A name change and a new soap job were all part of an exciting new chapter in Emme (formerly Marcy) Rylan’s professional life when she was the actress that General Hospital wanted for the role of Lulu Spencer Falconeri, once Daytime Emmy winner, Julie Marie Berman decided to part ways with the coveted role on the ABC soap opera.
In a revealing interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Rylan opens up about the factors that weighed into her decision to leave her recurring role of Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless to take over the role of Luke and Laura’s daughter, Lulu in Port Charles.
Rylan noted: “It was a really hard decision, but the artist in me couldn’t walk away from this. I’ve got to try and live in her world. It was so intriguing and that’s how I made my decision. I had to put all the political and personal stuff aside and follow my creative instincts.”
So are you excited to see Emme take on the role of Lulu Spencer Falconeri? Do you think she was a good choice on paper for the role? Do you think the talented actress made the right decision to leave Y&R, especially since they showed her the front door once before at the CBS soap? Weigh-in!