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Emme Rylan Addresses Reports Of Her Exit From General Hospital & Update On Plans With Family

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Several hours ago, Emme Rylan (Lulu) of General Hospital took to her Instagram story to talk directly to her followers, friends and fans about her rumored exit on the ABC daytime drama series, and to share some changes in where she and her family will be living.

At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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cstolliver
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cstolliver

Good on her for turning lemons into lemonade.

Cindy Allen
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Cindy Allen

Could they be re casting Lulu! I just hope they are not killing her!

Karen Glenn
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Karen Glenn

I won’t be watching the show anymore. Now that they are getting rid of Luke and Laura legacy. The Spencer name will only be a thought

Steve
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Steve

Bobbie is still on. (Albeit sporadically)

KAREN GLENN
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KAREN GLENN

No she is not in the show on the daily basis. Only when they need her like this show. And the Spencer legacy on GH started with Luke and Laura.

Mary
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Mary

The powers that be are getting rid of the Luke/Laura just as they are getting rid of the Quartermaine legacy.

Steve
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Steve

With a remodeled set, the amount of screen time Ned has received these past few months, and Brook Lynn driving story, the Q’s are in their best shape in years. (granted nowhere near the heyday of the 90s)

Satan
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Satan

Well, if they literally rolled GH back to where it was before the arrival of the Spencer & Quartermaine families, they would be literally 13 weeks from cancellation.

Not to mention the fact that the main families in town before that were the Hardys & the Baldwins. Elizabeth is all that remains of the Hardy family, and Scotty is the only Baldwin left (no, I do NOT count Frodd as a legitimate “Baldwin”) so the two of them can’t exactly carry the whole show.

Timmm
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Timmm

You are not a fan of GH! A real fan doesnt tune out just because of one actor losing her job.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You don’t get to define what a “true fan” is. To cast shade (constructively, I’d hope) on somebody else for doing something, yes, certainly. To appoint yourself arbiter of what constitutes being a “true fan,” no indeed.

I would say a “true fan” doesn’t watch whatever crap is thrown up on the screen regardless of whether it’s interesting or engaging, or stay tuned when TPTB focus on actors and characters I couldn’t care less about while back-burnering or writing out actors and characters I do care about–but that would still be only me giving my own personal definition.

Timmm
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Timmm

I commented on Karen’s post, not yours. Stay in your own yard Mikey!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You commented publicly—not privately, after all—and I commented in response. That’s the nature of a Comments section.

And you still don’t get to define what a “true fan” is for anyone other than yourself.

Timmm
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Timmm

Michael, “Defiantly not Fairman”, Karen can speak for herself! You must be one of those prehistoric “Men” that feels women cannot vote, work or hold opinions? Lets move on and agree to agree, you grow up and I will continue to post insightful opinions about GH and those who are coming or going. Good luck Emme.

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

It really stinks, especially because Dante just returned and her stories were just heating up

Jloverde
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Jloverde

Great actress, enjoy life!!

Phil
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Phil

I will miss her! I love her as Lulu! I will be disappointed if they bring JMB back!

Satan
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Satan

The only way that this would make any sense is if they’re bringing the REAL Lulu, Julie Marie Berman, back to the role. Because not even Frank Valentini would be STUPID enough to take another Spencer family member out of Port Charles. If this is the case, I feel for Emme, as it’s never a good thing to lose a job, particularly in the COVID clusterfuck when acting gigs probably aren’t as easy to come by as they otherwise would be. But – honest Devil that I am – I have to say that seeing JMB back as Lulu would… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

I’m not a fan of JMB! I’m disappointed about this! Emme didn’t even want to leave

Patrick
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Patrick

i also, think, it’s time to discard, Maxie

come on… the ditzy chick , hang on, she’s imbibing… don’t lead us astray

with no Ryan.. her character has nosedived due to POOR writing

it’s simply time for @GH writers to feature elsewhere

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I agree with you, Satan. The only way this makes sense is if Julie Marie Berman is coming back. It might then be that the reason Emme can’t say more has to do with the terms of her departure; maybe they gave her some kind of settlement to avoid the kind of hard feelings and bad press that Y&R (just to pick an example) generated when they axed Gina Tognoni to bring Michelle Stafford back as Phyllis. I liked Emme just fine as Lulu, but JMB was also excellent, and she’s the one many viewers think of when they think… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

I’m OK with it-
Lulu was a character that was total ISHHH.
Lulu retched my stomach eeeshhh.
It is thankfully good to have Lulu gone..
As for the actress;
I feel sad for her- it is a heartache for sure.
I wish her well and a great future.

