CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Virginia Burdett isn't sure a judge, a mass murderer or another character will bear her name.
The Charleston woman is just excited that -- after being a fan for 40 years -- a character named "Virginia Burdette" will soon appear on the daily soap opera "One Life to Live."
Burdett said she and her husband were recently vacationing in Costa Rica, staying at the Four Seasons hotel there. They went on an excursion to a national park with four other people from the hotel.
Having lunch together at a hacienda, she said the group exchanged information about themselves, including what they did for a living.
Burdett volunteered that she was a housewife. Frank Valentini mentioned he was an executive producer of a television soap opera. Burdett asked which one.
Valentini, she learned, had been with "One Life to Life" for 24 years as a writer, stage manager and, for the past seven years, as executive producer.
"He asked me to write my name down. He said, "I think I'll name a judge after you," Burdett said.
She received an e-mail from him on Monday, saying he was working on introducing a character named Virginia Burdette into the plot of the ABC show. Although he was leaning toward naming a judge after her, he warned that the character may be a mass murderer instead.