HomeTagsComings & GoingsRUMOR REPORT: Is Soap Superstar Maura West Headed For General Hospital? Jamey Giddens April 13, 2013 Comings & Goings, General Hospital, The Young and The Restless 67 Comments One of the most talented stars ever to grace daytime television is on her way to Port Charles, New York, according to several sources. We're hearing As The World Turns and The Young and the Restless alum Maura West is joining the cast of ABC Daytime's General Hospital in a top secret role. Keep checking back with Daytime Confidential as this casting bombshell develops! Additional reporting by Jillian Bowe 67 Responses curacaoman April 13, 2013 Wait, could she be playing another Carly? Log in to Reply elbugten April 13, 2013 Wasn’t she already on GH once before, or am I confusing her with another actress? Who was the one who played the character who drugged Edward and caused him to drive into the carnival? Anyway, I’m thinking she’ll be playing missing Q heir Lauren’s (Ellie Trout?) mama. Log in to Reply logan_echolls April 13, 2013 I also think she will be the missing Q heir’s mama. I bet she will play a character like a poor white trash who sees dollar signs and will try to milk the Q’s. Also I truly believe she will end up being a love interest for AJ. I just know it. This woman will be tied to the Q’s. Ron C at first said numerous of times that Liz and AJ will not be put together, remember? Then because of fans and their chemistry, he put them together. I think he has ADD and will break up Quiz or put in her the middle of them as a triangle. Log in to Reply tmac April 13, 2013 [quote=elbugten]Wasn’t she already on GH once before, or am I confusing her with another actress? Who was the one who played the character who drugged Edward and caused him to drive into the carnival? Anyway, I’m thinking she’ll be playing missing Q heir Lauren’s (Ellie Trout?) mama.[/quote] That was Martha Byrne as Andrea Floyd. Andrea drugged Edward because he saw her at Metro Court the night she murdered someone. Log in to Reply days4ever April 13, 2013 This is fabulous news if it’s true (and I am sure it is). I agree with most and think she will be Lauren’s mother and Franco’s ex. But she could possibly be an ex of AJ’s too who he hooked up with when he was in hiding after he supposedly died. I guess we will know soon enough. I am just so excited that GH snagged MW because she is one of the best actors on daytime soaps. Log in to Reply Yoryla April 13, 2013 Oh HECK YES! Had no idea any of this was happening, would love for her to show up in PC! Hmm, what could the role be? Obviously a well known character. Sarah Webber??? Log in to Reply mfarris70 April 13, 2013 Maura West is such a great actress, she’d be an asset to GH. After her bungled recast as Diane on Y&R, I wish her success if this rumor is true! Log in to Reply Yoryla April 13, 2013 “No” to her, or anyone playing anything related to Franco. They seriously need to forget that character ever existed, and certainly not tie anyone into him. Log in to Reply bishbay April 13, 2013 Honestly, this is literally the only casting news that would make me start watching GH consistently again. I really hope this happens–MW is an awesome actress and she needs another role to put that crap she went through on Y&R out of her mind AND our minds! …adding that for all of the things I think Carlivati gets wrong, he won’t have Maurice Benard throw Maura’s character out of the back of an ambulance the way that crazy-ass MAB had Victor do to Diane. She’ll be in better hands at GH. Log in to Reply brettyboy April 13, 2013 I really hope this is true, Y&R treated her so badly and I loved her on ATWT. Log in to Reply GHFan777 April 13, 2013 I don’t think she is going to be Ellie’s mother, I think she is going to be the wife of Alexander Castle…aka Roger Howarth’s new role. The son of Tony Cassadine (aka Castle) and Alexandria Quartermaine. I think she will play his wife. She probably got the role because they may be good friends from their “As The World Turns” days. It would be good type casting at least. This may also explain why that episode was included in the marathon..the one with Tony Cassadine (Castle) and Alexandra Q on the island…As a reminder of their characters. Log in to Reply SoapsRHere2Stay April 13, 2013 ABC isn’t playing taking another major face from CBS along with Emme Rylan they’re out for blood. I guess ABC still isn’t