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General Hospital Casting African-American Female In Their 30’s: Who Would You Suggest For The Role?

It’s time for you to put on your casting director hats and let us know who you think from the world of daytime or primetime TV might be a good fit for this upcoming role on General Hospital.

According to Soap Opera Digest, GH is looking to fill the contract role of “Jessica”. She is said to be: “Beautiful & dynamic. She is strong, smart & savvy and plays both sides of the law.”

The series is looking for an African-American actress from her early to late 30’s to play the part.

The role will start shooting episodes next month in August.

This character description reminds a bit of the role of Jordan (Vinessa Antoine).

So, who would you suggest for this contract role? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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dmr
dmr

Character description sounds like Jordan Ashford.

Steve
Steve

Thought that at first. Jordan should be 40 at a minimum, although VA is 35, but skews older. Some say age doesn’t matter on soaps, but TJ shouldn’t look like he could date his mother (the 4 days TJ is actually on).

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Victoria Rowell. Just kidding.

Satan
Satan

yay… more newbies. (insert demonic eye rolling here)

Celia
Celia

An African American female actress in her 30’s….Hmmmm. I love Lolo Jones….but, she’s an athlete. Would she qualify?

Erez
Erez

That actress from OLTL who also was on The Good Wife.

DowntownLA
DowntownLA

Um, you mean Tony-Award winning actress and one of the stars of Hamilton, Renee Goldsberry? I doubt she’d take the role.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I have an idea…GH…how ’bout Brytni Sarpy who played VALERIE?! They HAD a gorgeous mixed race actress who was on about ten times and just disappeared! She didn’t even have a secret WSB assignment; I’m guessing she was created by Nell’s invisible ink and she just vanished. Maybe Spinelli can bring her back to life with some of his magic now-you-see-me/now-you-don’t potion that he used on Nell’s note.

By the way, who’s her daddy?! (Aunt Stella’s ex love?)

Reed
Reed

Rebecca, yes, how about officer Spencer, who should have filled the PCPD void left by Nathan…but no, we needed another new face to support this regime’s force-fed version of GH, one that is unrecognizable to most of us! These people, TPTB, just don’t get it. The thread is a nice tease, “who would you suggest for the role?” …as if fan input is ever solicited or even welcomed. Who would you suggest for the next writing team and Executive Producer? Now that’s a thread worthy of discussion.

Caite
Caite

Yes, Brytni Sarpy!! Gorgeous, a Spencer, and with so much potentially interesting history to explore.

Soaphound
Soaphound

No brainer- the wonderful Mishael Morgan, just leaving Y&R and Hilary behind. Great actress and a true beauty. Not that I’m thrilled over adding more new characters when we rarely see Monica, Brad, Lucas, Mac & Felicia, Epiphany, Olivia. Not to mention the criminal loss of Laura.

Mister Media
Mister Media

You took the comment right out of my mouth, and you’re right – it’s a no brainer!

dmr
dmr

I thought so too; however, she has WAY too much talent for this show and the lackluster actors they keep hiring!

Celia
Celia

Yup, Soaphound…..not only is Mishael gorgeous….she’s gifted with that je ne sais quoi in-your-face-‘tude that only a superlative actress can dare to dream of possessing.
100% YES!!

Harry
Harry

Ms Morgan would be amazing with Curtis. Jordan still sounds like she’s reading and comes off as being completely confused all of the time. I just don’t buy her as a police commissioner.

Celia
Celia

Curtis is so sexy, Harry….sooo lost on Jordan.
Yes, sir….Mishael and “Curtis” would combust!!

Linda
Linda

Renee Elise Goldman

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Linda; Her last names is Goldsberry and she and Michael Easton seem to adore each other; I’m sure they would love to share a screen again. However, I doubt she would go back to a soap so soon (if at all) after her success in HAMILTON.

brian
brian

but more so her OLTL sister Tika Sumpter !

rebecca1
rebecca1

Great choice! Loved her on OLTL!

k/kay
k/kay

Frank stop
It please

Shay
Shay

Amen, k/kay….this is like a sickness….compulsive newbie shopping!!!

k/kay
k/kay

I feel so sorry for this soap I really do

su000
su000

o0ohhh dear!
I hope she’s nothing like boring no persona, Jordon.
The Jordan character is wallpaper, hoping the new actresses character is at the least intriguing and interesting .

Elaine
Elaine

Mishael Morgan

Jimh
Jimh

General Newbies or Newbie Hospital-GHs new title…

Jimh
Jimh

Meanwhile i hope Peter escapes…he runs to the police but a squad car runs over Parking Lot Peter right in the parking lot-lol

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Jimh, I like Peter,so no worries. The PCPD probably couldn’t hit a moving object, if they tried!

Soaphound
Soaphound

So sadly true, Violet. They either miss the entire plot or they just rotate arresting Jason, Drew (as Jason) or Franco. Not exactly out-of-the-box thinkers. Maybe wonderful Chase can inject some life into this beleaguered squad. He sure injects new life into me!

