Love, First Love"
(Courtesy of Soaps In Depth September 2, 2003 issue)
"'They're so real!'
message boards scream about GENERAL HOSPITAL's newest supercouple, Georgie
and Dillon. We couldn't agree more. So we endeavored to find out what
happens when their portrayers, Lindze Letherman (Georgie) and Scott
Clifton (Dillon), sat down and got really real. Want to know,
too? Read on!
Soaps In Depth: Why are
GH viewers so taken with Dillon and Georgie as a young couple in love?
Lindze Letherman: I think they like Georgie
and Dillon because Georgie is so inexperienced and a lot of people can
relate to that.
Scott Clifton: No, no, no. That's true,
but we have a quote. Are you ready? Why do fans like us? "Because
we're not cousins!"
Letherman: You are so evil.
Clifton: I was looking on-line because
I wanted to see what people thought. The only thing I saw over and over
again was, "They're not cousins."
Letherman: I never saw that. I saw "Georgie
and Dillon are so cute together"
Hip To Be Square
In Depth: Dillon being an
old movie buff is a fun personality quirk.
Clifton: I love that when I first read
Letherman: It's the dorkiest stuff, and
he pulls it off. Dillon's the coolest.
Clifton: Dillon is a dork. In ever movie
ever made, you've got the dork in dorky situations. But what happens
when you put a dork in a cool situation? That's when Dillon shines.
He's grown so much as a character in an extremely short amount of time.
I think what makes him likable is that he's human. He can't fight, he
doesn't know what to say at times... and he's go the worst hair in the
Letherman: I like the hair. It should have
its own social security number.
In Depth: What does Georgie
think of Dillon?
Letherman: He's the cat's meow. I think
people like him because he's so not perfect. People can relate to that.
Clifton: I was talking to one of the writers
and I asked how they pictured Dillon before
I came on. He goes, "We wanted somebody funny-looking." I
dwelled on that for a while. Then I came to the realization that I can
like that I'm funny-looking.
Letherman: According to the Internet, "Scott
is so hot!"
Clifton: You could have the ugliest person
in the world and if they like the things you do, you heart's going to
Letherman: Okay, Scott. I've really got
to give you that.
Clifton: So many people say they want to
give Dillon a hug because the poor guy's been through so much. I'm not
a model. I'm not a teen icon at all. I'm the exact opposite.
Letherman: That's why you're cool... because
Heart Of The Matter
In Depth: Since day one,
Dillon has been attracted to Georgie. What does he see in her?
Letherman: I'm sexy. (She laughs)
Clifton: Dillon comes from all over Europe.
He gets to America, and all he sees are shallow, self-involved people.
Georgie's a breath of fresh air to him. He's said that Georgie doesn't
only think about lip gloss and prom. I love that line because that's
Letherman: Georgie is what she is, and
you can accept it or decline it. That's why she enjoys Dillon's company
so much - he's accepted her for her. She hasn't had to be phony [with]
Clifton: There was a while where I was
hoping Georgie wouldn't drool over Lucas too long. Dillon likes Georgie
because she's not your typical teenager. But she was starting to become
that. I was scared that it would be unbelievable for Dillon to play
interested in her for too long. But then I got a bite!
Kiss And Tell
In Depth: Was GH your first
Clifton: Lindze told me this was her second
kiss ever. I thought it was so cute that she was, "Um... so...
uh... do I? I'm just gonna... you know... yeah."
Letherman: I'm about to kill him.
Clifton: Just to torture her, they had
about 15 takes. And I wasn't supposed to be paying attention when she
kisses me. She has to turn my head toward her, and each time I see these
lips going whoosh, coming at me.
Letherman: I'm so inexperienced in all
this. It was scary for me. How do you like that, buddy?
Clifton: Lindze, you have a sense of realism
and a sense of naiveté, while you, as a 14-year-old girl, have
this mature anti-naviete about you. I wonder if you've ever been in
Georgie's place in your life. It seems like you skipped that and moved
right on to semi-adult. I respect that you can be a full-on, completely
natural teenager. Flawless.
Letherman: Wow! I really can't top that.
Thank you, Scott."