She's Coming Back.
Updated July 22:
Here's a quick look at Vanessa on the set of GH with what looks to be her new co-star Brad Rowe. Take a look!
Updated July 20:
In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, GH Head Writer Bob Guza previewed more of Brenda's return. It seems that over the years Brenda has become an international supermodel and is the celebrity face and goodwill ambassador of the Alliance to Save Exploited Children. Her new career has made her a public face, thereby putting her in jeopardy, which will involve many people in Port Charles. While she has a connection to Franco, he is not the source of her immediate problem, but someone already on the canvas is.
Regarding the rumors Brenda would come to town with Sonny's love child, Guza teased that's not true, but he didn't discount her leaving Port Charles with that kind of 'baggage'. He added that what she's returning with is more explosive than that.
Guza also indicated Brenda would be sticking around for at least a year.
Updated June 7:
In a statement announcing Vanessa's return, President of ABC Daytime, Brian Frons, said, “Fans can now rejoice, Vanessa is returning to ‘General Hospital.’ True to form, Brenda arrives in Port Charles with a secret that will impact Sonny, Jax and Jason. General Hospital has always been dedicated to the strong history of our characters. Fans and viewers alike will be thrilled with her storyline and will agree that her return was worth waiting for.”
Vanessa Marcil also declared, “I feel so lucky to continue to be allowed to visit ‘General Hospital’ and honor where I came from. I am humbled by these great people and a character that I truly love.”
ABC teased her return saying, "Brenda Barrett’s return to Port Charles comes at a time when the three most important men in her life – Sonny, Jax and Jason – are all in crisis. Brenda’s in trouble herself – when is she not? – possessing an explosive secret. Only she doesn’t even realize it’s something devoutly to be kept secret. Brenda has no idea the havoc this little indiscretion will wreak or that she’ll send the lives of loved ones hurling into chaos."
Originally posted June 7:
After countless rumors, teases and speculation, it appears as if Vanessa Marcil is actually bringing Brenda back to General Hospital.
According to USA Today, Brenda will return on August 11 with a huge secret.
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