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14 June 17th, 2016 Saturday: Former GH Favorite Vanessa Marcil Stars In Hallmark Channel’s TV Movie, The Convenient Groom!

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Missing some Vanessa Marcil in your life? Well, look no further than Saturday night, when the former Brenda Barrett of General Hospital takes on her latest role in the Hallmark Channel TV Movie, The Convenient Groom (9pmET/8PMCT).

In story, Dr. Kate Lawrence, a celebrity relationship coach (Marcil) faces public humiliation when her fiance (Aaron Craven) breaks up with her and calls off their wedding just as she is about to go public with their nuptials.

Fortunately, a childhood friend (David Sutcliffe) steps up and pretends he’s her groom-to-be to help her save face in this new romantic comedy.

Marcil tweeted a photo from the movie today stating: “My dream job Dr Kate Lawrence PH.D. Doc of love convenient groom”

Marcil also spoke with TV Line on her new TV movie, but they also asked the actress is she has a standing invitation to return to reprise her role of Brenda on GH at anytime, to which Vanessa replied:  “Yes. They’ve always made me feel super welcome and like it’s my home. I mean, they’re awesome.”

Watch a promo for The Convenient Groom after the jump and let us know if you will be tuning in to see Vanessa, and if you wish GH would bring back Brenda for some intriguing story in the future!

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  1. Darren says:

    I love Vanessa Marcil, she still looks terrific. Those glasses make her look sexy. Lol. I want Vanessa Marcil to come back to GH. I miss Brenda Barrett so much. Vanessa is a wonderful actress.


    su0000 replied

    I haven’t a clue as to who she is.
    I do like the glasses.. If my eyesight would ever fail and I’d need glasses, I would like those glasses..


    nancy dillingham replied

    No clue, Su? Haven’t see the old intro with Sonny taking her hand on the sand? Making whoopee on the beach to beat the band? Haven’t even seen the (in)famous scene (on youtube perhaps) where Sonny pulls her across the floor after she betrays him by wearing a wire (not glasses–lol!)
    Well, my dear, step right up and take a gander–those were the days when Sonny was gray (not black) and GH was hot–got it?

    PS Don’t “sue)” me, ok? Just want you to know “those were the days,” ok?

  2. mark says:

    I love her so much she needs to come back to GH!!!


  3. Charday says:

    Whatever happened to that stupid “reality” show she was on and helped create, Queens of Drama?


  4. Soaphound says:

    I know I’m a lone voice in the wilderness here, but I’m not a fan of Vanessa Marcil or the Brenda character. I don’t think her acting is on level with Laura Wright, Maura West, Jane Elliott, or even the younger ladies like Emme Rylan. She did a guest spot on HAWAII FIVE-O a few years back and she did okay because she wasn’t the whole show, just a secondary character. But…WE all have our faves and it’s fun to see them in other projects, so I’m sure her fans will enjoy the new movie.


    mark replied

    She is fabulous and won and Emmy and every time she comes back to GH its an event. I doubt that would happen with any of those actresses and by the way emme is almost the same age as Vanessa.


    Soaphound replied

    Mark, just to clarify…Vanessa is 47, Emme is just 35. I’d say that places her closer to Laura Wright & Maura West. And she has only won ONE Daytime Emmy. But I know how u feel. Whenever Billy Miller shows up somewhere else, I find myself getting all verklempt! If you didn’t see that HAWAII FIVE-O with VM, try to find it. She was quite good sparring with sexy Alex O’Loughlin.

    k/kay replied

    Vanessa Marcil is 47 Emme Rylan is 35

    Rude replied

    Is there any reason you feel the need to come into a Vanessa article just to whine about not liking her and call her a bad actress? Could you not find something more worthy to do with your time?


    Soaphound replied

    Sorry to offend you. I thought this was a forum for expressing opinions politely. Apparently you don’t agree.

  5. Timmm says:

    She looks dreamy!!!


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Love Vanessa but this wasn’t one of her best projects.

    Somehow it seems to me when actors start to take time off from their craft they lose their skills to some extent. Has happened with V, I also think it has happened with Genie Francis as well. I think it becomes harder to lose oneself in an alternate persona.

    As Brenda, she was much more dynamic and enveloped in the character in the 1990′s than when she started coming and going (really started checking out of the character I would say in 2008). Same thing for Genie F as Laura, she held it together really well until she came back to GH in 2013 when she was really stilted, diffident and ackward. (May have been the circumstances, since Geary didn’t want her there and she had just been fired by the evil JFP at Y&R.)

    Anyway, seemed to me that VM was practically pretend acting in this one. Juxtaposed against some of her greatest work on GH (97-98) it almost didn’t seem like the same actor.


    nancy dillingham replied

    Astute comments–and, yes, I agree with you that TG’s not wanting Genie on the set made her appear tense–but, thankfully, now that TG is out of the show, Genie seems to have relaxed a lot, and this is particularly evident in her scenes with Jon Lindstrom where I see glimmerings of the fiery and passionate, as well as playful, Genie/Laura. She smiles with her eyes and her mouth–and even emits that famous giggle of hers once in a while–and the raised eyebrow. Go, Genie! Looks like a weight has been lifted off her shoulders. Must have been very hard for her.


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