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37 May 15th, 2013 Robert Kelker Kelly On The Making Of His GH Return As Stavros Cassadine & His Favorite Soap Role!

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In a very intriguing and revealing interview, the elusive Robert Kelker Kelly bares all in a brand new feature with Soap Opera Uncensored’s Nelson Branco!

Robert discusses his shocking return to General Hospital’50th anniversary celebration as Stavros Cassadine, what his favorite soap opera role of all-time happens to be, if Stavros is set for a return, and why he turned away from acting to follow his most recent career path as a pilot.  SOU also names Robert the “Sexiest Man Alive of 2013″ for obvious reasons!  Here are a few excerpts from the interview below!

Robert on if he we was shocked to get a call to return to GH:  “Absolutely. I was completely gobsmacked. Shawn Reeves [former GL and AW costume designer], who is a friend of mine, got the job at GH, which is how they found me. I also keep in touch with Jill Farren Phelps, David Forsythe, Kale Brown and[Laurence Lau and a few other people. We have a little network. So, when I got the call, I was sworn to secrecy — absolutely sworn to secrecy! Frank said, “You will be killed painfully if you tell anyone!” (Laughs) … The more I found out about Frank and how he likes to keep things close to the vest, the more that made sense. I absolutely think he’s right, by the way. No one should know what’s happening with these storylines. It was a pleasant surprise. My boss, the person I fly for, was very kind and intrigued and said, ‘Go do it and have fun.”

Robert on if Stavros is still in a human freezer:  “To my knowledge, he’s still frozen. I came back to shoot some flashbacks, so you’ll see that stuff. Who knows? He’s been frozen before so you never know… ”

Robert on what his favorite soap role knowing he was Bo on DAYS and Sam on AW:  ” Stavros, absolutely. By far. I’ve enjoyed working on GH more than I have on any other show ever. The reason specifically is because of the people on GH. They are class acts.”

So GH fans, would you like to see an thawed-out Stavos return to cause havoc? Did you enjoy RKK’s stint on GH? Is he the Sexiest Man Alive?  Weigh-in!

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  1. jimh says:

    I like suprises on soaps…makes them more interesting…so if he returns id rather not know…they shouldve kept Leslie a secret.

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  2. Ces says:

    I hope Stavros and RKK return to GH. His stint was far too short.
    Also, can’t blame him for naming Days his favorite role considering the shabby way they dumped him when Peter Reckell returned to his role.

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    Ces replied

    *not* naming that is.

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    Kate Moehn replied

    I agree with you! Robert is younger
    and cuter than Peter Reckle! I liked
    Peter until they cut Robert Kelker Kelly
    for Peter to return! So I agree with you!

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    Ces replied

    I was always a fan of Peter’s but RKK had amazing chemistry with Lisa Rinna and it was super shabby how Days treated him at the end. Bo & Hope were never really the same after that last return. Hope he returns to GH.

  3. Beacon says:

    RKK is the real and the only Bo Brady. Bo and Billie were the best.

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    Patrick replied

    Cheers.
    High 5.
    Ooh La La Sexy
    Hot it up.

    Bo and Billie sizzled.

    I wish he’d return to DAYS – Hope and Jenn would have all the help they’d need with RKK to romance.

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  4. CTwildheart says:

    Love him as Stavros! And yeah, he’s been frozen before – no biggie. He’ll be back…with Helena!

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    su0000 replied

    yah, they both just need to thaw out..

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  5. Mary SF says:

    I know he played Sam on AW, who was married to Amanda Cory, but wasn’t he also Shane Roberts on AW too? I loved that triangle between Shane Vicky and Jake. I was so mad when they killed Shane off- but still remember some great shows come as a result of that death– who could forget that court room scene when Jake realized Vicky was up at the cabin with Shane the night of the accident? It is too bad no show has a role for Tom Eplin, would LOVE to see him back on daytime too.

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    Larry replied

    Yes, RKK was Shane Roberts and Bobby Reno in AW. Loved him on that show in all his characters.

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    jimh replied

    Id like to see Tom Eplin on Days as BO.

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    Allie replied

    That would be interesting. Eplin would make a great Bo- Kelly was the best Bo. Always thought Eplin would be really good on GH as Sam’s dad.

    Kelly replied

    YES!! would lovvvve to see Tom Eplin back on a soap, days or gh preferably!! RKK’s return was great, he’s still so HOT! I loved him as Sam and Bo too!! (i really loved Sam and Amanda!)

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  6. Bina says:

    I absolutely LOVE Robert K. Kelly believe or not he was the best recast ever on DOOL. I loved Bo & Billie (Lisa Rinna) I believe he is the Sexxxxxiest Man Alive!!!!. Not very familiar with his role as Starvos but I can get very familiar with the role. I miss seeing on my TV screen daily. So glad GH asked him to return. KUDOS to Frank Valentini…. #happycamper

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  7. Ric says:

    Yes. Bring him back. Sexiest man on daytime! Luke needs a challenge.

