TV Guide Magazine: Tell us about Suzanne. What brings her and Brenda Barrett to Port Charles?
Barbeau: She's a journalist who has seen so much tragedy in the world where children are concerned and she establishes an organization, the Alliance to Save Exploited Children, that concentrates on the victims of sex trafficking. Brenda becomes the spokesperson who's out there bringing attention to the cause and bringing in corporate endowments. One day in Rome she is attacked while appearing at a press conference. We don't know who did it but her life is clearly in jeopardy and it's pretty much up to Suzanne to take care of Brenda and make sure it doesn't happen again. Suzanne is going to hire a bodyguard who may be someone from Brenda's life back in Port Charles.
It looks like Vanessa Marcil will be getting some company this summer when she returns to General Hospital. According to TV Guide, GH has cast former Maude star Adrienne Barbeau as Suzanne Stanwyck a “tough-as-nails broad” who operates a children’s charity in Italy and “who will be closely involved” with Brenda.