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    General Hospital CAST - Brenda Barrett Corinthos - Daily Updates Archive

    Full detailed profile on Brenda Barrett Corinthos Played by Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.

    Vanessa Marcil (ABC)

    Birthday: October 15, 1968
    Birthplace: Indio, California
    Marital Status: Married to Carmine Giovanazzo
    Real Name: Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
    Height: 5'4


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    Keep Moving Forward.

    Monday, April 18 2011

    At the house, Michael tells Brenda the downside of growing up as Sonny Corinthos' son. Brenda criticizes Carly's part in how he was raised, but Michael says while Carly isn't perfect, she has always been there for him. She is the best woman he knows and suggests Brenda could learn a lot from Carly when it comes to being a mother. She apologizes for anything negative she might have inferred. He continues to defend his mother and she thinks it's great he sticks up for her. He asks about Lucian and she expresses how much she loves him. Sonny returns home after Michael has left. When Sonny continues to refer to Lucian as 'her' son, she wonders if he can open up to him like he did Michael, who also wasn't his biologically. He would open his heart to any of her children, but he's only known Lucian a week. Brenda relaxes and Sonny embraces her. Sonny suggests Brenda not trust Suzanne, because she could have an ulterior motive. Brenda truly believes Suzanne was trying to protect her from Theo, but Sonny thinks she is after something.

    There Is No Choice.

    Friday, April 15 2011

    Sonny watches as Brenda and Suzanne fawn over Lucian at the house. Brenda thanks Suzanne for bringing Lucian home to her, as Sonny looks skeptical. Once Suzanne leaves, Sonny expresses his concerns over Brenda bonding with Lucian so quickly. He just wants to make sure she doesn't get hurt. Brenda understands, but Lucian is there so she needs to know if Sonny is going to be okay with this. Sonny remains skeptical of Suzanne and whether or not Lucian is really Brenda's son. Brenda is confident Lucian is hers and he's a fact of life they have to adapt to. They discuss the dangers of his lifestyle and Sonny promises he will do whatever it takes to protect Lucian, but he can't guarantee it will be enough. After Sonny leaves, Michael stops by. Brenda asks Michael if he thinks her son will be happy with Sonny as his father. Michael loves his dad, but Sonny's world is no place for a kid.

    A Little Help From Her Friends.

    Tuesday, April 12 2011

    Brenda introduces Kristina to Lucian at Kelly's. Kristina is stunned to learn the boy is Brenda's son. Brenda tells her of their plans to put a playground in the backyard and how Sonny made grilled cheese sandwiches with the boy. Kristina suggests a family brunch, but Brenda says they're going to bond just the three of them first and then they'll introduce the rest of the family. Lisa enters Kelly's and listens to Kristina lament her problems. Lisa offers to give her an herbal remedy to help calm her nerves. Lisa leaves as Ethan enters and sits with Kristina. She opens up about her issues with Sonny and how Lucian is throwing a wrench into the progress she's made with her father. Ethan suggests she not shut Sonny out because she does have a place in his life.

    Diane enters Casa de Corinthos to find Max playing with Lucian's toys. Max avoids telling Diane about the boy, as Brenda walks in looking for Lucian's book. Once she leaves the room, Max explains everything to Diane, who wonders how Sonny is handling the situation. Jax walks in looking for Brenda. When she enters the room, Jax congratulates her on her son. She says she's happy to finally have her own family. Brenda gushes about Lucian, but notes she's trying to figure out how to keep him safe from the crazy world she's married into.

    No Quick Fix.

    Friday, April 08 2011

    At Sonny's, Brenda and Carly trade insults over each other's mothering skills and their place in Sonny's life. After Carly has left, Jason shows up to make sure security is in place. He says it can get tricky protecting a child. Brenda can't imagine how hard this must be for him. After some strained conversation about Jake and Lucian, Jason leaves to talk to the guard. Sonny returns home and Brenda tells him about her visit with Carly. She doesn’t want Carly to be allowed to walk into their home whenever she feels like it. Sonny shrugs it off and says he will talk to her. Annoyed by his calm demeanor, Brenda announces she wants Carly banned from their house. Sonny says no because she is the mother of his children and he doesn't want to put his kids in the middle of this. Brenda backs down, saying he's right. Talk turns to Lucian and Sonny suggests she get a DNA test to make sure he is her son.