over losing Steve Burton. Either way with Maura West, NLG, LW, VM(CROSSING MY FINGERS she stays) and LLC they have a solid over 40 set with their women! OMG I’m so excited for MW on ABC she’s BEYOND fierce. I never was a big ATWT fan but MW and MB were big draws and I knew them for their characters. Ron loves his divas and real talk MW plays diva down. All I can say is prepare CBS fans because your about get someone from ABC real soon LOL! Log in to Reply rebalove7 April 13, 2013 YESYESYES!!! i have missed seeing Maura on my tv. AHHH maybe a little Michael Park as the newest member of the PCPD. hahaha an ATWT-loving girl can dream right?! Log in to Reply dsmwmn April 13, 2013 I bet KA is going to be Lauren and MW will play her mom. Log in to Reply pjc722 April 13, 2013 I love this actress and can see her going head to head with Carly!! Maura west is amazing and sadly was in a character on Y&R that Maria destroyed. Maura could have bright so much to the role if Maria only thought the character out more rather than just getting a big name daytime star and shuffling through her character files and pulling out Diane with no story in mind. That being said… I can’t wait for her arrival!! I don’t want to wait 4 months though!! And whatever GH does, please don’t pair her with sonny!! There are too many of those women floating around port Charles or the waters surrounding the city. Log in to Reply liason4real April 13, 2013 [quote=logan_echolls]I also think she will be the missing Q heir’s mama. I bet she will play a character like a poor white trash who sees dollar signs and will try to milk the Q’s. Also I truly believe she will end up being a love interest for AJ. I just know it. This woman will be tied to the Q’s. Ron C at first said numerous of times that Liz and AJ will not be put together, remember? Then because of fans and their chemistry, he put them together. I think he has ADD and will break up Quiz or put in her the middle of them as a triangle.[/quote] =============== FV said Liz’s next pairing was on screen and the initials were not AJ. Of course, AJ’s initials are AQ! Log in to Reply AZLiam April 13, 2013 Well, regardless of who she is, she is a good actress. A few years back, I had wanted GH to court her to play Nikki Langton, the former lover of AJ’s that Alan paid off to leave town. I wanted her to come back with a son to rival Carly (and Michael) and be a new love interest for Sonny, while getting under Monica’s skin. Wouldn’t it be interesting if she now came on as that same character and revealed that she actually was pregnant with AJ’s child when she first left PC years ago? That child would be a real Q heir. As far as the son of Tony Cassadine and Alexandria Quartermaine, I did some fanfic last year that spoke of this: My name is Cain. I have just arrived in Port Charles with my boyfriend Lucas to visit his family. His half-sister via adoption Carly is quite the handful. I bet she’s one of those meddling family members. She hasn’t had the best relationship with her “brother” since they didn’t grow up together. People see me as an easy-going guy, but I have an ulterior motive behind everything I do and for being in this town. My mission is to destroy Carly and those close to her. After all, she had literally destroyed my biological family’s life. See, I am really the product of her affair with Dr. Roberts all those years ago. Before I was born, my “mother” Caroline (you know her as Carly) caused my sister (the real) Charlotte Roberts (Reese) to end up in a coma after she told her she had an affair with her father. Subsequently, my father killed himself over this. I’ve done my research on Carly Jax or whatever name she decides to go by since she’s been married so many times. Little does everyone know that she abandoned me when I was just an infant. My dad’s wife, Mrs. Roberts got revenge against my biological mother by adopting me shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, she ended up in an institution and my sister Reese later took me in as her own after she came out of her coma. As some of you know, Reese’s “child” (me) had been abducted and “murdered” years earlier, except that isn’t entirely true. Yes, I had been kidnapped, but I’m alive and kicking because I was raised by a specific family that you should all be familiar with. Had Carly’s other child Michael not been kidnapped years earlier by A.J. Quartermaine, my