Don’t Count This Emmy Win­ner Out Yet!

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The In Depth Story: Back when Lanier de­cided not to con­tinue on as a GH con­tract player, Nelle’s reign of ma­nip­u­la­tion and gaslight­ing came to a crash­ing end. Janelle ac­ci­den­tally con­fessed her sins on tape, and af­ter se­cretly hand­ing her and Michael’s baby to Brad, was fi­nally ar­rested. When Lanier popped back in for her char­ac­ter’s sen­tenc­ing last month, Nelle promised to be­have in or­der to land an early re­lease.

“Nelle al­ways thinks she’s in con­trol,” Lanier once told Soaps In Depth with a chuckle. And while we doubt her schem­ing char­ac­ter is cut out for good be­hav­ior, that doesn’t mean Nelle or Lanier is done with Port Charles! With past stints on ARMY WIVES and KING­DOM, the Day­time Emmy win­ner is fo­cused on land­ing more prime­time and big-screen roles, but fol­low­ing last month’s quick hit, Lanier tweeted she “was happy to pop back in for a minute.”

Word is that Lanier is open to caus­ing more trou­ble when­ever it fits her sched­ule — which is why view­ers got ex­cited by a re­cent Twit­ter ex­change be­tween the ac­tress and Tamara Braun (Kim). Af­ter Braun tweeted about an epic day of pro­duc­tion at GH — which saw the cast and crew shoot 82 scenes and bring over 140 script pages to life — Lanier re­sponded, “And she took the time to run lines with me for an au­di­tion. You’re a queen!” Fans as­sumed Lanier was on set with Braun — which is, of course, pos­si­ble. But of course, Braun may have tapped in to help Lanier via phone.

What­ever the case, GH con­firms that we should never count out Nelle! And for the record, when the trou­ble­maker does pop up, Lanier is al­ways game to play dirty. “As hor­ri­ble as Nelle can be, my job as an ac­tress is to not judge the char­ac­ter and play it as hon­estly as pos­si­ble,” she pre­vi­ously told In Depth. “Hu­mans are in­cred­i­bly com­plex, dis­gust­ing, beau­ti­ful, tor­mented be­ings. I try to bring a level of hu­man­ity to the role.

Nelle’s done some re­ally ter­ri­ble things,” she added, “but at the same time, there might be peo­ple who feel bad for her. It’s left up to the au­di­ence.”

(Turn the page for more Ins & Outs!)

Post-Port Charles, Lanier is hit­ting theau­di­tion cir­cuit… but isn’t op­posed toan­other GH visit!

Nelle’s sen­tenc­ing hear­ing didn’t quite go the way she had hoped, but Chase, Carly and Michael would be fool­ish to think that that was the last they’d hear of the schemer!

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