General Hospital Interviews!
Interview with Inga Cadranel (Harmony) of "General
It was great to speak with Inga on
I interviewed her via email in 2014. She has been in
many primetime shows, and now she's on GH doing a wonderful
job as Harmony. I hope she sticks around!
It's kind of funny because I was supposed to interview
her this past Sunday, but I got my dates mixed up. Then she was supposed
to call me at 1, but she was shooting something and ran over. We finally chatted
about a half hour later.
the recording of our interview. Below is the transcript!
Suzanne: You were shooting, is that why you ran over?
Inga: Yeah. Yeah, I
wasn't on "General Hospital". I was shooting something else.
Suzanne: Oh, okay.
Inga: But, yeah. It was just like a last minute call thing. That's the cool
thing with "General Hospital" is that it's actually really well scheduled and
really predictable dates. It's not like regular prime time TV. The daytime genre
is totally different; it's like a whole new medium for me.
Suzanne: They have a pretty-- from what I've heard-- they have a
really fast shooting schedule.
Inga: They do. It's so unbelievably fast
compared to what I have been used to. And the page count that they shoot in a
day are astronomical, comparatively. We'll shoot a 10-page day on regular primetime TV
(or episodic TV)-- it's a big day. On "General Hospital," we do, like, 100 pages
Inga: Yeah, it's pretty wild. I mean the whole
thing that I love so much is, I've been in this business for 19 years, and it's
so exciting for me to work in a new medium. It just makes it all fresh again.
Suzanne: Well, that's good.
Inga: It's new... I have to learn different rules,
and lingo, and I love it because I like doing new things, and it makes everything
Suzanne: Oh, that's neat.
Suzanne: Did you have to learn how to do that thing where you sort of,
have an expression while the camera pans out as it goes to the commercial?
Inga: Yes, and it really lingers long, so I'm not used to that. And then every
single scene ends like that, and yeah, they let you know and it's like, they just
hold on you, and you just kind of got to tell a whole story in your final
expression. Like a mood, or a moment... and you really got to milk it without
seeming, you know, with being genuine and sincere with it. It's tricky... it is
Suzanne: I can imagine. You're sitting there thinking, "Okay, what is
my character thinking? But I can't say anything."
Inga: "Please stop." Yeah,
and also you want to keep... What I learned, too, is to really keep that ...
feeling. To never make anything totally concrete, because then you leave it open
for the writers to go whatever way they decide they look like the story was
wanting to go. And it's also a technique,, I think. I just watched a lot of the
other actors, and I thought, "Yeah this makes sense, to just really give the
writers and the producers, who makes those decisions, an opportunity to decide
which way they want the story to go." So you almost keep like that... it's hard
to explain. Like an emotion at the end, or a thing of being, like, you don't want
to give it a whole... a solid deciding emotion. You leave it in a way where you
don't know what's going to happen next.
Inga: You want the
audience to feel that, and it also gives them an opportunity to go, "Okay, good.
Now we're going to go this way or that way," haven't made it a final type
Suzanne: Right, it's kind of almost like an improv thing, right?
Suzanne: Because they don't really tell... you
don't have words to go by.
Inga: No, and you actually don't know what's
coming next until you get your script.
Suzanne: Oh, right.
Inga: Which is
also exciting but also... When I first started, now I feel like I've got the
hang of it. When I started last January, and at the beginning, I just didn't know
what was going to come next, so I didn't know how I should really play things,
and that lends to that ... thing. I was like, "Okay, well, I don't know what's
coming next." I don't even know if I'm going to be on the show if they're going
to keep me. I didn't know anything, so that's when I was like, "I better play
this very open," for that reason, too. And then I learned, as I got to know
people, that you do a lot of your own research. You ask the other actors, "Okay.
What did you guys talk about in your scenes? What does your character do in the
storyline?" You don't get to see that.
Inga: And you
don't know that. You don't get the conventional, "Here's your script for the
episode," you get your work and your scenes.
Suzanne: That's interesting.
Inga: So you don't really know. And it's just like, we all have to talk to each
other, and share information, and then you go, "Okay, that makes sense why I'm
doing this and going here." Yeah, it's a lot of self monitoring, which
I actually really like.
