Legacy Character Cast
SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome) strikes again! Go behind the cut for the latest casting news…
We heard a while back that there was a casting call out for a teen being called “Joey,” which seemed like it could be Kayla and Steve’s son. Now comes word, per Jason47, that newcomer James Lastovic has indeed been cast as Joey Johnson.
Given the recent news that Steve is returning (at least for a little while), it makes sense to have Joey around, since it’ll give both his parents more to do. Weirdly, even though this is a fairly extreme case of aging a child — Joey was born in 2008 and will be 16 when we meet him this fall — it isn’t really disruptive to the show’s timeline, since his birth isn’t tied to much of anything else historically. It does seem like a Joey who’s bitter about his dad’s absence and has a general chip on his shoulder could feel like JJ 2.0, and I’m a bit wary of them starting up another teen scene after the craptacular one we’ve gotten for JJ, but I like the idea of making Joey a viable character, and fingers crossed that this kid can act.