Wishful Casting: Erik Valdez as Hayley and Mateo's Son Enzo Santos on The New All My Children
As Daytime Confidential readers have been aware of since last November, cutie Erik Valdez (ex-Trey) has been let go by General Hospital. The talented, energetic actor and business man (He runs his own graphic design firm!) spoke out about his exit in the Jan. 21 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Said Valdez:
"I can't say that I'm super happy about it, but this is the nature of the industry and I'm by no means bitter about it."
Way to keep a positive outlook! I say, if Prospect Park gets their All My Children reboot off the ground, Valdez would make a perfect, SORASed version of Mateo (Mark Consuelos) and Hayley's (Kelly Ripa) son Lorenzo "Enzo" Santos.
Enzo could move home to Pine Valley to help his Grandpa Adam (David Canary) rebuild Chandler Enterprises, following JR's (Jacob Young) drunken tomfoolery. While in town, Enzo could catch the eyes of Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) now young adult granddaughter Miranda and Miranda's arch rival at Pine Valley University, Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Dixie's (Cady McClain) daughter Kate!