Chad Duell joined the cast of General Hospital
on April 20th as Michael Corinthos, son of Sonny and Carly. Chad, who has appeared on such Disney series such as The Suite Life on Deck
and The Wizards of Waverly Place
, chatted with us about stepping into Michael's shoes.
How long have you been working on the show so far?
Chad Duell: "[A few] weeks now."
How did you end up getting cast as Michael?
"I went in reading for a different part, and I guess they liked me enough to have come in and read again….Everything happened in just a three-day span. I got it, and I started filming."
What is the first scene you had to do when you started?
"It was a scene with Dante, kind of an intense scene. It was him coming in to see me on the island, and we had a spat back and forth. It was a lot at first. I allowed myself to feel a lot of pressure. I was just trying to get used to everything, so I didnt feel like I did as [good] as I would've liked at the start of the show, but I'm a lot better now that I've gotten more comfortable."
Who else have you been working with since those first scenes?
"I was able to work with pretty much everyone so far. It's been primarily Dante so far. I've also started working with Steve Burton (Jason). He's a great guy."
Now that Dante has brought Michael back to Port Charles, where does it go from there?
"There's a lot of things that go on because no one wants me to confess, and I'm going through that turmoil of that decision on what I want to do. Then I go into hiding. Dante then wants to do what's best for me. He thinks I need to get it off my chest. Of course he wants Sonny in prison, but he doesn't want me to hold this burden on myself. He wants me to get it out of my system. He confesses. He tells the court what I told him [that Michael killed Claudia]. I didn't know he was doing that. He went behind my back. I was like, 'Umm, I don't know if I can trust you,' even though it is what I wanted to do."
So the tension is still high between Michael and Dante?
Yeah, because I can't really trust the guy because he went back and said this, even though he was trying to protect me. Even though it's something that I wanted, it's still confusing to me."
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