Yesterday, General Hospital Blog shared a rumor that had been flying around, claiming that Michael Easton was leaving General Hospital. As it turns out, that rumor has become true.
Michael Easton joined GH after the fallout of our two beloved ABC soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live. He first came to Port Charles as John McBain, his character’s name from Llanview on OLTL. Due to legal issues between Prospect Park and ABC, ABC was forced to change the OLTL name. With some clever writing, Michael Easton soon became Dr. Silas Clay, with ties to the show, Port Charles.
This morning, Daytime Confidential has confirmed that Michael Easton has ended his character as Dr. Silas Clay on General Hospital.
How do you feel about this breaking news? GH Blog is uncertain if Michael Easton has decided to walk away from GH or if the actor was let go. We will keep you updated with any information related to this story.
The latest casting buzz following the news of GH Head Writer, Ron Carlivati being let go, is that Michael Easton may be on his way out. Michael Easton joined the cast of General Hospital after One Life to Live was cancelled. Easton went on to continue playing the role of John McBain until ABC had some legal issues with using the names from the axed soap. The GH writers were forced to drop the OLTL names, and wrote Michael Easton as Dr. Silas Clay.
Rumor has it that Michael is on his way out, but nothing has yet been confirmed. Daytime Confidential has also reported of this rumor, apparently, this type of news travels quickly.
It seems as though there has been much potential for Silas. First with Sam (Kelly Monaco), then with Nina (Michelle Stafford), and also with Ava Jerome (Maura West). There is so much that could be done with his character, since he has Kiki (Hayley Erin) as his daughter, Nina as his crazy ex-wife, Ava his ex-mistress and their love/hate relationship. A while back there was a GH rumor going around that Nina didn’t actually lose her baby with Silas, but that Madeline and Ava were in cahoots to take Nina’s baby (Kiki) and pass her off as the product of Ava and Silas’ affair.
Hopefully with the new writing team coming into place, they will be able to find a way to elaborate on Silas’ past and develop his character. Many fans have expressed that a Silas and Ava pairing would be a great idea, especially since there is so much history between those two.
General Hospital Blog will keep fans posted on any new developments related to the status of Michael Easton with General Hospital.
We want to know what you think! Would you like to see Michael Easton stay on GH as Silas Clay?
Rumors have been flying about the departure of three OLTL vets, Easton, Alderson, and Howarth. Today, Michael Easton who played the character of John McBain on OLTL and now GH has announced that he can no longer (as of February 8th) legally be part of General Hospital. The reason is because of the relaunch of OLTL. OLTL legally owns these characters. His announcement via Facebook was to inform fans not to send things to ABC’s General Hospital studio because he will not be there long enough to receive anything that was sent. Instead he asked them to make a donation to the American Cancer Society. News regarding Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) has yet to be confirmed.
For his full announcement please CLICK HERE to go to his Facebook page.