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The Cast of "Revenge" Honored At PaleyFest & Reveal Some Inside Scoop – Photo Gallery!

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Talk about your hit television series!  The entire cast of ABC’s hit nighttime soapy drama, Revenge took part in the Paley Center For Media’s, PaleyFest 2012 where fans and the media can connect with their favorite stars and television shows through moderated panel discussions and learn some inside scoops and some of the inner-workings of a hit series.

Needless to say the Revenge PaleyFest event was highly attended.   After seeing the stunning cast including Emily VanCamp, Madeline Stowe, Nick Weschler, Josh Bowman, Henry Czerny, Gabriel Mann, Connor Paolo, Christa B. Allen, Ashley Madekwe made their way through the press tent, the actors along with creator, Mike Kelly took to the stage, showed those in attendance at the Saban Theatre a preview of the next episode and gave us some hints to what to look for when all-new episodes of Revenge air in April!

“Obviously, we’re going to end with a cliff-hanger. Heading into the season finale, there will be new drama, new alliances, and a lot more questions, so we have a great launching pad for Season 2,” Mike Kelley indicated to the audience,   Although he knows a renewal is not a guarantee for the show, Kelly reveals that everyone is hopeful.   Now, as far as Daniel Grayson’s murder trial it will not be long and drawn out as some soaps do! “We wrap up the prosecution’s case in the first couple of minutes of Episode 18 and then we launch into the defense of Daniel Grayson.  I believe the trial is done in Episode 19, so we take care of this in short order, Kelly indicated.  In addition, in the next episode Daniel will be beaten to a pulp by prison inmates, only to have it revealed that it was his mother, Victoria, who set the whole thing in motion! Yup, Madeline Stowe  says Victoria does it to protect her son! Thanks Mom!

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Daniel will also get wind of the fact that dear Mom and Emily are pretty deceitful women! Josh Bowman detailed,  “He’s going to come to a crossroads about making a decision between good and evil.  He is, after all, a Grayson.”   In which Mike Kelley responded, “He’s no angel.  He shot a guy.  He didn’t have to.  He could have done something different with that moment but he didn’t.”  As well, more about David Clark will be revealed and a Revenge episode circa 2002 is on tap! And, we will learn just how far Emily will go with her plans for revenge.

Now below check out our photo gallery from yesterday’s arrivals with the Cast of Revenge! And come back later this week for On-Air On-Soaps interviews with the stars of the series.

Note: Make sure to click on the NEXT GROUP icon located to the right of the + symbol on the photo gallery. That way you won’t miss an image! Or, you can watch it as a Slideshow!

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This is the BEST new show. It is addicting! And written brilliantly.

Revenge looks a good show, but I won’t watch anything on ABC/D except for GH.
I won’t give ABC my business because they don’t care what I think!

agree

Agree-besides I don’t trust ABC any farther than I could throw them-you love a show & poof-it’s gone, bye-bye. They DO NOT care about us, the viewers.

They dont have a problem keeping all the trash on,they have alot of trashy shows this season and getting rid of brothers and sisters make no sense to me ,they should have put it on earlier.if abc/disney didnt cut corners with the show the last 2 seasons that show would still be on,to bad another network couldnt have taken it.but once your on abc/disney theres no reason to hope for another network to take it cause they wont give up the rights,you are right they are out the door in record time,so why bother investing your time .

I agree one of the best night shows on television but so was OLTL and AMC during the day along with GH.

Oh I just realized who Emily Van Kamp is-she played on Brothers & Sisters which I just got into a few weeks ago on SoapNet-which I can enjoy til March 23-anyway, she is precious! But I still won’t support anything ABC.

keep watching brothers and sisters told you its a dam good show that abc/disney killed.I like emily van kamp to but no go for anything abc/disney,except general hospital.

I think it really is silly to blame a whole network for the mistakes of the few! This is a good show and should be watched no matter what network it is on.

they werent mistakes by a few ,the mistakes at abc/disney is pissing off the stock holders ,thats bad,I would love to be a fly on the wall when that meeting happens ,Wish I could go to where the meeting will be ,which is soon and protest out in front like the rest of my soap fan friends ,the soaps are gone because of greed,and this soap fan will continue to boycott anything on abc/disney except for general hospital,and take my word for it abc/disney hears us and they are paying dearly for the millions of soap fans who will not watch there network anymore,I t doesnt matter how good or bad the show is its wrong that abc/disney cancelled the soaps to put more money in there pockets ,this is the beauty of a remote ,I can change the channel and thats what I am doing and I have millions of soap fans that are doing the same and we are sticking to it.

I do not mean to be rude….but sometimes people take things a bit to far!

oh your not being rude,Im just faithful to my abc soaps, Ive watched them for over 43 years of all my children and one life to live and almost 5o years of general hospital,and the abc/disney prime time shows get canceled in record time ,thats a fact,so If I dont watch whats on there network I will survive,and Im not hurting anyone in my actions so I am not missing anything ,you wrote that sometimes people take things a bit to far ,yes you are right ,thats called heart ,when you believe in something .as long as you dont hurt anyone in your quest,like being rude or something to hurt anyone, I will continue to boycott abc/disney because thats what I want to do maybe silly to you but its working ,so Im not wasting my time. tasha jones it was so nice chatting with you enjoy your program.

I actually agreed with you last night.
I think my lab top shut down and I didn’t come back to re-posting it. I was explaining to you that the fans of the abc soaps are displaying AND saying in their behavior to the network, ” We have been loyal to you, and U haven’t been loyal to us by canceling our soaps “. The fans don’t know anyone personally to take it out on….. (or their suits might be torn off & fans would be arrested LOL) so they take it out on the network, by right they should. One loyalty deserves another. : )
But your point is rational, and it does make sense.

I want Emily and Daniel to end up together!!!!

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan Previews “Amazing, Juicy, Fun” Summer Storyline

The Young and the Restless, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy seven-times throughout her career for her work on both All My Children and the CBS soap opera. Now viewers are wondering what’s next for the talented Egan in story?

Many are sensing that perhaps Chelsea might get back together with Adam (Mark Grossman) over their connection to their son, Connor and more, while others are rooting for Sally (Courtney Hope) and Adam, who have currently found their way back to one another.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Egan on the red carpet at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards where she teased some major story to come. When asked if she felt Adam and Chelsea might get back together, Egan couldn’t give a direct answer, but she did tease a major story to put on Y&R viewers radar.

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Egan revealed, “There’s an amazing, juicy, fun storyline happening this summer. Stay tuned, everybody. Chelsea’s involved in something and it has been so much fun to play. I am like, thinking about my words before I speak because I don’t wanna ruin it. It’s so fun and juicy and you guys (the audience) are gonna love it, or,  even if you don’t love it, you’re gonna feel passionate about it.”

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Now a mom of two, Melissa spends her time at the studio taping all-new episodes of Y&R and juggling the daily lives of two young children, Jake and Caden. “I have a baby and a toddler, a 10-month old and a two and a half-year old,” she shares. “They’re exhausting, but they’re so amazing and they’re such sweet. They’re a dream come true. Jake has had me up at 4:30 in the morning a lot lately, and then I have to go to work by 6:30am. You know, it’s just a juggling act. But you just do it. You look at these little faces and you’re just obsessed and it’s all good. It’s all blessings.”

Check out our chat with Missy below.

Now let us know, do you want Chelsea with Adam? What storyline do you think is coming this summer involving her character? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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