CONFIRMED: Maura West Joins General Hospital



Over 10 days ago Daytime Confidential first reported hearing Emmy winner Maura West had joined the General Hospital cast in a “top secret role.” Well it’s not so secret anymore! According to published reports, West is already taping the newly created role of Ava Jerome.

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Hell yeah!
Can't wait to see her! Beer

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never cared for her

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I want to audit the books over there. I want to audit the books.

I bet you franks traded in the Kraft services table for the Everything's a Dollar one. Clothing is made in China. Instead of a Louis Vuitton bag on set the actresses carry a Lou Vatton. The men don't wear Ralph Lauren suits they wear Raphie Lauren. The shoes are not Manolo Blahnik's, they Manola Blanks. Hair is not Paul Mitchell or Vadal Sasson, but by Shanequia Johnson.

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David, apparently money is no object.

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BEST. NEWS. EVER. This made my freakin day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I suffered through Y&R for her and they of course did NOT do her any justice...LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED every single minute of her on ATWT (and really ONLY watched it for her!!)

I am soooooooooooooooo psyched for this and I am glad she is going to be a new character and not another recast!!!!!!!!!!!

Maura, if your reading this...WELCOME BACK TO DAYTIME MISS DIVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@ David - or maybe the actors have to change now in the parking lot that doubled as the carnival a few years ago.

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AMAZING! Can't wait for this powerhouse to rock GENERAL HOSPITAL. And Ava Jerome ... as in Julian Jerome!? This will be great.

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@SoapArmageddon: Apparently! Every few weeks they are casting someone or bringing back a vet. If this is the case I wouldn't mind them snatching up VR to play a role as Shawn Butlers baby momma Karen or a recast of Simone.

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I bet she's coming with Roger howarths new role

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@Ryan-Scott: They got Kelly Monaco shimming out a dress behind a mini van. Wink

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Hope she's on contract & related. Love her!!

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I remember Julian Jerome! He was a sleazy one. Wasn't he Lucas' biological father along with Cheryl Stansbury as the mother?

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For some reason I thought Sean and Tiffany's daughter was Julian & Cheryl's daughter. Forgot Lucas was their child.

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Goodness. Is she contract? And is she portraying what they hope will be a long term character? I love her dearly (she and JE together in scenes? I'm there!), but the cost for her salary I'd guess isn't bargain basement. Are they dropping others in the cast to recurring?... Innocent

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@Ryan-Scott: Julian Jerome was the son of mob boss Victor Jerome, and the biological father of Lucas Jones with Cheryl Stansbury. He dies in a shootout with Duke Lavery.

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Something about this woman just makes me smile when I watch her. I never watched ATWT because it aired when OLTL aired but if ever flipped the channel it was to watch her. I always kept up with Digest to see what Carly was up to. The last few months I dvrd the show & she immediately became a favorite. So I was one of the FEW that could not get enough of her Diane.. I'm nothing less than excited. WooHOO GH

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Right. Victor Jerome! Thank you David. The one Lucy was with and who choked on a pendant he gave her.
General Hospital circa 1990 written by HW (the late) Gene Palumbo is all coming back to me now....
Beer

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Sounds like they are bringing back the mob stories. Ava will probably be going after Sonny's territory just like the Alcazars, Ruiz family, etc. She's gotta be either Julian or Olivia's daughter. And Duke was very involved in the Jerome mob so I guess he'll be involved in that storyline as well.

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GH has 25 contract players, 23 recurring and 5 more contract players on the way. That is if this one turns out to be a contract role along with Morgan Corinthos. How in God's name is that possible?

No, no no! I'll figure that out. What I want you to tell me is when did Celeste become Montana's mother? 5, 6, 7 when? -- Soap Dish reference.

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Well Well the Jerome Family lives on... does that mean Olivia is around? Either way she is out for DUKE i am sure..

Also Now that Manning is becoming a quartermaine... Rumor is he is tony Cassadine and Alexandria Quartermaines son... Though they were married, Mikkos supposedly froze them in 1981, so this should be interesting.

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Dont worry. Frank V knows how to manage a budget. He wouldn't load the cast like this if he couldn't make the budget work. Steve Burton leaving was the best thing to happen to GH in 10 years. Look at what Frank V has been able to bring back since Jason died...

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Paging the divine Tonya Walker to return as Olivia.... Beer

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I really like Maura! Best of luck to her in the role.

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At the end of the day, we really don't know is what kind of pay and the terms of the contracts the actors are agreeing to.

With that being said, as excited as I am to have vets up the wazoo return to the fold (in whatever capacity), I also like the new blood mixed in as well.

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soapjunkie88 wrote:
AMAZING! Can't wait for this powerhouse to rock GENERAL HOSPITAL.

I'm with you! Hope this is going to be an amazing story for Duke and Anna!

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While the vets of the soap world don't come cheap, I am willing to guess they come cheaper than some might think. Let's be real. Exactly what has she done since ATWT went off the air 2.5 years ago? So, would you rather be making some money or no money? Maybe they will be cutting loose Kate/Connie and Sabrina to help with the budget crunch! I guy can only hope....

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Just when you thought GH couldn't get any better, awesome!

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@Jeff: Generally the network or EP throws out the first offer and they reject. Yet some of these actors are traveling from the East Coast to the West and back to work. So it interests me even more. So either ABC has expanded their budget, something is funny with the accounting or Frank is pulling some economical strings that would make Margret Thatcher applaud from her grave.

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Maybe Ava Jerome is the daughter of Duke Lavery and Olivia Jerome! I would love Tonja Walker back on GH. I know she died but we all know no one is ever dead dead on soaps. I know that Ron Carlivati loves Tonja too because he brought her back to OLTL several times.

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Ava Jerome? Okay. So she must be related to the Jeromes, or (hopefully) an ex-wife of someone, and mother of someone.

Now, Julian Jerome has been mentioned during the Duke/Faison/Anna storyline a few times. He was the mobster who arranged for Duke to appear to be dead all those years ago. Otherwise, after making a quick study on the Jeromes, all I can think of is if this is somehow connected to Lucas Jones? His biological father was Julian Jerome. Hmmm?

AMAZIN' News to have Maura West join GH! She will be in DARN good company over there! Smile