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William deVry On His Status With GH: "I Just Can't Comment Now. Thanks For The Love. Always The Love."

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General Hospital fans, and those of Julexis, have certainly let their voices be heard via the outpouring of support for one of their favorite gents on the soaps, William deVry (Julian).

Since word got out that contract negotiations had reached an impasse, between Will and the ABC daytime drama series during GH’s summer hiatus, fans have asked the actor directly via social media if he is staying with the show, or if had been rumored is true that he actually finished taping his last episode before the summer production break.

deVry today answered to inquiring minds on Twitter: “Guy’s. I just can’t comment now. Thanks for the love. Always the love. I heard #Julexis was on the other day?”

So, are you hoping Will is staying put in Port Charles? Do you think Julian is being written-off the canvas? Share your thoughts and hopes in the comment section below.

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Rebecca1
Rebecca1

uh-oh…that doesn’t sound good. if he “heard” that Julexis was on the other day that means he’s not following the story…has tuned out.

He might be under orders via his contract to not announce his departure; otherwise fans may lose interest in even watching the last few weeks of his taping knowing the outcome.

Still, until we get the definitive word, I’m holding out hope. By a thread..but holding.

Gary
Gary

Are you still holding on? Have you been able to help at all with negotiations? Do you speak with the bigwigs and offer any assistance or story or budget ideas? I am sure you could be of service and put in charge of something or someone. Be with Alexis or even maybe be Alexis as an understudy and try on the clothes and if anything were to happen- oopsie- you would be Alexis for real and everything would be awesome.

Kevin
Kevin

Make me cry laughing. All about Eve. Or Steve- we don’t really know. Makes you wonder. Why there is not a mental health line number attached to every page on here.

Samantha Whyte
Samantha Whyte

STAY!!! Ugh I need him to stay!

Lucille Ramella
Lucille Ramella

All us Julexis fans would agree Samantha!!!

Vicki
Vicki

Amen. This couple is watchable and the 2 actors are amazing, If he leaves what does that mean for NLG. Scenery chewing and kid care? ABC is being ridiculous You sign SB to a deal show ED some money. Cut the lesser cast no one is watching.

Shay
Shay

@Vicki…If “he” leaves, I should expect we’ll see more typically shambolic conduct from Alexis….she’ll head back down to the wine cellar, then hit the streets of Port Charles in search of yet another criminal reprobate to warm her bed and, at least temporarily, feed her insatiable carnal appetite. In other words, just another day in the life of Alexis Davis!!!

Patrick
Patrick

What can one say , Alexis

I look at her “make-up”

Her shade going Cleopatra and wince laugh out loud.

Seriously – this tightly wound up; virtue, RUN

She doesn’t deserve Julian

LOL

“…Reprobate to warm her bed”

wOW she’s a lucky character

She needs to start losing her cookies

Rissa
Rissa

I hope Wil stays on GH. Julian is the only new character, and Julian & Alexis, the only new couple, I’ve loved on GH in YEARS. I don’t understand why GH would toss aside a good thing when they have it. I hope GH does the right thing and renews Wil’s contract.

Lucille Ramella
Lucille Ramella

Well said Rissa!!!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I would love for William to be hired for Y&R, he would be a excellent love interest for Ashley/Eileen Davidson…I really like William and he and Eileen would be a HOT/SMOLDERING couple on Y&R.

jeanine girard
jeanine girard

OMG! I was just going to post this same idea, Kevin!! Can they finally get a great match (and keep him) for Ashley?!!?
Lots of characters/actors I would gladly trade out to have Greg R back and WDV brought on board!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Great minds think alike Jeanine, lol…Have a great week.

dmr
dmr

YES, as long as the character was not a jerk, and was a romantic lead for Ashley. A character and a couple that viewers could really root for..

Kevin C
Kevin C

Totally agree dmr.

Timmm
Timmm

Kevin, brilliant idea! Ashley needs a real man and Victor needs a new nemesis!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Thank you Timmm…Y&R really could use William DeVry and YES regarding Victor needs a new nemesis.

Celia
Celia

What a phenomenal idea, Kevin. Both gorgeous; both charismatic….perfect. They really would make the “it” couple soar. The soap needs to regain one of “those”.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Thank you Celia…I appreciate the comment…I so wish Y&R could snag William…

Patrick
Patrick

After all the shenanigan pull. Pull stake and see him roar. He’s phenomenal. With Ashley. No other turn would pull. These two reach

Shay
Shay

This is true….these two soap vets would make an absolutely dynamic couple and I’m surmising that their Y&R storyline would feature more than just repeatedly rolling around on the floor and rutting???? Well, well, wouldn’t that would make a refreshing departure for Mr. DeVry….

