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GH Casting Well-Known Actress For Recurring Role! Who Would You Suggest For The Part?

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Following the performances of Dee Wallace (Daytime Emmy nominated this year) and Donna Mills (Daytime Emmy winner last year), General Hospital is again seeking a veteran and well-known actress to step into a new recurring role on the ABC daytime drama series.

According to Soap Opera Digest, the character is described as: “Caucasian, 60-65. Strong presence, dynamic.”   The part will begin tapig in mid-May.

Just who the recurring character is being brought in to play and to work opposite is under wraps … but it could be a new GH patient?  A recast?  A mother of character on the canvas … maybe the “presumed” dead, Rachel Berlin’s AKA Hayden Cassadine’s (Rebecca Budig) momma?

Of known Hollywood actresses who have worked in daytime and primetime, who would you suggest for the role? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Ces
Ces

Enough with the gimmick casting!! Enough with more recurring characters! GH can’t even finish half the stories they currently have because there isn’t any time to tell them all!! Brad & Lucas anyone?

AJ
AJ

If they’re going to do a story, why is casting a quality actress a gimmick?

Dylan
Dylan

Because they don’t do a story! They name cast, write some crap, the person is gone, end of story, game over.

Ces
Ces

And no one is going to care about another character either. That IS my point. Too many actors on this show as it is — some BIG named actress like Donna Mill sure won’t bring me in. Gimmick as I stated. Again, this is only my opinion as you have yours AJ. There is zero continuity with these other storylines unless you are in the forefront. Hard to care about a story when you see it every 2 months (my point with Lucas & Brad).

Timmm
Timmm

Rosalie?

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

Rosalie who?…lol

Miss Erica Kane
Miss Erica Kane

I’d like to tell you a few things but they are not printable.

Mark
Mark

I got your back, Erica- classy lady-xox

Maureen
Maureen

Here again with gay bashing and time to pull the plug on AMC and Susan Lucci is bitter- the only bitterness comes from someone that can not accept gays and their scenes are gross and Kristina can not be gay- because that offends and characters that are not white seem to not be favorites either. No thanks to your vision of GH or the world.

Mark
Mark

Yep. second that.

Helen
Helen

What do you contribute to this site but an anti-gay agenda? Over and over you have a problem with gay or possibly gay characters and your ok characters are only white straight ones- what up with that? Nurses ball strippers some sick thing gay thing and on and on about a gay writer- gay is not ok, I get your message and it is not good.

Alan
Alan

Brad and Lucas — like pretty much everyone else not related to Sonny/mob storylines — don’t get the chance to contribute anything because they are seldom given any material. What do Maxie and Nathan contribute? How about Lulu? Or Dante? Or Jordan? Or Andre? Or Valerie? Or Molly? Or Obrecht? Or Tracy? Or Dillon? Or Nina? Or Franco? Or Scotty? Or Laura? Each character is only as good as what is written for them and if you’re not in the mob or related to Raymond Berlin you aren’t getting a whole lot to do these days.

Brad and Lucas have untapped potential through their jobs at GH (and Brad’s history of sketchy ethics opens up lots of story potential). As for their “occasional gross naked love scenes” why are those scenes any more disgusting than Maxie and Nathan’s bed scenes? That is pretty much the sum total of the Maxie/Nathan pairing: they are either in bed or at work propping up Nina and Dante who really don’t have much in the way of stories either.

As for what Brad and Lucas COULD contribute — diversity. It’s the 21st century and despite what some may think mixed race race couples and same sex couples are a part of our society. They aren’t going anywhere and to assume that Port Charles — or any other city real or fictional — is devoid of such couples is ridiculous.

What I would like to know is how a loving couple contribute nothing to the show yet continued mob violence is considered crucial (and perfectly acceptable) to a series based around a hospital…

Dylan
Dylan

You know what my friend? I read your post fully…and i would absolutely watch pointless gay sex scenes between Brad and Lucas…rather than watch ANY scene whatsoever with sonny Corinthos and ANY of his brood. So, yeah. When Brad and Lucas are more relevant and entertaining than Sonny and ANY of his family, I am on board bro!

