Exclusive 'General Hospital' clip of Carly and Michael's reunion

After spending a year confined to a bed thanks to a gunshot to the head, young Michael Corinthos reawakens and reunites with his mother on today’s General Hospital. And yes, he’s clearly not just a year older.

Actor Drew Garrett is fully stepping into the role previously played by Dylan Cash. Michael, eldest child of Carly (Laura Wright) and mob boss Sonny (Maurice Benard), has gone from 12 years old to late teens. Aging up is nothing new in daytime soaps and many viewers reasoned that it was the reason, at least in part, for the move to have the child character shot and off the canvas for so long. When we spoke to headwriter Bob Guza last year, in the midst of the fallout from the shooting scene, he acknowledged that having the same actor play a character straight through
from childhood raises the dramatic potential, but said that he didn’t believe he was
necessarily locked into keeping Dylan Cash playing Michael forever. He also acknowledged that there was a concern about aging Michael, because it meant aging Carly and Sonny.
(Younger brother Morgan was also aged up, and is now played by Aaron Revfem.) Wright shares no such concerns. “I’m fine with my age,” the 38-year-old actress said.

As for any other concerns about getting a new son: “I love it. I’m a recast. I’m not gonna poopoo that,” Wright joked. “You
want to age him up, age him. Dylan is a fine actor but there’s
only so much you can do with a 12-year-old [character]. Can you imagine
what will happen when [teen] Michael brings a girl in the house?”

Comments (5 total) Add your comment
  • Courtney

    The actor’s name who plays Sonny is Maurice Benard, not Carlos Benard.

  • Courtney

    The actor’s name who plays Sonny is Maurice Benard, not Carlos Benard.

  • Kim

    Not much of a reunion since it seems a bit one-sided (he appears catatonic).
    It’d be great if he woke up and told his “father” to eff of for good for getting him shot and almost killed. Alas, this is GH, so that won’t happen.

  • frazier

    This show has been horrible for a while now. I tune in every now and then on Soapnet to see what’s going on. The thing I don’t like about this new Michael is that his hair isn’t red. How can you have a character with flaming red hair one minute, then the next his hair is blonde.

  • Jaye

    it’s a typical move by the soaps and they always over do it. it’s like they aged him up 5-6 years. why couldn’t they split the difference and make him 2-3 years older. you can still get a lot of play out of a 14 year old, especially one that went through what he did. shot and almost killed, lost a year of his life. you don’t need to toss the late puberty girl chasing hormones in there right away to have story lines.

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