Celia
Celia

You’re welcome, Kevin.
As much as I bristle at Julian……the character is all-kinds of a bad boy, it would be a real shame to lose such a versitile actor. I just object to a Julian-Alexis resurrection. I think they are explosive as a couple; and, not in a good way.
Besides, I really feel TPTB have turned William into a one-dimensional wuss, whose only objective seems to be Alexis. Not that I’d like to see him go back to his life of crime, but he needs to man-up and stop drooling every time he sees Alexis.
He is the full package, and so is Ashley. I would have never thought of it, but your brainstorming makes so much sense.
I can, actually, picture these two electrifying their scenes and the viewer, as I type…LOL.

Celia
Celia

Oops; I meant turned Julian into a wuss, not William. LOL.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Celia, I for so agree…I think they would be the hottest couple that Y&R has seen in years…

Maureen
Maureen

Julexis. Julexis Army. I am not a fan of these combination names or spending hours on drives or petitions or calls to demand what I want on a tv show. But to each his own. It all comes down to money, and he wants more and is being coy to keep up the fan pressure on ABC. Good luck with that- it worked so well for AMC and OLTL. At least he did not get fired, like several other actors that I enjoy on GH and I know others do as well. And they keep adding to the mix with characters and stories that are not interesting to me. I am sick of the endless Morgan stories and drama and always Sonny and Carly -together-apart-sex with others-together forever til next month then reunited.

Shay
Shay

@Maureen….True supercouples are a thing of the past, and whatever passes for them today is a pale imitation of the real thing…too instant, superficial and often, ridiculous! How anyone can get so invested in them is beyond me…especially, when as you say, soaps now all come down to business these days…the almighty dollar is king, and fanbases, no matter how passionate and incitable, really don’t mean that much in the scheme of things anymore. When you consider that fact, it hardly seems worth getting in a almighty lather over whom is bedding what character, because in the end, we already know that there will be no such concept as “happily ever after” employed since these pairings are more transient than ever in modern soapdom…okay, except for Sonny and Carly, although their ongoing (and ongoing….) saga’s particular form of “soulmatery” certainly would not make for most people’s definition of a “storybook romance!” LOL…..

dmr
dmr

Maureen and Shay, you both are absolutely right!
Maureen, I am sick and tired of “The Moron Hour.” I have said it before, and I will say it again, the kid was a petulant, spoiled brat, and I never liked him and do not miss him! I am also sick and tired of Carly and Sonny. Both actors and characters have grown tiresome.
Shay, there are no more super couples to root for, no more storybook romances, and no more cliff-hanger Fridays! Honestly, I just put the show on when I am bored, and have it on in the background. I follow what is going on, on here.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Shay,
I echo dmr….I cannot watch the Sonny and Carly show, albeit I did like the tete-a-tete between Carly and Joss. I loved it, actually. I would love to see more of that. They do seem to have a good, relatable relationship, aside from mother-daughter little spats, so typically “the teen years”.

I find myself in a quandary when it comes to Sonny and Carly as the forever-couple ( or IT couple ) of GH.
Didn’t Sonny have multiple “loves of my life”?
I guess you had to be there, as it were. And, I wasn’t. Nonetheless, I tthought Brenda fit that bill more so than Carly? At least, that is what I took from researching GH history. Also, wasn’t Sam another ‘love’?
Such sweet irony, though, Shay. A twisty twist…..The writers are finally doing their homework with what is ailing Sam ( if what was whispered in my ear is right, lol). I am waiting to let it play out in case I stick my foot in it.
I do think that Nikolas took Spencer, but I just had a light go off in my head after just having watched today’s episode.
What if Sam took Spencer, so to lure Sonny to that location, and voila’, she shoots Sonny?!
Not a good “what if”? LOL.

dmr
dmr

What a shame. Mr. deVry is one of most talented actors that General Hospital has on the canvas right now, and they are not able to come to terms. In my opinion, and I have said this many times before, TPTB need to completely clean house of recurring characters. Also, stop introducing the viewers to new characters that do not have any ties to Port Charles. There is no reason to bring back Steve Burton. “Jasam” is lackluster enough, without adding to their plot. Big money is being spent on Steve Burton, and given the drivel viewers have been fed over the past few years, I can’t imagine it will be worth the cost of the actors we will be losing.

Steve
Steve

If they completely clean house of recurring characters, that means no Ned, Bobbie, Monica and Scott to just name a few.

The future is likely the opposite — fewer contract and more recurring. Easier on the budget and for creative options for the writers. Fulfilling the episode guarantees of some of the contract players results in some stories dragging out longer than need be.

dmr
dmr

I wasn’t referring to the legacy, veteran recurring actors, that you listed above. I was referring to Amy, Aunt Stella, etc. (and a few of the contract actors..)

