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General Hospital Casts Knots Landing Favorite Donna Mills As New Character!

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What an awesome casting bombshell today from General Hospital!  The ABC soap opera, who has had big names and blast from the pasts during their 50th anniversary season run, is adding none other than Knots Landing favorite, Donna Mills to the cast in new and big role, according to EW.com!

Mills, one of our all-time favorites, who played the cul-de-sac homewrecker Abby Fairgate on the hit CBS primetime series Knots Landing is said to be headed to GH in February.  Apparently, Mills was the only choice to play this new role because the writing team headed by Ron Carlivati are major fans of “Knots”!

This would mark an amazing return to daytime soaps were Mills got her start.  She was known for her role as Laura Donnelly on Love is a Many Splendored Thing and played the sister of her new GH cast mate, Leslie Charleson (Monica) on the show!

So what do you think of Donna Mills coming to General Hospital?  What role do you think she will play?  Let us know!

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su0000
su0000

She is awesome!!

One of the things I love the most about GH;
It is always moving onto something new and exciting..
GH does not stand still with the same old, it grows, and gives new excitement!!

Love the variety of actors, old and new, and the new and exciting story they bring with them..
Never a dull moment..
GH gathers no moss.. 🙂

Melissa
Melissa

I love Donna Mills! I wonder if she’s going to be as conniving as she was on Knots Landing! Never the less, she is a great actress no matter who she plays.

Joshua
Joshua

This woman has been off our TV screens for almost 25 years.

THAT SHOULD BE A CRIME!

Catherine Climpson
Catherine Climpson

I am thrilled with the news that Donna Mills is coming to G.H.!!! 🙂 She is a fantastic actress and I loved her on Knots Landing. 🙂 I can’t wait to see her!!! 🙂 Where has she been all these years since Knots ended?

Sandra Norcross
Sandra Norcross

Fantastic News! Can’t wait!

aria
aria

omg i have no idea, this is great though, would love to see her in scenes with leslie charleson and jane elliot, and the rest of GH stellar cast, the possibilities are endless. hope this is not a one day guest spot.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Its supposed to be longer?

MARY ARSENAULT
MARY ARSENAULT

WOOHOO YEA!!! LOVE DONNA MILLS!!! WHOEVER SHE PLAYS WILL BE GREAT!! SHE WAS SOOOO GOOD IN KNOTS LANDING!! CAN’T WAIT!! : )

Michael
Michael

I never watched Knott’s Landing since I was a kid when it was on, but the famous cul de sac is five minutes from my house. It should be interesting to see what she’s going to play.

Louise
Louise

Either written into Jerome storyline or the lost Quartermaine! In any case Bravo!!!

Joanne
Joanne

I think it’s wonderful ,she’s been off screen too long……it doesn’t matter who she plays, she’s so talented and beautiful. Maybe a Jerome? Looking forward………please keep us posted!

Mark Y
Mark Y

Ava’s mother?

Sandra G
Sandra G

Delia Ryan was revealed to be Ava’s mom when they brought Ilene Kristen on a little while back.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

They already showed Ava’s mother…Dee from Ryans Hope!

Mark Y
Mark Y

Thanks! I missed Delia’s return. Is Ava’s dad a RH character? I hope Donna Mills character and Ava share scenes together.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Her father is Victor Jerome…a GH character…Ava and Julian share the same father but not the same mother…and your welcome!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Her father was Victor Jerome, a gh character. Ava and Julian shared the same father but different mothers…and your welcome!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Donna Mills on GH…HELL TO THE YEAH!!!!! GH really and truly STRUCK GOLD this time!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

heidi
heidi

Huge fan of hers!!! Love it!!! Can’t wait!!!

Michelle
Michelle

I bet she is going to be Julians other sister, he mentioned having a “crazy mean” sister on Fridays episode..

Johnny
Johnny

That was Olivia Jerome. She started out as a whack job in the 1908’s, but then was kind of redeemed when her and Felicia’s cousin Colton fell in love. But she died. Well, on GH, no one dies. I don’t think she could play Olivia…she’s about 15 years too old. But you never know. She could be Julian’s mother. Or she could be a Cassadine with the impending arrival of Thaao Penghlis as Victor. I don’t know…sometimes stunt casting works and other times it just comes off as a cheap stunt. GH has an exceedingly bloated cast already and we don’t get enough of the vets that we WANT to sss. So I don’t know how bringing in more big names is going to enhance the show. And Mills will no doubt be a baddie…this show already is chock full of psychos, mobsters, murderers, evil people, etc. They could easily do a spin-off set on Cassadine Island or Ferncliff where the baddies run amok.

