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Veronica Cartwright To Appear In Secret Role On General Hospital

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Now here’s an intriguing bit of casting news out of General Hospital. According to an item from EW.com, Veronica Cartwright (Aliens, L.A Law) will appear on the ABC daytime drama series in a secret role.

The tidbit on her part that was revealed is that she will share scenes with Maura West (Ava Jerome).

Cartwright’s first episode will air sometime in early July and it will be a five episode arc.

Last seen in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,. Cartwright has worked in TV and film since 1961 amassing a huge amount of acting credits including the motion pictures: Witches of Eastwick, The Right Stuff, plus the above mentioned credits.

So what would Cartwright’s mystery role have to do with Ava J.?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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I Never heard of her.. So- eehh
I never heard of this guy, Brody Lovett, either.
But- I got an email telling he’s coming to GH for a long stay.. he’s from OLTL..
I hope he won’t be Dante or Nichols..
He best be a new whoever.

Timmm
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Timmm

Brody Lovette, the new Lucky?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Laura DOES need her son Lucky–and her son Nickolas.

Celia
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Celia

Hello, T,
Great guess, I’d say—-Lucky….Ava’s new love interest?

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Oh, please, no. . . . I love Ava, but . . . no, let’s keep Lucky out of her orbit, please. How about Lucky comes back and rescues Liz from the clutches of Franco?

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree, a Lucky, Liz, Franco triangle.

JJ would ONLY come back if Tony were still there so yeah, lets recast Lucky and move forward.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Michael—I just threw Lucky in there for kicks—-I know who he is but, I wasn’t watching when he was a permanent fixture on GH. I agree with you—I like Franco ( sort of) and I love Miss Lizzie, but separately. This must be the most boring couple!! Seriously!! I don’t know Lucky’s personality. However, I do know Ava’s….. she bresthes sexy “fayah” from every pore—-she’s all woman!! Not too many men have the power to tame the Sinuous Siren!! I would think Kevin, with his gentlemanly comportment, hides a beast ( in a loving but arduous way—not a’ la… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

That would be fine with me. JJ is clearly not coming back, and it’s time to accept that and recast. Mark Lawson would be a fine choice.

Sonniorsolita
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Sonniorsolita

If Mark Lawson (the actor who played Brody) is coming to GH, that would be fantastic news. He’s charming, funny and likable and also can play serious stuff. I would tune in again to see him!

Sugarbehr
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Sugarbehr

Look up Veronica on IMDB. A storied career. Maybe you should get out more.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi su000. Veronica starred in a movie which went into wide release the very same day GH first aired, April 1st, 1963…The Birds, in which she played Cathy. In the movie Cathy turned 11, but in real life the actress turned 13 and cast and crew threw her a party on set. I’ve always liked her. She was good in Alien, but many of her scenes were cut, most likely so as not to upstage the star, the wife/or would be wife of that movie’s director. Possibly my favorite movie starring her was the first remake of Invasion of the… Read more »

su000
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su000

Hi !! 🙂
those movies were before my time on earth, but-
I saw a ‘Body Snatchers’ movie, a new version I assume, and it was very good..and it had a totally new cast I’d imagine.
4ever DAYS, visit more often 🙂

Harry
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Harry

SuOO, the classic movies are before EVERYBODY’s time! I know you like to remind everyone how young you think you are but this line is getting, ahem, rather OLD! George Washington was before my time too but I do know he was our first president of the United States. You are missing out by electing not to watch Hitchcock masterpieces like The Birds, Vertigo and Rear Window. Check out TCM–they are always playing brilliant classic movies.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL! Perfect response, Harry (no offense, Su). But…ditto!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, 4ever,
Thanks for that info-❤️—–THE BIRDS!! Of course!! No wonder she looks so familiar. I simply couldn’t place her—I have seen every Hitchcock movie.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hello, Celia! I’m happy I came back to this thread to see your response. I don’t get notices like I should. I hope you’re doing well, cc. I miss the old version of Michael’s site. This one is harder (and slower) for me to navigate, but I’ll check in every once in a while. BTW, I have almost every Hitchcock movie on DVD, and on ‘The Birds’ DVD special features, Veronica is interviewed and shows a signed drawing from Hitch to her for her 13th birthday with the words “To Veronica, the woman I love.” I’m happy that didn’t turn… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Awwww, 4ever—-so glad to ‘see’ you here—it’s been a while!! Yes, MF’s ‘new version’ seems to be somewhat more impersonal, but it’s nice to still be in touch , albeit not as frequently. As yourself, my grandparents have an endless stash of every film ever made—-they were cinephiliacs, equipped with gigantic TV screen and seats—their basement looks like a movie theater; including TV shows—drama, comedy, cartoons, sit-coms—-everything and anything under the sun!! And, Hitchcock is at the top of the list!! I hope you have been well yourself—- I know Days is your fave,…..I do hope it picks up some… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Brody ( I remember him from OLTL) has a gorgeous face, SusieQ—-a bit too short, for my taste. Perfect for Lulu; but, not as a Dante recast. He could be one of the “dates” she has lined up as part of her effort to “catch a thief”?
I don’t know who the lady is, either—-but she’s beautiful–those eyes!!

