Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kelly Sullivan to Exit GH

Kelly Sullivan

*Sigh* Well, it's never fun to hear that someone is leaving, but the circumstances and reasons are between Ms. Sullivan and the producers.

Unconfirmed reports indicate Sullivan is leaving the show after contract negotiations were ended.  Clearly both sides felt that her exit was the best thing for all concerned at this time, and this is the nature of the business. So those so-called 'fans' getting their knickers in a twist and slagging the show for its 'stupid' decision? Neither you or I are privy to the reasons precipitating that decision, so I for one decline to judge based on information I don't even have.

And who knows? It doesn't preclude Kate--or Connie--from visiting Port Charles sometime in the future.

Sullivan is an extremely gifted actress, and I have no fear for her whatsoever; anything she chooses to do will be wonderful, and I can't wait to see what's next for her. And General Hospital will not live or die by one character exiting the canvas. It is doing extremely well and shows no signs of abating its steady growth trend in ratings and viewership. Both will not only survive, but thrive. 

You can read the details at Daytime Confidential by clicking  HERE. 

*UPDATE* Kelly Sullivan confirmed the news on her Facebook page with the following statement:

Thank you all so much for your support and loyalty. You are my life long family and I cannot express how much I appreciate each of you. You have really made my experience here on GH a wonderful adventure.

I wanted to fill you all in on the details and try to answer some of your questions.
I am not returning to GH after August.

This is not a contract issue, I have been written off the show.

I do not have any information on potential Daytime opportunities.

Lastly, I have no ill feelings towards any of the staff or crew connected to the show or the network. I will miss everyone dearly.

Love, Kelly
Ms. Sullivan's Facebook Page: Click Here

1 comment:

Roc N Rose said...

Angela, thanks for sharing. I agree, Kelly's fans will certainly support her and her talent (WOW...TV, film, and stage). We can only hope other 'fans' will be as gracious. GH is doing so phenomenally well, with no end in sight, and many more stories to tell.
I sent you an email at your Irishgirl yahoo acct, did you receive? Or should I send to your gmail account? Let me know...thanks, Taylor.