As GENERAL HOSPITAL's casting director, Mark Teschner has revealed a few things about Vanessa Marcil.

Mark Teschner hired hundreds of actors to appear on the soap as series regulars, recurring players, and even Under-5 performers with less than five lines of dialogue.

In the recent episode of Maurice Benard's State of Mind YouTube series,

The legendary casting director told Sonny's portrayer that even after all these years and nearly 8,000 episodes, he still gets

"a rush" to see the performers whom he selects for a role appearing in the soap.

"You want to feel like, Yeah, that fits. That makes the scene better. That is a great part of the show, no matter how small the role might appear,"

"But I still love it. It is such a grind, daytime. It is a train. It is 250 episodes a year. You cannot become complacent."

"There is no real downtime. I am grateful for which, by the way, but it is a lot. So, you must love it to keep going and care about it."

During his chat with Benard, Teschner offered some insight on some of his biggest casting coups for GH, including why he cast Vanessa Marcil as Brenda,

Who would rise to fame as one half of a super soap couple opposite Benard.

"You guys were great together. It was magic,” Teschner raved.

"Vanessa was raw, but there was just something, this star quality, this presence, this beauty, the soulfulness, she was complex, it was everything."

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