Is he in or is he out? That’s the question GENERAL HOSPITAL viewers are wondering about yet another fan favorite, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), whose alter ego is being seen less and less in Port Charles these days. “I’m not on recurring. I’m a contract player,” he exclusively tells Soaps In Depth about his status with the soap. “If I was recurring, I would certainly say so if that was the case. There’s nothing to hide there. I cannot talk intelligently about where they’re going with my character because, if I’m there to stay or not, I really don’t know.”
The actor is painfully aware of the fact that Jax has been strangely M.I.A., even as his baby daughter fights for her life after a kidney transplant. “Where were my scenes with Elizabeth?” he wonders. “When we had the surrogate storyline [where Liz carried Jax and Courtney’s child], we had great scenes together. Her baby died; his lived. They should have had a scene.” While published reports indicate that GH has a big umbrella tale in the works that includes Jax and Brenda, Rademacher remains skeptical. “I’m not holding my breath about this next storyline that I, apparently, have coming up in a little bit. I haven’t worked a frontburner storyline since last August, I think it was. To be honest, I’m just doing my thing up there right now. If I don’t work more, then the writing is on the wall.”
For more from our exclusive interview with Rademacher, check out the next ABC issue of In Depth!