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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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On General Hospital, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) was able to convince Julian (William deVry) to attend therapy with her to help her better understand her issues with men and relationships, which all of have been tainted by the destructive relationship between her father Mikkos Cassadine and her mother.

When Julexis sits down for the session with Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), things take a bad turn when Alexis starts explaining to Julian why he is there, while Julian feels it’s just an attack on him, and their past, especially when it comes up how he held a knife at her throat on the pier and tried to kill her. Julian tells Kevin that everything he did was to protect his family from his crazy sister, Olivia.

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Julian is ready to storm out, but Kevin suggest they implement more structure to the session to make this work for everyone.  It’s clear Julian does want to help Alexis, and/or also come to understand something about himself and their relationship, and why it splintered.  When asked by Kevin why Julian felt encouraged to pursue Alexis when he first came to town; knowing he was a criminal and she was on the right-side-of-the-law, Julian with tears in his eyes says, “Redemption.”  Julian says he fell in love with Alexis, but also liked the idea of proving and becominga better man.  He then says that both of them were trying to break the cycle of violence from their pasts, and he wished they had both been able to do so – in a heavy-dose-of-reality moment for Julexis.

The session ends, and Julian and Alexis walk to the hospital elevator, and he agrees to go to more sessions with her, saying that they both have issues to address so they can move on with their lives.  Alexis thanks Julian and offers one day to repay this favor.

In these scenes, William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn brought the heartfelt emotions and the internal conflict that has made Julexis a dynamic duo on GH.   Now with Julian seemingly moving on with Kim (Tamara Braun), and Alexis wanting a fresh start, will these joint therapy sessions enable them to do that  … or perhaps can they resolve the issues that have plagued them, and move on with each other, and grow from it?

So, do you think this is the true end of the road for Julexis?  What did you think of the performances of Will and Nancy?  Comment below.

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At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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