Legacy Character Cast

SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome) strikes again! Go behind the cut for the latest casting news…

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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.

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7 Comments on “Legacy Character Cast”

  1. Farah Says:

    He actually looks like he can be Patch and Kayla’s son. Now let’s hope he can act. Besides True they’ve been fairly good at casting younger actors.

    • mykleraus Says:

      He’s cute! I’m hoping this is another Casey Moss situation. True isn’t even outrageously bad — she just isn’t talented enough to make awful material good.

  2. rustyspigot Says:

    Keep him away from Eve!

  3. Andie Says:

    You’re right, other than being kidnapped by Stefano and making a few apperences on holidays, I often forget Joey even exists. It’s funny Joey is going to be driving/dating and he’s year younger than Ciara and Chase; Joey was born just a year or so two before Parker, the selectively deaf/mute boy wonder. Well, now I’m just waiting for the confirmation the 16 year old African American, autistic boy is Theo 😉

    • mykleraus Says:

      That kid totally has to be Theo — which is so wonky timeline-wise, because Theo is older than JJ, chronologically! Again, though, it doesn’t cause too many problems as far as negating history, and it’ll give Abe something to do, so I’m okay with it.


  4. […] like these could be Ciara and Chase, no? Given the casting of teen Joey Johnson and the call that sounds like Theo, it seems likely. I would really miss Lauren Boles as Ciara, but […]


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