Whether by accident or by design sometimes an actor considered a bit player or non-essential to a TV show’s main storyline becomes an underground fan favorite.
Meet Carolyn Hennesy a.k.a. Diane Miller on General Hospital. Hennesy is one of those actresses who probably gets a lot of people coming up to her and saying, “Didn’t we go to high school together?” or “Weren’t you my brother’s divorce attorney?” The 46-year old classically trained actress looks so familiar because she works steadily in Hollywood and has for years.
Hennesy’s IMBd.com page lists bit parts in everything from Dawson’s Creek to Moesha to Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare but so far none of those roles have launched her into that fabled realm of name-recognition stardom.
Some General Hospital fans think that should change. A few have even launched a write-in campaign on various soap opera message boards to get Henessey’s character a life and storyline of her own.
Tamara Braun, who played Carly Benson-Roberts Corinthos on General Hospital from 2001-2005 arrives in Salem on Friday, February 8.
Braun’s character is Ava, described as a ‘mystery woman’ from Steve “Patch” Johnson’s past. If history is any indication, Days fans should warm up to her fast.
When Tamara Braun joined ABC’s General Hospital in 2001 she took over the role of a pivotal, established character. The actress who originated Carly in the 90’s, Sarah Brown was and still is a fan favorite. Brown just returned to Port Charles in an entirely new role as Claudia Zacchara.
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Sarah Brown, the first of four actresses to play the role of Carly Corinthos, will be making a return to General Hospital. Interestingly enough, she won’t be there to take her old spot back (like Rebecca Budig recently did on All My Children). Brown will be making a splashy entrance as an entirely new character: Claudia Zacchara, mobster Johnny’s sister. (Don’t try and question how this could happen; Kelly Monaco played a different character on the vampire-filled Port Charles before she became Sam on the bloodsucker-less GH.)
Sarah, who originated the role of Carly back in 1996 (she left in 2001), will not only have a juicy face-to-face with the current Carly (played by Laura Wright), she’ll have a heated encounter of the bedroom kind with her old hubby, Sonny Corinthos. I can’t wait! Brown currently has a one-year contract with the daytime drama and is scheduled to make her debut on Thursday, Jan. 31.
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