We’ve heard an awful lot of talk on Guiding Light about James Spaulding, the baby that Phillip and Beth conceived while they were both married to other people (he to Harley, she to Jim Lemay, Daisy’s adoptive father).
I was beginning to suspect that he might pop up on our screens, and my suspicions were confirmed this morning when I read on the PGP Classic Soaps blog that James is returning to Springfield. He’ll be played by Zack Conroy, who played Leo on As The World Turns last year.
I missed the Leo story on ATWT. (These days, the show goes so fast that if you get up to take a pee break, you may miss an entire gestation period of a baby!) So I can’t speak to Conroy’s acting abilities. But kudos to GL’s casting team – Conroy looks a LOT like a young Grant Aleksander (not to mention a lot like “sister” Marcy Rylan). To see a picture of Conroy, check out today’s post at the PGP blog.
Jill Lorie Hurst mentioned an interest in bringing the next generation of Springfield into the action when I spoke to her a few months back; I’m hopeful that this is the beginning of that idea coming to fruition. Of course, I’m hoping we see other teen or college age characters come onto the canvas (the Marler twins and, I can never say it enough, Peter Reardon – whose story possibilities could fill an entire book).