A familiar face will be arriving in Port Charles soon when ALL MY CHILDREN alum Jennifer Bassey joins the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL! A rep for the soap revealed that they can confirm her casting, but remained mum on details of exactly who she’ll be playing!
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After roles on LOVE OF LIFE, THE EDGE OF NIGHT, and SOMERSET, Bassey joined AMC as Marian Colby in 1983 and became a fan favorite, especially because of her character’s relationship with Stuart Chandler. In 1999, Bassey was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy Award.
However, after Stuart was killed off in 2009, Marian was so lost in her grief that she attempted to shoot her husband’s killer, landing her in a mental hospital. Bassey returned to AMC in 2011 for a few episodes in which Marian was reunited with Stuart, who it turns out, was still very much alive.
Check out our special flashback photo gallery below to see classic pics of Bassey on AMC and more!
Outside of daytime, Bassey has also appeared in the films 27 Dresses and Dunston Checks In as well as primetime series like 30 ROCK, BODY OF PROOF, and GREY’S ANATOMY. In November of 2016, the actress revealed that she had become engaged to actor George Bamford.
Bassey on GREY'S ANATOMY in 2013. (Photo Credit: Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images)
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We would have suspected that Bassey might be the latest actress to play Helena Cassadine, except that GH has already revealed that Constance Towers is reprising the role again. It seems most likely that Bassey will be playing an entirely new character, but now that ABC has regained the rights to AMC and ONE LIFE TO LIVE characters from Prospect Park, she could very well be playing Marian. With many GH fans suspecting that Anna’s recent odd behavior is because she’s actually been swapped out with her twin sister, Alex Devane, it would be the perfect time to bring on AMC characters, as that was the soap on which Alex was introduced!
Whoever Bassey eventually ends up playing, it will be wonderful to see the talented actress back in daytime again. Stay tuned for more details as the story develops and we learn the role she’ll be playing and when she’ll first air!
For more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
With David Canary (Stuart) in an AMC scene from 1998
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