When actress Amber Tamblyn appeared on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN to promote her role as Kimberly in the new FX on Hulu series Y: THE LAST MAN, naturally, the subject of GENERAL HOSPITAL came up! Longtime soap fans fondly remember Tamblyn’s run as young Emily Quartermaine and it turns out her memories of her time in Port Charles are just as fond!
“That cast is like my first family, my first love,” Tamblyn insisted to host Andy Cohen. “It was one of the great experiences of my life. I don’t have a bad thing to say about it.” She played Emily Bowen Quartermaine from 1995-2001, beginning when she was just 11 years old.
Tamblyn then went on to star as the title character in JOAN OF ARCADIA and appear in series like HOUSE and TWO AND A HALF MEN while appearing in films like The Ring, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Stephanie Daley. She has also written books of poetry and two novels. But GH will always hold a very special place in her heart. Especially her relationship with the late Stuart Damon (Alan).
At the time of his passing, in late June, Tamblyn tweeted a couple of photos from the set and wrote: “Brokenhearted to hear of the passing of Stuart Damon. He played my adopted dad on GH for seven years and he was the most kind, wonderful, loving, supportive person. He always made me laugh and made me feel safe on set.”
And on the Bravo chat show, she still felt the same. “I posted about him recently because he was like a father figure to me,” she admitted. “And I think often, with kid actors, some really bad stuff can happen on sets and I never had that. It was just the most loving, amazing experience. I love you, GH, forever!”