In an exclusive interview in the new issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) shares the emotional tale of her firing — and rehiring! “It was surreal,” she recalls of that fateful Friday meeting with the show’s executives in which she was told the news. “I didn’t see it coming.”
ABC’s statement that Herbst’s exit was “storyline-dictated” not only shocked the actress, but her legions of fans as well. A character with familial ties to a legendary GH family, Elizabeth was the odd woman out in three romantic triangles, and is in the middle of a paternity issue between two brothers! “That’s why it did take me by surprise,” she says with a sigh.
Yet, four weeks later, amid outrage from Herbst’s fans, the actress was asked to continue on in the role. To find out how the fan favorite reacted to that news, be sure to read her exclusive interview in the new issue, on sale now!