Shari Belafonte may have looked cool, calm and collected during her "General Hospital" debut as Janice Lomax, mayor of Port Charles, on Tuesday, January 19, but inside she was "a wreck," the actress admitted to Soap Opera Digest. "They threw me into the fire the first day, shooting two shows."

The next time Mayor Janice Lomax surfaces in Port Charles, she'll be played by a new, yet familiar face. <strong>Shari Belafonte</strong> has been cast in the "General Hospital" role, previously portrayed by <strong>Saidah Arrika Ekulona</strong>.