This had been the talk of many a soap conversation over the last day which began with online rumors that circulated that All My Children favorite, Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David Hayward) had been tapped to play the role of Valentin Cassadine, and will begin to play the role sometime in mid to late 2014, the role once belonging to Matt Borlenghi!
Borlenghi had been originally tapped to play the role of Valentin, but due to James Franco coming on the canvas as “Franco” and that story moving forward at that time, the role was put on the back burner.
When Borlenghi read the rumors about Irizarry, he tweeted to Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati: “
@carlivatiron @valentinifrank Anyone care to comment on recasting me as Valentin Cassadine? Wasn’t enough that I got Franco’d before? Hurts.”
To which that tweet got a reply from GH head writer Carlivati, who responded: “It’s a false rumor, Matt. No reason to be hurt or upset.”
Borlenghi then posted on the Gossip Gypsy this comment as a follow-up to their item: “First of all, I lashed out at nobody. I respect and admire Mr.’s Valentini and Carlivati immensely. Yes, I was hurt by the news of a re-cast. It opened an old wound of getting “Franco’d” the day after my first and only night of taping in the role of Valentin Cassidine, which I was extremely excited about doing. In my hurt I asked a question. That’s it. If, indeed, Mr. Irizarry gets the honor of playing Valentin for the wonderful GH fans and family, I wish him all the best. He is a terrific human being. As for those who replied in negative ways, well, I wish them the same peace and happiness that I wish for those who replied with support and compassion. Tomorrow is a new day… Happy holidays to all.”
So, what do you think of Borlenghi’s tweet and facebook message? Do you think Vincent Irizarry is truly coming to General Hospital as Valentin? Comment below!