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Credit: State of Mind screenshot

Hey, he was close. During the May 1 edition of his mental-health vlog State of Mind, Maurice Benard told General Hospital fans that his son Joshua would be returning to the show that month as Adam, the skeevy classmate of Josslyn‘s who’d made such a big, if not good, impression. But the teenager’s reappearance actually took place in the Friday, June 3, episode, in which his character apologized to Joss for not understanding what she had been going through since video of her having sex with boyfriend Cameron had leaked.

Though Adam earned the ire of not only Joss but viewers with his tactless come-on, the troublemaker’s portrayer remained game for anything that the soap wanted to throw at him. How could he be so self-assured? “The confidence that I have comes from you and my mom believing in me,” he told his father. “I have my own confidence, but if you guys were like, ‘Maybe he’ll make it’ or like, ‘Maybe he will become successful later on,’ then it would bring it down a little bit.

“Thats just how it is,” he added.

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As for his former (and future?) leading lady Eden McCoy, she’s “great. When you act with people who are good actors, it’s just… like the opposite of when I act with you,” he joked with his dad.

Though an NDA prevented Joshua from saying too much about the HBO project that he has in the works, Pop mentioned that it would probably come out this summer and had a “famous director.” Joshua admitted that “it was the best experience I’ve ever had with acting before.”

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