General Hospital Taps Knots Landing's Donna Mills for Secret Role – Who Should She Play?

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General Hospital Donna MillsA familiar bad girl is coming to General Hospital.

Donna Mills, who played troublemaker Abby Ewing on the Dallas spin-off Knot’s Landing, has joined the cast of the ABC soap, reports.

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Details about Mills’ new character aren’t available, but she is expected to debut in late February.

Mills’ recent TV credits include GCB, Nip/Tuck and Dirty Sexy Money.

Who do you think Mills should play in Port Charles? Hit the comments with your suggestions!

Comments (47)

  • Mama Jerome aka Ava and Julian Jerome mother.

    Comment by Samantha – January 17, 2014 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ava and Julian have different mothers. Ava’s mother is Delia Ryan from Ryans Hope. I think she is going to play Silas mother in law.

      Comment by Shannon Clark – January 17, 2014 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Silas’s mil (Nina’s mother) is reportedly being played by Shirley Jones. But that’s just another rumour I read.

        Comment by Metoo – January 18, 2014 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, she’s playing a woman who sees someone digging a grave and goes to the PCPD to report it.

          Comment by TV Gord – January 19, 2014 12:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Shirley Jones is playing a widow who sees someone digging a grave. It is likely only a short term role. Any article I have read about Donna Mills indicates it will be more Longterm. Mills may be in fact Silas’ Mother-in-law. I would rather she be a Quartermaine or a Cassidine, but I believe Frank and Ron know what they are doing. GH is the second best show on daytime for me just after DAYS.

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      Comment by Carl Modren – January 18, 2014 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Donna Mills was the classic bad girl but I really wish General Hospital would stop adding new characters and focus on the ones they already have. The cast is already too big and with this news, along with Shirley Jones’ announcement, it just seems to be getting worse. My guess is she will probably be a relative of the Jeromes (she and Maura West are very similar in looks IMO) but I still feel they don’t need to bring anyone new on. I’m also concerned about the possibility of other long time actors being cut to pay for these stunt casting additions.

    Comment by Mary – January 17, 2014 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree they are bringing on to many new people
      They need to write for the GH actors already on the show
      Before we lose more GH actors ..

      Comment by Judy – January 17, 2014 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shirley Jones is only on for one day. The ones they already have are great, but they need to keep the momentum going, and Donna Mills is going to bring more eyes to the show than the return of Bobbie Spencer. It may be a sad reality, but it’s reality.

      Comment by TV Gord – January 17, 2014 10:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome – Love Donna Mills! My guess is she will be Olivia Jerome back from the dead!!

    Comment by Jason – January 17, 2014 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A piece of trivia – Donna Mills and Leslie Charleson (Monica on General Hospital) played sisters on the soap Love Is A Many Splendored Thing many many years ago.

    Comment by Deann – January 17, 2014 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, that was a great show.

      Comment by lily – January 18, 2014 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Your right they did play as sisters. I think Donna Mills is comming as Brenda sister Julia who will be funding Ric and Jillian bank roll who after Sonny

      Comment by Alisa dallari – March 10, 2014 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thanks!! I knew they played sisters, but I couldn’t remember the name of the soap opera.

      Comment by Boopie – March 16, 2014 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show keeps getting better, this is incredible casting.

    Comment by mike – January 17, 2014 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCORE!!!!!

    Comment by TL – January 17, 2014 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Getting better? If she is Olivia Jerome back from the dead how many current characters would have returned from the dead? Very Lazy writing indeed.

    Comment by ejknight – January 17, 2014 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Luke and Tracy said it best: No one really dies in Port Charles.

      Comment by Jaime – January 17, 2014 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Donna Mills is 20 years older than Tonja Walker, who played Olivia Jerome, 28 years older than William DeVry, who plays Julian Jerome, and 32 years older than Maura West, who plays Ava. Mills seems more likely to be Ava, Olivia or Julian’s mother than their sister. I’m hoping she isn’t another Jerome.

    Comment by Amie – January 17, 2014 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Guess you’re right. Just forgot Donna was that old because she looked about 28 on Knots landing when she was actually 48! Maybe she could play Helena Cassadine or Helena Cassadine’s sister out for revenge!!!

