General Hospital News: GH’s Maurice Benard On Vanessa Marcil Returning As Brenda Barrett; Says It’s A ‘No-Brainer’

Before there was ever a Caroline Benson, aka Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright), Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a love that burned so hot it was inevitable that it would end in flames. Sonny and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil) had one of the most memorably passionate relationships in Daytime TV, Soap Opera history. Their love story was up and down, with highs and lows, and was centered around a time when the mob was even more prominent in Sonny’s life than it is now. Sonny and Brenda have been to Hell and back with one another.

One major storyline which sucks fans in and captivated the audience was when Brenda wore a wire. Sonny had never felt so betrayed, and their scenes were so intense, the talent just shined through.

Recently, Maurice Benard had an interview with Soaps In Depth. In the interview, Benard mentioned he would welcome co-star, Vanessa Marcil, back to General Hospital any time. Benard stated, “If I [had my say], she would have been back about five years ago. She brings ratings, and if you put two and two together, that’s four. So, if you bring her back, it’s a no-brainer.”

Considering Sonny’s current life with his wife, Carly, and their family, he reflected on another key component- Jasper “Jax” Jacks. He’s just another piece of history that fits. Maurice added, “You [brought] back Jax, then you got Brenda, and you got a whole cool thing going on.”

Months ago, General Hospital Blog reporter GH spoilers involving Dev Cerci (Ashton Arbab) and the possibility of him having ties to a former enemy of Sonny’s, The Balkan. General Hospital rumors claim Dev will fit into a much larger story, as it’s possible he is the son of Brenda Barrett, and grandchild of The Balkan.
Maurice Benard’s opinion seems to weigh heavily on decision making regarding the show. Benard is smart, talented, has great insight, and knows the ins and outs of the production. There seems to be great potential for having Vanessa Marcil return to GH as Brenda Barrett.

Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.