Laura Wright (Carly) just had to have Chloe Lanier for Nelle!
GH considered casting a different Nelle last year, but Laura Wright (Carly) wasn’t interested in anyone but Chloe Lanier for the role. “They told me the story idea over a year ago and asked, ‘What do you think if we got Chloe?’” Wright recalls. “I was like, ‘Do it!’ But then they couldn’t make it happen. Chloe was busy shooting KINGDOM, so they were going to look for someone else.” Wright and executive producer Frank Valentini, however, voted to hold the story for Lanier, who’d blown them away when she played a young Pat in the 52nd anniversary flashback episode. “We had to make it happen,” Wright says. “I get to work with a lot of incredible actors, but a young woman who’s going to come in and play my sister — a part of my family — in a storyline that reflects Carly’s past? That needed to be special, and Chloe’s amazing. We have a great time working together. Plus, you don’t want to go to work everyday and not like your co-star!”
Wright didn’t want anyone but Lanier.