HomeTagsComings & GoingsBREAKING NEWS: Lynn Herring Joins ATWT; “GH Never Called” Regan Cellura June 9, 2009 34 Comments TVGuide Magazine has the exclusive news. As The World Turns has cast General Hospital, Port Charles and DAYS alum Lynn Herring (ex-Lucy Coe, GH/PC; ex-Lizanne, DAYS) as Audrey "the gold-digging mother of cut-up Henry Coleman (Trent Dawson). She hits the air July 24." Do you have any idea how badly people have wanted you back on the soap scene? It’s been too long. I have missed it so much, but GH has never called. Eventually I figured, “Well, OK, I guess I’m outta that role.” That’s why it was such a compliment to get the phone call from [ATWT exec producer] Chris Goutman. I guess I really needed to get back to work. I’d find myself creating soap-opera scenarios in my mind while I was out on the hill feeding the cows. “Hmm…that flirty red one sure looks like she likes the bull today…” When you start doing that you know it’s time to start acting again. Herring will have a six to eight week run on the CBS sudser. Be sure to check out the entire interview as she reveals her interest in the roll of Jill on The Young and the Restless during Jess Walton‘s tense contract talks and how she feels about General Hospital never picking up the proverbial phone. Fans of GH and Port Charles may get a little excited about a possible Lucy-Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) reunion as Lindstrom is currently on ATWT in the role of Craig Montgomery. 34 Responses Revafan001 June 9, 2009 Finally ATWT’s cast a good role with a good actor!!! Only if they would bring back old favorites too! Log in to Reply Regan Cellura June 9, 2009 Definitely ATWT’s gain… Lynn is fantastic! Log in to Reply miketom765 June 9, 2009 I f-ing live for freakin Lucy Coe(Lynn Herring) one of my favorite actresses ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a reason to watch ATWT!!! I’m so excited…. Log in to Reply Luke Kerr June 9, 2009 Lynn Herring as a gold digger…who has more gold in Oakdale than Craig Montgomery…is it too much to hope for a kick ass uh harem….Maura West, Cady McClain and Lynn Herring all fighting over Craig Montgomery…it’s just to much to hope. Log in to Reply miketom765 June 9, 2009 I f-ing live for freakin Lucy Coe(Lynn Herring) one of my favorite actresses ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a reason to watch ATWT!!! I’m so excited…. Log in to Reply goyankees June 9, 2009 Gasp!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! As a FORMER VIEWER of GH, (and disgusted – -but not suprised ‘they’ didn’t call) I say KUDOS to ATWT!!!!! I loved, loved, loved Lucy!! I remember that scene where her librian bun came down, the glasses came off and our DIVA WAS BORN! Will she be bringing Sigmund, the Duck with her??? GH Sucks. Log in to Reply josser June 9, 2009 Hooray! Maybe there’s some hope for ATWT!! Just think, Lucy and Kevin reunited!!! Log in to Reply ynroltljunkie2009 June 9, 2009 Why is half the cast of Port Charles on ATWT now? LOL. But seriously, I am so happy to see Lynn Herring back on soaps but as Henry’s mother? A bit of a stretch there but I’ll play along with it just to see my Lucy Coe back on the TV screen. SHAME on GH for not calling Lynn but it’s no surprise. GH is now The Maurice Benard Show no strong female characters need apply. Log in to Reply podcastjunkie June 9, 2009 G.H. never called because G.H. is just plain ole’ F-O-O-L-I-S-H! Log in to Reply appleridge June 9, 2009 Gh Loss is ATWT’s gain. Never thought Id say that. I think she’d be awesome as Henry’s mom Hopefully it will be longer than 6-8 weeks Hopefully Maddie played by Alex Chando will visit as well during this time. Log in to Reply Llanview76 June 9, 2009 Well isn’t GH Jill Farren Phelps sandbox? Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe June 9, 2009 I don’t know why its surprising that GH didn’t call Lynn…. Its mobville over there. Log in to Reply thegreatescape June 9, 2009 Oh wow, ATWT really is becoming As Port Charles Turns. Every single castoff from PC/GH is now showing up on ATWT. I mean I wonder how long it’ll be before Kin Shriner and Mary Beth Evans showback up lol Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin June 9, 2009 See what annoys me the most is that Lucy could have done mob element too if you consider her background. I sort of feel like Olivia is the one taking up what could have been lucy ground. Or how about since Kate is leaving, bring in Lucy to run Crimson. She could have been paired with Mac or Sonny or even in a triangle with Luke and tracy Log in to Reply dkellergrl2001 June 9, 2009 Sigmund, the Duck Oh man…this is great news. Lynn Herring. It would be great seeing Jon and Lynn back on screen together as a couple. They were fantastic as a couple on General Hospital in the 90′s. Log in to Reply sonyab1974 June 9, 2009 YAY WELCOME BACK TO SOAP LAND LYNN!!! My mom always asks where she is. She