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William deVry On His New GH Role: "I have a really good, strong character with a lot of options …"

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

The soap world has been abuzz on the casting of soap veteran William deVry in the brand new role of “Derek Wells” on General Hospital! Fans will first see deVry on-screen on the July 30th episode of the ABC soap.

Soap Opera Digest chatted exclusively with deVry and got his thoughts on his new GH character, and why he did not choose to go to the revival of All My Children, when there was some talk that he might play the ghost of Michael Cambias!

deVry related,  “I wouldn’t have done All My Children in that capacity just because I’ve been doing so much prime-time  …  But a four-year contract with a show that’s on an upswing with a new regime, I’d definitely go for that!”

On his new GH character, William stated, “I have a really good, strong character with a lot of options who is in the thick of things right away, as soon as he gets into town.”

So anymore thoughts on what will happen when “Derek Wells” hits the town of Port Charles? Are you happy about William’s decision to sign on to General Hospital with a four year contract? Comment below!

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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

He is very handsome!!!!!

Could he play Sam Mcall father?

Bonnie
Bonnie

No he will not be Sam’s father. That reveal comes this Monday!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

well BONNIE

HES A JEROME AND HE LOOKS LIKE SAM

WE WILL SEE IF HES SAM MCALL FATHER!!

sarah
sarah

And yet, he is her Father! Which is so silly since William is only 8 years older than Kelly! I think previously the smallest age gap between “parent and child” was the also silly Lisa and Dominic & they’re 9 years apart iirc.

I don’t think they look alike, but different people see different things, for sure :0) It is so hard to not like Derek/Julian since William is so yummy – and the character really seems to want his family. Siiigh! :0)

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Very very god-looking

Sexy!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Wow– you’ve seen god- and he looks like a hunky soap actor. LOL

I kid- I know you meant good looking– and yes I agree very good looking and sexy– hopefully the character will be on for a long time.

boes
boes

And here I thought God looked like Peter Bergman…

sarah
sarah

Oh my stars yes! I’m hoping for more scenes of him in his boxer briefs. 😀

@boes – Peter is a gorgeous man too! I swear he gets better looking the older he gets. Love him!!

Sandy
Sandy

He played intense scenes as Michael Cambias on AMC and it could have worked into a good storyline but he felt GH was a better opportunity. Can’t blame him for that and if AMC ever wants to reinstall his character, I think enough time has past that his character could be replayed by someone else. Good luck William on your new endeavor.

Krisid
Krisid

I’ll bet He is cast as Sam’s Daddy……..YOWZA !!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Nope another Q

aria
aria

this show needs to concentrate on the talent it already has, it doesn’t need new people.

BTripp
BTripp

He’s a great actor and very handsome. I am interested to see how his character fits into the current canvas.

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

Hes Jason!!! Hes Sams Daddy!!! I actually like the suspense of really not knowing!!!

Patrick
Patrick

“suspense”

is whetting the appetite.

he was that good on AMC.

make haste.

va-va voom… Yikes!

Lawrence
Lawrence

Who cares really about this new 4 year long character

sarah
sarah

I don’t understand the question, what do you mean “new 4 year long character”?

Rcraig
Rcraig

Definitely Sam’s daddy! So happy to see him back on soaps,

Jay
Jay

Recast Steven Webber?

John
John

Love how actors praise the 4 year contract. Contracts can end every 13 weeks. That is not job security. However I am interested to seee what this role is all about

GHLover
GHLover

Oooo i can se him with Carly , Ava , Alexis , Lucy or even Tracy!! Wow wow wow! Gh is getting so hot! Loving Ava Jerome and Brick (Brit and Nickolas)!! Now if they would just get rid of Sonny it would be perfect.

su0000
su0000

wow!
a 4yr contract.. GH has a long term outlook!!
He will bring much to GH, I can’t wait for his start..
His character will bring us new adventures!!
I love change, it keeps all moving and interesting!!

Mk
Mk

He is too young to sams dad. Steve webber at a 4 yr contract works.

JustSaying
JustSaying

His character will be dead in 4 to 6 months. Just like all the other characters he played on AMC and BB.

