BREAKING NEWS: Genie Francis AXED at The Young and The Restless!




The pink slips are a' coming over at The Young and The Restless. CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting Daytime Emmy winner Genie Francis has been given her walking papers. According to the magazine, Francis was let go for "budget reason", but I heard the daytime veteran's tenure on the show wasn't well-received by the brass at CBS and Sony.  


Memo to General Hospital showrunner Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati: Give Genie a call. Laura's needed over in Port Charles right about now!

 

117 Responses

  1. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    YASSSSSSSSSS! Genie…you can have a few months off, but hopefully soon you will be back on the set of GH! OMG…I am praying that Frank and Ron try to get her back in Port Charles!

    RIP Genevieve
    Happy Re-Birthday Laura!

  2. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    Genie needs to come home where she belongs. I hope Frank Valentini is already on the phone with her. This has been a long time coming. Everyone knew Genie would be the 1st one to go. I want a Merry Spencer Christmas. :)

  3. Avatar of Bartman202
    Bartman202

    Another go-nowhere MAB-created character that was terribly mis-cast from the start – NOT ONCE did I ever believe that she was old enough to portray Cane’s mother!!!

    ‘Buh ‘Bye!!

  4. Avatar of Restless Fan
    Restless Fan

    I Love Genie Francis and wish her the best. I wish she had come to Y&R under a better show runner than that ghastly Maria Bell. She was on a long list of great actors who were sadly misused under the delusional scribes tenure.

  5. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    I am just giddy as apple pie that Genie is a goner from Y&R! Never liked her character and I’m glad that JFP isn’t messing around over there at Y&R. She is going to pare that cast down considerably. However, this now begs another question:

    Now that Genie is gone, will Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) follow her off screen only to have Lily be the only one to come back in the form of a different actress?! One can dream ya know!

  6. Avatar of SoapyBitch
    SoapyBitch

    I just want to know how Genie was told.

    I hope she goes back too, but should she be paired up with Luke? I know she left with Scotty, so I would love to see her with him or someone new. The end game should be Luke, but I want to take a detour. Plus he has his hands full with every other over 40 on GH. I am surprised Monica isn’t after him.

  7. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    [quote=ChristianDavis148]However, this now begs another question:

    Now that Genie is gone, will Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) follow her off screen only to have Lily be the only one to come back in the form of a different actress?! One can dream ya know![/quote]

    From your lips to Bill Bell’s ear!

  8. Avatar of Bartman202
    Bartman202

    [quote=stefanstavros]Good start! Now keep it going with Tucker, Sarge, Harmony, Cloe, Kevin, Melissa Claire Egan’s character (can’t remember her name), Summer, Kyle, Eden and Abby[/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes!! Get rid of Tucker, Sarge, Yolanda/Harmony, Chelsea, Anita, the SORAS’ED Summer, Fenmore & Kyle (who is terrible beyond belief!). Abby should NEVER have been SORAS’ed to become Marcy Rylan – she’s obnoxious!!

    I have no problems with Chloe and Kevin is a good character but he needs better storylines than the crud he has been getting the past 5 years by show killer Maria Arena Bell.

  9. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    THERE IS A FREAKING GAAAAAAWWWWWWDDDDDDD!!!!! YES!!!!

    Now, if they could only can Miss Milk and Toast CK, along with Stephen Nichols then bring back Jess Walton I’ll be happy as a clam.

    Bring back Colin for a brief story arc and have them say HE killed Genevieve.

    So where are the insufferable Genie Francis groupies who were always bashing me? I wanna rub your faces in this. Come out come out where ever you are!!

  10. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]So where are the insufferable Genie Francis groupies who were always bashing me? I wanna rub your faces in this. Come out come out where ever you are!![/quote]

    Junkie,

    You’re bad! I LOVE IT! LOL

  11. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    :-) Waving at SwanQueen59. :-)

    So, really. What’s going to happen if she returns to GH? She will be part of a big splashy return for a few weeks, and then she will be a wallflower, propping up whatever lame storyline Lulu is involved in. Do fans REALLY think Ron is going to resurrect the same magic Luke and Laura had in the early 80s? I mean, seriously: what is the expectation, here? :-)

  12. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I AM SO VERY SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

    Though not surprised. I was hoping she would have stayed until Christmas.

