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Josh Kelly Opens up About Joining GENERAL HOSPITAL


Talk about making an entrance! Josh Kelly made quite the impression in his first appearance as Cody on GENERAL HOSPITAL, sky diving into the Metro Court rooftop pool. And the actor is super excited to be back in soaps after his previous run as ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Cutter Wentworth.

“I miss working regularly,” Kelly told Soap Opera Digest about returning to daytime. “I’ve had a lot of fun doing other projects, but these last two years, I shot a pilot and then it was on hold throughout COVID. Also, I’ve had to go [on location] to Memphis or Albuquerque or Atlanta and I love traveling, but my home is in Los Angeles and I’ve never gotten to work here. I also missed being part of a little acting troupe family.”

So he reached out to his previous OLTL boss, Frank Valentini, who is now the executive producer at GH, and got a very enthusiastic response. “He was like, ‘Are you serious? You’d have to do a contract,’” Kelly recalled. “They were like, ‘We’re gonna come up with a cool character for you’ — and they did!”

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Kelly admitted jumping back into the pace of daytime was “nerve-wracking.”ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

Kelly is thrilled to be back in soaps again because he had always wanted to do more work in the medium. “OLTL was canceled kind of right when I was getting my legs underneath me and getting into my stride,” he explained. “So this, in a weird way, feels like I’m fulfilling my original contract.”

He’s only just started his run on GH, but Kelly hopes that the fans will enjoy getting to know Cody as he settles down in Port Charles. “I was particularly proud of the work that I did on OLTL,” he said. “I had so much fun there and I love that it resonated with certain people. I know that some people didn’t like me and won’t like me and that’s something that as a performer, you have to accept. But I’m going to try! I’m going to try to do really well and to entertain.”

So stay tuned to see what happens next!

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