General Hospital rumors are circulating faster than anyone can keep up. The spoilers that have been revealed appear to be a day behind, losing time from all of the press conferences that have interrupted the initial airings. Fans are beginning to worry about the show’s future, and with the number of actors on the payroll, there may be some cuts in order to stay within budget. May sweeps are supposed to reel in rogue viewers, but recently, the numbers have been down. Can General Hospital manage to stay on the air with everything that is happening now?
Rumors are now circulating that General Hospital is going to lose two actors this year. Jane Elliot already exited earlier this month, and now there are reportedly two more people to follow. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, the General Hospital rumor mill is churning out stories that there are going to be cuts on the set. Right now nothing is confirmed. There are so many actors on the show, and it is one of the largest casts on daytime television. While the show is heavily focused on Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright), there are several others that get ample screen time, including Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller). These four are considered safe, as the General Hospital writers believe they keep the show rolling.
Maura West is one of the names being tossed around in connection to exiting General Hospital. Ava Jerome is about to meet her match when Sonny and Carly find out she is the one who tampered with Morgan’s (formerly Bryan Craig) medicine. It is going to begin to unravel this week at the Nurses Ball. It was revealed that it will probably play out longer than fans would like, but that is something most expected. Could Ava be killed by Morgan’s parents as revenge for what she did to him? Anything is possible in Port Charles and if West’s contract is up, she may very well be one of two leaving General Hospital.
William deVry is the other name being tossed around the General Hospital rumor mill. He has been missing in action for a while now, only doing brief stints as Julian Jerome. This has “Julexis” (Julian and Alexis) shippers losing their minds. This couple was once a huge part of the show, and now, both deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn are barely seen at all. Fans of “Julexis” have been vocal on social media about their distaste for what the writers did to the couple in order to work in a small stint for Tonja Walker to reprise her role as Olivia Jerome. All of the time spent building up the couple to tear it all apart in a matter of weeks wasn’t what anyone saw coming. Alexis as an alcoholic and Julian as someone who almost killed the woman he loved more than life was upsetting at best. If this is true and deVry is out, there are going to be a lot of unhappy General Hospital fans.
Several other actors have been dropped to recurring status on General Hospital. Brynti Sarpy was once in several episodes a week, and now, Valerie Spencer is all but forgotten in Port Charles. Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner) is supposedly the mayor, yet she is barely seen. In fact, both she and Mac (John York) have been off the grid for a while. General Hospital rumors come and go, but this one brings fear to fans who aren’t happy with the direction the writers have taken. If both of the Jeromes are set to exit Port Charles, there may be more characters behind them. This is the nature of the business, and while soap fans accept it, they don’t have to like it.
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