Claire Coffee OFF Contract at General Hospital!

Most fans were expecting some sort of shake-up for Nurse Nadine when it was announced that Natalia Livingston was returning to General Hospital. Claire Coffee took to her message board to let the fans know just what’s up with her status at GH.

Hi Everyone!
It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by…
I sort of figured this was coming, but wanted to be absolutely certain until I relayed the news.
I have been taken off contract, effective February 8. It’s a mutual decision; I completely understand the stresses of the producers and writers and the Nadine storyline seemed to coming to a close. I won’t be exploding in a ball of hospital flames, but you probably won’t see me much around the hospital, either. Tough times in the economy, Port Charles included! Jill Phelps has been incredibly supportive and I have nothing but respect and reverence for my time at GH. Thank YOU ALL for your support.

Signing off,


30 Responses

  1. Profile photo of sueboo54321

    Aww, I liked her. She was a breath of fresh air.

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    I hope with my fingers crossed that the next flavor of the month doesn’t have such a bad aftertaste.

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    Mrs Adam Carrington

    Sucks to be Claire, she seems like a really good actress and I hope she gets some more opportunities but I’m not suprised, the moment I heard Natalia L. was coming back I knew her days were numbered.

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    I think the writers didn’t know what to do with the character and they ruined her by making her too quirky. A little goes a long way, but hope the actress great success in the future and GH loss is someone else gain.

    PS. Please do reunite Natalia and Tyler together. The pair is just over and let Natalia be with someone else for a change and not recreate the same thing over again.


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    Well i will be using my FF buton if i don’t like The new person/Nick.. Anways if they get read of Olivia i will most lickly quick the show (again)…..

    GL/AMC/ATWT/GH/Y&R Fans!!!!!!!!!
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    Sorry to hear what’s happened to Claire. The Nadine character was a bit over the top, but like Spinelli, I always looked forward to what quirky comment/Aunt Raylene quote they’d come up with.
    Jason: “I love Elizabeth. We have a child together. I
    don’t-I don’t want to be with anyone else.”

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    There was alot for Nadine to do. She didn’t have to be sacrificed at the alter of Nik & Rebecca/Emily/Brain Tumor…

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    I was never a big fan of the Nadine character, so it’s not a big deal she’s leaving (or in a reduced role). Her character was way too pigeon holed for GH…he had no where to go from the way they wrote her from day one.

    Still irks me that they decided to give her any kind of real story, when they had a character like Leyla that actually seemed to have substance and she was written off before she ever really had a story.

    But we’ll just kill off characters to bring back the actress in another role instead!

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    They may have miswritten the character but I think CC’s a talented actress and in a show that’s overloaded with men and just keeps bringing on more, I’m not sure why they write off a girl they could put into a different storyline with more success.

    She and Nik were doomed to fail but I always thought she’d be alright with someone else and a toned done quirkiness. Sad she’s going but hopeful CC will succeed elsewhere, away from the Titanic that is GH these days.

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    someone wrote the other day that gh just doesn’t know how to write for more than one couple at a time, this is just more proof of that or where are all the triangles. i liked when nadine first came on and just said what most of us were thinking. i think it’s dumb to assume lightning will strike twice with nl and tc, because forcing it would be even dumber (see matt and maxie). sorry to see it happen, but not shocked. also, don’t think nl is all that and a cup of tea.

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    I’m gonna be the bitch and say it, thank heavens. Nadine was the most useless character ever. She came on to GH as a relative of someone nobody cared about from Nightshift. She was alright at first, small doses, then the goofiness was way over the top. That stuff was painfull to watch, badly acted, it was so bad. All that giggling and faling down stairs was not funny. No female version of Spin, that’s for sure. I’m sure the actress will go on working and such, nothing against her personaly. At least GH is doing something right, getting rid of characters that just are not important. Nadine and Leyla are a start, there’s a few more people to check off the list though.

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    I actually liked the character of Nadine. I thought she was very good when it was the Black/White Ball with Spinelli and when she was there for Nik. I think the writters messed up her character alot these past few months, actually, they messed up everyones character in the past few months. I am sorry to see Clare leave the show, I think she is a good actress but not given the right scripts and storylines to really see her shine.

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    The biggest problem gh has is they kill a characther off or write them off the show and then bring them back as another characther.Guza made a big mistake killing the chracther of emily off.I still say courtney and emily our alive and helenas holding them captive on a island

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    I am sorry for Ms. Coffee, but I’m not upset to see the character go. GH has gotten rid of other characters that have true ties to the community at large, and they waste a good portion of the characters they still have. The Qs languish, Luke is a buffoon, Bobbie is only trotted out at holidays (if even that), and Ric is the very definition of potential and talent wasted. Spending money on yet one more character that the show doesn’t bother to flesh out or tie to the show better is a waste, and Nadine was quickly gathering dust. If the money spent on her goes towards bringing GH back to what it used to be (which I seriously doubt), then it will be money well spent.

    And, for the sake of fairness, I propose that if they pile all of the Zaccharas, Kate, Olivia, Spinelli, Matt, and Leyla on the same bus they’re using to cart Nadine out of town, then it’s a great start.

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    They totally messed up her character on GH

    She should be happy at the rate GH is going

    She could be the new Sarah on OLTL


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    As soon as Natalia set one toe on that set it was curtains for Claire. I really feel Claire should have been cast as Rebecca Holt but considering that would have made her a Quartermaine she probably would have been dead already.


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    It’s a real shame that Claire’s been cast aside for EmiBecca. Nadine helped Nikolas move on and have some light in his life and now it’s going to go back to angst angst angst. Nikolas and Nadine were one of the few consistent, followed-through stories of 2008 and for that I thank Claire Coffee for being one of the few bright parts on an otherwise dreary and dismal year for GH.

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    Nadine was one of the reasons I stopped watching GH. Now all they have to do is rid us of Olivia and put Liason back together and I’m back a fan for life. I knew they would get rid of her annoying behind, Thank the soap gawds!!

    The only sad thing is Nik seems not to have any chemistry with any woman they put him with who isn’t Emily. Besides Katherine and Emily, Nik hasn’t had any chemistry with no other woman. Nik has chemistry with Liz but that is his best friend. He has chemistry with Carly but thank gawd they won’t go there though it would be interesting.

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    I think he has chemistry w/ Robin. Although, Kimberly McCullough has chemistry w/ a toothbrush. I really would have liked to have seen a love triangle between Nikolas, Robin, and Patrick. I know Scrubs are a fan favorite but I think Nikolas and Robin would have been a better pairing. A Cassadine and a Scorpio hooking up would have made for better story instead of having two people bicker on and on about a couch!


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    When Robin was tutoring Nik and he fell for her, they were so cute. Nik leaned on Robin after Katherine died, was her date to the dance but Robin had to go and chose Jason. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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    I started out really disliking Nadine and ended up not minding her as much, that’s really the best I can say about the character. I think they should have just put her with the younger set, instead of pairing her with Nik. I actually liked her when she was arguing with/stalking Matt – they were kind of cute together.

    Well, TPTB at GH aren’t exactly fond of typical “good girls” They killed off Emily and Georgie and now it looks like they’re getting rid of Nadine. At least we’ve still got Robin…

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    I liked her from the beginning and am sad to see her go. I would say I was suprised but I guess since they are bringing Natalia back actually it should have been expected. G.H. is the show that can’t make up their mind…is someone really dead or aren’t they??

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