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.
Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.