Kelly Thiebaud may portray über mean girl, Dr. Britt Westbourne, on ABC Daytime's General Hospital, but she's actually a very nice girl in real life! That hasn't stopped the strikingly-beautiful actress from having tons of fun playing the deliciously-evil character.
“I love going to work and getting to play someone that I am not," said Thiebaud. "It’s really fun to do.”
In addition to all the trouble Britt’s mom, the evil Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), has gotten her into, expect a dramatic delivery for the baby the schemer is carrying, Thiebaud teased. After Britt gives birth to the baby she's passing off as Patrick's (Jason Thompson), what would the actress like to see happen next for Britt?
“I would also love to see Kimberly McCullough return [as Robin], so we could have that whole showdown," said Thiebaud. "I don’t know what will happen, but I know it will shake things up incredibly. I feel like the fans really need and deserve this. So in some sort of fashion, I am really looking forward to it. And hopefully my relationship with Nicholas [Tyler Christopher] will grow closer.”
Thiebaud recently went down to San Diego and had a great time at Comic-Con with co-star and real-life beau Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos).
“It was really cool to see all the fans and how dedicated they are to the different films, television shows and video games," she said. "That’s what really keeps actors alive and continuing to work. There were so many amazing costumes. I was constantly taking photos and videos of what people were wearing.”
When Craig learned his lady had never experienced the ulimate fan event, he decided he had to fix that.
“Kelly had never been here before, so I thought we’d go and have her check it out," said Craig. "It’s such a different world out here, I thought it would be fun for us to go. I came last year with a buddy of mine who had a project here.”
Thiebaud was excited to learn co-star Michael Easton (Dr.Silas Clay) had a booth at Comic-Con to showcase his graphic novels.
“I really wanted to see his comic, [Credence]," she said. "I heard it was amazing!”
“I play a jaded pop star who is trying to get further in her career.”
While his off-screen girlfriend's character is plotting baby capers in Port Charles, Craig's Prince Harry-esque, bad boy, Morgan Corinthos, is caught in a love triangle with Kiki Jerome (Kristen Alderson) and Morgan's heir apparent big brother Michael (Alderson's real-life suitor Chad Duell).
“I have no idea what is going to happen," admitted Craig. "There are definitely more surprises. I don’t know if Kiki will end up with me, or with Michael. If she ends up with Michael, it will cause a big problem between the two brothers. If she ends up with me, there may be a lot of arguing too. I get the script a week before, so I can’t even say how it’s going to go!”
Until he landed his role on General Hospital, Craig had never watched soaps.
“I had no idea what I was getting myself into," said Craig. "I jumped on completely blind. Even when I did get the role, I didn’t even know I was working with Kristen. The only two actors I knew I'd be working with were Laura [Wright] and Maurice [Benard], who are phenomenal. Now I really do love working with everyone.”
Craig also had no idea how intense the work schedule was on a daytime drama.
“I’ve never worked on a television show that moves so fast in my entire life," said the handsome star. "I am used to shooting an episode a week. We shoot 10 a week and get one take for everything! So I really tip my hat to everyone in the cast.”
Craig also gave props to his fellow castmates, Alderson, Easton and Roger Howarth (Franco), who recently had to create new roles on the sudser, after coming on initially as their One Life to Live characters.
“There aren't too many shows that recast the same person in different roles; I am sure it’s hard for the fans to get used to," began Craig. "But those actors work really hard trying to make people believe they are now someone different than who they had previously saw them as for a long time. It’s a challenge for them for sure.”