If you tuned into the Monday, August 16 episode of “General Hospital” and began to ask yourself, “Who is that ‘Nurse’ and why is she staring at Ava [Maura West] so much?” and continued asking yourself that very question in subsequent episodes, we finally have an answer for you! Meet actress Avery Kristen Pohl who joins the cast of the daytime drama series in the role of Esme Prince, Spencer Cassadine’s (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) girlfriend and accomplice.
The Thursday, August 19 episode revealed that Esme was the one responsible for setting Ava’s car ablaze, which she claims to have done in order to get suspicion off of Spencer who both Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava believed was the stalker, a revelation the is in fact true but now with Esme’s stunt helps alieve the pressure off of Spencer. Despite her assistance, the news didn’t sit too well with Spencer as it deviated from their original plan to separate his father from Ava’s life.
“Esme Prince has officially made it to Port Charles!!” wrote Pohl on Instagram hours after the episode aired. “I swear my face is ECSTATIC under my mask. So thrilled to join @generalhospitalabc and work with this AMAZING cast and crew. Special thank you to Frank Valentini [executive producer], Mark Teschner [casting director] and all of the producers, writers, and directors. So honored to get to work with such kind and hard working people.”
Pohl went on to thank her talent agency and those closest to her for all of their “hard work and support over the years.”
Following Pohl’s comments about joining the cast, Chavez posted a group picture of himself with Pohl and co-stars William Lipton (Cameron Webber) and Sydney Mikayla (Trina Robinson), along with others with the caption, “I gotta admit.. my friends are pretty cool.”
Check out the Instagram posts below.