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Scott Reeves Tweets He Is Done At General Hospital!

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Rumors were swirling on Twitter tonight after General Hospital’s Scott Reeves (Dr. Steven Webber) mysterious tweet which indicated that the actor may have finished his last days in Port Charles.  Reeves tweeted about four hours ago, “Love you all! Looking forward to seeing what God has next!”

However, it has now been revealed and confirmed through Reeves himself in a follow up tweet just a short time ago relating to his fans, “Hey guys, u know how much u mean 2 me and I wanted u 2 hear it from me. I was let go from GH today and my last day should b in Feb sometime.”

This came a day after General Hospital executive producer, Frank Valentini tweeted about the performance of Reeves on-screen lady love, Lisa LoCicero (Olivia).  Valentini’s message to his followers and fans of GH was,  “Amazing scenes taped today with @lisalocicerogh, can’t wait for you all to see them.”

So what do you think about Reeves being let-go from GH?  Are you sorry to see him go?  Let us know! On-Air On-Soaps wishes Scott all the best in his next endeavor!

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aria
aria

i’m not a fan of Reeves, but the show can’t kill of a webber, this would be awful.

Tsuds
Tsuds

More room for OLTL actors? Def need more… Maybe he could head over to Days and be with his wife and they could write him in on that show and lose some bad storylines over there…

vik
vik

they need to do SOMETHING over there!

susan M.
susan M.

I agree more OLTL actors? Erika Slezak!!!!

Lori
Lori

It sucks!! GH has brought on 3 newbies to the hospital and are letting a legacy character go. Makes me wonder who is next.

The_HugoBoss
The_HugoBoss

And they also have brought back how many legacy characters!!! How about people spend more time supporting what IS happening and less ridiculing what ISN’T happening. It sucks he’s leaving. And it sucks it’s another legacy character. However, they’re knocking it out of the park right now and the three newbies are helping. “Newbies” have to start somewhere. Sonny was a newbie once upon a time. Jason was a newbie once upon a time. Dante was a newbie once upon a time. Give em a shot before you count them out.

Lew S
Lew S

Agreed! The old regime didn’t know what to do with him either.

Ces
Ces

I’m hoping it is the girl that plays Christina. Oh, how I wish she goes off with Trey!

The_HugoBoss
The_HugoBoss

They really didn’t. And I almost thought that with him being apart of the AJ cover up, that’d end up being more story for him. But I get it. I think the character was written into the ground awhile back, and they just couldn’t figure out how to make him work, without changing the character in his integrity.
It sucks he’s leaving, but if it’s better for the show and storylines and characters to bring another character in, then I say make the best of it.
Besides, he’s soooo talented, I just can’t imagine him not getting picked up on another show, whether it’s daytime or Primetime, sooner than later!

Ces
Ces

Yeah, I thought Steve and Monica would get into some type of trouble with the AJ thing too but looks like they decided to go in another direction there altogether.
I never liked Olivia/Steve together and to me, she’s become so bumbling that I don’t enjoy watching her either.
Scott is talented and he probably enjoys life in TN more than Hollywood so maybe he’ll pick up a gig here & there. Who knows, Y&R may get him back!

SUSAN
SUSAN

agree

susan M.
susan M.

Ditto!

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

I am very upset to hear the news about Scott Reeves leaving GH!! I like his character Steve and I Love him together with Lisa LoCicero. 🙁

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

I really like Scott Reeves & L.L. together, he wasn’t used near enough-the writers did not do him any justice. They should not recast or kill him off – don’t like Lucy Coe so hope this isn’t to make room for her, would rather see more OLTL characters, especially Melissa Archer.

Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey Anderson

I’m kinda like him alot and so as Erik Valdo who played Trey Mitchel aka Joe Scully,Jr….too bad, I will missed them alot before GH’s 50th Anniversary…I’m pretty upset that Scott Reeves will leaves after he joined in 2008, I mean don’t give me all wrong, they r very good decent actor played their wonderful character!!! I will miss them alot. I still taped GH on the road to April 1 since Feb. 14,2012 right before Robin was killed by lab exposive.

SUSAN
SUSAN

once again gh and abc screws up fv and rc suck

l love scott reeves , they are so stupid

bring in all these new boring, young actors and i use that word lightly
and get rid of scott stupid!!!

we already lost steve burton, i know he wanted to leae but they should have
done anything to keep him

and very glad maurice benard is staying they do know they need him!!!

i say get rid of all that silly dr staff, surrounding poor patrick and bring back
robin to give him some storyline people want to see

HugoBoss
HugoBoss

I am. Scott is such a good-looking actor, with talent to match. It’s probably best seeing as how he was extremely underused. I was hoping he would be apart of a good story coming up in the future.
Definite loss for the show, but, hopefully a great opportunity for his career. I’m sure he’ll pop up sooner or later on something else.

