The delightful Constance Towers recently returned to ‘General Hospital’ as devious Helena. The lovely actress spent a few moments catching us up on what to expect from her very colorful character. Towers also had some kind words for co-stars Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) and Tyler Christopher (ex Nikolas).
Examiner: What, if anything, can you share about your return to ‘General Hospital’ as far as what Helena is up to this time? Knowing Helena, she must have something big up her sleeve.
Constance Towers: This time around Helena is up to big meddling in Lucky, Elizabeth, and Siobhan’s lives. She is still insisting that Elizabeth switched the DNA results. She certainly is not admitting that she had anything to do with it. She’s also looking for Luke, so there will be some juicy scenes between the two. Helena is trying to stoke the fires of the Spencer-Cassadine war and she may succeed this time.
Examiner: What about the paternity test? Will there be repercussions?
CT: The paternity test is still a question in everyone’s minds. It’s far from settled.
Examiner: Speaking of Lucky, his portrayer (the most amazing) Jonathan Jackson just won a Daytime Emmy. Did you watch the awards? Talk a bit about Jonathan.
CT: I didn’t watch the awards. I’m sorry I missed seeing Jonathan win. First of all he deserves to win. He is a consummate actor and a joy to work with. Jonathan is truly one of the nicest, dearest human beings ever. He has a beautiful family. Seeing them together is inspirational.
Examiner: Talk a little bit about working with Tyler Christopher over the years. Were you surprised when you heard he was exiting the show? Was Tyler already gone when you started filming or did you get to work with him?
CT: Tyler Christopher was my Nikolas when I first joined ‘General Hospital’ as Helena. When he left the show I was devastated. We had developed a very special rapport and built a believable, though strange relationship deeply mingled with love, suspicion, and hate. It was complicated but fascinating. I was thrilled when he returned. Tyler is wonderful to work with and so dear, sweet, and a joy to work with. I pray he will return. I was there for his last show. It was a difficult day because everyone in the crew – the actors, camera crew, and directors all felt terrible about losing him. We all love Tyler.
Watch for more of Constance Towers on ‘General Hospital’ weekdays at 3pm on Detroit’s local ABC affiliate WXYZ Channel 7. View the complete local program schedule here.
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