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GH's Kristina Wagner Opens Up About Working With Her Ex-Husband, Jack Wagner!

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Kristina Wagner has been a longtime fan favorite as Felicia on General Hospital.  In addition to life in Port Charles, Wagner appeared in the Hallmark Channel drama When Calls The Heart in 2015, which stars Kristina’s former real-life husband and former GH star, Jack Wagner (Ex-Frisco Jones).

In a new installment of Oprah: Where Are They Now? airing this Saturday, March 5th at 10PMESTon OWN, Kristina recalls when Jack asked her if she would like to take on a role in When Calls The Heart.

Kristina expressed what it was like, or if she had any apprehension working with her ex: “I got a phone call from Jack that said, ‘What do you think? Would you like to come work with us up in Vancouver, and be a part of the show?'”

She said it was not a problem working with Jack again:  “It’s so much easier, because I can go on set and establish my boundaries and my needs and my wants and get through these scenes, and work with him as a professional actress rather than a girlfriend or wife.  It’s really important.  It’s fun. We’re having fun.”

Watch a clip from Kristina’s interview on Oprah: Where Are They Now? after the jump!  Then let us know, do you wish Jack Wagner would return to GH again and share scenes with Kristina, or has that ship sailed since Felicia chose Mac (John J. York) after the Nurses’ Ball in 2014? Comment below!

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Lisa Hauser
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Lisa Hauser

I will always hope jack Wagner returns to GH one day. Frisco and Felicia are soulmates and if we got him back Mac wouldn’t stand a chance. Frisco and Felicia have that amazing love story from the past. There the Jasam from there day.pleas return jack you are so missed. They are what got me hooked on gh

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Frisco can return anytime if the writing is good and if it means more Felicia…i remember when GH felt like an ensemble show…now its either Jason/Sam/Liz, Nick/Hayden, Sonny/Carly or Nina/Franco while the rest of the cast are used as stage props or not shown at all….the shows opening should feature Laura, Monica and Tracy…Monica should not be recurring…bring back Jeff Webber…i doubt RDA would return so i would settle for a recast…would be nice if Liz’s father made a visit and even nicer if Monica and Jeff rekindled their old relationship.

Helen Conboy
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Helen Conboy

Agree with you. GH is all about Sam/Jason & the Liz nonsense & Sonny/Carly again. How many times do we have to see Sonny/Carly together for the like thousand time. Monica should definelty be contract as well as Ric. Rick Hearst is an amazing talented actor that should be into the stories going on now & he deserves a great s/l & Love Interest of his own. Would love to see much more of Mac & Felicia. Like the story with Tracy hope it continues. Done with the Hayden/Nick thing. She would have been better off with Ric. And if… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Excellent post Jim!

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, they have kids together so its good to see they get along. Now, my theory on Felicia. Seems she has Lauraitis! Not taking anything away from Genie or Kristina but GH could never find a way to write for these ladies unless they were attached to Luke and Frisco. Laura has tons of family on the show and they do NOTHING with her! Felicia doesnt have a lot of family but her and Maxie are great together. They had a scene the other day where Felicia bought Nathan a poodle. It was great! Do more things like this! Use… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Felicia looks like she could be Maxie’s big sister–she is eternally youthful and beautiful. She is also quite charming and it is mind boggling that they don’t have her in front burner storylines along with Mac.
No, instead we get slimy Nina or the overwrought Ava and all the scenery is chewed up.

Helen Conboy
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Helen Conboy

We need Felicia & Mac back on contract with a great story. They are great together. Wouldn’t mind if Frisco came back, if a good story could be written even if it’s a short arc. Great Ned is coming back. We need our vets like Ned Ric Monica Tracy Anna Laura Robert in great story for them. A little less of Alexis & Julian. Ever since he supposedly left the mob they are so boring. All they do is have sex. They had more interest when they fought over the mob. Still believe he’s in it up to his neck.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

On the surface I can concur with your theory, Timmm, but only in the most superficial of ways. Yes, there is a like situation in the that there is a dearth of good storylines for both ladies, but that’s where the similarity ends. With the effervescent Genie we have a true GH star in every sense of the word….she was at the forefront of the show when Luke came on to ride her already impressive coattails to supercoupledom. The opposite is true of Felicia….her greatest contribution to Port Charles has always been as the other half of Frisco in their… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

“All I need is just a little more time To be sure of what I feel is it all in my mind ‘Cause it seems so hard to believe That you’re all I need” Frisco’s feelings for Felicia and my feelings for your posts! I know, I’m weird but creative people tend to be! I think you flushed out the truth, its not about Felicia at all, its my desire to have Frisco back! I love him and I love your idea that he and Anna could have sparks? I hope to hell that Maddox and Anna are not heading… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, upon that we can heartily agree, Timmm! I also want Frisco back in Port Charles! (Just not for a reunion with Felicia……) He can run the town, the PCPD, whatever his heart desires….it would be great for Maxie to have her father close by and there are enough old friends around with whom Mr. Jones can reconnect…..particularly the oh so lovely Anna! (I actually envisioned him with this sultry spitfire of a spy back in the day….I always thought they’d be perfect together, both in physical appearance and temperament.) Having said that, don’t forget that “All I Need,” although… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Jack Wagner was screwed over last time so I dont know if he will return until there is a new boss. We all remember that stupid scene where Felicia picked Mac over Felicia and I agree with you, Mac is a better choice but how about them having Frisco bully the BRITCH! I like that he was there for Maxie but it was a little too much! You are so right Casey Kasem about “All I Need” BUT it was THE big hit off the show. “Lady of my Heart” was Felicia’s song from Frisco. And watch it there sweetie,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hey Timmmbo, I actually thought that it was hilarious when Frisco called Britt “Toots” and put her in her place, and that’s from someone who absolutely loved her character….but she was totally out of line with Maxie! At least Mr. Jones didn’t look ineffectual when he was on the warpath with Dr. Westbourne, quite unlike when he beat that hasty retreat after the humiliating outcome to his musical proposal to Felicia, after she chose Mac, the “safe” choice of man, just like the yawn-inducing Tania did with Tony. (Having said that, I do see a certain physical likeness between Hayden… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Always have wished for a happy ending for these two!

