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Genie Francis Chats On Being Fired From Y&R & If She Would Consider Returning To GH!

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When the first round of pink-slips began at The Young and the Restless, it was soap icon, Genie Francis (Genevieve, Y&R) who was let-go first.  And that prompted many fans to think that it was going to happen anyway once Jill Farren Phelps took over the helm as executive producer of the number one daytime soap, since Phelps and Francis had reportedly had some issues while they were both at GH.

Now in the latest edition of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Francis opens up in an interview about what went down when she found out she was let-g0, why she thinks she was picked to be cut loose, and if now she would ever consider a return to General Hospital to play Laura again!  Here are a few excerpts!

Genie on hearing the news that she was let-go from Y&R from Jill Farren Phelps:  “I went up to talk to Jill in her office and she was actually very kind.  Actually, I think she was mortified.  I don’t think she wanted to be put in that position to tell me that.  Nobody does.  We both said were sorry that we wouldn’t have the chance to work together.  There was no blood drawn. (Laughs) T here are no bad feelings.  Look, she’ a very accomplished, powerful producer and she couldn’t get there by being petty and bitchy.  Her back is to the wall.   She had to cut people out because she had to balance her budget, and she had to be true to what is Y&R, and so it’s a hard position to be in. We are friends.  She and I go way back to her early 20’s and my teens.  So this little bump in the road is not going to undo our friendship.”

Genie on if now she would consider coming back to General Hospital as Laura: “Between you and me, and the rest of the world, I do have a story of something I would like to do on GH that would be reinventing Laura, in a way.  They can’t keep doing the walk down memory lane.  Some of that is okay, but it can’t be the whole meal.  Laura has been out of a catatonic state for years now and that’s sort of a jumping-off point for my story.  If Laura was up and around and living in Paris – I think that’s  where they left her – then what is that keeps her from coming home?  There has to be something because Laura would never not be around her children.  If she hasn’t come home, then there’s a reason, so that’s the jumping-off point.”

So soapers, what do you think about Genie’s comments about exiting Y&R with the news from Jill Phelps?  Do you think it makes sense to get rid of Genevieve?  And, what do you think of the hint of Genie’s proposed story for Laura on GH, if she were to return?  Let us know, and make sure to pick up the latest issue of SOD for the full interview!

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joe
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joe

We need Genie/Laura back on GH! EVERYONE ELSE is back, all we need now is Laura, Scottie and Bobbie and we have GH back in full!!!

mikey
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mikey

YES!!! I agree! Laura, Scotty and Bobbie would be fantastic! We especially need Genie/Laura to come home where she belongs!!! Come on ABC, make it happen!

Chris
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Chris

Yes!!! Bring her back and let it be because LuLu is pregnant…

jp
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jp

Yes, please bring back Jaclyn Zeman as Bobbi. I LOVE the character and actress who played her. She was such a big part of the hospital storylines. And Laura can come back too! LOL I miss Genie Franis as well. But I agree with her. They need to take the character of Laura in a new direction.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree !!!!!!!!!

MEARY ROSE
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MEARY ROSE

agreed !! we’d welcome her as laura!!

Deb
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Deb

Please, please make a place for Genie Francis on GH!!!!!!

Cindy Allen
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Cindy Allen

I remember when laura said that she would be there to hold lulu’s hand when she had her first child so, I think its a perfect time to bring laura spencer back to general hospital. I love watching her be a mom and I want to be like her.

janice
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janice

I hope the powers that be at #gh listen to her suggestions and bring her back and use her to the fullest. She’s an amazing actress and human being. I adore her.

susan M.
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susan M.

I alway’s liked Laura from day one !!!!!!!! Come back to Port Charles !!!!!!!!!

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

Want to see more Llanview folks!

brian
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brian

I would like that too…. Vicki really needs to help out with Kate.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I am ready for Natalie to join with Clint and Vicki and Liam

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Then go watch some YouTube clips. This is “General Hospital”, not “One Life to Live”.

Susannah
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Susannah

More Landview folks over Laura of Luke and Laura? No way!

I love Genie Francis, she’s a wonderful, luminous actress and hope she finds her way back home to General Hospital.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

GH fans should be glad that their soap was saved by One Life to Live fans.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

IMO GH fans should be thankful that OLTL fans saved GH.

susan M.
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susan M.

