Although fans might think that playing a character in a coma on a soap opera would be easy because you just have to lie there, Emme Rylan admitted that her final scenes as Lulu on GENERAL HOSPITAL were actually some of her toughest to get through! “Laying there emotionless while my amazing co-stars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges ever!” she confessed on Twitter. “They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school! Thank you to everyone that noticed.”
And among the fans praising Rylan for her amazing performances as Lulu was written off the soap were a couple of former GH stars who know full well the challenges of laying perfectly still while talented actors do their best work all around you. “I one-hundred-percent agree and understand,” chuckled Ryan Paevey, who had to play dead as Nathan on GH. And Max Gail (ex-Mike) also tweeted: “I understand.”
Everyone involved in the scenes where Lulu’s friends and loved ones said tearful goodbyes delivered powerhouse performances, but one fan, in particular, noted that she couldn’t believe Rylan was able to lay there quietly while Genie Frances (Laura) poured her heart out. And when another noted that they don’t know how many times they had to shoot the scene to get it perfect, Rylan interjected to post: “One take.”
Sadly, this is the last that fans will see of Lulu Spencer for the foreseeable future, though thankfully, the soap didn’t kill her off in the Floating Rib explosion. Since she’s just lingering in a coma and being sent off to a long-term care facility in Manhattan, there’s still hope that one day Lulu could wake up and return to Port Charles!