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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
Phil

Great news… she is an amazing actress

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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
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 adulteress who nearly broke up the Falconeri marriage in the way the current player did. (Not to mention that after that miserable scenario, we still have the present-day Val unsuccessfully scrambling for a meaningful place on the GH canvas, not unlike most of the awful, poorly drawn newbies who have been foisted upon the viewers….) Having said that, this is one introduction that I will welcome, with the proviso that she will be a character of storyline import—like a next-generation Cassadine—and not just more silly window-dressing who pops in and out willy-nilly. As for being Nina’s long-desired spawn? I certainly hope not, as even today, there is never a moment when MS is featured that I don’t pray for her blessed exit…..like Sabs, Hayden, Jordan, Val, etc. I will never accept her character, and as I have stated before, an excellent means to get rid of her would be a one-way ticket to China or Africa to obtain that baby which Nina still so clearly craves. Regardless, congratulations and welcome to Chloe….

Timmm
Timmm

Nina’s daughter, excellent!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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

Celia
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 very touching.
Not being able to conceive could prove very traumatic for a woman; my intention was not to be callous. By the same token, it must be so devastatingly traumatic for a woman to want a baby ( from her own body) so badly, that she would feel less than.
My heart goes out to all those women.

Mafia Wife
Mafia Wife

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

Celia
Celia

@Mafia Wife.
Thank you for your kind words.

davlestev1
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
BarbaraJean

Athena’s caregiver

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Who is this Athena you speak of?

Melissa
Melissa

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

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

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

Celia
Celia

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

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

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

Elizabeth
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
Celia

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

Lou Piikes
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
Lou Piikes

Congrats on your new GH role Chloe .

Eva
Eva

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

Celia
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
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
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
Celia

Yes, I Agree, other Jimmy…

Ghlover
Ghlover

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

Celia
Celia

Interesting. Hmmmm.

bjtripp
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
Bonnie

Great news

Iakovos
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
tskyent

I so agree

Soaphound
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
rebecca1

lol

Celia
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
nancy dillingham

My sentiments exactly!

brian
brian

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

Shay
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
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
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
Jake

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

Jake
Jake

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

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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
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
Dan S

I’ll bet they are aging Jocelyn again!

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Depends on who her character is involved with.

Cranco
Cranco

It’s possible she could be a SORAS Josslyn!

Steve
Steve

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

Jimmy
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
Timmm

Kiki is the worst name ever!

Jason Loves GH
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
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
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 grew to infinity.”

Melissa
Melissa

LOL!

Dylan
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 at odds with what the writers want to do, and it’s like a push pull to watch the show, and it’s tiring. There are so few people to root for on this canvas. Fran is supposedly a pro at bringing the show in on or under budget, and I get that that is all that matters to the bean counters. But…think how much MORE the show could be under budget if it would (and EASILY could) slash about 15 players from the team. I am Anti-Sonny in every way possible, and he is always at the top of my list of a character who could leave and never be missed. But I know that will not happen. When GH ends, (and I think the four network soaps have maybe 5 years of life in them on network t.v.), I m quite sure the final shot will be of Sonny with a halo around his head and a gun in his hand. I know there is a high-up mandate that Sonny cannot lose, Sonny must be written as a hero, etc. I get that. So my wish list for who could be written off always has Sonny at the top of the list. But after that, let’s go through a list of the superfluous, secondary characters eating up screen time with no real point or purpose for being on the show. Valerie, Brad, Lucas, Hayden, Nina, Franco, Dr. Finn, Obrecht, Jordan, TJ, Julian, Olivia, Nathan, Morgan, and the list goes on. The show has something REALLY special happening with Kevin and Laura. Instead of focusing in on it, and capitalizing in on it, we get snippets of them every two weeks or so. It would be SO refreshing for this show to have a mature couple as the moral centre and compass of the show. Because Sorry, Sonny and Snarly do not qualify!! I like some of the stories the show is starting to tell…only the ones that are mostly free from the stain of Ron Carlivati’s ink. The show has taken Nikolas way way too dark!! In a show already populated with murderers, why would a show take one of its ONLY solid, non mob related leading men, and with NO motivation or provocation, turn him into a darn near sociopath? Because the show gave us NO reason for his drastic extreme behaviour change (financial troubles? Really?), I made up… Read more »

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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

Mafia Wife
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
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 of time so Helena could have raised a child on CI.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

🙂

Brett
Brett

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

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yeah, SERIOUSLY? And another question–WHY?

Letemeatc8ke
Letemeatc8ke

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

Melissa
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
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
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
Mafia Wife

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

Celia
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
Patrick

“not” weird at … all

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

decades plus viewer addict

can’t help it

rebecca1
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
Sky

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

Frank Santarpio
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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Natasha Henstridge To Play Opposite GH’s Departing Vinessa Antoine in DIGGSTOWN

More casting news from the upcoming Canadian legal drama series, Diggstown which will star General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) in the central role of Marcie Diggs.

As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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