There’s enough for everyone ……….. I would like to see Laura first , hen somemore Landview folks like Viki….But Laura FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian
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Brian

the sad thing is that GH’s ratings were lower than OLTL’s when OLTL was cancelled.

Perhaps Ron and Frank are just trying to make everyone happy and at least save on ABC soap. I fully support the blending of OLTL with GH…

what would the other choice be? No ABC soap at all?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Cathy, if you saved GH why couldn’t you save your own soap? LOL.

SZima
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SZima

Get over it! OLTL is done and gone. Be thankful for the people you’ve got…you could have ended up with nothing. We didn’t get a bunch of AMC actors coming to GH and there are more of them I’d rather see than any other OLTL actors.

I like what John Mc and Todd have brought to the show, but Starr is a total waste of air time, far as I’m concerned. Get rid of her and bring some AMC people in!

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

The thing that Starr brings is youth and with Todd and Starr there is another family. GH needs to get rid of old blood like Tracy and Monica. Now that is a total waste of airtime!!!!

SZima
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SZima

Really? You want to get rid of people with that much history on the show and can actually ACT?

I want Starr AND Michael, with all his violent hissy-fits, GONE. They do NOT represent the youth demographic I want to see on the show.

Dinah
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Dinah

I just love Genie Francis

susan M.
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susan M.

Like her movies too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Thanks Ms. Francis for setting everybody straight! And you are absolutely right you have to have somebody interested in telling the story the Laura I know would never have left her children Lulu never mentions her mother. I do not see them investing in her character this is still a man oriented soap opera nothing has changed with the OLTL guys who did they give contracts to from OLTL men. The only reason Starr was brought on was for Michael. It drives me nuts. I wish you all the best in the future.

kristi
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kristi

“Genevieve was such an interesting character and there was so much storyline Storyline potential for this character. She was a very flawed character who had a hard side and yet could be quite vulnerable too. Genie has such an amazing range and she did a great job portraying this character. It’s a shame they let an incredible actress go who added so much to YR. I’m really going to miss her on YR and when she leaves I will too! I hope she goes to GH because she is such a great actress and I want her on my screen… Read more »

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I would love to see Genie return to GH, and I think what she said about being in a story of who Laura is now makes a lot of sense. WHY hasn’t Laura returned before now, to support her children? Good question……

sharon
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sharon

Would love for het to go to GH. Some much story left to tell.

Beth
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Beth

I agree with Cathy! I would love to see more of Llanview folks also!

Wendy
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Wendy

No more OLTL characters! Enough!! If you want to bring an appropriate character on, bring on David Heywood from AMC for the Robin is still alive story. That would make sense.

SZima
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SZima

Amen! Dr. Dave would be a fabulous addition!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I would too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But let see if Laura will be back any time soon!!! I am a die Hard OLTL soap fan….Also liking GH a lot lately…Been watching it again since OLTL was cancelled……………..It would be nice to see Luke&Laura reunited again…I watched them get married on GH all those years ago….

Ces
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Ces

Roger Howarth has been a great addition! I look forward to all his scenes and I really like Kristen Alderson too but I think that’s plenty for OLTLcharacters … we have a full canvas on GH of actors not being utilized. Why is Kristina Wagner back? Why doesn’t Leslie Charleson have a storyline? Where is Anthony Geary? Jane Elliot is too damn good to be caring for that jerk Joe Jr — there isn’t even any chemistry there. Luke & Laura have always been my faves!!

vikilord
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vikilord

I want Laura back thatis why I started watching GH since I was 19 years old and I’m almost55. Bring her back please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vikilord
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vikilord

I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!

cindy
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cindy

More llanview folks is the way to go for gh, in my opinion.

vikilord
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vikilord

Yes ..I only started watching GH again because my stars from my other stars went 2 GH. I had quit watching gh years ago when they took off Luke and Laura .so I’m only back because of Starr and Todd and John

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think she handled this situation well and put it to rest that there is this underlying battle between her and Jill. Budget cuts had to be made to keep Y&R afloat, and Genie Francis is not cheap in the soap world (and saying that – a GH return would sink the soap financially). I’ll miss Genevieve as she adds something to the drama of Genoa City, but she is not core Y&R, which is what Jill has been brought on to make happen again. As for her return to “General Hospital”, I’d rather it be a short-term return than… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

All soap actors have to take pay cuts if they want to work in the genre, with Steve Burton leaving and Frank Valentini a master at balancing the budget he very well might find a way to bring her on, whether there is a long term place for her on the show…time will tell.

