Return Canned! From a source close to the GH set comes
word that plans to bring back John Reilly and Sharon Wyatt
have fallen through. "It's not that they didn't want
them to come back; they did," says the insider. So
what was the problem, then? "They didn't know if they
would have room for them," says the spy. It's no
secret that the soap hasn't been able to use returnees
Tristan Rogers, Emma Samms and Finola Hughes in the manner
that they'd hoped. And, the source says, ultimately GH was
hesitant to have the same fate befall Reilly and Wyatt. (SID
Are Robert's Pals Back?
Although a spokesperson for GH had no comment, a source tells
SID that the soap definately wants John Reilly (ex-Sean) back
int he role he played from 1984-'94 by the end of the summer.
The source adds that GH wants to have Reilly interact with
Tristan Rogers (Robert), and at Reilly's request, return to the
canvas alongside Sharon Wyatt (ex-Tiffany). Now we hear GH met
with both actors. "They are both willing to come
back," says the source. "It most likely will all work
out." (SID 8/15/06)
whaddaya know. As viewers discovered on the Dec. 30
episode of Passions, former GH star Sharon Wyatt is indeed
the much-hyped "Mystery Woman." Weekly guessed
the top-secret casting surprise in early December, after
piecing the clues together. First, the Mystery Woman's
voice sounded a lot like Wyatt's- replete with that slight
southern drawl. The MW also appeared tall, like Wyatt.
Last but not least, the casting reunites the actress with
her former GH flame John Reilly (ex-Sean, now Alistair).
Welcome back, Sharon! (SOW 1/17/06)
Girl N in the Hood-
Since October, Passions fans have seen a mysterious caped
diva lurking about Harmony with perfect red nails and a
nasty butcher knife. Well, the hood finally came off on
December 30 to reveal the one soap star I've missed the
most: Sharon Wyatt. The actress, who had a landmark run as
Tiffany HIll on GH, quit acting in the '90s to care for
her elderly parents in Tennessee. "I'm so flattered
that Passions tracked me down out in the middle of
nowhere," coos Wyatt. "They just made me an
offer- no audition." And ain't it a small world?
Wyatt's crazed character will be wreaking revenge on
Alistair, the villain played by John Reilly, who also
played Wyatt's hubby on GH! (TV Guide 1/9/06)
Passions' Mystery Woman GH's Tiffany?
As Passions prepares to ring in the New Year with the
reveal of the "Mystery Woman" this week, various
clues point to one actress as her likely portrayer: GH fan
fave Sharon Wyatt.
For starters, the Mystery Woman's voice sounds an awful
lot like Wyatt's- replete with that slight southern drawl
we all remember. (Wyatt was born and raised in Tennessee.)
The Mystery Woman also appears to be tall, like Wyatt. And
casting Wyatt would reunite her with her former GH flame
John Reilly (ex-Sean, now Alistair). Rumor has it that the
Mystery Woman is either Alistair's presumed-dead wife,
Rachel, or the sister referenced in the show's companion
book, Hidden Passions.
Speculation is rampant online, with Wyatt and two other
actresses in "contention": Katherine Helmond
(Soap, Everybody Loves Raymond), a Texas native who was
reportedly spotted at the Passions studio a couple of
months ago; and One Life to Live's Hillary B. Smith. But
that isn't happening because the vet has re-upped with
OLTL. (Plus, she was still under contract with OLTL when
the Lady in Red was appearing, so legally she couldn't
have been doing both shows at once.)
Another wild rumor has actress Hayley Mills donning the
white robe and red polish. She, of course, is the sister
of Juliet Mills (Tabitha). We think we're right about
Wyatt. (We're trained professionals, after all), but who
knows? Log on to www.passionsred.com
Thursday, Dec. 29 at 3 a.m. or tune in Friday, Dec. 30 to
see if Weekly solved the mystery of the actress of who
nail-ed the role. (SOW 1/3/06)
Casts Classic GH Star: In today's episode of Passions, that
red-fingernailed mystery woman will be unmasked at last.
Drumroll, please.... She is Alistair Crane's long-lost
girlfriend, Rachel. Turns out he has needlessly blamed his
daughter, Sheridan, for her demise all these years! On New
Year's Eve, Rachel returns to wreak revenge on her
belligerent billionaire ex.
Longtime soap-opera buffs will be tickled to see Sharon
Wyatt in the role of Rachel. She and John Reilly
(Alistair) were a popular supercouple as General
Hospital's Tiffany Hill and Sean Donely in the '80s and
'90s. Though their backstage reunion was probably warm and
friendly, their on-screen face-off will be another story!
(TV Guide.com 12/30/05)
NBC has put up an interview
with Sharon as well.