The last few weeks have been crazy with the announcement of Billy Miller (ex Y&R star), coming to General Hospital. It has been rumored for months that Miller would replace Steve Burton as the legendary mob enforcer, Jason Morgan.
In a recent interview with TV Guide’s Michael Logan, Steve Burton wanted to set the record straight and let everything know why he left General Hospital. He said that money was definitely an issue, and when it was time for Burton’s contract to be up, executives over at General Hospital were not willing to negotiate. Burton said to Logan, “What you and I both know – that ‘GH’ didn’t make a deal with me. And that’s the truth. My contract was up and they didn’t want to play ball and make it work. At the time, I didn’t want to throw anyone under the bus over there but of course, as soon as it was announced I was going to “Y&R,” people thought the whole thing was planned by Jill on Day 1, which it was not.” Steve Burton stated that he did not necessarily want to leave his 20 year role of Jason Morgan and that GH had the opportunity to bring him back. That being said, he wants fans to know that going to The Young and the Restless was not a set up between himself and Jill Farren Phelps. Burton did what was best for himself and for his family at that time.
Steve Burton is now happy over at The Young and the Restless although sad that things didn’t work out for him over at General Hospital. It has been said that the door is always open for Burton at GH, but for now he will be staying at Y&R as Dylan.
Will Jason Morgan return from the dead? General Hospital has been missing a key component since actorSt Burton left GH to pursue personal interest. Since then he accepted a role on The Young and the Restless. Even if Jason returns to GH, will the role be played by Steve Burton, or would the actor be replaced?
General Hospital Blog wants to know what the fans think! Would you accept a Jason recast, or is Steve Burton the only Jason Morgan?
I have been getting a lot of inquiries from fans wondering whether or not Steve Burton will be returning to GH as Jason Morgan. The answer for now is no. Steve Burton who played Jason Quartermaine/Morgan for 21 years on General Hospital has confirmed that he has signed on to The Young and the Restless on CBS. Obviously, things change at any given time in the soap world so there is not a solid answer on whether Steve will ever come back as Jason. For now, he is not. As for a recast of Jason, nothing has been said or confirmed on whether or not the character will eventually be played by another actor. Recently Steve Burton was a guest on The Talk and he explained how Y&R is willing to give him a flexible schedule so that he can keep his family in Tennessee where they choose to reside. This will make it easier for him to get back and forth to his family. I hope this clears up all the fan’s questions and concerns regarding Jason Morgan and Steve Burton’s status with General Hospital.