Claudia Kurzyna
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Claudia Kurzyna

I have watched Young and the Restless because Genie is on the show, and I would love to see her come back to General Hospital as Laura.

Ric
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Ric

I love her too, wouldnt mind getting back into GH if she was back, but Ive always felt the part to revisit now is Diana on DOOL. Ive always felt she Vs. Deidre hall over Drake would be great. how about DOOL has Kristen bring Diana back to Salem?!? so she could steal john back. . . .leaving Marlena prey for Stefano yet again

Diane
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Diane

Im extremly happy to see this article. I just wish i could read the whole thing! SOD u meed to send internationally!! I would love to see Genie reprise her role of Diana Colville on Days! Diana’s return would be amazing. Her finding out the Marlena was in fact still alive after the hell Stefeno put her thru on the Island & maybe whem Diana left Salem mysteriously she unknownly pregnant & she could return with John’s first born! That would throw the cat amongst the pigeons now especially with Kristen’s return. Would be a very juicy storyline indeed if… Read more »

kelly irons
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kelly irons

I appreciate everyone’s opinion, however a lot of jumping onto different tracks, First off, Days JUST rehired Eileen Davidson to of course interfere with John and “DOC”…she is a kick as comedic relief too, wait till you see her as Susan Banks if you haven’t you are in for a treat, trust me. Ms. Davidson is hilarious. I do not imagine there is room on the Days canvas for Diana Colville which even then was not a fan fave and I adore Genie. I liked her on YoungRestless, though Geneveive had a lot further to go as for exploring, but… Read more »

Caitie
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Caitie

I want to see Genie Francis return to General Hospital more than I want to see ANY other character from GH history, or from another show, join the cast! I would love to see a Laura such as she describes with links to her past, but with a new and exciting direction and story. Of course, I will always want that story to include her family – especially her children. And right now, she has a daughter in Port Charles in whose life a revitalized Laura can play a significant role. Mr. Valentini and Mr. Carlivati, please make this much-needed… Read more »

Tonia
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Tonia

I hope Genie Francis returns before the end of the year. I’d love to see Laura Spencer come home to her family. I loved Luke and Laura and still do. I still hold out for a Luke and Laura reunion…

Ces
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Ces

I believe Genie Francis should come back to GH and the producers need to can stories that are simply not working — hello Trey, Joe Jr, Christina/Kate/Connie. Those folks alone are a complete waste of my hour. GH should get back to characters the audience loves and keep them on the forefront. GH seems to enjoy hiring random actors that no one cares about (ie: the strange girls vying for Patrick). Bring back Genie with a new original storyline!

rebecca
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rebecca

Cannot stand the new doctor chick who is after Patrick. Waste of money…bring back more GH people or OLTL people. Paleeez.

CES
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CES

Yep! at least the actors from OLTL have talent! Still, I would like GH to utilize their fine actors instead of putting them on backburner for actors (I use that term loosely) we have no connection with. Really, where on earth did GH pull Sabrina, Ellie and that Doctor from all in one day?!

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t care for her much either..She is a nasty player…She plays dirty & she is mean…Not honest & not nice..She puts up a good front….Don’t trust her at all. She isn’t the one for Patrick..Besides Robin is still alive & I wonder when everyone will finally find this out.. I agree bring back more Gh & OLTL people…They should bring back the bread & butter of GH & OLTL…Laura is one……………………….

SZima
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SZima

Has Dr. Britt even been on lately? Seems like she’s been MIA for a while. I haven’t watched Friday’s show yet, so maybe she showed up then? Anyway, if we’re lucky, she was a day player and will never be seen again!

