Genie Francis on 'General Hospital': 'They cannot conceive a Laura who is a grown woman' -- EXCLUSIVE


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In light of the news that Genie Francis will join The Young and the Restless at the end of May, EW talked exclusively to the […] Read the full post.

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  • carolyn

    It makes me sad to think the TPTB at GH cannot give the fans what they want. I am happy that Genie is going to Y&R and really excited to see her on tv again. It’s a shame that she never got the acclaim she truly deserved when she was on GH. I am still amazed at how she played out the rape at the disco. To think she was only 17 at the time. I also would have thought that TG might have stepped in to get Genie back. It breaks my heart to see the legacy of LnL destroyed.

  • Anthony

    I’ve been waiting for the people over at ABC and GH to get their heads out of their( you all know where). There is sooooo much good stuff going on with laura’s family that so much good writting for her could have been done and done the way genie wanted. It would have been great to see her back running her company as a strong, sauve buisness woman. they could have had her and scott come back together as husband and wife. etc etc. Luke and tracy could stay together but like carly and sonny they would still be in each others life because of the kids. I think it would have been great seeing them play the 4 of them against each other. plus they could have made laura and scott a power couple. .just so much could have been written. But the losers at GH let it happen and now Y&R scooped her up. I wish her all the luck, she deserves it. I might try to catch it. does anyone know if it comes on soap net at night? And as much as I like Luke(anthony geary) I feel bad the powers to be dont realize it was not just LUKE, it was LUKE AND LAURA who put GH on the MAP. I hope at some point when genie is free again, things( people in charge) change and they scoop her up again for a long run.

  • Barbz

    I’m tired of the Luke character, when will the immature jerk ever grow up and act like a man. He was looking like a washed out wino, before he hit Jake.

  • Barbz

    I agree that it was Luke and Laura together that made their part a success. Like cream and sugar, the characters came in a pair. This marriage with Tracy is out of balance, it does not match. Anthony is NOTHING without Genie Francis!

    Since they have made him a drunken child killer, this would be a good time to phase him out of the show.

    • diana

      ITA, I’m not interested in watching Luke at ALL without LAURA!

  • Rachel

    Good luck, Genie…I watched Luke and Laura when they came back in 1993…I like Luke and Sonny’s scenes…some ppl dont like the mob but I do…Genie’s character on Y&R will be a mob wife…how interesting…I watch that show so thats going to be good.

    • oo

      I wouldn’t mind the mob story line if they didn’t move it front and center for YEARS. Time to change it up and take it back to the HOSPITAL and family that do not include corinthos or mogan. capiche?

  • oo

    How did i miss this article?? GH loves to poop all over characters and their fans. They only write SLEAZE. They put laura in a catatonic stage because they are lame and don’t know how to write for her.

  • ladyluck538

    She made the right choice, VM should have stayed away, they don’t even know how to write for her or S&B…

  • diana

    I am already watching Y&R in anticipation of Genie’s arrival .. the storylines are much better than GH! GH just uses its female characters to prop the male (mostly mob members) characters. I’m about ready to stop watching GH once and for all.

  • Cheryl

    General Hospital will be next on the chopping block. Ms Francis is wis; I agree with her evaluatin of being “used” for ratings. The problem I see with GH (and other soaps) is that the writer’s don’t have any new storylines that end in a timely manner. They constantlyly and continually “beat a dead horse” and when something tragic happens, EVERYONE (even those not directly connected to the storyline) play the “blame game.” After a while of this, I turn away from the show, I have lost my attention and interest and a couple of weeks later when I come back to it, its still ongoing. I am sure there are other people that feel the same way.

  • Joyce

    I love all the soaps…as I said before, please don’t cancell any of them. I love All My Children, One Life to Live, Young and the Restless and yes Genie I will be watching you on there, and I love General Hospital. What I don’t like about GH is they love to kill of all the little children. Why couldn’t we have the same child grow up like Robin did on GH and Starr on OLTL. They are great actresses. Still love you Laura and I will diffently see you on The Young and Restless

  • Scorpio1

    I’m jumping into this thread months late because of something interesting I noticed. According to Genie’s Wikipedia page, under her filmography, she’s listed as being on General Hospital from June 24, 2011 to June 27, 2011. Why were these 4 days added on at the end of her stints on GH? Elsewhere on the web, I found speculation that this is Tony Geary’s final year on GH – that he’s retiring. At this moment, he’s currently home in Amsterdam on one of his long vacations – his character skipped out of alcohol rehab – whereabouts unknown. Might ABC be planning on bringing Genie back (briefly again) in order to send Luke and Laura off into the sunset?

  • Daphne Radke

    I’m so glad to see Genie Frances on the Young & Restless, although I loved her on General Hospital too. I never hardle missed an aposide when Laurie and Luke were an item , so much romance there! I was glued to the set when General Hospital was on, after Genie Frances left it just wasn’t the same anymore! Another thing they started letting all of the people that had been on the show for so long go, I just lost interest in it! I will for sure be watching Jennie Frances on the Young & the Restless. I’ve watched Young and Restless for years and it’s wonderful.

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