Rose
Rose

Dylan..it goes back to you comment about Valerie. If you are going to have these characters at least write a decent, make-sense story for them instead of filler material. Instead of building on a new, needed generation for the Spencer family, writers made her a pariah for breaking Lulu and Dante’s “perfect” marriage. It’s been hard for her to break out of that first impression.

They’ve hinted at other story extension for Brad…the Rosalie thing went nowhere. Did like his friendship with Brit. Peas of a pod that worked. And why not make Lucas more of a go- to doctor instead of bringing in new ones. Or maybe help Michael start the new clinic that used to be where Spencer family “home”…another story that has fallen by the wayside after all the fuss over the Fluke and “that house.”

nfnfngrebecca1
nfnfngrebecca1

It really us a shame rhey dropped Brad and Lucas. They center around people for a bit then fade to black… Lucas did however just announce the wedding will take place soon. Is that to wrap up their story or will they be intgrated back into the canvas

Ces
Ces

I agree. GH didnt tell this story but are jumping to the wedding? Why bother. Miss Felix on the show regularly; guess they’ll just dust him off for the Nurses Ball.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Lol Ces…at first I thought you were calling Felix Miss Felix! I like him too…hoping with their seeming attempt to focus more on the hospital he’ll be one of the ongoing staff.

Robert j Lord
Robert j Lord

Lynda Carter, Jacqueline Smith, linda Gray, so many great actresses

Patrick
Patrick

GREAT idea…. I vote Ms. Linda Gray !

I wonder what Constance McCashin ex-Laura Avery Sumner, Knots Landing, is doing these days

Cindy
Cindy

Oh, that is a fantastic idea. Great actress.

Jen
Jen

Susan Lucci

carol
carol

Hope not.

Vet from the Get (abc soaps)
Vet from the Get (abc soaps)

ditto much as i loved all my ABC soaps, Susan Lucci and her Erica was not on my favorites list.

Timmm
Timmm

Ah, Linda Carter. She still looks good. She can sing at the NB to!

carol
carol

Don’t know about Wonder Woman…..lol

curacaoman
curacaoman

Erika Slezak

Maureen Hoeler
Maureen Hoeler

i agree, she would be perfect

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes!

brian
brian

Erika all the way…then make her a permanent cast member !!

Jp
Jp

Perfect for the great erika slezak to return to daytime.

Harry
Harry

Okay, I was bored with the query until someone said, “Erika Slezak.”
Now, I am excited.
Just please don’t let it be someone from some 80’s sitcom or series.
Please, just no Morgan Fairchild, Donna Mills, Meredith Baxter or Linda Cater–now, that would be stunt casting.

Tay
Tay

Exactly who I was thinking!

Lisa
Lisa

Bring on Susan Lucci!!!

Timmm
Timmm

She would be great as Rachel Berlin’s mother!

Fanny
Fanny

Perfect!

downtownla
downtownla

If it’s Hayden’s mom, I suggest Meredith Baxter Birney

davlestev1
davlestev1

You know it is.. That is exactly the role

Barbara Nibot
Barbara Nibot

Erica Slezak, or Robin Strasser would be great!

Darren
Darren

Yes yes I agree, both ladies can act.

Anthony
Anthony

Absolutely! Erika, Robin or the incomparable Judith Light

Brian
Brian

If this role is for Rachel Berlin’s mother, I would give anything if they cast Anna Stuart who played Greenlee’s mother on AMC!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I’d like that too, Bryan. She first starred on Another World. I remember her since I was a little girl. I loved her. Good one.

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

Nope…she first starred on The Doctors as Tony Fera in 1971 and played the role for about 6 years-then in 1977 was Gina Dante on GH…she also subbed for Maeve Kinkaid on Guilding Light…then she was Donna on AW.

Jeremy
Jeremy

@ CeeCee, yes Donna Love Hudson! I think there were a few more names, husbands….but I LOVED Michael & Donna!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thanks, Jimmy.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Jeremy.
Same here, Jeremy. I was so young (late 80’s-early 90’s), but some images just stay with you.
Yes, Michael Hudson, father of Donna’s twins’. Mary Sturt always delivers. ….loved her on AMC, as well.

