Sure, some GENERAL HOSPITAL fans suspected long ago that Ryan Chamberlain was still alive, but many were still surprised when the serial killer was revealed as Kevin’s secret patient at Ferncliff. And they weren’t the only one — portrayer Jon Lindstrom admitted to Soaps In Depth he had no idea the shocking twist was coming until GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini called him into his office for a private meeting! “He said, ‘Please close the door. Remember Kevin’s brother? Guess what?’” the actor recalled. “I said, ‘He not dead, is he, Frank? When do we start?!’ And I’m having a ball!”
Being called into your boss’ office for a private meeting sounds like it could be a little nerve-wracking, but Lindstrom seems to have really good luck where Valentini is concerned. The last time the EP pulled the star aside it was to reveal that the soap was going to be pairing Kevin with Laura. “I said, ‘Use me any way you want — if I’m available, I’ll do it,’” Lindstrom confided. “But if you’re asking me if I want to work with Genie Francis? The answer is Hells to the yeah! Of course! Genie is brilliantly talented, and it’s been a real pleasure to be able to work with her. That’s a long way around the barn to say that it was a big surprise… but a very welcome one!”
Of course, Ryan isn’t just tearing Port Charles asunder. Francis herself has told us that the serial killer could mean the end of Laura and Kevin’s relationship in more ways than one. Lindstrom is doing a bang-up job portraying the evil Ryan, and the story is not over yet! Stay tuned to see what happens next, and for more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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