A very bad man is coming to Genoa City and it could turn the lives of many of its citizens upside down! Chief among them, Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton) and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott)! Of course, we are talking about the character of former cult leader from the 70′s, Ian Ward as played by Ray Wise!
Wise, is no stranger to devilish roles having played Leland Palmer on Twin Peaks, who was revealed to the the actual murder of his daughter Laura, which was the epicenter of the whole series. Ray is also known to soap fans for his role as Jamie Rollins on Love of Life!
Wise spoke to TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan about his emergence in GC when he debuts on the January 23rd episode of the sudser that will cause trauma and drama for Ian’s son, Dylan and the mother of his child, Nikki! Here are a few interesting excerpts below!
Ray on why Ian has come to Genoa City: “I can’t reveal his big secret reason for coming to town — what he really wants — but he certainly hopes to reestablish a relationship with the beautiful Nikki. Once upon a time, she felt a little something for him. He thinks he can override her fears and get that back. He’s a very confident fellow.“
Ray on what Ian is doing now that he went to prison for his past crimes as the leader of the New World Commune back in the day: “He has since become a self-help guru and author who’s now heading an organization known as The Path. He’s very busy passing out business cards and promoting his cause. If you want to find the path you are meant to have, come to one of his seminars!
Are you intrigued to find out how Ian’s entrance on the canvas will shake-up Genoa City? Let us know!