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GH's Chad Duell on getting the role of Michael, jail time & high school drama!

Chad Duell spoke to Crushable.com all about his young career, and what led him to the soap world, and playing the imprisoned Michael Corinthos on General Hospital. According to the Crushable post on how he took over the role of Michael from his predecessor, Drew Garrett they related:  “Drew Garrett won the role of Michael Corinthos in April 2009,  and later, Chad got the part when Drew’s contract expired, and producers then scrapped a new character they had developed for him. (Instead of Michael, he would’ve been a love interest for Kristina Corinthos Davis, who is Michael’s sister.)”

Here are a few excerpts of interest from the feature post:

Duell on how he feels on Michael’s current jail time: “He’s a tough kid. He doesn’t want to be in the mob. If you’re ever a kid .. . in jail with scary people around you, you’re gonna be a freaked-out shell of a kid. I like showing more sides to him. I want (to show) his heart more than his anger. I don’t want him to be one way.”

Duell, who was inspired by Tom Cruise’s acting and commentary on the DVD of Cruise’s movie Vanilla Sky to get into acting on how it made his high school years tough:.  “It was horrible for me.  I was mocked for being into drama.  I got to a point where I wanted to be by myself. I’m kind of a loner. I don’t like to go to parties.”

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Amber
Amber

Sorry Chad doesn’t have that “it factor” about him like Drew does.He is not the worst actor but I have lost more and more intrest in Michael and GH as a whole.Especially with GUza’s love of dark s/l too much stuff in the real world like that.

JoAnn
JoAnn

Hmmm, I think the “it factor” is fairly subjective. Drew was a very undeveloped actor – you can see Chad has much more depth. I can’t wait to see how he plays Michael through this summer 🙂

Amber
Amber

And Chad’s expierence is What again??? Chad’s depth is just a confused look on his face and if Drew was so undeveloped how is it he is a strong contender for an Emmy? Drew has a spark Chad fizzles and alot of fans are not happy with the recast or the current s/l

JoAnn
JoAnn

He just seems like a better actor to me. He is far more subtle. Though, to be fair to Drew – the character of Michael was written pretty poorly when he had it – so I’m sure he did the best he could.

As far as the emmy nod – I personally don’t get them. How is it that more GHers aren’t up there?

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This Week On GH: Laura Sees Kevin, Shiloh Makes His Move On Sam, Carly is Pregnant

This week on General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) learns the official word that she is pregnant. Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) ratchets up his evil plan against Sam (Kelly Monaco), and Laura (Genie Francis) sees Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) alive at Ferncliff, and if you watched Monday’s episode of GH, you saw that Ryan knocked out Laura after she saw Kevin!

So, what will happen now that Carly is pregnant?  Will she have the child?  What exactly is Shiloh’s plan and what will it ultimately mean for Sam, Jason, Kristina and others?

Which story on GH has piqued your interest the most? Watch this week’s promo from ABC below and then weigh-in via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Writing Team Wins WGA Award In Daytime Drama Category

In duel ceremonies currently underway in both Los Angeles and New York, the Writers Guild of America is handing out the 71st annual WGA Awards for excellence in writing in the fields of motion picture and television at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

Already given out and announced was the winner in the Daytime Drama category and the winning writing team was ABCs General Hospital which bested the only other nominees in the category, Days of our Lives.

The team consisting of head writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers: Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles, took home the prestigious honor.

This win for GH marks the fifth win in a row for the ABC series, which make its a record-breaker for the Daytime Drama category at the WGA Awards.

For a complete list of winners click here.

Congratulations to the team from Port Charles and General Hospital on their WGA Award win.  So, what do you think of GH besting DAYS?  Glad the ABC daytime drama won? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ingo Rademacher Back To General Hospital As Jax

What a fun reveal by General Hospital and Ingo Rademacher!  And with that, look who’s coming home to Port Charles?  Hot on the heels of his stop over at The Bold and the Beautiful where he took over the role of Thorne Forrester, the GH fan favorite is back at his old stomping grounds.

In the video teaser, Jax and Carly’s (Laura Wright) last goodbye scene plays, which aired the last time Ingo was on GH, and then the camera pans to the back of a man’s head watching the TV

“Oh, come on!  Well, that can’t be the end. Cause it’s not,” says the guy.  In true soap opera fashion, the camera reveals it’s Rademacher who states: “I’m coming back to General Hospital and Jax’s legacy is going to continue in a big way. See you soon.”

So, will Jax be back in Carly’s arms or someone else’s? What will happen when Josslyn (Eden McCoy) reunites with her father?  Will Jax be involved in a major mystery? Share your thoughts on Ingo’s return to GH via the comment section below.  But first, check out the teaser video that contained this exciting cast addition announcement.

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