Despite the Port Charles campus being a bit overcrowded already, General Hospital is about to bring on someone new. With this soap being one of the most popular daytime TV destinations of all-time, many actors would love to land a role on this show. To make this happen, the producers will hold a General Hospital Casting Call to find a new female cast member. There will be nothing generic about the character of this future GH character when they find her.
Whoever will play this new role will have to fit the bill, as the soap has offered up some stringent specifics. According to Soap Opera Digest, the folks at GH are looking for a character whose name will be Jessica and she will need to possess quite a few assets.
Will Brain, Braun, and Beauty Describe ‘General Hospital’s’ New Jessica?
The breakdown of Jessica’s character goes beyond her gender and age range. She will be an African American woman somewhere in her early to late 3o’s. This woman will also present with the entire package of beauty and intelligence.
Jessica will be a dynamic, strong, and savvy character with a bit of a twist to her persona. She will be a character who “plays both sides of the law.”
ETA in Port Charles
Jessica will start shooting among the Port Charles citizens in August. Speculation as to how this savvy character will be introduced on General Hospital has fans’ imaginations working overtime.
General Hospital needs new characters, as Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) plans to leave the soap for a while.
Who is She and Where Did She Come From?
Questions are spinning around the news of a new contract player today, according to SoapHub. Some fans of the show are wondering if this is an attempt at a Jordan recast, but the media site doesn’t see it that way.
Soap Hub claims that they “doubt that’s the case.” They are taking “Vinessa Antoine’s popularity with Donnell Turner” into consideration for nixing that thought.
Skuttlebut Among ‘General Hospital’ Fans
Then there is some scuttlebutt among fans about the new Jessica possibly being a member of the Ward family.
It was back in the 1990s when Mary-Mae Ward and her grandchildren, Justus and Keisha, brought some twists and turns to the show. Will Jessica somehow spring up from this family?
Since Mishael Morgan has departed ways with The Young and the Restless, will she sail into Port Charles as Jessica? Some of the fans are suggesting she fits the bill for the new General Hospital character’s specifications. You can see Mishael in the Instagram post below.
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It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from The Young and The Restless. There were many factors that lead to this decision, but ultimately, five years just felt right to me. I feel blessed to have worked with some of the most talented, hardworking and fun-loving people in television. Thank you to the cast, the crew and everyone at Sony and CBS who made the past five years truly unforgettable. A special thanks to my partner in crime Bryton James, who always brought out the best in both me and Hil. Last but definitely not least, I want to thank all of my amazing fans who have supported me on this journey. Your gifts, love and kindness over the years (and days) have warmed my heart and fuelled my soul more than you could ever know. Although my adventure as Hilary Curtis is coming to an end, my work on screen is far from over. This may be a goodbye from Hilary, but I’ll just say “see you soon”. Love Always, Mishael
Someone Unknown, Bright and New to Port Charles?
There’s always a chance that Jessica will be someone completely brand new. She could be someone who has no ties what-so-ever to Port Charles or its inhabitants. This role could also go to a newcomer to the soap scene. Someone who has never been seen on the TV screen might be what GH has in mind.
Check back for updates on Jessica, who is due to make her home in Port Charles sometime in August.