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UPDATED: Ronn Moss Set To Appear On General Hospital!

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

In another shocker from General Hospital, according to Soap Opera Digest,  the former Bold and the Beautiful star, Ronn Moss, has signed on to appear on the ABC soap opera and will begin to air this week!

UPDATED:  This afternoon On-Air On-Soaps learned that Moss is making an appearance on GH.  As to how long he will actually be on the soap, a representative had no comment at this time.

Moss, for over 25 years played the central role of B&B’s Ridge Forrester.  Since departing the series a few years ago, Moss has concentrated on other projects including his music and recently also filmed episodes of Gregori J. Martin’s web series, The  Bay.

No further word on what role Moss he will play in Port Charles,  or further details at this time, but we will have updates on this story throughout the day as it warrants.

What do you think of this shocker? Moss to GH? Who will he play?  Is he going to sing at the Nurses Ball? Or, is it completely unrelated? Weigh-in!

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Derrick
Derrick

I honestly don’t know what to think of this……………….

mar
mar

NOOOOOOOOO,

Natalie
Natalie

I want more of our veteran GH actors, not more new characters!

louisa
louisa

Agree! GH has plenty of great actors and characters. We don’t need anymore CBS cast-offs.

Susan Tucker
Susan Tucker

Toatally agree Natalie Instead of adding all these new characters I wish they would have just kept ones on like Connie, AJ, Johnny Z, Spinelli,ones like that 🙂

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

ITA! I’m getting fed up!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Ugh! First Michelle Stafford and now Ron Moss! Please, make it stop.

Ces
Ces

totally agree!!!

Natalie
Natalie

I agree!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Maybe they’re spinning half the characters off to a new soap.

They can name the spinoff “All My Children Have One Life to Live”.

LMFAO!!!

Timmm
Timmm

you will regret saying that about Michelle. I am sick of newbies, as well but this lady, if she stays around will win you over. She can act! GH has brought in some real cardboard actors in the past year but Ms. Stafford will tear the house down!

Kathleen Karp
Kathleen Karp

I agree, Michelle Stafford is an excellent actress! She will only make GH better if she stays around long enough! Wish she would return to Y&R though!
It’s not the same without Phyllis!

crimson151
crimson151

I loved her as Phyllis and wish she was returning to Y&R but I really don’t care if they bring on Meryl Streep, the GH cast is so bloated its ridiculous. Vets disappear for weeks sometimes months at a time yet they keep bringing on newbies and not just random new characters who support those vets but instead its GH vets who wind up supporting them and getting scraps. I watch every day but I am really getting fed up. Its not about Michelle Stafford its just that its TOO MUCH and now Ron Moss…really GH??

andrew hass
andrew hass

I don’t know what to think about this but considering that he’s going to start airing this week i’m surprised they were able to keep it quiet.His character may have something to do with the Nurse’s Ball and only be on for a few episodes.

Moviegal
Moviegal

That was my thinking as well – that he will be on for the Nurse’s Ball, and probably only for a few episodes.

mfarris70
mfarris70

I could see him playing opposite Lucy as a difficult choreographer or something comedic like that.

Timmm
Timmm

he is a musician so maybe he is just there as a difficult singer butting heads with Lucy.

Mary SF
Mary SF

The article doesn’t state if he is on contract on just a temp role on for few airings– so it is hard to react to the news. If he is contract then this latest addition just might be the straw that breaks the camels back for long time viewers, fed up with newbies. If he is a recast of known character they might be more forgiving. If he is only on for a short stay then it might lure some fans from his B&B days to check out GH, which could help the show without losing long term viewers in the process. So I guess how this goes depends who is he playing and for how long will he be playing him.

k/kay
k/kay

I could see him playing Dr. Jeff Webber what do you think?

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

He should play Jeff Webber or Jimmy Lee Holt…at least a character we are familiar with who has history and ties to the show…or maybe he is the doctor taking care of Nina…Dr. Jeff Webber taking care of Nina? I think PP was right when they claimed ABC was trying to create a mega soap…The Titanic of soaps!!! And if this keeps up with the constant newbies it too will end in disaster!!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Was there a passenger limit for the Titanic? At the rate GH is adding new characters, I would not be surprised to see Chaz Bono! LOL!!!

Melissa
Melissa

Nice analysis, Mary. 🙂

harry
harry

4EverDAYS! Shhhh……don’t give Ron any ideas. I could also seem him casting Cher as Dr. O’s and Madeline’s sister. Love this stunt casting!

