Fans thought Mike and Stella might find love on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but it turns out he’s actually got a crush on someone at the nursing home! Janet Hubert joined the cast as Yvonne, and her first episode aired on Dec. 7. However, while she's caught Mike's eye, Yvonne is actually married to Stella's ex, Marcus. And coincidentally she's also got a subscription to the newspaper from the town where Sam received the obituary about her late ex-husband!
Hubert is best known as playing Aunt Viv on THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR for the first three seasons before being replaced by Daphne Reid. Fans of the classic sitcom might also remember that Vernee Watson, who now plays Stella on GH, played Will Smith’s mother, Viola ‘Vy’ Smith, so it’ll be a bit of a reunion!
The Chicago-born Hubert was the original Tantomile in the first Broadway production of Cats. She has also guest-starred in numerous primetime series such as NYPD BLUE, GILMORE GIRLS, FRIENDS, and THE BERNIE MAC SHOW. GH isn’t her first foray into daytime, either. In 1999, Hubert played Alice Dawson on ALL MY CHILDREN and then in 2005 (and again briefly in 2007 and 2010), portrayed Evangeline’s mother, Lisa Williamson on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
So stay tuned to see how Yvonne's presence complicates Mike's life and what other storylines she finds herself mixed up in. And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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