GH's Kelly Monaco "Devastated" By Rebecca Herbst's Departure




 
They may be rivals onscreen however, nothing could be further from the truth offscreen. General Hospital star Kelly Monaco (Sam) expressed her shock over Rebecca Herbst (Liz) being fired via Twitter. Monaco stated:
So sad and devastated by the loss of Becky, an amazingly talented woman, from the GH cast. It makes me worry about the future of Daytime.

Classy...


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JAQ, your #22, as always Beer

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Regan Cellura wrote:
I've seen where these RUMORS came from, it's the same place that said Michael Saucedo's twitter account had no tweets at all yesterday... well he did tweet and Becky used it to tweet me personally. Please don't believe RUMORS and internet hype

Regan, since you heard from RH DO TELL!!!! lol

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This Is The Tweet Regan Is Talking About

Hey this is Becky using Michael's account .... Just read Regan Cellura's article ... Thank you for loving Elizabeth as much as I do!

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Well, I'm sure KM is breathing a huge sigh of relief. The competition is gone. She now has Steve/Jason all to herself. She knows the character of Sam is very limited on who she can be paired with, unlike Elizabeth who fits in with everyone. As a couple Jasam cannot move forward with all of her past deeds hanging over her head. The show has been trying for the past 2 years to make everyone forget what she did and they can't do that with Elizabeth still on the canvas because Liason has a huge, huge fanbase. I agree with some others on another board -- the response to Jason and Elizabeth sharing those recent scenes was tremendous and because of that, word has it that is why Becky got pushed out the door real quick. I mean, how can they rationalize a Jasam baby when danger was shoved down our throats when Jake was born and that's why Jason pushed them all away. So, by eliminating Elizabeth, Jasam can have their "miracle" baby and possibly raise Jake, depending how they write Elizabeth out. But, they forget that fans have long memories and aren't forgiving and this might just bite them in the arse. Elizabeth is a legacy character. She is the mother of the child that links the Quartermaines, Hardys, Morgans and Webbers together. The character of Sam came from nowhere. If she goes it wouldn't affect anything. So, yeah, KM should be breathing a sigh of relief. She wanted and got it all and no one will ever convince me otherwise.

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I must say that I am really impressed by the GH cast. For Steve Burton, Kelly Monaco, Tyler Christopher and Scott Reeves to speak out about this in such a supportive and classy way is really awesome to me. In these times where all soap actors jobs are in jeopardy, and at some soaps TPTB tend to "punish" actors for speaking out, I think these GH cast members have really stood up for their friend.

To me, that is a testament to Becky's kindess and warmth and shows that she is loved and respected by her castmates. It also shows me that her TALENT is RECOGNIZED. I have never seen such an outpouring of support for an actor/actress who has been let go. I hope TPTB at GH and ABC are reading all of this and realizing that they have made a big mistake.

I really hope that Guza and GH give the character of Lizbeth a departure that is FITTING of the incredible talent and class of Rebecca. For them to wrap up her story this fast, I am afraid of what they will do to the character. I have already seen a change lately in that she is barely shown and when she is, she is written in a bad light. I really hope they won't dishoner the character's legacy by making her go crazy and do things that aer out of character and are only plot-driven.

Regan- Thank you for the beautifully written tribute to Lizbeth. Is there anything that we as fans can do to let GH know that we are NOT happy with this decision? Petition? Letter writing? How about stop watching in protest for a week and let the ratings tank? Will anything work? It is a sad state that soaps are in when someone of Rebecca's talent is let go in such a disrespectful manner.

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Well said. It is a sad day when peeps blame the actors or actresses that do not have any control over who goes or stays. You just never know when you will lose your favorites. I lost lots when Guiding Light and As The World Turns went off air and I sure hope that doesnt happen to anymore soaps. I know things have changed thru the years, but soaps are something that have been around all my life and I sure hope they do not end anytime soon.
So many people have lost jobs in all kinds of business these past couple of years and actors are just like us....it happens but you just try to move on and find something new.

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I doubt VERY seriously that Kelly Monaco or Julie Berman would be childish and/or cruel enough to LAUGH at Rebecca Herbst for losing her job. And if they DID do such a despicable thing, I can bet you money that they wouldn't be STUPID enough to get CAUGHT doing it. This rumor sounds like it was written by some intern at "Star" magazine. It's not even a GOOD lie/rumor. I won't believe it until I see secret video of them making fun of Becky or some other PERTINENT evidence that proves this claim!!!

Don't believe all these foolish rumors that are circulating around, folks. Fans who are naive enough to believe everything that they hear keep the fluff rags and predatory magazines like "Star" and " The National Inquirer" in business----and running strong!!

