General Hospital spoilers hint there’s a chance for a brilliant soap swap if ABC brings Gina Tognoni over as recast Nina Reeves. She was just axed at CBS from her Phyllis Abbott role and Michelle Stafford reclaimed it. But could there be two simultaneous recasts happening? Check out the latest.
General Hospital Spoilers: Gina Tognoni a Good Fit as Nina Reeves?
When Gina first took over as Phyllis Abbott at Young and the Restless, many CBS soap fans raged. They felt Michelle Stafford was irreplaceable in the part. But gradually, Gina Tognoni won them over. She truly made Phyllis her own quirky conniving character.
That same energy could allow her to step into Michelle Stafford’s shoes as Nina on General Hospital. Spoilers show this is no time for Nina Reeves to go MIA. But Michelle Stafford reportedly already went over and filmed a little at Y&R. Chatter says Michelle’s first airdate as new-old Phyllis is mid-May during sweeps. But she’s doing double-duty now as her Insta Story shows her still commuting to the GH studio.
— Ashleigh Freeman (@ashleyfreeman77) April 8, 2019
GH Spoilers: Nina Can’t Leave Now – Recast Required
General Hospital spoilers indicate the fake daughter plot isn’t nearly ready to wrap. Sasha Gillmore (Sofia Mattsson) zipped her lips. Plus, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) doubled down with another faux DNA test. They can’t snip these loose ends so fast. So, depending on when and if Michelle Stafford’s exit blindsided them, they may need a recast STAT.
There’s also the consistent GH spoilers talk that Willow Tait (Katelynn MacMullen) is Nina’s real missing daughter. Unless the ABC sudser plans to abruptly scrap several plots tethered to Nina Reeves, she cannot simply leave town one day. That means someone needs to replace Michelle Stafford, right?
— Jill Torey (@ToreyJill) April 8, 2019
Gina Tognoni Has Ties to ABC Daytime & General Hospital
Another sign that it would be a smooth transition to bring Gina to GH are her existing ties to the network. Soap fans remember Gina Tognoni as Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live. She worked for ABC daytime from 1995-2011 (with a short gap). While there, she worked with Frank Valentini for years. So, they could be pals.
Since he’s now General Hospital’s showrunner, it could be the perfect storm of recasting. Plus, having Gina Tognoni back at ABC may thrill OLTL fans who enjoyed her as Kelly. Plus, Frank brought over Elizabeth Hendrickson from Y&R and she was also an ABC vet. She was Frankie on All My Children. So, there’s a precedent already.
Could This All Be a Happy Ending on GH?
General Hospital spoilers shocked fans with Michelle Stafford abruptly quitting to take over at Y&R for departing Gina Tognoni. This seemed awful for Gina and a stunner for GH fans. But there could be activity behind the scenes fans simply don’t know.
If the two talented actresses swap spots, it could be a win-win for the ladies and soap fans. Y&R fans seem excited for Michelle Stafford’s return as Phyllis. So, maybe there’s GH casting news coming to announce Gina Tognoni as the new face of, Nina Reeves.
The bottom line is that fans are in wait and see mode. Stafford’s move to the CBS soap is confirmed. But the fate of Nina Reeves on GH is still unconfirmed, as is a recast.
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