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General Hospital's Ryan Paevey To Co-Host THE VIEW!

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Clearly, with all the drama behind-the-scenes with the women of the panel of ABC’s morning talker The View, it’s time for a man to step in and shake things up some more!

And, that guy just happens to be General Hospital heartthrob Ryan Paevey (Nathan), who will make his talk show co-host debut on the upcoming Tuesday, February 17th episode of the long-running morning show.  Glee’s Naya Rivera will also be along as guest co-host along with the Port Charles favorite.

Ryan and Naya, and the rest of the ladies of the panel, will welcome to the show John Slattery and Amy Morton, who will be on-hand promoting their new film Blue Bird.  In addition, Ella Henderson will perform her hit single Ghost.

The View has been grabbing headlines again of late for the departure of Rosie O’Donnell, who last aired on Thursday, and Rosie Perez, who was rumored to be exiting, but instead is staying put. Although, recently surfaced reports from Radar Online say she is still on her way out the door!

Ryan tweeted an image and teaser of what he was going to be going next Tuesday below!

So, what would you think if The View had a man finally join their panel in an on-going capacity? Are you looking forward to seeing Ryan co-host next Tuesday’s episode?  Share your thoughts below!

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Sarah White Sees
Sarah White Sees

Just as long as he stays on GH as well, I’ll be happy.

Christy
Christy

Yes! Please stay on GH! I just showed a couple co-workers one of his many, fabulous, jaw dropping, print commercial photos… saying this is fabulous eye candy I get on my soap! 😀

He is gorgeous. and a good actor! te he he I’m not surprised he got snagged to be seen by a larger audience. they’ll probably get more people turning into GH to watch him.

Christy
Christy

Oh crud! The View set is in New York! General Hospital studios are in LA…

Leo
Leo

Damn! I was hoping this would read: “GH star Ryan Paevey set to LEAVE the soap this spring!” 🙁

Michael
Michael

He co-hosting for a day not joining the show permanently.

mary
mary

he is only on for 1 day. relax he is not leaving GH

Mrs B
Mrs B

The View needs to remain a woman’s panel. Stop believing that woman cannot get along.

Timmm
Timmm

Women are more catty BUT no mater the sex, if you get people in a room conversing about issues, they will disagree, man or woman.

Fanny
Fanny

What a refreshing addition

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

He’s not an addition. He’s just a guest host for the day.

Fanny
Fanny

Even only 4 a day.

su0000
su0000

I feel sorry for Ryan..
Poor guy has to suffer through being on the The View ..
Really. I do feel for the guy.. lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

They shouldv’e hired Bruce Jenner…lol

Timmm
Timmm

Another Women’s point of VIEW. THATS A MAN BABY! [Austin Powers]

Rose
Rose

It will be interesting to see how he survives the ladies on The View. Someone probably told him it was a good career move. We’ll see. One of the comments said that The View is in NY, GH in L.A. Going to be hard to juggle both. But it’s not the first time ABC has used one of their actors/hosts on two different shows.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Rose…he’s not becoming one of the hosts. It’s just a one time guest host appearance.

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Next they will force him to appear on The Chew.
ABC is run by morons, Brian Frons may have been a particularly despicable one,but the executive suites at the networks are populated by many more of these losers who wield a great deal of power
and don’t know what they are doing.ABC/Disney is all about brand promotion and cross-promotion -not about providing quality entertainment for the audience.
The View should have been put out of its misery (and the audience’s)a long time ago.It’s a disgrace.

richard
richard

What makes them think he has enough personality to be in front of a live audience….uggh disappointing LOL

Bandele
Bandele

Dude has a guardian angel (or a relative) at GH he’s being well marketed/promed …he doesn’t suffer for story either.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

He’s just a guest host. And he has a lot of personality. Actually quite intelligent with varied interests…

Lynn
Lynn

I hate The View..a bunch of cackling, screaming, fighting assine women.

Timmm
Timmm

He will fit right in. Oh and those yentas with fall all over him. The only thing worse is that crazy hostess from the TALK, Sheryl Underwood, she is stalker crazy!