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL!

Celia
Celia

There goes that humor I love so much, Jimmy. Peter meets his fate where he was discovered. Ha!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I must admit that was tres clever, Jimh! Hahahah…BUT! Non, non, non! I love Peter! Besides, he’ll the the boogie woogie bugle boy with him and they wouldn’t dare give chase (Chase? no pun intended!) if he’s travelin’ with a boy scout!

Karen
Karen

Not sure of the actresses name, but she played Sasha on B&B she was Julius illegitimate daughter and 1/2 sister to Maya & Nichole

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Yes, Karen. If this is going to be the gal I think that old Auntie is sending for, to break up Curtis and Jordan, then she’d be great for the part. I remember how good she was luring Zende away from Nicolle.

Michael
Michael

I’ll take over bloated casts for $2000, Alex.

rebecca1
rebecca1

hahahahahhaa!

Timmm
Timmm

Hopefully its a recast of Jordan. If not, NO THANK YOU, I want my old GH back!

Shay
Shay

Yes, that would be a blessed thing……as I’ve never warmed to that particular character and a recast would be far more preferable than yet another addition to the cast…it doesn’t even feel like we’re in Port Charles anymore with all the newbies taking over the town! At any rate, how are you, Timmmbo? You’ve been missed here, even though I understand why you’ve been scarce as of late….too much unnecessary rudeness from the usual suspects!

Timmm
Timmm

I so agree with you Shayster. I was watching on Monday and you had scenes with Chase and Finn, Lisel Peter, Nina and some little scout dude? Thanks Frank!

I am well. Not much has twisted my shorts here lately! Plus, like you stated, whatever you say here turns into negativity and I am burnt out from all the whining and bitching in the great old USA! GH & Y&R are so bad I dont know where to start! I watch them but see them drifting into the next cooking show or judge show!

Hope you are having a fun summer and making your life great again!

Mister K
Mister K

I’d vote for Tessa Thompson, she was recently in Thor: Ragnarock. She’s beautiful, tough, smart and can be quite funny too.

kye
kye

Mishael Morgan or Felisha Cooper.

JayDogg
JayDogg

Duh, Mishael Morgan

Rodd
Rodd

I don’t think it is for Jordan. Remember that Aunt Stella called come old girlfriend of Curtis’ after Curtis and Jordan announced their wedding plans to her at the Metro Court. I think the character description is for that person.

rebecca1
rebecca1

ooh! good thought!

Xander Burroughs
Xander Burroughs

Mishael Morgan

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In two years time, Marci Miller became a household name in the daytime arena as one of the brightest talents to grace the soap opera genre in a very long time.

Now today on Monday November 19th, viewers of Days of our Lives are watching her final episode as she wraps up her run as Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera.

And what a run it was! Earning her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Lead Actress this year, and a possible nomination next year, Miller was heralded for her gut-wrenching performances in the DID storyline (Dissociative Identity Disorder) where she played Abby’s alters, Dr. Laura and Gabby.  Not to mention her complex love story with Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn).

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On key episodes today, Miller’s Abby goes toe to toe with a vindictive Gabi (Camila Banus) who gloats how Abby ended up back in a sanitarium … thanks to her!

Miller made the decision to leave DAYS and pursue a career in feature film and primetime TV roles

In an Instagram post, Miller shared:”This is a picture of me 2 yrs ago, painting my nails (and a dear friend’s while I’m at it) for a screen test the next morning to play a woman named Abigail Deveraux Dimera on Days of Our Lives. Who would’ve thought?! This morning I sit in the same exact spot knowing that today, my last episode will air as this beloved character. I reflect, and am grateful. I am better for having been a part of it all. Knowing I’ve laid her in a pair of loving and capable hands does me good. Thanks for the sweet ride, Abby. My heart is full today. Xx #Days #Milly#Chabby”

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General Hospital Casts ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Alum Janet Hubert As Mike’s New Love Interest

Intriguing casting news out of Port Charles on Sunday. The ABC daytime drama series has tapped former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert to play the character of  Yvonne,who is said to be a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home he is now in.

According to EW.com, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

In another twist, Hubert will reunite with Vernee Watson (Stella)om GH.  The two appeared together on “Fresh Prince”, where Watson played Will’s mother.

So does this mean that Yvonne and Stella are both going to be romantically interested in Mike Corbin?

What do you think of the casting news?  Interested to see this next leg of Mike’s story as he declines from Alzheimer’s, but may find love?  Comment below.

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In a key move to allow those performers in front of the camera and behind the scenes crew and creatives to be acknowledged for their accomplishments this calendar year, the four daytime dramas collectively have decided to lift their threatened boycott and participate in the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy competition.

This comes after the four network soaps (Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless) banded together after being unsatisfied with snafu’s coming out of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year in April, and a list of grievances and concerns they asked to be addressed by the organization that administers the Emmy contest.

Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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