Shari Belafonte is having a blast playing Mayor Lomax on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but will she be sticking around?
“It’s been quite a learning curve and it’s been so much fun,” the actress tells Soaps In Depth of working on her first daytime drama. “When you’re used to saying two lines a week and suddenly you have 70 lines over a two hour period, it’s quite a shell shock!”
Currently, Belafonte says she has taped three shows over the course of two days, the third of which is airing today, Friday, Jan. 29. “And they just contacted my manager for a photo for a newspaper article that’s within the show. I can only assume I’m coming back.
“The first thing they wanted to see is if I could get through the two days,” she adds. “Now that I’ve managed that, new information should be coming my way.”
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Intrigued by the character of Mayor Lomax, Belafonte wants to continue challenging herself with the role and the hectic pace of daytime. “I am fully ready to come back whenever they want me,” she declares.
“And everyone’s been so nice,” she continues. “I went in like such a little fish out of water. I was in awe of Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) with the baby. The baby was screaming while she was getting through her lines. I was just in shock and awe. I was amazed. I was like, ‘Wow, how did you do that?’
“I’m sort of a Jane Of All Trades,” Belafonte concludes. “I’m not really a master of anything, but hopefully I’ll have more Lomax down by the end of the year.”
Sources indicate that Lomax could have more story in the coming months, so Belafonte may get her wish! And for more GH news and interviews, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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