It can’t be easy being a baby on a soap opera set, not even knowing why you’re there. Little Theo and Erik Olson are probably used to it by now, as they have played Wiley on General Hospital since they were newborns.
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Of course, that doesn’t mean they don’t become fussy on set and apparently that’s what happened recently when taping the scenes when Lucas woke after being in a coma for months and was reunited with his family.
Fans loved the scenes when Brad entertained Wiley with a blown-up surgical glove, but actor Parry Shen reveals that it was an improvisation that wasn’t his idea at all.
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“We’d been shooting today’s Lucas wake up scene for a while and our Wiley was starting to get a bit fussy. @WilliamdeVry1 then brilliantly grabs a latex glove & blows it up to @Theo_Erik_Olson’s delight. I got to run with it on camera, but all credit goes to Wil 4 the save!” Shen tweeted along with a photo of said scene.
Brad and deVry’s Julian have been in cahoots for over a year as Julian became both Brad’s confidante and mortal enemy. Julian was the only person who knew that Brad switched the dead baby he adopted with a live baby given to him by a new mother on the side of the road.
It took nearly a year for Julian to learn that new mother was none other than Nelle Benson and the baby Brad was passing off as the one he and Lucas adopted was really Sonny Cotinthos’s grandson.
Of course, Julian then wanted Brad out of the picture because he felt he was a loose cannon so he cut his brakes, not realizing Lucas would also be in the car — and driving. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.
We’d been shooting today’s Lucas wake up scene for awhile and our Wiley was starting to get a bit fussy. @WilliamdeVry1 then brilliantly grabs a latex glove & blows it up to @Theo_Erik_Olson’s delight. I got to run with it on camera, but all credit goes to Wil 4 the save! #GH pic.twitter.com/fBvS4cULRQ
— Parry Shen (@parryshen) February 7, 2020