General Hospital Spokesperson Says Tamara Braun Returning is “False Rumor”





Ruh roh. Apparently our friends at ABC Soaps in Depth got their wires crossed (Or did they merely jump the gun?) regarding Tamara Braun returning to General Hospital as a new character. A spokesperson for the sudser is calling the Braun news a "false rumor".

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55 Responses

  1. Avatar of llanviewlover
    llanviewlover

    Maybe the line about her returning as a NEW character is what’s false. They didn’t say outright she’s not returning to the show. Maybe she will be a recast for Kate Ward or someone else.

  2. Avatar of llanviewlover
    llanviewlover

    Maybe the line about her returning as a NEW character is what’s false. They didn’t say outright she’s not returning to the show. Maybe she will be a recast for Kate Ward or someone else.

  3. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    I love Tamara, but I don’t think she will be popping up on GH any time soon. Didn’t they learning anything from bringing Sarah Brown back? Too many talented soap actors out there to keep bringing back old actors for new roles. I heard the actress who plays Aubrey on OLTL is being considered for the role of Kate Ward.

  4. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    I am in the minority, because I enjoyed Sarah Brown’s run on GH from the beginning to the end, and I even wish they’d find a way to bring Claudia back from the dead. I don’t think the character was written THAT horribly and enjoyed Sarah in the role.

    But I wish the press would get their BLEEP together and stop reporting misinformation, getting people’s hopes up only to dash them ten seconds later.

  5. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    Yes, Alston, I agree with that. First, Mark Hapka was returning to DOOL, now he is not. First, Tamara was returning to GH, now she is not. It is just frustrating.

  6. Avatar of ckg927
    ckg927

    ABC cannot…repeat, CANNOT…be trusted with anything that comes out of their pieholes.

    How many times have we learned this lesson, people?

  7. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    Hmmm…let’s see, who do we believe? Do we believe a Soap Magazine, or do we believe LYING LIARS at ABC Daytime. Something is fishy about this.

    What if the show IS bringing back Tamara Braun in the role of CARLY, and doesn’t want any backlash at firing Laura Wright?

  8. Avatar of
    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Damn, talking about peeing on someone’s parade!!! Oh well…………………….[/quote]

    Alston – :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  9. Avatar of jlafferty23
    jlafferty23

    Alston.

    I am with you 100%, I loved Claudia, Sarah Brown played her perfectly.

    Why do I have a feeling the rumors that have been circulating are true. Rumor has it that Laura Wright is OUT and Tamara Braun is IN.

    Maybe Tamara is coming back to play Carly??

  10. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Jlafferty–

    I hope she’s not coming back to play Carly. I usually HATE recasts, but Laura Wright’s recast is one of the few that I have actually enjoyed. And while I enjoyed Tamara in the role, my feeling is “Finders keepers, losers weepers…………”

  11. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    Laura Wright is more diverse as an actress than Tamara, IMO. I love Laura and have watched her since her days as Ally Rescott on the late, great “Loving”. Tamara had her time on GH and she chose to leave.

  12. Avatar of mipeony
    mipeony

    I loved Claudia also. Would love to see her back on my screen, having clawed her way out of that grave…

    I also wouldn’t mind TB back as Carly at all. I don’t see her being Kate, but back as Carly, yeah.

  13. Avatar of jlafferty23
    jlafferty23

    Alstonboy

    I have loved all three Carly’s (that other one don’t count, cause she was a hot mess), Sarah Brown being my favorite though.

    I LOVE Laura Wright, she is a strong actress and has made Carly her own, but I also loved Tamara’s take on Carly (Tamara looks like mob wife LOL)

    So, honestly, I don’t know how to feel about it…

    GHFan777
    I think your exactly right. Rumor has been floating for awhile that a leading lady is out at GH and will be replaced by another. My guess is Laura Wright is gone and Tamara Braun is in.

  14. Avatar of emblazoned
    emblazoned

    I sure hope the speculation regarding Laura Wright is incorrect. I think she is the perfect Carly, even though I loved Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun in the role. If it is true, talk about fixing something that isn’t broken.

    TPTB at GH have much more pressing issues to deal with than recasting an amazing actress who has been one of the few the highlights of the show for the past couple years.

    If it is true, is it possible that TB is cheaper than LW? I can’t fathom any other reason for the switch.

