Genie Francis has truly come home to General Hospital inking a three-year deal with the ABC soap opera. It’s the place she launched her career at 14-years-0ld!
After several stints where Laura was ushered off the canvas, Francis reveals in a new interview at TV Insider that she truly feels the timing is perfect for her to stay put, and that feels so good to be wanted by the legendary daytime drama series again.
During her conversation with Michael Logan, the beloved iconic star talks about Laura’s part in covering up “Jake’s” (Billy Miller) identify, the Cassadine side of her son Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) emerging, and if she knows what is ahead for her character now that she has signed on the dotted line. Here are a few interesting excerpts below:
Francis on a new love interest for Laura: “Executive producer Frank Valentini wants Laura to have a romance, so I know they’re thinking in that direction. I don’t know if it will be with someone already on the show, or if they’ll bring in someone new. [Laughs] I know nothing! But I’m happy. There’s so much history with Laura. “
Francis on the Jason reveal and covering-up for her on-screen son Nikolas: “This could get worse before it gets better. This is not how Laura raised her children! But, then, Nikolas is the one kid she didn’t raise. Way back, it was so touching that Nikolas, even though he grew up with the evil, crazy Cassadine family, was very sweet, tender, kind. He had Laura’s heart. But in the back of Laura’s mind there’s always been this fear of, ‘God, I hope he never acts like a Cassadine!’ And when he does, it really terrifies her.”
So, glad to hear its a three-year deal for Genie? Who would you like to see be her love interest? What should Laura do about her son Nikolas? Will Laura blow the whistle on him and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)? Comment below!