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

The Trey, Joe Jr. story has peaked my interest.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Ces says: “Why is Kristina Wagner back? Why doesn’t Leslie Charleson have a storyline? Where is Anthony Geary? Jane Elliot is too damn good to be caring for that jerk Joe Jr — there isn’t even any chemistry there. Luke & Laura have always been my faves!! ” This is the 1 million dollar question. Why is Kristina Wagner back? She should have had a short stint, for Maxie’s sake (short) storyline dictated. However, I never saw the use of this character. She was lovely when she was young, and still looks good, but I have always hated her little… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Yes, I love Leslie Charleson, she can act, is classy, and should be doing more matriarch things (in the hospital) as the matriarch of the show. Jane Elliot could be doing more in the company business of ELG, and maintaing the Quartermain legacy. There are no Quartermaines but Monica and Tracy. Everyone is dead, either in REAL LIFE or in Soap Opera life, or gone from the show. Then they (the writer’s) need to EITHER explore that storyline, OR do something about it; bring back Alan (it was a dream he died) or find us another Edward Quartermain. John was… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I agree, why is she even on the show? She should have just stayed on for Maxie’s story then left – esp if they aren’t going to do anything with her. Agree with the whiny voice part 😉

Tracy peterson
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Tracy peterson

Would love to have genie back as Laura ! Show has been great since new writers and cast editions who are amazing!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

So would I !!!!!!!!!!!!

Jill
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Jill

I adore her. I would love to see her and Luke together again. But, I wouldn’t want it to be easy. I want to see them work their way back to each other.

Wendy
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Wendy

I agree sooo with you!!

susan M.
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susan M.

RIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!

MikeT
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MikeT

I love the idea but if she comes back it needs to be for several years not just a short term stint

Linda
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Linda

I wouldn’t be surprised if FV is trying to get Genie to come home. Fingers crossed.

steph
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steph

I would love Genie to come back to GH! I love her and I think that she wonderful actress. I think that Lulu getting pregnant at some point would be a great time for Laura to come back to and be with her GH daughter through that time 🙂

susan
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susan

Genie should of been back on GH especially now that Edward is dead because he deserves a great farewell!

Buddy
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Buddy

YES!!! We want Genie back, and like She said before, no longer the victim or same old story, same old song… I think it would be kewl if when Edward Quartermaine’s will is finally read, that He leaves HIS shares of ELQ to Laura… After all, both Edward and Lila adored Laura, and wouldn’t it be great to see Laura and Tracey owning equal shares of ELQ??? I think it would be brilliant!!!

Paul
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Paul

Laura did work at ELQ as a receptionist during her 1980-81 season b4 all (4 lack of a better word) Hell brook loose in Port Chuck with the Ice Princess statue when I look back it’s hard 2 believe Luke and Robert could not find the Ice Princess but Heather could sneak out of the sanitarium every night 2 spy on all the town folks classic daytime drama written by the Late Great Pat Falken smith she did not write The Ice Princess stuff there was a writers strike but that is a whole another story…..

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Genie is a pro, she would never say anything about anothelassr actor or producer derogatory, she is a class act. I wouls enjoy seeing her back on GH just to confound Luke with his divided heart!

Cathi
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Cathi

Lulu & Dante get pregnant and Laura comes back for the birth or before. She comes back from Paris even though she has a very successful cafe and is quite clear on who she is now. It is the rest of Port Charles that is going to have to keep up
. She is no longer the weeper and although she will always love Luke she doesnt need him anymore.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

As much as I would love to see Genie return to GH-if she does, be very afraid…

Tori
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Tori

Love Genie and really loved the character of Genv which in my opinion was a wonderful addition to Y&R. All her scenes with SN,PB,EB,JW etc are of top notch quality and she makes the worst writing seem effortless. I wanted to see her past with Tucker and when she leaves,I’m tuning out as well. I’d love to see her return to GH but I get the feeling she doesn’t necessarily want to have to be paired with Luke. She’s always propping his character and I’m sure she doesn’t want Laura to be weak in chasing him or fighting for him… Read more »

Diane
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Diane

I loved the chemistry that Genie had with Drake!! The romantic comedy that they did was amazing!

Dange
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Dange

I absolutely agree!!! They were really amazing together – dynamic and funny. I heard Genie and Drake worked on their scripts to add some humour to them. I would love to see Diana Colville comming back to Days so much! (I would pray if it would help, lol). I know that the character according to GF wasn’t developed properly but I think they can fix it. And for us as viewers chemistry was and is an even more important aspect, I guess. BTW, I had the same idea you just said, Diana could bring John’s child with her to Salem.

rose
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rose

I’d love it if Genie came back to GH with good story lines like Anna and Tracey, not as a pale self of the lady who went into the asylum. Paris sounds iike a good starting point for her “comeback.”

