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General Hospital News: Johnny Wactor Opens Up About The Intensity Of The Baby Liam Storyline

General Hospital star Johnny Wactor (Brando Corbin) admits that while there are some days that are better than others while he’s on the job, his most recent storyline brought him to an emotional place that was definitely somewhere he’s never experienced before. That’s because he had to deal with the pain of losing his on-screen baby, Liam. Here’s what he has to say.

General Hospital News: Johnny Wactor Opens Up About The Intensity Of The Baby Liam Storyline

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the handsome actor makes it no secret that playing Liam’s father was perhaps one of the most challenging storylines for him to date. That’s because it was so emotionally intense, that he even had a hard time switching back to his regular life even after he got off the set after filming each day. 

Johnny put it this way, “There were some days where I didn’t turn it off when I left work, where I would keep it on the back burner in my mental program and continue to let it play if I had to be back on set the next day. I’d allow myself to rest and eat some food, but it was really kind of all I would think about and I didn’t allow myself to remove myself from that world or remind myself, ‘It’s not real.’”

He also added, “You know when you go on your computer and you have multiple web browsers open? I’d minimize it or have it play in the background, but I wouldn’t close it. When a weekend would come, I’d allow myself one day to kind of breathe out and not sit in it – but I found that was even more difficult because then, when you have to dive back in, everything in your body is like, ‘No! Don’t revisit that! It’s too painful.”

General Hospital News: The Emotional Pain Felt Real For Johnny

Johnny went on to say that the storyline was definitely an emotional rollercoaster for him. But at the same time, a lot of General Hospital fans would agree that the Baby Liam storyline has so far been his best work to date as well.

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Lucy Cook
Lucy Cook
2 years ago

I thought the story line was very real. Sorry the actors endured off scene torment. Having lost 2 great grand babies, one each from my two grandsons. I know the pain they endured. Each mother has handled in a different way. My deaf granddaughter in law makes tribute to her Abby; but my other grandson’s ex wife doesn’t handle it very well after all these years. So, I’m sure there are many other stories out their. But the GH portrayal was right on the emotions of the event. Good Job.

Denise Duval
2 years ago

I cried as I watched Brando be with his son as Liam was dying. Great performance Johnny!

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