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21 January 18th, 2012 Is GH recasting Michael Corinthos? According to Chad Duell, he is not being replaced!

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The internet has been abuzz over the last 24 hours over a casting call that went out from General Hospital that strongly resembles, in fact mirrors the fictional life of Port Charles’ Michael Corinthos, played by fan favorite, Chad Duell.

According to ABC Soaps In Depth, “The casting notice called for an 18-24 year old male of any ethnicity for a contract role, due to start taping in March or April. At the time, there was no available audition script.”

However, earlier this week, the network posted sides for a character named “Erik” – a character who wants to join the Mob and is covering self-doubt about the time he broke, the time he was a victim. Even more, the scene takes place with Jason — who is trying to mentor “Erik” – in the office of a Mob restaurant.”  Both soap opera spoiler gal  RavenBeauty, and ABC Soaps In Depth, were the first to post this info.

Now, while we agree this looks like an eerie sign that GH may be recasting the talented Duell,  it also good may be that they are using the scene for an actor for an unrelated role, which is often done, in particular when last night on Twitter it was asked of Duell, if he was leaving the series, and he replied, “I’m not.”

We will follow this developing story as it warrants, as you never know these days what is going to happen in the wacky world of daytime soaps!

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  1. jess says:

    How common is it for an actor to actually know he’s about to be booted and recast?


    kara anderson replied

    He played as Chad Duell now


  2. heidi says:

    I do not want Chad to go… but I am getting really tired of the storyline with him in angst about joining with Johnny. Someone needs to kick him out of it. Go back to ELQ where there are so many other opportunities to get into the many shades of business. Or else please Sonny send him to the island fo a long extended stay.


  3. Smitty says:

    Maybe they’ll fire him for not having the right look just like they did to Lexi Ainsworth and then continue to have him in the opening credits for months after the firing (just like they are doing with L.A.).

    Wake up GH — why don’t you listen to your fans??


  4. Jan says:

    wow four soaps left.


  5. Jenna says:

    If they are recasting the role, then Chad Duell will be the LAST to know. Just ask Eden Reigel.


    david replied

    Actors are the last to know. Ask Catherine Hickland (Lindsey on OLTL); she read it on the cover of a soap magazine in a newsstand.


  6. Eileen Hargis says:

    BUT, remember Lexie A., they just up and let her go, coukd do the same for Chad.


  7. lisa says:

    I like Chad Duell in the role of Michael Corinthos Jr.
    It suits him.
    Keep him.


  8. ricardo says:

    i hope they keep chad duell . he has grown to be a very good actor. wake up producers of general hospital you dont have long katie couric is getting your time slot. stop recasting characters michael corinthos played by chad duell is not the problem. get rid of scott reeves dont like his character. bring back heather webber now. gh will be gone by september if they continue the silly storylines.


  9. Torrey says:

    I would start watching again, if GH starts focusing more on the Quartermaine’s…..or hell, any story that doesn’t center around Sonny. I was watching some old clips of GH on Youtube today, and saw the scene when Bobbie found out that Carly was sleeping with her husband….Classic stuff!


    gloria replied

    OMG-Those were the days! They have ruined the character of Michael. Doesn’t anyone realize he is a full blooded Quartermaine-son of AJ & Carly, grandson of Alan, Monica, Bobbie-the foundation of the show?? What great history, great family ties! But NOOOOO, let’s focus on the mobster ex-stepfather & brain damaged mobster uncle. Great role models. I was glad to see him go into the coma thinking good, a break from the Michael show but no, every day, every character seemed to have one line “Who shot Michael?” or “When is Michael gonna wake up?” The sickening things they have put this kid through, ugh. Enough already. Get rid of him.


  10. Deb says:

    I refuse to believe Chad is leaving. Although, if memory reminds me, the last Michael was replaced around April. Perhaps Chad’s contract is up? And HE wants out??

    I normally don’t believe everything I read until I read it here or daytime. Oh I hope your all wrong, I adore this Michael.


  11. Stacy says:

    I did not like when then replaced drew garrett with chad duall to begin with I could not get used to him so either way would not bother me.


  12. Blake says:

    Famous last words! LOL


  13. Dan says:

    Hopefully this isn’t a sign of what Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati have in mind for GH. Chad Duell is a great young actor, and in my opinion, he was robbed of an Emmy last year.

    Admittedly, I haven’t been too happy with the way the Michael Corinthos character has been written lately, but I could say the same thing about most of the characters on GH these days. That can be fixed with better writing, which I’m hoping Valentini, Carlivati, and company bring to the show.

    Getting rid of Chad would be a big mistake, and I hope that casting call was for another character.


  14. Iakovos says:

    Do not recast Chad Duell. Instead, refocus the Michael character. How wonderful would it be to see a long-term story about a young man who is trying to escape his mob past and connections, making gains and doing well for homself and others, but always feeling the pull of family and loyalties to that other life. This has been fertile ground forever, and the Michael character could get years out of it even as GH divests of some its too-dark-to-watch-anymore mob-based storytelling.


  15. Vicki says:

    Their Not replacing Duell, heck, look at all the old timers their bringing back, and the only a reason soap EVER does that is when their going off the air, as they cant keep them all around for too long per their budget.


  16. Isay says:

    Chad Lewis Duell: Is a remarkable actor for the soap opera General Hospital. If they recast him, i will stop watching General Hospital poo! He is romantic, seriously. He showes emotional and action potential in him. He has a young Quartermain look and he gets so in depth; when he plays the character of Micheal, of being AJ’s, Sonny and Carly’s son.
    “When it comes to juggling the three of them he is a heck of a star stunning guy!
    And i can see it now; he will act good with any actress to be his girlfriend, hey, so he got married and gained a little bit more of experience. Just because he is dating again so soon, does not mean that he is off the market ladies! “


  17. Ty says:

    I would love to see Chad Duell playing in movies; I remember him playing in Disney channel shows such as Suit Life Of Zack And Cody And I think Suit Life On Deck too; but yeah I love to see him in movies too


  18. regina says:

    You need to put an end to this Jake doe and bring back Jason. I’m so sick of these soaps and the writers. Sam has the right to know her husband is still alive, hell put Elisabeth with Patrick. I hope no babies don’t come from this never should have happened relationship between Jake/Jason and Lizzie. Please put Sam and Jason back together.. This is the reason I stopped watching these soaps, because of the storylines..


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