Julie Pinson bids Eve a fond
Death Becomes Her
Apr. 30, 2002)
Perhaps the only person
more stunned than fans to find out who would be ascending the stairway
to heaven at the end of PORT CHARLES' recently-concluded book, Secrets,
was the seat filler herself--Julie Pinson (Eve).
"I found out
right about the time when Ian and Eve were havinga lot of problems,"
the original cast member reveals, admitting that the plot twist
was completely unexpected. "Honestly, I hadn't even thought
about it! I didn't really feel that I was all that involved in the
A Moment of Silence
Eve's friends and family still are struggling to deal with her untimely
death, Pinson has had time to adjust, if not go through a public
mourning. "We filmed my death on February 11, but it had
to be kept secret," the actress says. "Of course,
the whole cast and crew knew, so how are you going to keep it a
secret? But that was the whole point of this story."
was Eve's demise that her portrayer never really suspected that
her alter ego was bound for the great hereafter. "Normally
you don't kill off your heroine," she explains. "You
kill someone else. You kill the bad guy."
| Pinson hopes to follow fellow
PC alum Lisa Ann Hadley (ex-Julie) into primetime.
Before Eve's body had time
to grow cold, Pinson was hot on the trail of her next gig. "It's
weird, because I still have to wake up at 5 a.m. every day. I've
still got to get my butt in gear and find another job, because my
first thought when I got the news was, 'Oh crap, I just bought a
"I need a vacation,"
she adds, "but that's the last
thing on my mind right now!"
Instead, she's pounding
the pavement. "I'm doing pilot season and autidioning for
films, which is exciting for me. I've never really done pilot season
before. It's eye-opening, but nice to be getting my name out there."
Although Pinson is a big
fan of the East Coast ("I love New York!"), she'd just
as soon not have to give up her lovely, newly-purchased home. "Who
knows what may happen in the future, but for right now, I'd like
to stay in L.A.," says the born-and-bred California girl. "I've
never had to deal with snow!"
But, should the bright
lights of the Big Apple beckon her, she will answer the call. "There
are a lot of things to love about New York," she admits. "the
shopping... and being able to walk everywhere. Nobody walks in L.A.!"