Gloria
Gloria

He will definitely be the prettiest one on the show!

JUDY
JUDY

LOVE TO WATCH HIM BUT CANT STAND THIS SHOW!!!!!!! WONT EVER BE WATCHING.

Timmm
Timmm

Barbra knew what she was doing, for sure.

AJQ
AJQ

I think RP is smart to try and get exposure on a show like The View. I’ve seen him a couple of times on Extra and he’s pretty good. Something like that would probably be a much better career path than acting for him to follow.

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

He had nothing to do with this one-off booking-he was told to do it to attempt to draw his fans into watching the sinking ship the View.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, sweet Jesus…I think I shall swoon…LOL.
I must remember to watch. I feel badly for THE VIEW as it has not been up to par with the new crew aboard.
Ryan is such a welcomed guest host…I can’t believe it. Good for you, producers of the show!!
I am truly looking forward to this….with bated breath….LOL.
I hope he will be asked personal questions….I like those. Seriously.

su0000
su0000

Hi CeeCee 🙂
I am going to send you a life sized photo of Ryan, the one of his tight butt and rippling abs..

Make room under your bed to hide it from hubby 😉

Timmm
Timmm

Send her his audition tapes, acting lessons, and Emmy, oh right they dont exist! You two better behave!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I thought this show was supposed to be womens point of view with a women only panel???…lol

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

They’ve had men in the panel before…

brian
brian

A guest host or regular ? yes, as long as he stays with GH !

Lin
Lin

I am not a fan of the View. I liked when Barbara appeared.. sometimes. Can’t stand Rosie Perez who appears not very smart.. to be kind. But i will watch when Ryan is on. I don’t care if they get a man on there, but don’t want it to be Ryan, I want him to stay on GH.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Lin.
Rosie Perez is one of the smartest women to grace TV. She is a College graduate and then some.
Yes, I have a hard time understanding her speech sometimes, however that does not , by any means, suggest she is stupid. She is very altruistic with her charities and works hard for the rights of the underdog.
If you would just take a moment and listen with a positive attitude, or read her bio, you would automatically be aware of how well-versed this woman Really is …..socially, politically and worldly

Timmm
Timmm

I agree CeeCee. This Rosie is tight, that other Rosie is a big mouth bully who walked away again. Thank God.

Darren
Darren

Rosie Perez needs to be fired from the view. She is a stupid lady and a troll. Very annoying and her wigs looks cheap. lol.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Darren…I’d love to see what you look like…

Charday
Charday

Ugh, why does he want to do that crappy show? Hopefully, he does better than Jason Thompson (where those yentas wouldn’t let him get a word in edgewise!).

Gino
Gino

The view needs to be cancelled, Ryan please talk and cutt off these annoying ladies. They are all has beens. Rosie O Donnell was smart to leave. the view again. The view is no longer watchable, but I will watch Ryan next week.

CeeCee
CeeCee

What is your definition of ‘has been’, Gino? Someone who does not exist any longer? Would you like to be thought of as an ‘has been?’ Say you do not like the panel or disagree with what they impart….but don’t call anyone THAT. They exist.
I don’t care what anyone says. I like what these women represent. I support and applaud their individualism and their Frank approach. Yes, the show has been losing steam. Yes, this musical chairs effect is irritating….I do not like the concept of all the different guest hosts showing up ( except Ryan, of course)…..it gives the show a sense of disconnection. But, for everyone to come down on the show is not fair. If ‘they’ use gimmicks to stay afloat, sobeit. ‘They’ have the right to try to salvage the show, if they are able. More power to ‘them’. I am not afraid to speak my mind, within the limits of decorum…I never have been. I will not speak the words that everyone else speaks just to be part of the in-group. I have my own voice and I will use it. I haven’t been called the Ice Princess throughout my College and graduate years for nothing.
“Walters and company started a great thing with THE VIEW. Everyone else is a copycat”. …words of wisdom from my Gran.

Nk3play2
Nk3play2

Well….. Ryan is actually a descent interviewer. I’ll watch that ONE episode of the view….