Suzanne: So, you don't get the whole script, you just
get your part, your scenes.
Inga: No. You can request a whole script, but no
one really does. I think they just... I haven't seen anyone do it. But, yeah,
you get your part. You get your scenes a week before, because it is an insane
amount of dialogue to learn, which I've also never had to do. It's like learning
a full play.
Inga: That you have to have memorized. You
basically learn over 20 pages per day, and if you're working multiple days in a
row, you get your script the week before to that day... Then you see, "Okay, my
characters doing this," and then I've now got to know people, so I will call
whoever I'm working with in that storyline, or who I know is connected to it,
just to say, "Okay, let me know what did you guys do before this. What did you
do last week? Why is this... Who am I talking about? What is this story here?"
And then we kind of share information like that. And then we all kind of, talk
and discuss it. It really does feel almost like the theater. It has this really
connected camaraderie between the actors, and we would be, help each other, and
we'll run lines and rehearse together, and talk about our storylines, and how it
feels, and where we're going, and that kind of stuff, which I also really, really
Suzanne: That's cool. Now do you do... I know there's not a lot of
rehearsal time, but do you get together with the other actors and rehearse at
Inga: Yeah. So when, we get to the studios, we'll block it and then we
find each other, and we go to the green room, usually, or to one of our dressing
rooms, and we will run the lines, we'll work on the scenes, we'll talk about it.
Obviously, it depends who you're working with. It's different for everyone's
process... but most of the people that I've worked with in my storylines have been
amazing and we just really-- yeah, we work the scenes. So, by the time you get up
there, because it's such a fast process in the taping floor, you really get one
take. Obviously if you screw up, they'll give you more, but the preference is one
And so, for us to do our homework and be prepared I find is so, so
valuable, that for me, anyway, and for the people that I've been working with -- we
love it. Because we are already working on it. We've already found our beats
and our rhythms and maybe some surprises that we didn't notice happening when
you're just reading it in your head, and you're like, "Oh, okay. Yeah, I'm
feeling good." Because by the time we get to the taping floor, we're ready to
rock, and we've also just really found our groove and--
Suzanne: That's great.
Inga: Yeah, for that reason-- again, the camaraderie that I've felt on the show
-- has been really lovely, really lovely.
Suzanne: That's good.
A lot of people- Sorry go ahead.
Inga: Tons of people. The biggest cast ever.
People I still haven't met.
Suzanne: A lot of them have been working together
for many years so that's probably part-
Inga: Yeah, they're like family.
Suzanne: --of that camaraderie.
Inga: Yeah, yeah. They really are like a
family. As soon as I go there, I felt that, and also, really warm and accepting.
Not a family where it's like, "We've been together forever-- who are you?" Really,
really lovely, really generous... because I was terrified, not having worked on
this medium, and it's so fast. When I got my first script, and I saw the amount
of dialogue that I had to have memorized I was like, "How do people do this
every single day? This is like a whole play memorized."
And so, I was
nervous and... Luckily, my first day, I was working with Steve Burton, who plays Jason
Morgan. And he was the best person to have on your first day. He was so patient...
he was really, really, open about explaining to me the process. Telling me all
these things like, the way they call you, or with the sound system, and the way
the schedule works in the day. And it was great! We rehearsed our lines, and
said... He was the one who told me, "We usually come to the green room, and
we'll run lines." He was so generous, that it made my first day so amazing, and
I knew I'd just love working there from that first day.
Suzanne: Oh, that's
Inga: I don't know if it would have, been different if it was
someone else, but I feel really blessed that it was him first. I don't know
because that was my experience, and I was like, "This is awesome. I love this."
I love how just cool and centered he was-- and everyone was. Yeah, and then after
that day was done, and I was like, "Okay, I think I could really rock this." And
I understood it because it was the leading up to it. The booking the job, and to
keep calling people who I know had done daytime, asking them everything. I called
Alison Sweeney, who's huge in daytime.
Inga: And she is...
