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Adam Huss Fills-In as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine for a Second Time

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Viewers who watched Monday’s episode of General Hospital, were in for a bit of deja vu, when actor Adam Huss was seen taking on the role of Nikolas Cassadine.

Previously, Huss had subbed for actor Marcus Coloma for a single episode back in September of 2021.  Adam actually appeared on the September 29th, 2021 episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

There has been no word as to why there was once again a temporary recast for Coloma, and if Huss was just filling-in for one day, but fans of the show might find out if Adam continues to appear this week.

In story, Nikolas tried to keep Esme (Avery Pohl) locked up and hidden by any means possible, and received a visit from Ava (Maura West). Meanwhile, at the end of today’s episode, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) came to Wyndemere to talk to Nikolas about Esme.

On his Instagram on his GH temp assignment, Adam expressed: “Beyond grateful to fill in on @generalhospitalabc I had the most amazing time stepping in to play the dynamic character of Nikolas Cassadine and the casting department @markteschner and Lisa Booth, cast and crew may be the kindest, most hard working bunch of consummate professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with in entertainment! No lie!”

So, did you enjoy Adam’s portrayal of Nikolas? Comment below.

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Yes, I most definitely enjoyed his performance. He’s so much more likable than Coloma. I can’t stand his looks, acting or anything about him, but, that’s what shows how good he is, right?

Hi Violet 🙂
I never cared for Coloma. ..
he looks too young and not manly enough to be a Cassadine..
he doesn’t have a Cassadine persona-
He was badly cast…. He ain’t no Cassadine, nope..
He makes Ava look like a cougar lol..

Hi SuOOO
I couldn’t have said it better myself. I know a lot of our ladies here love Coloma but I just could never see his appeal, and you are right, he is dwarfed in Ava’s shadow. By the time Spencer is released from prison, HE will look like the father!

For me they have never found the right Nikolas yet. Especially when acting with someone like Maura/Ava.

Actually prefer him in the role over Coloma. Can come off a bit more edgier and appears more menacing than Coloma.

Pure speculation, but this might be due to contract negotiations with Coloma whose just completed 3 years on the show. Perhaps there was a delay coming to terms on one side or the other.

Regardless of who plays Nikolas, the writers need to get back to the smart caring prince and not this dumbed down version we’ve been seeing for a while.

Yes, he’s much more convincing playing a menacing Cassadine. Marcus appeared to be kind of goofy, like Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor sans the transformative potion.

Yes. I think he’s great. Seamless transition. Good looking actor who can act! He and Maura had great chemistry even in their brief scenes. The role is safe in his hands when Marcus is unavailable.

I always say, I never want to see someone lose a job BUT, Adam is so much more likable than Marcus! Plus, Adam and Avery Pohle make instant fire! Keep Adam!

I think he plays too angry and too menacing. Nikolas would not take glee in abusing and keeping a young pregnant girl hostage. He is a bit too dark … But perfectly adequate as a fill in.

I agree, JJ; only a fill-in for me. Nikolas is a spoiled rich guy and with that comes a little class and refinement that Adam doesn’t really display. Also, on a superficial level, he doesn’t have Marcus’ sexy prettiness that seems more suitable with Ava. No offense, but Mr. Huss seems more appropriate as a mechanic in Brando’s shop. Though that can be sexy, too…Brando sure was.

Yes! I hope he stays on as Nikolas. I’ve always thought Marcus was not a good fit for that role. Please keep Adam Huss

Nicholas is a tough role, playing a guy who keeps doing totally stupid, inexcusable things and acting opposite daytime powerhouses who are the best actors on the show with clearly-defined characters. I imagine it is very hard for an actor to find their footing in that context, and to have a firm sense of what their character’s motivation is because it keeps changing. I can see that Marcus Coloma does his best with the role, but right away I preferred Adam Huss as Nicholas. I could kind of see the character’s idiotic behaviour in a different, more layered way.

