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Daytime vet Jessica Tuck is joining the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL in the mysterious role of Cassandra Pierce! The actress will be making her debut on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and told Soaps In Depth that while the character is only recurring, the stint appears to be open-ended. “Soaps are where I started,” she confided, “so it always feels like coming home. Especially in this case because executive producer Frank Valentini and I basically started together. On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, he was a production assistant when I was first starting. Coming back and being able to work with Frank, it’s a privilege. It’s so much fun.”
From Llanview with love; @jesstuck's coming to Port Charles... tomorrow! #ButNotAsWhoYouThink #GH #OLTL pic.twitter.com/cGqIHIDwhZ— General Hospital (@GeneralHospital) September 19, 2017
From Llanview with love; @jesstuck's coming to Port Charles... tomorrow! #ButNotAsWhoYouThink #GH #OLTL pic.twitter.com/cGqIHIDwhZ
Cassandra is the jewel fence that Anna wants Finn to help investigate in the hopes of bringing down Valentin, but Tuck couldn’t really reveal anything more about her character without spoiling upcoming storyline twists and turns! “I just started,” she admitted. “So I don’t have a bunch of juicy stuff I can reveal."
Tuck is best known to daytime fans for her role as OLTL’s ill-fated Megan, who tragically died of Lupus. She played the character from 1988 until 1992, then continued to make occasional appearances as Megan’s ghost right up until the soap’s final episodes on ABC. And Tuck’s return to daytime has not only reunited her with Valentini, but James DePaiva (Dr. Bensch), who played Llanview's Max Holden! “He was one of my big love interests on OLTL and I literally have not seen him since the ‘90s!” Tuck confessed. “That was really fun.”
DePaiva and Tuck attending a benefit event in NYC back in 1991. (Photo Credit: Ron Galella/WireImage)
In daytime, Tuck has also appeared as Diane on SUNSET BEACH and Madeline on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She’ll also be familiar to audiences for her primetime roles on shows like MURDER ONE, JUDGING AMY, SAVING GRACE, and TRUE BLOOD.
GH fans should stay tuned as this storyline unfolds and we learn more about the mysterious Cassandra. “There’s more to her than may initially meet the eye,” Tuck teased. “That’s all I’m at liberty to reveal!”
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