When Briana Lane took the job of filling in as Brook Lynn on GENERAL HOSPITAL while portrayer Amanda Setton was off on maternity leave, she had no idea that her brief run would land her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series! “I’m honestly still in shock,” she admitted to Digital Journal. “It was a total honor to just get cast on GH, fill in for the mega-talented Amanda Setton, and then get nominated?! It’s more than I could’ve ever imagined and I am so grateful.”
Although Lane was only on GH for a short time, that made her eligible for the Guest Performer category, and obviously, the Blue Ribbon panel liked what they saw in her submission reels, awarding her an Emmy nomination! But she also credits her castmates for helping her slip into the role and allow her to deliver the performances that earned her this recognition. “Working with Wally Kurth (Ned) was a damn dream,” she declared. “Wally is not only such a gifted actor but he is so generous and kind. He likes to rehearse before so when we got to taping, I always felt so prepared and supported by him — it felt like we were such a team. He made it so easy to act opposite him that it always felt so seamless and fulfilling.”
Setton has since returned from maternity leave and reclaimed her role in time to continue Brook Lynn’s storyline, but Lane is still keeping busy, working on new music as part of the duo Cadeaux that should be released this summer. And she’s also grateful for the support and love that the GH fans have given her since her brief stint on the soap. “Thank you for all your kindness,” she declared. “I read every single one of your tweets and comments and they mean the world to me. It’s been so validating hearing what you all have to say.”
Be sure to tune in to the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday, June 25, to see if Lane takes home the trophy, and you can also show your support by voting for her in the Guest Performer category in our special Daytime Emmy poll. And don’t forget to keep checking back at SoapsInDepth.com for updates on Lane’s career, especially that new music!
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