Mama23
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Mama23

Me too! But I believe their sons are their greatest accomplishment. Their love story was a gift to the fans.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Jack & Kristina are magic together, on and off-screen. It’s so great that they have worked out their differences enough that they can work together on When Calls the Heart. I started watching that show because they were on it. They are paired with others on that show. If Jack came back to GH, there would have to be hope for a Frisco/Felicia reunion. But we can be satisfied with just that .. hope. We waited 7 years for Robert&Anna to finally get beyond the “best ex-es” stage, that slow burn was what made it all the more fun when… Read more »

Donna M
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Donna M

I would love JW back in any format. There is a lot of story for Frisco with Maxie, Anna and lucas (as his brother’s ‘son”) not to mention laura. And he knew Ned and theQ’s for years. If JWand KW wanted to “reunite” that would be perfect but if they did not–Frisco could go with Laura, Olivia, or Diane or any number of already women on GH. It would be funny if he wound up with NINA…and frankly how fellicia, and Mac handled him being in their lives might make them both have more story and be more interesting. O… Read more »

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

I watched clips of Frisco ‘ s return story in 1989 last night and boy those days were great! The Wsb cluster of characters always saved the day as trusty best friends. The only way to make room for Frisco would be by reestablishing the spy element of the show. Being back a writer from the 80s to the present writing team. Bring Frisco back

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

If only GH would get Sri Rao as head writer! He loves and respects the ’80s era (not only had a great story for Robert&Anna on Night Shift 2, he brought in Sean & Tiffany for a dream sequence!) I know he would do a bang-up job of writing for Frisco and Felicia.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree with you.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

I just want to see Frisco and Robert onscreen together again for the first time in 25 years. The timing has never been right for my wish to be granted in these last four years as Robert left just as Frisco returned and then Robert returned after Frisco left. The witty sarcastic banter between those two mixed in with real brotherly feelings was so enjoyable. I challenge anyone to watch old clips of Robert and Frisco in scenes together and you will see why I need to see them together again on GH.

nellie
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nellie

agree with you and maybe they can bring Allan and Emily back. Maybe Halina had them captive on a second hidden island.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I wish that they would bring back Kristina and Mac. It would also be nice to have Jack Wagner stop by.

dmr
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dmr

Frisco and Felicia were the first super couple that I absolutely fell head over heels for and rooted for to be together. I was only a little girl at the time, but I loved, loved, loved Frisco and Felicia. I remember Frisco singing “Lady of my Heart” and “All I Need” to Felicia. Those were the days, when daytime was full of adventure and romance. I was devastated when Jack Wagner first left the show! I also thought, and still do, that Kristina was absolutely beautiful, stunning, and I would love to see her on-screen more often.

Ryan S
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Ryan S

Frisco HAS to come back at some point! Ron C ruined the character when he came back for the 50th Anniversary and they need to redeem him. JW was really ticked how they wrote Frisco’s short arc back and they owe it to him, the character and the fans to fix it. I was forced into watching GH as a kid by my family and Frisco is the reason I got addicted. My favorite character of all time. There are so many ways they could bring him back and redeem him. Starting with how he isnt a dead beat Dad,… Read more »

Brad G
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Brad G

It would be the best news ever if Frisco returned to Port Charles. Of course, they would have to do a much better job than his last return (which ended horribly). His return would mean more Felicia and the chance to have scenes with Maxie, Robert and Anna. As Ryan states above, Frisco Jones is my favorite character of all time, so bring him back and bring justice back to the character!!!

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Denise Crosby Makes a Return to General Hospital

After a major fallout with her parents, Carolyn (Denise Crosby) and Jeff Webber (William R. Moses), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) was devastated, in particular because they concocted a plan to make her forget all about the tragic situation earlier in her life. That being, when Finn’s (Michael Easton) late wife, Reiko, fell down a flight of steps and eventually died after she struggled with Liz.

Apparently, the story is not over, when Denise Crosby reprises her role of Carolyn beginning the week of January 23rd on General Hospital.

Talking about her return in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Crosby previewed, “She (Carolyn) wants to make a connection with her daughter and try to make amends for something that is almost impossible to make amends for. She knows it could go really wrong, but she can’t live with herself if she doesn’t take the shot.”

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Something tells us there is more to the story of why Carolyn could have returned to Port Charles? Any thoughts?

Let us know your theories about Elizabeth’s mother upcoming return to Port Charles in the comment section below.

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