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GH Fave Carolyn Hennesy Joins The Cast Of Netflix's Gilmore Girls!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

We all know she is one of the most busy actresses in Hollywood, and now General Hospital’s Carolyn Hennesy can add yet another intriguing project and series to her impressive resume!

News from Variety has that Hennesy, who plays the recurring role of legal eagle, Diane Miller on the ABC daytime drama series, has nabbed recurring role in Netflix upcoming revival of Gilmore Girls!

Carolyn has been cast as Toni, a member of The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).  The part is described as: “upper-crust, someone who likes to keep things orderly and does not appreciate dissension, Toni has been in the ‘club”’for years with Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop).

Primetime fans are also very familiar with Hennesy’s work from her role on Cougar Town, Revenge and more!

So, excited to hear Carolyn is appearing in Gilmore Girls?  Do you want to see her on General Hospital more often as well?  Comment below!

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Mo
Mo

I thought it had already been filmed.

jacque
jacque

So talented…

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

Diane wasnt at the trial..

Kevin
Kevin

No, she wasn’t there. Don’t recall an explanation, but that escaped my attention!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Love her as Diane…great character! But I think she’s a bit typecast…she’s always “upper crust”…even in True Blood she was an elite vampire with a haughty air.LOL. Still, always welcome on my screen! Love Gilmore Girls!

Celia
Celia

I love her, too, Rebecca. And, I have watched every single episode of GILMORE GIRLS. Plus reruns!!
I thought some segments of the original episodes ( at the time) were actually filmed in Hartford, Ct, as I am very familiar with the area. It looked like the business center of that city.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hey CeeCee…Sunday morning…drinking tea and replying to you. But it’s 7am…my precious cat woke me up so here I am! LOL…of course now that she’s had her little breakfast she’s snoring away…and I can’t fall back to sleep!

From what I read the pilot (of the original series) was shot in Ontario…the rest in the Burbank Ca studio. But!…it was based off a picturesque, idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut (so it was based on a town in Conn similar to what you indicated) where the writer visited and stayed in a beautiful inn. She said she was so taken by small town life and the way the people all knew each other…that the inspiration for the Gilmore Girls was born.

I just found a show, of all places on the Hallmark Channel…never really watched that channel…but it’s a beautifully shot show in Maryland. It’s called “Chesapeake Shores” and stars Diane Ladd, Treat Williams (don’t know if you are familiars with either of these actors..they’re fantastic and both very acclaimed…she’s 72, plays the grandmother and Treat’s in his 50s as the father.) Also stars Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory…beautiful actress who plays Little Red Riding Hood in “Once a upon A Time” (another show I love). Anyway, Chesapeake shores is stunning visually and white it has more serious drama than “Gilmore Girls”…they’re similar in a quaint town, picturesque, family oriented vibe.

Happy Sunday!

Celia
Celia

Hey, Rebecca.
Yes, most towns north of Bridgeport– west of the river, ( Avon, West Hartford, Simsbury, Canton, Farmington; to name a few) in Ct are quaint. Some ‘cuter’ and more affluent than others. Hartford is the capital and a very urban city…..sort of lacks the special ‘serenity’ one assumes all towns and cities in Ct possess.
But, overall, Ct is one of the wondrous states, for sure.
Oh, I knew GILMORE GIRLS filmed mainly in California, and I am also very familiar with Markham, Ontario.
Nonetheless, I was impressed how well Hartford was depicted—-when the residents of Stars Hollow ‘visited’ downtown. The buildings actually looked authentic.
Another show that actually filmed in CT was JUDGING AMY, starring Amy Brenneman, whose parents actually graduated from Harvard Law school…..but, the family is from Ct and Amy was born in Glastonbury. Do you remember that show? I absolutely loved it….I used to watch with my mother until I went off to school and beyond….but, I continued watching.
I love Connecticut…mostly all New England States……but, CT is my favorite.
I think Carolyn will fit in perfectly with the ‘uppity’ crowd, LOL. Superlative addition. Later.

Timmm
Timmm

To smug for me, I hope this means she stays off GH!

Soaphound
Soaphound

This is great news! I’ve watched every episode of GILMORE GIRLS (like many others, I’m sure) and Carolyn will be a perfect addition. I can imagine the barbs flying between she and Kelly Bishop, who was criminally robbed of Emmy nominations year after year so that the SAME PEOPLE could win. Emily Gilmore was/is one of my favorite TV characters, so I can’t wait to revisit her and this wonderful show.

Lisa
Lisa

I just love her!! She is perfect as Diane Miller and wish that she was on more often.

Brenda Garces
Brenda Garces

Diane should have been at Julians trial then he would be behind bars

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Diane is a defense attorney; not a prosecutor. She’s always on the side of the criminals.

kevin
kevin

Love her on GH and would like to see her more on GH. I think she is a great actress.

Robin
Robin

I just love her!!! She used to get alot more air time on gh than she does now….every time she’s on is a treat!!!

Laura
Laura

I really miss her on GH. She is such a talented actress. Congratulations on getting a part on the Gilmore Girls but I really would love to see her more on GH. GH better not lose her like they have with the others.

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

This woman is amazing! She’s one of GH’s true treasures. More Diane please!

Rose
Rose

Love Carolyn having the different opportunities to spread her wings just as long as she is still a part of GH.

Shay
Shay

Amen to that, Rose! Have you ever noticed that the good ones like Carolyn too often get away from Port Charles and we’re left with the same old characters played by those less in demand elsewhere????

Sigrid :)
Sigrid :)

She’s great!!! I love seeing her on various things, but my favorite role is as Diane on GH. She should be on there more!! She was hilarious on Jessie, too! Just a great all around actress and a pleasure to watch on anything.

Donna Dykema
Donna Dykema

I am THRILLED! One of my favorite actresses on my ALL TIME FAVORITE NIGHTTIME SHOW!!!

Ricky nihan
Ricky nihan

Love her i want her as the next COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Ricky nihan
Ricky nihan

Plz more Diane

caroldee
caroldee

If she had been at the trial for Julian on GH.. She would have stopped Alexis from testifying. That is why she was not written into that episode. I love her work on the show whenever she is on.. YES I agree.. she would be WONDERFUL on Kiefer Sutherland’s show.. Designated Survivor.

Letemeatc8ke
Letemeatc8ke

Congrats!
That’s awesome. I hope we don’t lose her as Dianne. She’s truly a bright spot on GH, for me.

Amy
Amy

Love her as Diane on GH I hope that they leave her part open Alexis needs her friend‼️ But I wish her well in what ever she does she is a classy lady

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