Dee Wallace on General Hospital Stint: "I Left Unbelievably Empowered"

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Dee Wallace as Patricia Spencer

General Hospital celebrated its 52nd anniversary by revealing Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) accidentally killed his mother Lena (Laura Wright) and committed patricide by killing his father Tim (Anthony Geary) as a child.

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The pivotal person in Luke remembering the truth was his older sister Patricia. General Hospital found the perfect actress to portray his adult sibling in Dee Wallace.

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In an interview with Soaps in Depth, Wallace shared how it was important for her to portray Patricia's Multiple Sclerosis.

"It's important to me because I think actors have a responsibility to those who are challenged with these things to represent them as accurately as possible," she adds. "People can become very bitter and negative or they can rise to the occasion and choose to look at it as a learning lesson and what they can still offer to the world. It was a really, really interesting exploration, and I left unbelievably empowered, as an actor and as a person."

Read the entire interview at Soaps in Depth.

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