Elhu
Elhu

I totally agree with you HugoBoss. I am sorry to see Scott go, but clearly his expertise was not showcased on GH, which is too bad, as he is talented (and goooood looking), and I liked him with Olivia, and was hoping that relationship would have been explored in some way. I also hope this will give Scott the chance to entertain new roles, yet I hope both he and Steve Burton will remain with “Port Chuck”. Here is hoping they give me a good storyline between now and the time he goes. Much good luck to Steve and his future endeavors.

Tim
Tim

Just because SR is leaving doesn’t mean that GH is getting rid of Steve,they can always recast the role.

susan M.
susan M.

True!

susan
susan

Shame on gh for letting him go! He is such an outstanding actor and wonderful person. Instead of letting him go how about giving him a frontline story! Stop bringing in these new charactors we don’t care about and that i really cant name because i have even forgotten them,,,,and work the actors that we do care about, Show him more as a family man with liz , Olivia and him could really be a super couple if you would just give them a chance!

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Scott can do anything! Talented actor, good looking, singer, he can now be free just like Steve to go on further. Now Bradford and Brandon need to do the same!

Marisa
Marisa

I like Scott Reeves. He is talented and was not given enough screen time for character development. He is very good looking and this part of his character was not played up. I would rather watch more of him than the same worn to death character with too much screen time.

I wish Scott the best of luck.

Heath
Heath

So glad he’s going, never cared much for Steve and there are so many better characters, so happy Lucy Coe is coming back- yay Lynn herring. Use that budget savings and bring back more characters we love. Laters Scott, at least Missy’s still working.

Lisa
Lisa

Well I feel the exact opposite. Like Steve and have never been able to stand Lucy. She is disgusting. Please tell me this is a short term visit or I might have to puke. So conceited, I’m sure she will find a way to make the Nurses Ball all about her like always. Gag

Jeff
Jeff

And I feel the exact opposite of you. Scott Reeves is about as interesting an actor as a walking paper bag would be. Lynn Herring sparkles and brings magic to GH. I hope it’s a permanent return.

rebecca
rebecca

not happy about it; like the actor and his character. each time someone leaves, whether on their own volition or if they’re let go…it takes a bit away from the show. ya miss em! sigh…

Brenda
Brenda

I totally agree Rebecca. It takes a little piece of GH away for each character that leaves.

Lisa
Lisa

Not happy to hear this. Dumb decision. Things started out well with the new regime but lately things have been tilting the other way. I hope that stops soon. Scott is talented and I was happy when they brought Steve back. Like he and Olivia together. This is stupid.

Gayle
Gayle

He wasn’t my favorite…can’t say I looked forward to seeing him. Maybe he just wasn’t written well. BUT, give Elizabeth a storyline! She’s being wasted chatting up the nurses!

Kristen
Kristen

Steve is a talented actor. Will miss his character. GH’s loss will hopefully be another soap’s gain and soon!

jenny
jenny

Sorry but they made his character too dour and dull to enjoy and pairing him with equally boring Olivia made things worse. Hope she heads off with him.

As for bringing back the Hardy/Webber family here are some suggestions:

1. Bring back Sarah Webber-only this time GH cast a good actress in the role please!

2. Matthew Ashford, who last played Tom Hardy is available (thanks DOOL RME) so how about bringing him back in the role?

3. Tom’s son, Tommy was last seen in 1996 and about what 4 years old so that means now he’d almost 20 years old? Bring him on and GH won’t even have to SORA to do it for once LOL!

4. I know Rachel Ames is retired but at she’s still alive right? Maybe GH can beg her to return, even if on recurring for an occasional appearance. I would take that even if it meant not always having to hear Liz mention her offscreen babysitting her kids. I want to see Audrey now and then please!

Just my thoughts. Jenny

Ces
Ces

I agree. I don’t think Steve and Olivia were all that exciting to watch. I really don’t think GH knows what to do with Olivia either which is why she’s just having hallucinations here & there – I’m betting she may be next. Quite honestly, I don’t think the show knows what to do with Elizabeth and I wouldn’t feel too bad if she left the show.

heidi
heidi

Sad to see him go… He was not used that much even when Heather was on. I am hoping that this has nothing to do with his beliefs. I hope Missy keeps her job at DOOL. They do have TN to get back to and I am glad SB is there with them…still wish SB was coming back.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Not happy I love him as Steve webber!!!