Helen
Helen

Fading fast, galpal. Have tried to stand up to hate and it is a full-time job and not just one crazy I count 5 and love how others -“move on”

CeeCee
CeeCee

Anna Stuart. I apologize to Ms Stuart for calling her Mary. Mary Stuart was from SEARCH FOR TOMORROW…..all these names are circling in my head….some from my grandmother, some from what I remember.
Of course, there’s Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots(lol), and my Gran Fiona Stuart ( maiden name).

Dylan
Dylan

Donna Love was classic AW! She was so haughty and outta hand! LOL. She played that part to perfectin.

Still a fan
Still a fan

Anna Stuart, Ellen Parker, Sharon Gabet, Maeve Kinkead, Kim Zimmerman. All would be great.

Still a fan
Still a fan

Sorry about the Zimmerman (auto correct). Kim Zimmer

Sprite
Sprite

Joan Collins.

Alexis Davis Jerome
Alexis Davis Jerome

Wasn’t Joan on Y&R for awhile? I did not watch but know she was on a daytime soap- many of these big name divas make a beeline for the door when they get a whiff of the work involved in daytime- pages and pages of scripts to memorize and they did maybe one episode per week and now one per day- we shall see.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Guiding Light as Alexandra Spaulding.. The cast was so star struck and her portrayal Ora Alex was a bit of putting but I loved the show and character so I still watched.. It was just a bit jarring

CeeCee
CeeCee

She was, Alexis D J. Joan first appeared on Y&R as Gloria…Michael’s and Kevin’s mother. She looked like a completely different person. Her stint did not last long….never found out why she left, at least, I didn’t.
We can name all these great talents, but, it’s hard to pull one name out of thin air without knowing what role she is to play. More often than not, the actress needs to fit the character’s personality. Of course, a thespian who masters her craft can take on any role….so, it could be anyone. MARY STUART. I would love Susan Lucci, but, she already has a gig.

Dylan
Dylan

Um, JOAN VAN ARK was on Y and R for a time. Not Joan Collins. How can you mix those two up? Serious;hy. One is blonde, plays a nice heroine…the other is British, brunette, plays a bitch…

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Dylan.
I WAS referring to Van Ark. Sorry, I should have been more precise. Firstly there is an ocean of years between the two. Secondly, have you seen Van Ark? She looks nothing like herself. I saw that domeone else mentioned Joan V A on this thread, so, I guess I had her on my mind, not Collins. I know the difference between the two.
Just as I know the difference between Mary Stuart and Anna Stuart. I did correct myself on that one. I did not check if the correction made it to print. But, trust me, Dylan, I could never confuse the others. I am not a Joan Collins fan. I am not into snobs. Ciao.

kmayne
kmayne

Linda Gray Linda Dano Anna Stuart Julia Barr

Norma
Norma

Oh Julia Barr love her.

Timmm
Timmm

They should cast the Berlin’s!

samm
samm

I think Vicki or Dorian from OLTL would be a good fit or even Erica Kane from AMC 🙂 all great actresses that deserve to be back on the air

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

ERIKA SLEZAK OR ROBIN STRASSER PLEASE!!!

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

Or Victoria Wyndam!!!!

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

or Karen Gorney

Rose
Rose

Jimh…you are great with your “soap history 101” for a lot of us. What a memory!

sarah
sarah

I think susan Lucci would be perfect for that role. She did good with Erica cane on AMC. 🙂

Lynda Johnson
Lynda Johnson

Susan Lucci

kmayne
kmayne

I was going to suggest her but I do not think she will work for ABC for axing AMC

Harry
Harry

Besides, Susan Lucci is still thirty-nine and has been for almost thirty years now.

Dylan
Dylan

Instead of being bitter about her show being cancelled after 41 years…Susan Lucci should be grateful and feeling blessed that she was able to keep ONE job from the time she was a youth until the time she was a Senior citizen. A job that garnered her fame, recognition, accolades, widespread opportunities, countless Emmy nominations, and an Emmy. A job that allowed her luxury, and fame, and the ability to raise her family. A job that has led to many other jobs. For a television show to last 41 years is pretty much unheard of outside of the soap genre. By the time it ended, AMC and Erica Kane had pretty much become self parodies, and it was time for the plug to be pulled.

