Hot on the heels of her appearance on Sunday night’s 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Telecast, soap opera icon Genie Francis is returning to her original soap home as the beloved Laura Spencer on ABC’s General Hospital!
The announcement was first made Wednesday by GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini on his Twitter account when he stated: “Hey #GH fans: I have AWESOME news…@GenieFrancis is coming back to @GeneralHospital !!!”
According to a show rep and TV Line, Genie will return to GH in a few weeks! Valentini then issued this statement: “Genie is a part of our GH family and the door has always been open for her to return when the timing and story are right. Lucky for us, the stars have aligned and we are thrilled to welcome Genie back home.”
Will Laura figure into the next phase of Luke’s (Anthony Geary) road to recovery and redemption after his over year long self-battle with Fluke? In a precursor, Anthony Geary and Genie were reunited on stage on Sunday night and presented the final award of the evening for Outstanding Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys! When Laura was last seen on GH, it was back in 2013 as the character left for France after divorcing Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).
So GH and soap fans, thrilled to know Genie is finally on her way back to General Hospital? Comment below!