The news that Kimberly McCullough (Robin) the long time beloved favorite of General Hospital has opted to not stay with the series in 2012, has sent some shockwaves through the soap industry, because it signifies another huge loss of talent for GH as it battles to stay on the air, and because the genre is losing another one of its finest performers.
This afternoon, McCullough to to her Twitter account to address her decision to leave the series and to say “thank you” to her many fans and followers.
Kimberly tweeted, “Thank you for your tweets. I have read ALL of them. I wish I had words for the type of gratitude I feel for all of your support for so many years. Personally, I feel like it’s the right time for me to pursue my dream of directing episodic TV as well as writing and directing feature films. I am heartbroken as well. To leave Robin, a character that is a huge part of myself and my life. GH is my family and you (the fans) are like my extended family. I hope you will come with my along the journey. I’ve enjoyed getting to know so many of you. If if wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have been able to make NGFL, a film that ultimately gave me the courage to leave the nest and step behind the camera. In the coming months Jason Thompson and I will pour our heart and soul into the story that is given to us. I can promise you that much. Everything else is out of our control. I am sad too, but I intend to make the best of it. Again, thanks for the love and opinions and support. I appreciate it more than I can ever express. Stay tuned.”
Jason Thompson (Patrick) also took to his Twitter account to post his sentiments on the imminent departure of his long time scene partner and dear friend from Port Charles tweeting: “As Kimberly McCullough always does with grace, dignity, heart and courage. To you, the fans who have supported us for years..with love, thank you! As we do everyday..we’ll put everything we have into what’s next. It goes without saying that it won’t be the same without my better half. But I couldn’t be more proud of Kimberly! xxoo”
Hankies! This is so sad! Let us know your thoughts as it looks like this is the end of Scrubs!