Miss Erica Kane
Miss Erica Kane

Susan Lucci and ABC have no issues-not too long ago she was named one of Disney/ABC/s Legends. She never came across as bitter for AMC being cancelled-she was upset at being blindsided- and for all the actors that sold their homes in a down market and uprooted to the West Coast for jobs that were already in the works of being taken away. Susan has always expressed sincere gratitude for those 41 years and to her many fans.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry and Dylan.
Awwwww, you guys. Susan Lucci is a wonderful, sweet and altruistic person. She has a very sick grandchild with a debilitating disease. Very, very charitable, believe me. Many of us have do much in common with her as we champion any scientific discoveries to helping these unfortunate kids and families.
She has her reasons ( good, reasonable and healthy ones) for feeling the way she does; if at all…..only speculation. You know what the media and dome people do with one WORD. Frame it and put it on display in the museum of natural liars.
So, do not believe everything you hear. And, Harry. Susan knows exactly how old she is….proud of it and wears it well. IT IS CALLED CLASS. TaTa. LOL.

Dylan
Dylan

Hi gang. The point of my post was not to slam Susan Lucci. The point is that everyone knew that moving the show to California was a LAST DITCH effort to save the show money and stave off cancellation. Two soaps had recently been cancelled. The cancellation may have seemed sudden to fans, but I doubt it was a huge shock to some of the higher tier actors like Susan. Yes, she was a tireless ambassador for the show and for soaps. She always came across as gracious and appreciative, as well she should have…as well she should have…that was my point. I love watching her on Devious Maids, and I am sure she is enjoying a less stress filled life at her age without the daily grind of a soap opera, which is some of the most intensive work around!

Dylan
Dylan

ABC employed her for 41 years, and made her a Superstar! WHY would she hesitate to work for that corporation again? IN a frickin’ heartbeat?!!

davlestev1
davlestev1

Susan Lucci is just fine on Devious Maids and I’m sure done with daytime

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank you, dav.

Stacey
Stacey

I know the criteria was someone between 60-65 but I think Robin Strasser (Dorian from One Life to Live) would be incredible!!

sadie soaper
sadie soaper

Erika Slezak. She’d be great in any part!

Terri
Terri

Yes she is awesome!

Donna Sprague
Donna Sprague

Pretty sure Meryl Streep is out of the running, but Michelle Pfeiffer or Renee Russo would be fabulous, but totally out of GH’s price range. Perhaps carol Burnett is free?

Norma
Norma

Love Meryl, Carol and Michelle

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Norma.Carol Burnett is in her 80’s. But, I do love both Erica and Robin would kill any role. Love anyone from OLTL.
they would have to come in as different characters and different names, independent of characters in OLTL. Prospect Park does not won them, just their character’s name. I hope!! Lol.
I was also thinking of Susan Lucci…..my neighbor, by far and wide, LOL.
OK, she’s 70, but looks 68. Lol. No, seriously, she’ beautiful; very classy and youthful-looking.
I would love for Susan to play the part of Anna’s sister; either Alex or Lindsey. But, there is that Prospect Park thing.
How about if the new casting is Hayden’s mother? You know, Raymond Betlin’s wife?

This is my second ‘submit’. Something is wrong with this thing…or cable or whatever. Ugly day outside….sometimes affects air waves…. Wearing winter coats. I wish it were as warm here as it is in upstate PC…..so balmy up there. So, I apologize if this turns out to be a double-sent.

Timmm
Timmm

Carol Burnett should host the Nurse Ball.

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

As Eunice…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

Entertainment

Rob
Rob

KIM ZIMMER.

Norma
Norma

Robin Strasser, Erika Slezak, Holland Taylor- whom I believe has a daytime drama background? Leslie Charleson- she used to be on GH or the gal that played Bobbie Spencer. Judith Light. Meredith Baxter. Tina Louise. Eve Plumb. Go non-white with Debbi Morgan. Liza Colby, Marion Colby. I truly would love to see Monica play another character and yes disguise her well- and I know it won’t happen and I did love Donna Mills- oh how about the original Mary Ryan? Reva Shayne? The actress who played Mike’s mom on Mike and Molly-or Swoozie Kurtz. Susan Lucci. Nora Buchanan.Wendy Mallick, Valerie Bertinelli.