V
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V

Well I’ll miss ya
LuLu will be missed !!!!’n
Great actress!!!

Nik
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Nik

Wow, I felt bad for her when Y&R cut her and was happy that she made it to GH Now GH has cut her off which is so sad doing these times. I wish her well and something better is just around the bend.

Steve
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Steve

While I may not have always enjoyed her portrayal of Lulu, I have admired her sense of humor and loyalty to the show. Hope she finds success down the road (perhaps back in Genoa City). As for the departure, Lulu is one of 3 key legacy characters (under 40, Michael & Maxie being the others) that are key to the show’s future. I cannot see them killing off the character. How would they address Luke and Lucky’s absence? Thinking they may send her out of town briefly, and have Julie Berman return in the role in a few months. The… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I say go for it! Some of the best things are ones that were not planned. Doing things spontaneously sometimes turn out better than anything you could have imagined. Have a great time, have fun, be safe and stay well!

Damien
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Damien

Good for her
Enjoy your roadtrip explorations!
And when your ready pls come back to genoa city and bring Abby back to life as the spitfire daughter of Ash and Vic! Not this boring valley girl imposter thats currently portraying her.

Momo
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Momo

It certainly sounds like she’s been let go. Good luck to her. And why doesn’t she own a house? Why couldn’t she find someplace to live?

DMRR
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DMRR

Hate to see someone with three children lose their job. Also, recently Emme lost her sister. It’s heartless.
TPTB decided to trim the cast, but don’t have an exit plan for Peter.

Ginny
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Ginny

I wish her the very best on her new journey, stay safe out there. Will miss her so much on GH 🙁

Patrick
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Patrick

2020-21 ratings data, sorted by female 18-49 demo Women % demo Viewers %mil 18-49 demo change(millions)change 1 Young and Restless (renewed) CBS 0.40 -19.39% 3.039 -14.83% 2 Bold and Beautiful (renewed) CBS 0.37 -16.48% 2.779 -7.92% 3 General Hospital ABC 0.35 -20.45% 1.920 -11.58% 4 Days of Our Lives NBC 0.32 -17.31% 1.689 -11.50% Ratings © 2020 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Can you Imagine – roughly , only 1.3 million separate @Y&R – and – @DAYS these are taken from , Yahoo.com….. as of 10/24/2020

Kay
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Kay

Let her live her life leave her alone girlfriend leave that stupid state and live your life ! You just might survive or you could sit there and stay and let your worthless governor dictate your life pack your car and get the hell out!

Steve
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Steve

And somehow the political craziness works its way into post about a soap actress losing her job.

I’m quite content knowing my governor has the health and well being of residents as a priority in a state that’s the worlds 6th largest economy. Far from stupid.

Sal Dorion
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Sal Dorion

Good Luck and please stay safe. You will be missed and I’m sure we’ll see you again fingers crossed from

Nik
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Nik

I will miss her as I did when she left Guiding Light but only to appear on Young and the Restless. So I figure she will bounce back and I will see her on the screen again after her family saga. Good luck to her and hoping she will be well.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I really liked her role as Lizzie on GL,but as Abby on Y&R, NO. Abby is beautiful, smart, sophisticated,etc. I can not imagine Emme playing the role in the same way i.e Victor Newman’s daughter, Chance’s fiance, going toe to toe with Phyllis, etc. I tend to see her as this little annoying busy body, in everyone’s business and as long as I am being truthful and probably alienating some fans, I would like to see her take her ditzy friend with her!
Anyone agreeing with me will know who I mean.

Rodd
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Rodd

I think it would be terrible for GH to send Lulu packing, especially since the triangle between Lulu, Dante and Dustin is just getting started. I have always liked Emme’s work. So, I hope to see her back on the canvass whatever is going on ~ and assuming she’ll be off canvass for a while.

Hope she has a wonderful time on her trip!

Sunny
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Sunny

This doesn’t make sense with Dante and Laura coming back? Emme was a great Lulu.
I am very sad and disappointed with GH.
Is this a way to treat a loyal employee? Wow!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

She probably had to sign a non-disclosure. As she said on another site that her little statement was” all she was allowed to say”, but it will all come out in the wash as they say, it always does.

Linda Heino
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Linda Heino

Then she must have been fired,but why? If she loves everyone there and they love her. Then the cast should help out by fighting with the producers not to fire her. She’s a great actress.

