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John DeLuca Cast In New Recurring Role On General Hospital!

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A new hottie is joining the cast of GH! According to Soap Opera Digest, John DeLuca who starred in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and the sequel Teen Beach 2, as well as the 2015 film Staten Island Summer, is coming to Port Charles.

DeLuca will play the recurring role of Aaron (not Adam) as previously reported,  according to TV Line.  John and is set to debut the week of April 26th on the ABC daytime drama, and will play a young man who crosses paths with the Corinthos family.

You can check out more about Johnny by following his Twitter handle: @Johnny_DeLuca.

Alright GH fans, will Aaron be a potential love interest for someone? What will be his connection with the Corinthos clan?

What do you think of this bit of casting news?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ham Finns son…probably it will be Kiki so Morgan can have some more bipolar episodes…lol

Patrick
Patrick

I hope he’s brought on to steer Kiki AWAY from the the Corinthos…

Morgan and Michael are so far and away just lame and immature for lovely Kiki

Timmm
Timmm

Amen Patrick!

Curacaoman
Curacaoman

Brother to Dr. SexyPecs?

Curacaoman
Curacaoman

Cameron?

Brian
Brian

He is a very handsome Italian man! I bet he is working with Sonny or Julian with the mob stuff.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Why, Brian? Not because he’s Italian, I hope. That would be stereotyping. LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

I think Kristina runs into him at the pizzeria! “Who do you Love?”

Norma
Norma

Hottie is right- I love him and most definitely interested. There are shirtless pics on his twitter.

Norma
Norma

Hottie McHot!

Susan
Susan

Does GH really need yet another useless newbie? Can’t GH use the cast they already have?

Drake
Drake

When they look like him….most definitely yes.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Maybe for Kristina

jackie meixner
jackie meixner

That would spoil the chemistry Kristina abd Parker have.

Patrick
Patrick

” Hello ” any one …. ????

did I miss the conversation…. when Kristina … came out to Mom’ Alexis?

Kristina is talking to Lucas… and told him… She did not take it well… and that by the end of the conversation… Alexis is telling Julian… that Kristina is “accusing” Alexis of being a homophobe

i’ll have to go and look for it on youtube

Alexis Davis Jerome
Alexis Davis Jerome

At first reading your post I thought- wrong wrong- since why were we taken down ladypond lane- but you are probably right on the money- as soon as they trot her out as possibly gay they will hurriedly trot her back to straight as otherwise she would have to go as they will not have that storyline in any real way I feel.

Bonnie
Bonnie

My comment was meant as Kristina is still confused, she does not know what she is. We do know she had relationships in the past and was married. I do think she is attracted to Parker but her first intention was to get a good grade. I think Parker may be flattered that a young women is attracted to her, as maybe her marriage that she wants to keep is a bit fragile.

If you look at the men she has been with or wanted to be with Ethan, Johnny, Trey and the boyfriend that she killed. Very poor judgement. Verdict is still on her feelings.

Dylan
Dylan

I don’t get this!!!! Daytime soaps are always CLAMORING for something that has NEVER BEEN DONE on soaps before!! Here we have it…a bi-sexual. NEVER BEEN DONE ON SOAPS!!! They do exist, you know!!!! Sorry GLAAD! Sometimes, young girls, and guys, experiment with their sexuality, and then realize “Hey, I’m straight.” no big deal. Go for it! Tell the story!! Due to her abusive past, have Kristina experiement with women, but then realize she is straight! No harm, no foul. No need for parades, and pickets. Just a true to life story! I hope Jean and Shelly tell it!!!!

Dylan
Dylan

Get Kristina this guy!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Patrick.
Yummy….another Italian cutie.
Oh, Patrick; I love your idea….anything to get Kiki out of “Mortem’s” reach.

Alexis Davis Jerome
Alexis Davis Jerome

Thought you might enjoy him, CeeCee darling. I certainly did. #leftovers #meow

CeeCee
CeeCee

Now, that’s hilarious!!!!!! Thanks for leaving me some, Alexis. LOL

Bettina G
Bettina G

Laughing- thanks for that!