sister Reese would not have ended up in Port Charles as the FBI agent trying to help. She died because of her association with certain people who I will make it my mission to bring down. Carly, A.J. Quartermaine, Sonny Corinthos for starters. The family who abducted me is another can of worms, but I will use their resources for the time being. If that hypocrite Carly thought she destroyed her own biological mother’s life, she doesn’t know what’s about to hit her. I also wanted to let you in on a little secret of mine. My deceased biological father Dr. Roberts and his wife Mrs. Roberts, well…that’s not their real names as they both were members of separate prominent families in Port Charles. As it turns out, they were once involved in a near catastrophe in Port Charles years ago…one that ended in both of their deaths, supposedly – Tony Cassadine and Alexandria Quartermaine (Dr. and Mrs. Roberts). They would also be my sister Reese’s parents. My kidnapper? My uncle Victor Cassadine.. Log in to Reply liason4real April 13, 2013 I saw a spoiler about a Webber returning to PC. I think this is Dr. Sarah Webber. Remember when JY’s Lucky had the affair in 2002 with Sarah? I wonder if we’ll get a mention on the show that Liz caught Lucky and Sarah in bed over Kelly’s diner? Log in to Reply mfarris70 April 13, 2013 [quote=liason4real]I saw a spoiler about a Webber returning to PC. I think this is Dr. Sarah Webber.[/quote] Interesting idea! Would love to see MW handle a character who has more gray areas like Carly rather than a straight up psycho like Diane was last written. Log in to Reply mfarris70 April 13, 2013 [quote=GHFan777]I don’t think she is going to be Ellie’s mother, I think she is going to be the wife of Alexander Castle…aka Roger Howarth’s new role. The son of Tony Cassadine (aka Castle) and Alexandria Quartermaine [/quote] Where are you getting this info? Alexandria and Tony were frozen in an ice chamber and given recent events, I could see them coming back. Log in to Reply liason4real April 13, 2013 I think we should just bring everyone (Alan, Emily, Georgie, Justis, Tony and Jake) back from the dead using the Cassadine ice chamber. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon April 13, 2013 OMG! I’m shrieking like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert. Log in to Reply Nk3play2 April 13, 2013 I actually read this on another website a few days ago and I was kinda in shock and I didn’t really believe it. Now that it’s popping up here, I know for a fact it’s true. @JameyGiddens most of, if not all your rumor reports turn out to be facts. Log in to Reply katehhoward April 13, 2013 I remember a time when they were thinking about bring MW to take over the role of Kate Howard. Looking back now I would of preferred a more stylish Kate Howard. I also have a feeling Lucy will be taking over Crimson which would be brilliant. I want Ellie to end up being Lauren Quartermaine. Kristen Alderson should come back as Serena Baldwin. I don’t want a brunette Kristen Alderson. Ellie needs a tie to a core family and the interaction between Ellie and Tracy was just the beginning I believe. Log in to Reply DisillusionedGHfan April 13, 2013 @SoapsRHere2Stay I don’t think ABC cares about losing Steve Burton. His departure has not harmed one hair on GH’s 50 year old head! No one misses him and he wasn’t a popularly liked character when he left the show. People were begging to have Sonny/Jason/Mob put on simmer! ABC is going all out to make GH a viable and highly watched show once again! The amount of damage they took canceling AMC and OLTL has damaged their brand, their daytime ratings and their ability to successfully rebrand their daytime lineups! If you piss on the hand that feeds your ratings, you have to up your game to get them back! Steve Burton, has he really done anything to enhance YR? Most of what I’ve seen, is that people call his character blasé, uninspiring and ask why he’s there! Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 April 13, 2013 I just hope she’s not gonna be a Helena Cassadine recast! Fool me once………… Log in to Reply tmac April 13, 2013 Isn’t Maura West a little young to play Helena? Maybe Helena’s dead daughter, Irina. But Helena? She’d be younger than her sons! Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 April 13, 2013 Please, I hope MW has nothing to do with the Franco character. I just want to totally forget that whole horrible character and his dumb clanging monkey. Besides the Mob he was a big factor in GH almost being cancelled. Hated him!!! Log in to Reply GHFan777 April 13, 2013 GHFan777 wrote: I don’t think she is going to be Ellie’s mother, I think she is going to be the wife of Alexander Castle…aka Roger Howarth’s new role. The son of Tony Cassadine (aka Castle) and Alexandria Quartermaine mfarris70 Where are you getting this info? Alexandria and Tony were frozen in an ice chamber and given recent events, I could see them coming back. From a site that posts who is taping the next day on the GH set. The character names were mentioned with ??? after them…So it is definitely possible, just not officially confirmed or acknowledged. Log in to Reply mackenzie2184 April 13, 2013 [quote=GHFan777] I don’t think she is going to be Ellie’s mother, I think she is going to be the wife of Alexander Castle…aka Roger Howarth’s new role. The son of Tony Cassadine (aka Castle) and Alexandria Quartermaine.[/quote] [quote=mfarris70] Where are you getting this info? Alexandria and Tony were frozen in an ice chamber and given recent events, I could see them coming back.[/quote] [quote=GHFan777]From a site that posts who is taping the next day on the GH set. The character names were mentioned with ??? after them…So it is definitely possible, just not officially confirmed or acknowledged.[/quote] Where exactly is this site? Is there a link? Log in to Reply Ellichae April 13, 2013 I think she could be Lauren’s mom or perhaps a recast Nikki Langton or Sarah Webber in order to give trouble to the A.J./Liz “Quiz” romance. Or- she could be part of the “Who is Sam’s father?” storyline which has long been promised. Considering that Ms. West was such a fixture on ATWT for years, she may bring new viewers with her. Of course, this is all speculation, we have to wait for official word. Log in to Reply TarlyFan April 13, 2013 Agree with some. I think she will portray Nikki Langton, AJ’s ex. Log in to Reply Clifford April 13, 2013 Love Maura West! Enjoyed her a great deal on ATWT and would welcome her as part of the GH cast. I’m sure Cartini will put her to better use than that Y&R mess I’ve read about (but never watched). Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 April 13, 2013 I might also be in the minority, but I do NOT want to see her play Carly. Laura Wright is one of the best things to happen to this show in years, but if they ever do decide to let her go, I hope they will bring back Tamara Braun. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 April 13, 2013 Excellent actress. Had they not tapped KSul for the Kate/Connie role, MW was on my wish list (along with Gina Tognoni). Better late than never. She was miscast on Y&R and deserved so much better… 0:) Log in to Reply RealityCheck 33 April 13, 2013 Maura West is simply amazing. She did her best with the crap that Maria Bell threw at her on Y&R, which was disgraceful. I can only think that the people at CBS are still pissed off at MAB for destroying MW’s brief run on their top soap. Good luck MW, you deserve it. Log in to Reply MotownKate4Soaps April 13, 2013 If only there had been as much attention on bringing back ATWT online like AMC and OLTL. Love Maura West, and she was treated very badly on Y&R, and hope she can fit in at GH as big as the cast is right now. Should be interesting. Log in to Reply wiggum April 13, 2013 [quote=alstonboy4315]I just hope she’s not gonna be a Helena Cassadine recast! Fool me once…………[/quote] I’m sure along with suspended animation, The Cassadines have been working on the fountain of youth which leads us to Maura playing Helena Log in to Reply pjc722 April 13, 2013 I hope whichever character they give to Maura that she comes in as the force she is and plays a woman who is in firm control of not only who she is but the power she yields! I would prefer her not to be a Casadine because that would mean it would not lead to anything good. What I like about Maura is how she played Carly on ATWT and even played Diane on Y&R. ALthough the latter she had a horribly written story, Maura was able to show Diane as a bitch and a vulnerable woman. When they ultimately KILLED off the character for good I was pissed. Fingers crossed. Log in to Reply elbugten April 13, 2013 [quote=tmac][quote=elbugten]Wasn’t she already on GH once before, or am I confusing her with another actress? Who was the one who played the character who drugged Edward and caused him to drive into the carnival? Anyway, I’m thinking she’ll be playing missing Q heir Lauren’s (Ellie Trout?) mama.