Learn more about Tabyana Ali (soon-to-be Trina, GH) as she answers fans' questions! Click here to learn more--->>
It was recently announced that Tabyana Ali will be stepping into the role of Trina Robinson on General Hospital after Sydney Mikayla exits next week. Ali had a Q&A via her Instagram stories and here is what we learned!
Ali’s birthday is January 28th which makes Aquarius her Zodiac sign. She is 20 years old and she’s from Texas. Ali stated that Nicki Minaj is her favorite female rapper although she enjoys listening to whatever music makes her feel good. When asked if she can sing and dance, she responded, “I feel obligated to say yes to both”. As for General Hospital, she mentioned that everyone on set is “so kind and fun to work with” and that she’s very excited about being on the soap opera. She stated that her first day at GH was so smooth and that it was the auditioning process that was more stressful. When asked what research did she do to prepare, Ali mentioned that she watched a lot of soap operas. She watched all four soaps that are currently on the air in order to get a better understanding of how they feel and work. She also shared that the first episode of GH can be found on YouTube!
When it comes to the history of the Cassadine’s in particular, Ali mentioned that she personally would just pack her bags and leave (honestly can’t blame her; the Cassadine’s are an interesting family, to say the least). Ali screen-tested with Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford) so it appears that the soap opera might get back to the storyline of the possibility that Trina is Curtis’ daughter and not Taggert’s (which fans have a mixed view on). When asked if she feels comfortable doing mature scenes, she responded, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!”. Ali was also asked if she’s team Sprina (Spencer and Trina) and she responded with the following emojis: 👁👄👁
Arguably the most interesting fun fact was her response when asked if she ever got to meet or talk to Mikayla: “So crazy story, about 3 years ago Sydney and I went out for Trina. It was down to me, her, and maybe one other girl. I saw her at the producer session and we exchanged ‘Hello’s’ and good lucks’ and then a few hours later that day we saw each other at a gathering in City Walk and we were like ‘Oh my gosh, hi! So crazy seeing you here’. I still think its so wild and mind-blowing that we are getting to share Trina. I thank Sydney for laying down such a powerful and beautiful foundation on GH. It’s great to see how many people love her! She made it easy for me to play Trina ❤️ ”.
We do love Mikayla and wish her all the best in her future endeavors and we are excited to see what Ali will bring to the table as she steps into the role. We look forward to learning more about Ali!
(Article written by Adriana Grecco)