The internet has been abuzz over the last 24 hours over a casting call that went out from General Hospital that strongly resembles, in fact mirrors the fictional life of Port Charles’ Michael Corinthos, played by fan favorite, Chad Duell.
According to ABC Soaps In Depth, “The casting notice called for an 18-24 year old male of any ethnicity for a contract role, due to start taping in March or April. At the time, there was no available audition script.”
However, earlier this week, the network posted sides for a character named “Erik” – a character who wants to join the Mob and is covering self-doubt about the time he broke, the time he was a victim. Even more, the scene takes place with Jason — who is trying to mentor “Erik” – in the office of a Mob restaurant.” Both soap opera spoiler gal RavenBeauty, and ABC Soaps In Depth, were the first to post this info.
Now, while we agree this looks like an eerie sign that GH may be recasting the talented Duell, it also good may be that they are using the scene for an actor for an unrelated role, which is often done, in particular when last night on Twitter it was asked of Duell, if he was leaving the series, and he replied, “I’m not.”
We will follow this developing story as it warrants, as you never know these days what is going to happen in the wacky world of daytime soaps!