Ah, we knew it was only a matter of time before Adrienne Barbeau’s role of Suzanne on General Hospital had some secret or something she was hiding. But we never expected this!
If you caught today’s episode of GH, you know that it is revealed at the end of the episode that Suzanne who has been Brenda Barrett’s pal or sidekick is really the wife of the evil Balkan! Thus, setting the stage for some stunning surprises to the story. In an exclusive interview with TV Guide out today, Barbeau discusses the twist that no one saw coming! Here are a few excerpts!
Barbeau on her reaction when she found out she was Mrs. Balkan: “It was a shock to me, too! I’ve known for a while. I knew about this back when Daniel Benzali’s first scenes were airing because I remember sitting there watching the show and thinking, “Oh, this is going to be fun!” But nobody else in the cast knew about it, not even Daniel. Since word got out on the set last week, the other actors have been coming up going, “Is it really true? You’re married to the Balkan? Really? When [head writer] Bob Guza told me about Suzanne’s true identity I was, like, wait a minute, how can this be? How do I justify all of Suzanne’s behavior up until now? How do you explain her friendship with Brenda? I also wondered if I’d have played any of this differently if I’d known all the facts when they hired me.”
Barbeau on if this will make sense in-story once this is all revealed that she is The Balkan’s other half: “Bob Guza and I went back and examined everything Suzanne had done on the show to find a way to make sure this [revelation] would be believable and explainable and I think we succeeded at that. But it will take a while for all of the information to come out. I think you’ll come to find that maybe Suzanne’s motivations have changed as time went on. Maybe her initial motivation in aligning herself with Brenda was to find out what happened to her son…and then things got more, uh, complicated.”
Make sure to read the interview and find out what is up with Suzanne’s feeling’s for Jason Morgan!