HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital’s Anders Hove: “If Frank Valentini Needs Me Again, I’m There” Luke Kerr November 15, 2012 General Hospital 9 Comments 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 rapid_roman61 November 15, 2012 Mr. Hove is tremendous at what he does. He is able to play one of the most believable and creepy villains of daytime tv. It’s great to see him back on GH. Log in to Reply Miry November 15, 2012 Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Log in to Reply samanthadelayed November 15, 2012 He sounds like a truly nice man. It is good to know he isn’t creepy and scary in real life lol I am so glad he was able to do the show again! Log in to Reply Jasonmorgangirl November 15, 2012 I sounds like his stunt at GH is done. I like see him but I hope someone finds out that he isn’t Duke soon. So they could get back the real Duke and Robin back. Log in to Reply SoapyBitch November 15, 2012 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzE7SfwZzBU&list=PL4tFKqt8sP_M8zJrw1H8LuFbIqHNKe3rM&index=18&feature=plpp_video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2pd-M3Kigw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdoTKIZJJW0&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv06WtKHCd8&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPFiBQS2XmA&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY0hB7GLA1Q&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaPzpyIwJQw&feature=relmfu Log in to Reply samIShot November 15, 2012 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….. Log in to Reply Yoryla November 15, 2012 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. Log in to Reply TV Gord November 16, 2012 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. ;-D I’ll be back when I’m trippin’ at the same speed as the rest of you! Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 November 16, 2012 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. SPOILER Helena Cassadine who is returning also. Remember she used Faison when Lucky “died” Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.