Shay
Shay

@dmr…In other words, all the “filler characters” who could leave and we wouldn’t really notice…or care!

Steve
Steve

The show seems to be at a shifting point with deVry, Budig, Jean P and apparently others departing. It’s time to mix things up.

Why is there not a third option? deVry could go recurring. Heck, some recurring characters (i.e. Valentin and Charlotte) are seen more than contract players. Honestly, after the contract debacles with Tyler, Becky and Roger, the show looks to be saving face when they really want him out.

Maureen
Maureen

I wonder if Jean P decided to resign when she was told how she was going to have to steer the ship. She was a champion of Rebecca and told her what a pleasure it was to write for her. Rebecca was fired with years left on her contract to free up cash for the return of Steve B. Hayden’s demise will concur with Kathleen Gati’s exit and she was recurring and very talented and someone I tuned into GH to watch. Interesting as well that all these big changes are going down as Ron’s work debuts on Days- heaven forbid they overtake GH’s #3 spot in ratings. Seems like they want to remove every character or trace of Ron from GH -I enjoyed his writing very much. Devry is certainly a leading man and has been with the show now for several years. So I can see him wanting a raise and to be in line with some of the other leads on the show when it comes to pay. It is time to mic things up, but so far, this is not a tasty recipe – nor one I feel will be successful. I can not think of one story that has had a satisfying payoff for investing hours watching. Amy, Nelle. Aunt Stella -could all be wiped out by another serial killer-and let’s make it another like the last- totally implausible and devoid of any invested interest.

Steve
Steve

Maureen,
You hit the nail right on the head. DeVry has the presence and acting abilities of a leading man, but the character of Julian is supposed to be on the supporting level. This, the pay difference. Howarth had a similar quandary as he’s a leading actor with a supporting level character.

Tyler Christopher’s Emmy win as Lead Actor was well deserved, but is probably what destined his ultimate contract demise.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Maureen, you are so right! Lord knows how much sinister budget busting has been happening because Steve Burton deigns to return. And we need to ditch these awful characters like Amy, Nelle, Jordan, Aunt Stella, Charlotte, heck, I don’t wanna see Joss or her boyfriend either. Billy Miller, William DeVry, Roger Howarth, Maurice Benard, Michael Easton, Ryan Paevy, Matt Cohen…how many leading men do we Need? Just give them something interesting to do!

Vicki
Vicki

Steve and Maureen you are both exactly right. Cut these lower rung players. My bet is BM will be gone a few months after SB arriving, GH better get its ducks in a row or ABC will can it too

Trish
Trish

Maureen, you are right on point! Keep Will and Rebecca and Kathleen and get rid of the nonsense characters who take up screen time and are a waste of time. Burton has no place at GH, he’ll only leave again and all that money goes into his pocket. For him to temporarily grace us with his presence, all these great actors lose their jobs. Not fair, not good for GH. This show is skating on thin ice at ABC, these decisions are going to push it into the path of the underwater drowning of AMC and OLTL and another Chew will come bobbling up to the surface! Then they’ll have no one to blame but themselves!

kmayne
kmayne

I would rather have Julian stay in Port Charles that Valentine.

Celia
Celia

It’s hard to say whether Will will stay or not. However, I am liking this new sheepish persona he is trying to affect……Hmmmm. This is one mobster whom I want to be redeemed. But, keep him away from Alexis.
She reverts to her adolescent years when he ‘smudges’ her line of vision.

Shay
Shay

“Adolescent ” is putting it both mildly and kindly, CeeCeeGirl!!!! The hormonal surge Julian inspires in Alexis leads to temporary brain-freeze….no sense or willpower to resist whatsoever!!! Then again, without him, she’s reduced to a cranky, jumped-up femme looking to sublimate her unfulfilled passion by going all legal whoop@$$ on Valentin with her patented in-your-face condescension!!! Some choice, eh?

Celia
Celia

LOL, Shay,
Only on soaps could this ‘law suit’ have any legs. As a “one-two-punch” kind of advocate Alexis is, why take this case? Blame the writers.
I suppose the writers had to recharge her batteries ….she has to start somewhere. Let’s hope Alexis uses her revived energy in court and not on Julian.
Today’s scene with him was over-the-top- theatrical, but I did enjoy watching Nancy. She is a really good actress….cannot deny that. And, she looked great.

Patrick
Patrick

You said it I was trying to explain to @rebecca1.