Rule of thumb: If it sounds too ridiculous to be true, (which this rumor DEFINITELY DOES) then it's probably is!!!

And I also agree with the consensus: NONE of us knows Kelly Monaco personally, so while we can cast all the criticism we want on her acting talents, looks or her career choices, none of us are qualified to TRULY say whether or not she's a good person.

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Kelly and Becky are actually good friends in real life.
Kelly has some pictures of her and Becky on her facebook.
and has expressed on her twitter a couple of times that they hung out outside of the show.

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I have a hard time figuring why people would blame Kelly. I will say that I think there will be more leaving because of the emphasis on the mob and specifically Sonny and Jason. Yesterday when I watched the special past show I realized how long Sonny/Jason have been the focus. I have watched GH way back and came back and forth thru the years. I did not watch GH for years during the Brend/Robin stuff. So I had only returned a few years ago. Since I returned the emphasis on Sonny has increased. I posted yesterday that I thought SB should have commented. I do not blame SB personally but SB/MB have got to know the show is built around them so to act surprised was a surprise to me. I believe the show will be peeled down with emphasis on few. Those who stay have to like the mob/MB. I have dropped the show. My best friend, not. She likes MB/SB. See this is perfect example. I still don't blame anyone PERSONALLY. That is absurd. It is TPTB that decide the direction of the show. ...I personally liked the show better a fews years ago when Elizabeth and others were featured. I am rambling but I would blame the execs for changing the direction years ago.

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I think people get television storylines/rivalries confused with real life. I have no doubt that Kelly Monaco is cool person to know and although Kelly and Becky may not hang out and have slumber parties - I'm sure they have the utmost respect for each other. To suggest that our spirited, sometimes childish debates have anything to do with the actors real lives is ludicrous.

JAQ...I don't know you but I've noticed you posting recently and for someone who preaches "this is only soap" and suggests that people who are upset about things that are happening in soaps "should get a life" - you sure spend an inordinate amount of time letting "your" views on the subject be heard. Maybe you should consider practicing what you preach and stop stalking posts that are clearly so offensive to you...after all, it's only a soap...why don't YOU get a life?

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I'm glad Kelly spoke out too. But, she was damned either way, sadly. The twitter posts to her were just outrageous. I mean... death threats??? REALLY??? I get being upset, but it is NOT that serious to harass the woman and, my goodness, her mother on twitter. I think a few people take the Sam/Liz feud off screen as well, and, that's not how it is. Maybe they're just really good at faking it??? Wink Either way, I'm not a Sam fan anymore, but I do like Kelly as a person. She seems like a nice person, the few times I've met her. Hopefully people will back off.

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Damn, I've been off line for 2 days and I can't BELIEVE what's happening....Herbst fired, Bloom canned, Johnson & Hennig leaving!
Miss a day, miss a lot is right!

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Is it safe to say no Liason? I am so afraid that we are gonna' see some Chuck Pratt type stuff...Crazy Liz trying to hurt pregnant Sam...I hope not. I hope they write her out thoughtfully, but my guess is they will not.

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I still think that this is Vincent Irizzary type thing.
Liz will "die" and return a few months later..

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I am not a big Liz fan, however I do think from everything that I have read, Rebecca Herbst is a lovely woman.

I do not know why some people cannot accept the fact that KM and RH are actesses they portray characters!! Why is is so far fetched to believe that these two colleagues are good friends off screen, and that one must be hurt to lose the other at work?.

I would be upset too if Kelly Monaco were let go, but I would not balance my displeasure by slinging mud at Rebecca Herbst.

These people need to grow up and get a (real) life.

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I am not a big Liz fan, however I do think from everything that I have read, Rebecca Herbst is a lovely woman.

I do not know why some people cannot accept the fact that KM and RH are actesses they portray characters!! Why is is so far fetched to believe that these two colleagues are good friends off screen, and that one must be hurt to lose the other at work?.

I would be upset too if Kelly Monaco were let go, but I would not balance my displeasure by slinging mud at Rebecca Herbst.

These people need to grow up and get a (real) life.

OOPS! Double post.

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thats what I said - If you watch Oltl it happened also with TEa Delgado

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sorry - that was meant for Jlafferty 23

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Yeah. Jamey said that he doesn't think its possible. I most certainly do. I do think ABC is pulling a stunt and I wouldn't put it past them to make BH's co stars comment on twitter to make it sound more "real"

They did the same crap with FL on OLTL.
FL commenting all over the place saying "It's been a good run, I'm gonna miss OLTL"
Ron spilling to magazines that Tea will be written off the show in a very tragic way.
Kasse Depaiva commenting saying she will miss FL
It all ended up being a bunch of bull shizz.