Debbie
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Debbie

I would love to see Laura back on GH. Lulu has lost her mom, grandma and 3 brothers . Your idea sounds great. Hoping to see Genie at GH!! Then Lucky and Nicholas could come back!! Ethan too!!

sus
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sus

Genie Francis needs to be back to General Hospital and Laura back to Port Charles… and THEN and only then will it be MY GH again!! I need serious Spencer action on the show to return my interest. The characters that were trashed over the last decade are still getting way too much air time. Time for Cartini to go all Spencers (which includes Webbers), Scorpios (which include jones/Drake) and Q’s in a BIG way!

susan M.
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susan M.

At that time do you remember Sean Donnelly & Tiffiany were among that group at that time……………

Toni
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Toni

If Genie goes over to GH, I will become an ABC soap fan and make time to watch that show, too!

toscanti
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toscanti

She is a fine actress, she has no place on Y&R. GH is her home and this is were she belongs. Handled the JFP situation with grace and class. Best of luck to her!

MK
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MK

I truly feel that a good story for Laura is for her to come with her secret husband, Scotty and their Child! That would truly be a shocker. Also Laura was always at her impulsive Best with Scotty. Luke made her a Victim frozen in Time.

kristi
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kristi

I would love to see Laura return married to Scotty that would set up a good story plus Kin Shriner is so sexy!!! Laura was always a victim ,with Luke ,and I much rather her be paired ,with Scotty, or anyone besides Luke!!

Andrew
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Andrew

Laura, Scotty and Lesley need to be back full time. Denise Alexander is one the most powerful actresses ever to grace GH and she and Monica could go back to an adversarial relationship. And I love the idea of Edward leaving HIS shares of ELQ to Laura, that would be great story.

dg
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dg

I loved Genie on YR. But if she is to return to GH she needs to strong story with action and suspense. She needs to be mentally sound and in control. And Im sure she doesnt want to play a supporting role to Julie Marie Berman ( Leslie lu) that’s a waste of a talented actress. Genie deserves her own front burner story line. And fans of GH history deserve a true L&L reunion, despite Tony Geary’s reported aversion to that idea. If they can’t give Genie what she’s due Id prefer that she move on. I dont want see… Read more »

dg
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dg

It bothers me when people call General Hospital Genie’s home. Yes she grew up before our eyes on that show starting at the age of 14. But many are completely unaware of the many behind the scenes struggles she faced. She developed a cocaine addiction at 18 because of the early fame. She was forced back onto the show by the ABC brass despite her troubles because they wanted the ratings. She was humiliated and lambasted about her post pregnancy weight gain by the Guza/Phelps regime. She was denied vacation to celebrate her wedding anniversary also by the GH brass.… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I agree 110% dg and the sad thing is Y&R cast members were not so welcoming either I heard from a very reliable source.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Years ago when Genie joined AMC at the emmy awards Walt Wiley who played Jack Montgomery welcomed her back to daytime TV. That man is a class act why is he not back on daytime?

susan M.
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susan M.

I never knew this about Genie Francis….She is married to in real life Jonathan Frakes (#1) From star trek the next generation……………

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Yes it is true and ABC always held her honesty against her and as far as the weight gain I saw two actresses yesterday on GH who will remain nameless let’s just say their dresses were not very flattering they are not a size 2 either.

Diane
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Diane

Well said!! Cocaine addiction, alcohol problems as well. She grew up in front of our eyes! Forced to quit school & work extremely long hrs. Genie was treated poorly at GH! They were only after ratings. The lack of peer support is extremely evident. Yes there were issues if jealousy at YR as well! She had the same issue at Days with one actress as well. Sacked from AMC because she was more valuable to ABC @ GH then that disgusting move from JFP because if her post preg weight!! Genie is an amazing actress where ever she acts! Her… Read more »

aria
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aria

did you get that Ron and Frank? now get to working and getting Genie to come back to GH asap.

Debbie McClendon
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Debbie McClendon

What a great actress. I feel she should have been back on GH a long time ago. She is the best of the best.

Darlene
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Darlene

I would love to see Genie come back to GH and maybe bring one of her sons back with her. The family dynamic would be a fabulous addition to the newly revitalized GH. The Spencers are one of the core families on my beloved soap and the storyline possibilites are endless!

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

This crossover fan doesn’t want to see anymore of the older generation.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Cathy: U are a cross over from where?