“…With her patented in your face condescension ”

Truly. Really bad writing to save face. Shelley and frank

The Cleopatra look throws everything out

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Now that it shan’t be long before “The Juice is On The Loose,” I sure hope OJ doesn’t come to Port Charles as he renews his quest of “looking for the real killers!” His highly-checkered past would be like carnal catnip to the concupiscent Alexis….right within her usual bailiwick!

Celia
Celia

Ah-ha-ha…. belly laughs….out the door, but, I just found out that my mother, who was still in law school at the time, recorded the OJ trial….every day.
I will definitely find the time to watch—maybe it will cure my insomnia. LOL.
If OJ comes to PC, he will blame Sonny and the Jeromes to exculpate himself and clear his honorable name. Ha!!

Shay
Shay

Oh, CeeCee, I was not that engaged in the revolting daily travesty of the trial that became a soap opera unto itself, but suffice to say, it was a true miscarriage of justice, and in some ways, the system and this country have never recovered from its sordid taint! Kind of reminds me of the Port Charles method of excusing any and all activities perpetrated by its criminal elite….

Lou piikes
Lou piikes

If WDV didn’t renew his contract maybe TPTB will recast the role of Julian.

Timmm
Timmm

That would be fine.

Aria
Aria

Enough already, let him go, bye, let’s get other stories going, Julian n Alexis are boring, Alexis is more interesting by herself.

Lin Herz
Lin Herz

I agree. She’s a smart woman and stupid when it comes to men. I’d like to see her with an interesting, but decent man.

Shay
Shay

@Lin Herz…Those sort of men don’t appeal to Alexis…only the bad boys, and preferably ones with mob connections!

Lin Herz
Lin Herz

I agree with you, Shay. I think it’s awful. Bad example for young women and I can’t stand this bad boy and mob stuff in relation to Alexis. Maybe some women find it interesting, I can’t stand it.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Love having Mr. deVry on the screen. Just not overly thrilled with the GH character and story mix of the last 15 years. The connections of newer characters seem forced and there is an almost heavy history of sadness and silliness suspending belief in the proceedings more than it has to be.

Vicki
Vicki

I quite agree. I enjoy Julian more than Sonny acting and stories

Celia
Celia

Yes. I agree, Vicki.

Patrick
Patrick

Bingo bang dead on

Sonny has to go

Haley
Haley

Re-sign William Devry with GH. He is my favorite actor and “Julexis” is needed. Theyre very loved despite being so controversial

Lucille Ramella
Lucille Ramella

So true Haley!!! Julexis is amazing!!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

agree!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I love William DeVry, and even though Julian has been a despicable character in the past, he’s making a genuine effort to turn his life around and make amends with the people he hurt. I really hope they find a way to come to an agreement so the same thing that happened last year with Tyler Christopher doesn’t happen again. With so many non-essential, empty shell character running around Port Charles right now, the show needs to keep as many good ones as it can. That’s why I’m not too upset with Rebecca Budig’s exit. She’s a great actress who was saddled with a boring and useless character who doesn’t add anything to the canvas. The same can be said about Franco, Nina, Finn and Andre to name only a few.

It just goes to show that GH is wildly inconsistent right now. Aside from the lack of core characters and ridiculous amount of newbies dominating story, this can be evidenced by Thursday and Fridays shows. The tribute to Lee Baldwin/Peter Hansen was very well done and incredibly moving, but those scenes were immediately followed up with this painful Ask Man Landers garbage. Another example are the beautiful scenes between Maura West and Nicolas Betchel being followed by Carly and Bobbie, two grown women, scheming and sneering behind Nelle’s back (which is ludicrous considering they have both done WAY worse than Nelle has). The tone of this show is very wobbly, and sometimes it’s difficult to watch.

Lucille Ramella
Lucille Ramella

Yes I agree, keep the amazing actors that make the soap so wonderful and get rid of all of the newbies that do nothing for the show!!! Why would the writers even think of not keeping William when they know Julexis has so many devoted fans it’s so obvious!!! They are the Golden couple of GH!!! Wake up writers and do the right thing!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I am OVER must please Alexis and #1 dullard Sam

f* them. Julian is more than them. Move him on the canvas. Whenever any one is in the Corinthos orbit. Sink and swim. Carly and sonny over yet.

Absolute

Soaphound
Soaphound

I hope Julian stays because I like the actor, but the character seems to take one step forward and two back. That bores me. However, William DeVry is a terrific actor and is one of the very few men on GH that fill the “fantasy” gap. He’s sexy without even trying. But I don’t see how many directions Julian can go after that “knife at Alexis’ throat” scene. One has to draw the line somewhere. Doesn’t one?

