May 24th, 2011
Y&R’s Genie Francis on “The Talk” chats Genevieve, Oprah & Tristan!
Genie Francis who is set to debut this Friday on The Young and the Restless, stopped by to chat with the ladies of The Talk on today’s episode. During the conversation, Francis revealed how it was Oprah who was the reason she landed the role of the sociopathic Genevieve Atkinson. As had been reported previously, Francis who appeared on Oprah’s soap legend show made it known she was not interested in going back to General Hospital to play Laura as a victim again. Enter, Y&R’s executive producer and head writer, Maria Arena Bell, who saw Francis on the show and nabbed her for a new role on the number one CBS soap, and the rest is as they say, Genoa City and soap history!
In addition, Francis discussed being teamed with her former GH castmate Tristan Rogers, (Colin, Y&R) as her new on-screen hubby, and the group chit-chatted on Genie’s long time marriage to Jonathan Frakes.
Watch the video clip segment after the jump with Genie!
On Tueday's episode of General Hospital, while trying to protect Ava from a bullet from the evil Valentin Cassadine, it's Nikolas who gets shot instead and sent crashing through the window, and over a balcony on Cassadine Island apparently to his death. This storyline move signals the end of the short-term run of Nick Stabile, who was filling in for Tyler Christopher in the role while the Daytime Emmy-winning actor was on personal leave from the series. Watch the cliffhanger below. Then share your thoughts on Stabile's run as Nik, and what will be the fate of the dark prince in the weeks to come? Leave a comment »