According to Wikipedia for GL's Cassie Layne Winslow, After Laura Wright announced she was leaving the show, both GH's Cynthia Preston (Faith Roscoe) & OLTL/AW/GH Actress Jensen Buchanan were up for the role. Nicole Forrester won the role in the end.
Maxie Jones recently left Port Charles to spend time in Texas, and with that, portrayer Kirsten Storms is on a temporary leave of absence from “General Hospital” so that she can recover from real-life brain surgery.
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I've been watching all of that and I disagree with you. She was going to the Snyder farm because she felt welcome. They provided her the warmth and structure and support Lucinda, and that world as a whole, wasn't giving her but she needed.
Lily was pretty dreadful, but psychologically she was fairly interesting simply because she was the first "poverty tourist" I'd ever seen dramatized on a soap. Back in the 1970s, it wasn't unusual for wealthier people to take "poverty tours" of the Appalachian Mountains and photograph the poor living conditions of the residents of the region, then return to the suburbs and entertain their friends with "poverty tour" pictures. Now people seem to enjoy taking "ghetto tours" of Detroit and posting You Tube videos of burned-out houses and rundown neighborhoods. Lily was at the forefront of all that with her "hands-on poverty tour" of the Snyder farm. ("No need for me to spend another dull summer at the country club or the yacht club; instead, I'll go gawk at the hand-me-down clothes and squeaking doors of the poor, country folk! I won't offer to help. I'll simply immerse myself for the moment in their dreary little lives!") She was kinda like Nellie Oleson on "Little House on the Prairie", who enjoyed observing Half Pint's poverty from a safe distance, and then running back to Oleson's Mercantile in her white dress and bonnet to load-up on peppermints and lemon drops.