Patrick
Patrick

“He’s sexy without Even trying”

AMEN

Gwen
Gwen

I have the answer. Just like Pam and Bobby on Dallas- Alexis needs to wake up and realize it was all a dream- and that gives carte blanche to erase all that needs to be erased for all parties concerned in the show- and yes, Julian emerges from the shower naked, for all to enjoy. Now-they could even make the dream cover years of bad behavior and erase Ava’s crimes and her burns and bring back AJ Quartermaine as well. This seems the most fair and equitable and best decision and I ask any of you with those Hollywood connections to immediately present this to the powers that be for urgent consideration.

Steve
Steve

The bad dream idea would definitely shake things up in the cast:
AJ, Morgan, Duke, Nikolas, Sabrina, Silas, Rafe, Carlos and Connie would still be alive. Jason would still be dead (or missing and never got Billy Miller’s face). Finn, Hayden, Curtis (among others) would not be in Port Charles, while Luke and Tracy would.

Gosh, I had to keep adding characters to those who died since Connie.

Taylor
Taylor

I love Julian and WDV! I hope TPTB grow a brain and
resign him!!

Lucille Ramella
Lucille Ramella

Me too Taylor!!! They would be foolish to let a wonderful actor go especially with the dedication of all of us Julexis fans!!!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I never thought that Tyler Christopher would be off the show the way he was but it happened so it goes to show that the same thing could happen to William DeVry.

Mister Media
Mister Media

I like him and I hope he stays, but his character is mired in convoluted backstory, as are several other characters on the show. GH has a propensity to take heavy hitter actors and then write their characters into a corner. This is currently also happening to Ava and Valentin. In order to justify the characters’ continued presence the writers are constantly revising their history in clumsy and inconsistent ways. I realized today that I am getting exhausted trying to keep track of the story arcs and plot lines because the writers are not careful and consistent with their follow through. It shouldn’t be hard work to be entertained. It’s the writers’ obligation to present the story arcs in a clear and consistent way. Soap operas cannot be written and re-written on the fly because loyal viewers are too committed and savvy about story and characters. When story lines and characters are dropped for weeks and months at a time it plays havoc with the storytelling and makes it a chore for viewers rather than the pleasure it should be. Also, having silly plots like the one involving the chimera which have no real payoff or lasting effect on the canvas are a waste of time. Long live GH!

Maureen
Maureen

I think it was Michael Fairman who interviewed Jean and Shelley and they were discussing the serial killer story and how they had not decided yet who the killer was-well into the story. When I read that I could not believe it-but as I watched it was totally believable that they just pinned the tail and Paul and then anything else they slapped on Heather. The hospital security cameras come and go- not able to spot the serial killer, yet Olivia Jerome able to place cams everywhere within the hospital.
I totally agree with your points. Remember the old days- the stories were often riveting and certainly there were pay-offs and made sense. You could be a villain, but there would always be a substantial price to pay for one’s crimes. When an actor was needed-yet unavailable-someone else played the part- for a day or week or whatever was needed -in order for the story to be told -for the viewers-the ones presently left scratching their heads and wondering what, and why they continue to tune in- if they do.

Reed
Reed

Could not have said it better, very thoughtful and well-reasoned! As a GH viewer since the 80’s, we’ve pretty much seen it all…and then seen it again, and again, and so on, but that’s the nature of the medium–lots of stories told, as we approach our 55th year on air. In similarly contemplating the state of the show, I took a different approach and checked in on abc.go.com and disneyabcpress.com, as well as the ABC Daytime Wiki page to get a sense of the organization as a whole and how it’s managing its asset, this venerable show, and I just don’t see the energy being devoted to it. From outdated cast lists to generally underwhelming content on their own sites, it just appears lazy and perfunctory. Who knows, maybe the die was cast a long time ago and Disney just allows the show to exist as a concession to the faithful viewers but with limited resources–both monetarily and creatively? From an entertainment company with the depth of creative talent like a Disney, I would find that difficult to believe, but I’m also not seeing a clear champion of the show or getting a sense that it matters to Disney to further this television legacy. TPTB seem content with the merry-go-round of EPs, writers, and actors from this predetermined talent pool, as if these are the only people qualified to do daytime drama. Where is the desire, creativity and mandate to make America—I mean GH—great again? Disney, manage your damn franchise! Don’t allow something unique and venerable to wither and die—throw some fresh resources at it and hold people accountable to grow your business. You’re an entertainment and media company, figure it out!
That said, I very much appreciate the efforts of the village it takes to put my show on daily. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon this site that I began viewing with a more critical eye—there’s such passion here. While the sky is not falling and our show is not in shambles, fans are understandably concerned about the state of our daytime shows and the perceived death watch the medium is on, should TPTB fail to adapt and reinvigorate the genre for today’s viewer. Do better!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Great post!

