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General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst Shuts Down Rumors and Speculation

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Enduring GH fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst, took to Twitter on Friday night to clear up any reports or rumors that may have turned up on the Soap Twitterverse.

Herbst shared the following message to fans of the ABC daytime drama series, and who have been concerned with her status with the show, or the state of her character, Elizabeth Webber.

Rebecca expressed: “Well, hello there…just thought I’d shut down some rumors that have been circulating: I haven’t been fired. I’m not on vacation. I don’t have covid. My kids don’t keep me from working. Nor do I have cramps (the best one yet ). I hope you all have a great weekend! XOXO..”

The message from Herbst sparked many of her fans to respond in kind with tweet from “Hope to see Elizabeth soon” to “Wow, we are glad to hear that! We Love seeing you on GH!”

So, hoping there is more Liz Webber on the screen soon?  What do you think of Becky’s message said with candor and a little humor?  Comment below.

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Becky clarified that she wants to work. By clarifying this, it brings up more questions. They are as follows:

1. If she wants to work, why isn’t she on the screen lately in her own story?
2.Why did we just have two days worth of scenes with her three sons onscreen and she wasn’t present?
3.Why is Liz so isolated on canvas and not allowed to have regular scene partners other than a potential love interest? She only has scenes with Laura, Terri or her kids every few months while all the other contract characters have regular scenes with friends and family.
4.As “Liz’s” story progresses, why is Finn’s POV and role becoming more and more prominent than Liz’s?
5.Finally will her mom and/or dad ever make an appearance onscreen? If this story does not have Elizabeth confront her parent(s) and address her abandonment issues, then this story would have all been in vain and have just been filler.

Lol glad all is well.sometime peoples Imagination gets the best of them . See you soon . Great work .

People are entitled to time off and do not have to explain them to trolls.

It’s sad when actors have to do this. Why do people online try to talk authoritatively about actors and their professional/personal lives when they don’t know the first thing about it. Wishing Rebecca well.

I don’t really care. Your fans really do so try to be THANKFUL you have them

It’s a shame that she felt the need to make a response to these rumors – but let’s be honest why she did. It’s because after all these years of being on GH, Liz should be a lead character as much as Carly is – and yet … she’s consistently a B-story on the show. And even when she does have a story, even one’s about her, she’s not always the most featured person in her own stories. And GH once was prepared to let her go – AFTER a story about her child dying, one that should have heavily featured her – and she was on the chopping block. So, GH has had a long history of not appreciating or featuring her talent as they should. Despite her always putting in her all, despite the fact that she has had chemistry with almost all of the love interests – she somehow makes even unpopular pairings work on some level. I don’t get, I’ve never gotten why she is always held back from lead actress territory while Carly gets put in almost every story on the show and we get treated to her on a daily basis.

Exactly. The poor writing is to blame. Lizzy finally gets a front and center story line but then that storyline drives the character into oblivion.

I agree that Rebecca/liz should be on screen more or just as often as Laura/carly, I mean we are force to have Carly in her own drama and everyone else’s drama.I love me my GH but I don’t know whose in charge of how things play out on screen but its irritating that one minute her storyline was getting some momentum then it just stopped, not only that but GH has gone overboard w/ bringing in actors to fill in for those who are either to sick to come in to work or busy doing something else. STOP using fill in and instead put in more airtime on Liz story. And nothing against Laura Wright but she doesn’t have to be on almost everyday. So glad Rebecca isn’t going anywhere though.

Elizabeth is a Hardy & Webber. Carly is a Spencer. BOTH are very much needed.

But I agree that they have handled this Liz storyline completely wrong with all the buildup and then… she just disappears. I did call it correctly as an “Ambien coma” situation early on though…. never believed all the hype about “Frodd’s ghost”…. but then, I know exactly where Frodd is.

And then there’s the giant elephant in the room… or more specifically NOT in the room…. as Jeff hasn’t been in the room since 1981, and her mother (who didn’t even have a name until Jake casually mentioned it a couple months ago) has NEVER been in the room. Exactly what in Hell’s name is going on between Elizabeth and her parents?? They seemed to be moving towards answering that question, but that was quickly dropped when it became all about Frodd’s ghost & fake psychics, and then the realization that Liz was “haunting” herself, while in the Ambien zombie state.

Amen, aria. I’ve been griping for a long while about Carly and Sonny being on nearly EVERY DAY and in too many storylines. Now we have Carly’s budding flirtation with Drew, whom she kicked to the curb when Jason returned! How will she manage this while hating Nina; punishing Sonny; hiding Willow’s maternity; berating Brad for doing the same thing she’s doing; suddenly taking up yoga; colluding with Sam about Esme; enabling Michael in becoming a heartless monster; and finding the noisiest shoes in town? Talk about multi-tasking!