Johnny
Johnny

1980’s….not 1908’s. lol. Sorry.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Julian’s other sister was Olivia Jerome (not to be confused with Olivia Falconeri) who Julian ended up murdering when she crossed him by trying to tell Anna what had happened to Duke.

EVitt
EVitt

It was Ava Jerome that killed Olivia Falconeri, not Julian…. initials in the blood were A J..and if you missed it, Ava burned the evidence in a barrel down on the pier.

EVitt
EVitt

Sorry that was Connie that was killed, Olivia is still alive.

mfarris70
mfarris70

I haven’t missed an episode in two years! It has not been confirmed that Ava killed Connie yet, but I’m sure that’s where we’re headed.

Anti-Nick
Anti-Nick

Could she be mother of Nina and her Nathan?

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Ooooo…that’s a great suggestion! The Nathan-Nina connection bothers me though. Why wouldn’t Silas know his own brother-in-law, or recognize the name? Nathan can’t be younger than Kiki, if he’s indeed related to Nina. So, Silas would have surely met him prior to NIna being in a coma.

Linda
Linda

Love her! This is great news!

Rodd
Rodd

Very excited about this and can’t wait to see who she plays!!!

Michael
Michael

Wow! Good news!

Cookie
Cookie

Cassandra Cassadine?? Nina’s mom??? Is Nina a cassadine??? ;000

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe Ninas father will turn out to be Victor Cassidine(since he is returning) and Donna is his wife…id like that!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

I would like that too– nice way to tie the character Silias to the show’s history– and if his wife Nina is a Cassidine– then Sam would be somewhat related to her too– so that would be an added wrinkle in that romance.

mfarris70
mfarris70

One thing makes me think that Nina was not a Cassadine– if Victor was her father and he thought that Silas harmed her, Silas would be long dead.

gino
gino

I heard a rumor, she will be a cassadine. Helena’s sister? I love donna millls, great casting, wonderful actress. I will be watching, I hope we have scenes with tracy quartermaine and donna mills character, that would be delicious. jane eliott and donna mills having scenes together , would make my day, much better. now cast michelle lee e x karen knots landing on gh too.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Victor Cassidine is returning so maybe Donna is his wife Abby Cassidine and they are Ninas parents? Donna has worked with Leslie(Monica) before so it would be nice if they did some scenes together!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe she’ll play Silas’s wealthy manipulative mother-in-law…what id like is that she turns out to be Monicas estranged sister who hasnt spoken to Monica in years because Monica had married Jeff Webber whom Monicas sister was in love with.( Donna and Leslie played sisters on Love Is A Many Splendored Thing and was in a triangle on that show) Also, if they could get John Stamos back as Blackie Parrish…they could reveal him as the son of Donna’s character and Jeff Webber…she gave him up for adoption when Monica married Jeff…later Donna married Ninas father, a widower, never revealing she had a son from a previous relationship. Meanwhile, there would be suspicion that Nina’s stepmother was the one who gave Nina those pills in an attempt to kill Nina so she could solely inherit the estate of Nina’s late father who has passed away!(unless he is still alive then maybe they could get William Devane to play the part!) just an idea!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe a Cassidine like some fans said…Abby Cassidine, wife of Victor and mother of Nina but she could still have the subplot like ive written just to have her in scenes with Leslie(Monica). Maybe she can pull an Ava and have a fling with Julian? This sure would tie her in to many characters on the show!!!

k/kay
k/kay

I could totally see her being the head of the Jerome crime family the woman plays vixen so well and she still is a knockout to look at. Make it happen RC and have her totally ruthless let’s get off this cartoon stuff.

k/kay
k/kay

I will also add I have given up on them ever writing for Liz/RH so if they are going to add newbies at least they picked a super star who can act!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I believe Liz will be paired with Nik once he finds out the truth about Britts son Ben is really Lulus son which makes him Niks nephew…i feel that after watching Nik and Liz in scenes the other day…soon they will be team Lik!!! i think?

Iakovos
Iakovos

WOW! Awesome news! Go go go GH!

Would love for her to be Ava Jerome’s mother at first thought. I do hope whoever Miss Mills portrays, this will be an integral character and one that will remain on canvass more than one or two days.

