General Hospital fans are still rejoicing the big news from last week that Rebecca Herbst is staying put at General Hospital and will continue on as Nurse Elizabeth Webber, after tough contract negotiations with the ABC daytime drama series.
Since the talks went down to the wire, Rebecca Herbst told Soap Opera Digest that Liz will disappear from the canvas for a little bit because of the negotiations: “They did have to stop writing for me for a little while. I might not even be back (taping) until the second week of April, so Elizabeth is going to disappear for a little bit on your screens. They are going to try to sprinkle me in, but outlines have already been written, so I don’t know how much they can actually put me in.”
Meanwhile, after the news of Herbst signing on the dotted line, those wondering if Rebecca continuing at GH and not heading to another soap was worth her while in terms of story, received a message from ABC executive Nathan Varni who shared in a facebook post: “We are thrilled that Becky has decided to stay with us long term at General Hospital. I am truly excited about what Jean (Passanante) & Shelly (Altman) have planned for Liz in the months ahead and I know Becky will shine as always in this very important role on General Hospital Such fantastic Friday news! Here’s to a great future together!”
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