She did a Lifetime series, er, a Hallmark series with my husband. So I was like,
"Can you ask Alison if I could call her?" And so I called her, and she gave me
all this great information, explained everything over the phone, but you're
still nervous until you actually get there.
Inga: But if I
hadn't called her first, I also would've been so in the dark, and so confused as
to how the process works, so that was also great.
Suzanne: Oh, yeah, she's an
old pro, and so is Steve Burton, yeah.... they've been both doing it since, I think,
the '90s, so.... quite a while.
Inga: Yeah, yeah, I got really lucky with my
first kind of step in the door with the right people so, yeah, yeah.
And I heard he's really nice as well, Steve Burton and also--
Suzanne: He's so funny. I met him once, he is hilarious.
He tours a comedy show on his breaks. They are so busy on this show. I'm always
really impressed by on their hiatuses, he does a full comedy show that he tours,
which is so cool and yeah, he's really funny. I mean, obviously, he plays a
really intense, serious character on the show, but he's so not like that.
Suzanne: I know, it's true of a lot of the actors I think, because they tend to
have so much drama on these shows and then when you meet them in person, they're
so funny and you're like, "Where's that? Why don't they put that in the show?"
Inga: Yeah, I know. I guess there's no room for it. You need drama on daytime.
Suzanne: Yeah, yeah.
Inga: I mean it's, so true [crosstalk].
Suzanne: Some of them are funny, but it just depends on the character and how
much they let them do.
Inga: For sure.
Suzanne: His character for a long
time had (because of his brain damage), had no emotion. He couldn't show any
Inga: Mm-hmm, yeah, yeah.
Suzanne: And he's so
funny, it was funny. So anyway, to get back to
you... When, did you... So
you started filming in January on GH?
Suzanne: Okay. I think
you first started airing in February, right?
Inga: Yeah, yeah. It airs a month
after we shoot [crosstalk].
Suzanne: And can you take us through the
process that you went through-- getting the job?
Inga: I went to the
"General Hospital" studios for my audition, and I met the casting director, Mark
(Teschner), and he-- and
his assistant, Lisa. Honestly, I kind of, credit them to me booking the job,
because I walked in the room, and they were the most, loveliest, warmest people
that I've ever read for. They immediately put me at ease. I was like, "Hey," the
mirrors were gone, because they were so sweet [inaudible]. Mark's been
casting "General Hospital" for a very, very long time and--,
Suzanne: Oh, yeah.
Inga: Yeah, there was a whole bunch of people there, and by
the time I got into read, like I said, I had been chatting with Lisa his
assistant, and they're just so down to earth. There was nothing Hollywood-y about
it, because I'm Canadian. I was thinking, it was Canadian. And then I went into
the reading, and I felt good, and it was just very relaxed, and there was no
camera, which, we don't really do in anything that I've ever read for in Toronto
Suzanne: Oh, really?
Inga: So I was like, "Cool,
that's interesting. So, I guess it's like a pre-read." And I just left and
didn't think much about it and then they called me back and then when I came
back to read again, then the room was full of tons of producers and Mark as
well. And I read with him again, and I don't know... he was just so warm and
lovely again. When I walked in, I was really calm and relaxed and all the
producers were sitting in there. I felt like I did a good job. No one said much,
they were just like, "Okay, great," but there was a lot of girls there reading
for the part, so I just didn't really think much about it. I thought, "Well,
that was a good, nice introduction." It was my first time ever, reading for
I never, ever in my life, had I, and I thought, "Oh, well, you
know... maybe I'm not really part of that world." So, maybe they thought, "Okay, you
know, she might be good. We'll see her a few more times for different parts," or
something like that.
Inga: And I was in the parking lot [inaudible]
at the studio, and I was starting my car, and I drove out of the gate, and then
my agent, (my manager, sorry. I always get those confused. We don't have managers
in Canada.) My manager, she called me while I was,, like just leaving and driving
home. And I was like... When, she told me I got the part, which was so fast. I
don't think I ever got a part that fast.
