Circle you calendars for Friday July 8th. That is when former All My Children villain, James Patrick Stuart (Ex-Will Cortlandt) returns to daytime soaps in his new role. And that role is turning out to be quite the humdinger!
In this week’s issue of Soap Opera Digest, Stuart revealed that his entrance as mysterious newbie known as “Theo” will be very exciting for soap fans who took to social media in support of the actor when this bit of casting news originally broke. James expressed on his upcoming on-air GH debut: “There were a lot of people who were very generous and I don’t think they are going to be disappointed. I think they are going to realize that I’m not sneaking in to Port Charles – I’m coming in loud and serious.”
Then came the news Friday from Daytime Confidential saying that their sources are hearing that Stuart is actually coming on board GH as Valentin Cassadine, the role that was originally slated to be Matt Borlenghi’s, who also appeared on AMC. In 2009, that storyline was scrapped and never got back up on its feet till now. When reports of the never-before-heard-of Cassadine hit the media 7 years ago, he was being primed as the most evil of the whole clan!
GH has made no official comment or confirmation on Stuart’s role, but all signs indicate that Stuart will turn out to be Valentin.
So, is James Patrick Stuart about to shake-up Port Charles? Will Valentin be pure evil? What is he coming on to the canvas to do? Is their trouble ahead for Nikolas and Laura? Share your theories in the comment section below!