With a romance in bloom, Kristina tending his bar and son-in-law Brad turning to him for support, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Julian is back in the thick of things. “He was isolating, and he needed that... but I’m thrilled,” William deVry raved to Soaps In Depth of his character’s expanding world. “He’s having fun! I do see comments online about how Julian’s done another 180. Some fans say they don’t recognize him... but I think that’s the point.”
Julian hunkered down at Charlie’s in an effort to prove himself reformed and worthy of his family’s love. But he didn’t do it alone. In fact, “I don’t think he would have survived this journey without someone like Kim in his life,” the actor admitted. In any case, Julian’s period of quiet soul-searching and healing is decidedly over. Not only is the grandpa spending time with Lucas’ clan, but Kristina’s job means he’s seeing more of Sam... and Alexis. Even as his bond with Kim deepens, Julian’s forging an awkward friendship with his ex — and deVry’s happy to be the man in the middle. “The cool thing is he has these two personalities that are hugely different with each woman,” he explained.
And then there’s Julian’s surprising approach to Sonny and that body found in Charlie’s basement! “It’s that whole turning-the-other-cheek, new-leaf thing he’s been trying to do,” deVry chuckled. “It’ll be interesting to see how Sonny and Julian’s next meetings go. It’s just a pleasure to go to work right now!”
As much fun as he’s having, deVry finds himself eyeing Juilan’s past again... including one particular period. “I want to explore something from the 20 years he was in witness protection,” the actor confided with a grin. “I’d like them to bring in somebody from that past — or somebody from the ’80s who was with the old Julian Jerome.”
Stay tuned to see if Julian can keep this new leaf turned over, and for more on your favorite GH actors and characters, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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