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Vanessa Marcil Opens up About Returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL


It’s been a decade since we’ve seen Brenda in Port Charles but many fans would still love to see Vanessa Marcil return to GENERAL HOSPITAL to reprise the role once more. So when the popular actress did a live Zoom chat with fans through Coastal Entertainment on Feb. 10, naturally the question of whether or not she would come back again came up!

“My gosh,” Marcil admitted, as transcribed by SoapHub, “well, you know, I will eventually. Like, there’s no way that it won’t happen. You know, I hate to even say the thing, so I won’t say the thing, but it’ll happen eventually.”

Marcil’s big break came when she was cast as Brenda Barrett on GH back in 1992 and launched her career in show business which led to multiple roles in film and television. “I wouldn’t have a career, [my family] wouldn’t have the beautiful lives we have if they hadn’t given me my first shot there, so I’ll always honor where I came from,” she declared. “But in addition to that, I just love that character so much. She’s such a multilayered, incredible character that I think was very ahead of her time.”

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Lots of viewers would love to see Sonny and Brenda together again!Cathy Blaivas/ABC

Plus, the actress would love the chance to once again share the screen with her dear friend Maurice Benard (Sonny). “The fact that Maurice is always still there,” Marcil admitted, “makes it a no-brainer because I couldn’t go back and work opposite a Sonny recast or some of these crazy things that happened to some characters.”

Marcil has popped back into Port Charles for the occasional visit, earning three Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work over the years and taking home the trophy in 2003. The last time she reprised the role of Brenda was back in 2013 for GH’s 50th anniversary, so it would be perfect if she came back to the soap for its 60th this year. While another return doesn’t currently appear to be in the cards, in the world of soaps you never know what might happen! So keep checking for all the latest news!

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