Suzanne: That's neat.
it was incredible, and I was just so excited because I'm a new transplant here
to Los Angeles,, and it takes time to get to know people, especially when you have
a really long, good career back in your country. Everyone knows you, and you
don't have to do that leg work anymore. Casting knows you, directors know you,
writers know you... it's a given, they know what you do and who you are. But then,
coming and starting fresh here, really just hitting the bricks, getting to know
casting people, and putting that time in... And so, it was a real blessing for me.
I feel like it happened so quickly, and such a great, great long term gig to be
my first one here. I had done guest spots on stuff, but to be my first longer
one in this really great place with lovely people!
Suzanne: That's great.
Inga: We never do night shoots. I have my dates a month in advance, which is
unheard of. I can... I have kids, it all works for that. Yeah, I feel really
Suzanne: Oh, that's great. Yeah, I've heard a lot
of people say that they prefer working in daytime because they get out early,
and they can be with their kids, and they have a lot of off time, that sort of
Inga: Yeah, I didn't know what luxury it could be, because when I book
a series, I'm gone. I disappear, and it's like, "Okay, we have to get childcare,"
and you're freaking out at who's going to watch your kids. And when I'm back in
Toronto, my parents are there, my brother's there. We have family to rely on.
Suzanne: Oh, right... mm-hmm.
Inga: As soon as I moved here, I was
like, "Okay, so when I book a series here, what am I going to do? Hire a nanny
for the first time?" We just never really did that. And my husband works a lot,
Inga: So, this... I didn't know how perfect this would
work with my life; my schedule. I have enough time to plan for the kids. I get
somebody to sit. Like I said, I get my days a month in advance. Not getting
called the day before, like a lot of shows do, and then I can schedule it. And I
know exactly when I look at the schedule, I can pretty much ballpark when I'll
be done, and when I'll be home, and you never shoot nights. You never really go
past 8:30, that's like a late night, and that's nothing compared to the 14 hour
days I do on other television.
Suzanne: So, all of your previous TV when you
were on "Lost Girl," "Orphan Black" and all that, that was all in Canada?
Yeah, yeah. I shot everything in Canada.
Suzanne: Oh, cool. And now your
husband's on that other show. Is he with you in L.A. or is he still up in
Inga: Yeah, they shoot "Tacoma FD" here in Los Angeles up in Woodland
Hills, and they just got renewed for their second season--
Suzanne: Yeah, I saw
Inga: So we've been celebrating. Yeah...
Suzanne: That's great.
Inga: Yeah, it's been great. He and I did [inaudible] shows almost at
the same time, and he had billboards all over Los Angeles from the show, and like
I said... moving here is always a crapshoot. You're like,
hopefully it works. You never know, because it's Hollywood, and the pool just
like quadruples of how many actors...
Suzanne: Right. I imagine that being actors, having both of you working on a regular gig at the same
time is fairly unusual.
Inga: Yeah. Well, we did a lot in Canada. We actually
did a lot, we even did a series together in Canada at the same time, like at the
Suzanne: Well, that's good.
Inga: But, yeah, we did that a lot,
and we tried to kind of not overlap as much as possible. You know, like take
things in Canada that we felt were... that we really wanted to do, and maybe not
jump on everything if it was going to overlap with the other one.... if they're deep
in a series where they really need all that focus. But, yeah, we've done that
for years, I mean, we've been together for 19 years, and our parents are actors,
so we've been in this business, we know how to juggle it.
Suzanne: Oh, that's
Inga: Yeah. But coming here and doing that, and not having our families
here with us, that was a bit tricky.
Suzanne: Yeah, I bet.
Inga: Not to
have someone to call and just be like, "Oh, Dad, can you come over and watch the
kids?" or "Mom, can you pick them up?" That's been a challenge.
Right. And now, had you watched GH before you auditioned?
Inga: No. I
actually only ever... when I was in school, they call it middle school here in
Inga: Which, is like grade four to six, I guess. I
used to watch "All My Children" on my lunch breaks.
Suzanne: Oh, okay.
Because I could go home for lunch. That was my only exposure to daytime, and that
was because my best friend's mom watched it, and she became obsessed with it, and
then she got me hooked into it. And so, that was the only stint I'd have, had
with it, but I was hooked. So, I understand that feeling of staying with a show
for this many years, and what it means to people. But no, I've never been a
daytime watcher. So then, when I got this show, obviously, I started watching, so
I could understand storylines and what was going on.
