General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Leaves The ABC Sudser

General Hospital: Genie FrancisGeneral Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal that icon Genie Francis, who plays the legendary Laura Spencer Collins is taking a breather from the ABC sudser.

She has played Laura off and on since the late 70s and if fans are worried she won’t be back, there’s no need! She is simply taking another one of her breaks from the soap and will most certainly be back.

General Hospital spoilers – Genie Francis Plays Laura Spencer Collins

Francis told TV Insider, “I’ve had such a fun time on GH, and I’ve absolutely loved what the writers gave me to work with this season. And, there are some really great storylines planned for the fall – but for now, I’ve decided to take the summer off. I am very much looking forward to spending the time with my family and relaxing a bit. I promise, though, I will be back to Port Charles before you know it.”

Her fellow soap costar Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) also typically takes an extended summer break as do many other soap performers.

Earlier this year Francis was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series and in 2007 she took home the Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for playing Laura Spencer.

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A lot has happened to Laura over the decades and there are still surpsies in her closet. Last year fans were stunned to discover that her late birth father, Gordon Grey, had two other kids, and they were right under her nose in Port Charles, New York.

One was evil doer Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) and the other is his brother lawyer Martin Grey (Michael E. Knight). Last year Laura had to see her daughter Lulu (Emme Rylan) enter a coma because of Cyrus’ mean ways.

What did Francis think about her exciting new storylines? Francis said, “I was absolutely thrilled with the story. This all goes back to what makes Laura ‘Laura.” They’ve done such a wonderful job of tying her history into the present in such a brilliant way. I’m thrilled that today’s audience knows even more about Laura and who she is.”

General Hospital Spoilers – What Happens Next In Port Charles, New York?

What will happen during Francis’ summer vacation absence? The show hasn’t indicated how far ahead she has taped, but Laura has had her hands full with her newly returned precocious and provocative grandson Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Chavez).

Be sure to catch up on everything happening with GH right now. Come back here often for General Hospital spoilers, news, and updates.

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