General Hospital Spoilers: Rebecca Herbst Spills Startling Details Surrounding Franco’s Death, How Liz Developed, Storyline Regrets, And More

If you are a long time fan of General Hospital and have been caught up in the drama of Port Charles since at least the 1990s, then you have had the pleasure of watching Emmy nominated actress, Rebecca Herbst grow up before your eyes.

Rebecca Herbst joined the cast of General Hospital in August of 1997 as a rebellious young woman who found sanctuary in a town where she ultimately met the love of her life, Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson), and made unbreakable ties to many.

Elizabeth Webber become the focal point of GH’s storyline in the late 1990s and she has remained one of the most popular characters for almost 3 decades. Elizabeth has been through more in life than most, yet you to par with the dramatic lives of the people in the fictional town of Port Charles. Elizabeth’s strength has been put to the rest and proven to reign strong, time and time again. More recently, Liz found safety and stability in a lover after her rollercoaster love life when many of the dangerous and toxic relationships she held.

Recent General Hospital spoilers reveal that Rebecca Herbst has opened up about the death of Liz’s latest husband, Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth). When Peter August (Wes Ramsey) did the unthinkable in true Peter form, dans were shocked at the abrupt loss of such a beloved character. Franco’s death came as just a shock to Herbst as it did to GH fans.

A look back on their love…

General Hospital news and spoilers report Rebecca Herbst admits she was just as taken aback by the writer’s decision to kill off Franco, and making Liz a widow, as the fans. General Hospital spoilers reveal a recent interview with Soap Opera Digest, Herbst opens up about Liz losing Franco, and how their relationship helped Liz grow. “I think [she] grew up a lot in her relationship with Franco,” Herbst explained, “It was the first time she was able to truly be honest with herself and stand up for herself and have a man support her, which was monumental in her life.” Rebecca went on to admit she and Franco’s portrayer Roger Howarth had “great chemistry” as Franco and Elizabeth, and she was stunned to learn Franco was to be killed off as he was.

Franco’s character has come a long way from being portrayed by James Franco, as he went from psycho killer to family man after a serious diagnosis and extreme treatment with brain surgery.

Elizabeth seems to have found love again in Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) but that doesn’t take anything away from the solid foundation Liz found in Franco.

We are excited to see more of Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber’s mental health storyline plays out.

Ron Carlivati Wants James Franco Back!

There has been recent rumors that General Hospital’s Head Writer, Ron Carlivati wants James Franco back! It has been said that Carlivati has told Showbiz411 Writer, Roger Friedman, that he is seeking out James Franco for one more stint on the ABC soap, General Hospital. Carlivati wants Franco back on the set, but it would be a little different this time, perhaps to tie up some loose ends with the story. James would be playing himself, and confronting the current “Franco” character, played by Roger Howarth.

James Franco originated the role of Robert Frank, aka “Franco” in November of 2009. He reeked havoc on the residents of Port Charles, terrorizing anyone that had to do with his obsession, Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Caught in the crossfire were victims such as Samantha McCall Morgan, Carly Corinthos Jacks, Josslyn Jacks, Michael Corinthos Jr., Lulu Spencer, just to name a few.

General Hospital Blog is looking forward to those involved making this a reality. We would love to see James Franco back at GH!

Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco -Francophrenia

This Labor Day, Comedy Central will be roasting the multi-talented, actor-producer, James Franco.

According to an article from the LA Times, “The special, which will tape in Los Angeles in August, will feature stars, comedians and others taking humorous, sharp-edged aim at Franco. “If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated incessant creative risk-taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast,” said Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming for Comedy Central. “Oh well … I suppose we’ll just have to make do.”  Said Franco: “I’ve dreamed about this Roast for as long as I can remember.”

General Hospital fans, it’s time to get excited! Have you been wanting to see the Tribeca Film Festival’s Francophrenia by James Franco? Now is your chance! Francophrenia, the documentary which was based on Franco’s work on General Hospital as the psychotic, artistic criminal, Robert Frank (Franco), will be featured on Comedy Central after the airing of the James Franco Roast this Labor Day.