Jimh
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Jimh

su..have you been on another planet-lol..dont you know anybody-lol

su000
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su000

hi Jimh..
I was never a big watcher of TV.. and most all those people were before I was on earth, I think LOL
And there was no TV in Iraq.
But- y’all will fill me in on who is who.

Jimh
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Jimh

su..if you never know who someone is..just Google and read about them…sometimes i dont know who someone is so i check them out=and a few times i still dont know who they were-lol

Harry
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Harry

Jim, what is Google? I have never heard of it. It must be before my time.

su000
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su000

Harry ! No worries, I’m here for you 🙂 Google got its start in 1996 — but it wasn’t called that at first. The company originated with an idea formulated by Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page, who were both Stanford PhD students at the time. They came up with BackRub, a revolutionary search engine that would rank web pages based on how many other web pages linked back to them, a process they called PageRank. The BackRub name didn’t last long. They quickly decided that a “googol” — the number one with a hundred zeroes after it — better… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

may this; PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE see a NEW LEASE and/or simply a refluffing of this mega-watt femme fetale … after all that Kevin/Ryan edge… what else can she want? Ava will adorn the cover of Crimson… is now embroiled AND sizzling with Veronica Cartright… this dame struck gold : “The Birds” w/Suzanne Pleshette and Tippi Hedren ; AND ran the gamut w/ “The witches of EAstwick” Cher, Michelle Pfieffer, Susan Sarandon. Veronica Cartwright is truly that character actor who holds her own. “love her” no one, will ever forget mother Ava w/Kiki. EVER. this was a magical mother/daughter it’s really… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

“Carson” is almost as boring as “Jasam.” & The Hair-Flippin’, Stomping, “Ya Know” Laura Wright is almost as unbearable as her Creepy Boy Toy. She adds “ya know” at the end of every sentence.
Now Maura, I love Maura!

su000
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su000

hi DMRR..
before the writers went ape crazy with Ava, I wanted Sonny and Ava coupled..
The merging of a Jerome and Corinthos would have been blasting! And- never boring.
Sonny and Ava a true dramatic soap couple, for sure.
Sonny and Carly are a total zero ..

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

That would have been dynamite, I must admit, su000.

DMRR
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DMRR

I love Maura West. Ava is a great character, has chemistry with everyone.

Harry
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Harry

“Peter and Maxie are the most exciting, riveting, romantic soap couple ever!” said no one ever. The same is true of Jason and Sam. They keep saying, “OH it’s so wonderful to be together again and not keep it a secret.” I was never cognizant that Sam and Jason were apart. It’s like they are trying to breathe in conflict into JASAM in order to make them exciting–they’re even hitching a ride on the Shiloh Train with the hope that it might make this positively somnolent coupling wake up. It’s not working!

DMRR
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DMRR

Poor Kirsten Storms is being saddled by “The Boyfriend.” He is so creepy and smarmy. Laura Wright’s attempting at propping him up have failed BIG time. Jason & Sam are so boring. The Dawn of the Dead storyline is a dud. I did laugh at the Alexis & Diane scenes, and I like Neil. Julian is being saddled by Kim “Zero.” It’s so disappointing, what this show has become.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like Wes (Peter). A lot. Great looking and I love his demeanor. I think, unfortunately, that Kristen Storm as Maxi has lost her edge. I don’t know if it’s Kristen or if it’s the current lack of writing for Maxi but there’s nothing left of the bubbly, fun character Maxi used to be. I get that she’s older now and has suffered loss…but she just hasn’t had much of anything to do/sayand when she does it’s just flat. And it seems that the writers are determined to make Maxi/Peter as asexual as a couple can be. If they’re not… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

They are boring; although, I can’t think of any couple that has chemistry…?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi DMRR; I think Chase and Willow have fantastic chemistry; also like Kevin and Laura. And I LOVE the new shrink, Neal, and think he and Alexis would be great together.

