What Were They THINNKING?
GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Lisa LoCicero revisits some of Olivia’s most memorable moments
Whether her alter ego’s telling it like it is, hooking up with a mobster or getting arrested for sexually harassing a fireman, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Lisa LoCicero has a blast with Olivia’s antics. When Soaps In Depth asked the actress to reminisce about some of her wildest, most romantic and funniest scenes, she had a grand old time reliving the moments. On top of it all, she notes, “There’s been a lot of different versions of Olivia over the last 10 years — and a whole lot of different hair colors!”
“Scott Reeves (ex-Steven) and I laughed so hard, because we were together for so long before we finally got it on,” LoCicero recalls. “I think this was the first time, and in soap operas, it’s usually right away, but we’d been together for like a year and a half! What were we, Amish?”
“That was a really fun day, and at that point, I was crying,” LoCicero recalls of Olivia and Ned’s wedding. “They were like, ‘Dial back the tears. This is supposed to be a happy moment.’ But they were happy tears! Weddings make me cry — particularly my own. And being a lifelong GH fan, it felt momentous for me as both the character and a human being. So we had to shoot it again… and I had to hold back the emotion.”
“That was what it was,” LoCicero says of Olivia’s Nurses Ball performance with Max. “I’m sure a lot of GH fans got the reference to Johnny Carson’s Carnac The Magnificent… and a lot of them did not. Playing off the ‘Olivia’s a psychic’ thing, it was very clever to pull that out of history. I don’t know how funny it was, but we did our best to make those jokes land and make it amusing. We had fun that day, that’s for sure.”