Ferncliff nurse Mary Pat on GENERAL HOSPITAL may be Carly’s worst nightmare, but working on the soap is a dream for actress Patricia Bethune. “I’ve been a bit quiet on social media lately because I have been working hard on a new role I’m very excited to share with you,” she tweeted on the day her first episode aired. “Enjoy the summer fun as my recurring role on GH starts today!”
And if the actress looks familiar, there’s a very good reason for that as Bethune has has an extensive career in film and television so you’ve probably seen her somewhere before! Although best known for playing Jane Bodehouse on the HBO series TRUE BLOOD, she also played Nurse Ginger on GREY’S ANATOMY and Mary Jo Murphy on LONGMIRE. She has also made guest appearances on primetime series like NCIS, MAD MEN, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, GILMORE GIRLS, and MALCOM IN THE MIDDLE, to name just a few. On the big screen, Bethune starred in the recent Neftlix horror thriller The Open House, and can also be seen in the films Toy, California Dreaming, and Species III.
Bethune in the season finale of TRUE BLOOD. (Photo Credit: HBO)
GH viewers can look forward to watching Carly clash with Mary Pat as she attempts to get out of Ferncliff, where she most definitely does not belong. But even though fans may be hating on the nasty nurse, Bethune has played so many different roles that she has a great perspective on things. “As an actress and writer,” she wrote on her website, “I strive to find the value of each character I create no matter the circumstances they find themselves in.”
So stay tuned to see how Carly escapes from under Mary Pat’s thumb and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
Love GH? Be sure to join our We Love General Hospital Facebook group to chat about all the latest storylines and juicy gossip!