“Thanks for the support.”
Ask any actor and they’ll tell you: It’s hard to step into someone else’s role. Maybe even more so if, as in the case of Lindsay Hartley, you don’t really take over, but just step in a little. But we suspect that pretty much all General Hospital Viewers will agree that the alum of passions, all my children and days of our lives spectacularly capitalized on the occasion as she once again spelled Kelly Monaco as Sam.
And you know how seldom does an entire audience agree!
On February 5, Hartley shared that she “had an epidemic[sode] left as Sam,” addressing the peers and fans who cheered her on as she took on her daunting task. “Thank you for the support,” she began, “and thank you, Kelly Monaco, General Hospital [and executive producer] Frank Valentini for trusting me to step into a character Kelly created so beautifully.
“I appreciate you all,” she added.
It was only announced earlier this week that Monaco would be taking a short break from the show. We were even able to report back then that the fan favorite was already back at work. Given what Hartley accomplished as Sam, we hope the soap finds a way to create a new character just for her. She’s a goalkeeper!
While you await Monaco’s return to the role she created in 2003, check out the photo gallery below for some of the best and worst temporary rewrites of all time.