Shay
Shay

@CeeCeeGirl….So glad that you’re getting another piece of tall, dark and handsome eye candy to enjoy, but for the love of God, can we not have just one “Blond Adonis” for those of us who prefer the fair-haired boys? This endless parade of brunette cookie-cutter cuties is getting ridiculous!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I know, I know, my fair Shaybelle. But, that”s your Italian fare. I never tire of the type…LOL.
You know, I keep suggesting my brother infiltrate the industry just for you, Shay….he’s exactly what you’re looking gor. A true Viking. But, he caught my bug for Astrophysics, with a twist. LOL.
But, seriously…look at DeLuca. WOW!!!!! As Timmmy said; I hope he can act; and has a brain….one must go with the other.
If I wanted only a beautiful face and physique on a guy….I could just stare at my husband all day.
However, DeLuca doesn’t look like a cookie-cutter. He does not fit the realm of American Beauty….
One will not find anything of the sort in Italy….not even houses. Everything is unique….no cookie-cutter anything. HaHa.

Shay
Shay

Ahhh, CeeCee….Looks and brains! An unbeatable combination…..sounds like it runs in your family! But seriously…..I’ve already told you I find Michael Easton to have a unique and purely soap-friendly façade and I can also appreciate Griffin’s considerable charms…all well and good! However, variety is the spice of life, and I regard the lack of a golden boy on the GH canvas to be highly remiss. The closest thing is Billy Miller’s All-American appeal, and I do enjoy that, but as I have previously mentioned, one thing this soap did so well in the past was to bring in international talent, so if they cannot locate even one suitable fair-haired fellow on this side of the Atlantic, then by all means, let’s import a Nordic God, Blond Brit or even generically-pale male of European extraction to fill the bill. I’m tired of having to locate them solely for my viewing pleasure on such foreign fare as Scandinavian Noir, English dramas and Italian mysteries, though I must admit that their vast array of attractive men certainly surpasses much of anything I see on domestic programming these days.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well with two beach movies to his name, we know he is in shape and ready to be shirtless—LOL—- Sonny does need a new enforcer since Sean is in jail and Jason isn’t interested–maybe if he is in many scenes with Sonny it will give me something to look at– no offense to Max– who looks more like a teddy bear than a bodyguard– but Sonny needs a new go to guy and I can see this guy being him.

Alexis Davis Jerome
Alexis Davis Jerome

Alexis needs a paralegal and will have one. Or two.

Mark
Mark

I make good coffee.

Rhonda Montgomery
Rhonda Montgomery

As I have read on here a few times, and believe it is an homage to Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone? Anyway I like it, so- May I present for your consideration- This hot stud and a young hot stud- has arrived for Laura. Yes. Time Genie was thrown a bone and this one seems a magnificent specimen. So what if she is a few months older? I would thrill at a new save the world adventure with her new loving adoring boytoy. When I read Genie got a three-year contract, I was happy- but from these pages I gather that those precious contracts can be quashed without any warning. The cast is huge, and some have called for pruning or a plague, and I am open to that. Maybe what Laura is seeking should be a good-sized hand mirror- or full-length, even. So that she might take a good look at herself- and certainly a pleasing reflection- but who is Laura, really? She spent years in a vegetative state only to occasionally be rinsed in cold water and tossed in a salad that seemed shy on the blue cheese. I would enjoy a slice or two of avocado, as well. When was the last season that a GH star was on DWTS? I can not remember. And is Jax completely out of the picture forever on GH?

CeeCee
CeeCee

OOOOOO!!!!! I love it, Rhonda. Go get ‘im, Laura!!!!

Mark
Mark

I see what you are getting at- we all would love a Cobb salad and some sourdough bread. DWTS rocks and I vote it is added to coverage on here as it is full of drama but not any daytime stars which is just wrong.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Just curious Mark. Are there two of you. I need to make the distinction…your name is with a capital M….the other MARK is lower case ‘m’? Is that the distinction?

Patrick
Patrick

– HERE YE , HERE YE –

“…but who is Laura, really? She spent years in a vegetative state ”

along with being the voice of reason… dutiful mother, and grandma

LIVE ! Laura… the world is your oyster… NO MORE LUKE… IT”S YOUR SHOW

all things relative… it has to be stumping FANS imagination RUN with all that Genie francis can

up to this point… there was some “relish” in that candy bar

PLEASE let that key…. and the connection to SCOTTY BALDWIN … LEAD

the fallout and or outcome… from this mystery ala Helena…

I hope it bequeaths her POWER with the Cassadine Empire…

give her something to do… for her own person

Boaty McBoatface
Boaty McBoatface

Lass Laura shall seize the treasure of which she was robbed, there will be comeuppance for many of mob and white knight the Scott man will be deep involved. Cassadines will pale when soon we compare, the fierce uber new queen Laura, the lassie so fair.