Norma
Norma

Tyne Daly or Sharon Gless

Lin
Lin

Leslie Charleson plays Monica on GH. Jaclyn Zeman plays Bobbie Spencer. They are both on sometimes. Valerie Bertinelli is not old enough. I don’t think Debbi Morgan is either.

Norma
Norma

Since we bring back actors, Donna Mills with her service Ostrich!

Shay
Shay

If this is for Rachel’s mother? Definitely Linda Dano! She has that quintessential NYC fashion flair, although I also love Susan Lucci, of course! And Linda Gray, too! If we’re looking outside the soapbox, then Anne Archer? (But please, no boiled bunnies…I love bunnies!) And one can never go wrong with the still-gorgeous and ever-classy Miss Jaclyn Smith…always my favorite Angel! As for Anna Stuart??? She was already on GH once befoe….as Dr. Gina Dante!

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

That last line made me laugh…she was on the show before-but that was nearly 40 years ago…ME has played four characters in just a few short years. Did you know Miss Smith was once offered a soap role way back in 1968-she was offered to replace Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters on Dark Shadows-she was dating Roger Davis who was playing Jeff Clark on that show.

CeeCee
CeeCee

She was, my Shay? Well, if Michael Easton can come back as several different characters, so can Mary Stuart. And, as someone already said, she did play Greenlee’s ( Hayden) mother on AMC.

Shay
Shay

@jimh….Miss Smith later married Roger Davis ..he was “Hubby#1.” As for Alexandra Moltke, also later known as “Isles?” She had her own famously romantic entanglements as Claus Von Bulow’s former girlfriend…..seems to me her last public appearances were at his trial? And Miss Stuart, who I best recall as Donna Love back in her AW days, was often referred to in the soap press as ex-Dr. Gina Dante on GH….that’s why I remember her as such!

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

I first watched her as Toni on The Doctors back in the 1970s…go on youtube and look up Home Memorial March 1971 and see her as a 23 year old with long hair…after this show she played Gina on GH-on AW there were few characters i liked in the 1980s-Donna, Jake, Viki/Marley, Cass, Frankie, Sharlene, Wallingford Mac, and Rachel., Ada and Liz..AW was one of my favorites back in the 70s when it was about the Mathews, Perinis, Frames, Cory and Carringtons but like GH they killed off vets and wrote out the others…in the 1980s it became a different show with too many cast changes ect.that i would gradually uloose interest-AW ratings fell due to too many changes…some good moments and characters in the 80s but not like the shows early years-AW was most popular and at its best from the late 60s to 1979 until they killed off John Randolph-i was so mad-same feeling like when Alan was killed off GH-AW slowly went downhill after that!!!

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

Hope-not home-lol

Shay
Shay

@jimh….I rarely watched AW, just occasionally peeked in to see what Felicia Gallant was wearing! However, I do remember Cecile’s ’20’s themed wedding, and many of the characters you mentioned. Quite honestly, what got me to take a longer look at the show was when Charles Flohe/Grant took on the post-Preacher role of Evan Frame, so we’re speaking of the late ’80’s into the ’90’s. Still, even that didn’t turn me into an avid watcher….

Leslee
Leslee

Helen Mirren She seems to be totally on board with trying something new…and this might be a fun time for her!

Jonboy
Jonboy

Erika Slezak!

Jeanne Anisko
Jeanne Anisko

I think that either Erika Slezak even though she is older could play the role very well or Ilene Kristen who is the right age for the part. They are both excellent actresses. My personal favorite is definitely Erika Slezak because she always showed a very strong presence on One Life To Live as Vikki and yes I would say she is very dynamic. To look at her you would think that she is in her early to mid 60’s and she could easily handle the part.

Norma
Norma

yes

Julie Roberts
Julie Roberts

I say Meh Ryan. Not sure of she is quiet 60 yrs old or not, but I would love to see her. Or Susan Lucci

Timmm
Timmm

Meg looks to be about 75!

Miriam Fitzgerald
Miriam Fitzgerald

Erika Slezak

TL
TL

I’d still love to see Erika Slezak on GH even if it’s temporary.

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

I’ve been missing Colleen Zenk. It would be nice to get to see her in “General Hospital”.

Rodd
Rodd

OH, if it were for Rebecca Bugid’s mom, Colleen would be a great choice! They resemble each other a bit and Colleen can act like crazy good!