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Hey Jlafferty - What about Vincent Irizarry - He posted lies on FB and issued a formal statement - than 3 months later - Hey! Sorry bout that - I swore I wouldnt let the silly secret out.

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I won’t repeat anything word for word, because I don’t want to be accused of slander, but many insiders--and I’m talking folks who know stuff and leak it for pay dirt--say there had been a power struggle going on behind the scenes for months. That much has been leaked on the web since news of her firing broke, and another SZ insider had hinted to Becky’s exit before Christmas because of head honcho preferences (one of which is known to have never been a fan of Liz). What to do, what to do??? Thus, we got Niz and Lucky trashing Liz when he had slept with her sister Sarah years before. Not to mention his drug use and cheating with Maxie. Other characters got whitewashed and she became the town slut with money troubles. According to them, it was either Becky or another actress and she got the short straw. David and Tea were involved in front burner storylines months before they were “killed off”. Liz was written into a corner long before, and is only given till March, so I still think the writing was on the wall from the get go.

But to leave on a lighter note, as all of what I have written thus far sounds morbidly cynical, if it’s not true, I’ll eat my words with a side of crow. But at this point, I would rather Becky spread her wings elsewhere, because it’s been clear for a long time now that GH doesn’t know what the hell to do with Liz, they certainly don’t care about their vets--that was made clear years ago, but I think this really cements it for all of us now--and most importantly they don’t give one hoot about the fans. Those of us watching since double-digit years and have kept them afloat all this time, especially, don't seem to matter to them. I don’t only love Liz, I love Becky, and want her to succeed beyond her wildest dreams. If another soap, maybe DOOL or B&B or Y&R. I heard on blogtalk radio that some folks who work over on Y&R wanted to work with her from way back. And the possibilities for her in primetime, and even movies, are endless. Smile

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Eh I still think its a stunt
I want to see how her exit story goes...If they say she's "dead", and Helena is around and theres no body. I bet money, I'm right.

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jlafferty - we feel that way because abc soaps failed in credibility these last few months. How can we really believe anything now after the tea and david stupidity. Months ago, we were ripping over david being killed off, and he wasnt - now here we are again. Those two story lines (tea and david) really upset me - and everyone else on the boards. and moreso when months past and we get "It was only a joke" Not remotely funny abc. Or entertaining, or exciting.

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That’s fine. But I don’t want any Liz fans, or really, anyone else, getting their hopes up thinking it is, only to have the rug pulled out from beneath them in March. And to be honest, I don’t want her on GH anymore. Becky deserves more as an actress than GH has been willing give her for years now, as do her fans.

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I am sooo upset to see Rebecca Herbst leave GH,what a shame! What is going on with the writers and producers,do they not care about what us 'Fans" want!!!

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I agree, giogio. So many people are so outraged at this point, that even if it was another stunt, ABCD has lost credibility and would reap more negativity in the end. It's one thing to send off favorites and let the audience in on the joke--that's a soap staple--but to keep saying someone's fired or quitting and then follow it up a few months later with more 'haha, fooled yous' is just cruel. Especially in this case.

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As I read what her castmates tweet I can't help think that KM, SBu, ScReeves, Tyler, seem to sound as if they believe Becky's exit to be final. That is how I read their tone. According to alot of posters, this has been personal for one person in the TPTB. If it is true a powerful have wanted Becky gone for a long time, I don't think he/she will do justice to the character. I am hope I am wrong.

I wish it was a disappear and come back exit but I don't think so.

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Thanks GHfan - Vincent Irizarry even went as far as posting a comment about his being let go - that added insult to injury. Maybe Becky is really gone but I'll believe it when I see it. Which would mean months till she pops up again. Not Fun - Not what viewers want.

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Oh yes, kgbmc, and I think we all know who that 'powerful' person is--never been a fan of Liz, and CERTAINLY never a fan of Liason... And sadly, while scrolling through the site, I found this, dated July 2009: http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2009/07/27/is-rebecca-herbst-safe-...

Her future on the show was in question two years ago.

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Oh, it's no problem, giogio. I had heard about the Vincent uproar and aftermath. I think when they put out that stars are being let go, and then allow the fans to get upset, and THEN say, 'oh no, we're only kidding' is sickening because they're only kidding themselves if they think that is funny, or something that the fans would find clever. I think they underestimate our intelligence and loyalty. I know they want to protect themselves from the internet and spoilers, but there is a much better way to handle things.