    I. LOVE. GENIE. FRANCIS. !!!

    And I will follow her to GH if that comes to pass. But I really hope she demands a STRONG Laura this time around!

  13. Avatar of Clifford
    Clifford

    WOW…. it’s kinda a shock and kinda not to read this knowing the history between Genie and Jill.

    Come on Cartini, hop to it and get Laura back in Port Charles where she is desperately missed. And bring Scotty with her!

    P.S. If it’s not asking too much let’s get Robert Scorpion back too (if and when Robin comes home that is).

  14. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    Gord,

    You’re right, there is just no way that Frank and Ron can recapture the magic of Luke and Laura from the 1980′s. I do think that it would be great if Genie did return to GH in time for GH’s 50th anniversary episode. Now that Genie is free, maybe perhaps bring her back for Edward Quartermaine’s memorial service for an episode or two and then bring her back for the 50th Anniversary episode. Genie is largely known as Laura on GH and not any other role she’s ever played. That’s one of the reasons why I think Ron and Frank should bring her back but write for her in a smart way. Don’t try and force something that won’t eventually work and may end up blowing up in their faces.

  15. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]
    So where are the insufferable Genie Francis groupies who were always bashing me? I wanna rub your faces in this. Come out come out where ever you are!![/quote]

    I’M RIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHTTTTTTTTTTTT HEEEEEEEEEERRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    I just knew you were waiting in the sidelines, biding your time, sipping your cognac. So TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT!!!

  16. Avatar of TomZulawski
    TomZulawski

    Genie Francis is a very talented actress with decades worth of incredible scenes on GH. Genie is an iconic actress and Laura is an iconic character. Genie Francis can more than carry any storyline at General Hospital. I have a strong feeling the return of Laura Spencer for the long haul is right around the corner, and very long over due.

  17. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    - Was Genie Francis’ Genevieve a good character on Y&R? Not really.

    - Does Phelps have a bad history with Francis? Yes.

    - Do, I think that’s the only reason she was fired? No.

    It’s clear the show needed some budget cuts, and she probably has one of the bigger salaries on the set. I am sure Phelps and Francis’ past history had something to do with it, but she was an expendable character

  18. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    I have always liked GF. TV Gord is right, what exactly is Laura going to do on GH? Does Laura have a career? Is she going to reconnect with Luke? Is AG going to be thrilled at another round of original LnL since he was the one that wanted Ethan as Luke’s son?

  19. Avatar of Jaydis09
    Jaydis09

    Ugh. I really do not see what purpose she’d serve on GH. I’ve never been a Laura fan. Probably because I wasn’t alive for the whole “Luke and Laura” thing. But all I’ve seen is the weak, crazy, victim Laura. I don’t want that back.

    FV/RC don’t need to being back every vet purely for the sake of bring back a vet. Look at Felicia…today was the first time she’s been on screen in how long? And you can’t blame that on the Maxie de-casting because JL was around for a awhile after the marriage of convenience.

    I’ll grant that the return of Anna has worked out. I’ve actually enjoyed that…a little.

  20. Avatar of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    Exactly right Christian Davis148. Bringing her back successfully depends on the writing. Would I like a sweeping return with a grand adventure? Sure, but current economics will play a big role as to how sweeping and grand any “adventure” would be. And Gord, ( :) Waving back! :) ), I don’t think she’ll be a wallflower nor do I think she’ll prop L in a “lame” story. D&L’s writing has had an upswing in the past few weeks and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that, should GF be involved, she’ll play an integral part, one that enhances whatever the story requires. Ah yes, that’s my dream. But it’s also a dream that’s tempered by an all too familiar sharpness that I’ve been disappointed before. Eyes wide open… 0:)

  21. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    [quote=thebookerman]- It’s clear the show needed some budget cuts, and she probably has one of the bigger salaries on the set. I am sure Phelps and Francis’ past history had something to do with it, but she was an expendable character[/quote]

    GF was not a Y&R vet. I hope Phelps get rid of all the “older vets from other shows” and brings back Jill Foster Fenmore Abbott.