    Thursday, April 07 2011

    As Max plays with Lucian at the house, Sonny tells Brenda he needs to put security in place so she can't run around town with the boy until that happens. Brenda won't let bodyguards raise her son. Sonny asks, "Like my kids?" Brenda didn't mean to imply anything, but she doesn't want the mob life for her son. Sonny reminds her that's the life they are in and he has to protect his family. She feels bad she's lost so much time with Lucian and she isn't sure she can make it up to him. Sonny assures her they will figure it out. Jason stops by and privately talks with Sonny, who tells him about Lucian. Sonny doesn’t trust Suzanne's claims, but notes Brenda is already in love with the boy. Jason rearranges the bodyguard detail and as they talk about Brenda's concerns about raising Lucian in this environment, he gets emotional about Jake.

    Carly comes to see Sonny at his house, but only finds Brenda playing with Lucian. Brenda sends Lucian off with Max and Milo paving the way for Carly to get snarky with her.

    How Is This Possible?

    Wednesday, April 06 2011

    Brenda is floored, as Suzanne enters the house saying the boy, Lucian, is her son. Sonny breaks the tension by introducing himself and Brenda to Lucian and tells him they will straighten it all out. Sonny orders Max to watch the boy, as Brenda tearfully wonders how this could be possible. Suzanne explains that she knew Theo would have stopped at nothing to get his hands on the baby and corrupt him like he did Aleksander. She further details that Brenda never had a fever. She gave her drugs and had a doctor induce labor. Brenda goes off on her, reminding her how hard the last three years have been grieving over her son. Sonny thinks this is about Theo, but Suzanne tells them Theo is dead. Sonny is suspicious, but Suzanne admits the love in their marriage ended years ago and she couldn't allow him to turn Lucian into a monster like he did Aleksander. Brenda asks about the adopted parents. Suzanne relays she didn't get to them in time, inferring that they're dead. Brenda wonders how she is supposed to make it okay for Lucian when he doesn't even know who she is. Sonny thinks they need to check out the facts before Brenda gets too attached. Suzanne gives them Lucian's birth certificate and adoption papers. She says she will be staying at the Metro Court if they need her. And if Brenda isn't ready for the responsibility of raising the boy, she will gladly take on that responsibly. Outraged, Brenda orders Suzanne to get out. Later, Sonny pensively watches as Brenda plays with Lucien. Brenda tells the boy she is happy to meet him.

    Say Hello To Your Son Brenda.

    Tuesday, April 05 2011

    Diane comes to Sonny's house to have him sign some legal documents. He sees one that allows the use of his name for a publishing company. He refuses to sign it. She tells him she wrote a book with Spinelli that includes his name and she asks him to sign it. As Sonny and Diane argue the point, Brenda walks in. Diane tells Brenda she's also in the book so she needs her signature as well. Brenda says not a chance. Diane tells Sonny to sign or she will quit. As they argue again, the fact that it's Spinelli's book comes up, so Brenda signs the release. Brenda then encourages Sonny to do the same. He does so reluctantly. Once Diane has left, Sonny asks Brenda why she likes Spinelli so much. She thinks he's a sweet guy. Sonny then wonders if she would love him more if he were in a different line of work. She says it's a mute point because he's not and she's made peace with that. He talks about how his life affects his children, but he wouldn't give up a child like Jason did. As they continue to talk, Suzanne arrives with a little boy in her arms. She says, "Brenda, say hello to your son."

    Scotch Must Not Taste As Good.

    Friday, April 01 2011

    Brenda and Sonny discuss her lost son at home. He offers to investigate, but she knows she had a miscarriage and resents anyone suggesting otherwise. She does wonder what her son would look like though. Sonny doesn’t want to cause her pain, but he thinks it's a good idea to find out the truth. Brenda thinks he's right because, now that the idea has been planted, she can't stop thinking about it. Robin stops by and Sonny leaves them to some girl talk. Once he's gone, Brenda and Robin discuss the tragedy of Jake's death. Brenda feels like a jerk because she's so happy when all this is happening. Robin thinks they should embrace the good and tells her friend she and Patrick reunited. She adds they have decided to go to counseling. Brenda asks if they would be getting back together if it weren't for Emma. Robin doesn't know, but says she loves being a mom. Brenda thinks it must be great.

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