General HospitalComings & Goings
If you’ve heard the big news, General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin) show Meet the Mayhems has been picked up by Disney. Along with the announcement, came worry from fans on whether or not his new series could impact his Port Charles role. Not to fear, this will not affect viewers from seeing Valentin on your screens.
Back in May, Stuart addressed the topic, “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the General Hospital stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”
I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.
— James Patrick Stuart (@japastu) May 6, 2021
Fans were immediately relieved to hear the news and upon learning that the series had been picked up, Stuart’s castmate Finola Hughes (Anna) sent her congrats and love, to which he replied, “Thank you, Darling.”
Thank you, Darling. https://t.co/mMSQS1XQr1
— James Patrick Stuart (@japastu) December 11, 2021
So, what can we expect from his Disney series? Our sister site Deadline gave readers their first look at Stuart in the role of Vic/Kraniac as the story centers around a teenager named Havoc who stands tall against villains, which forces her family to relocate to a Texas suburb under new identities. While there, and with the help of a new neighbor, Havoc — now known as Amy — has to keep her superpowers hidden in the name of being normal.
We are excited to see the daytime fave in the role but while we wait, we invite readers to watch Stuart’s interview with fellow General Hospital vet Maurice Benard (Sonny) where he opened up about his darkest days at All My Children, the moment that changed his life forever and the “taboo” topic he’s happy to discuss.
And before you go, take a look at our photo gallery of other soap stars who did movies and primetime.
— Amy Mistretta
Video Maurice Benard: State of Mind/YouTube
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021