Tristan
Tristan

I agree with this being the straw that breaks the camel’s back if he is on contract. However, as I state below, I think he is performing at the NB in a reunion of Player

Mary SF
Mary SF

That sounds like a reasonable conclusion and one that would make sense.

Erick
Erick

Player featuring John Stamos and Rick Springfield….

Lori
Lori

Rumor is he is going to play Blackie Parish.

Valerie
Valerie

Awesome! Getting some of the heavy hitters!

aria
aria

ron moss a heavy hitter, you’ve got to be kidding? should we add david hasselhof and pamela aderson then?

Valerie
Valerie

He is a Big name in the Soap World. After losing two of my favorite soaps a few years ago, OLTL and AMC, I welcome any familiar face to the Soap World.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Well, I guess we know now what is happening…. every member of the focus group they are using to gauge the reactions to the plot points and new character lineup are exclusively former viewers of OLTL and AMC.
Makes sense.

Mo
Mo

Good grief. Seems like GH is already bursting at the seams.

Melissa
Melissa

I look forward to this, he will be great addition!

Johnny
Johnny

yes I agree with you, now bring hunter tylo on gh, and Billy Miller as the new Jason Quartermaine that would make my day. Oh also recast Robin Scorpio Drake with Elizabeth Hendrickson soon to be ex chloe young and the restless. What about Marj Dusay as the new Audry Hardy, that would make my day.

Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

I THINK ITS GREAT THE MORE THE MERRIER…Newbies is what makes a soap. Our GH vets are on so little because they are into other projects. No contract, less air time. Welcome Ron Moss…

mfarris70
mfarris70

Finally a voice of reason! People forget that every character on GH and just about every other soap was a hated “newbie” at one time. I remember as a kid my babysitter threatened to quit watching because she thought Luke, Laura and Bobbie, the “newbies,” were taking over the show. Now viewers complain that we don’t see enough of them.

harry
harry

No, no, a thousand time no. Back in the early 90’s we were introduced to 5 new characters–Sonny, Karen, Stone, Jagger and Brenda. They all worked because they were connected to core characters. They enhanced the storylines and did not negate the potential storylines of established characters. Moreover, they were introduced slowly, we were given their backstory and we grew to care about these characters. Ron fast food approach to character introduction is forced and the end result is most fans do not have time to invest emotions into them.

boes
boes

Newbies used to be introduced slowly – as were the ones you reference. They didn’t come on and dominate story from their first day. You might remember some other newbies from shortly before that time – the Ekerts, who came on and ate the show, all to give Geary a different character to play from Luke. They bombed terribly and were all gone little more than a year later.

Soaps are a “continuing story”, and that means continuation with characters as well as storylines. All these newbies, even the ones who may count down the line, are too many too soon. It’s stunt casting and not good at all.

mfarris70
mfarris70

So you know that Ron Moss will dominate the story from day one even before he has appeared? You seem to have made up your mind before even seeing an episode. That’s too bad.

Bizlet
Bizlet

Soaps that have been on the air 51 years need to change casts and SL if they are going to survive people don’t always like change, but sometimes you just need to sit back and watch where the story goes.

harry
harry

Who said Ron Moss was going to dominate, Farris? No one,. Boes said that the wave of new characters have dominated. While the Q’s have been listed on the endangered species list, the Westbourne family continues to prolerate. And Bizlet, no one is objecting to change in of itself. But for the last year we have had a huge influx of new characters which we have never seen before. It’s not change or new characters in of itself which we oppose, it’s how badly it’s being handled. New characters like Sabrina are foisted on us without an introduction and we are expected to care. In the past Sabrina is a failure of conception and delivery. It happens. But back in the day when new characters just weren’t working, the head writer would write them out. Remember Hannah the Banana? Chloe? Angel Borris? Sarah Weber anyone? You might barely remember them because the head writer and producer in those days recognized when a character just wasn’t working and it would take them off the canvas. Ron and Frank are too stubborn, too determined to win, that they continue to inflict these dreadfully written new characters on us.

Marcia
Marcia

I like it alot that he is joining General Hospital! Can’t wait to see him!

