The soap world has been abuzz on the casting of soap veteran William deVry in the brand new role of “Derek Wells” on General Hospital! Fans will first see deVry on-screen on the July 30th episode of the ABC soap.
Soap Opera Digest chatted exclusively with deVry and got his thoughts on his new GH character, and why he did not choose to go to the revival of All My Children, when there was some talk that he might play the ghost of Michael Cambias!
deVry related, “I wouldn’t have done All My Children in that capacity just because I’ve been doing so much prime-time … But a four-year contract with a show that’s on an upswing with a new regime, I’d definitely go for that!”
On his new GH character, William stated, “I have a really good, strong character with a lot of options who is in the thick of things right away, as soon as he gets into town.”
So anymore thoughts on what will happen when “Derek Wells” hits the town of Port Charles? Are you happy about William’s decision to sign on to General Hospital with a four year contract? Comment below!