Brenda,

Loved everything you say, and though Coloma does nothing for me except trying to act all rich and powerful, it doesn’t work. As Soaphound says, he’s a spoiled ,rich guy. He doesnt get anywhere, just stamps his foot, expecting everyone to jump, but no one does. Ava and the old pain in the ass uncle lead him around by his nose. His own mother sees his weakness and ineffectiveness. He keeps his son’s pregnant girlfriend locked up instead of turning her in, when he thinks she’s the hooker, though we know she’s not. He’s just a big mouth wimp. Bet he locks his bedroom door at night.

Nicholas is a tough role, playing a guy who keeps doing totally stupid, inexcusable things and acting opposite so many daytime powerhouses who are the best actors on the show (and have clearly-defined characters). I imagine it is very hard for an actor to find their footing in that context, and to have a firm sense of what the character’s motivation is because it keeps changing. I can see that Marcus Coloma does his best with the role, but he’s had a hard time conveying what Nicholas is about in the way that we know exactly what makes Valentin, Victor, Ava, Laura and even Spencer and Esme tick. Right away I preferred Adam Huss in the role. I could kind of see the character’s idiotic behaviour in a different, more layered way. I was impressed that he came in cold and did so well.

I think Marcus Coloma is the best Nicholas, I use to love Tyler Christopher but I like Marcus so much more , I didn’t like Adam Huss as Nicholas, he seemed way too mean! Marcus is handsome & charming & I love his videos with Maurice, they are awesome together on instagram & TikTok , please keep Marcus as Nicholas, Adam can become someone new, just my opinion anyway.

Joan Marie
I still love Tyler Christopher and would welcome him back in any capacity. How nice that you like Marcus and Maurice’s little entertaining videos, but that’s not how you measure a good actor, well maybe I’m wrong about that, evidenced by their Shtick.

Marcus Coloma had mentioned that he had Covid thus Adam Huss filling in again. Although, I don’t know how long he is out. How is it that the GH actors are getting Covid and having to be replaced whereas none of the other soaps seem to have any problem?! I just find it odd. Anyway, Huss is doing a good job. I’ve gotten used to Marcus playing Nicholas but I don’t think he is as good as Tyler Christopher was in the role.

JAD
Maybe others followed Steve Burton’s lead and didn’t get their shots, but then again, he couldnt get away with it, so don’t know how the others could.

Huss is ok but I prefer Coloma—Can’t beat the virility emanating from his deep stare—and those lips—Oh, those lips….
I think the anger Nikolas feels for Esme is a tell-all sign of something deeper, like attraction, or even love, if I dare say—maybe?—-methinks he “protesteths” too much.
Would psycho Esme do something to harm her own unborn baby?

Adam is a great substitute. IF Marcus ever leaves, I’d love Adam to take it. To be honest, I still find Marcus to be ‘soft’ as a Nikolaus. Tyler still my favorite (of course) and Nick Stabile was quite good. Adam is strong and does a really great job!

Maybe Coloma can take some cues from Huss’s performance? I see I’m not the only one who was impressed with the fresh take on Nikolas.

Well, Coloma is leaving for sure it looks like. Hopefully Adam will be replacing him, if not Tyler Christopher which doesn’t look imminent. Good luck to the new Nickolas, he’ll need it!

He’s darker, edgier. I guess this means the Cassidines are going to be nastier than ever for the foreseeable future. Damn, not a Cassidine storyline fan.

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Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.

 

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GH’s Evan Hofer Talks Life for Dex After Sonny’s Beatdown, Giovanni Mazza, and If Josslyn is Love Endgame

General Hospital’s Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) has been at the epicenter of Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) paranoia, which led to the beatdown of Sonny’s former right hand man.

Now, Dex is licking his wounds, and trying to move on with his life after joining the PCPD; following attempting to move away from working for the mob and under Sonny’s thumb. Problem is, Dex has a soft spot for Sonny. Meanwhile, looks like there still may be a future for Dex and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) as the two are trying to mend their once-fractured relationship.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Evan Hofer at the 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmys (in which Hofer was a presenter during the ceremonies), to discuss the current life and times of his Port Charles alter-ego.

