TikTok Star Caitlin Reilly Cast in 'General Hospital' Tribute Episode to Late Dad John Reilly
She’ll play his onscreen daughter
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TikTok star Caitlin Reilly has been cast in a “General Hospital” episode paying tribute to her late father, John Reilly.
Appropriately, she will play his onscreen daughter, Annie. The character, previously known as Anna and played by Courtney Halverson, was last seen on the show in 2013.
“Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show,” Caitlin said in a statement. “I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”
John Reilly, a soap opera veteran, starred as Sean Donely on “General Hospital” for more than a decade before leaving the show in 1995. His last appearance came in 2013 for the show’s 50th anniversary.
The actor died in January at the age of 84. In an Instagram post at the time, Caitlin remembered her father as “the best person in the world.”
“I’m so grateful he was mine,” she wrote. “I’m so grateful I got to love him. I’m so grateful I made it in time to hold him and say goodbye. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do, but I know he’ll be with me. I love you forever Daddy.”
Variety first reported the news of Caitlin Reilly’s casting.
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