Fans may be sorry to see Michelle Stafford leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL, but the actress wants to make sure they know that the role of Nina is in very good hands! She and her replacement, Cynthia Watros, hung out on May 6 and got along famously! “I had the best afternoon with this beautiful soul,” Watros declared.
Stafford shared a couple of the selfies they took together and wished the new Nina well as Watros steps into the role she created on GH back in 2014. “I have loved this girl and her talent from afar for so many years,” she enthused. “I can say that I ‘Shared a character’ with her. You are spectacular in every way, Cynthia. Go get ‘em, gorgeous beauty!”
The two Emmy winners just missed each other over on CBS sudser THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Stafford left her role of Phyllis just before Watros joined the soap as Kelly in 2013. Watros is also beloved by CBS Daytime fans for her memorable stint as Annie Dutton on GUIDING LIGHT in 1997-98 that earned her the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy Award.
“I can’t wait to join the talented cast and crew of GH,” Watros said after the news broke of her taking over the role of Nina. And as viewers look forward to her making her debut in Port Charles, it sounds like Stafford will be watching as well to see how the recast makes the role her own! Stay tuned to see for yourself, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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