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Chloe Lanier, Ex-Young Patricia, Returning To GH In Brand New Role!

Photo Credit: IMDB/Handsome Photography

Photo Credit: IMDB/Handsome Photography

We said it back when General Hospital first aired it’s 52nd anniversary, which eventually became mostly responsible for the ABC daytime drama series winning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series this year, that the young actors playing a Young Patricia (Chloe Lanier) and a Young Luke (Joey Luthman), were stellar, and we hoped GH would find roles for them down the line!

Well, today a big part of that came true when ABC Soaps In Depth broke the casting news that actress Chloe Lanier is on her way back to GH in the new contract role of Nelle!  Look for Chloe to first appear on-screen on the August 5th episode.

SID also relates that that the soap is being very tight-lipped as to details of the character of Nelle, and what brings her to Port Charles, and who she is connected to.

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One thing is for certain, Chloe Lanier blew us all away with her performance as the younger version of Dee Wallace’s Patricia Spencer in her scenes with Tony Geary (Tim Spencer), Laura Wright (Lena Spencer) and Luthman, and if this new part is well-written, Lanier should definitely excel in the role.

Lanier can currently be seen on DirecTV’s series, Kingdom.

So, what do you think about the casting news  of Chloe returning to GH? Who do you think Nelle will be related to, or brought on to the canvas for? What storyline could she be involved in?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Phil
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Phil

Great news… she is an amazing actress

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She,not Kiki as originally thought, is Nina’s thought dead daughter or she is connected to the Jocelyn transplant story or Laura and Valentin’s unknown daughter or Roxy becomes human due to strange experiments Finn has been conducting in an unused and forgotten basement room at General Hospital-lol

Celia
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Celia

Good one, Jimmy. Sadly, I think I was the only one who kept INSISTING Kiki was Nina’s (deep down I’m still hoping, lol).
However, you are hitting on something here. Now, you got me on a roll…..I will not stop fantasizing.
I sooo want Nina to be happy and fulfilled, as a woman. The only way she will feel complete is having a child.
I hope you’re right because Chloe can really turn and mold a character. Her rendition of a young Patricia is a testament to that.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….I totally agree that the talented Chloe’s performance as young Patricia was truly amazing….she was such a believable younger version of Dee Wallace, and for that reason alone, I’ve always maintained that the showrunners made a HUGE mistake in not casting her as Val….how fitting would it have been for this beautiful, haunting girl to hit Port Charles immediately after her mother’s untimely death? I could have envisioned her version of the character as making such a refreshing impact on Spencer history as she helped to expand the family’s relevance instead of simply serving as the tawdry, lame and divisive… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Nina’s daughter, excellent!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“What a tangled webi. . . ” Exhausting, isn’t it?

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Jimmy and gang, Please allow me to clarify my statement about Nina’s feeling of being ‘complete’. I am not speaking for all women, here; therefore, I apologize if any woman has taken the statement in that context. There are many, many women who have no children by choice. I was trying to impart that NINA feels that HER life is not complete without a child. I was not speaking in generally, but specifically; merely repeating what Nina has been expressing since day one. She brought it to the fore, again, during her ‘chat’ with Carly. I found her words… Read more »

Mafia Wife
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Mafia Wife

Celia….
What a beautiful addition you posted explaining comment. I found it very heartfelt

Celia
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Celia

@Mafia Wife.
Thank you for your kind words.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LMAO Jimh but then again who knew Llanview housed Ming the Merciless city Eterna..and a gateway to the past and Heaven. .that would be hilarious if Robins alien friend returned and turned Roxie into Nelle..sounds like Dudley Doo Right LOL

BarbaraJean
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BarbaraJean

Athena’s caregiver

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Who is this Athena you speak of?

Melissa
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Melissa

Isn’t there a rumor that it will be Lulu’s and Stavros’s child?

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

GH is turning into KinderCare. Pretty soon the majority of the cast will be 12 years and under. lol

Celia
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Celia

Belly laughs, Lou. Maybe ‘they’ can de-soras Maxie (Kirsten). My son wants to marry her. He’s six.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I will make a special request to Frank Valentini to have Maxie desorased for your son.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

You would be better to ask Frank to hire YET ANOTHER actor – preferably from OLTL to play a completely new character for your son to fall in love with.

Celia
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Celia

Thanks, Lou. He’s turning seven on Aug. 4th. He thinks he’s old enough. LOL.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Don’t worry about age, I ‘ll just have Frank V soras your son to Maxie’s age. Problem solved. lol

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Congrats on your new GH role Chloe .