DMRR
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DMRR

Oh, I like the new shrink, too! WOW!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yes! There’s just something about him…his dry wit, sarcasm and intelligence. Patience. Demeanor…great character! He’s the normal in the midst of crazy. 😉

Satan
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Satan

Whiny Heiny is a ridiculous character and the writing for him is even more ridiculous. Example, last week there was a scene where he & Maxie were discussing a potential “unauthoirized” visit to the WSB facility where Dante is supposedly going through deprogramming or therapy or whatever it is. (Hopefully the one thing he is NOT going through is a recast, but that’s a whole other thread) Heiny thinks this would be a bad idea, because Maxie’s dad is the head of the WSB and certainly her face would be in their database. Which is true, of course. But an… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Satan: Peter did mention his fear regarding how the WSB would view him once they actually got to the WSB headquarters; (albeit after the fact) but, I, as viewer, don’t hold Peter responsible for any of his crimes. He was emotionally abused his entire life. If the real criminals in Port Charles live a cushy little life with a cushy new kitchen, I don’t think an abused boy who grew to be an abused man should feel guilty for anything. As for being Anna’s son? I’m holding out hope he is; and that Scorpio is his father. Robin and Peter,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@DMRR…..There is simply too much deadweight hanging around Port Charles….Kim, Peter, NuNina, Hayden (Again…really?????) and numerous other meaningless characters are dragging down the entire show…Paired with both the appalling cult and various equally lackluster storylines, GH has hit a real low. With such a great core of talented vets like Anna, Robert, Laura, Kevin, and yes, the more recent, yet incomparable, Dr. O, it’s time to return Port Charles to its former greatness and quit messing with what made it a success in the first place: mystery, adventure and a healthy dose of romance!

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

Perhaps Veronica is filling in for Ilene Kristen as Ava’s mom.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I had that thought, too. It would be a great disappointment, if so, and I would accept it only if for some reason Ilene just can’t do it (schedule conflicts, health reasons, etc.).

DMRR
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DMRR

Another actress/character that we don’t need. They are incapable and inept at writing for the onslaught of characters already on the canvas. Yet, Mr. Laura Wright continues to have “storylines” (boring, as they may be), love interests (zero chemistry), and a ticket to the GH Convention and meet & greets (brought to you by his mama bear girlfriend). SAD.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

It’s 5 episodes. Calm down.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

is there any way that she might be Ava’s mother?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Delia Ryan is Ava’s mother.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Ryan & Kevin’s mother?

Patrick
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Patrick

^^^^ your idea ; could be HUGE

read on the ABC soap mag. an unexpected turn you never saw coming… and the cover had a pic of Jon Lindstrom’ Kevin

who knows ? i’m just so jazzed that this keeps a vet… who’s sterling ACT is triggering and cementing his LEAD ACTOR qualified

no?

he ups the ante on so… – many – levels for ALL fans

just Wow!

Satan
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Satan

Nope. Just checked. Mrs. Chamberlain is still in Hell where she belongs.

Alberto Guajardo
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Alberto Guajardo

A recast for Delia, Ava’s mom?

knotsamc
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knotsamc

hope not

Louise
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Louise

Ava’s mom maybe

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Oh please, please do not let her be Ryan and Kevin’s child abusing mother. I don’t know if I could bear watching something of that nature.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Just 5 episodes??

Jimh
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Jimh

She be Kevin/Ryans cray cray mom who thinks Ava has been taken over by body snatches who invade PC and turned her into an Alien-lol

Renee
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Renee

Brody Lovett, I think was his name on OLTL.But, I may remember it wrong.

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Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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On Thursday, Wactor shared his ‘thanks’ to all the loyal GH fans who took the journey with him and his on-screen alter-ego via a video post on his Instagram account.

Johnny expressed: “It’s been a couple days since the demise of Brando Corbin in Port Charles as we know it.  And I have to tell ya, I have been so blown away by the reaction from the fans.  I had no idea that you guys cared so much about my character. I’m so grateful for the outpour of questions and support. I’ve always said, that the fans of General Hospital are the greatest fans in the world and I truly believe that and this is just further evidence of that.”

Social media was abuzz when Brando suddenly died following successful surgery after being attacked by the ‘hook’.  Some fans felt Wactor’s presence will be sorely missed; while others shared that they felt Brando was not a necessary character.

Wactor took all of the comments like a champ and in his video message added: “Whether you were excited to see Brando Corbin killed off, or outraged and have questions, man, I’m just so lucky to have been on this show, truly.”

As he concluded his ‘thank you’s’, Johnny let GH viewers know he does have some other projects that you will see him in very soon, sharing: “Thank you so much for letting me bring Brando Corbin to life.  Thank you for caring, and thank you for all the support and the well-wishes for my future endeavors, whether that’s back in Port Charles at some point, or another show, or other films … which there’s some coming.”

Lastly, Johnny added, “I’ll miss ya, and you enjoy the rest of the week.”

Watch Wactor’s heartfelt message below.

So, where do you stand with the decision to kill off Brando? Glad the character is off the canvas, or sad to see him go? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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