A Closer Look At Olivia 2.0!

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GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL’s Olivia Fal­coneri came to town with a lot of se­crets and a lot of sass… but that was al­most a decade ago! The new First Lady of Port Charles has cer­tainly come a long way.

“Olivia’s very dif­fer­ent than when she came on the can­vas,” ob­serves her por­trayer, Lisa LoCicero. “She’s a lit­tle less scrappy. In the old days, she loved to get in fights. She was a bit more of a rene­gade and cared a lit­tle less about what peo­ple thought about her — which was kinda nice!

“Of course, she had a lot more se­crets and a very dif­fer­ent re­al­ity,” she has­tens to add. “She’s learned a lot more self-con­trol in the time she’s been there. She won’t just pop off and punch some­body in the face any­more!”

Though the ac­tress misses scrap­ping, she en­joys play­ing the woman be­hind the mayor. “There hasn’t been a ton to do other than be sup­port­ive of Ned — which is cer­tainly a re­al­ity for a lot of women, not just the wives of politi­cians,” LoCicero con­sid­ers. “And Oliv-

ia’s def­i­nitely a big part of the brains of the ma­chine there. She’s com­ing up with a lot of good ideas — not just emo­tion­ally but in terms of how to han­dle things like when bad guy Jim Harvey was try­ing to ac­cuse Ned of col­lu­sion. And Ned is care­ful to ac­knowl­edge that. He al­ways gives her credit.”

Now that they’ve be­come Port Charles fig­ure­heads, LoCicero doesn’t see any rea­son life shouldn’t keep get­ting messy for the cou­ple. “There’s still an op­por­tu­nity for there to be an emo­tional sto­ry­line for Olivia and Ned,” she in­sists. “I don’t think they’re go­ing to cheat on each other or do crappy things to each other. They’re more likely to face out­side ad­ver­sity as a team… but you never know!”

“Quick, put an idea in my head.”

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