Bradford Anderson to Guest Star in 'Homeland' After Backing Out on 'General Hospital' Commitment (Updated)

Bradford Anderson
Popular General Hospital actor Bradford Anderson took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that he had to back out of a scheduled appearance on the ABC soap opera as Spinelli in order to shoot a guest stint on Showtime drama Homeland.

ABC has now confirmed former Days of our Lives actor Blake Berris is taking over the role of Spinelli when the character returns for multiple episodes in January.

Read what Anderson had to say the situation below.

Hey all! So I’m appearing in a couple episodes of the upcoming season of Homeland on Showtime! It’s a show that I’ve watched and loved since it began, so to be working on it is pretty exciting. The unfortunate part is that it conflicted with some episodes of GH that I was supposed to do, and I had to back out of those episodes. To make it even worse, it all happened last minute. I put GH in a very difficult position and for that I am incredibly sorry.

GH took whatever steps they needed to proceed without me. My plea to you is to be compassionate, understanding, and appreciative of whatever decisions they made. If anything looks or sounds different than you’re used to, understand that it’s because of a decision that I made. The situation was created by ME.

I know some might rush to negativity, but I'd like to urge everyone to think about how unique our genre is, and how soaps truly embody the spirit of "the show must go on". To give you an idea of hard GH had to work, they learned on a Friday that I wouldn't be there to film on Monday. Imagine having to find an actor to play Spin in an important storyline, OVER A WEEKEND. And just wait til you see who they found... The perfect choice. I for one can't wait to watch.

I’d like to apologize to everyone at GH and thank them for being understanding of my predicament.

SO thank you all for your continued support of me, for sending as much positivity to GH and it’s actors…and for WATCHING!!

Love and thanks,
Bradford






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