BTripp
BTripp

WOW! She is one of the best and GH is so lucky to get her. I just can’t even imagine who she will be playing! Last time I saw her she was on ABC’s Good Christian Bitches! Welcome back to ABC Donna Mills!

mfarris70
mfarris70

My money is on La Mills playing Nina Clay’s mother! I don’t care if she plays a maid, I will watch every scene religiously!

Phil
Phil

Aria, every article I read makes it sound like it is more than just a one day guest appearance. I still want to see a Knots Landing reboot. Knots, after all was the best Primetime soap IMO! That being said, this is exciting news. I get the feeling she may be playing Silas’ mother-in-law! Not that I would want to lose Ron from GH, but if he wanted to Moonlight and write a Knots Landing reboot that would be awesome!

jonboy
jonboy

The best…absolutely! So why did they stop releasing DVDS of it after the second season?

chris
chris

would like her to return as well as Abby and why not on Dallas third season, she could save the show since it is going to be hard for the show to survive without Larry Hagman

Patrick
Patrick

it’s said… in season 3… that the incandescent… Ms. Sue Ellen… is imbibing… in spirits….
what a blow… if you will… to see Donna Mills.. turn up

and these two stalwarts… go head to head… toe to toe… and show us what Sue Ellen is all about

I love you Linda Gray

Shay
Shay

So true, Patrick! Linda Gray’s timeless “Sue Ellen” ranks right up there with the late Larry Hagman as one of Dallas’ most iconic characters, not to mention she looks absolutely amazing and has always been the most elegant alcoholic to ever grace our small screens…no small feat there! But yes, Donna Mills also definitely belongs in the Lone Star State now that JR is no more! However, she should be a most interesting addition to the GH canvas….since no one really fulfills that rich b*+@# role in Helena’s absence. And speaking of, I am wondering if Morgan Fairchild is also being considered for a future Port Charles appearance???? Perhaps she’s no longer as big a marquee name as Mills, but still one of the ’80’s best shady ladies and femme fatales, no less.

Carolyn
Carolyn

I think it is great. Would love to see Donna Mills’ chatacter square off with Gwyneth Alden! What an explosive time that would be.

Johnny
Johnny

Are you in a time warp? LOL. Gwyneth Alden was on Loving, murdered her family, then killed herself. 19 years ago.

gloria
gloria

Ha. Funny, Johnny!

MaX
MaX

This has made my day to have Donna Mills back again.. Thank Thank you GH!!

Charday
Charday

Awesome!!!

dessky
dessky

Could this be Avas mother?

Mark
Mark

Love her can’t wait!!!!

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

Always liked Donna Mills. Watched her on Knots Landing… She is so pretty and a good actress … Whatever role she plays it will be good! Nice or not so nice (DIVA)!!!! Should be very interesting!

Steve
Steve

I was a huge Knots Landing fan, loved Donna Mills and think the world of what Carlivati and team are writing for GH. This is great news all around.

kevin
kevin

good job gh, for hiring donna mills. i hope her character is a hit, then sign donna mills, to a contract. loved abby on knots landing. donna is a great actress, and still beautiful at 73 years old. she is sassy classy and hip. also theres more suprises, i heard a big rumor more casting new characters in the spring and summer. also i heard emily quartermaine and alan are indeed alive. they will be back in the summer. I hope this is true.

Patrick
Patrick

I didn’t belieeve you.. and had to google her…

she is in fact 73…

doesn’t that smart

what an enigmatic presence… sexy, tough, cat of nine lives… Abby lived all our dreams

she casholad, got her man… and savored… her treats… the audience loved it

jonboy
jonboy

Give me a friggin break!! Too many returns from the dead. Is this GH or True Blood?

mike
mike

WOW, just, WOW.

Bearzy
Bearzy

Wooo hoooo GH dont forget about Joan Collins!!

Johnny
Johnny

I loved her on Guiding Light! She brought such pizzazz and energy to the show during her short run there! Donna will do the same. It is awesome that so many actors from over the top 80’s primetime soaps have found a welcoming home in daytime. They are good actors who still want and need to work and good for daytime for offering it.