Eva
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Eva

A new love for Morgan? Paul’s daughter? Related to Claudette? Nina’s daughter!?

Celia
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Celia

All good suggestions, Eva. I don’t know about Morgan, though. He just isn’t boyfriend material….not yet, anyway.
I think the writers are making a big mistake by re-injecting romance in Morgan’s life so soon after his discharge from the mental institution. …..gives a very negative message, in my opinion.
Morgan needs time to live without fetters of any kind, until he knows himself.
Sorry, I digress…..this girl is as pretty as she is good an actress. Can’t wait.

Melissa
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Melissa

I agree with the direction Morgan is going in. It’s basically a retread of a storyline he just finished. Give him something new to do.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Hopefully not related to Claudette, they don’t need to give her an entire backstory and family too, on top of doing that with Hayden and a slew of other new characters. Just let her settle into the canvas first and see where things go.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, I Agree, other Jimmy…

Ghlover
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Ghlover

“Let me introduce you to my daughter: Nellia Cassadine”

Celia
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Celia

Interesting. Hmmmm.

bjtripp
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bjtripp

I really hope Nelle is a fake name and she’s Serena or Christina Baldwin. If they are going bring someone on in this age bracket it really should be from a core family. Franco could use a baby sister and this would give Kevin, Scotty, and LUCY some more to do too.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Great news

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Wow! A new character? Sorry for the snark. Seems tho so many new faces come through Port Charles. I miss focus on core characters and stories.

tskyent
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tskyent

I so agree

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree with you, even though most folks seem over the moon about this young lady’s casting. At this rate, we’re gonna need a spreadsheet to keep up with this show.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

lol

Celia
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Celia

I absolutely agree with you guys, Soaphound. But, if ‘they’ are going to inject another character anyway; it may as well be someone with whom we are somewhat familiar.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

My sentiments exactly!

brian
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brian

agreed, but here’s to hoping that the right cast focus is decided, and that a new era of GH can emerge.

Shay
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Shay

Nothing wrong with a bit of spot-on, appropriately-directed snark, Iakovos!!!! It’s one thing to introduce a well-thought out and interesting new character to rejuvenate GH….it’s quite another to continue to keep all the previously failed players wandering about Port Charles and doubling-down on their presence, to boot, instead of having a nice, purgative housecleaning once and for all!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I’m with you Shay, bring in the new and dispose of the old, annoying, useless characters! WE know the list I’m talking about!

Shay
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Shay

WE certainly do, Timmmbo! That oft-repeated list is more familiar than Nina’s ludicrous and much vaunted one to which she stubbornly fixated for lo so many months! Alas, nearly all of our ardent wishes have gone unfulfilled thus far, yet hope always springs eternal that eventually those pleas will be heard and answered with a massive cast turnover…..preferably before the show implodes under its own weight!!!!!

Jake
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Jake

Could the Nelle be a fake name and really be Serena or Christina Collins. Maybe, Pauls daughter?

Jake
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Jake

I assume the girl could be for the Morgan, Dillon, Lauren (Kiki) group.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

A new love for Dillion to show Kiki’s jealous side-lol,,,unless she is a child of Ned’s and is a Q…

Patrick
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Patrick

Make Tracy a grandmother ? why not ?

she’s a marvel with lil Edward

if any ones family should be fleshed out.. it’d be Quartermaine

the excitable Ned returns too

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Jimmy and Patrick.
Speaking of Tracy. Have you noticed how pretty she looks these days? Her eyes are like gems….they stand out so brilliantly. Is she tanned? I envy women who tan so well. I BURN!!!! Ratz!!

Dan S
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Dan S

I’ll bet they are aging Jocelyn again!

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Depends on who her character is involved with.

Cranco
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Cranco

It’s possible she could be a SORAS Josslyn!

Steve
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Steve

Outstanding now let’s get the young. Luke and I’m happy

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I think she will be the daughter of either Nina, Paul, Scott or Valentin. Hopefully she isn’t just a new random character with no ties to the canvas like Aaron, Amy, Darby, etc. And if you went “who?” to those 3 characters, that’s the point. GH is populated by way too many characters that aren’t connected to any core families.

Also, I really hope “Nelle” is a fake name, because it’s terrible. Almost as bad as Hamilton Finn.

Timmm
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Timmm

Kiki is the worst name ever!

