|Alicia Coppola: photo by Georgina Cates|
"They explained a little bit about it and who I would be working with and sent me some material,” Coppola tells Digest of her initial discussions about the role. "In those 10 pages that I read, it was a really fully fleshed-out female character. I haven’t really read something like that in a long time, something that was so dynamic and interesting that I automatically saw a backstory. She reminds me of Lorna. She feels things very deeply, and I just think there’s a lot more going on than what’s on the surface. I like that."
When YR was casting for Meredith, she was described as someone who "emotionally hides behind a veneer of professionalism. She works in the infirmary of a prison--tending to prisoners, sympathetic to their causes."
Coppola shot to daytime stardom as Lorna Devon on Another World, and it was a big loss for the show when she didn't renew her contract. Welcome back to the soap world, Alicia!