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Laura Wright Interview – General Hospital – Paley Center For Media

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks) chatted with Michael Fairman at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills celebration of the shows 50th anniversary. Laura talks on the upcoming return of Roger Howarth, Steve Burton as Carly’s best friend Jason not being around for the shows milestone, her Daytime Emmy submission for this year’s race, and what’ next with Michael and A.J. and more!

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Beacon
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Beacon

Carly – best female character in daytime?! No way in hell!!! She’s white trash. Anna Devane is the best character in soap!

TarlyFan
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be nice Beacon. it was Michael, the owner of this site and this clip, who initiated the “best female character in daytime” comment.

heidi
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heidi

Thank you Micahel!!! Laura is one of my faves and the interiew was great! You almost got her to say Morgan was coming back… but she made a quick save. Can’t wait to see what happens with Roger and Laura’s characters!!! Thank you for asking her about SB/Jason!

heidi
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heidi

They are all mentioning Jason more on GH and I am sensing a recast… unfortunately… I am not excited about ME as Jason. If I had to recast and I love SB and would rather not… I would choose… only if he comes back as Jason Quartermaine and not Morgan… Roger Howarth or Trevor St. John! Please not ME.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

thank you, Michael, for doing and posting this interview. I love LW’s chemistry with RoHo. I hope they’re paired up again when he returns. I hope LW wins the Emmy again.

rebecca
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rebecca

nice interview…Laura seems down-to-earth. I always find it interesting how the viewer can “suspend their disbelief”…meaning we’re able to get engrossed in a story and a fictional character…even after seeing/hearing/meeting/reading about the actors who portray them. Of course not just in soaps, in all fictional works. I also breathe a sigh of relief…LOL…when I actually like the way an actor comes off in real life.. When I don’t…it ruins whatever story they’re in for me. Thanks Michael!

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karen endres

I love laura wrights character carly,she is strong and knows what she wants! I would love to sip on some red wine at her vineyard with her,keep up the great work on GH

Alyson
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Alyson

Love it!! Laura is THE BEST!! And Carly truly is the best character in daytime!!

tasneem
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tasneem

love Laura andRoger

TarlyFan
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TarlyFan

me too. Can’t wait to see Roger Howarth’s loving Laura Wright on screen again. I’m counting the day until May 10th.

Jenn
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Jenn

Love Laura Wright! She seems so professional and down to earth.

heidi
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heidi

If you check out Soaptown’s Loose Lips column it speculates that RH will be coming back as Alexander Quartermaine who is the son of Alexandria (Alex) Quartermaine and Anthony (Tony) Cassadine. That would be a delicious character that RH would be phenomenal at playing and he could easily get into Carly’s orbit and she could be a Q again down the road. There are other great speculations in this column that are really fun to speculate about. Soon to be five Q’s coming to the Q mansion and two are already in town… I speculate Ellie is a Q and… Read more »

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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John Reilly ‘General Hospital’ Tribute Episode Set to Air May 21st

Details have emerged on the upcoming John Reilly tribute episode of General Hospital.  The popular star passed away back on January 21st and the ABC daytime drama series had promised they would deliver a special show dedicated to the man who played Sean Donely starting back in 1984.

According to Deadline look for GH enduring stars: Genie Francis, Kristina Wagner, Finola Hughes, Jon Lindstom and John J. York to all appear in the special episode, along with Reilly’s real-life daughter, Caitlin Reilly, which had been previously announced.

The story will involve the mourning of WSB agent Sean Donely, which will set Felicia Scorpio (Wagner), Malcolm “Mac” Scorpio (York), Anna Devane (Hughes), Laura Collins (Francis) and Kevin Collins (Lindstrom) into a mystery involving Sean’s daughter, Annie (Caitlin Reilly).

General Hospital EP Frank Valentini shared in a statement: “John Reilly was an incredible actor and a large part of the 58-plus-year legacy that is ‘GH’. This episode is meant to honor him and his contribution to the show’s rich history. With so many fan favorites returning, new and longtime viewers will enjoy it. We had a lot of fun filming and I am grateful that we were also able to include his daughter. Viewers will hopefully also enjoy one more surprise return – it is just too amazing to spoil.”

Mark your calendars for May 21st when the special episode is set to air.

So, looking forward to seeing the John Reilly tribute episode, and who do you think will be the big ‘surprise’ noted by Frank Valentini? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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