Jason Loves GH
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Jason Loves GH

I’m ecstatic to see that she’s joining the show. Now, about ditching KiKi once and for all. She is unbearable. In every way imaginable.

su0000
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su0000

Whoa Nelle !! (reminds me of the horse, whatdah name lol.
Anyways- she is on ‘contract’
that means she is connected to one of the core families, a relative.
Maybe an older Joslin and Nelle is just a pen name.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

To you the fact that she is on ‘contract’ means that she is connected to a core family? To me, that means she is anything BUT connected to a core family. Those are the characters that are low-balled on contracts or moved to recurring. It’s like Frank has this strange mental illness that he just can’t help himself from hiring more and more and more characters! Kind of like that disease where people literally kill themselves due to a complete inability to stop eating, only for Frank it’s about hiring people… GH should change it’s name to “the Town that… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

LOL!

Dylan
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Dylan

Right on Elizabeth! He is like those people you see on HOARDERS, only he hoards daytime actors from other shows. And as you said, there are plenty of contract characters who have no relation whatsoever to core families. And even some who do (Valerie) are still newbies created out of rewritten history that bring absolutely NOTHING to the show in terms of family relationships. As much as I prefer this regime to the previous one, I think there needs to be a change at the top, meaning Frank V has got to leave! His vision of the show is clearly… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“On contract”? Well, so is Genie Francis–how often do we see HER? (Rhetorical question once again–LOL)

Mafia Wife
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Mafia Wife

Dylan…
Thank you for a VERY Well Written response !! Can’t say I agree with all of it, I did enjoy reading it. You pointed out some much needed “explanations”. Your knowledge of the GH canvas is impressive !!
In fact, I would enjoy your version. One exception, of course, I gotta have some Sonny….

Timmm
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Timmm

I know, it seems like everyday we talk about another new character arriving on GH. MY only prerequisite is that he or she can act! If by chance they are connected to a long time GH family is a bonus. Could “Nellie” be Serena Baldwin? Probably not since Kin is barely around BUT the girl act her socks off and I welcome her. Next up, young Luke. And just a suggestion, why couldnt young Luke actually turn out to be Luke’s son from Helena? It could have happened 20 years ago? They both have been off screen for long periods… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙂

Brett
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Brett

I’m sure she’s a great actress, but ANOTHER NEW CHARACTER seriously???

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, SERIOUSLY? And another question–WHY?

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

I LOVE how GH has decided to hire the entire world! I can’t wait to get my check in the mail!

Melissa
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Melissa

I agree she has talent. But the GH canvas is already TOO crowded. Stories already run at a glacial pace because there are too many story lines happening to accommodate all the actors on the show. And it still bugs me that they are adding new characters when Brad and Lucas are seen once in a blue moon. With all that’s going down with Julian we should be seeing Lucas’s reaction to it, and both Brad and Bobbie helping him to cope with it.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

we also should have seen Alexis at some point, (even now when she’s devastated by all that’s happened in her life), mention and mourn Nicolas’s “death.” They were as close as aunt and nephew could be, at times each other’s sole confidante. Their relationship was all but erased by the writers a long time ago; Shame. I loved their bond. But no one’s mentioned, “hey, Nic fell out a window and we can’t find his body”? Why wasn’t she at the prayer service? (I don’t think she was busy in jail, wire-tapping or begging for her life that day).

I love gh
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I love gh

Glad to see her on GH! She knocked it out of the park against veteran actors. She will be fun to watch.

Mafia Wife
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Mafia Wife

Is it weird that I enjoy reading all your comments *Almost* as much as actually watching the show…. ??

Celia
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Celia

Lol, not weird, at all, Mafia Wife. I find it quite addictive. There are many witty comments with sharp insight on these boards. Enjoy!!

Patrick
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Patrick

“not” weird at … all

this is the 5th “show of show” after all

decades plus viewer addict

can’t help it

rebecca1
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rebecca1

lol, we all do Mafia Wife. That’s why we all keep coming back! In the words of Sabrina,”You’te not alone…” 🙂

Sky
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Sky

Maybe she’ll be a love interest for Christina Corinthos.

Frank Santarpio
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Frank Santarpio

What an outstanding young actress to add to all the other talented young core at GH. As a male all I watch is sports and GH and I am very impressed with the quality of actor/actresses.
On a separate note I can’t say enough about how kind the GH cast is at Fantasy events. When they come to Boston I love to go see them. They make their fans feel special and make us feel like they enjoy our company as much as we enjoy theirs.

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