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Evan has now gotten to see and feel first-hand what is like working in soaps and television, when you have to wear prosthetics on your face after Sonny accosted Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding reception.

Hofer recalled the experience. “Our makeup team is incredible. Priscilla, my makeup artist is just so talented. She layered silicone every day so she could control the swelling, so that way, she would have control over how it looked as it progressed and, you know, decreased, increased,” Hofer revealed. “She was incredible and very, very detailed.”

Paying a nod to actors who have to take on TV or movie roles where they have to wear complete facial prosthetics, Evan shared, “I do not envy people who wear full face prosthetics. I think my longest tape day was probably seven hours in it. I got a little claustrophobic. It does cause you to have a lack of of depth perception, which is a rough one.”

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Hofer weighed-in on if he thinks Dex will ever turn in Sonny and press charges against him for his character’s recent beatdown. “I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard though, because he loves him (Sonny) and that’s the problem,” stated Evan. “That’s what we do with people we love. It’s almost an abusive parent relationship, isn’t it? I have this theory that Dex almost feels like he deserves these things.”

Now might be the time for the GH writers to explore more of Dex’s backstory which could include a backstory of abuse. “I really would love them to. I think it’d be incredible,” hoped Evan. However, he added, “I’m just grateful for whatever I get to do every day and excited for whatever story we get to tell.  Something like The Departed – undercover with the mob- would be cool (for a storyline), and then everybody’s wondering which side I’m on the whole time.”

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Is there hope for Dex and Josslyn fans that they will still may be each other’s love endgame? Hofer teased, “I think they start spending a little more time together, but who knows what’ll happen. You never know on a soap opera. Maybe Dex’s evil twin will show up and steal Josslyn away.”

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A few months back, Evan shared some major scenes with the one and only Finola Hughes (Anna). In story, Dex admits he was going to kill Cyrus on Sonny’s orders. Hofer shared it was a big moment for him since his time being on GH. “What an honor to get to do those scenes with Finola. I had only worked with her once before and that was when Dex broke her out of prison and he got shot the first time,” recalls Hofer. “She’s all about working the scenes ahead of time, which I am, too. We got to get a lot of reps in and when we get up there on stage, she’s incredibly affecting. I’ll kind of have an idea of maybe of how the scene will go, and then I’ll just look in her eyes and suddenly I am just so in a different space that she’s pulled me into. In those scenes, having Dex feel like someone cares about him was really beautiful.”

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Recently, Giovanni Mazza premiered as Gio. In Hofer’s first on-screen scenes with Mazza, the two talk about Gio’s dad having been in the military and Dex’s experience in the Army and serving in Afghanistan.

This raised some GH viewers eyebrows to what if the two characters could somehow be related? Perhaps, brothers? Evan responded to those inquiring minds, “Oh, I don’t know. We look pretty alike. There is the military connection. I think it’ll be interesting. Those first scenes we had together were incredible. I was so excited to work with Geo. He couldn’t be any nicer really. He’s an incredible person. He’s so easy to be around. We hang out outside of work all the time, already.”

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Does Evan think there will come a day where Jason (Steve Burton), Dex and Sonny will all be working together on the same side, and thus, Sonny will have both his former henchman at his disposal?  While Hofer doesn’t know what’s coming down the pike, he expressed, “It’s been incredible to have Steve around. He’s a really wonderful man. I’d only met him on Zoom previously to him coming back.  I hope we get to work together more. We got one batch of scenes together and I hope we get to do more soon.”

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As to what GH viewers should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead, Evan teased, “We’ll see what Joss and Dex get into, and we’ll see what happens within the police department.”

So, are you rooting for Dex and Joss? Do you want Dex back working for Sonny, or hope he stays with the PCPD? Would you want to see more of Dex’s backstory explored? Comment below.

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