Megan's Men

Megan Ward

Megan good-naturedly confesses to her longtime, secret Hollywood crush and the words that failed her when she finally came face-to-face with him! Reflecting on her long, luminous resumé prior to landing General Hospital, the actress dishes on what it was like to work with some of Hollywood's top leading men.

Brendan Fraser, Encino Man, 1992:
"That's probably my most famous movie. Encino Man seems to have this ongoing life. People still see it so it's the one thing I still get asked about. Brendan had done School Ties, but he wasn't famous yet. I don't know if he's the same kind of actor he was then, but he was very method. He played Link as a child so he was very friendly, but kept himself in a place of innocence. Our friendship was based on the fact that he always wanted to play my Sega Game Gear [laughs]. But I could tell.... I had a ton of auditions after that movie and a lot of casting directors would ask me about him. He was on a short list of up-and-comers and they would say, 'Oh, you worked with Brendan Fraser. What's he like?' I told every single person that he was going to be a big star."

Jason Gedrick, Class Of '96, 1993:
"[The cast] was all pretty close in age so it was very much like a college experience. We were all very close. I have really fond memories of all of us going out and hanging out together and having a Christmas party at Jason's apartment with just the actors. I think he and I bought Kari Wuhrer ice skates [laughs]!"

Jon Favreau, Jeremy Piven, David Spade, PCU, 1994:
"That was the best. I had been in Toronto all that winter, from August through April, doing Class Of '96. In May, we were canceled. I got PCU and went back in June to film on the same campus, in the same town, that I had just spent the year in. So, I was 'Julie the cruise director' for the entire cast. We were all under 30, most of us in our early 20s, with a per diem, working night shoots, sleeping all day. It was the best, so many talented people were in that film before anybody knew them. Piven was awesome. Spade and I were totally buddies. He was the big star of the film and I took him under my wing. It's true! I showed him around town and got him all connected. The last time I saw him, he and Favreau were at a party at the Playboy Mansion."

Sam Rockwell, Glory Daze, 1996:
"My Sam. I played his girlfriend. He's a fantastic actor, so clever. He's become so famous, it's amazing! Alyssa Milano was in it, too, which was funny because she had been engaged to Scott Wolf and I had been with Scott on Party Of Five, so we had lots of things to talk about [laughs]. Matthew McConaughey was there, too. It was before he was famous. I would screen-test with him years later for The Wedding Planner [in 2001]."

Donnie Wahlberg, Boomtown, 2002-03:
"I was not as big a New Kids on the Block fan as some of my peers. I was a little too old [laughs]." How's this for a funny story? My brother and brother-in-law both worked on that job, too. My brother-in-law was a gaffer and my brother was the dolly grip. It was my first job after having [son] Oliver and it took me awhile to get back in shape, longer than I thought it would. On my first day of work, I was completely naked with Donnie Wahlberg in bed with four people in the room - me, Donnie, the camera operator and the dolly grip pushing the camera, so who was the fourth person in the room? My poor brother! He couldn't look up because I had three pieces of tape on! And by the way, I had just had a baby and I was actually okay with that. In fact, it was one of the best, most liberating scenes I've done as an actor and I'm so proud of that scene. It's still the first scene on my reel. I was never more physically confident - because I was so grateful for what I had left [laughs]."


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