Constance Towers, the evil Helena Cassadine from General Hospital guest-starred in last night’s Soap Opera Mystery Theatre at the WGA with All My Children’s Jacob Young. Thus reuniting Helena with one of her former Lucky Spencer’s! On-Air On-Soaps caught up with one of our favorite people, and asked Constance if Helena’s latest escapades has legs, and when does she think the baddest Cassadine of them all, Valentin, will make his way to the Port Charles canvas. As many know Valentin’s debut (Actor, Matt Borlenghi) was delayed to make room for James Franco’s guest-star turn, and seems to still be on the back-burner.
Towers, “She is back with a vengeance. There is a little more of an arc to do it this time. We hope the Valentin character will come in soon. We have been serenading his entrance for quite awhile, but he hasn’t made it yet. That character will be probably the only person that Helena is truly afraid of. ”
We then asked Constance, how on earth does she get through the scenes where she is spouting such venom at the fragile Elizabeth, Becky Herbst? Towers responded, “It’s hard. She is one of the sweetest people on this earth, and there was only one line I refused to say because she is truly pregnant in real life, and that was turn to her and say, “I hope the Gods are smiling and you will die in child birth.” And I turned and I said “Even Helena is not that poisonous. I can’t say that,” and so I didn’t. “ And she and I laugh a lot in rehearsal. I throw things in, and sometimes I keep them in. The other day Helena says to Elizabeth, “You have three little urchins by three different men, and you are not married to a single one of them. You are really ripe for Welfare”. They right me in interesting ways, and the writing is terrific at GH. They give Helena a sense of humor and they also make her vulnerable. I think a villain who is vulnerable is very interesting to watch and play.”
We can’t wait for more Helena debauchery! Stay tuned!