Fans were surprised when Britt recently returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL, but the comeback also came as a bit of a shock to portrayer Kelly Thiebaud! She admitted as much on a recent episode of the popular podcast That’s Awesome! With Steve & Bradford. “I was last on GH in the end of January, beginning of February,” the actress recalled. “And they kind of left it to where I would recur and I was super-excited about that. But obviously that didn’t happen and then corona hit so I was like, ‘Well, I’m never coming back. They’re never going to remember me.’”
Thiebaud laughed as she explained she was camping during quarantine and got a message from GH executive producer Frank Valentini that changed everything. “I got this random text from Frank out of the blue,” she revealed. “In a spot that I happened to have service because I was out in the wilderness. And he was like, ‘Call me.’
“And so I called him,” Thiebaud continued. “I’ve had reservations about coming back full-time for a while and he’s been aware of that. We had a conversation and he was like, ‘Would you consider coming back for this amount of time?’ And I was like, ‘Well, okay, let’s talk about this.’ I think it just ended up being the right moment and it was perfect.”
Britt was reintroduced as the hospital’s new chief of staff, but the actress has some ideas of what she’d like to see happen to her character. “She’s been such a big kind of personality on the show,” Thiebaud admitted. “I would love to ground her a little bit and have her go through something that’s real and heartwrenching and relatable.” She stopped suddenly and interjected, “But I did just get some news from Frank that the writers wanted me to know that I’m not going to say now, but it does add an element to her that I hope they’ll do a good job playing it out.”
Stay tuned to see what that twist might be!