‘General Hospital’: What James Patrick Stuart Says About Valentin’s Biological Father

It turns out that General Hospital‘s Valentin Cassadine, a character said to be one of the most dangerous Cassadines in the family, is not actually Mikkos Cassadine’s son. Now, everyone is wondering who Valentin’s actual father is, even the character’s portrayer, James Patrick Stuart.

James Patrick Stewart as Valentin Cassadine on 'General Hospital'
James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine on ‘General Hospital’ | ABC/Valerie Durant

Valentin just learned he was not a Cassadine

A major recent storyline on General Hospital has been the reveal that Valentin Cassadine is not actually a member of the Cassadine family. Nikolas Cassadine had been trying to prove for some time that Valentin was not an actual Cassadine heir.

Earlier this month, it came out that Valentin was not the son of Mikkos Cassadine, and was actually the son of Helena Cassadine and an unknown man.

Nikolas believed that this was a grand scheme by Helena to take over the Cassadine fortune, which belongs to Nikolas, with her illegitimate heir. It is proven that Valentin is not a Cassadine by blood when his blood is tested against Nikolas’ aunt, Alexis Davis.

However, there is a small chance that Valentin could still be a Cassadine, just not Mikkos’ son.

James Patrick Stuart talks about Valentin’s paternity

In an interview with MichaelFairmanTV, Stuart opened up about Valentin’s latest storyline, the reveal, and who the character’s actual father could be.

Stuart says he found out that Valentin wasn’t going to be an actual Cassadine after executive producer Frank Valentini kept dropping hints.

When Helena’s portrait lit up during the gallery action, Stuart said, “Frank looked at me and goes, ‘Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while. I’m like, ‘Oh … what are the plans?’ He pulled me aside and goes, ‘Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, ‘Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.'”

When asked if Valentin has any idea who his biological father could be, Stuart said, “I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.” He added, “I think once he realizes that Helena is, in fact, the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn)…which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.