Adrienne Barbeau, known mainly for 70′s sitcoms and horror flicks, spoke to TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan about her new role on General Hospital. As previously announced, Barbeau enters into Port Charles on the heels of Brenda Barrett’s return (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) as Suzanne. Barbeau debuts on GH and your television screens on August 12th. Here are a few excerpts, and a short list of what her new character is all about.
Barbeau on Suzanne and what brings her to PC: “ She’s a journalist who has seen so much tragedy in the world where children are concerned and she establishes an organization, the Alliance to Save Exploited Children, that concentrates on the victims of sex trafficking. Brenda becomes the spokesperson who’s out there bringing attention to the cause and bringing in corporate endowments. One day in Rome she is attacked while appearing at a press conference. We don’t know who did it but her life is clearly in jeopardy and it’s pretty much up to Suzanne to take care of Brenda and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Suzanne is going to hire a bodyguard who may be someone from Brenda’s life back in Port Charles.”
Barbeau on if Suzanne will be a big flirt with the men in PC: I “ hear Suzanne is going to find someone in Port Charles very attractive! I don’t want to say too much, but [head writer] Bob Guza has mentioned to me that she will lay her eyes on one certain guy in town and suddenly it’s “Oh…maybe it’s time to put on some makeup!” [Laughs] So we’ll see.”