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

Would hate to see William leave the show. Can’t imagine anyone could replace him. And I have no idea on why GH would fund pay for actors in roles such as screwball Amy. Let her go and contribute the money towards retaining good actors that play essential characters.

Lucille Ramella
Lucille Ramella

Max you are spot on!!! So true who cares about these newer actors I sure don’t!!!

Shay
Shay

“Screwball Amy!” That’s a good one, MaxDaddee! And spot on, too!

janet
janet

Guess they need the extra money to pay stone cold dead man walking. I’m off the see the gym./ Thanks Frank. I am getting in shape thanks to the sonny, carley ,now Burton show. I look at the tv, shut it off and go. Makes it so much easier to just do it. Don’t miss the show at all. Do you really think anyone wants to watch the two most evil characters browbeat a character in a hospital bed, Again ?

Brenda
Brenda

William has to stay he’s a great actor oh yeah and a hottie I love him just give him what he deserves .. he’ll make it worth your while … love My Julian ❤❤❤

Lucille Ramella
Lucille Ramella

Please William you need to sign a new contract for the long haul, us Julexis fans are waiting patiently and we want our Golden couple to reunite soon!!! Without Julexis the soap would be very boring!!!

su0000
su0000

RC, no doubt has his eye on the Excellent talent that’s either fired or leaving GH..
Ron will take them i’m, happly.

Steve
Steve

Ron is the head writer at Days. Ken C is the executive producer who makes hiring decisions.

Sam
Sam

WDV better stay!!!! Julexis is why I watch the show

Sandie
Sandie

Omg YES!! He has to stay!!

Dan
Dan

I’m fine with him leaving, if he is indeed leaving. Good actor, good character, but I think they did pretty much all they can do with Julian. You might say they wrote him into a corner, with all the things he’s done that we’re now apparently supposed to forget.

The idea that Alexis would even entertain the idea of getting back together with a man that tried to kill her is so ridiculous. The whole “Julexis” thing and the fact that they would even try to continue it is a joke. It makes me sick to see them together. Not to mention Julian ordering the death of Duke Lavery, which he never properly paid for. Those are two things I can’t get past as a viewer when it comes to Julian.

It’s not the kind of character you can rehabilitate and make the fans like, even though it seems like that’s what they were trying to do. At least that’s the way I see it. Maybe some fans do like Julian. I just know I never could. I don’t see him being an integral part of the show. I see him as a character that they got a lot out of, but its run its course, and outlived its usefulness, so it would be best for the show and for William deVry to move on, in my opinion.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

“Wrote him into a corner,” like they tend to do ALL characters. And, they take them down the road to “evildom” then try to “redeem” them. Can’t have it both ways!

Timmm
Timmm

I like Wil and wish him well. Not a fan of his portrayal or his love with Alexis. Send him to jail and either bring him back someday or recast him. He does have a lot of connections to current characters. Yeah, maybe a recast if they cannot agree on a new contract.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Agreed, “not a fan.”

jaybird369
jaybird369

OH, GIMME A BREAK ALREADY!!!!! Those IDIOTIC POWERS-THAT-BE at GH only care about THEMSELVES!!!!! Truly lame.

k/kay
k/kay

I love the comments but yet you have no problem with MB and his disrespect his killings staying on as a leading man !!!! I hope Devry tells them to shove it come on over to Y&R as a love interest for Ashley enough with kissing the ring of mr cue card MB! Go devry ! Trust me they are losing viewers every day I would love to be a fly on the wall on Grahns take

Celia
Celia

“Cue card MB!” . Hilarious, Kay. Different.

Shay
Shay

Where have you been k/kay? Most of us have been filling these GH threads with constant criticisms of the show’s gross idolization of those hypocrites otherwise known as Sonny and Carly…most of us are sick to death of them!!!!

jaybird369
jaybird369

PREACH ON, k/kay!!!!! HELL TO THE YEAH!!!!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Loved the scenes today with Alexis and Julian and the way they’re playing it…that he loved her all along and never had any intention of killing her…that he staged it because he knew Olivia would kill Alexis and his family if she didn’t buy that he was following orders…It was exactly the “excuse” I’d hoped the writers would give to get this couple back on track. I so hope that negotiations can be ironed out. As I said above…I think it looks doubtful but I hope I’m wrong. Today’s scenes between Alexis and Julian were so good. They’re STILL so good together! (And, yet, if they’re not meant to re-couple…Julian’s still a keeper.

Barb
Barb

Was Olivia peeking around the corner while he pressed that knife into her throat? Give me a break-his abuse and attempted murder of his wife is now just a boo-boo?
Or maybe she misunderstood because she was drunk? Alexis wasted no time in bedding Elizabeth’s rapist-whom she knew for all of what- the time it took to suck down five or six drinks? A washed-up, disbarred drunk tramp and a murderer-perhaps they do deserve each other. Misogynistic unrealistic and disgusting.

