RUMOR REPORT: Is Soap Superstar Maura West Headed For General Hospital?





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


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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!

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acespencer - I totally agree on Michael! He is such a gay twink Laughing out loud Or at least should be!

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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.

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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"

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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

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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.

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@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.Innocent!