If Carly’s truly guilty of everything you say she is, wouldn’t you want her to have noisy shoes, so you could hear her if she was sneaking up behind you?

I swear, the other day I had to re-run a scene because I thought she had on wooden shoes or some clunky clogs, etc. Maybe it’s not the shoes at all but just the way she walks, certainly not feminine.

aria, frustrating as it is, the episodes are written long before they are taped. So if an actor is unavailable suddenly for sickness or surgery or whatever, they can’t just rewrite the episode on the fly. The other actors will already have been learning their lines, and they also can’t do anything to disrupt future episodes. Because they tape out of sequence, future scenes might already be recorded that depend on the previous scenes being shot as originally written, if you see what I mean. And they can’t just throw other actors into new scenes who aren’t scheduled to tape that day because that would mess with the budget. The fill-ins are weird, I agree, but with the way the show is assembled to be cost efficient, there’s really nothing else they can do, practically speaking.

Good luck ms Becky I hope you shine !

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General Hospital’s Adam J. Harrington Weighs-in On John and Carly, and How it’s ‘Starting to Get Very Complicated”

On recent episodes of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) came to John “Jagger” Cates (Adam Harrington) rescue as he was beaten down in an assault. Carly put on her “nurses cap,” sort of speak, and got John to his hotel room and watched over to him, to make sure he didn’t lose consciousness.

GH fans also got their first glimpse of what may be a new romance for Carly, if she and John continue to bond.  If John and Carly were to have a relationship, it would certainly have a ripple effect with Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny (Maurice Benard).

Adam J. Harrington shared his view on the scenes and what might be next between the two. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Harrington shared, “I thought it was written in a way where there’s an understanding and a respect between them both. I don’t think there was any moment where she was not aware that he’s an FBI agent, and there was no moment that he wasn’t aware of her history and relationship to other people in the town. I really liked it. I was really looking forward to shooting it with Laura and we had a really nice time shooting it.”

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When Carly and John part ways, it seems there were some romantic sparks, as Harrington puts it, “Isn’t that interesting that sometimes with people, the one moment they actually show how they feel is when they know there’s an escape hatch. They know they’re about to walk away. So, it’s almost safe in that moment to do it. I thought that was really special about how (the writers) handled John and Carly. Even the music in that scene was beautifully done.”

Where is this all heading? Conflict! Internally and professionally, and as Adam explains, “Who Carly was to John on paper as just a tool to be used as bait is starting to get very complicated.”

What would you think of a John and Carly pairing? Would you prefer him with Anna, or neither of them? Let us know via the comment section and take our poll below.

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton Reveals the Emotional Scene He Almost Could Not Get Through

On a recent episode of General Hospital, Jason received a message from his mother, Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) via a note. The effect it had on Jason’s portrayer, Steve Burton turned out to be quite visceral.

As GH fans know, although Jason’s bio-mom was Susan Moore, he was raised and adopted by Monica. Speaking on his Daily Drama podcast with his co-host and GH co-star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Steve shared some insight on the difficulties he had getting through that scene.

Burton shared that in the key moment, “Brooklyn (played by Amanda Setton) came in and that’s where she gave me (Jason) the letter from Monica. That was a very hard scene for me to do. That was a tough one. That was the one time I was almost going to call ‘cut!’  It read ‘Jason, I believe in you.’ I was literally going to walk off the set.”

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To clarify and in the story, Monica was saying “I believe in you” and that she knows Jason didn’t shoot Dante (Dominic Zamprogna). Steve added, “It was tough, man. Emotionally, it was a tough scene. It was overwhelming in the moment.”

Steve went on to detail to Anderson, “She (Brook Lynn) pushed it to me and I read it and she was walking out and I had to stop her, but I was so emotional I couldn’t even get it out.  And at that point, I’m like, ‘Do I just keep going … or do I just walk off the set right now?’ But, I knew just to stay, because it’s so hard to get back there, once you shut it down. I knew, the next take wasn’t going to be the same.”

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It’s clear that Leslie Charleson is so missed on-screen as Monica by all of her castmates, and that Jason and Monica had a very special mother/son relationship throughout the decades on GH.

What did you think of the moment when Jason got a note from Monica that said, “I believe in you?” Were you touched as well? Let us know in the comment section. You can check out the latest episode of Steve and Bradford’s podcast below.

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George Russo to Appear on General Hospital as Carmine Cerullo

Coming up, it looks like Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) grandfather, Carmine Cerullo is headed to Port Charles.

According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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