When Valentine Cassadine made his way inside the Quartermaine mansion and first asked where the bidets were, you knew he meant business! ‘General Hospital’ star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) recently opened up about his character and what’s next for him in this fictional town of Port Charles. Here’s what you need to know!
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, James says it’s no secret that his character is loving this new twist with Austin Gatlin Holt revealing himself as a member of the Quartermaine family.
‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: James Patrick Stuart Opens Up About Valentin’s Latest Move
The actor puts it this way: “I’ve been waiting years to do scenes with Roger [Howarth, Austin]. I find him a fascinating person. The first time that Valentin met that character, he was not particularly consequential to what Valentin was doing at the moment. He didn’t find him particularly interesting [laughs]. But now, he’s become quite useful to Valentin [as a potential swing vote in ELQ board meetings] and that’s when things start to change.”
And as many fans know, heartbreak is definitely in store for Valentin, as he has unknowingly fallen in love with a child that is biologically not his, all thanks to Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) deceitful behavior.
James explains, “Playing uninformed is difficult because it’s just such a weak acting choice. That said, obviously in a soap situation, the idea is that the very thing that has been the catalyst for any change in Valentin’s life is his daughter, and the idea that he gets to have another one is just beyond wonderful for him. It’s going to be very tragic when he finds out the truth.”
The actor also says that the Valentin he is seeing today is certainly not the same Valentin that he knew just a year ago.
“A year-and-a-half ago, Valentin was arrogant and manipulative and he was borderline cruel and he just got taken out at the knees. I just find it so fascinating that he got a hefty dose of humiliation and instead of using that for more fuel to punish, he actually grabbed an opportunity to make a better man of himself. We’re shooting scenes all over the place where he gets the chance to surprise himself by how much he wants to make amends for certain situations.”
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