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Soap stars are just like us — sometimes they’re also big fans of the show and its actors! Case in point, GENERAL HOSPITAL star Parry Shen (Brad) managed to get the autograph of a Port Charles legend that would have made his childhood self thrilled beyond belief. Heck, even as an adult it was pretty awesome! “I saw Tristan Rogers for the first time on GH when I was eight years old during the Cassadine Island storyline,” Shen revealed on Instagram. “And I thought he was the coolest guy with the whole Aussie accent, holster, etc. And as soon as I learned his name, jotted it inside the cover of my Volume Three Charlie Brown ‘Cyclopedia. Well, guess who just signed it today, 37 years later?!”
Back in 1981, Rogers had only just arrived on GH as Robert Scorpio, an international spy for the WSB and found himself caught up in the iconic “Ice Princess” storyline which found him traveling to Cassadine Island with Luke Spencer and Laura Webber to defeat Mikkos Cassadine and his evil scheme to take over the world with a weather machine. So it’s completely understandable that an eight-year-old Shen would be enthralled by the superspy and want to remember him well.
And it’s incredible that Shen still had his copy of the Charlie Brown’s ‘Cyclopedia Volume Three (“Featuring All Kinds of Animals from Dinosaurs to Elephants”) where you can see where he’d written “Tristan Rogers” on the inside front cover. An odd place to make note of a new favorite actor, but it turned out to be perfect since he could bring it into the GH studio today for Rogers to personally autograph! “It’s a great set,” Shen revealed on Twitter of why he kept the books. “Very informative, and to pass down to my kids.”
Now, if only we could get a scene between Robert and Brad! For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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