In October 2009, We Love Soaps spoke with GENERAL HOSPITAL's Jacklyn Zeman as she reflected on her 35-year career on ABC soaps, and the wisdom of hard life lessons learned. Read our in-depth interview in five parts below:
Part One - Zeman recalled her daytime experiences on EDGE OF NIGHT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and discussed the psychological backstory behind the Spencer family dramas on GENERAL HOSPITAL.
Part Two - Zeman looked back on two groundbreaking storylines, how Bobbie Spencer helped women [and men], and her process of portraying grief after B.J.’s death.
Part Three - Zeman shared her experience of being back-burnered on GENERAL HOSPITAL, coping with ageism on the show, and the power of transformation and change in her life.
Part Four - Zeman discussed changes on screen and off screen. Plus, what she would have done differently knowing what she knows now.
Part Five - Zeman recalled her favorite stories, her least favorite moments, and how she really felt about the creation of Carly.