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I should reword that to say. I am a fan of OLTL characters.

mary
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mary

Genie is one of my favorite actress.please bring her back to gh and soon hopefully someone is listening to all of her fans.

Shirley M. Broome
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Shirley M. Broome

I recall many years ago, Laura was head of some kind of fashion cloths line, or Make up line. I am sure she could take over Kate’s Magazine until Kate is back on her feet, and then they could go into partnership. In the mean time, all the other sturn und drung could go on as usual. THAT’S what makes soap operas. Listen up ABC/Disney the fans KNOW what they want. THEY WANT THEIR SOAPS BACK!!! And their favorite stars. For what it has cost you with The Revulsion, The Chew, Anderson, and Katie Curic, you could have brought back… Read more »

lisa
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lisa

Genevieve doesn’t have a deep connection to any characters on Y&R,not even Cane. It might have been interesting to see what was developing with the “Samantha” storyline but that looks to be scrapped with Genie exiting Y&R. It would be interesting to see her back on GH as Laura – but Genie herself said in an interview on Oprah a few years back that she did not want to play Laura as a “victim” anymore and who could blame her. People have to evolve and change over time when things happen to them….it would be interesting to see what Laura… Read more »

harlee490
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harlee490

Thank sweet Jesus she is off my Y&R.

and1
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and1

LOL! See this is where social media fails us. We’ll read and comment on anything these days, even on an article about a woman playing a character that you didn’t like on “your” show. I know, I know… you couldn’t help yourself. Neither could I.

SZima
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SZima

Laura should come back to GH, but only if she truly has a story of her own and it’s not just an ongoing trip down memory lane. She needs to come back as her own independent woman. She ran her own company back in the day. Maybe she should be the new editor of Crimson or become the hospital Administrator.

But pleeeeze…don’t bring her back for Luke!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I love Genie Frances. I love and adore her. She is so real and down to earth. She also is truth telling and I appreciate her honesty about the FACTS in situaltions of the past. I would love to see Genie back as Laura and be reunited with Luke, and get (Johnathn Jackson) back as Lucky, along with Lulu. We need to see them as a family on the show, before anything happens to the show, or one of them, God forbid. Genie, I hope your idea for Laura finds its way to GH and our televison screen. Fictional couple… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

Probably due to the way the character of Laura was written in later years, I was ho-hum about Genie Francis on GH, though I enjoyed the young Laura. I have to say that I came to truly appreciate her after seeing her on Y&R. Genvieve was a complex character and GF brought out so many facets of her. Her facial expressions alone conveyed more than some actors could do with a 15 minute speech. If they were to bring Laura back they need to do so with major story and one that does not involve Luke. They need to acknowledge… Read more »

Kristi
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Kristi

I agree Chaz, Genevieve is a lot more interesting than Cane and Lily. They should have gotten rid of those two and kept Genevieve! Genie has such range and can relay so much through her facial expressions ! She draws the audience into a scene because her acting is so natural. I can’t believe YR let this great talent go!! Well, it’s YR loss !!

Sharon B
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Sharon B

Sorry she will no longer be on Y & R. She needs to come back to GH where she has always belonged but needs a good storyline to go with it! The new team of Writers and the New director and producer can come up with a very good story and make it work!

Dzz
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Dzz

Bring back Laura Spencer with a daughter would be interesting ( the new Maxie gal) reminded me of Laura in the 80’s .. but when Laura leaves the show take Luke (Tony Geary) his story are such a waste. Love OLTL characters/merging with GH makes it more exciting.. The last yr of AMC was boring.. I had a feeling it would’ve been cancelled before it happened.. One of AMC valuable actor is Hayward, he would fit in perfect.

Kathy
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Kathy

I really really liked Genie Francis at Y&R. She is a wonderful actress. They could have done so much with her. I think I would have let go two actors if it meant keeping Genie Francis. I think I am about to give up on the soaps. After losing my AMC, I have tried so hard to find a soap I like. Bold and Beautiful is just stupid and silly. The Hope , Steffy, Liam triangle is ridiculous. The only thing that Days has going for it is EJ so I expect him to get fired any day now. Every… Read more »

Pamela
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Pamela

No please keep her on Y&R I am not a General
Hospital girl. Especially since it is on ABC.
I have not been the same since losing AMC & OLTL!

General Hospital

Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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