“General Hospital” (GH) casting call news includes one for an African-American male who can play a “beefy role.” There isn’t any other information at this time, but there is speculation about whether this call is to recast a character or add a new one to the daytime drama.
Shawn Butler (Sean Blackmore) is doing a stint in Pentonville right now after confessing to shooting Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig). Just before he was carted off to prison Shawn found out he is TJ Ashfords’s (Tequan Richmond) biological father. But the casting call – reported in Soaps In Depth October 18 through October 23 – has “General Hospital” fans wondering if TPTB are adding a new character to the roster. Is the man TJ thinks is his biological father coming to Port Charles?
Jordan Ashford (Vinessa Antoine) is the widow Thomas Ashford – and TJ always believed that Thomas was his father – until he found a letter revealing that Shawn and Jordan had an affair and a DNA test proved that Shawn was his father. Shawn – a former Marine – believes he shot Tommy accidentally during friendly fire while the two were serving in Afghanistan.
But what if Tommy didn’t die? It is possible that the “General Hospital” casting call could be for a new character and not a recast? Sean Blackmore took time away from “GH” in 2012 to film a movie. IMDb lists an upcoming television mini-series “For the Love of Lockwood Too) and a television movie “Fear Files) on his list of acting credits. Blackmore could have taken some time off – as he did in 2012 – and be headed back to Port Charles – and Thomas Ashford may be headed there too.
If the person who shot Hayden’s true identity is revealed than Shawn would be released from prison – despite his “confession.” And if he is released will Sean Butler resume the role or will another actor be brought on board? A new character – Thomas Ashford, Sr. – would certainly make things interesting for Jordan. What if the DNA test results were changed and her “dead” husband IS her son’s biological father? And what happens when a back-from-the-dead Tommy finds out his wife had an affair with the man who shot him.
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