In the latest of Soap Opera Digest, on sale now, Pessoa said:
I was losing my mind. I was like, wait, General Hospital? Like, the General Hospital?
As a child, she watched soaps with her grandmother. And The Next Food Network Star finalist has plenty of daytime connections today. While filming GH, she ran into Cameron Mathison (Drew), on whose former talk show Home & Family she made several appearances. Pessoa added:
That was so great; it was comforting to see a familiar face. And once I got onto the set, everyone was so friendly. You would think on a soap opera, people would be divas, but no! Everyone was so welcoming. I really enjoyed the camaraderie with everyone.
Pessoa loved her time on the soap, commenting:
Everyone was saying, 'You were amazing,' and I was like, 'I just said eight lines, but if you loved it, I loved it!' It was just a great experience—it delivered on everything that I anticipated and then some!