“There was something that happened during those island scenes. Everyone was really on and really living that imaginary circumstance, and it was fun. I loved it,” Rylan (Lulu Spencer) told On Air On Soaps of her recent scenes with the motley Port Charles crew trapped on Cassadine Island.
Rylan couldn’t keep a straight face as she repeated the escape route off Cassadine Island over and over as Lulu had to remember it. Dominic Zamprogna’s (Dante Falconeri) teasing her didn’t help either.
“The cast was laughing the entire time. But it was actually a fun week of shooting for many reasons,” Rylan said.
Rylan said she has no knowledge of whether there is baby out there that may be hers with Stavros Cassadine (ex-Robert Kelker Kelly), as GH has hinted and fans have conjectured. The idea is intriguing to the actress, however.
“How fun would it be to have a Cassadine child. We need one! We’re killing of all the Cassadines! I need a Cassadine baby!” she laughed.
Rylan admitted that her close relationship with Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) and his sudden absence saddened her. They also made her reluctant to give Nick Stabile (ex-Nikolas Cassadine) a chance. She became a fast fan of the Stabile’s though, because of his great personality and formidable acting chops.
“He was great and he did an excellent job. Nick really kept the character of Nikolas going, which was great.” Rylan added that she knows the difficulty of stepping into a role popular with fans as a recast herself.
Rylan gushed about her on-screen mom’s (Genie Francis, who plays Laura) acting prowess during the ultra-eventful Cassadine Island jaunt.
“Genie, you were awesome! You have no idea,” Rylan said she told soap icon Francis.
Akbi Khan has been a soap mega-fan for 31 years. She has been writing about them and working to save the soap genre for several years. Last May she got her Master’s in rhetoric and composition, for which she completed a thesis on the Save Our Soaps (SOS) movement and created her own SOS group, thistimeitsforever.org. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, activism for various progressive causes, traveling down her spiritual path, rollerskating, going dancing, anything having to do with language or words, and laughing heartily and often, and more. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.