      Comment by Jason – January 17, 2014 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If they’re bringing Helena back, it needs to be Constance Towers.

        I’m guessing a Cassadine connection.

        Comment by Meg – January 18, 2014 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • its a huge score for ABC’. Y,all forget who knots was a ratings star . Donna is a pro and I can’t wait to see her back!

    Comment by H – January 17, 2014 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would love if they stopped adding characters. That said, I’d love to meet Elizabeth’s mother. But since she won’t be allowed out of the closet and they would never give her that much of a story, I’m guessing she’ll be Silas Mother in Law.

    Comment by MC – January 17, 2014 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about Elizabeth’s mother!! Where is Liz family? Liz WEBBER a legacy character. They doing all this stunt casting yet we barely see Liz, Alexis or Tracy. Sam has become this pod character who does whatever Silas tells her. Carly is dating the man who got her son raped. What is going on? I started watching GH in 1991, I’m not use to all this campy crap they got going on. How in the world did Robin’s return become all about Sobbing Sabrina? I miss old GH. I miss romance. No one dates or romances anymore on this show. It’s just insta-romance. It’s like the writers have short attention spans. What happened to sharp shooter Ava? Now the chick cries more than anyone on the show! And why are we (and poor Sonny) being subjected to Olivia? I want GH back!

    Comment by Bigdede – January 17, 2014 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay…..Love her

    Comment by N – January 17, 2014 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope it is a long term guest role. To the comments about the cast being too large-I disagree the days of Sonny and his team are long past their prime-get rid of them. I want Heather, Monica, Tracy, Luke, Bobbie, Scotty, Lucy and Kevin.

    Comment by Tony R Curtis – January 17, 2014 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep me too. Who I dont want is Kiki, Sabrina, Felix, Brad, Britt, Franco, & Obrecht…and the rest of the new folks that were created out of thin air, then shoved down our throats, whitewashed, then shoved down our throats again. All the while, really amazing actors are forced to stand there like prize models and go isnt so and so wonderful? . Enough with the campy ridiculousness, how about a storyline where we see a beginning, middle, and end all onscreen, rather than just telling us about what supposedly happened while we were watching Sabrina try on poofy wedding gowns and have her nails painted by Felix.

      Comment by MC – January 17, 2014 09:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think they want to bring in younger characters to attract a younger audience, which makes sense. Newer viewers might not care about the legacy characters without having seen their history. Problem is, the new characters are AWFUL!

        Comment by Lliannan – January 18, 2014 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think She will be Julian’ s mother. We know she can play bitch. She will not be a fan of Ava

    Comment by binnie – January 17, 2014 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope she is Mrs. Victor Cassadine

    Comment by Shaun Daily – January 17, 2014 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awsome hire but now that they have a star they need to trim the cast big time, there are some bad young actors on GH (its obvious the OLTL are not leaving no matter how much we want them to) and the new guy they hired to play cop is horrible excuse for an actor!

    Comment by DavidSask – January 18, 2014 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree about Nathan West. I have no idea why he’s under contract. Give that contract to Donna Mills. While you’re at it, get rid of Olivia too and trim the fat on the recurring stars.

      Comment by lll – January 18, 2014 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nathan West is hands down the most attractive male I’ve seen on soaps since Josh Duhmel was my beloved Leo. (People forget Josh wasn’t a great actor when he started. It was when he was paired with Rebecca/Greenlee that he came alive.)

    I think once Maxie is done Eating, praying, and loving on this false journey of self discovery (maxie will always be her own enemy. To take that way neuters the character ie: Carly) I think Kirsten Storms can bring him to life. It was the only scene I saw him actually perk up with. I just hope he doesn’t jump on the Lulu express. That ho get every new man in Port Charles. LOL!

    Sorry for my rant anyway can she not be Nina Clay mother? I would rather her as a luxurious bitch who can take on Tracy for Luke’s heart. Or maybe she can show Anna how to really tango with Duke LOL? Or maybe she could make Lucy very pissed showing up on the arms of Scotty? I mean it’s the one and only Donna Mills. Don’t waste her on Silas and if so… Make her integrated into the canvas ie: Like the Jeromes. I wouldn’t mind Victor Cassadine wife or Helena’s sister or something like that.

