I tell you what, doing Wishful Castings ain't as easy as they used to be! With only four daily soaps left on broadcast TV, and two returning online, we're quickly getting to the point where literally everyone has appeared on every soap.
For the upcoming recast of Lulu Spencer Falconeri on General Hospital, I decided to go out of the daytime soap box. While GH fans have been tweeting and Facebooking me names like Stephanie Gatschet (ex-Tammy, Guiding Light; ex-Madison, All My Children), Martha Madison (ex-Belle, Days of Our Lives; ex-Liz, General Hospital), Jessica Morris (ex-Jen, One Life to Live) and even Jen Lilley (ex-Maxie, GH), none of those ex-soap stars really speak "Lulu" to me.
The first actress to pop into my head was Cassidy Rae from the short-lived 90's soap Models, Inc. I always thought she was striking and had a young Genie Francis vibe to her. I googled her, only to find out she's in her mid-30's, which could be a bit too mature to play Luke (Tony Geary) and Laura's 20-something baby girl.
The next thespian to come to mind was Kaylee DeFer, the gorgeous scene stealer who portrayed con artist Ivy Dickens on the final two seasons of The CW's Gossip Girl. While DeFer has been booking solid primetime work for years, it certainly wouldn't be the first time Frank Valentini convinced an Upper East Sider to come to daytime. Amanda Setton, anyone? I think DeFer would be a perfect addition to the GH cast and crackle opposite Dominic Zamprogna's Dante.
Who would you cast as Lulu Spencer Falconeri? Sound off in the comments!