Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL won’t be seeing a whole lot of Dillon for a month or so, but it’s all for a good cause as they will soon get to see a whole new side to portrayer Robert Palmer Watkins in his new movie, Last Three Days! The actor will be starring as Jack Cluff, a cop who wakes up to discover his partner is gone, his wife had vanished, and he has no memories of the last three days of his life!
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Watkins is absolutely thrilled to be playing an action hero, which is a far cry from the slightly awkward, occasionally nerdy Dillon Quartermaine on GH. “I get to do my own stunts, shoot guns, and do hand-to-hand combat,” the actor told Tell-Tale TV. “It’s just a really different type of role for me. I’m really excited to use some of my physical strengths as well. I’m really into working out and fitness and stuff, and this is a pretty physically demanding role.”
Heck, the actor even shared a photo of himself with Jim Grimwade at the shooting range learning how to fire a couple of Remingtons! Safety first, guys!
Watkins was excited about the film from the first time he picked up the script. “I couldn’t lay it down,” he confessed. “It’s really well-written. It’s got everything you would want a fun action movie to have, but there’s also romance. It’s about the choices that you make in everyday life that lead to your end result, and if you could go back and change some of your choices, what would happen differently? It’s kind of got a little bit of a Memento/Butterfly Effect feel to it, but it’s really cool the way it’s done.”
Last Three Days is the brainchild of writer/director Brian Ulrich, and because it’s currently filming during the month of August, it’s obviously a little too early for any kind of release schedule yet. But we promise that as soon as the film is completed and ready to be screened, we’ll be sure to let you know when and where you can see it!
Until then, you can see Watkins in “action” in our special gallery below of some of his sexiest selfies!
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