Wishful Casting: Amanda Setton as General Hospital's Brook Lynn Ashton






In keeping with my earlier post about how to rebuild the next generation of the Quartermaines, I got to thinking about Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) and Lois Cerullo's (Rena Sofer) feisty, foxy daughter Brook Lynn, last played by Adrianne Leon. While I found Leon perfectly adequate in the role, I can't say she ever wowed me. I think the character of Brook could come on like gang busters with the right young actress in the role. In my opinion that thesp-in-bloom is frequent Gossip Girl guest star and One Life to Live alum Amanda Setton!

Setton took what could have been a throw-away role in OLTL's stripper-turned-grifter Kim Andrews and made her one of the most popular characters created under Ron Carlivati's stint as head writer for the series. I'd love to see the scribe penning scripts for Setton again — this time with the actress in the fictional Port Charles, New York as a Quartermaine heiress, by way of Bensonhurst!

Imagine Setton's Brook returning to PC and this time making a serious play for her childhood crush Dante Falconeri (Dominick Zamprogna). Maybe the songbird has netted herself an obsessed fan, while touring the college coffeehouse circuit, and needs Dante as her bodyguard, much to Lulu's (Julie Marie Berman) chagrin? Speaking of singing, with fellow wannabe pop princess Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson) in town, wouldn't it be a good time to bring back Lois and Brenda (L&B) Productions? 

The last time Brook was in town, Carly (Laura Wright) used her as a pawn to get back at Lulu and Dante for sending Brook's cousin Michael (Chad Duell) to prison. Maybe Brook wants a little revenge and will take Johnny (Brandon Barash) and/or Shawn (Sean Blakemore) to bed in order to get back at the woman who essentially pimped her out?

Or, what if Brook Lynn and her mom's old pal Sonny team up to rip Carly and Johnny apart and end up in bed together?! Imagine Ned's reaction to learning his little girl was anywhere near the thug he feels corrupted honorary Q Brenda. Sonny screwing another Q granddaughter just might be enough to make Edward (John Ingle) or Tracy (Jane Elliot) contemplate offing the dimpled don! I know Kurth is technically on Days of Our Lives, but when was the last time we saw Justin? I say it's high time we got both Brook and Ned home to Q manor! What do you guys think? Tell me you love it, or rip it to shreds in the comments!   
 


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I would love Amanda Setton as a re-cast Brook-Lynn Ashton

But personally I would cast Jacqueline McInnes Wood who plays Steffy Forrester on Bold and the Beautiful as a re-cast Brook-Lynn Ashton, that is if she ever left B & B

How about Heidi Mueller as a re-cast Brook-Lynn, Heidi Mueller played Kay Bennett on Passions, she would be perfect as Brook-Lynn

If not her, then how about Shelley Hennig as a re-cast Brook-Lynn

Or Rachel Melvin as a re-cast Brook-Lynn

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I could go for Amanda as Brook Lynn. Another wishful casting suggestion I have is Terri Conn as Sarah Webber.

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Setton was good at sex appeal but was unable to give a strong acting performance. Sex appeal isn't going to help on a show full of men who are so creepy or dead inside that they make Hugh Hefner seem like Valentino.

After Brook Lyn drug raped Dante they should keep them away from each other.

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LOVE THIS!! However it would make me rethink my vote for Josh Kelley as Dillon Quartermaine because Josh and Amanda cannot be play blood relations again. Hated that they were brother and sister on OLTL. The heat that those two generate could make Johnny/Carly look like childs play.

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I never want to see that Hooker and attempted rapist on my screen as long as I live and breathe air. She is a waste of a Quartermaine. I wouldn't waste Amanda Setton on that waste of a character.

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Shelley Hennig from Days of Our Lives, she played Stephanie Johnson on Days and is now on The Secret Circle, she would be perfect as a re-cast Brook-Lynn

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I don't really need the cast of OLTL over at GH. Tired

Adrianne Leon was fine by me. It was just that I never really got interested in the stories the writers had for Brook Lynn. Last time she was there, she barely shared a scene with her family. So if this character returns, it doesn't need a new actress to play the part, it needs a decent storyline that keeps viewers interested and ties her to her family.

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Brenda-OnlyMrsMorgan wrote:
LOVE THIS!! However it would make me rethink my vote for Josh Kelley as Dillon Quartermaine because Josh and Amanda cannot be play blood relations again. Hated that they were brother and sister on OLTL. The heat that those two generate could make Johnny/Carly look like childs play.

If we are talking about heat I'd say bring in Jerry ver Dorn for Amanda Setton, but then they'd probably kill Viki off, and I'd rather not see another OLTL character go over a cliff.

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I agree with a few of the above comments, without decent writing for Brook Lynn, why should they even bother bringing her back at all? I am not going to automatically give Ron C 100% of my trust. He's gonna have to earn it.

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I think the GH viewers need time to forget Brooklyn's last go round, where she was paid to try to get Dante into bed as part of Carly's weird revenge plan. I don't think there was anything wrong with the last actress, the writing and storyline just stank to high hell.

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The worst part is the writing for Brook Lyn the last time (rape, sleaziness, being passed around to various men) is close to how Ron wrote for young women on OLTL.

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Good God NO!!!!!

If they bring Brook Lynn back then Adrianne Leon is the perfect choice!!!!!

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I am all for it! Send this article to Ron and see what he says. I love Amanda.

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Ron Carlivati if you're smart, you would do well to re-cast Brook-Lynn and especially if you re-cast her with a good actress, I would re-cast her with Rachel Melvin who used to play Chelsea Brady on Days of Our Lives as a re-cast Brook-Lynn

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I totally agree with you the role does not need a recast, but a good storyloine for Brooklyn. Adrian was beautiful and has a wonderful voice. She could be the entertainment at SOnny's new restraunt, and also work at her Mom's record company. She could coach Starr and teach her how to sing.

Would love to see her Dad back on the show, and being with Alexis again.

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I agree that we do not need to recast General Hospital characters with the cast of OLTL.

I also agree that Adrienne Leon was just fine as Brook Lyn before the character was brought back this last time. Brook Lyns' character was ruined just like Brenda and countless others by poor writing. If they bring back Brook Lyn, she should be played by Adrienne. I wish they would bring back Ned and Brook Lyn to flesh out the Q's.

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More OLTL-ers on GH? Why the hell would I want more OLTL-ers taking over GH?

What the hell am I missing here? Adrienne is more than capable of playing Brooklyn. No need for any more OLTL-ers invadinging my soap in it's final months. I want to watch GH not OLTL! How difficult is that to understand?

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NO way; no recast!!!! As a fan of Adrianna Leon the actress, who by the way is also a chef, fitness trainer and an awesome singer who is about to release a CD with her band 'Caught Crimson', no one else could ever play Brooklyn Ashton; just as Wally Kurth is Ned Ashton. GH just needs someone that can write for her instead of tying to make her another "Pretty Woman" character. I do agree that fans need time to forget about her recent stint on GH though.