GH’s Tyler Christopher on Herbst’s Exit: “I Have Never Been as Shocked as I am Now”




Tyler Christoper (Nikolas Cassadine, GH) posted a statement on his Official Facebook Fan Page regarding the firing of Rebecca Herbst.

In my many years on General Hospital dozens of actors have come and gone in one fashion or another. I have never been as shocked as I am now over Becky being let go. Elizabeth Webber has been an intricate part of Nikolas Cassadine since nearly the inception of the Characters. I will miss that, and my friend.
 

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    alstonboy4315

    I can appreciate Tyler’s kind words and empathy, but I can’t help but have an epiphany as I read his statement. In my opinion, if ANYONE on GH should be fired, it should be Tyler Christopher. Anyone who has watched his work over the past six or seven years can CLEARLY attest to the fact that he’s been phoning it in for a long time. He was very charming and personable in the 90s and during CERTAIN parts of his stint in the 2000s, but it really does seem like he’s literally just there to draw in a paycheck and go home!!!He exhibits VERY little enthusiasm, and often it seems like he’s being held at gunpoint and FORCED to recite his lines.

    Okay, maybe that’s going overboard a little bit, but not by much!!

    It seems like Tyler REALLY wishes they’d get rid of him, at the very least to free him from his “misery”!!!

    And let’s just keep it real: There are HUNDREDS, if not thousands, of hot guys/great actors out there who could EASILY step into his Cassadine loafers!!! Just saying………..

    Okay, rant over……………….

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    luvLnL2

    I got mad love for Tyler-He IS Nikolas. I remember his scenes when Emily died, Tyler most certainly did not “phone in” that day. I won’t deny that he’s seemed bored in some scenes though, but can you blame the guy? They have no respect for the veterans or the history and he knows it. They barely have given him anything since Natalia left as Emily. I hope he isn’t next.

    That being said, THANK YOU TYLER for your words. I know you and Becky are close, how could you not be? I am sure this is sad for you, as it is for much of the cast who know this decision was pushed through for an agenda or backstage politics. I can only hope they aren’t stupid and kill her off. A much soapier exit would be her dispapearing, maybe with Aiden. I keep seeing her taken by Helena who just wants to further her agenda with the war. Maybe LL2/Nik find out about Aiden’s true paternity and Helena fakes Elizabeth AND Aiden’s death. Cameron and Jake remain with Lucky, and hopefully her fans get a super soapy return with her returning to PC in tow with an older Aiden….maybe they age Cam and Jake too. There is the start of the next Spencer/Cassadine war with the brothers reeling from Liz’s death. It’d be a great story. I will be following Becky whereever she goes! Bye GH.

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    Beth

    What’s incredible to me is that I have no doubt that Rebecca Herbst will be as classy as possible about this situation and leave with her head held high. Meanwhile, Tyler gets to spout off to magazines about how he’s underused and how he isn’t crafting his ahhhhht and how he’s threatening to walk and so on. And ten bucks he’ll be allowed to stay until his contract runs out and he’s able to leave on his own terms. GH’s misogyny knows no bounds.

    And I’d love to know where his shock and whatever was when Natalia Livingston, the person responsible for helping him achieve the popularity he had, was also fired.

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    LizzieVee

    Beth — didn’t Natalia Livingston leave on her own choice the first time? And then they fired her the second time? They should have never kill Emily and brought her back as Rebecca. That was totally wrong. I hope they don’t kill Elizabeth but probably will because they kill everyone else off. Idiots!!

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    Beth

    Yes, she did leave on her own the first time, but was fired the second time. And it was pretty obvious that Tyler was much more interested in pursuing Nikolas’s affair with Elizabeth than continuing on in the storyline with Natalia, so no comment was made from his camp that I’m aware of.

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    got2luvmel

    [quote=luvLnL2]I got mad love for Tyler-He IS Nikolas. I remember his scenes when Emily died, Tyler most certainly did not “phone in” that day. I won’t deny that he’s seemed bored in some scenes though, but can you blame the guy? They have no respect for the veterans or the history and he knows it. They barely have given him anything since Natalia left as Emily. I hope he isn’t next.[/quote]

    Yes, I can blame the guy! I don’t give two shits where TPTB lie respect, TC is there to do a job. What does that say about the respect he has for his fans? How he has any is beyond me, but they deserve his best not him walking around like a zombie during his scenes. If he doesn’t look bored he’s gazing at nothing in particular, his character is a washed-up has been because of him. Maybe if TC acted more interested the writers would give him something worth watching. He’s obviously been spoiled too long and needs a splash of reality which hopefully comes in the form of a pink slip. Say what you will about Coltin Scott’s portrayal of Nikolas, but he came there for a paycheck and acted like it. We didn’t ever want for a story when he played him.

    [quote=Beth]What’s incredible to me is that I have no doubt that Rebecca Herbst will be as classy as possible about this situation and leave with her head held high. Meanwhile, Tyler gets to spout off to magazines about how he’s underused and how he isn’t crafting his ahhhhht and how he’s threatening to walk and so on. And ten bucks he’ll be allowed to stay until his contract runs out and he’s able to leave on his own terms. GH’s misogyny knows no bounds.
    And I’d love to know where his shock and whatever was when Natalia Livingston, the person responsible for helping him achieve the popularity he had, was also fired.[/quote]

    ICAM well said.

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    GHfan-4now

    I appreciate his *sincerity* as well but have to cosign others. TC’s acting hasn’t been anything to write home about in years because he looks so bored and uninterested ALL the damn time. Just look at those scenes when Lucky is chewing out Liz. You damn near forget he’s there, save the few times he does speak. And I’ve met him in person, went to one of his *fan* events at GHFCW one year. Yeah, THAT’S nothing to write home about either. The entire time, it just seemed like he was just *there* and I felt like I wasted my money and time. I don’t mind someone having an ‘off’ day, we all do. But that’s happened more often than not when meeting him. He’s said a few things about other actors that made me wonder ‘who does he think HE is?’. Sorry, but when I’m paying triple digits for a plane ticket and nearly the same amount for meeting you in person, a smile and sincere ‘thanks for showing up’ wouldn’t hurt instead of letting your guests do all the bidding and making cracks about Emmy winners you thought didn’t deserve them. All I can say is, at least the food was edible. :stare:

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