USA Today has confirmed what we've been telling you in spoilers and Jamey's Blind Item, Vanessa Marcil is returning as Brenda Barrett! Bob Guza is doing his happy dance for sure.
Emmy Award-winning actress Vanessa Marcil will make her return to ABC's General Hospital in the Aug. 11 episode. Marcil will reprise the role of Brenda Barrett, which she created in 1992 and for which she won a Daytime Emmy in 2003 for outstanding supporting actress. Brenda Barrett will return to Port Charles with a big secret that, of course, is sure to wreak havoc.
Is any fan surprised that Ms. Barrett returns to Port Charles with a secret? That is typical Guza, isn't it?
Soaps fans have become accustomed to watching young stars learn how to act on the job, but it’s always interesting to hear what the stars themselves have to say about their start on soaps. In a New York Post article Julianne Moore, Kelly Ripa and Vanessa Marcil talk about their early days on soaps. Marcil remembered this about Maurice Benard,
"Maurice Benard said, 'You're cute, but you suck. What do want? Do you want to get a storyline? If you want that, you're going to have to start working hard,' " he told her.
"He taught me how to act."
It looks as if Guza may not need to be looking to the east and praying–as Jamey likes to joke– for the return of Vanessa Marcil as General Hospital’s Brenda Barrett much longer. Hot on the heels of her web series The Bannen Way cleaning up big at the 2010 Streamy Awards, Vanessa is in talks to return to GH, according to published reports.
Photo Credit: The Bannen Way
Crackle.com's juggernaut web drama The Bannen Way is continuing to dominate the Internet content awards circuit. The addictive serial has been nominated for two Webby Awards, Best Drama and Best Editing. See, I told y'all this show was the bomb! Literally...lots of explosions in this one, I bet Vanessa Marcil thought she was on the set of