Reports that vanessa-marcil.  Ever since NBC pulled the plug on her primetime series Las Vegas, many started to speculate that the actress might return to daytime TV to reprise her infamous role as Brenda on General Hospital.  Even her former on-screen love interest on the soap, Maurice Benard, has welcomed the idea of her possible comeback.

“I’m all for it,” Benard, who plays Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, told Soap Opera Digest at the height of the rumorsMarcil first played the role of Brenda Barrett on General Hospital in 1992.  Her most notable storyline involved a love triangle between her, mobster Sonny Corinthos and corporate raider Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher).  During her stint on the soap, she earned Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 1997 and 1998, and won in 2003 for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She was also named Outstanding Lead Actress at the Soap Opera Digest Awards in 1998.

After General Hospital, Marcil worked on the television movie To Love, Honor and Deceive, and landed a recurring guest role on the police drama High Incident. She also attracted a solid following as Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills 90210 where she remained with the show for one and a half seasons.

Last year, Marcil was reportedly offered another chance to reprise her signature role on the ABC soap.  However, things didn’t turn out as planned as she was busy with the series Lipstick Jungle and as the host of Lifetime’s reality television show, Blush: The Search For the Next Great Makeup Artist.  Because of this, other actresses have been rumored to fill in the role of Brenda, including Alyssa Milano of Charmed fame.

Most recently, however, Marcil hints that 2009 might be the year her character Brenda returns to General Hospital.