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

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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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The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

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News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

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Zayid is an actress and disabilities advocate living with cerebral palsy. In addition, Maysoon is also one of America’s first Muslim women comedians.  Zayid said landing on GH was a “lifelong dream,” after finding it difficult to land roles due to her disability.

Along with GH, the foundation’s seal of authentic representation went to: Netflix’s Tales of the City and Raising Dion, and BBC/HBO’s Years and Years and Audience’s Loudermilk, great company for the ABC daytime drama series to be included with.

Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation expressed in a statement. “By giving credit where credit is due in Hollywood, we hope to inspire a broader, longer-term, industry-wide sea change when it comes to authentically casting actors of all abilities.”

In addition, Frank Valentini, executive producer of General Hospital stated: “Our goal has always been to provide stories that are authentic and relatable for our viewers. Having the opportunity to welcome Maysoon Zayid onto the show was exciting for us. She is an incredible talent and was a perfect fit to guest-star as Zahra Amir. It takes all kinds of people to tell a story; especially those that are rich and entertaining enough to resonate with our audience.”

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CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

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The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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