Hazel
Hazel

I am probably the only poster here old enough to remember her on “The Secret Storm” playing a go-go girl named “Rocket.”

gloria
gloria

I remember the Secret Storm, the way it came on was so neat with the stormy waves. I don’t remember specifics about the show but I sure remember Donna on Love is Many Splendored Thing-she played Laura- & Mark (David Birney) was her husband or maybe boyfriend. Was she a nun on there at one time? Leslie Charleson was Iris her sister married to Spencer Garrison & Iris ended up in plane crash, blinded I think (on a Friday of course-I rem. freaking out with Mama, ha. I was only7 or 8 when this was on-really too young to be watching soaps but I sure grew up on them! What memories. LOVE MY SOAPS! Can’t wait for Donna Mills!

jonboy
jonboy

Love Donna Mills. Loved Knots Landing. But I thought GH had such a tight budget? And they are already bloated with actors who barely get screen time.

Omar
Omar

I agree with you..I love Donna Mills also, but why not more of Monica or Tracy or Bobbie or just about any other actor who gets less and less screen time..Its more new character and less of the ones the fans want to see..That said, I really love Ms Mills and I cannot wait to see her in GH.

smoochie
smoochie

I always like Donna Mills on Knots Landing. Her looks have evolved throughout many years,albeit with the help of great surgeons or whatever , but she still looks great and like herself. Love her piercing blue or blue/green eyes. First time I remember seeing her was in a great cult film called “Play Misty For Me” from 1971 in which she played Clint Eastwood’s girlfriend. I don’t think Donna would appear on GH unless she is playing a ” scheming, manipulative vixen” a la Abby Cunningham (her character on Knots) because she threatened to leave Knots when they were writing her character as to soft. I know many GH fans love Maura West, but I am not one of them. I can’t wait to see what happens if Donna and Maura have to be in the same scenes. My guess is that a lot of scenery will be chewed up and dumped in the drink along with Jason and some others. My bet is that Donna will become GH’s tour de force and watch out if anyone tries to steal some of her spotlight.

Allen Saint James
Allen Saint James

Im hoping she is a Cassadine. Perhaps they are resurecting the cassadine family by introducing characters that revolve aroubd Victor. Donna coukd be a new Helena!

Tim
Tim

Ron and Frank ARE Soap Opera fans and this is another great move. Gh should get some press off this move. She is night time soap royalty and it is cool to see her on GH. Hope she gets a juicy role and gets to play off of Ava.

Sharonda
Sharonda

I hope this means some actors will be off canvass, at least for awhile…like Rafe, TJ, Molly. All three need to go, and I think Dante, Olivia and Kiki need to all die. Honestly, Sonny can leave the show to be with Brenda because I’m not interested in his character anymore and that’s a shame.

Christy
Christy

I love her! Loved Knotts! She’d be great as a Cassadine too!

Maybeth Lichaa
Maybeth Lichaa

This is simply fantastic. Donna Mills is perfect for GH. Her role on Knots is a stand-out role to this very day. She had lines on Knots I will always remember! As for GH, it is a PERFECT fit–a wonderful show and an A-1 actress. GH is truly amazing. It is so much fun, both dramatically and humorously. Kudos to Robin Mattson; her portrayal of Heather is just too funny. Even my husband enjoys watching her! Finally in this era of trashy and ridiculous reality shows, it is exciting to see GH become so relevant in television ratings. Donna Mills will be the icing on the cake. She looks perfect to be a Jerome…..or a Quartermaine. She is pure gold. Can’t wait!!

mfarris70
mfarris70

Here’s a crazy theory– what if Donna Mills is Nina Clay? Maybe she was a wealthy older woman, Silas was her boy toy and she was always jealous of younger women and threatening to do something terrible. Silas and Ava have an affair, Nina finds out and it pushes her over the edge. Just a theory.

Rob
Rob

LOVE HER!

dmr
dmr

I am SO excited! I love Donna Mills! Loved her as Abby on Knots. Such a beautiful and talented actress! Silas’ wife Nina? Olivia Jermone? She’d be great to go up against Maura West as Ava Jerome!

Jan
Jan

Would love to see Donna Mills show Ava how it is done on playing the bad girl.

Hoosier Mama
Hoosier Mama

Nina

Sean
Sean

I saw a couple of ep’s of GH years back, not a big daytime fan. Just came across this while googling Donna Mills. How do I see this in Australia. Is the show released on DVD? Is it on Aussie TV? I need to start watching this, to see Donna. Thanks for your help 🙂

xoxolily
xoxolily

?nina?

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