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!