TASHA
TASHA

I am so sad here another GH BEING LET GO. NOT FAIR.ARE THEY LETTING ALL GH CASTS GO TO BRING OLTL CASTS ON THE SHOE. SO NOT FAIR. I BEEN WATCHING GH SINCE 1980S. NOW I GUESS I WON’T BE WATCHING THAT MUCH WISH JACK WAGNER(FTISCO) AND KIMBERLY MCCULLOUGH(
ROBIN) COMES BACK. ALONG WITH STEVE BURTON(JASON). DON’T LET SCOTT REEVES GO PLEASE.

TASH:(:(:(

Daisy
Daisy

Not sorry to see him go. I think he should either go to Tennessee and be a preacher or maybe play a gay man on Days and his wife can “convert” him. Just joking. I really don’t care where he goes. Just go.

ashlee
ashlee

It is too bad that Scott has been let go, but lets be fair..if you were male during the Phelps/Guza regime, and your name was not Jason or Sonny, you didnt stand a chance. And Ron wrote the character as such a freakin dolt. It is sad because Reeves is a solid leading man, and he is a legacy character on the show. The fact that they are bringing on an effiminate gay nurse with ties to no one on the canvas is especially unsettling. I pray that God will lead Reeves into a new and rewarding jov where his talents will be utilized and appreciated.

Melissa
Melissa

So this where I get unhappy about all the returns
Fasion/Duke(not a fan) and I’ve been watching
30 yrs.Ugh who’s next..Bad choice GH.

SZima
SZima

I’m happy for him…maybe now he’ll find a show that will appreciate him and write for him. Even though GH is much better these days, the new writers haven’t done Scott any favors, so he’s better off elsewhere.

Nancy
Nancy

He is not a good actor.

jon
jon

Boring actor. Hasta la Vista.

Iakovos
Iakovos

This is a misstep for GH in my opinion. I was hoping to see more of the Webber family integrated in some more human (as opposed to outrageous adventure) storylines. Reeves rocks and I liked his chemistry with other characters.

Kimberly
Kimberly

I will miss him, but GH did not utilize his potential. Guys like Scott are one of the reasons I love to watch soaps- great actor and hot as fire. Plus he has a long history with soaps and is a familiar face to fans of other shows checking out GH. How long will it take show executives to figure this out 🙁

Bryanne
Bryanne

I think it sucks I like Olivia and Steve’s chemistry they were just starting to bloom 🙂 we always get the shaft as fans. Start toreally enjoy the actors and they take then away from us…

Rob
Rob

eh, the character was one of my least favorite on the show. they made him a buffoon with the whole Heather thing and I d like to see Olivia utilized more.

Jamie
Jamie

I’m not sad…I never thought he had good chemistry with Olivia and his character never clicked with audiences. Good luck to him, though! He and his family are all so gorgeous, it’s just not fair!

Cindy
Cindy

I never cared for him personally, or professionally. Won’t miss him a bit. Wonder if he will now make Missy quit DOOL (again). Wouldn’t surprise me.

Ces
Ces

Hope not!

robert
robert

This is stupid. You fire Scott for no name actors, including a gay character. Don’t like this and will never watch GH again.

CW
CW

It’s a shame his character wasn’t developed and he was only a prop for Olivia and Heather. He had more to give and TPTB didn’t take advantage of it!! What a shame!
I wish him well and that his next endeavor will focus on his acting abilities and wonderful nature! Gone but not forgotten!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

What???? SR is on GH? I have been watching for a month and never seen him. I guess that might explain why he was let go, obviously his character isn’t on the radar right now. Now I will have to watch everyday as not to miss any of his last shows. I would love if he went back to Days- he was on there as part of a teen line when his wife first started on the show. I think they met on set there. I rather see the character Jennifer Horton on Days with anyone else but Daniel. He is always staring at her like she is a pork chop and he hasn’t eaten in a month. It is creepy to watch. So it would great to have SR work his wife again. I hope Days is smart enough to get him back into fold.

claudia kurzyna
claudia kurzyna

GH should not be letting go of a legacy character! I will miss Scott. At least his wife is still on Days. I wish him well in his future endeavors.

Kathy
Kathy

Hope they just send him on vacation….. Dont kill Steve Webber off.

Michael
Michael

Not a fan of GH and certainly NO fan of the Reeves’ family, especially after Melissa’s Chik-Fil-A controversry earlier this year. I’m surprised she even still has a job!

ashlee
ashlee

I dont usually post directly at others but what a bigoted, hateful comment you posted. You dont know these people at all! You just wished that a family would lose their livelihood because they believe in God and you don‘t! So, because they dont share your view on gay, that gives you the right to bash and attack them and wish them harm? Wow! Youre crying for acceptance, but then bashing people who dont happen to share your view, which is the very thing youre accusing them of! Double standard much? Youre into free speech as long as it doesnt offend you, and when it does offend you, then suddenly free speech isnt so good. Hey? You cant have that both ways. I am a Christian, but I have gay friends and family members and just pray for their well being and love them. Melissa Reeves did nothing more than state that she enjoys eating at a restaurant. For that she should lose a job in an industry that she has been a beloved part of for 28 years?? If thats how you feel…then you are the bigoted hater!

k/kay
k/kay

You go girl Ashlee!!

