Will General Hospital's mysterious new arrival work alongside Jason Cook's Matt?
On Thursday, Jan. 15, General Hospital viewers — and eventually Nikolas — will do a double take when the late Emily Quartermaine appears to rise from the dead. The truth is, however, that Natalia Livingston (who left the role of Nik's great love) is back on the ABC soap in a new role, as a mysterious young woman named Rebecca. Livingston talked to us about how much sweeter GH is the second time around.
TVGuide.com: Is playing another character something that was suggested, or even joked about, when they wrote you and Emily off the show? "It's a soap opera, Nat — we can always bring you back as a look-alike."
Natalia Livingston: It was a talk that I had with [headwriter] Bob Guza, who had come up with an awesome idea for a storyline. It wasn't the right time at that moment, but now it is!
TVGuide.com: So this "comeback plan" was in mind when you left?
Livingston: I knew that there was a possibility for a comeback, yeah. We ended up waiting...
Natalia Livingston and Tyler Christopher, General Hospital
Life is looking good for General Hospital's Tyler Christopher, who plays brooding prince Nikolas Cassadine. Per his official website, the Daytime Emmy nominee has landed a role in Secrets of a Small Town, an ABC drama pilot created by GH co-head writer Charles Pratt Jr. Guess it helps to have friends in high places! Pratt's modern-day Peyton Place is a mystery yarn about a sleepy-seeming hamlet that's rocked by a cheerleader's murder. But before fans freak out — "Is Tyler leaving us?!" — let's wait and see if Secrets actually gets ABC's greenlight after the pilot is made. C'mon now, breathe.
On the personal front, the word is that Tyler recently resumed dating GH costar Natalia Livingston (Emily
Why do good girls go for bad boys?
Are you ready for Sonny Corinthos and Emily Quartermaine Cassadine to pair up on General Hospital? The mobster and the heiress are gonna hook up — and TVGuide.com has confirmation of that straight from GH cohead writers Bob Guza and Chuck Pratt. Can't believe it? Read for yourself!
TVGuide.com: Let's talk about the rumor of an upcoming Sonny-Emily coupling.Bob Guza: Maurice Benard and Natalia Livingston have really strong chemistry.Chuck Pratt: Maurice has actually commented on it and we've seen it. You can be friends for years and then wonder, "Is there potential for more?" We find it fascinating that Sonny and Emily are two people who really would cause a lot of trouble if they even thought about this.
TVGuide.com: Nobody in Port Charles will be happy abo