Kids grow up so fast these days, especially on soaps! GENERAL HOSPITAL has confirmed that Cade McWatt has been cast as the new Cameron! The character is being aged slightly in order to put him in the same age range as Josslyn Jacks and Oscar Nero.
Not only is McWatt a daytime newcomer, but the young actor is just getting started in his career, with only three short films listed on his IMDb page: Origin X, My Two Left Feet, and Heaven’s Gate. He will be taking over for Michael Leone, who has played the role of Cameron on a recurring basis since 2013.
Summer is typically when soaps put their younger characters front and center for storylines, so it would make sense for GH to beef up its teen scene. When they were both played by younger actors, Josslyn Jacks had a crush on Cameron and worked with Spencer to split him and Emma up. Perhaps Cam isn’t over Joss and wants to steal her away from Oscar?
The last time viewers saw Cameron was at Liz and Franco’s wedding that didn’t happen. (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
With kids being aged into teens, some GH fans are naturally concerned that Brooklyn Rae Silzer and Nicolas Bechtel, who have been playing Emma and Spencer for years, might also be struck with a case of SORAS. However, there is no indication at this time that GH plans to recast either of those popular actors.
At this time, no air date has been announced for McWatt’s first appearance as Cameron, so you’ll just have to stay tuned. And for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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