Soaps Indepth : Robert Palmer Watkins VS. Dillon Quartermaine

Me Vs. My Character ——– General Hospital

One is a groovy, music-making entertainer dedicated to working hard, hanging with other creative folks and keeping his anxiety in check. The other is a filmmaker turned Crimson photog from a very influencial family. And now, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Robert Palmer Watkins and his alter ego, Dillon, let us take a deeper look into who they are… and who they most definitely are not. Read on!

What’s your personal motto?

Robert: Work hard for what you want in life and set an example of kindness along the way.

Dillon: Follow your dreams.

What’s your very favorite square-time activity?

Robert: Fitness and music.

Dillon: Scripts and filming.

My life would be much less complicated if…

Robert: I have serious anxiety, and sometimes I allow it to take over every thought.

Dillon: I could look at Lulu as just a friend.

What possession could you not live without?

Robert: Ha! Currently my phone. I feel like I’m always trying to catch up on responding to Twitter and Instagram.

Dillon: My notepad. I keep that nearby, so I have it whenever I get an idea for a script.

Who are your biggest influences?

Robert: Jim Carrey, Edward Norton, God, my family and friends.

Dillon: The great filmmakers – classic such as Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Charlie Chaplin as well as some new ones, like Quentin Taratino and Christopher Nolan.

My best quality is…

Robert: I’ve been told I give off a positive energy. I’m good with people, most of the time.

Dillon: My loyalty and my work ethic.

What annoys you more than anything else in the world?

Robert: Laziness. People who say that they want something but don’t do anything to get it!

Dillon: Seeing someone I love continue to put up with someone treating her badly.

What political issue do you hold dearest to your heart?

Robert: Education is huge. The arts saved my life. If every kid was given equal opportunity and schools were given the funds they needed
to allow kids to flourish — especially in underprivileged areas — we could save a lot of lives and give a lot of kids a purpose.

Dillon: Currently, I’m more focused on my movie and job than politics.

You just won the lottery. What is the first thing you do?

Robert: Get a house for all my actor/singer friends to live in together.

Dillon: Fund my next movie.

What social ill would you cure?

Robert: Rudeness — especially in L.A. and other big cities! We forget we are actually talking to people sometimes, because we get so caught up in our own personal success. It can be selfish.

Dillon: I’m currently working on a feature on “real women” and a big topic is breastfeeding in public.

Who would you rather sit next to on a long plane ride — the Pope, the president or Madonna?

Robert: Madonna. Entertaining is my life: Who better to get career advice from than one of the world’s most famous entertainers!

Dillon: President. Coming from a powerful family, I would love to get career and life advice from someone with that much power.

What kind of music do you like?

Robert: Hip-hop, country, something with some soul.

Dillon: I’m a bit of an old soul, [so] classical, Sinatra, Michael Bublé… and maybe some house or EDM music when I’m partying.

Do you have a favorite food?

Robert: Chicken wings, crab legs.

Dillon: Fettuccini Alfredo.

Are you a good athlete?

Robert: I’m naturally athletic… but can be clumsy at times. Sometimes my anxiety gets in the way, and I freeze up.

Dillon: Being a Quartermaine, I’ve picked up all the country club sports. I’m a great golfer, tennis player and swimmer.

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

Robert: Most recently, I had an epic night in New Orleans with my stepbrother, Mitch. Lets just say I lost my wallet, phone and ID… Good ol’ Bourbon Street.

Dillon: Most recently, it was a pretty crazy idea to confess my feelings for Lulu.

How’s your love life?

Robert: Currently single. It’s been a few years since my last girlfriend. When the timing is right with someone, I’ll know.

Dillon: Do you need to ask?

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