Patrick
Patrick

OMG… she’d be perfect…. she’s 63

how could we not have Babs on AIR

is this recurring role ; a mother; for… Rachel or Griffin….

Colleen Zenk for the WIN !

Dylan
Dylan

LOLOL. Oh Patrick!! Your posts amuse me!!!!

mgb357
mgb357

Erika SlezaK comes to mind.

Tim
Tim

Erika Slezak would be a great choice,unfortunately GH seems to be avoiding hiring any actors who were part of the Prospect Park versions of AMC and OLTL at least until the lawsuit is settled.

Nancy
Nancy

Susan Lucci

Christine Henderson
Christine Henderson

I would give anything to see Robin Strasser back in a soap. She is the right age fits the profile they are looking for.

Eileen
Eileen

How about Elizabeth’s mother?

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

I vote for Susan Pratt coming back to GH as Anne Logan – & finally establishing that character as Liz’s mother. They even resemble one another. Give “Gran” a rest once & for all, & let her do some travelling. The boys’ real grandmother should babysit once in a while.

Shay
Shay

@Kansas Guest….I agree with you about the uncanny resemblance between the young Susan Pratt and RH’s Liz. When I first tuned in to see the character of Liz and heard she was Jeff’s daughter, my initial thought she also had to be Anne’s. It took a long while to ascertain she supposedly was not, since few specifics were ever mentioned as to the woman who actually birthed Liz. This has long been a real oversight in the backstory of Nurse Webber, and yes, I have also mentioned that at least Jeff should return to Port Charles. He not only has Liz and her boys as family, but two ex-wives in Monica and Heather, and what excellent comedic possibilities that fact would create! (As far as Anne, last we heard she was dallying with Noah Drake in Portland. Now, he is in Berkley with Patrick and Robin, so what has happened to Anne?)

Dylan
Dylan

Oh, Shay, and Kansas Guest!!!!! Your posts made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lin
Lin

If she’s a good person: Julia Barr, Erika Slezak, maybe Penelope Wilton from Downton Abbey. (Don’t know if she wants to come to the US). If she’s mean , though I’ve never seen her do mean, Linda Dano might be great. Linda Gray would be great. she could play toe to toe with Donna Mills. ggg

Maureen Hoeler
Maureen Hoeler

Erika Slezak

Ray
Ray

Jula Barr, Anna Stuart or Colleen Zenk.

Dylan
Dylan

Anna Stuart cracks me up!! LOL.

shana kay
shana kay

For sure, Erika Slezak, sorry if I spelled it wrong, how great to be able to see “Vickie” back on a screen again. Or Robin Strasser, she’s fabulous. Both of them would be wonderful, I miss those two ladies the most.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Michelle Lee, I think they are thinking of a primetime person not Daytime. Perhaps Halley Mills, would love to see both of these ladies again.

Rose
Rose

This is when I really wish the writers didn’t close the doors on characters, because I would pick Dee Wallace/Patricia Spencer. She could have helped bolster the Spencer family, and maybe a doctor at GH could have given her hope on her health condition. There’s still a lot of unanswered questions. Who is Valerie’s father? They could a least do a prequel story at least, without Luke.

Timmm
Timmm

Pat is gone but it drives me crazy that Valerie walks around as a Spencer and not ONE person has asked her about her mixed race? Who is her father and what happened to him? Just like Rosalie, they brought her in and buried her. I dont mind new characters, Griff is dreamy, BUT write a story about these people so we know who the hell they are! They want us to like Valerie BUT we only know that her and DOGnte did the nasty wasty! Thats why I cringe when they cast recurring roles. Are they just taking up screen time or do they have a purpose?

Rose
Rose

And where were what was left of the other Spencer’s beside Lulu to help her adjust to her new life in Port Charles? They were MIA.