Jason
Jason

Michelle Stafford and Ron Moss coming on board? How many new characters can GH add. They are not currently utilizing what’s on the canvas already. If the rumors are true there are even more former CBS soap stars coming to GH as well.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I swear I might lose it if Billy Miller or Michael Muhney are cast as Jason or Elizabeth Hendrickson is cast as Robin. They are all great actors, but seriously, GH does NOT need any more characters right now and if anything, I would love to see all three actors back at Y&R. I was hoping Michelle Stafford would return as Phyllis but it doesn’t look like that’ll happen any time soon now. And personally, I don’t think Ronn Moss can act at all, he was on B&B for 25 years and there was no improvement whatsoever in all that time.

Ces
Ces

MORE newbies???? Couldn’t care less about Michelle Stafford OR Ronn Moss because frankly I never liked CBS soap stars. Please make it stop; the cast is so over inflated as it is and characters we love are only on once a week if not less.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Sean Kanan, Rick Hearst, Maura West, Laura Wright, William DeVry and Emme Rylan were all CBS soap stars and they are all great actors. I do agree, though, that GH does not need more characters. I love Michelle Stafford and I wish she had returned to Y&R as Phyllis, but Nina has been mentioned SO much over the last few months it was pretty clear the character was going to be on the show eventually.

As for Ronn Moss, I’m stumped. I have no clue who he will play or why he is needed. I don’t like him as an actor at all; IMO Thorsten Kaye is a MUCH better Ridge. Hopefully he isn’t on screen long, maybe just a coordinator or choreographer for the nurses ball or something, nothing long term.

Timmm
Timmm

I agree with you. Other stars have come over from other soaps and won our hearts but it seem like Frank and Ron want to create a whole different soap? Why the hell did they sign up for GH if they are not interested in its legendary characters and its history?

Tina
Tina

I think I figured it out. Ronn Moss most likely will play Blackie Parrish

Johnny
Johnny

You sound bitter lol. I hope ronn stays on gh. Also bring paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian at the nurses ball, that would be hilarious. Lmao.

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

If Kim or any other over rated Kardashian made any type of appearance on GH id rather see it cancelled…lol

k/kay
k/kay

May just be for the Nurse’s Ball but I could see him as a recast Dr. Jeff Webber. They could use another Doctor at GH and Liz could use her Daddy around .

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

Me and you said the same thing to Mary…RM as Dr. Jeff Webber…perhaps Jeff is the doctor taking care of Nina(to bad they cant make Monica Ninas mom and reunite Jeff and Monica who were once married to each other)…i just hope RM isnt a recast Noah Drake!!!

k/kay
k/kay

I was wrong RM’s wife said it was just an appearance he is busy doing other things. Her quote was not to believe everything we read!

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

He could still be Jeff and visit Liz or be Ninas Doc for a day or two…but maybe he’ll be there just for a quickie appearance!!! If she said dont believe everyting you read how can we believe her…lol I guess its a wait and see on this one!!!

lawanna
lawanna

No no no

leo
leo

Yes yes yes

Joe
Joe

Too many idiots running the soaps these day, with no clue what the viewers want to see. That idiot ruining the Young and the Restless is driving away their best performers, and the idiots at GH is picking them up. WTF??? I’m sick of all these washed up soap stars ruining other shows. I was ill to hear Michelle Stafford was coming to GH, now Ron Moss? Why? Uuugghh!

After 36 years of GH, I’m getting a little sick of watching it and hoping it goes the way of All My Children and One Life To Live…and put us all out of our misery! Start hiring new actors with more talent!

Jimmy
Jimmy

You’re right, Jill Phelps is ruining Y&R. After Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller and Michael Muhney left, a lot of viewers did too. Now Elizabeth Hendrickson is leaving too. And it seems as though all these actors have been rumored to be joining GH since their Y&R departures. Personally, I like the idea of MS as Nina. Her scenes with Micheal Easton and Maura West especially, should be amazing.

And even though it’s frustrating to see changes being made to a show that you aren’t necessarily in favour of, cancellation is 100 times worse. For the past year and a half I’ve been watching Y&R dwindle and become less watchable but in no way do I want it cancelled. I want JFP removed and a new regime brought in to fix it. If you don’t like what RC and FV are doing with GH, stop watching, don’t wish for cancellation.