And the biggest thing that struck me was, I feel how underrated the actors are
on it as far as the talent.
Suzanne: Oh, yeah.
Inga: That is shocking. I
watched them, and I'm just like, before I was starting I was like, these people are
amazing. The amount of emotion that they have to extend in such a quick, quick
time, and those tears are real. I've been on so much, which they call prime time
here, which is series work in Canada. And it's a build, like if someone has to
cry, there's a lot, usually, a lot of build up on the day, and everyone's, you
know, you don't talk to them, and they're, needing their space... the actor, and
they're trying to get to a place.
Inga: And then you know,
shoot, and we have all this luxury of time. And then on this, my God, it's so...
And, usually if they don't have all that, they're putting peppermint in people's
eyes on set. That's just like a standard in all the shows I've done, all the
And here, I've been in these scenes with people too, and I just
watch them, and they are bringing that emotion and bringing those tears all in
the, moment naturally. I have never seen one [inaudible] person crack
out a peppermint stick or any sort of drops or anything, and that's a first for
Suzanne: That's interesting. See I didn't know that, I'm learning
something new now.
Inga: Yeah, and because when we're on our other shows if
they see it they look at the... Like in a series, where, if they look at your
schedule, and if you have to cry; hair, and makeup, or makeup usually comes up to
you and says, "Do you need peppermint for your scene, for your eyes?" "And
I do. I'm not really feeling it today." Or, "I think I can get there. Why don't
we just wait, but bring it to set just in case I don't get there."
Inga: There's none of that. And how impressed am I with the people and
what they bring to these parts. The realism, the dialogue, the real dialogue
that I find myself in these scenes having, and I'm just so floored, and I just
feel like a lot of the shows I've done, and the people I've worked with in the
past, this feels more genuine. And I know it's like, I shouldn't have a cliché
feelings of being daytime from other people who, I guess who don't want it or
who is not a
part of this medium, but I'm so impressed.
Suzanne: That's good.
Inga: I feel honored to be part of it, and that to me has been the biggest
standout, where I feel like these people should get more credited with the
amount of work and talent that goes into a show like this at that speed, too.
Suzanne: Right. I agree with you and unfortunately for some reason there's
always been that problem with... Well, I mean, people in movies, I think, don't
credit TV actors, and then prime time actors -- Or people who work in prime time
don't credit daytime, for some reason (whatever it is, I don't know).
Suzanne: And the same with Sci-Fi too, I think they do the same thing... with
people who work in sci-fi. They don't take them seriously, either, and they never
get nominated for anything.
Inga: Yeah, yeah.
Suzanne: It's crazy.
Inga: I know, and it's crazy. I feel like I've worked in every [inaudible] now that I've done daytime. Because, it's like... I've had my fill at
some point in every single type.
Inga: And honestly, this
is like... I'm so impressed every time I go, every day. I shot last night, and I'm
watching another actress on the monitors (you can't ever say anything about
whose there, because it's all seen as secrets), but I'm watching this actress on
the monitor and I'm standing there, and I didn't even know I said it out loud. I
just went, "Wow," and then I was like, "Oops." Because I was so taken aback with
her performance, and she just... in this scene, and tears were just rolling down
her face sporadically and I was just like, "Holy smokes!" Honest and sincere,
and it was so beautiful and it was just like, yeah. I was just so honored to be
with that [crosstalk].
Suzanne: Yeah. I think that's why people like
soaps, because they feel this... They watch it every day, and they feel this
connection to the characters, and the actors are putting it all in, and of course,
like you said, they're really good actors, they have to be because to get all
that dialogue and to be able to bring that every day, they would have to be,
otherwise, they would be fired, you know.
Inga: Yeah, or else they would just
be screwed. I think that a lot too. I think about previous actors I've worked
with on other things, and I constantly go, "Huh, they wouldn't last here for a
Inga: It's really, really funny. There's more
work, they ask more of you and you have to bring it.
Suzanne: Yes, and I
Inga: If you don't bring it, you'll be found out.