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I think some of you are misinterpreting. He’s not a new permant host of this hideous show…he’s a one time guest host…to boost ratings. I hate being manipulated, and I hate The View…bit I’ll dvr this one edpisode because I love this guy!

Shay
Shay

@rebecca1….I don’t think there has ever been a time I’ve been more in agreement with you!!!! I also loathe this appalling show—I always have and actually refer to it as “The Shrew(s)” because none of the women featured on it has ever spoken to or for me. Quite frankly, I find it to be an embarrassment to the female species, and I also have to add that there would be a far better cross-section of ladies and opinions, not to mention more intelligent conversation and debate, were Mr. Fairman to take the two of us, plus k/Kay, CeeCee and even su and put us together in a studio!!!! Now THAT would be EPIC! ……P.S. Of course, referees—and possibly bouncers—would be required! Perhaps Harry, jimh, Patrick, Timmm and some of our other favorite male regulars here at MFSoaps could provide assistance, although I’m sure YOU would prefer Ryan Paevey!!!! LOL…..

jaybird369
jaybird369

I gotta say…I pretty much quit watching The View after Joy Behar left. B-u-t…since that VERY RUGGEDLY DREAMY Ryan Paevey will be Co-Hosting The View this upcoming Tuesday (February 17th), I will definitely be watching!!!!! RYAN TRULY ROCKS!!!!!

Ricardo
Ricardo

Yes jaybird Ryan rocks and he is one hot hot dude. Very sexy eye candy, I am drooling LOL. My boyfriend will kill me. lmao. I am a bad bad boy.

Timmm
Timmm

So guys, do we agree, Ryan is smoking hot but is not a good actor?

Aria
Aria

Mario cantone is sort of a semi regular and he’s annoying but in my opinion a men would ruin it and Mario is prove of that. I find it interesting though that the view under the entertainment umbrella barely ever invited anyone from soaps or gh specifically yet under the news umbrella they have Ryan coming in to co host do thumbs up to that…

Jennifer
Jennifer

Mario Cantone is a cutie, not annoying at all. Aria take your meds and please have a nice day.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love Mario. He has this wry, sardonic sense of humor (reminds me a little of harry) , where I’m somewhat bewildered…is he serious? I can’t tell sometimes. LOL.

Anita
Anita

I will be taping it to watch. Depending on how good it is I may want to watch it more than once. I like when they shake things up. Ryan is an awesome shake up. Looking forward to seeing him natural and talking with others instead of just acting. Besides the eye candy he has an excellent voice.

Timmm
Timmm

They are shaking things up because they are desperate. The show is tanking. Ryan will try and sway females to watch GH. Thats it. Excellent voice? He sounds like he has marbles in his mouth when he speaks! Just saying.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol, Timmmm. You REALLY don’t like Ryan’s acting. I think he’s adorable both in looks and execution. He doesn’t seem like he IS acting…there’s almost a naivete or in-the- moment subtle quality that makes him more real to me. He doesn’t overact, nor does he make exaggerated expressions or reactions. Just comes off as a good guy, earnest, moral and an everyday guy despite his exquisite looks. Yes, he spoke with very stilted, clipped sentences when he first appeared…I think he’s warmed up and relaxed which makes for a more realistic delivery. Now leave him alone! 😉

Timmm
Timmm

I’m sure Ryan is a good guy. I guess my biggest problem is if he is so green, why cast him in THIS role who has so many scenes with key characters of which most our veterans of the show?

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t think he’s been thrown in with the vets. Most of his scenes are with Dante and Maxi…less so with Dr. O and Anna. Either way , he never ruins a scene for me…I like his character and him in the role. I think the major distraction is his stunning looks….you just can’t help but be aware of them!

Anita
Anita

GH is not tanking! There are plenty of people out there that have been watching since they were kids just like me! Females are already watching because of him. Of course it would not hurt to have some more people watching. Variety is what keeps people watching shows so when the View has men on that is the show shaking things up and that is a good thing. Bottom line is that the network is keeping itself alive!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I think he meant The View is tanking.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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