is back!!! I don’t watch ATWT but maybe I can watch online with her scenes. To bad GH didn’t call. GH sucks now! I don’t watch GH every day. Log in to Reply elbugten June 9, 2009 TIIC @ GH are truly idiots for never calling Lynn, but I’m glad to see her back on daytime. I just wish it was on another ABC show. I don’t watch ATWT but I may have to start if there’s a possibility of a “Kevin and Lucy” reunion. They were one of my favorite couples on GH/PC and I’m sorry their “happily ever after” only lasted about 30 seconds on that show. I imagine the commute to the east coast will be a contributing factor to how long she stays in Oakdale, but here’s hoping it’s for more than 8 weeks. Log in to Reply bonobochick June 10, 2009 I adore Lynn Herring. Very good actress. I hope TPTB do her justice on this show but somehow I doubt it. I want to have hope. Log in to Reply nysam June 10, 2009 I love Lynn Herring!!! BUT how old is she playing????!?!?! Isn’t Henry pushing 40? How is she old enough to be his mother? Log in to Reply timepass June 10, 2009 Crap I will have to start watching ATWT. ::::fist in the air::::::: I curse you Regan, I curse you! Log in to Reply sonyab1974 June 10, 2009 I love Lynn Herring!!! BUT how old is she playing????!?!?! Isn’t Henry pushing 40? How is she old enough to be his mother? ====================================== Well she could of had him when she was a teenager. That’s the only way! Log in to Reply ladyofthelake June 10, 2009 GH didn’t need to call her back if they didn’t want to. So what, nobody was losing sleep over it, I sure as hell wasn’t. I wonder how Julie Pinson/Marie Wilson feel about it. Well it’s been a few years, I’m sure she’s over it. Log in to Reply ladyofthelake June 10, 2009 Let’s just say Julie Pinson wasn’t the one they initialy fired, when they were doing one out of these five people are gonna die arc. It’s been years, I’m sure it’s water under the bridge now. Julie Pinson is to busy beaming over her emmy nod to care. Log in to Reply jsg03jd June 10, 2009 So is this the blind casting item in Nelson’s latest SUDS report? I’ve missed seeing Lynn Herring. GH was a better and funnier place when she was there, unlike the mob infested misogynistic bathhouse for straight, violent and psychotic male characters Port Charles has become. Log in to Reply Sam Ford June 10, 2009 This sounds like an intriguing story idea, but wouldn’t it be awesome if ATWT were as good at bringing in former actors from THEIR OWN SHOW in this age range rather than the full cast of Port Charles? Log in to Reply appleridge June 10, 2009 I dunno if I buy Lynn Herring getting Julie Pinson fired. Lynn doesn’t seem one to throw Diva fits. Log in to Reply ladyofthelake June 10, 2009 appleridge, I buy it completely. I really can’t post why I buy it because I promised someone I wouldn’t, but I totaly buy it. Log in to Reply blackjack21 June 10, 2009 wooooooohooooooo!!! now i’m going to have to add this to my list of must sees! go ahead gh keep digging your grave while everyone else mines your talent… Log in to Reply Dariclone June 11, 2009 This seriously has me considering ditching AMC for ATWT and I’ve been watching AMC for 20 years! Log in to Reply Dariclone June 11, 2009 This seriously has me considering ditching AMC for ATWT and I’ve been watching AMC for 20 years! Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 June 11, 2009 I hope that this will push Paul and Meg out of town. Log in to Reply josser June 10, 2009 sonyab1974, In the world of soaps, many of the actors who play parent and child are only 5 to 10 years different in age: daniel and Phyllis Ridge and Eric Jackie and Nick (who looks older than his mother!) Log in to Reply josser June 10, 2009 Ladyofthelake, Did Pinson and Herring have a bad relationship while on Port Charles? Log in to Reply ConqueringBlue June 10, 2009 “This sounds like an intriguing story idea, but wouldn’t it be awesome if ATWT were as good at bringing in former actors from THEIR OWN SHOW in this age range rather than the full cast of Port Charles?” It’s the same way Frons at ABC is determined to keep stealing CBS stars. It’s a war between the networks, and it’s probably what’s killing daytime tv. People who watch ATWT would rather see old fan faves from THAT SHOW return, rather than a big name actor from another network. Just like people who watch GH or AMC would rather see their faves return rather than a big name actor from a CBS show. It’s not really bringing in a huge audience from the other network, so why try so hard? Instead of Lynn Herring joining ATWT, Frons should’ve gone out of his way to bring her back to GH (which desperately needs her heart and light-heartedness right now). I’ve been wanting Lucy Coe to end up being Spinelli’s mother for years now. Oh well, I guess it’s GH’s loss. It’s good to see her back at work though, she was always terrific. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.