the new team would do great by writing for Lucky. I really hope that if “Nashville” turns out to be a success and they get a full season, Jonathan considers returning to “GH” after they wrap and is back on-screen for the 50th anniversary. Even if just for a few episodes he should be part of it! Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 August 3, 2012 Ditto to what you said soapjunkie88. I mentioned to a couple of friends I’d be curious to see how RC would write for JJ and RH if that was in his plans, especially after Guza and Wolf decimated the characters… 0:) Log in to Reply samanthadelayed August 3, 2012 I am not much of a country music listener but I am looking forward to this show.. it looks good and soapy! Log in to Reply js3557 August 3, 2012 This show looks fantastic! Can’t wait Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott August 3, 2012 Yes, JJ please do. And I’m still pissed Lucas didn’t cast him in Star Wars. Log in to Reply liason4real August 3, 2012 JJ is probably a nice guy, but NO to his tears and red eyes on GH. RH has spent years dealing with four Lucky’s (JJ, JY, GV and JJ) it’s time for her character to move on and not look back. Log in to Reply JASAMMABBY August 3, 2012 I would love for him to come back and get some good writing…. He must have been exhausted at the enf of this last run. Plus I hate how they just wrote him off and sent him away- his character deserves so much more. I hope his new show has a ton of success.. Log in to Reply BornSoapStar August 3, 2012 I wish JJ all the best in his new show and I hope it’s a hit, but I could care less if the character of St. Schmucky ever returns to Port Charles. I loved Lucky “the early years”! But the return of JJ’s Lucky was almost as horrible as Brenda’s latest return. So ill conceived and poorly written. The only character to get a bigger whitewash is Sam. If JJ does return as Lucky I hope it’s about the Spencers and not Elizabeth. I hope we’ve finally heard the last of the “permanent lock”. Elizabeth should finally be able to move on. Otherwise, the writers better remember that it was Lucky that slept with Elizabeth’s sister, got addicted to drugs, was extremely emotionally abusive to Elizabeth, cheated with Maxie, accused Elizabeth of hurting Jake and ultimately ran out on his own son. Best of luck JJ- but I don’t miss the Lucky bus that was used to run over Elizabeth when he was last in town. Log in to Reply JasamForever August 3, 2012 I am always happy to see JJ on GH. He is a wonderful actor and it would be nice to see Liz and Lucky back together again. Log in to Reply thebookerman August 3, 2012 He’ll be back when Nashville fails. Log in to Reply mipeony August 3, 2012 I’d love to see JJ back anytime, but only if they would be willing to write a decent storyline for him where he’s not so downtrodden all the time. He’s got a heck of a smile and it would be wonderful to actually be able to see it on GH!!!! Personally I hope Ewen turns out to be working with the Cassadines somehow (after all today’s scenes on GH with Jerry and Ewen were at Wyndemere!!!), but he falls in love with Liz to complicate things fully, and then Lucky comes back to heat things up again! Log in to Reply AHeart4Fiction August 3, 2012 Aww, I <3 JJ and I gave up GH when GW finished butchering Lucky. So I’d be nervous if JJ did return but I’d watch live just b/c he never got a fair shot. Oh and I am so going to watch Nashville! Log in to Reply Dariclone August 3, 2012 I’d love to see him back even for just a short return. Log in to Reply sassysdreams August 4, 2012 I wish JJ great success with Nashville!!! Log in to Reply Yoryla August 4, 2012 Yes please do come back! And since you are good friends off-screen with Genie Francis, could you bring her along too? Log in to Reply Cyberologist August 4, 2012 Re: Nashville: I wish JJ all the best and this is a winner. First impression? its got my interest his character got a good look (wonder if they’ll have any black folks on it)? Any How…I can do country & western if the writing is good. Re: GH: The way the wrote Elizabeth w/Lucky was awful he got the writing so I’m not that jazzed up about a reunion…I was disappointed (according to Jonathan so was he) at them being written to fail (again) w/JJ returning to the role it was a huge disappointment waiting so long then got no payoff just another lousy story. He always gives GH buzz such a sweetheart…. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 August 4, 2012 Cyberologist-That’s why I’m interested in what RC would write for him. Maybe he would put them back together, maybe not. But the way they had him book off to Ireland left a great, big gaping hole and a lot of unfinished business. I, for one, am glad that JJ hasn’t completely shut the door to a return, whether a few episodes or a month of work, whatever. But like KMc, what the last regime did to his (and, by extension, RH), character was so not necessary… 0:) Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.