Dylan
Dylan

The character of Valerie is possibly, and arguably, the most pointless character in soap history, second to Jan Speers from DAYS. She was a product of a storyline that was completely rewritten and botched, thereby invalidating a legacy character’s history. She is played by an actress with less than, um, acting capabilities. She was written as a murderous psychopath two days after her onscreen arrival. She has NO chemistry with any co-stars. Her storyline is absurd….a rookie cop having an affair with a senior officer being assigned to cases with him?? Yeah, okay!! CUT THE LOSS!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Rose.
I think there’s still hope for Valerie.
You did suggest she could be Ward’s daughter? (I think that’s his name?)…..making Valerie a Quartermaine scion. I love that idea. If Valerie is to roam the halls of GH, why not?
As it often happens, I do not think TPTB know what to do with her yet.

Susan F Hewitt
Susan F Hewitt

I think Erika Slezak,Susan Lucci or Robin Strasser,Geeena Davis ,Christine Lahtior Sally Field.

Dylan
Dylan

Um…how about Leslie Charleson, Jaclyn Zeman, Kristina Malandro, Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes….who are all in that age range, and who all mean something to GH viewers???

linda scarchilli
linda scarchilli

Robin Strasser from One Life To Live she was always great as Dorian n I think she’d be great n bring a lot to the character they are looking for thank linda scarchilli

Ali W
Ali W

I would love to watch again: Dee Wallace- she was on way to brief. In her role before maybe this time they could give her a longer contract. Even if its temporarily. Of the others actors I would love to watch in a role for GH. Would be the high priced actress. Like Kim Zimmerman/Erka Slezack/Robin Strasser/Judith light… And they are all soap actors.. Who have the longest history..

Liz
Liz

Susan Lucci would never do it so don’t bother mentioning her. I would LOVE it to be Erika Slezak or Robin Strasser but they’re both in their seventies so too old to play 60-65.

Hillary B Smith comes to mind but she’s 2 years shy of 60. Julia Barr would be perfect!!!! I hope they cast a soap vet.

Moviegal
Moviegal

Kim Zimmer!

Coonnie
Coonnie

Erika Slezak or Julia Barr

Joe
Joe

I’ve come to the conclusion that the current writers of this show are not fans of the show, therefore they know nothing about the history or what the fans want. Ron Carlivati knew what he was doing. He’s been a fan for years. I have no idea why the “new” writers who bounce around between soaps keep introducing new characters when we have plenty of great ones who aren’t used. Stop already with the new characters and storylines that have no history. No wonder some of the best actors jumped ship and left for the Y&R.

Dylan
Dylan

Joe…please tell me ONE single way that Ron C appreciated the history of this show?! He decimated legacy characters…CHECK! He destroyed Long Term Couples…CHECK!! He Re-Wrote History…CHECK!!!! He shoe horned his faves and pets absurdly into long term story…CHECK!!!! He brought in at least 15 pointless, absurd, newbies…CHECK!

Joe
Joe

Not that I owe YOU any explanation, he wrote the great Luke storyline prior to Tony Geary’s exit, which was all based on GH history. That’s one storyline for you. CHECK! He’s watched the show for years before becoming a writer.

I was simply making a statement, not asking for some debate fueled by your anger. Jeez!

JMB
JMB

Please cast Susan Lucci. She would be perfect as Rachel’s mother. Thank you.

Dylan
Dylan

Shouldn’t us fans at LEAST know who Rachel is…before her stunt casted mother makes an appearance???

Shay
Shay

What do you mean, Dylan? Rachel is THE Rachel Berlin, daughter of Raymond Berlin, and apparently, Naomi Dreyfus Berlin. What more do you want or need to know???? (LOL….) And oh, you’re welcome for the Anne Logan post!!!

