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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

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In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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Satan
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Today’s episode hasn’t aired in Hell yet, but I’m curious as to what sort of drug Victor was given by Selina Wu, who got it from Holly as she was preparing her firey exit from Port Charles. My theory is that Holly wanted to incapacitate Victor in some way that wouldn’t be fatal or even permanent, but easily reversible by antidote… and then use that antidote as leverage to get her son Ethan released from his cell in the Cassadine Island dungeon. Such negotiations would have to be done via third parties, as Holly is pretending to be comatose in… Read more »

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aria

I’m enjoying Victor Cassadine he’s fun, evil as f*ck, but I fine w/ that, the show needs a good Villain, and while he’s had the upper hand on some of the characters, like his own son Valentine and poor Holly, it was good seeing her turn the tables on him, and its been so much fun seeing the 80’s gang, ( Robert,Holly Felicia, Lucy, Laura and Anna). I wish Holly could stick around and we need to find Lucy asap.

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I gotta say: This Victor is not a treacherous Cassadine..
Helena puts him to shame, as do other Cassadines..
Its a lot of talk but no show–
It’s all about what he did that we saw him do.
Heck, I could do better than his scary show lol.
He has been a weak Cassadine..
No thrills nor chills with him..
The lackluster writers are 100% at fault..lazy ho-hum writing of a Cassadine…

MIKE
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MIKE

He is perfect as Victor-love to hate him

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Friday’s scenes, with Victor, Cyrus and Spencer interacting featured some really good acting. Kudos to the writers for giving Victor an adversary that is not going to back down. Laura is probably the person Spencer loves the most in his world. Hearing from Cyrus that Victor orchestrated the hit on Spencer’s beloved grandmother opened his eyes that Victor is not such a “Great” Uncle. Shaughnessy’s Victor is turning out much different than Penghlis’ version. Still suave but deep down more vicious. They’ve integrated him across the canvas quite well and is reportedly well liked amongst the cast. Not sure how… Read more »

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Does Port Charles ever have a good day

Satan
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Satan

not for about a year now, unfortunately.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I liked him in The Nanny of course and Sean on DOOL but absolutely hate him on GH and can not wait until his role as Victor is ended, totally!

Timmm
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Timmm

Charles does a terrific job! I hope somehow Victor kills Valentin, that whinny little baby and that sends Anna back to Robert forever! Holly is someone Robert loves but she could never be trusted. Anna hasn’t been with a real man in a long time!

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Timmm…I like Charles as Victor, too. And would like to see real-man :))) Robert and Anna together again. But no Victor killing Valentin, they have their moments. While no one gets close to Helena and Stavros, gotta hang on to the family we have left. With the weakest link being Nicholas. But let Ava deal with him.

Timmm
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Timmm

You bring up up good point Rose, Nicholas is way weaker than Valentin! And, I don’t like the actor who plays Nicholas.

Celia
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Celia

Victor is not the villanous type and he sucks (pardon my language) at the role. —too superficial and artificial—especially with that British accent. He’s supposed to be Greek? I don’t know all the other past actors who played the role—did they all have an English accent? I still think Rory is a bad, little guy working as Victor’s elf/minion. I think his mission is to get rid of Trina, especially now that Spense is ‘home’. I hope we get to see more of Cyrus—absolutely love his acting, albeit he has me in a quandary—I can’t exacrly decide how seriously he… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

There’s only been one other Victor Cassadine and that was Thaao Penghlis (a.k.a. Tony & Andre DiMera from Days of Our Lives). And his accent was Australian, not English. Though at least he’s actually of Greek descent. As far as Cyrus’s “redemption” goes, I’m not buying it for a second. I still expect to see him here in Hell eventually. I do think he’s at least somewhat sincere in looking out for Spencer while he’s in prison, but it’s probably not entirely out of just being a “good uncle”. Most likely he’s trying to score “brownie points” with Laura by… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, Satan—I’d rather have Thaao (any day)!than Mistah Sheffield—I just can’t adjust my eyes to see Shaughnessy in any other role.
I like your theory concerning Rory—either way; he’s a baddie—and this Trina? Ugh!! I cringe. The girl completely shuts me down. She does not have the IT factor nor any allure.
Aside—remember discussing Esme’s genitrice? I did mention Heather–I think we both did —an obvious assumption considering their time spent in the loony-bin.

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Soaphound

Celia, I LOVE Cyrus’ scenes, especially with Spencer. Between him and “Mistah Sheffield”, I’ll take the pony-tailed evangelist any day. He’s a breath of fresh air. Particularly since Y&R has become, fatally, “The Diane Jenkins Pity Party and No-Variety Hour.” I knew she’d ruin the show months ago and now we’re just awaiting the post-mortem. Jeremy Stark? Puhhhllleeze! There’s more danger in a cotton ball. Certainly more charm, too.

Celia
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Celia

I’m with you, Soaphound—Cyrus is that type of character who has a weird “je ne sais quoi” quality—can’t put my finger on it—albeit his past “ways”, he grew on me. Mistah Sheffield is as scary as Sonny–NOT!! I like nuHeather, too—Her scene with Ryan was a riot—I was cracking up!! Yeah–you said it—Diane!! Ughhhh!! More fool Jack—how dumb can one older dude get? What happened to, “Once bitten twice shy”?????? These shenanigans are “much ado about nothing”. Jeremy Shark ( oops –Stark) can join the Victor/Sonny Cosa Nostra saga of “The Three Stooges)—I remember this actor from “Passions”, where he… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, if I have to watch the normally reliable Peter Bergman make that confused / infatuated face over Diane one more time, I’ll have to start rescheduling my lunch breaks. How stupid can one man BE? Oh, how about that howler scene last week when a particularly pouty Kyle “threatens” Jeremy Stark with that ‘leave my mommy alone’ screed…. I was so embarrassed for poor Michael M. trying to act so tough, with his scruffy little beardlet trying to grow in. What an unintended laughfest! I know Kyle’s defense of Diane is more excusable than Jack’s but it still… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, Soaphound–Jack is acting like an adolescent jack@$$. From what I heard, Jack has not always been a great role model–He was a spoiled, entitled, mean brat.
Didn’t he sleep with Jill, his step-mommy? —what about when he left a passed-out Victor on his office floor? —and so on and so forth—Jack is another example of an oxymoron personified—-lots of them around!! LOL.
And, oh, yeah—Kyle is so intimidating. He really showed Stark. So there!!
Then, there’s Sally–oy vey!! And Nick–double oy vey!! The love road to nowhereland.
“When will they ever learn? Oh, When will they ever learn?”

Linda
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Linda

Charles Shaughnessy is brilliant in this show.

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Denise Crosby Makes a Return to General Hospital

After a major fallout with her parents, Carolyn (Denise Crosby) and Jeff Webber (William R. Moses), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) was devastated, in particular because they concocted a plan to make her forget all about the tragic situation earlier in her life. That being, when Finn’s (Michael Easton) late wife, Reiko, fell down a flight of steps and eventually died after she struggled with Liz.

Apparently, the story is not over, when Denise Crosby reprises her role of Carolyn beginning the week of January 23rd on General Hospital.

Talking about her return in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Crosby previewed, “She (Carolyn) wants to make a connection with her daughter and try to make amends for something that is almost impossible to make amends for. She knows it could go really wrong, but she can’t live with herself if she doesn’t take the shot.”

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Something tells us there is more to the story of why Carolyn could have returned to Port Charles? Any thoughts?

Let us know your theories about Elizabeth’s mother upcoming return to Port Charles in the comment section below.

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