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  8. nessmes50 says:

    Yes, bring him back..he is a Hotttiiieeeee..We need more eyecandy on GH…..lol

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  9. louisa says:

    LOVE him! But I agree, let it be a secret. This man has chemistry with anyone and everyone.

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  10. janet says:

    I was very happy to see him return, who knows if he came back to days I might even watch again, maybe not that show should be called days of Sammi’s life,.I would never watch it while she is with Elvis. RKK was great and I would love to see him thawed out going after Lulu.

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  11. Gh lover says:

    Loved him on Another World, Days and GH! He dhould cone back with memory loss like Lulu and he should be paired with Brita ;) oh yeah!

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  12. BonnieJ says:

    yes, much to short of a return, I am guessing that he and Mama Helena are frozen together.

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  13. g.bryan says:

    Oh yes…please General hospital or Frank Valentine I beg of you to bring back robert kelker kelly and he is the sexiest man on daytime.

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  14. heidi says:

    Sure… He’s great!

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  15. Charday says:

    He is sexy. I liked the chemistry between him and Luke.

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  16. Kelly says:

    His return was waaaaaaaaaaaay too short! Bring him back to par with Luke and give us gals something to look at too!

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  17. Patti says:

    Yes I want to see Starvos RObert K Kelly is the one who can play him so well He needs to interact with Nik hes son

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  18. RICKIE says:

    He was definitely a much better Bo Brady than the limited, jowly Peter Reckell.

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    Lmac replied

    I couldn’t agree with you more!!

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  19. Blake says:

    To me his best and hottest soap role was Sam on Another World. Sam and Amanda were such a hot couple, a soap mag I got had a centerfold of them that I put up in my room. Next to Guiding Light’s Nick and Mindy Sam and Amanda were IT!

    Also his Bo with Billie on Days of Our Lives. Days was on FIRE at that time, I had to keep up with what was going on all the time.

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  20. Shaun says:

    BRING HIM BACK!!!!!! He is the best Villian on GH! He brings an extra something to the role, it’s divine! BRING HIM BACK GH!!!!!!

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  21. MARY DITANNA PENDRAK says:

    WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HIM COME BACK AGAIN ON GH. I LOVE THE SNEAKY WAY THAT TPTB CAN GET AWAY WITH. EVEN IF ROBERT COMES BACK FOR A SHORT VISIT A FEW TIMES WILL MAKE US, HIS FANS VERY HAPPY. YES , HE IS AN ADORABLE MAN, GOOD ACTOR, GOOD EYE CANDY, (HEY, I’M NOT DEAD YET! JUST BECAUSE I’M OLDER!!!!) I STILL CAN DROOL, AND MAYBE SOMEWHAT DOWN THE LINE WITH THE STORYLINE, ALOT OF QUESTIONS COULD BE ANSWERED FOR EVERYONE THIS TIME AROUND. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS GOOD INTERVIEW. JUST LOVE READING ALL YOUR INTERVIEWS MICHAEL.

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  22. KELLY&MICHAEL FAN says:

    Is he SAM MCALL FATHER!!!!!

    INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW?????

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    Allie replied

    That will never happen, because Stavros is Sam’s half-uncle (or is it second-cousin?). They’re related.

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  23. Elise says:

    In the 15 years I’ve been watching GH, RKK’s Stavros is by far the most sexy, devilish, awesome character I got to see, and my favorite! I will keep on hoping that he’ll be back once in a while, Helena-style, so that we can appreciate RKK in all his glory!

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  24. Backaroo says:

    I’VE LIKED RKK SINCE I FIRST SAW HIM AS SAM FOWLER ON ANOTHER WORLD. I ALSO LIKED HIM AS BO BRADY ON DAYS. THERE’S ALSO HIS TURN AS BOBBY ON ANOTHER WORLD. AND OF COURSE AS STAVROS CASSADINE ON GH. WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIS RETURN ON GH, EVEN IF HE’S PLAYING A BADDIE. YOU ARE MISSED RKK.

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  25. Cathy O'Sick says:

    Stavros return was television well worth watching. It carried the element of surprise along with the tantalizing wonder of what would happen next. Soap at its best.

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  26. Lmac says:

    Robert Kelker Kelly is definitely the sexiest man alive!! I have been a huge fan of his since he was Sam Fowler and it’s been so wonderful to see him in different roles over the years. It is a big relief and joy to see him back on tv and I really hope he stays!!! Nice to see some updated photos of him too, I’m really digging the salt and pepper hair!!!

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