    Comment by Quentin – January 18, 2014 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Duhamel isn’t that good-looking. His head is way too small.

      Comment by Alex – January 19, 2014 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m very excited and intrigued by Donna Mills coming to GH As for the character i’m thinking she’ll be connected to Silas and his wife but if that’s the case she could be enemies with Ava.Plus i thought there were rumors that Julian has a boss and it could be her character.

    Comment by Andrew Hass – January 18, 2014 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To think they’re getting rid of AJ again (how many times can they kill him off?) and the rumor mill says Liz, Donna Mills better be one helluva character. It looks like they are getting ready to deep six Molly, TJ and Silas’s nephew (and not a moment too soon). At least they are giving Maurice Bernard some genuinely emotional and dramatic stuff to do (other than talking to the bland Olivia wih whom he shares absolutely no chemistry).

    Comment by queerbec – January 18, 2014 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A.J. is leaving GH? YES YES YES! Horrible character, good riddance. This makes me very happy.

      Maurice Benard (his last name is NOT Bernard) is a fine actor, but Sonny has become an awful character.

      I loved Donna Mills on KL and look forward to seeing her.

      Comment by Alex – January 19, 2014 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think she should play Helena Cassidines daughter..

    Comment by Brenda Suttle – January 18, 2014 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If she plays Julian’s mother, she could get involved with the Jerome business. Or she could be playing Victor Cassidine’s wife, since Victor is returning soon. If so, imagine the scenes she could have with Luke! I don’t think GH would use a star like Donna and have her only connection to PC being dreary old Silas She deserves a character with deeper ties to the history of GH.

    Comment by Ash – January 19, 2014 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting they find a use for her, but not her LOve is a many splendid thing sister Leslie Charleson. Hope they will get to play together.

    Comment by Flo – January 20, 2014 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My first guess away that Donna Mills would play Ava Jerome’s mother. But with Victor Cassadine returning, I wondered if she would be a new Cassadine?!? Silas Clay’s mother-in-law from hell would be another good guess. Hmmmm. Time will tell. Actually wish Mills was heading to TNT’s DALLAS as Abby Ewing!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Neil – January 23, 2014 11:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Donna mills I think is Nina clay and west is her brother out for revenge against Silas .. Remember no one knows where Nina was moved and west is taking this way to personal

    Comment by Raqui – March 10, 2014 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been watching General Hospital since the very early 80′s. The first episode that I watched was Laura and Scotty Baldwin roller skating on a boarwalk, probably on their honeymoon. I remember the vintage cast members and I’m happy to see many of them back on the show but today’s show doesn’t make much sense because of too many new characters and gangsters that don’t matter. The show used to revolve around the hospital, and it was addictive in the 80′s, 90′s and into the 2000′s but in recent years I thought that the show could go off the air and not be missed, the writing was that bad. There have been so many marriages and divorces and silly pairings of couples due to poor writing, and now the plots contain kids of those characters and no one cares about them. I liked Felicia and Frisco, Noah Drake, the Webber’s, Ana Devane, Robert Scorpio and Holly, Luke and Laura and so many more such as the Quartermane family with Monica and Allen, and Lila and Edward. There is no romance or supense in the show and I can go for months at a time not watching it and not even wonder what’s happening on it. It’s not too late to revive it but soap operas are quickly becoming a lost art.

    Comment by Jacqueline Minarick – March 11, 2014 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved Knots Landing, and Dallas too and those were classic shows that people still watch today in re-runs on cable. They are timeless and shows like that aren’t made today. Those shows could have some pretty mean characters but they were totally fake, unlike the mean people who are real who we see on tv and in socirty today in the psuedo tv shows called “reality shows.”

    Comment by Jacqueline Minarick – March 11, 2014 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Donna Mills is playing Nina’s mothere, the wife of Silas Clay

    Comment by Peggy Still – March 16, 2014 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doesn’t matter who Donna Mills plays as long as she is on the show. Love her!

    Comment by Veronica – March 24, 2014 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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