‘General Hospital’: What’s Coming up for Valentin? Here’s What James Patrick Stuart Says

A bombshell storyline on General Hospital earlier this year involved Valentin Cassadine and who his actual parents were. Now that all of this is over, the character has his eyes set on a lot of other things.

In a recent interview, James Patrick Stuart, who portrays the character, spoke about what’s next for Valentin and much more.

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

Valentin Cassadine’s recent story on ‘General Hospital’

Back last month in February, one of the biggest storylines on General Hospital was the paternity of Valentin Cassadine.

It had been rumored for a while that the character would not be a biological Cassadine and that a twist was set to rock everyone on the soap opera. Prior to this, it was thought that Valentin was a long-lost son of Mikkos Cassadine.

The big reveal came when it was unveiled that Valentin was indeed not a member of the Cassadine family.

In fact, he is the son of Helena Cassadine and an unnamed man. For some time, Nikolas Cassadine was trying to prove that Valentin was not an actual son of Mikkos.

Here’s what James Patrick Stuart says about the upcoming plot involving the character

Fir a new interview with Soaps In Depth, Stuart spoke with the publication all about what’s next for the faux Cassadine, including how he reckoned with his actual parentage, the ELQ takeover, and much more.

On Valentin learning that he was actually the son of Helena, Stuart said, “He was devastated when he learned that not only does he have Helena in him, but his daughter has Helena in her. And not only could he not do anything about that, but he couldn’t use that anger to hurt Helena because she’s already gone!”

The actor also talked about Valentin taking over ELQ. If you remember correctly, Nelle Benson sold him her shares. “He’s not a really successful human being on a personal level but his business instincts are good. He knew a long time ago that he needed to prepare his next deal. “He has to move fast, before anybody notices what he’s doing. And then he’ll worry about what he wants to put together next,” he said.

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.