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Laura Wright is staying with General Hospital

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 9th 2009 9:02AM
laura_wright_general_hospitalThere's a lot to be happy about if you're a fan of General Hospital. There's been some very good news from the soap. Things like James Franco's guest role and the return of the original Lucky, Jonathan Jackson. And Steve Burton has committed to playing Jason for a while longer.

And now comes some news that's downright reassuring. Laura Wright has re-signed a four year deal with GH. She Twittered the news to her fans. Four years!

To me, this means that not only can we count on the character of Carly being around for a long time to come -- and played by the same actress who has the most tenure in the part -- but also that GH will likely be around for four more years. Oh, sure, there's nothing guaranteed, but I'm an optimist and I choose to see this as a positive sign.

After playing Cassie Winslow on Guiding Light, I wasn't sure that Laura Wright would fit in as Carly on GH. The part had already been really carved in stone by two excellent actresses -- Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun. Those two were more similar in style than Laura, so it was a bit of a leap by GH Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps to choose the blonde, pretty Wright who'd been known for playing the ingenue. Carly was and still is more of a troublemaker.

Phelps knew what she was doing. Wright was superb and made the role her own. And to Laura's credit, she played Carly as a more mature woman, not as crazy impulsive and self-destructive as younger Carly.

The character as Laura plays her now is still unpredictable and compelling, but not nearly the hellion she was when she appeared in Port Charles in 1996.

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Casper

Not a big fan of Carly's character on GH. Any news on LuLu or that sexy chick who plays Rebecca?

January 06 2010 at 9:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jo Anne

Thank you so much for the BEST news I have had since Jonathan Jackson returned to the part he created and shows he has not lost a step in playing.

November 09 2009 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
amanda4801

You know when you make general statements like this that everything you stated is "good" news it makes you look like an idiot. NOT all the fans are happy about the old Lucky returning especially not after the way GH treated Greg Vaughan who played Lucky for 7 years. I stopped watching this crapfest in January. I watched this show for 40 years so for me to stop watching was like giving up an addiction. I'm happy to say I'm GH free and loving it. I only hope Kelly Monaco decides to leave this sinking ship. Brian Frons & Bob Guza have destroyed the show I loved.

November 09 2009 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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