GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Rick Springfield (ex-Noah) will soon turn up on Lifetime’s DROP DEAD DIVA playing you guessed it! a bad boy rocker with some big-time problems. In the episode, titled “First Date,” front man Liam Summers has legal drama stemming from his habit of trashing hotel rooms and comes to the firm for help. Might Jane and new hire Belinda prevent his irresponsible behavior from putting the band’s next big tour at risk? “There’s all sorts of reasons why Liam thinks he’s getting kicked out of the band,” Springfield previews. “You’ll find out later on why that actually is.”
“Brooke Elliott (Jane) is a doll,” Springfield says of working with the series’ star. “She did some really funny takes.” But for the performer, in addition to getting some “meaty scenes,” the best part of doing the appearance was getting to work with fellow guest star Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, who plays the band’s manager. When part of the shoot was postponed due to snow, the two had to make fast travel plans. “We both had to go to Nashville, and all the flights were canceled, so he gave me a ride back on his tour bus,” the Grammy winner reveals, grinning. “We wrote a song musicians don’t like to waste time! I’m gonna see him next month… I want to write more with him.”
Tune in to catch Springfield’s episode on Sunday, March 30, at 9 p.m. EST. For more on what the multi-talented man is up to including details on his soon-to-be released novel catch his upcoming Keeping Track feature in Soaps In Depth.