Cynthia Watros has been with us since 2019 General Hospital, where she plays Nina Reeves. Watros recently looked back on her beginnings on the set of the series and revealed a “cute” way her former on-screen love interest James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) welcomed her.
Cynthia Watros had an impressive resume before joining General Hospital.
Watros was already an established actor before he joined General Hospital.
In the 1990s, she rose to fame in the soap opera world as Annie Dutton example. Watros played that role from 1994 to 1998. Her work even earned her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Another well-known role Watros has had is Libby Smith Lost. She was a main character on the series in Season 2 and Season 6.
Other shows Watros has appeared on include a house, The young and the restlessand Find Carter.
Cynthia Watros reveals the ‘sweet’ way James Patrick Stuart welcomed her to ‘General Hospital’
In 2019, Watros debuted on General Hospital as Nina Reeves, taking on the role of Michelle Stafford. During a recent interview with Soap Opera Digest, Watros was asked who gave her the “warmest welcome,” and the actor shared that it was James Patrick Stuart.
“Before I started, he would send me flowers with a note that said something like, ‘We already love you,'” recalls Watros. “I took over Michelle’s dressing room and you know how little holes are left in the wall when you hang pictures and stuff? He came in and patched up my dressing room for me. how cute is that It’s either that or he’s got plenty of free time [laughs].”
Cynthia Watros admitted playing Nina was initially a challenge
When Watros first came on board, many fans were used to seeing Stafford as Nina. Because of this, Watros admitted that taking on the role was initially a challenge for her.
“What would have helped me is if Michelle was just plain terrible at her job,” joked Watros Serve with digest Podcast in 2020. “But Michelle is awesome and amazing. So it was a tough climb to really feel like Nina belonged to me because Michelle was so good.”
She added that fan expectations and reactions sometimes made her nervous about her place on the show.
“There were many times I thought, ‘I could get fired today. This could be the day,'” she said. “Not that I didn’t try or the show didn’t support me. It was just like… it’s tough. As humans, we don’t like change. If you love a character and an actor, if someone else is thrown in there, you don’t want a change. It takes a long time to get used to having that person in that role.”
Thankfully, Watros gradually grew into the role. According to the actor, it took about six months before she “felt more and more like Nina.”
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