This is a girl who overcompensates just to feel normal, to feel she's a part of the world.
And the only person she doesn't have to do that with is Sonny.
[The actress is married star Carmine Giovinazzo.] It just works better that way. As for the writing, I hand over everything to the powers-that-be. TV Guide Magazine: Last year, you and I did an interview as you were getting ready to make your return, and you said you'd nixed the idea of coming back to the canvas with James Franco because he had nothing to do with Brenda.
So how come the first two months of your return story had Brenda stuck in Rome with all-new people — Adrienne Barbeau and that Brad Pitt wannabe and a bunch of the Balkan's hopelessly inept goons? The only thing I will say is this: When I came back I made it clear I wanted to work with my old gang — Maurice Benard [Sonny], Steve Burton [Jason], Kimberly Mc Cullough [Robin], Ingo Rademacher [Jax] — and I was disappointed that for the first few months I wasn't with them. I tried to do something with that situation in Rome, and create a Brenda that wasn't like the Brenda the audience remembered. TV Guide Magazine: I get what you're saying and see the dramatic potential, but I don't think that came across. Marcil Giovinazzo: Well, I tried to make an acting experiment out of it.
She'd left all the people she loved and got wrapped up in the supermodel world and become a shell of herself. I think she only became the real Brenda when Jason finally came to Rome to visit her and when she was back in Port Charles with Sonny again.
Marcil, who married the CSI: NY star in 2010, has also asked the court to award her spousal support and legal fees, according to Wanting to protect this little boy from Sonny's mob world is such a pure thing for her.By leaving Sonny, she's doing the best thing possible for the child and the worst thing possible for her. You and I will have to have margaritas and eat tacos and I will tell you my whole theory on it.TV Guide Magazine: Do Jax and Brenda actually leave Port Chuck together? My final tape date is June 9 and I'll probably get the script the night before, but I do know there's a big twist when Brenda leaves. I will say there's still unfinished business for me. TV Guide Magazine: But isn't Brenda hooking up with Jason even worse? Jason and Brenda together would be so wrong but that's why it would make a good story! Marcil Giovinazzo: I know it's a reality but I prefer to stay delusional.I still want a storyline with Tony Geary [Luke] and Jonathan Jackson [Lucky]. I remember that in one of our recent interviews you were adamant you'd never in a bazillion years play a romance between Brenda and Sonny's son Dante [Dominic Zamprogna]. I'm very often completely irrational and unreasonable, but that's how I feel. No matter what other things I do in my career, I had every intention of eventually coming back to and growing old on the show and becoming Anna Lee [the late actress who played Lila Quartermaine].