|Anthony Geary - Photo Credit: Jesse Grant|
Geary teased how Luke leaves the show.
"He says goodbye to his old pal Sonny [Maurice Benard] on the dock and then disappears into the fog, hoping to go find himself and figure out what he’s going to do with the rest of his life," he says with a laugh, before adding, "which I think the writers ripped off from me."
Geary has been happily keeping busy since he taping his final episode last month.
"I got myself into a 10-week course at the University of Amsterdam on Dutch theater history and literature," he reveals. "I’ve also been doing quite a bit of writing lately. And I have not retired from acting. Just from GH."
He was less enthused when talking about Luke's final storyline.
"I loved that they brought back Emma Samms [Holly], Genie Francis [Laura], Jonathan Jackson [Lucky] and Nathan Parsons [Ethan] so I could work with them one last time, but I did not like the conceit that brought us all together," Geary says. "It was ill-conceived, cheesy and showed a lack of imagination. We saw Luke shoot Frank in the back over 20 years ago. And by the way, that character was old then. He would have been in his hundreds by now."
The writer's stage directions also drew ire from Geary.
"There’s a mistrust of actors on our show, as if we’re going to misunderstand the material," Geary explains. "To be told to weep on a certain line is absurd. I don’t know when the hell I’m going to weep, if I weep at all, until I’m actually playing the scene. You don’t plan that s—t out! In all modesty, Jane Elliot [Tracy] and I have 90 years of professional acting experience between us and for us to be handed a scene where we are told how to read every line is insulting."
Geary airs for the final time as Luke Spencer on Monday, July 27.
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