Bettina G
Bettina G

Love the rhymes Boaty McBoatface and all the humor. Love GH

su0000
su0000

Maybe he is Finn’s heroin supplier ..
He is the pusherman, yup .. ahaa !

looks like he will be connected to Finn ..

CeeCee
CeeCee

You really think Finn is shooting up, su? Oh, gosh, I so hope not! He is a doctor…holding lives in his reptilian hands. I think he is Roxy’s mate, injecting himself with human cells. That’s it. He is a reptile. Well, why not? It’s GH. LOL.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Or Finns son

Patrick
Patrick

I was like …. WOAH !

i’m surprised the message boards aren’t on fire … with Finn extra curricular activities

my first thought is that he’s using his body as a test subject ???

I was more annoyed that Carly shows up with fresh towels… and their , those two… go again… gushing about Roxie.

two ad nauseam bonding scenes between these two… do not make them an interesting pairing

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Patrick.
Hey, Patrick,
That’s an excellent premise. Finn using his own body as a testing subject. Would I go too far and say that he may have injected himself with some kind of parasite/microbe/organism in order to find a cure?

Walter
Walter

Heroin? Could it simply be insulin?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Walter. That is the first thing I said when Finn pulled out that immense needle. For medicinal purposes. As he is an infectious disease specialist, he may have contracted a tropical disease? I also think Roxy provides him with the serum….and, he is using it on Tracy, as well.

Sandy J.
Sandy J.

What in heaven’s name do we need another new face on the G.H. canvas for when those of us who’ve been watching this show for decades don’t get to see the people we really tune in for??
I want to see Mac and Felicia, Lucy, Laura, Scott, and anyone else who’s been missing from Port Charles or is only there off-screen. These characters’ history with the show and fans should be equally, if not more, important than bringing on yet another new face.
And can we please stop having these actors referred to as ‘hotties’ and ‘hunks’. They are actors with experience and, presumably, talent to bring to whatever show hires them. It’s not always about sex appeal, okay?!

Lorenzo
Lorenzo

Oh my god, sexy man. Now I need to take a cold shower lol.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, yeah, Lorenzo. He is Italian, afterall. I have one of those!!

Alexis Davis Jerome
Alexis Davis Jerome

I’ll have Carly bring some fresh towels.

Timmm
Timmm

He is really handsome. I hope he can act! He will either be connected to Finn, Griff or Nathan. I see him working in the hospital as a rehab specialist with Kiki. I hope she dumps Moron and also dumps that god awful name! Go by Lauren, your not 15 anymore! Haley rocks baby!

mark
mark

Yum I’m gonna start watching GH again!

Steven Marc Simon
Steven Marc Simon

Michael,
He’s certainly hot. I personally hope he’s not connected…….BRand new an d mysterious. would love that……

brian
brian

The new Spencer…he has been on the island and rapidly grew up

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good one!’

Alan
Alan

I’ll bet he’s Roland Berlin, brother of Rachel Berlin and son of Raymond Berlin whose Ponzi scheme is the talk of the town these days…

Timmm
Timmm

Good call Alan. I think they should cast Mr. and Mrs. Berlin as well.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Isn’t Raymond Berlin dead? I am not sure….well, Bernie is. Lol.

Letemeatc8ke
Letemeatc8ke

I’m glad GH took my suggestion. I just don’t think the cast is large enough….

mike
mike

Vey good casting

Claudette Drouin
Claudette Drouin

I think the kid could be Brenda barrette kid with sonny a secret love child she put up for adoption come to gh to stir th epotup and lands JOSHLAIN JAX

Bonnie
Bonnie

hum a 30 year old man and 12 year old girl??

Claudette Drouin
Claudette Drouin

Sorry thought he was a kid apologies

Dylan
Dylan

He should be a love interest for Kristina. She is clearly not gay. She is just confused and rebellious.

Bonnie
Bonnie

yes

CeeCee
CeeCee

No!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Better for Molly….both so pretty…LOL.

Lil' Angel
Lil' Angel

Gay people LOVE being told they are confused. Smh.

