Tuesday, July 19, will be a big day for Eva La Rue. Not only is she returning to the set of CSI: MIAMI to begin her exciting seventh season as heroine Natalia Boa Vista, but she'll also be seen resuming her role as ALL MY CHILDREN's Dr. Maria Santos that day! "Maria is still in California -- I only did a phone call," La Rue previews of her first two episodes. "but I know that my storyline has to do with David and the Orpheus Project and kind of bringing that down."
While bummed that her real-life pals Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) had not been able to join her for this stint, La Rue was pleased to see other aspects of Maria's history being utilized and hopes to reunite with former castmates like Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Thorsten Kaye (Zach) when she returns for three more episodes this August. "I think it is personal for Maria because remember when David brought her back from the dead and made her believe that she was a murderer?" La Rue asks. "He made her be on the run, and that is how she met Zach. So she has always hated David."
The actress may not have yet shared any on-screen reunions, but off screen, La Rue had a great time being on the AMC set. "It felt like old home week," she says. "And it was really exciting for me to hang out and chit chat with everybody and catch up. I'm really looking forward to going back again."
For more from the popular performer, including her feelings about saying a final goodbye to Maria, don't miss her upcoming feature in Soaps In Depth.