Later this year, Marcus Coloma will celebrate his second anniversary playing Nikolas Cassadine on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. Soap Hub chatted with the actor in this exclusive Q&A.
Get The Inside Scoop On GH Star Marcus Coloma
The handsome actor’s answers will give you insights into how he brings the complicated Cassadine heir to life! Read on to learn more about Marcus Coloma.
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Is there anyone who inspires you and why?
Yes. I admire Steve Burton’s [Jason Morgan] care and willingness to help others and his constant self-work.
If you have a problem, whom do you turn to for guidance (and why them)?
I’ll talk to friends about things, but ultimately I like to work things out on my own as I know I’m the one who will have to face the consequences good or bad.
If you find yourself with a few hours free, what do you like to do?
Recently, I’ve been studying movies during my free time.
What’s the last show you binge-watched?
An Anime series called Hunter X Hunter
What has been your Nikolas’s greatest challenge on General Hospital?
Salvaging his marriage [to Ava Jerome Cassadine, (played by Maura West)].
Has your character ever surprised you? If so, what was it and why?
Constantly! There’s a reckless abandon to Nikolas that constantly surprises me.
Do you remember your first day?
Yes. I was masked and met Ava in her gallery. And later, I went to a Halloween party at the Metro Court.
Who did you screen test with?
Maura West and Genie Francis [Laura Spencer].
What other roles either on your current soap or another did you read for?
They were all dummy sides so, it is hard to say what the exact roles were. But I’d read for GH a few times, The Young and the Restless once, and my first self-tape was for a part on As the World Turns.
What storyline do fans ask you about the most?
“Nava” [Nikolas and Ava’s “smush” name.]
Have you decorated your dressing room? Or do you keep it sparse?
I keep it sparse.
If you could take home one of your character’s props or outfits, which would you choose?
There’s a leather jacket Nikolas wears that I’d love to take home with me.