Dylan
Dylan

LMAO!!!! So….they hire a popular daytime vet……drag out her identity for a year, and then make her a nobody. Kind of seems to be the standard with this regime. I had a hard time believing in the past that soap writers got royalties for new characters they create, as soaps dont go into reruns and syndication like primetime soaps, so they dont earn royalties as such. But there must be some form of financial compensation for them when they do create pointless newbies, or else why would they do it?? These four remaining soaps are on life support, so why are the writers so hellbent on ignoring the wishes of fans, and flooding these shows with people who have no connection to the core of the show? Any one of these new characters could have had the last name Hardy, Webber, Ward, Quartermaine, Scorpio, Baldwin, etc. Same with DAYS. They keep casting big name female actresses in these absurd throwaway roles that go nowhere. Madison, Serena, Summer, etc. Etc. I will use Sarah Brown as a prime example. In 1996, she burst on the scene as Carly. Thanks to layered, intelligent, sophisticated writing that utilized beloved veterans to facilitate her character, she soared!!! She won Emmys, critical acclaim, and accolades! When she left GH, soaps were chomping at the bit to grab her, but had no plan in place. ATWT cast her as some nobody named Julia, and she was gone within a year. Bold and Beautiful snagged her to play a nobody named Aggie….terrible name too…and she faded away in a year. GH brought her back as a mob moll…well, we all know how that ends on GH…a violent end. Then DAYS brought her on as another nobody named Madison. Again, within a year, she met her maker. Soaps have proven time and.time and.time and.time again that a big name from another show does not make one bit of difference if the writing is not there. The old saying If it aint on the page, it aint.on the stage is SO true!! Fans have been clamoring for the character of Sarah Horton for SO long.on DAYS, it doesnt even matter that at this point the character should be about 50. Fans would accept any actress over 30 playing this.part. She is almost the modern day equivalent of Bobby Martin from AMC, who went upstairs to wax his skis and was never seen or heard from again. Kassie DePaiva should have been cast as Sandy Horton, and she could have had some.longevity on the show as a member of the core family. She could have been bestie cousins with Hope and Jen, she could have had any number of children, and any kind of history. I knew Kassie would bring her A game to Eve, but I said from the get go it was woeful miscasting, and that she wouldnt last. First of all, she is two years older than the actress who played Eve’s mother back in the 80’s.… Read more »

Shay
Shay

So well put, my eloquent Dylan! I’ve little to add, except since you mentioned Kassie de Paiva, I’ve long thought that she would have made a much more palatable Nina on GH….less OTT, more subtle and generally easier to take overall…..just a thought. Oh, and you sound like a wonderful server….hope you get the big tips!

Patrick
Patrick

I VOTE : Anna Kathryn Holbrook : ex-Sharlene Frame Hudson ; Another World (58)

I VOTE: Elizabeth Kiefer: ex-Blake Marler; Guiding Light (54)

is this for Rachel ? Griffin ?

Mary SF
Mary SF

Big Name– Sally Fields
Primetime Soap– Judith Light from Dallas reboot
Cancelled Soap- Anna Stuart
On Another Soap but worth stealing– Judith Chapman

Alexis Davis Jerome
Alexis Davis Jerome

Judith Light from OLTL- emmy-award winning ex-prostitute Karen. She was electrifying and I don’t mean like Ivy on B&B- she also gave Michael Fairman his first job as an actor- not gave but assisted. I would love a daytime actress to receive the role- who played Mary Ryan- the original- or the woman who left CSI Marg Helgenberger was on Ryan’s Hope as well. I guess big name actress means prime-time or movies? And hopes of drawing in more viewers but damn I want our daytime gals to have work. I did enjoy Donna Mills- what about one of the other cast from Knotts Landing?

Rose
Rose

I first saw Judith on the Dallas reboot. OMG…what a performance. She would even bring Carly and Sonny to their knees. Agree…give the role to the great day-time ladies who have been bringing it to their roles for years.

CeeCee
CeeCee

All great, Mary….every single one!!!

David
David

Erika Slezak or Robin Strasser would be THE BEST!!!

Terri
Terri

Yes to either of these talented women!

kaffen
kaffen

Megan Mullahy..As Sams aunt or Lizzy mother

CeeCee
CeeCee

Aha! Megan is hilarious, Kaffen. Love her. She would bring some spice to the equation.

PJ
PJ

Hmm, I’d say Susan Lucci , Erika Slezak or Robin Strasser. I’d REALLY like to see the interaction between Robin and Kathleen Gati (Dr. O) . If they were casting for a woman of color, I’d say Nechell Nichols, Leslie Uggums, Diahann Carroll, or Angela Bassett

Dylan
Dylan

Diahann Carroll is what now, 93??? Can we get off the 1986 Dynasty Train, and focus on TODAY????

Patty McEntire
Patty McEntire

Some of us still ride the old trains and don’t need a conductor.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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Make sure to check out Benard’s new site, and let us know if you might be picking up one of the “State of Mind” shirts for yourself via the comment section below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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Airdates: 10-8 & 11, 2019

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