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Charlotte Cassadine
Charlotte2
General Hospital
Portrayed by Scarlett Fernandez
Current status Recurring
Duration 2016-present
First appearance September 21, 2016
(in a picture)
October 13, 2016 (in person)
Created by Shelly Altman
Jean Passanante
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Profile
Alias(es) Charlotte Boland
Charlotte Beaulieu
Charlotte West
Charlotte Munro
Nickname(s) Ma Petite (by Valentin)
Gender Female
Born May 5,[1] 2009[2]
NY Methodist Hospital
Manhattan, New York[3]
Age 7
Title Russian Royalty
Residence Wyndemere Castle
Spoon Island
Port Charles, New York

Charlotte Cassadine is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of Valentin Cassadine and Lulu Spencer-Falconeri via IVF and was carried by Claudette Beaulieu. She is the Cassadine Heir right after her father.

She was formerly believed to be the daughter of Det. Nathan West and then of Dr. Griffin Munro due to Claudette's lies. She was also formerly believed to be the daughter of Claudette Beaulieu, who is still her legal mother and the only mother Charlotte has ever known.

Through her mother's marriage, she gained Det. Dante Falconeri as a stepfather. Through her father's marriage, she gained Nina Reeves as a stepmother.

Casting

Charlotte made her first appearance in a picture on September 21, 2016.

The casting of Scarlett Fernandez as Charlotte was announced in an issue of Soaps In Depth.[6][7]

Fernandez made her first appearance on October 13, 2016.[8]

Background

On September 21, 2016, Claudette revealed to Nathan that she had given birth to a daughter, whom she named Charlotte, soon after their relationship ended. Claudette believed Nathan was Charlotte's father, as they never used protection, but knew there was a small chance her former lover, Griffin Munro could be the father.

Immediately after getting this news, Nathan tells his fiancée, Maxie Jones, who encourages him to get a paternity test done. Claudette had a lock of Charlotte's hair in a necklace and they used it to conduct the DNA test. Nathan sent the samples to a private lab. On September 29, the DNA test showed that Nathan is Charlotte's father. Nathan wants to see his "daughter" as soon as possible, but Claudette is afraid to reveal their daughter's whereabouts.

When pushed, Claudette tells Nathan that she is trying to protect her daughter and herself from Valentin Cassadine, with whom she had a prior romantic entanglement. After things went south between Claudette and Valentin, she claims that he began threatening her and Charlotte, so they went into hiding.

Charlotte birth certificate

Charlotte's Birth Certificate

On November 9, 2016, it was revealed that Charlotte was hiding with Claudette's mom, Amelia and it was also revealed that Valentin is actually her true father. On December 6, 2016, Laura and Kevin are astonished by how Charlotte seemed incredibly well adjusted for a girl in her age who had been through a tremendous amount of upheaval in recent months. Laura agreed and added that Charlotte also seemed to adore Valentin and must be completely unaware of what he was capable of. On December 8-9, it was revealed that Claudette was just the surrogate and that Lulu Spencer-Falconeri is her biological mother.

Charlotte Birth Record

Charlotte's Birth Record

On January 11, 2017, it was revealed that Claudette is dead and Valentin tells Charlotte on January 13. With Claudette dead, Valentin becomes her sole legal parent and the only person she trusts, although she has begun to get close to her stepmother Nina and has begun to trust her. Unlike her biological mother, Lulu, who she has begun to dislike after being told through her grief of Claudette, that she is her real mother. She seems to like her half-brother but as of yet has no relationship with her stepfather.

Storylines

On October 13, Charlotte arrived in town with her "mother" and finally got to meet her "father" at the PCPD. She also met her "father's" fiancée, Maxie.

CharlotteValentin4

Charlotte and her father

Maxie still had her doubts about Charlotte's paternity and unbeknownst to Nathan or Claudette, ordered a second DNA test, using a juice box Charlotte drank out of as a sample for comparison to Nathan. On October 18, the second DNA test returned and proved that Nathan is not Charlotte's father, which means the first test was tampered with somehow. Nathan was shocked at this news, but Maxie was not surprised that Claudette lied. Later on, Nathan gets Claudette to admit that she used his mother's hair for the DNA test and that Griffin is in fact the father. Afterwards, Charlotte meets her "real" father.

On November 9, it was later revealed that Valentin Cassadine is actually her father.[9] Valentin had a copy of her birth certificate, on which he was listed as the father and her name was listed as Charlotte Cassadine. Charlotte adores and loves her father Valentin so much. During the custody battle, Charlotte reveals she only called Griffin "daddy" because Claudette told her to. Valentin eventually wins custody of Charlotte and they move into Wyndemere Castle on Spoon Island. Soon they start hanging out with Nina.

In December, Charlotte sees Santa and the only thing she wants is her mom. Afterwards she meets Lulu and Rocco and Lulu feels a very deep connection to her. On December 8, it was revealed that Claudette was just the surrogate.

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Charlotte and Nina

Lulu and Maxie are caught after they find the paperwork that proves Claudette was just the surrogate. Dr. Bellamy calls Valentin, who later arrives just before Dante and Nathan. Valentin confirms to the group that Lulu is Charlotte's biological mother. He explains that Helena promised Stavros a child with Lulu, but after Helena discovered that Stavros could not father a child, she sent Daphne to seduce Valentin and recover a sample. Daphne brought Valentin's sample to Helena, and by the time Valentin figured out what had happened, the embryo had already been created, so he stole it from Helena and recruited Claudette to carry it. However after giving birth, she betrayed Valentin and kidnapped Charlotte from him.