[/quote] That was Martha Byrne as Andrea Floyd. Andrea drugged Edward because he saw her at Metro Court the night she murdered someone.[/quote] Thanks, Tmac I knew I was confusing her with someone else, but couldn’t think of her name. Not a CBS girl. Log in to Reply SteveHardy April 13, 2013 Such secrecy tells me that she’s related to either the Cassadines or the Quartermaines. Log in to Reply david46208 April 13, 2013 @Jamey Giddens: How are they affording all this? That is a mighty amount of expenditures they have procured at GH over the last 6 months bringing back and hiring big stars? And it seems to be the scheme. But I don’t see that lasting long as a ratings scheme. Log in to Reply pferrando April 13, 2013 She’s a good actress, but hope she fits in because she never was properly cast as Diane, IMO on Y and R. And as she was finally catching on…she was killed off. Another character that could have been utilized long term. Just because someone is a fantastic actor, doesn’t mean they can make the character theirs. I’m not familiar with GH, but she’d be better snatching up a new role than as a recast. Log in to Reply miztee246 April 13, 2013 alstonboy4315 — I totally agree! Laura Wright has given the best incarnation of Carly. I hope for Maura West’s sake that the TPTB on GH do not do what the fools @ Y&R did. Log in to Reply miztee246 April 13, 2013 apologies — double post Log in to Reply pumpkin April 13, 2013 I don’t think they care about losing SB. I know I don’t. I never got the Jason crap. I saw SB interviewed and I was not impressed. MW is a good actress. ATWTs made mistake of featuring Carly and Jack every day which is not good for any soap. This writing team knows how to mix it up like soaps always should always do. Considering they are supposed to be ensemble. That was my only complaint of MW. Too much all the time. I think if she is given good writing and a good character, she is good. I am a fan who came back a few yrs ago when I lost other soaps. I hope the bring back stuff eventually ends and we will know who is staying, etc. Most of the comebacks are from when I was not watching. Log in to Reply mrsa1107 April 13, 2013 This is good news………… I hope whomever they cast her as is age approp. Maura is only 40 years old. She was way to young for the role of Diane on Y&R. Kinda like when AMC cast Jamie L as Liza. Recasting with someone too young BUT playing them in scenes with the other actors/characters who are age approp is hard!!! Sarah would be good BUT at this point what kinda storyline could they give her that is that front burner. I like the earlier posts about being the ex-GF of AJ who was paid off to leave town – would be ideal. It could play out that Edward and Alan – paid her to leave and have been supporting her and her child all these years. Then they could have her try to re-connect with AJ and become a wedge between AJ & Liz Log in to Reply tmac April 13, 2013 If Maura does come back as Sarah isn’t it more likely that the storyline will be that Nicolas and Liz rekindle their flame and Sarah works with AJ to break them up. She was pretty serious about Nicolas when she was younger so if she comes back to town maybe it is to get Nicolas back. Log in to Reply t jake April 13, 2013 In regards to Ellie, I think her parents would be V and Jax! Log in to Reply DevinMissesOLTL April 13, 2013 Oh please GOD! Please GOD! Please GOD!!! My favorite daytime Leading Lady on the ever so missed ATWT! As well as fav Leading Lady in soaps period, only after Andrea Evans! She is the reason I started watching soaps and Maura renewed my love for them! She would be a GREAT addition to the show! Find something really good and juicy for her to sink her teeth n2 Ron! Log in to Reply Bartman202 April 14, 2013 Good for Maura!! She was terrific as Carly on “ATWT” but horribly wasted playing Diane Jenkins on “Y & R”. Tried as she might, Maura just wasn’t right for the role: she was too young to be portraying an older character. They should have brought back Susan Walters as Diane and created a new character for Maura. If this rumor is true, I wish her the best!! Log in to Reply GHteenybopper April 14, 2013 This would be a HUGE plus for GH, Maura is soooo talented, man soaps are playing red rover like crazy these days lol I hope Cartini write a character for her that will utilize her skills. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott April 14, 2013 She is so good. I’d love it. I miss her on my tv. Log in to Reply svexsal April 14, 2013 She’s too old to play Sarah. Sarah was just about Liz’s age and LIz is supposed to be in her early 30s. Log in to Reply logan_echolls April 14, 2013 [quote=tmac]If Maura does come back as Sarah isn’t it more likely that the storyline will be that Nicolas and Liz rekindle their flame and Sarah works with AJ to break them up. She was pretty serious about Nicolas when she was younger so if she comes back to town maybe it is to get Nicolas back.[/quote] From your words to the soap gods ears! I love this. This could be great. She looks young enough and with soaps age means nothing. AJ was like in his late 20’s when Liz was just 18 in 1999. Now it seems like they are close in age. She could easily play Sarah Webber. People need to remember that Nikolas is actually some years older than Liz. I remember when they had Sarah and Nikolas in the same class in high school. Liz was in a class with Emily. So this could work. I would love it. Good old soap vixen trying to break up a couple. I haven’t seen a great team try to break up a couple since Sami and Lucas in the early 90’s. Log in to Reply mfarris70 April 14, 2013 [quote=alstonboy4315]I might also be in the minority, but I do NOT want to see her play Carly. Laura Wright is one of the best things to happen to this show in years, but if they ever do decide to let her go, I hope they will bring back Tamara Braun.[/quote] I agree. I doubt that she’s coming as a Carly recast so soon after Lulu has been recast. I’ve heard nothing about Laura Wright leaving and if she were it would be easy for Carly to leave town at this point in the story. Log in to Reply pjc722 April 14, 2013 I WHOLEHEARTEDLY do not think that Laura Wright is going anywhere! She is firmly in the role of Carly and from all the story that CARTOONY has been giving her and keeping her front and center THEY ABSOLUTELY love Laura as Carly as I do… and I think we all do! I think Maura West will come on as a new character connected somewhere to the existing cast. In my opinion, she could come in as a cleaning lady at the Metro Court and blow the socks off the show by just mopping the floors! She is one of the best actresses on daytime and brings her all to each role. She was amazing as Carly throughout her run on ATWT and did a great job with so little character development on the writer’s part on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS that we will all be very pleased with her appearance over there. Let’s hope that she is not a Casadine OR only married to one because Maura West is a great vixen BUT if made a Casadine by blood villian she will be killed more times than KENNY WAS KILLED on SOUTH PARK. Log in to Reply pjc722 April 14, 2013 Honestly, though, Nicholas should go back to CASADINE ISLAND, take that freeze machine back to the states and market it as a CURE ALL FOR EVERY AILMENT! He would make BANK on that product that freezes you from ailments such as falling down bottomless pits and getting all your bones CRUSHED to being shot from 5 feet away at 80 yrs old and surviving TO just being frozen like a creamsicle for years at a time and being cured solely because of being frozen. Helena could have ruled the world with that invention instead of holding the world ransom with snow year round. lol Log in to Reply twb6yz April 14, 2013 ATWT was my favorite soap of all time and I want good things for the ensemble there but right now I’m a little ambivalent about this. With the OLTL trio returning as all new characters, Britt and her mother, the young nurses and others including Maura West, that’s a lot of new characters to weave into existing storylines and along with an expected backlash of characters brought back for the 50th who won’t be given an opportunity to stick around. Log in to Reply nysam April 14, 2013 Liking a lot of the casting suggestions…Nikki Langton, Sarah Webber…Here’s another…Julia Barrett, Brenda’s sister. She also had an affair with AJ. She could come to town with a Q heir along with her. Log in to Reply acespencer April 14, 2013 Julia Barrett would be an awesome addition to the show but only if they keep Brenda, Lucy and