UPDATE: Perhaps better late than never, GH executive producer Frank Valentini has taken to his Twitter page to set the record straight about Barash’s future in Port Charles. “Hey, what’s with all these rumors about @BrandonBarash leaving?” posted GH’s boss this morning. “NOT HAPPENING.”
Over the weekend, the rumor mill was turning like crazy with talk that Brandon Barash would be exiting GENERAL HOSPITAL when his character, Johnny, is killed off the canvas during May Sweeps. Almost immediately, his fans banned together to generate a Twitition — aka a Twitter petition — to save Barash’s GH role.
When castmate Kelly Sullivan (Kate) retweeted the link, the actor himself spoke up and said that he has “no idea if I’m being written off. @KellySullivanNY is being a good friend and scene partner. That being said, I accept any hand I’m dealt.”
So is Barash’s Johnny going to join his mother/sister, Claudia, in the great big soap opera sky? Not necessarily, from what Soaps In Depth is hearing. And even headwriter Ron Carlivati is seemingly denying the news of Barash’s exit, tweeting, “Goodnight, #GH fans. Sleep well. And don’t believe everything you read.”