  15. Avatar of GHfan-4now
    GHfan-4now

    I’m with the others who were thinking LW was out and TB was back in… That rumor had been floating around about the GH leading lady for months now, and Carly is as leading as you get on the show, considering her status and screentime… Not to mention, Guza being out was a rumor too, and ABC tried squashing it like a bug for a LONG time … and look where we are now. I’ve loved SJB, Tams, and LW in the role, which is rare, because I hate recasts, lol. But each one–with the exception of Carly #3 :sick: puke, puke –made the role her own, in a way that you still respected and loved the others as well. Tams was my favorite Carly by far, but that being said, ABC needs to get their shit together…

  16. Avatar of keanna
    keanna

    I would rather have Tamara back as a new character, than have her return as Carly.

    Don’t get me wrong I love Tamara, and I think she’s a great actress, and I thought her stint as Carly was good, but Laura has definitely made the role her own tenfold.

    Sounds like a “jump the gun” to me, I mean look at all the other ABC news that has come down the pipeline in the last few months, don’t ever trust a denial.

  17. Avatar of Y2Jin99
    Y2Jin99

    I highly doubt they would fire Laura Wright. Maybe Laura wants to leave and Tamara will assume the role? How about we just keep Laura as Carly bring Tamara on as a new character and bring back Sarah as Claudia.

    We all know she isn’t really in that rubble. Franco has her and just made it look like her body.

    I can hope. I still miss Claudia.

    And why not bring back Jennifer Bransford too! lol jk on that one

  18. Avatar of jockteen10
    jockteen10

    Bishbay For a moment there I got a little scared.

    As for Tamara not returning i’m not sure I believe it. Especially since it comes from the mouths of those ABC Daytime LIARS. I’m actually hoping she is coming on GH as a new character. I DO NOT however want her as Carly.(unless LW wants to leave) I FLOVE Laura Wright and her version of Carly. I’m a new viewer so I haven’t watched the other Carly’s except on youtube but TB’S version was the one I liked the most. (only based on youtube clips). But that doesn’t mean I want TB to replace LW.

  19. Avatar of
    JAQ

    I am with you Keanna…as much as I LOVED TB, and want her back, Laura Wright IS Carly. Like no other. They aren’t getting rid of her. I never for a second believed they would.
    Do I have to change my aviator again?? ;)

  20. Avatar of miztee246
    miztee246

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Jlafferty–

    I hope she’s not coming back to play Carly. I usually HATE recasts, but Laura Wright’s recast is one of the few that I have actually enjoyed. And while I enjoyed Tamara in the role, my feeling is “Finders keepers, losers weepers…………”[/quote]

    ******

    Alstonboy, I agree. I did not dislike Tamara Braun, but Laura Wright is the best incarnation of Carly. (SJB was a little too much the low-rent-ho for me, but that is how TPTB wanted to introduce Carly). Poor Jennifer Branson was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.)

  21. Avatar of miztee246
    miztee246

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Mitzee–

    I love your avatar picture. Cicely Tyson is one of the few African American actresses left that still demand the title “living legend.”[/quote]

    Thanks! Well, you already had my favorite soap actress as your avatar, so I had to go for Madam Cicely and I could not find a photo of Petronia Paley, who played Quinn on AW (waaayy back in the day) opposite Morgan Freeman. They were both architects.

    Tee~

  22. Avatar of Mione134
    Mione134

    Tamara and Sarah are the only Carlys for me.

    LW is good. But she’s made me hate the character. I know its probably the writing. But still. I’d jump for JOY if TB or SB came back as Carly.

    and if Tamara were to ever come back to GH as ANY character, I’d hope they’d give her a good shot. Unlike what they did to my Sarah.

  23. Avatar of dewlove
    dewlove

    Hi All….If Braun is signing an ABC contract, why don’t they have Reese stop by Pine Valley first to give Bianca a true happy ending??? This Marissa and Bianca stuff is insane.

  24. Avatar of dewlove
    dewlove

    Hi All…..Mitzee, I loved Petronia Paley on Guiding Light as Vivian Grant. Man, one of the many GL mistakes during the last 10 years or so was getting rid of the Grants. That woman should have been give SO much more to do….

  25. Avatar of JasamForever
    JasamForever

    This is going to get interesting if true. I think they are just trying to put up a smoke screen. This kind of info does not just come from anywhere.

    I think LW has always pushed for the Carly/Jax pairing and not really open, in my opinion to a Shawn pairing. I don’t know if the tptb are still thinking of going that route. I did not watch GH when Tamera was in the role but honestly, LW does not have good chemistry with Maurice Benard. I guess TB does. Once Brenda leaves, Sonny will be alone. I guess a Carly reduxxxxx is always an option.

  26. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    I was thinking the same thing jlafferty. I think that announcing it at this time was very bad timing. LW finally got a Emmy nomination for Carly, and the Emmys are this weekend in Vegas. This would make the show look terrible, to announce LW being replaced… and Carly being recast.. during the Emmy weekend.