Joe
Joe

I don’t really wish for a cancellation. I honestly believe the bozos running the soaps really know nothing about viewer loyalty. After 36 years, you really think I’d quit watching? I had to put up with some pretty stupid storylines much worse than today’s, like the freezing of he world, and Anna and alien from outer space. Or that stupid Asian storyline in the 80s. I don’t care for recasting, serial soap hoppers, and executive producers on a firing spree. That kind of stuff drives me away! I actually love GH, but it’s seen some much better days!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Maybe RC and FV would be interested in replacing JFP and her head writer at Y&R! I would certainly be enthused at that (as a GH fan that is).

carol
carol

Please bring more of oltl people!! CBS NBC soaps nooooooooooo more!!!! We need TUC Watkins! John Paul Lavoisier!! Etc . more ilene Kristen, everyone from oltl, They are the best!

Andrea
Andrea

Agree! MA should have been Nina Clay

Carol
Carol

OMG great idea!!!! I wonder why they didn’t think of that? what a PERFECT IDEA!! how fun would that have been??

nancy
nancy

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO did Ron or Frank fall out of bed and hit their head. Ron Moss is one of the reasons I quit watching B&B years ago. this is not good

Hillary
Hillary

agreed! Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Vanessa
Vanessa

Nancy then don’t watch Lol. quit your bitching, nothing makes you happy. go take your meds.

harry
harry

Vanessa, last time I checked, freedom of speech is alive and well in America. Nancy has the right to express an opinion about the show which differs from your own without being personally insulted by you.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

Oh you are so right….no emotion…but it does not say it is long term, which is good news….. since when are we (GH) taking B&B rejects? On top of that they will have to deal with that ignorant wife he is married to….good grief…he must have been a cheap get!

Nick D.
Nick D.

If he is playing Silas and Nina’s son I am seriously finished with this program!

Jimmy
Jimmy

If that was a joke then good, it made me laugh LOL

But there’s absolutely no way that would happen, Ronn Moss is 60, MS and ME are in their 40’s.

harry
harry

It made me laugh too, Jimmy. I think he might be a Stavros recast.

Shelly
Shelly

Eww! Really hoping he’s a temp and not around for long

Kay
Kay

NO!!!!!!! If it’s not short term, I’m DONE w/ GH. I can’t take watching him, he’s awful, the reason I never watched B&B. GH has so many actors & actresses that they don’t use often enough, why keep bringing all these newbies (although I’m thrilled about Stafford) ? This show no longer remotely resembles General Hospital.

Hillary
Hillary

agree 100%

Katy
Katy

I have heard on twitter that it is just a guest role probably for the nurses ball.

James
James

I read that his wife tweeted that it’s only a “special appearance”

k/kay
k/kay

You are correct !

Jimmy
Jimmy

Thank god!

Patrick
Patrick

“special appearance”

FOR

the faint of heart

Dzz Dee
Dzz Dee

He fits into the mob world or a Cassadine member.. I don’t know who he is, so I am expecting him to be a bad guy.

missellie
missellie

Can we put a moratorium on newbies??? PLEASE???

Patrick
Patrick

Gavel this

please

Angelo
Angelo

Wonderful news, I love Ronn Moss this was kept hush hush. Maybe he is a cassadine. Wow now we have Michele Stafford back in daytime, and now Ronn. who’s next billy Miller as the new Jason Quartermaine.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Yes, he might very well be a thawed out Stavros.

Are we going to have to put up with Richard Simmons putting in one of his gawd-awful appearances at the Nurses’ Ball again this year? I hope no!!!!

I would absolutely hate the idea of Billy Miller as a recast Jason. He is not ‘golden boy’ material.

Mark
Mark

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hope he’s not the new Jason.

Chris
Chris

I think Ronn Moss will play Madeline’s ex-husband and Nina’s father!

Jimmy
Jimmy

This is exactly what I was thinking, but didn’t Madeline say he was dead? Then again, that’s never stopped RC before so I’m sure he’d do it again. But seriously, Ronn Moss? He’s a TERRIBLE actor!

k/kay
k/kay

Well at least RM is a nice guy and does not throw his co-stars under the bus. TG is yesterday’s news please find the exit door I will point the way.

Jake
Jake

Dr. Noah Drake recast?

Tristan
Tristan

Ronn was in a 70s rock bank called Player. They had a #1 hit “baby Come Back.” I think Ronn, with or without Player, is performing at the NB. As long as that is it, I am fine with it. Will bring back memories. His wife has already hinted that it is for a musical performance. I’ll bet Lucy was either a Player groupie back in the day, or knows the band and will ask them to reunite for a good cause.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Good guess! I seem to recall someone tweeted something about a surprise guest performer during the taping of the Nurses Ball episodes.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Was it last year’s NB that gave us Maksim the dancer from Dancing with the Stars.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I also think Ronn Moss will be playing a character that’ll perform at the Nurse’s Ball.So it might not be an acting role on GH.His character might interact with the other GH characters but maybe nothing major.

