How Guiding Light Co-Head Writer Jill Lorie Hurst Got "Phillip" To Come Home

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Fans of Guiding Light's Grant Aleksander and his trademark character, troubled Spaulding scion Phillip, have none other than co-head writer Jill Lorie Hurst to thank for the actor agreeing to reprise the role he made famous and notoriously vacated four years ago. In the new issue of Soap Opera Weekly, Aleksander reveals how Hurst, an old friend of his, put in a call letting Aleksander know how missed he was. Someone should give Hurst the key to Peapack. For more on how Hurst helped facilitate Aleksander's return check out the new SOW on newstand's now.