Julie Pinson bids Eve a fond farewell

Death Becomes Her

(Soap's InDepth: 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 angel storyline."

A Moment of Silence

Althought 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."

So hush-hush 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.


Moving on

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 house!"

"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."

Crossing Over

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.!"