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Is GH recasting Michael Corinthos? According to Chad Duell, he is not being replaced!

Photo Credit; Steven Bergman

Photo Credit; Steven Bergman

The internet has been abuzz over the last 24 hours over a casting call that went out from General Hospital that strongly resembles, in fact mirrors the fictional life of Port Charles’ Michael Corinthos, played by fan favorite, Chad Duell.

According to ABC Soaps In Depth, “The casting notice called for an 18-24 year old male of any ethnicity for a contract role, due to start taping in March or April. At the time, there was no available audition script.”

However, earlier this week, the network posted sides for a character named “Erik” — a character who wants to join the Mob and is covering self-doubt about the time he broke, the time he was a victim. Even more, the scene takes place with Jason — who is trying to mentor “Erik” — in the office of a Mob restaurant.”  Both soap opera spoiler gal  RavenBeauty, and ABC Soaps In Depth, were the first to post this info.

Now, while we agree this looks like an eerie sign that GH may be recasting the talented Duell,  it also good may be that they are using the scene for an actor for an unrelated role, which is often done, in particular when last night on Twitter it was asked of Duell, if he was leaving the series, and he replied, “I’m not.”

We will follow this developing story as it warrants, as you never know these days what is going to happen in the wacky world of daytime soaps!

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jess
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jess

How common is it for an actor to actually know he’s about to be booted and recast?

kara anderson
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kara anderson

He played as Chad Duell now

heidi
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heidi

I do not want Chad to go… but I am getting really tired of the storyline with him in angst about joining with Johnny. Someone needs to kick him out of it. Go back to ELQ where there are so many other opportunities to get into the many shades of business. Or else please Sonny send him to the island fo a long extended stay.

Smitty
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Smitty

Maybe they’ll fire him for not having the right look just like they did to Lexi Ainsworth and then continue to have him in the opening credits for months after the firing (just like they are doing with L.A.).

Wake up GH — why don’t you listen to your fans??

Jan
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Jan

wow four soaps left.

Jenna
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Jenna

If they are recasting the role, then Chad Duell will be the LAST to know. Just ask Eden Reigel.

david
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david

Actors are the last to know. Ask Catherine Hickland (Lindsey on OLTL); she read it on the cover of a soap magazine in a newsstand.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

BUT, remember Lexie A., they just up and let her go, coukd do the same for Chad.

lisa
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lisa

I like Chad Duell in the role of Michael Corinthos Jr.
It suits him.
Keep him.

ricardo
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ricardo

i hope they keep chad duell . he has grown to be a very good actor. wake up producers of general hospital you dont have long katie couric is getting your time slot. stop recasting characters michael corinthos played by chad duell is not the problem. get rid of scott reeves dont like his character. bring back heather webber now. gh will be gone by september if they continue the silly storylines.

Torrey
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Torrey

I would start watching again, if GH starts focusing more on the Quartermaine’s…..or hell, any story that doesn’t center around Sonny. I was watching some old clips of GH on Youtube today, and saw the scene when Bobbie found out that Carly was sleeping with her husband….Classic stuff!

gloria
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gloria

OMG-Those were the days! They have ruined the character of Michael. Doesn’t anyone realize he is a full blooded Quartermaine-son of AJ & Carly, grandson of Alan, Monica, Bobbie-the foundation of the show?? What great history, great family ties! But NOOOOO, let’s focus on the mobster ex-stepfather & brain damaged mobster uncle. Great role models. I was glad to see him go into the coma thinking good, a break from the Michael show but no, every day, every character seemed to have one line “Who shot Michael?” or “When is Michael gonna wake up?” The sickening things they have put… Read more »

Deb
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Deb

I refuse to believe Chad is leaving. Although, if memory reminds me, the last Michael was replaced around April. Perhaps Chad’s contract is up? And HE wants out??

I normally don’t believe everything I read until I read it here or daytime. Oh I hope your all wrong, I adore this Michael.

Stacy
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Stacy

I did not like when then replaced drew garrett with chad duall to begin with I could not get used to him so either way would not bother me.

Blake
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Blake

Famous last words! LOL

Dan
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Dan

Hopefully this isn’t a sign of what Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati have in mind for GH. Chad Duell is a great young actor, and in my opinion, he was robbed of an Emmy last year. Admittedly, I haven’t been too happy with the way the Michael Corinthos character has been written lately, but I could say the same thing about most of the characters on GH these days. That can be fixed with better writing, which I’m hoping Valentini, Carlivati, and company bring to the show. Getting rid of Chad would be a big mistake, and I hope that… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Do not recast Chad Duell. Instead, refocus the Michael character. How wonderful would it be to see a long-term story about a young man who is trying to escape his mob past and connections, making gains and doing well for homself and others, but always feeling the pull of family and loyalties to that other life. This has been fertile ground forever, and the Michael character could get years out of it even as GH divests of some its too-dark-to-watch-anymore mob-based storytelling.

Vicki
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Vicki

Their Not replacing Duell, heck, look at all the old timers their bringing back, and the only a reason soap EVER does that is when their going off the air, as they cant keep them all around for too long per their budget.

Isay
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Isay

Chad Lewis Duell: Is a remarkable actor for the soap opera General Hospital. If they recast him, i will stop watching General Hospital poo! He is romantic, seriously. He showes emotional and action potential in him. He has a young Quartermain look and he gets so in depth; when he plays the character of Micheal, of being AJ’s, Sonny and Carly’s son. “When it comes to juggling the three of them he is a heck of a star stunning guy! And i can see it now; he will act good with any actress to be his girlfriend, hey, so he… Read more »

Ty
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Ty

I would love to see Chad Duell playing in movies; I remember him playing in Disney channel shows such as Suit Life Of Zack And Cody And I think Suit Life On Deck too; but yeah I love to see him in movies too

regina
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regina

You need to put an end to this Jake doe and bring back Jason. I’m so sick of these soaps and the writers. Sam has the right to know her husband is still alive, hell put Elisabeth with Patrick. I hope no babies don’t come from this never should have happened relationship between Jake/Jason and Lizzie. Please put Sam and Jason back together.. This is the reason I stopped watching these soaps, because of the storylines..

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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