Steve
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Steve

While they’re being supportive, the cast knows that due to budget constraints cuts are necessary. The 32 contract players is the largest amount in years. It’s an unfortunate, but necessary, and cyclical pattern in daytime.

The rumors are that more contract cast cuts are coming. The cast doesn’t want to rock the boat.

Jimh
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Jimh

Keep Lulu…the Spencers/Webbers/Quatremaines are legacy characters….well, this pushed my decision more towards stop watching GH and Days-Days revolving door of cast is getting on my nerves…

Timmm
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Timmm

I wish the actress well. I hate to see anyone lose their job. She just never caught on as Lulu. I would bring back Julie Berman and Greg Vahn. Laura is around. It would be nice to build stories around three powerful actors with Spencer history.

shilo0854
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shilo0854

I wish her and her family all the best in their future.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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Johnny Wactor on Brando’s GH Demise: “I Have Been Blown Away By The Reaction From The Fans, I Had No Idea That You Guys Cared So Much About My Character”

It’s been an emotional week for General Hospital viewers following the death of Brando Corbin; which meant that actor Johnny Wactor has wrapped his run on the ABC daytime drama series.

On Thursday, Wactor shared his ‘thanks’ to all the loyal GH fans who took the journey with him and his on-screen alter-ego via a video post on his Instagram account.

Johnny expressed: “It’s been a couple days since the demise of Brando Corbin in Port Charles as we know it.  And I have to tell ya, I have been so blown away by the reaction from the fans.  I had no idea that you guys cared so much about my character. I’m so grateful for the outpour of questions and support. I’ve always said, that the fans of General Hospital are the greatest fans in the world and I truly believe that and this is just further evidence of that.”

Social media was abuzz when Brando suddenly died following successful surgery after being attacked by the ‘hook’.  Some fans felt Wactor’s presence will be sorely missed; while others shared that they felt Brando was not a necessary character.

Wactor took all of the comments like a champ and in his video message added: “Whether you were excited to see Brando Corbin killed off, or outraged and have questions, man, I’m just so lucky to have been on this show, truly.”

As he concluded his ‘thank you’s’, Johnny let GH viewers know he does have some other projects that you will see him in very soon, sharing: “Thank you so much for letting me bring Brando Corbin to life.  Thank you for caring, and thank you for all the support and the well-wishes for my future endeavors, whether that’s back in Port Charles at some point, or another show, or other films … which there’s some coming.”

Lastly, Johnny added, “I’ll miss ya, and you enjoy the rest of the week.”

Watch Wactor’s heartfelt message below.

So, where do you stand with the decision to kill off Brando? Glad the character is off the canvas, or sad to see him go? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Brando Dies … But Not From His Wounds

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, poor Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) was hit with yet another punch to the gut.  After losing her baby, Liam, back in December of 20201, she has now lost her husband, Brando (Johnny Wactor), in s shocking turn events that played out in Brando’s hospital room.

Finally coming to (following being ‘hooked’ by the mysterious figure) after surviving hours of surgery from his wounds, he goes coughs up blood and then goes into a massive seizure right in front of Sasha.

Panicked, Sasha calls for help, where Portia (Brook Kerr) and her team run in to try to save Brando.  Next, we get a montage of the love story of Brando and Sasha, which is never a good sign on soap operas – as it more often than not – signals the end of the line for a character.

After Portia is completely rattled by why Brando is dying when the surgery is a success, eventually he passes away.  Portia comes out of his hospital room and tells Sasha they did everything they could.  Just then, Brando’s mom, Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs) along with Nina (Cynthia Watros), come by and all the women are struck with heartbreaking grief.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) happens upon the scene and asks Portia what happened and she reveals there were sudden complications.

Wanting a moment alone to say goodbye to his cousin, Sonny (Maurice Benard) tells Brando to take care of Liam and Mike when he sees them in heaven. Sonny also promises to take care of Sasha and Gladys. Next, Sasha wants Sonny to go into Brando’s room with her, and they are joined by Nina and Gladys, who all stand over his bedside in tears.

Elsewhere, Portia finds Finn (Michael Easton) to look over Brando’s medical reports and case, and relates that Brando’s symptoms don’t track with what happened to him when he was brought into the ER and what happened in surgery.  She ponders if there is a more sinister explanation for his death, hoping Finn (even though he is an infectious disease doc) can help shed some light.

What did you think of GH’s decision to kill off Brando Corbin? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Check out the final moments of Tuesday’s General Hospital below.

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