Don’t get me wrong, with the impressive list of Emmy nominations, the show is great. However it could use a little more star power. Since ABC won the lawsuit against Prospect Park, they have not made any effort to bring any characters from All My Children or One Life To Live. Here are five actors or actresses that we strongly suggest join the cast, either on a permanent basis or for a story arc.
1. Susan Lucci as Erica Kane
First off, she is a legend, secondly she is considered a daytime icon. Lucci as portrayed that role from 1970 to 2011. I believe we can have a story where she confronts her once rival Lucy Coe about some crazy scheme she would have concocted to make her own company Coco Cosmetics a success. It’s also time we gave Lucy Coe a story, why not with the icon of daytime tv. Also she can have a run in with Sonny Corinthos like in this What If video that was produced a few years ago.
2. Vincent Irizarry as Doctor David Hayward
Not only does the character have a rich and long history with Finola Hugues character Anna Devane, the hospital is need of good doctors. His natural way of rubbing people off is deeply missed, he was sometimes a bad guy we loved to watch. If ABC brings Susan Lucci that will be two characters he has history with. Who knows, maybe he has a secret past with Monica Quatermaine (played by the wonderful Leslie Charleson), or can be a love interest for Bobbie Spencer (played by the equally wonderful Jacklyn Zeman).
3. Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan
So she has made several appearances on General Hospital, it would be fun to see a lot more of her character duke it out in court against Alexis and Diane. She can also be the door that occasionally brings the Buchanan family around.
4. Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer
She also made an appearance before the relaunch of One Life To Live. She has a rich history with actor Roger Howarth. She and Carly (Laura Wright) were friends and her daughter Starr was also involved with Carly’s son Michael. Maybe she can be paired with Julian and have Kim (Tamara Braun) and her fight for his affections.
5. Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado
I fell in love with this character when she joined the cast of General Hospital and was pregnant. That baby switch storyline showed me just the range of emotion this women can do and she was heart wrenching to watch. She also is friends with Carly and Blair. She can also go against Alexis and Diane in court, or maybe be even Sonny’s sexy new lawyer that will drive Carly nuts!
What do you guys think of these characters joining the cast of General Hospital? And do you think it’s high time they get a new opening also ?