Celia
Celia

Thak you, Barb.
I have said the same thing. Julian could have done ‘something’ to battle his sister. Lame excuse
by the writers, who, wait til the last minute to conjure something up.
Nonetheless, be that as it may, it would be foolhardy to put these two together again, if William remains.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

The writers gave a rationale of which I’m willing to suspend my disbelief…in anticipation of viewers having the same reaction as you. And, when all is said and done, the audience will be divided. Which may, in fact, be a moot point if they don’t renew his contract.

But…Alexis specifically brought up the points you just did…”did Olivia have a camera in the house? why didn’t you give me a head’s up?”

Julian’s answer…Because if he warned Alexis..if she knew the plan, Olivia could probably see through it. If she didn’t “buy” that Alexis was afraid for her life…if it didn’t “look” like he was going to kill her…Olivia would have retaliated and finished the job herself and possibly gone after Danny, Leo, etc. She already proved she could get to Leo.

As soon as Julian was hospitalized and after he was jailed, it was obvious he still loved and was worried about Alexis. She’s all he talked about, had “visions” of…told people he’d get her back. So, even looking back, it makes sense that he never would have gone through with it and had to literally traumatize her to keep her and his kids safe.

It works for me. That’s what I thought anyway. I thought at some point, before Sonny stepped in, he’d whisper to her..maybe drag her away or simulate killing her to make it “real” until he could deal with Olivia.

No; that reasoning won’t work for everyone. As I said, it does for me and I’m sure many others.

Again, if DeVry doesn’t renew it makes no difference. If he stays…I’m in.

As for Alexis, she had a one-night stand. It happens. Really. But she had no idea who he was. Do you REALLY think she knew he was a rapist?

“A washed-up, disbarred drunk TRAMP?” Ya. We definitely don’t have the same sensibilities or perception of character…literally and figuratively.

Gwen
Gwen

The part of Barb is now being played by Phoebe Tyler! Drunk, disbarred Tramp! Strumpet! Harlot! Or Enid Nelson – just kidding, Barb. xox

rose
rose

Rebecca…I liked the Alexis and Julian scenes as well. It looks like the writers are trying to find a way to redeem Julian. But “Hey” it’s a soap. They do suspending belief and reinventing history all of the time. Waiting to see how they do the same for Ava.

I’m thinking Nik is behind Spencer’s disappearance. This helps keep the Cassadine story going. Yea!

I replied to you and others on the longer Y&R ratings story.

Sorry to end on a bad note…a “hunter” has killed Cecil the lion’s son. Apparently he roamed outside the protected reserve. I can’t think of a bad enough word for hunters and guns period.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi, Rose.

Yes; I just read that about Cecil’s son. I expected to see first sons dumb and dumber standing proudly over their latest kill. I was reading the comments section of a non-soap site and one person asked the others if they know where she can find a suckling pig “uncooked” because she was having a party/roast. Then, another posted a pic of a pig complete with eyes wide open and an apple n his mouth…his four “legs” splayed outward as he was held between the bottom and top part of the racks on the grill. It was so beyond sickening; my heart just broke. Same thing; came across some cows minding their own business, just roaming the grass and I thought…”they have no idea they’re being fed just to be killed.”

More thoughts on the subject but…you know how I feel.

Ya! Like I said I’m loving Julian and Alexis. And, LOL, I actually think they’re more “believable” as a couple than before! Lemme ‘splain. Before, they were in the throes of passion and we saw a lot of that. Which was normal and long overdue (for a middle-aged couple) to finally be seen “doin’ what comes natural” on the show. But we were just getting to their emotional bond when they had him do a 180. Now I just feel their bond…the tension…the conflict within Alexis because she still loves him so much and wants so desperately to believe he’s telling the truth…and the way she lets him in against the “world” opinion (LOL…both on the show and by some “here”) makes me love her/him more. They just play so well off each other. Of course if I, too, didn’t believe him I’d not be buying it/liking them…but I do. As we both said, “it’s a soap.” Michael’s back with Sonny (I’ll FOREVER hate that. It goes even before Sonny murdered AJ…they both tortured him for years. So, to me, there’s no way of getting ’round that one.)

Anyway, my soapy friend, I do hope you’ve checked out “Younger.” My goodness…I can only imagine the “talk” about that show if was discussed here. Forty-year old woman lying her way into a job by saying she’s 20-somethnig…and the friendships, boyfriend that follows! I can’t say enough great things about this show. Charming, witty, sexy, romantic, cool, NY, creative, ALL GOOD! (On TV Land.)