Patrick
Patrick

Ashlee – No one’s crying for acceptance….

i didn’t read any one wishing ill will on any one’s livelihood.

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

I like Scott, and his resemblance to his TV dad, Richard Dean Anderson, is uncanny! This is a pity, but if this helps to put Tristan Rogers on contract as Robert Scorpio, more power to them! Any chance of getting Kin Shriner to return????

Ces
Ces

would love to see Tristan back on contract!! Wouldn’t mind seeing Kin back either 🙂

Ces
Ces

I was just thinking about Scott and his lack of storyline on GH. Wishing Scott Reeves good luck, such a nice guy! Hey, Missy has a big storyline at Days so maybe Scott can hang out in TN more 🙂

Tsuds
Tsuds

Chic-fil-a is hiring! Sorry could not resist ! Lol

Sandy
Sandy

I hate seeing Scotty, go. This will also probably mean, that Lisa is gone, as well. I love them together. The hospital needs a chief of staff..why not keep Scott? I’m afraid this will further flame the angry fans, who are not happy with the OLTL actors….and now the GH actors are being let go. Sad.

Michael
Michael

He is very hot- they haven’t used him enough of given him enough screen time.

TeacherTeacher
TeacherTeacher

Such a shame! Y&R has spent YEARS showcasing the sibling relationship. Why can’t GH figure it out? So much untapped potential…. Steve & Liz could have investigated mysteries, started a business, moved into the Cassadine mansion, secretly joined the INS like Robert and Anna…. we’ll never know.

🙁

Jenn
Jenn

Scott seems like a sweet a guy and is a great actor. He jsut never took off as Steven Webber. I mean the character was given a hot girlfriend and crazy mother yet still managed to be boring.

Patrick
Patrick

unfortunately, I have to agree…. Scott Reeves, Steven just didn’t have it, with the likes of the ubber talented Heather Webber, and the “mega-watt” favorite, Elizabeth… and let alone… Olivia…. ie: i was finally starting to like her… as the LSD hallucinagens.. and/or visions take off… I liked Olivia with Kate as well… when and if we ever get to see her and the cousins again….

it just saddens me to the point that other actors, fall by the wayside… as in no story for ….. Heather, Elizabeth, and Olivia… 3 good actors.

Frankie Hoornaert
Frankie Hoornaert

I’m very upset and sad to hear of Scott Reeves leaving GH. Don’t know the whole story, but my opinion is the “powers that be” made a wrong decision in firing Scott. I hate to see so many of my GH family leaving! Love you Scott and love your character as Steve Webber. I sure am going to miss you. God bless you and your family.

MCBAM
MCBAM

Scott was hangeron by Steve Burton……He only stayed on because Steve Burton
was here……Now Steve Burton has left….he has to go!……..he is:

Too Short

His wife is anti-gay

But if ABC is willing to do do a recast….I wouldn’t mind

but I do not like Lizze Webber…she could go to!(Rebecca Herbst)….I don’t think
she can’t act….just look good, that all the talent she has!…..both SR and RH..were
croonies with Steve!

Now let Steve Back, so he can claim his child!

In the meantime let John and Sam be.. until Jason (Steve) comes back

Merry Xmas Jason and Danny and Sam!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

Does this also mean Heather Webber, Steven Lars’ mom, will also go? They are some of the last characters left from the golden age of GH. TheH show is in very good hands now with Mr. Valentini. All his decisions must be trusted

JustSaying
JustSaying

Well it seems like it’s after the Nurses Ball. So I guess they ran out of ideas for his character. But he could at least be a recurring character.

Oh well…

Alley
Alley

Won’t miss him. He’s a mediocre actor at best.

Bonnie
Bonnie

The newbies, the three girls are not nessasary!! they did not give Steve a very good story line, maybe they can recast, he is a legacy character.

Violet
Violet

I agree. The new girl trio and Felix are ridiculous and need to go. I never really liked Reeves in that role, but I wish they wouldn’t let a legacy character go. I think they should recast in a few months if they can work up a decent story line for the character.

Oh, and he should take Olivia with him. I’ve been over that character for a while. She doesn’t really fit with anything going on in PC these days, especially with Steve gone.

Donna Finley-Friedrich
Donna Finley-Friedrich

That stinks. Reeves is awesome when he is given good material!!

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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.

Courtesy/ABC

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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

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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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

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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