Early this month General Hospital Blog reported that All My Children Alum, Rebecca Budig, (Greenlee Smythe) would be joining the cast of General Hospital. Loyal ABC soap fans went wild with this exciting news, as they celebrated the news of this casting decision.
When AMC went off the air, there was much disappointment and fans felt the loss of both AMC and OLTL. OLTL fans were fortunate to be able to catch their favorite stars (Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, and Michael Easton) join the cast of General Hospital. Now that Rebecca will be joining GH, AMC fans have something to celebrate.
However this good news does not come without controversy. New General Hospital rumors have been circulating in regard to who Budig will be playing when she arrives in Port Charles. After Executive Producer, Frank Valentini tweeted that Budig will join GH in a “killer new role” most fans took those words literally, and speculated that she would be playing another GH villain. Now that the dust has settled and fans have gotten used to the news of her coming to PC, it can’t help but to cross everyone’s minds…
GH rumor has it that Rebecca Budig will be replacing Kimberly McCullough as the icon Robin Scorpio Drake. McCullough joined General Hospital at the age of 7, beginning in 1985. Recently, the actress has come and gone in her role as Robin to pursue her directing career. The executives at GH have always left the opportunity open for McCullough to return to the show as long as it was feasible to writer her into the script. Kimberly McCullough has been GH’s sweetheart for decades, and the thought of a Robin recast to fans has been very difficult to take it.
Could these rumors be true? Do you think that the crew over at ABC and General Hospital would recast such a role as the legendary Robin Scorpio Drake? Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.
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.