‘General Hospital’: Would Alicia Leigh Willis Return as Sonny Corinthos’ Sister, Courtney Matthews?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alicia Leigh Willis

General Hospital followers love a great return. With the latest comeback of Marcus Taggert, many are speculating who may return to the present subsequent. A ghost look just a few years in the past wasn’t sufficient for some followers, they usually need Courtney Matthews again on the town. Alicia Leigh Willis, who portrays the character, gave an interview not too way back wherein she discussed her ideas on returning full time.

Alicia Leigh Willis
Alicia Leigh Willis in 2018 | Greg Doherty/Getty Images

The historical past of Courtney Matthews on ‘General Hospital’

Courtney was first launched in 2001 when she got here to city proper after her mom, Janine Matthews. She quickly realized that her organic father was Port Charles resident Mike Corbin and that she had a half-brother, mobster Sonny Corinthos. Sonny was very protecting over Courtney, which led her to a romance with A.J. Quartermaine, Sonny’s rival. Sonny had custody of A.J.’s son, Michael Corinthos, and sleeping with Courtney was part of A.J.’s plan to get again at Sonny, earlier than he realized he really cherished her. Through turmoil of their relationship, the 2 ended up splitting.

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She additionally had a relationship with Sonny’s enforcer and A.J.’s brother, Jason Morgan. After they broke up, she married Jasper “Jax” Jacks. Their marriage started to fizzle as soon as Jax grew nearer to Elizabeth Webber, who was going to be a surrogate for them one time. She then started a relationship with Nikolas Cassadine. She grew to become pregnant and didn’t know if the daddy was Jax or Nikolas. Helena Cassadine, Nikolas’ grandmother, tried to kidnap the newborn because the Cassadine inheritor.

In 2006, Courtney died from problems from the being pregnant of she and Nikolas’s son, Spencer Cassadine. Courtney didn’t inform Nikolas he was the daddy earlier than she died, and Jax knew the reality and raised Spencer as his personal. Maxie Jones ended up discovering the actual outcomes and gave them to her cousin, Robin Scorpio, who revealed the outcomes on the baptism of Spencer (then often called John).

The character of Courtney is taken into account to be Nikolas’s real love. Wills briefly returned as a ghost, showing to Spencer in 2015.

What the actress says a few ‘General Hospital’ return

Willis gave an interview with ABC Soaps in Depth final yr about her ideas on returning to point out.

Courtney’s ghostly return in 2015 was really as a result of a fan vote. “There was actually some kind of thing on Facebook where fans were voting to bring a character back for a guest star or something like that. And they called me and they’re like, ‘Oh, they voted for you to come back.’ And I was so excited because I got to go back and it was like a family reunion,” the actress mentioned.

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She added, “To see all of these people that I’d worked with for so many years. It was really nice. It was really nice getting to give everybody such big hugs. I loved playing Courtney. That was such a big part of my life for such a long time. Even my family got involved. When I ended up getting it, my whole family was super thrilled because they loved everybody that I worked with over there.”

And although Courtney is presently useless on the present, we all know that almost all daytime cleaning soap opera deaths aren’t actual and that characters can come again from the useless at any time. Willis is open to the chance. “I might love to return and work with them once more. Yeah, if the chance ever got here up, I might love that. It could be enjoyable.”

Willis narrowly missed returning to daytime tv final yr. She screen-tested for a job on one other cleaning soap opera however ended up not getting the position. “Between me and one other girl and the other girl got it. But she’s a friend of mine so… But yeah, I definitely have thrown my hat in the ring a couple of times. You never know how it is with the soaps. Everyone knows each other so it’s really nice when you go to the other soaps, you’re usually seeing people that you’ve worked with in the past. It’s pretty cool.”

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.

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