General Hospital’s Anders Hove: “If Frank Valentini Needs Me Again, I’m There”

General Hospital fans erupted on social media when "Duke Lavery" (Ian Buchanan) was unmasked as villain Cesar Faison, portrayed by favorite Anders Hove. TV Guide caught up with talented actor to discuss his surprising return and whether he’d come back again.

TV Guide Magazine: Will you be back for another run when the truth about Faison emerges?

Hove: I don't know. At least this time around Faison won't be dead — though that's never stopped him before! They'll probably send him to jail but maybe there will be more down the line. If [exec producer] Frank Valentini needs me again, I'm there. I will never let that show down. I'm so excited working with Finola Hughes and love that Faison is so obsessed with Anna. He's genuinely in love with her but has unusual ways to show it. His ability to love so deeply is the only redeeming thing about him. It's a lot of fun to do a character like that.  It gives you the liberty to behave horribly. I hadn't seen Finola for many years but we clicked again immediately. She's wonderful to work with and pretty damn demanding. But in a wonderful way. She is determined to squeeze absolutely everything out of a scene.



Read the entire interview at TV Guide.


9 Responses

  1. Profile photo of SoapyBitch

    He is so cute in that interview.

    My first encounter with Faison was on Loving. He was after Ava and somehow she got snatched up by the Universal Ride’s King Kong. I don’t know if that was an LSD trip via some iced tea or what, but I discounted him because of that lunacy. Glad to see the true, scary Faison.

    I didn’t get a chance to reply to the Halloween themed podcast comments and I am not sure this counts – but Gwyn during The Loving Murders was my scariest soap character. Granted, she wasn’t revealed until the end but the entire thing has to be my favorite soap murder mystery ever. I was freaked out by it. And I love that they threw in the red herring of her almost dying at the hands of the killer, so I was shocked at the end.

    Here are some of the old commercials, which reminds me – wow, ABC daytime had the budgets then for even good Loving commercials:

  2. Profile photo of samIShot

    I love that Frank V has built a relationship with these actor that allows them to say, “call me and im there”. I love this show right now more than i can remember…..

  3. Profile photo of Yoryla

    I am really surprised that he is only going to be on seven shows? I mean, isn’t all this leading to a big, possibly GH’s biggest, umbrella story ever? A war between all the bad guys and good guys.

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    TV Gord

    I’m going to take some LSD and come back and read these again. Apparently, there is some mass spell that has been cast on everyone but me.

    I’ll be back when I’m trippin’ at the same speed as the rest of you! :-D

  5. Profile photo of Katiebug9624

    Subspecies….best B horror film series ever!!

    As for him only doing 7 episodes I believe he’s not the “main” bad guy I think its.


    Helena Cassadine who is returning also. Remember she used Faison when Lucky “died”

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