Melissa
Melissa

Another character to eat up more screen time when they can barely write for all of the characters they now have on canvas. Guess this means we’ll have another Lucas and Brad siting sometime next year. Forget about ever seeing Felicia and Mac again.

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee Sweet, weirder things have been played out on the show,
nothing would surprise me at this point. Loved Nina ripping into Julian
on yesterday’s show..she’s so pretty!! That black dress was EVERYTHING.
I don’t know about you, but….. I’m really tired and bored w/ Sam & Jason
I was done with them before it began. No spark, No chemistry, No chance,
they’ll never be the “super couple” TPTB were hoping for. That magic was
with the original Jason played by Steve Burton…. For me B Miller will always
be Jake. Moving on to Hayden…she’s got to STOP calling Elizabeth’s children
brats or make any other derogatory comments about them, that sincerely irks me.
I see the writers testing the waters and pairing unlikely characters together…Some
actually look quite good as an alternative “couple”… Curtis could make a piece of
toast look gooooooood!!! even rotten Hayden. Nick & Elizabeth should give it ONE
more try… down the road, there are no secrets, no lies between them, there’s a lot
to be said about your long history with someone… They R very protective of one
another. Julian and Nina looked better suited together than he currently looks w/
Alexis…Don’t get me wrong I was a huge Julian & Alexis fan when they first met
and bonded over Danny. The reveal at the gallery and subsequent love affair was
spectacular. Julian needs to be his mobster self again, under the guise of the
newspaper editor. Since Anna & Sonny are gunning for him…Should he go down…
he has to dirty his hands in order for the storyline to come full circle.
Nathan, Claudette storyline who cares another dead end. Finn is still a puzzle
to be solved, lots of possibilities. Just my take. ❌⭕️ Sweets.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Yes he is Jake to me also

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ah, Fanny, ma chere amie,
You know how much I love my Michelle. So happy to see Nina divest herself from thst girlish perdonality affixed to her by the bosses.
Oh, yes….she’s gorgeous…those legs go on forever…I am jelous…LOL. A little, black dress can do wonders to any womanly body. Stunning.
Tell me sbout Sam and Jason. They hang out, sit around, have their indecipherable, mumbled conversation ( just ask Timmmy, lol) …no emotion, no expression. Then, Sam asks, ” want to go check it out?”… Or something to that effect. Jason shrugs his shoulders and follows like a little lamb. Nothing! Nada! Rien! Niente! Nicht! No dparks. And, you and Bonnie are right….he will always be Jake….or Billy Abbott.
As yourself, I really liked Alexis and Julian together, at the beginning. I thought they were steamy hot….until their sexusl interludes became too much for a working mature woman ( actually any woman, man) who found so much time to indulge anytime, anywhere…..to the point where their offspring and then some , kept walking in on them.
Obviously, that was the direction they were given, but it got to be too unrealistic for me. My opinion is my opinion, and I hive it without reservation or apologies…comme vous, ma belle dame.
If today’s display of ‘a hissy fit’ from Nina is any indication of sexual tension between herself and Julia…?….I don’t know…maybe. But, he is such a miscreant….a snake, ready to pounce at any given moment. The last thing I want is for Nina to get hurt.
I care not what happens to Alexis. She new better. She’s as burly as he, been around. If she gets hurt by Julian, she’ll survive the syorm as she has many others before him. But Nina is a butterfly with delicate wings. She is just starting to spread those gossamer feelings. And, yes, ajulian should go down; only because he is not trustworthy nor forthcoming with his wife or anyone else. He is a doublecrosser…no contrition.
I have already said that this Claudette thing is stupid. I had spun a tale when i first said thst the glove belonged to a girl in Nathsn’s past. However, i also expected for her to materialize in zpC. THAT would make for a challenging story/love trisngle. Other than thst, it is a wash.
Kisses and hugs to you, as well, my sweet lady. Please forgive the typos.

Aria
Aria

Jason got boring as soon as he became JASON and got back with Sam, together they are a snooze fest. I hope Liz gets with Griffen, and I agree about Hayden needing to stop picking on Liz kids, Liz should tell her call me anything you want but leave my kids out of it . Love Nina too and I hope Anna gets Julian soon he needs to pay for his crimes.

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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.

Photo: JPI

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.

Photo: JPI

What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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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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