Let me know if you get a chance to check it out! 🙂

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

oh; one more thing…regarding Spencer/Nicolas. At first I thought he was taken by Nicolas or by order of Nic, too. But…whoever took him really threw him down the stairs so I think that theory doesn’t wash. He’s a kid; so…if they took him they wouldn’t harm him and they wouldn’t be keeping him scared, alone, feeling imprisoned. LOL…ummmm..”it’s a soap” you never know. But I’m thinking Valentin. Or…da da da daaaaaaa…Helena??? (Oh, I know…she’s dead. Or is she?????)

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

LOL! Wait! It wouldn’t be Helena either for the same reason I didn’t feel it would be Nicolas. Back to Valentin…

Patrick
Patrick

Suspending belief is a whole other arena TPTB want

I bit when both Alexis and Julian teared up. Worked

I want William DeVry

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I’m agreeing with you. “Thinking Nikolas is behind the kidnapping.” Keeping him out of harm’s way.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hey Nancy! As I mentioned to Rose…on the one hand I could see it’s Nicolas…but it seems strange if that’s the case they’d throw Spencer down the stairs and leave him alone for what seems like hours…then they took a pic of him and sent it to Sonny? Not adding up. (I do think Nic’s alilve, though.)

Gwen
Gwen

In the olden days, and please, correct me if I am wrong- it was black and white-good or bad and there was a degree so to speak- Erica Kane- she lied, cheated, drug-addict-oh-killed-but there was a plausible defense although she also went to prison-well it seemed to me you could be bad- very bad -and for a good long time-but there would always be justice and you knew your favorite villain would sooner or later be killed or jailed or both. They might return- but after a good absence-as themselves- or another character or twin. Now, on GH-it does not work like that and I love Ava- and I forgive her all and want to keep seeing her- as I am sure goes for Julian, Sonny etc- Franco. Each of us wants our favorites to be ok and we want the others to suffer and be gone. By the way- what about Julian killing Carlos- I remember he went to prison for 5 minutes but-and Sonny as well and then pardoned- And was it Carlos that killed Jason who turned out not to have dies but I remember him stabbed or hurt and tossed into the water. I really did have a clear point in mind at the start of this.
I do not like the writing when things don’t make sense at all or history rewritten unless it makes sense. I am willing to suspend disbelief but not willing to be considered brain-dead. I wish we could vote fairly for who comes, goes and stays as I would accept my losses graciously. I have reached no return with Sonny and Carly and their dominance of the entire show-in my opinion and I know there are many that adore them. He inherited top dog spot from Luke and I cared for him not, either. I don’t want a king on any show-I want to see everyone get a chance front and center. Bringing Steve back at a huge price that entailed firing others to free up the funds- I guess they feel this will pay off in ratings but I fear it may not. I like Devry- he is extremely handsome and sexy- and he deserves to be in the top rung or whatever it is with salary -I think- but I think negotiations are, indeed over. There is only so much money available and looks like they have spent it elsewhere. He and Alexis seem to have a huge and angry fanbase as well. I thought Valentin would be gone for good-and he too is very talented and handsome and enjoyed his singing- so he is back as well. So yes, I am just as confused and bewildered as this post clearly indicates.

Steve
Steve

It was Faison, wearing his Duke mask, who shoved Jason in the water.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Gwen,
I have said the same thing….so many times and for sooo long, in so many ways.
I can only take so much inexplicable nonsense. We are not idiots. Some reality is good for the soul, now and again.
You said it best. “…….but not willing to be considered brain-dead.”

Barb
Barb

I regret my comments. I had forgotten you are the resident GH expert and on retainer to defend Alexis and Julian 24/7. As is your right. I do appreciate that you did not call into play my comprehension skills or low IQ and very diplomatic in your response. Thank you and my apologies for the disparaging comments regarding Alexis and Julian.

Patrick
Patrick

William DeVry as Julian… is thee hottest most sexual being WITH acting skill

add in Valentin… Kevin … heck big Mac … will always love Scotty… Dante, Ned, Curtis, Nathan (YES) , Lucas , Brad, Dillon, Griffin.

these men charged the audience on so many levels.

why is it , that GH continues to focus : Sonny / Michael / Finn / Franco / Jason

because they are stale
because they do not resonate

they are … boring FIRE them… Shelley and Frank are equally dull

I hope William DeVry is rehired. bring back Robin Christopher as Skye Quartermaine
as his new leading lady.

another man who generates HEAT… is Rick Hearst…. Ric Lansing “OOH LA LA”

Linda
Linda

who will be the big bad gangster if he leaves since Sonny is “quitting” the business?

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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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.

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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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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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