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    Genie Francis Back To General Hospital.

    Tuesday, January 08 2013


    (Nikki Nelson/WENN.com)
    Returning to Port Charles.

    Entertainment Weekly is reporting that veteran "GH" star Genie Francis will be returning to the series. The actress recently completed a stint on "The Young And The Restless" as Genevieve Atkinson, who she played from 2011 to 2012. She is, of course, best known as Laura Spencer. Apparently, she has just signed a new contract, the details of which have not been released. She will begin shooting new material this month and should be seen first on February 11.

    Francis has played Laura off and on since 1977. She last appeared in the role in 2008.



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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Dexdon at Wednesday, January 09 2013 07:13 AM

    Hooray!!! There is only one man for Laura, so I hope that doesn't mean that AG is leaving and they will ride off into the sunset together a few months down the road. I love them, together, with story, endless potential.

    Posted by nancy marie at Wednesday, January 09 2013 08:22 AM

    Hooray is right, Dexton. Agree with you 100%.
    Luke and Laura forever--yes, endless story potential--and they just have that indefinable chemistry that is a joy to behold.
    Makes the viewer see the best in the two characters--who, yes, must be together with a dynamic storyline.
    Welcome back, Genie--it was meant to be. Kismet. One of the nicest, most hard working actresses with a dynamic radiance. You deserve to be back on GH.
    What a great way to start the new year! We faithful fans await! Thank you, Genie. Thank you, TPTB.

    Posted by LauraStefan at Wednesday, January 09 2013 01:17 PM

    Are you kidding,I'm praying longterm contract for Genie. TG has recently said in several interviews he's tired of the L/L scenario and didn't want Laura's character to come back unless in benefited his character. He enjoys playing Luke in a darker way so like who cares,Genie doesn't need Luke or TG. She was on the show before him and he's too old for her,she's only 50 and he's 65 and looks like her grandaddy anyway. Let Laura shine and give Genie a storyline worthy of a woman her age,that's what she wants. She doesn't need to prop,cry after,run after or support TG Luke character. I hope he does leave and the show brings back Laura's ex lover Stefan Cassadine played by the fabulous Stephen Nichols. He and Genie had and have tons of chemistry and history and are alot more interesting and exciting to watch then TG who thinks he's gods gift. He's the only actor allowed 6 months off for vacation time - give me a break. Stephens fresh off Y&R and seeing Helenas back,he and Laura can kick some Cassadine butt then hopefully Nikolas will come home too. Reunite Genie & Stephen,TG can go suck an egg!

    Posted by Luv GH at Friday, January 11 2013 10:12 AM

    @LauraStefan this is a recent interview of Tony Geary from this past November 2012 of him saying Genie is his "acting soul mate". It doesn't sound to me like he doesn't want her back...And Genie feels the same way about coming back, it has to be right!!
    Genie Francis, he says, "is my acting soul mate. I would love to see her back but it would have to be a story that took in all of our history, including what has happened since the heyday."

    Posted by Axl Rose at Friday, January 11 2013 11:41 AM

    With Laura back in town, Lulu is going to need her mother now more than ever especially after Lulu finds out about Maxie's miscarriage

    Posted by happyhappyjoyjoy at Saturday, January 19 2013 05:42 PM

    i am exstatic that she is going tobe back she needs to meet back up wiyh luke again that would be exciting...only get to watch once a week

    Posted by concernedviewer at Monday, February 04 2013 01:34 PM

    It would be great having Genie Francis back. At least that's a storyline I can relate to. I'm hating this vampire storyline and I hope it goes away SOON!!!

    Posted by Force at Monday, February 04 2013 03:05 PM

    Yes so excited not only that she is returning but maybe it will change the storyline away from this non-scense dark shawdows vampire stuff. I fast foward right thru all the vampire stuff its just so ridiculous it takes me about 12 min to watch the whole show. Luv the Sabrina and Patrick story. Hope this storyline wont last long or I'll be long gone to another soap..

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