General Hospital spoilers and updates tease that Sarah Joy Brown opened up about her time in the soap. The actress talked about her stint in the daytime drama in a Q&A session on Instagram.
Fans may recall that Brown debuted the role of Carly Corinthos back in 1996. She then returned to the soap and portrayed a different role, Claudia Zacchara in 2008. It’s been a while since she was last seen on the soap but the actress and the viewers can still remember her time in Port Charles clearly.
General Hospital Spoilers: Brown’s 6-month Role Turned to 5 Years
The actress revealed that when she signed up for the role, it was only supposed to last for six months. Viewers welcomed her character warmly and her short-term stint lasted for five years. Even after she left, her alter ego remained and she’s been there for 25 years.
GH Spoilers: Brown Connects With Carly For the First Time
Brown recalled the scene at Bobbie Spencer’s (Jacklyn Zeman) house when Carly put on her mother’s necklace. She marveled at the necklace and herself while looking at the mirror when Bobbie walked in. The actress revealed that the audience connected with her character for the first time in that scene.
General Hospital Spoilers: Leaving Port Charles for Good
It was also the first time that she connected with her alter ego and managed to bring the character to life. That’s when it all started. The actress said she was surprised at the popularity of her former alter ego over the years. She admitted that she could have stayed in the soap and continued playing the character for 25 years.
However, she said that it wasn’t her dream. If she decided to stay at that time, she wouldn’t have the chance to do different things. Not only that, she might wind up wondering what else she can do with her life. She wanted to explore other things and she doesn’t regret her decision to leave.
Brown thanked all the actors who played Carly over the years and the writers who made sure that she remained an interesting character. When asked what the most challenging storyline she did, the actress said it “was playing in Maurice’s penthouse and doing the mental illness, the breakdown stuff that Sonny went through.”
Apart from General Hospital, her other acting credits include As the World Turns, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and Big Momma’s House 2.
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