Chaz
Chaz

I wonder if they are going to have him as a short term recast as Eli or Noah Drake for the Nurse’s Ball?

Jake
Jake

Paul Hornsby recast?

Sharon
Sharon

just wondering if he’ll wear the scarfs!

Ruth
Ruth

Hopefully it’s just a guest / gimmick , this show is so overloaded it is becoming laughable!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

How do they keep track of all the characters. Are the writers all on crack? This is not normal. Too much, too fast. I think ABC wants the viewers to hate GH because they want to pull the plug. Viewers should demand answers!

mfarris70
mfarris70

Only judging by his work on B&B, I’m not so thrilled with this casting. But maybe he’ll surprise us. Maybe it is a short term May sweeps role. Maybe he’s involved with Fluke?

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

Maybe faux Luke is really Ridge Forrester and once his mask is removed itll be Ronn Moss…lol

Jimmy
Jimmy

I would quit watching the show if that happens. That would be absolutely awful and if that’s what the show is going to do, I will be sorely disappointed and very pissed. I’m hoping Luke turns out to be Bill Eckert, no more mask garbage! It worked with Fasion/Duke and Obrecht/Anna but no more!

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

I feel the same but i couldnt help joke about it…i never watched when Tony played Bill for i had stopped watching around late 1985 and only briefly tuned in over the years and completely stopped in the early 2000s…it could be Bill or Jerry…hope reveal comes soon!!!

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

this would actually be funny and make up for the dumb dim wit… Luke has become

poor tracy…

but then again, I digress…I’d rather settle for Tracy with Luke than watching Tracy whole enchilada Ron Moss

Sparky
Sparky

BLAH!

Sue
Sue

I know GH needs JFP from Y&R, please take her!!

Lew S.
Lew S.

All the best to him. I can:t wait to find out the character he will play.

Timmm
Timmm

Maybe its a character they were going to introduce last year, Valentine Cassadine?

davlestev1
davlestev1

lol who in the heck is Valentine Cassadine???

Aria
Aria

Omg we have ken cast on GH ?? Wtf whose next Barbie?? I don’t see this guy as a GH star/character.. But let’s see what RC does with him . Prob won’t be good, but hmmm he’s tall enough like tony Geary that he could be the villian behind the Luke lookalike . Just saying, I know everyone has a theory but he could be a new villian or a recast villian and not bill eckcart but who freeking knows!

richard
richard

Seeing as how Ron is popular in the music arena, this is probably something to do with the Nurses Ball and only temporary. It doesn’t say that he’s on contract or anything, so simmer down ppl. He needs to head back to BOLD and snatch up KKL, sorry, Thorsten Kaye, but he is the “real” Ridge, there is no way that Ridge would hookup with Katie, gross!!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Actually I like Thorsten Kaye MUCH better than Ronn Moss as Ridge, he can actually act whereas Ronn couldn’t! And I really hope he’s only a temp on GH because the last thing the show needs is another contracted newbie, especially one who can’t act.

richard
richard

I like Thorsten Kaye, just not as Ridge!! I’m a huge Bridge fan and I love KKL!!! They never gave her and nuRidge a chance to develop, Ronn’s acting was stiff to say the least but his scenes and chemistry with Hunter Tylo and KKL was/is off the charts!!! I bet this is a temp role on GH. Now recast Phyllis with Jamie Luner!!!

Shay
Shay

Right on, Richard! No matter his shortcomings in the acting skills arena, RM was Ridge Forrester personified….I will always consider his “pretty boy” to be the real thing as opposed to the current version of “Neanderthal Ridge.”

Patrick
Patrick

This is embarrassing, for the show : GH

This shouldn’t be happening

He cannot : ACT

what makes them think… he’s all that

they certainly, couldn’t write :

Kelly Sullivan, Connie
Sean Kanan, AJ
Kimberly McCoullough, Robin

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

Some had said its just a guest appearance at the Nurse’s Ball as himself performing music from his old rock band Player!!!

suzazq
suzazq

i agree, i think that is what it is. that would be about right.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I hope that is it, but I cannot see how that makes him relevant anyway as GH fans have no draw to him or his past.