    We could be wrong….but the exact same thought about the recast crossed my mine also jlaff.

    I for one do not care for LW as an actress…and would love for TB to come back as Carly…so I am keeping my fingers crossed. LW can spend more time pushing her wine on Twitter.

  27. Avatar of baffled
    baffled

    I really think AMC did a disservice to both Beth Ehlers and Tamara Braun during their brief stints on that show.

    The Kate Howard situation is a head-scratcher: I saw Megan Ward interviewed on the local ABC news a couple of months ago when she held a pay-to-attend gathering with her fans in Chicago. During the segment, they showed clips of Ward on GH and she strongly intimated that she would continue in the role, albeit on recurring status. Maybe things have changed…

  28. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Chuck Pratt gave Tamara HORRIBLE writing on AMC, and the role was dull and boring, so I REALLY hope that Tamara doesn’t resurface back on AMC anytime soon. Of course, it would be much better if Lorraine Broderick/Agnes Nixon were writing this story, but with it being so close to the end for AMC, I don’t want to see unnecessary characters like Reese resurface in Pine Valley. If they want to give Bianca an endgame, just let it be Marissa and be done with it. I never viewed Reese and Bianca as a supercouple and felt that they did a major disservice to both Eden Riegel/Bianca and Tamara Braun/Reese by that shoddily written storyline. They both deserved so much better.

  29. Avatar of
    An_Emmy_For_Julia_Pace_Mitchell

    Have you girls noticed how long and luxurious Julia Pace-Mitchell’s hair has grown?

    She is soooo beautiful. The most beautiful woman alive, according to CBS Soaps in Depth.

  30. Avatar of Spooks19
    Spooks19

    Hmmm…I wonder if SID was just jumping the gun, kind of like SOD did with Guza’s firing which did happen a couple of months after they dropped the rumor.

    I don’t hate LW but I wouldn’t mind TB back as Carly. I preferred her version to LW’s (I liked LW as Ally on Loving but she seems a little miscast as Carly to me) and I think she’s much more pairable. I would then be okay with finding out LW’s Carly isn’t really Carly and keeping her on as a different character a la Roman/John and RHTodd/TSJTodd although I guess that would probably not help GH’s budget problems. I don’t want TB back as a different character though because GH is terrible at bringing back actors as different characters (even TG and SBr could not make playing different characters work). And if GH really is thinking about bringing back Kate, I want MW back who I think was very good in that role.

  31. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    [quote=An_Emmy_For_Julia_Pace_Mitchell]Have you girls noticed how long and luxurious Julia Pace-Mitchell’s hair has grown?[/quote]

    Huh?! Talk about switching gears and going in an entirely different direction than from what this thread is all about! Ya about gave me whiplash girl!

  32. Avatar of days4ever
    days4ever

    I think she is coming back but I bet they cast her as Kate Howard. I know everyone loves Megan Ward but to me she was boring and had no chemistry with Sonny. TB has so much chemistry with Sonny and is such a great actress that they would be stupid not to capitalize on that.

  33. Avatar of ahanshew
    ahanshew

    There has to be SOME truth to this. As I’ve learned from ABC as of late, ‘where there’s smoke’…

    I loved TB as Carly, but LW IS Carly now and I don’t think TB would be right anymore.

  34. Avatar of miztee246
    miztee246

    [quote=days4ever]I think she is coming back but I bet they cast her as Kate Howard. I know everyone loves Megan Ward but to me she was boring and had no chemistry with Sonny. TB has so much chemistry with Sonny and is such a great actress that they would be stupid not to capitalize on that.[/quote]
    *****
    days4ever, I agree that Megan Ward never had any chemistry with Maurice Benard. If MW is not available, they should just have Kate return to New York instead of re-casting. Although, they would have to find another job for Maxie.

  35. Avatar of malignantnarcissism
    malignantnarcissism

    I seriously doubt Tamara Braun would come back as a recast Kate Howard. Considering all the flack she got when she replaced Natalia Livingston on DOOL, she’d be stupid to do the same on GH. If she is coming back it’s as Carly and no one else. She’s had a serious backlash on all the other soaps she’s joined and if she did come back to GH, she certainly isn’t going to play another character that basically had no real ‘place’ on the canvas.

    IMO, Kate/Megan was nothing but a placeholder for Carly/Tamara. The looks are the same. It’s well known Garin Wolf (new HW) is a fan of Tamara’s. He loved Tamara’s take on Carly. Considering all the crap Tamara was given, she spun gold out of it and matured and humanized Carly. When LW came in, she regressed the character back to Sarah Brown’s un-evolved version. Tamara is the only one who has played the part who actually knew how to make the character grow and evolve.

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