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On Monday, December 20, we reported that Scarlett Fernandez was leaving General Hospital and the role of Charlotte Cassadine after the actress confirmed the news on her Instagram. Viewers who watched the Tuesday, December 21, episode, received their first glimpse at the newly recast Port Charles character, played by Amelie McClain, as reported by Soap Opera Digest.

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Of the role, Fernandez stated, “I’m super grateful for the opportunity that Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner gave me in 2016.” She went on further to say that playing Charlotte was her favorite role. “I’m sad it’s come to an end.” Fernandez shared how much she will miss the cast of the ABC soap, as well as the crew, and urged fans to support the new actress in the role before saying, “Thank you for all the support!”

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Some of Fernandez’s former castmates chimed in to wish her the best, including Brooklyn Rae Silzer (ex-Emma) who shared, “I have had the best times with you on set and off and will cherish our memories forever! Love you so much,” as well as twins Theo and Erik Olsen (ex-Wiley) who expressed, “We are so sad to see your time come to an end. We feel that sadness deeply! Sending you our love.” Mark Lawson (ex-Dustin) wanted her to know, “It was such a pleasure to work with you Scarlett,” and Jophielle Love (Violet) gushed, “I am going to miss you a lot! You were like a big sister to me on set! Be well. And maybe we’ll see you again later!”

We wish Fernandez our very best in her future endeavors and can’t wait to see McClain make the role her own.

In case you haven’t kept track, we have! View our photo gallery of all of the latest General Hospital exits.

— Amy Mistretta