Twenty years ago today, Nancy Lee Grahn brought smart and sexy Alexis Davis to the Port Charles canvas.
To commemorate, Soap Hub asked the popular star a few questions.
On the evolution of Alexis, how has she changed in 20 years?
“Like anyone else. Two steps forward and 10 steps back with a little extra drama for added measure.”
So did she think she’d be on the show this long?
“I never allowed myself to think about it so as not to jinx it. I thought just keep swimming and maybe no one will notice. Luckily, I’m a very good swimmer.”
She is indeed. Alexis has done so much. What would be her dream story?
“One that sounds like Nora Ephron, looks like Days of Heaven and makes me act like Meryl Streep.” She has a couple of Emmys, so some would say her acting is already pretty fantastic.
The social media-savvy actress also feels tremendous gratitude towards her fans and the soap for helping her reach the impressive milestone. She showed that appreciation in a couple of ways. The actress loves Twitter and answered questions during a live showing of General Hospital.
“My Love Letter to General Hospital
Dear General Hospital,
It was 20 years ago today that we fell in love. Our relationship has been nothing short of miraculous. To have found each other was hard enough, to have stayed together for 20 years in Hollywood is a rarity, but to still love each other after all this time, especially after I opened a Twitter account, is just beyond imagination. I am one lucky Diva.
A happy home is a must to hold a relationship together. We’ve been so fortunate to rent our home at ABC (They’ve always been my favorite letters). Thank God we have a long lease because our child Kate has 4 more years at a very expensive college. Our home is in such a magical neighborhood, too. Who doesn’t want live in a Disney zip code? It’s always bustling with characters…and birds that dress me every morning. We are so blessed to reside in the happiest place on earth.
However, like any marriage, it’s not always perfect. We’ve had our share of tough times. Sometimes I just didn’t have the words to express myself (?), but through it all, I never stopped loving you.
I believe we’ve gotten through most things over the test of time by keeping it light. Really light. Like giant key-light light with pink tones that follow me wherever I go to keep things “fresh.” May you always continue to light up my life….and my face.
All in all, we really are good together. So many wonderful things have come about because we found each other, and saw the value in each other. I’m so excited about this anniversary…and about my presents. I can’t wait to see the 40 X 80 photo of me hanging in the hallway outside of Frank’s office that you are giving me for an anniversary present, along with the life-size image of me that you had mosaic-ed into the brick underneath the General Hospital sign as you enter the studio. And thanks in advance for Maurice’s parking space. It won’t kill him to walk an extra 68 feet.
You know, I truly think our marriage has lasted this long because of all the wonderful people in our lives that have been there for us, and will never give up on us. In order to sustain a relationship like ours, it takes a village…or an “army”. I have so much appreciation for all of them. I hope they know how much.
My beloved General Hospital, I couldn’t be more grateful for all that you’ve been to me and will continue to be. Did I mention that Kate has 4 more years at a very expensive college? I have loved every moment of our life together thus far.
Here’s to us. Here’s to our family. Here’s to 20 years…….and 20 more.”
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