Recasting an established character on a daytime soap opera is not an easy thing, especially when said character is an integral part of the show or a fan favorite. However, to move a storyline along, recasting is an essential part of soap opera life, especially when it is hard to get the original actor or actress to come back to a show. GH hasn’t always gotten the recasting thing right and below are the top recasting fails.
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12. Stephen Martines as Nikolas Cassadine
Actor Tyler Christopher originated the role of Nikolas Cassadine in 1996, and when he left the show in 1999, Stephen was recast to play the part. It’s never easy to step into an established role, and when Martines left GH in 1999, Tyler became Nikolas once again, much to the delight of fans everywhere.