After working in daytime drama for two decades, “General Hospital” star Laura Wright earned her first Daytime Emmy bid for Best Actress. She spoke to Gold Derby about the difficulties of taking over the role Carly, wife to mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Bernard). When she joined “General Hospital” in 2005, the role of Carly had a strong legacy of talented performers. Sarah Brown originated the role in 1996 and earned four consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for her work from 1997-2000 winning three of those — Younger Actress in 1997 and 1998 and Supporting Actress in 2000. Her replacement, Tamara Braun, was a 2004 Emmy nominee.
She revealed that she chose what to include in her submission to the judging panel. “I’d never let somebody else pick my reel. I do get advice from other people, we watch each others reels and give advice.” This year, she has picked a powerhouse episode. Carly’s son, Michael (Younger Actor nominee Chad Duell) is sentenced to prison for killing his step-mother and she must comfort her son.
Her competition includes: Susan Flannery, a four-time winner for “The Bold & the Beautiful”, two-time champ Michelle Stafford from “The Young & the Restless,” supporting winner Debbi Morgan and supporting nominee Alicia Minshew of “All My Children” and sentimental favorite Colleen Zenk contending for the final season of “As the World Turns.”
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