Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) may want to circle Saturday, May 14, on their calendars! That’s the day she sheds Sam’s black wardrobe and sexy image to play Rob Estes‘ dumped girlfriend in the Hallmark Channel’s original movie, Edge Of The Garden. “Rob plays my fiancé. He meets another girl and he leaves me!” Monaco says. “She gets really mad and goes to his house. She finds this locket and gets all pissed off. But,” Monaco interjects with a hardy laugh, “I don’t take my clothes off, so I was really excited for that! I was, ‘Mom! I booked a movie and I don’t even have to get naked!'”
On a more serious note, Monaco notes the high quality of the Hallmark brand. “Hallmark makes good movies. I had so much fun. I wish I were in it more than I was, but they couldn’t because of my [GH] schedule,” she laments. “I could only commit to seven shooting days. But it’s fun, it’s cute, and we had a good time shooting it.” And the bonus? “It was cool to do something different and actually get to wear my hair in a ponytail and wear clothes in color. I had a red dress on! It was awesome!”
Edge Of The Garden, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, will debut this Saturday, May 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.