Fantastic news soap fans! USA Today has the scoop this Monday morning that Vanessa Marcil is returning to General Hospital in her role as Brenda Barrett on the August 11th episode of the series. According to the item, “Brenda Barrett will return to Port Charles with a big secret that, of course, is sure to wreak havoc.”
Marcil has played Brenda, the role she made soap famous and uber popular on and off since 1992. Vanessa took home the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize at the Daytime Emmys in 2003.
Brian Frons, President of ABC Daytime/SOAPnet today stated,“Fans can now rejoice, Vanessa is returning to General Hospital. True to form, Brenda arrives in Port Charles with a secret that will impact Sonny, Jax and Jason. General Hospital has always been dedicated to the strong history of our characters. Fans and viewers alike will be thrilled with her storyline and will agree that her return was worth waiting for.”
Vaness Marcil shared her excitement, “I feel so lucky to continue to be allowed to visit General Hospital and honor where I came from. I am humbled by these great people and a character that I truly love.”
ABC offered this up on the story that brings Vanessa back to GH. ”Brenda Barrett’s return to Port Charles comes at a time when the three most important men in her life – Sonny, Jax and Jason – are all in crisis. Brenda’s in trouble herself – when is she not? – possessing an explosive secret. Only she doesn’t even realize it’s something devoutly to be kept secret. Brenda has no idea the havoc this little indiscretion will wreak or that she’ll send the lives of loved ones hurling into chaos.”
And finally, according to an ABC spokesperson, Brenda will have story for, “the forseeable future”. And that is good news soapers! Don’t you think?