Meredith Vieira was a guest star in ABC’s hit soap opera General Hospital nearly ten years ago, and now the former Today co-anchor is set to make her return.
Vieira will once again be playing the role of Bree Flanders who, last we saw, was the owner of an upscale escort service. In a recent interview with TV Guide Magazine, Vieira revealed that Flanders has straightened up her life a bit.
Flanders out of the prostitution business now, Vieira tells the publication, and will be revealed to be the Senior VP of Marketing at CoeCoe Cosmetics. Along with Vieira, Lynn Herring will also be returning to the show as Lucy Coe.
“Sabrina and Felix are desperately trying to get a meeting with Lucy but first they have to go through me,” Vieira tells TV Guide Magazine. “But, really, not much has changed for Bree. Prostitution. Makeup. Hey, it’s all sales.”
When asked what got Flanders out of the sex business, Vieira had this to say:
“Bree probably saw the writing on the wall. She’s getting older. Or maybe the law was on her a**. Heidi Fleiss wound up doing a reality show, didn’t she? Everyone deserves a second chance.”
Vieira’s upcoming appearance on General Hospital, scheduled for Friday, December 14, is part of a crossover of sorts between the soap and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Next year, General Hospital stars Jason Thompson (Patrick), Ian Buchanan (Duke, Faison), and Finola Hughes (Anna) are scheduled to appear on the game show.
Are you looking forward to Vieira’s return to General Hospital?