Might GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Michael Corinthos soon be getting a different look? The latest rumor making the rounds is that the soap may be recasting Chad Duell, who has been playing Carly and Sonny’s son since 2010… but that may not necessarily be the case!
Late last week, ABC put out a casting notice for an unnamed 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. 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!
While the character of “Erik” does bear a strong resemblance to that of Michael, fans of Duell’s shouldn’t jump to any conclusions that their boy is not long for the show, because soaps often use past scenes to audition actors for unrelated roles! And while at some point in time, Duell may or may not be replaced, that time is not now! “I’m not,” Duell responded to a fan on Twitter who asked if the rumors of his leaving were true.