On December 14, Lulu received DNA results that prove she is Charlotte's mother. On December 19, after receiving permission from Valentin to take Charlotte to the Christmas Tree lighting, Lulu remarks that Charlotte has Nikolas's eyes. She also meets and befriends Emma Scorpio-Drake.

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Charlotte hides from Lulu

In January 2017, Valentin and Nina tell Charlotte that they got married and Charlotte at first appeared emotionless on the news and then surprises Nina ecstatically on how happy that she is her stepmom. She also watches the two exchange wedding rings. A little while later, Valentin tells Charlotte that Claudette is dead, she mourns for the only mother she has ever known and in a few short moments she suggests that maybe Nina can be her new mommy. On January 17, 2017, Charlotte is seen at Nathan and Maxie's wedding with her father and stepmother.

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Charlotte with her mom and stepmom

On January 19, 2017, after Charlotte runs off, Lulu goes after her and finds out that she misses Claudette so Lulu tells her, against Valentin's wishes, that she is her real mommy. To which she reacts very badly too and accidentally locks Lulu in a linen closet. Charlotte runs over to Nina and relays what Lulu said. Nina tells her not to worry about it. Valentin joins them and Charlotte tells him Griffin says he killed her mom. Valentin says that’s a lie and vows to her that he would never harm anyone that she loved. Also she told him what Lulu told her, and he told her not to think about it for it's unimportant, and promises to explain the matter to her when she gets older and when he figures out a way to explain it properly.

Charlotte is later seen at the Crimson offices as she came to work with Nina. When Nina is called away Maxie calls Lulu, who comes by and she hangs out with Charlotte. She gets upset at Lulu for touching her drawing and goes off on her. She gets traumatized by this confrontation to the point that she detests Lulu.

Crimes Committed

  • Accidentally locked her mother, Lulu in a linen closet[10] [Jan 23, 2017]

Health and Vitals

  • Weighed 7lbs 3oz and was 19ins long at birth [revealed Dec 8, 2016]
  • Kidnapped by Claudette Beaulieu [pre-2016-Oct 24, 2016; revealed Dec 12, 2016]
  • Traumatized after an encounter with Lulu after being told that she was her real mother [Jan 17, 2017]
  • Traumatized again after an encounter with her mother at Crimson [Feb 8, 2017]

Family tree

Stanislaus
Cassadine
   
   
Katya
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Walter
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Ivan
Cassadine
   
   
Tim
Spencer
   
   
Lena
Eckert
   
   
Gordon
Grey
   
   
Lesley
Williams
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mikkos
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
Luke
Spencer
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Laura
Webber
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Valentin
Cassadine
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Lulu
Spencer
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Charlotte
Cassadine

Photo gallery

  • Baby Charlotte
  • Charlotte meets Nathan
  • Charlotte meets Maxie
  • Charlotte and Claudette
  • Charlotte meets Griffin
  • Griffin reads to Charlotte
  • Valentin reveals he is Charlotte's true father
  • Charlotte reunites with her father
  • Charlotte and her father
  • Charlotte hangs out with Nina
  • Valentin is granted custody of Charlotte
  • Charlotte sees Santa "I want my mommy."
  • Charlotte meets her mom, Lulu
  • Charlotte with her mom, Lulu and brother, Rocco
  • Charlotte with her parents
  • Charlotte and mom
  • Charlotte with her mom, Lulu and stepfather Dante
  • Charlotte and Emma
  • Hanging stockings
  • Charlotte is visited by her mother, brother, stepfather and grandmother on Christmas
  • Charlotte plays with her brother, Rocco and Emma
  • Charlotte hugs her mom
  • Sleepy Charlotte with her father and stepmother
  • Charlotte celebrates Christmas with her father, Valentin and stepmother Nina
  • Valentin telling Charlotte that Nina is her stepmother
  • Charlotte is happy to find out that her dad and Nina are married
  • Charlotte finds out that Claudette is dead
  • Charlotte with her dad and Emma
  • Charlotte with her dad and Nina at Nathan and Maxie's wedding
  • Charlotte with her dad and Nina
  • Valentin and Charlotte gazing at the stars
  • Charlotte overhears Griffin say that Valentin killed Claudette
  • Lulu tells Charlotte that she is her real mommy
  • Charlotte tells Nina about what Lulu said
  • Charlotte comforted by Valentin about what Lulu said
  • Valentin promises Charlotte that he and Nina with explain things about Lulu one day
  • Charlotte goes to Crimson with Nina
  • Charlotte stays with Maxie while Nina takes care of work things
  • Charlotte and her mom
  • Charlotte yells at Lulu
  • Charlotte and her stepmom
  • Charlotte helping her father with his tie

References

  1. Seen on Charlotte's birth certificate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWG5DuroFXE
  2. According to the birth record showm on December 8, 2016, Charlotte was born on May 5, 2009.
  3. NY Methodist Hospital Manhattan, New York
  4. Revealed on November 9, 2016 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbKWa2lGtPg
  5. On December 9, 2016, Valentin confirmed that Lulu is Charlotte's mother and on December 12, 2016 he explains how Helena orchestrated the whole thing.
  6. https://twitter.com/djona222/status/783924451758968832
  7. https://twitter.com/djona222/status/783897557734977536
  8. http://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/comings-and-goings/1505/scarlett-fernandez-cast-as-general-hospitals-charlotte
  9. Revealed on November 9, 2016 ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbKWa2lGtPg
  10. https://twitter.com/djona222/status/822293920331730944

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