Exclusive: Brown Books A DIVA Role!


In November, GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Brianna Brown (ex-Lisa) will be relocating to Atlanta to begin production on DEVIOUS MAIDS, which has been picked up for series by Lifetime. But the actress is already getting familiarized with the Georgia city: she’s currently in Hot-lanta shooting an episode of DROP DEAD DIVA!

A spokesperson for the Lifetime hit tells Soaps In Depth exclusively that Brown will appear in DIVA’s season finale, “Jane’s Getting Married,” airing Sunday, September 9. Brown will play a character named Hannah, who is married to Jane’s client, Mark, and is suffering from a neuronal brain tumor that will kill her in six months — and she’s refusing surgery. “She’s a former cocktail waitress at a dive bar who now is a genius due to a fatal brain tumor that rapidly increased her intelligence 50 points,” explains Brown. “She refuses to remove the tumor despite her husband’s wishes because she is finally respected for her brain.”

As far as the growing buzz on MAIDS, Brown tells In Depth she’s excited to see what the future holds. “We will be moving production to Atlanta at the end of November to shoot our 13 episodes. In DEVIOUS MAIDS, I play a trophy wife married to a much older man who is insecure about her new husband’s former wife and doesn’t trust her newly-hired maid,” Brown says. “I’m thrilled to move to Atlanta with my cast and get to really dive into such a fun role on a fabulous show. When I saw what Marc Cherry [DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES’ showrunner] created with the final version of the pilot, I was blown away! I think fans are really going to be excited once it starts airing next spring on Lifetime!”

In the meantime, Brown can also be seen on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. “I have a small, recurring role this season, as well as next season,” she says. “I play a fairy. They just aired my first episode [this past Sunday].”

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