Hope its fast and painless. 😉

harry
harry

Or Tristan Rogers as Scorpio. What a loss that was.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Spot on, this is almost embarrassing. After hiring big names recently, like Maura West, William DeVry, Donna Mills and now Michelle Stafford, they go and bring on Ronn Moss? Why are they lowering the talent bar so much? This guy couldn’t act for 25 years on B&B yet they kept him on. Now Thorsten Kaye is doing a much better job and it’s only been 5 months! GH really goofed on this one.

Vanessa
Vanessa

Thorsten needs to be fired, I’m sorry he is not RIdge Forrester. Recast Ridge with Grant Alexander ex Phillip Guiding Light.

Timmm
Timmm

Where in the hell is ABC getting all this money to pay these big names? Plus, they sign our favorites, pay them, and we dont see them on screen for two weeks. Sorry Ron Moss, bad timing! UNLESS they signed him as a recast of Stephan Cassadine!

su0000
su0000

First of all;
GH is getting new great talent..
Soap stars and being add to better GH..
When a soap has great actors, seasoned soap actors, it will be great!!

CONGRATS !!
to RC and FV for bringing the best of the best to GH .. !!!

Welcome, Michell and Ronn !!!!

su0000
su0000

There is a lot of hate, that is shameful..
Moss, for over 25 years played the central role of B&B’s Ridge Forrester.
That speaks volumes ..
I hope he is under contract..(if for no other than to pissoff the haters ha!)

Michael
Michael

Ron and Frank were bold with this casting choice. No pun intended.

Wendelyn Sullivan
Wendelyn Sullivan

I am shocked. I never saw this one coming. Ron Moss on Gh. Maybe he will play another Cassadine.

Dan
Dan

People need to calm down. It sounds like a guest spot for the Nurse’s Ball. This site is becoming a real downer to read with all the constant negative comments.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Hear hear! I don’t understand why so many people dislike the show yet continue to watch and make comments on this and other sites. Don’t they have anything else to do?

su0000
su0000

I know..
It is like a mass hysteria of hate and negativity..
what the soap boards need is an inhouse Physicist..
the way some act and think is not normal, it really isn’t..

For 1-
they daily watch a soap they do not like or hate..
They watch it so later they can bitch whine moan about it..
they like suffering , submitting themselves to watch something they hate..

complainers are very unpleasant people to be around..

harry
harry

Hey, Huey, Louie and Mo:
People have the right to complain about a soap opera which they’ve most likely been watching since they were mere wee ones. You call them haters ( a tired, overused and idiotic term) but don’t you see that they (we) are actually coming from a place of love and our collective complaints demonstrate viewers’ frustration and a desire to see GH get better? Rather than employ the love it or leave it mantra why don’t you take note that a great majority of GH fans are unhappy with the direction GH is heading. You cannot begin to solve a problem until you recognize the problem, hence, the bitching.

davlestev1
davlestev1

HEAR HEAR LOUIE…I agree. The reason these boards exist is for those closely connected in studio with the show to see what viewers think. Ron Carlivati is all over Twitter and BELIEVE ME…he’s all over the message boards too. He knows what long time fans and thinking and he’s doing all he can to change GH into a soap for a new generation of watchers. It all comes down to Networks wanting to attract younger viewers and in doing so older viewers are alienated. They know it. But soaps have to progress not digress and you’ll either watch the march forward or find a new daytime love.

davlestev1
davlestev1

are thinking not and thinking.

Shay
Shay

Hey su000000000000000000000…..Please enlighten me: Exactly why does this (or any other) soap board require an in-house “physicist?” Unless we are speaking of particulate matter, gravity, electromagnetics, thermodynamics, nuclear energy or a host of other scientific subjects that fall under the umbrella term of “physics”, there really should be no need for expertise in this area…..certainly not to discuss and debate the intricacies of daytime drama!

Iakovos
Iakovos

It seems GH is becoming amerry-goround for soap favorites. I should be glad as these are actors/performers I do enjoy and miss on my screens. Oh, would there be more programs on which they could appear. That said, I do not want GH to be a jewelry box of cameos. I like the show but I am growing weary of the cavalcade of characters and the lack of humanity over special events and speed plotting.

Margie
Margie

Rumor – Moss will be Silas’s vampire Dad.

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

That would definately suck…lol

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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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(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.

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Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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