Scotty around. Otherwise she has no ties. I just wish the original actress would come back though. If they went that route then it could be a secret love child of hers and Ned’s! Imagine that she left to go to London due to not wanting Edward to find out she had Ned’s baby and take control of the offspring! I am excited to see where they go with the returning OLTL trio and who McBain plays. I don’t want to see Starr to come back though. Let her be gone and find a better actress to play a recasted Serena. Here is a thought Martha Madison! I think it will be weird as they will most likely pair her with Michael (whom I think should be gay – umm love interest for Felix!) and that is just dumb! I am hoping they keep some of the characters past the 50th. I just don’t get the point of why they brought Starvros back only to have Laura kill him! Log in to Reply Yoryla April 14, 2013 acespencer – I totally agree on Michael! He is such a gay twink Or at least should be! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin April 15, 2013 If she is coming on for a short stint this is good news but not for a longer arc. We already have women in this age range that need more story and the show doesn’t really have enough men to round things out. Whats olivias story or Alexis’s story for starters. Its interesting some of the same people who have no interest in the oltl 3 returning because GH has its own history and own characters (and some of you who actually complained that KDPS blair was too similar to carly) are all about MW coming. Kind of baffled on that score. If they aren’t going to have konnie running crimson, isn’t that a job better filled by Brenda and/or lucy? Or what about former makeup company owner laura spencer. And if shes going to come on as laurens mom complete with a role in the elq drama Id personally rather see skye trying to take lauren under her wing. Log in to Reply Cyberologist April 15, 2013 I just don’t get all these actors rushing to GH its just a revolving door of now you’re here and poof you’re gone…I don’t know much about her except for when she was on Y/R and played Diane Jenkins. I didn’t watch the previous soap she was on good for her fans but I don’t know I was just hoping GH would settle down for just a minute and write for the cast “that they have” Log in to Reply Cornfed April 15, 2013 Laura Wright the best incarnation of Carly??? Can i get a pass-around of whatever you folks are smoking? Not in a ZIL is LW the best Carly…the role arguably needs a smaller framed, and a more subtle portrayer. LW, as much as i loved her hot mess Cassie on GL, doesn’t do subtle well. The character was re-written as a tiger(ess), to better suit LW’s strengths. I’d drop trou to see either of the first 2 return as Carly. In a Frons-less ABC daytime, LW isn’t needed as much as first envisioned, tho she was a big name at the time to rescue the role from the 3rd forgettable one. As for Maura West, she is as FIERCE as fierce can be. And if they need to free up some salary, they could easily let lovely LoCicero go, she’s really not needed and is a tad bit annoying. @ EET — you can’t figure out why Roger Howarth, Michael Easton + Kristen Alderson don’t = One Maura West? How long do you have for me to list the reasons? LOL Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin April 15, 2013 Iowa Im sorry but the show needs men right now so even if the oltl 3 combined are less talented they still are more relevant. (though arguable alderson the least of the three). but if one feels strongly that gh should focus solely on their own talent from the shows own history that is not MW (and if this is a carly recast, you would first have to convince me that sb and tb dont want the role and that LW is voluntarily leaving before I would welcome MW with open arms). Besides, if we are going to compare, then the issue is what aspect of the story would MW be fulfilling. If shes running crimson then the talent comparison isnt say RH compared to MW but rather Lynn H compared to MW and for my money Id take Lynns lucy over any character they could write mw to play. Log in to Reply Cornfed April 18, 2013 @EET — agreed! I wouldn’t want MW at the expense of Kin, Lynn, Genie, or even having Lindstrom back with Lynn! But i love me some twisted anti-heroines/leading ladies like The Staff, or Maura, or Sarah Brown (Carly 1.0)! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.