Suzanne: I think
probably part of the stigma comes from the older days when the soaps were a lot
slower, and they did have some models that tried to act, and then they thought,
"Well maybe we'll..."
Suzanne: And sometimes it works out, like
Shemar Moore, he started out as a model and then he was on, "The Young and the
Restless," and he wasn't that great, but he was so cute and charismatic that nobody cared. But then he
learned to act, and now he's a big star. So, you know, it works, sometimes, and
other times it doesn't. But I don't think they have the patience anymore on the
soaps to be able to do that.
Inga: I don't think so either. I don't think so-
Suzanne: They just don't have the time.
Inga: I feel like it would just be,
yeah. Yeah, no, I [inaudible].
Suzanne: You were mentioning All My
Children. Now, are any of the people that you act with now, were they on the show
while you're watching" Like Rebecca Budig, Finola Hughes, or Billy Miller or...
Inga: Not back in those days, no.
Suzanne: Oh, okay.
Inga: I was
definitely like really, really young when I watched it, but no, there's no one
in those days that's here now.
Suzanne: You happened to mention so I thought
Suzanne: Because you're just like,
and also William deVry and Finola Hughes were all on All My Children at one time. Rebecca being the one who was on
there probably the longest of all. She's back on GH, I think, or she's about to
Inga: Yeah, yeah.
Suzanne: I don't know if you worked with her.
Inga: It's hard to keep track of all the people [crosstalk].
Suzanne: It's a lot of people, I know.
I asked in the "General Hospital" groups
on Facebook if anyone wanted to ask you a
question, so Kenja on one of the groups asked if you know how long you're
going to be on the show.
Inga: I don't.
Suzanne: You don't.
was the thing that I was told, that I wasn't even... they didn't even expect my
character to be there this long, and they were really, liking what I'm doing, so
that's why my storylines have gotten bigger--
Suzanne: Oh, that's good.
Inga: And started to get more involved. So really, it's just as I go, I'll find
out as I go. And I just kind of have kept that and that's the kind of... that's
what my contract is to [inaudible, right now, so yeah.
They do that a lot, they bring in somebody for a couple of days-
Suzanne: And then they're like, "Oh, we really like this person, let's
give them more to do."
Suzanne: And she also wanted to know,
if you were going to get more storyline, which is kind of the same question, but
you don't know really, right?
Inga: Again, I don't know, I can't really even
say anything about that.
Suzanne: Yeah, I know things are kind of coming,
things are really happening today on the shows that are airing, with you and with
the character that plays your daughter, so it's hard to say.
Inga: Yeah, I
think what was aired last is that I've gone to jail, right that was kind of the
last thing, yeah.
Suzanne: I think so. Yeah, I actually have a long history
watching GH, but I stopped watching, I don't know, a few years ago and I haven't
really had time to catch up. But I keep tabs on what's going on and who's doing
what, because of my site, but I actually started watching in 1984.
Suzanne: So it was a long time.
Inga: Mm-hmm. Yeah,
well yeah, there's definitely lots more to come. There's a lot I've shot already
but just hasn't been aired yet.
Suzanne: Good. I was glad to hear that you're
still filming, so that's good.
Suzanne: And also, Becky wanted to know, who in the cast you would like an opportunity to work with
try to keep it to one or two people).
Inga: William deVry for sure. We just
have a great rapport off set, off socially, and when we're all kind of hanging
out. I really find him interesting. I would like more with Kelly Monaco to be
Inga: I feel like, I find her fascinating in real
life, too, and in the show, I really like her... the way she plays her character
with such an honest energy and vibe, and before I even came on the show, when I
was kind of watching a few episodes to research them. I was like, "That girl is
really, really compelling." And we've had little moments together throughout the
storyline but never had anything, any [inaudible], so I would like to
work with Kelly.
Suzanne: Okay, great [crosstalk]. Yeah, she's had
an amazing life, she... it's not a secret or anything, she had... when she came
to L.A. she was living in her car for a while.
Inga: Yeah, yeah.
She's had a really--
Inga: She's got a very cool, interesting story. I think
that fuels her acting, and that's why I think also that she is so compelling to
watch and even feels layered.
