‘General Hospital’: Réal Andrews Opens up Now That Taggert Is Back From the Dead

by Jeremy Spirogis
Réal Andrews

If you suspected that General Hospital character Marcus Taggert wasn’t really lifeless…you have been proper! Taggert is kind of actually again from the lifeless and actor Réal Andrews opened in regards to the flip of occasions in a current interview.

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Viewers have been perplexed when Taggert was ‘killed off’ from the present

After being off the present for nearly twenty years, Andrews returned to the present as Taggert, a police officer whose most notable storyline revolves round his feud with Sonny Corinthos. Aside from this, the character different massive moments embody his relationship with Dara Jensen, his rivalry with Justus Ward, and his relationship along with his sister, Gia Campbell. Andrews performed 1996-1997 after which once more from 1998-2003. He was additionally the General Hospital spinoff, Port Charles.

The character returned to the present by means of a once-unknown connection that he has with Jordan Ashford. However, it’s revealed that that legal Cyrus Renault has a vendetta in opposition to Ashford and Taggert, who took him down years in the past. Soon, Trina Robinson is revealed to be the daughter of Taggert. The reunion is a short-lived one as a result of he’s shot after by one in all Cyrus’s henchmen after saving Trina and Cameron Webber after they have been kidnapped. He died from a blood clot following the taking pictures. The dying wasn’t on-screen, which lead many to consider he will not be lifeless. Plenty of followers additionally believed Sonny might have helped him faux his dying.

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For Taggert’s current return, it was revealed that somebody helped him faux his dying, however it was really Jordan. They did it so he might defend Trina and now, he and Sonny are going to work to take down Cyrus.

Andrews dishes all about his return

Talking about what he calls his “third chance” on the present, Taggert says that he couldn’t wait to return again once more.

He advised Soap Opera Digest, “It had been a day by day dream of mine for 17 years to return again and after I noticed his [General Hospital] casting director Mark Teschner] identify, I dropped to my knees and began crying in gratitude and pleasure as a result of I knew he wasn’t calling me to say hello. I known as him again and he mentioned, ‘We would love you to come back, are you interested?’ And I mentioned, ‘Interested? I’d be honored! When do I begin?’”

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His statements additionally confirmed that on the time of Taggert’s on-screen “death,” it wasn’t completely mapped out that he would really nonetheless be alive. He was excited to return again when he discovered the character could be returning.

“When I found out I was getting killed off, I would be lying if I said wasn’t devastated,” he added. “So when I got a third chance, I was like, ‘Unbelievable! Boom. Let’s go!’”

One the upcoming storyline with Sonny, he mentioned, “That is so, so cool. Me and Maurice [Benard] have always had such great chemistry and loved working together, but the old Taggert was really just one note. We never really had a chance to explore our characters and color our performance with depth. But now, thanks to the amazing writing crew, we’re are both so excited about the potential and where this can go.”

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.

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