Get ready to see a whole new side of GENERAL HOSPITAL star Ryan Carnes (Lucas) when he stars in the new thriller, Mommy Group Murder, premiering Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime! “It’s a very different character than Lucas,” he confided to Soaps In Depth, urging his GH fans to tune in. “There’s a lot of drama going on in this movie, so if they like drama and they like being scared a little bit and having a few jumps here and there, then I think it’s something they’d really enjoy!”
In the film, Carnes plays Ryan, a husband trying to keep his family together. “Ryan has a wife who is dealing with postpartum depression and also recently just lost her mother,” the actor previewed. “And not to mention just had a newborn child, so it’s a lot. And he really makes it a priority to make sure he’s supportive of his wife and taking care of her and make sure that things aren’t getting worse before they get better. And I think he’s maybe an unusual character in this type of film because without giving too much away, he does end up doing the right thing.”
Of course, being a Lifetime movie, the emotional family drama takes a turn when Ryan’s wife, Natalie, played by THE ORIGINALS star Leah Pipes, joins a local mommy group to help deal with the stress and learns that membership comes with a very high price. “It’s about this couple and their new family expanding and trying to find their rhythm,” Carnes explained, “and then the mommy group comes into play and the wheels fall off from there!”
The cast also includes DAYS OF OUR LIVES alum Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail) as Maria, and the two soap stars found the fast-paced film shoot a breeze. “I had a couple scenes with Kate,” Carnes revealed. “But we shot the movie in such a short period of time that we were pretty much all there on the set at the same time. We were moving really quickly. But it was a really smooth shoot. The crew was one of the best crews that I’ve ever worked with. Everybody worked together really well.”
Before you tune in to Lifetime to see the result of all that hard work, click here to check out a trailer of the exciting thriller. And for more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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