Suzanne: Yeah, actually, I don't remember what
year it was, but they had a brief reality show one season ("Dirty
Soap") with about four or
five of the soap actors, and it was her, I don't think she was dating anyone at
the time, and the actress that plays Maxie..? I want to say, and actors from other
soaps. It was really interesting, I wish they kept doing it because you go to
see kind of... reality shows are never reality, but it seemed like you kind of
got to know who they were in person, so that was kind of cool. She--
Yeah, it's high time for something like that again, maybe it just wasn't the
right moment... but reality TV is even bigger now.
does seem like something that would be fascinating.
Suzanne: Yeah, it really
would. It was very interesting. I think the problem was that the soap ratings
were going down, and so they didn't get enough audience necessarily. It's too
Suzanne: And she won "Dancing with the Stars" when it first
Inga: That's right. Yeah, yeah, I saw that, yeah.
think she won-
Inga: She's very athletic.
Suzanne: I can't remember, but
anyway. Not to go on and on about Kelly Monaco...
Let's see, let me
think. What other projects do you have coming up? Are there any you can tell us
Inga: I can't tell you about any... I'm about to be in a movie called,
"The Rest of Us." It's going to be released soon. I'm producing, and that's where
all my extra time goes. I'm producing a project that I've been with for a couple
of years. And now we're at a better stage, a bigger stage, and I'm producing with
a company, with Roc Nation TV, Jay-Z's company, and I'm the creative producer on
Suzanne: Is it a movie or..?,
Inga: I can't really talk [inaudible], can't talk too much about it.
Suzanne: Oh, okay.
just what I do with, that's my-
Suzanne: That's fine.
Inga: In between
acting, that's another thing -- why this show is so great for me right now, with
the scheduling -- because I have so many meetings, and so many conference calls, and
my own family, and the kids. And this all fits in perfectly. It's just a gift. It
actually takes me away from the executive kind of part of the producing world
that I'm stepping into right now, and then I get to go play with these people
and have a great time, and then I can go back and put on my producer/writer hat
again, and it's a balance that I'm loving right now. I just feel like I'm in a
really good place in my career where I feel very fulfilled.
great, that's great.
Suzanne: Is there anything that you'd
like to say to the fans?
Inga: Oh, just that I'm so incredibly honored to be
a part of this legacy of "General Hospital". Every time I'm in the studio, I know
that I'm there, and its history, and I feel... I get goosebumps, I feel so happy,
A, to be working in Hollywood being a Canadian girl, but also, to be a part of
something that's so important to so many people, and I really want to do my best
to do it justice, to make the fans happy.
Suzanne: Well, great. Thank you, I
really appreciate it. I'm glad we could finally get together and talk.
Suzanne: You know, we had-
Inga: I know, it happened.
I wanted to interview you in 2014, I don't know if you remember this.
Inga: Yeah, you said that, yeah.
Suzanne: They said, "Do you
want to interview her?"
Suzanne: And we ended up doing an email
interview. It took forever, because they didn't send the questions to you or
something. I don't know what happened.
Inga: Yeah, yeah. Things didn't work out for me.
Suzanne: Yeah, that's good.
Well, it's good that you're doing better. I remember, I did ask you in 2014,
because you had mentioned your music. Now, are you doing anything with that?
Inga: No. I stopped playing in a band and stuff, and music. I just... We play for
fun. We have friends come over who are musicians, but honestly, my career and
the kids have taken a turn, and I'm going with what feels good, and maybe one day
going back to playing music on stage will feel good again... but right now, I'm so
happy and in love with producing and creating in that way, that, that kind of
takes all my creative focus for now, but never say never. You never know what's
going to happen.
Suzanne: I understand. Well, it's great that your character's
name is Harmony -- maybe someday they'll have you sing in the show. Or you can
perform at next year's Nurse's Ball or something.
Inga: Yeah, maybe next year.
Suzanne: That would be great. All right, well, thanks very much for
talking to me. I really appreciate it.
Inga: Thank you, Suzanne. Have a great
Suzanne: All right, you too. Bye-bye.
Inga: Okay, bye.
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