Sorry to say, but still…

sarah
sarah

Well, hopefully you’re wrong! :0) Why does someone always have to come poop all over something others are excited about? Boo on the Debbie Downers!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Aria, I agree with you. Didn’t GH bring Genie Francis on board during the 50th anniv. hoopla–and have we seen much of her since? That’s what spiked the ratings. But what a let down! A badly–maybe hastily?–written “adventure” per the Cassadine kidnapping of Lulu–WITH LIMITED INTERACTION WITH THEIR STAR DRAWS–“LUKE AND LAURA.”
And then TPTB had the audacity to marry Scotty and Laura. Huh?????? And then the ratings took a nosedive–and TPTB hid Laura in a closet or something. Didn’t see her for ages. And now Dullsville, USA with Deception storyline. Huh????
Wake up, people. Genie Francis is incandescent and lovely–and a GREAT, DYNAMIC ACTRESS. Don’t you get it? The audience has waited for her for years–and she has waited for years to act again on the show that the Luke and Laura story saved. Give her a story WITH LUKE.
I’m sure the new actor under a FOUR YEAR CONTRACT??? is fine. But why not use the characters the fans know and love. I understand Genie was given a contract–wondering if it was for four years. Use your noggins, TPTB. Don’t you want success for GH? Don’t you care about the fans at all? Or Genie? Poor Genie.

Patrick
Patrick

Genie Francis…

amid fanfare and Hoopla… with the expectation that Laura… would meld effortlessly back in our hearts….

she still has that skill… and acting chops…

for the life of me… she was perfect on Y&R….

why didn’t the writers on GH.. “copy” her work in Genoa City?

it’s like she’s already had drama with everybody…. the shooting of Nicholas… the kidnapping of Lulu… and well… it’s not going to happen with Luke. her mom came and went. Bobby visited…. these things happened faster than a blink of an eye.

I honestly can’t think of what they could do… it’s a shame.

so? they’re squandering her talent.

rebecca1
rebecca1

old post, new response. I wasn’t familiar with William deVry but I’m loivng him! Great actor; subtle, yet expressive by conveying all different sides to his persona. Great looking as well; hope they “rekindle” Julian & Alexis. Great potential storyline with rival mob bosses/enemiew who have common family members! Should be interesting with many divided loyalties, conflicting emotions.

rebecca1
rebecca1

and that would be enemies…not enemiew…(unless you read it with a fake French accent. 🙂 )

melissa
melissa

William devry is possibly the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE……

Jean
Jean

OH GOODNESS WHAT A GREAT CHOICE IN WILLIAM. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIS CHARACTER!!! MAY HAVE TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT BEING A BEARS FAN THOUGH!!!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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Coming up, another award show will transition during the coronavirus pandemic to a virtual presentation when the 11th Annual Indie Series Awards reveals its winners in a ceremony w=on Thursday, June 18, starting at 9:00 p. m. EST.

This year, the host with the most will be Sean Kanan, known for his roles on General Hospital (Ex-AJ) and The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless (Ex-Deacon), and this year for his Daytime Emmy-nominated work from his digital series, Studio City,

“I am honored and excited to be a part of the digital community and ISA family,” added Kanan. “This is the future of entertainment.”

Since 2oo9, the ISAs have honored some of the best of independent web series.

Tickets are said to be going on sale, so you can watch the virtual ceremony beginning at home starting on June 1st.

For more on the Indie Series Awards visit their site here.

So, will you be checking out Sean and the Indie Series Awards next month? Comment below.

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TODAY: General Hospital Rebroadcasts Masterful 52nd Anniversary Episode

Fans are in for a treat today (Friday, May 22nd) when ABC’s General Hospital airs an encore presentation of one of the finest hours of soap opera in the history of the genre, with its 52nd anniversary episode from April 1, 2015.

In the episode, viewers finally learned what turned Luke (Tony Geary) into Fluke, which has been the on-going story for months; but it all lead up to the shocking reveal, when Luke revisited his past in his broken down childhood home and the demons that haunted him.

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The episode goes from black and white to color, as Geary plays two roles: Luke and his abusive father, Tim, in one of the greatest performances of his career.

It is there we finally see Luke’s mother, Lena, played to perfection by Laura Wright (Carly).  And, it is in these scenes we meet for the first time Chloe Lanier as a young Patricia Spencer, who was so good, she was later cast as Nelle.  Playing the young Luke in another powerful performance was Joey Luthman,

Throughout the twists and turns, viewers learn that Luke not only killed his father, but accidentally killed his own mother who he loved.  It was a harrowing moment of deeply repressed memories.  The ending in the present time also features the Spencer family rallying around a distraught Luke in the hankie-inducing final scenes.

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So, will  you be watching today’s 52nd anniversary episode of GH?  Do you agree it was one of the finest episodes of the series? Comment below

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