  22. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    You do all realize that “the Others” that are going to be fired per this article aren’t gonna be just MAB hires????? There are gonna be long-time VETS in there too!! Courtesy of Sony & CBS!

  23. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    Her first impressions cooked me in my eyes, knowing of her and history but not seeing her material made me to ask …Why? She isn’t Y&R type actress…give me Jess Walton and Jill she is worth all ABC soap vets rolled into ONE! To many ABC leftovers while many good Y&R vets languished in Marialand to long.

  24. Avatar of David C
    David C

    She’s needed back at GH although there is a surplus of great leading lady already there. But Ron and Frank know a bird in the hand when they see one. Now, get Laura AND Leslie back in Port Charles.

  25. Avatar of Cyberologist
    Cyberologist

    Jill Phelps hated her on GH so I suspect she does on Y/R I’m not a bit surprised her first order of business is to be rid of Genie…she can come on home to GH. The triad of suck are gone maybe now she’ll get a fair shake in writing.

    I liked her character on the Y/R it was the writing that was way off for me when she first came on and yes she was campy then but … I was so glad to see her I just overlooked it.

  26. Avatar of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    Every soap insider that this would happen regardless of what JFP said in interviews. And they were right. Still hoping her “none comment” on VR means that she wants her back.

  27. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    The character never really caught on and she played it over the top when she first came on. Jack and Gen could have been an interesting couple but that latest about a second. Hopefully they can refocus Cane and Lilly away from all the silly “peril” crap stories with Gen and Colin both back in Port Charles (hopefully).

  28. Avatar of dyan0206
    dyan0206

    Now that JFP is on Y&R, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was an inside move to get rid of GF! I would love to see her back on GH but NOT with Luke! I would love to see Tristan back as Robert Scorpio!!!

  29. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    While I consider Genie one of daytime’s strongest actresses, her time on Y&R has been such a mixed bag..mostly because of the storyline. I support the decision to cut the character and hope it will mean Genie can go to GH in the future.

  30. Avatar of DisillusionedGHfan
    DisillusionedGHfan

    Who’s to say that bringing Laura back means RC and FV have to recapture the magic of LnL?!? These two actors can play well off each other as a couple, or as a conflicting former couple. There is a lot wrong with the Luke and Laura of today, compared to the swept under the rug version we got in the 80′s of a woman who fell for her rapist!

    Luke spent their years together as a drunken womanizer, which is what Luke is. If we were to keep the Ethan/Holly story in tact [I say that with bitter on my tongue however], Laura having to confront the reality of a man who selfishly took her sexually, then pretty much lived a life where he was more “obsessed” with Laura than in love with her, could finally come to a head.

    I see a lot of potential here to grow Laura from the frozen in time girl, to a woman having to face the reality of what the man she loves [or loved] is! RC and FV should look at this from a whole new perspective. Bring Laura back with a little piss and vinegar and drop the wallflower.

    …and on a side note, that JFP, she really likes sticking to Genie Francis, doesnt she?!? There is NO love loss between these women!

  31. Avatar of pumpkin
    pumpkin

    Phelps taking over at Y&R probably was bad news for some. It is not like I know the woman but I am not impressed with her decisions and/or work.

    As far as Laura on GH. Right now the show is on a roll. Maybe down the road. I have seen TG/GF in interviews. I am not sure if that ship has sailed. I just never look at Luke at this point as a love interest of anybody. I just don’t see it.

    But I think it would be cool to bring GF back to put Laura back together and made her a normal person. Writing her out the way they have always done is crazy. Literally I guess it is crazy. I would like to see Laura come back and lose the insane stuff. She could interact with her family. Putting Laura/Luke back together. GF looks so much younger than TG. Just sayin….

    I think Laura would work if TG(Luke) decided to retire. He could be written out and GF could come back. She would have her kids on the show. Again just sayin….

  32. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Are you sure you’re following the real Debbi Morgan? I just searched for her on Twitter and I found a bunch of streams claiming to be her, but none had the check mark that proves it’s her.

  33. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=DisillusionedGHfan]Who’s to say that bringing Laura back means RC and FV have to recapture the magic of LnL?!?[/quote]

    Okay, I don’t mean they have to try to recapture that, but every time she has been brought back in the past has been LAME LAME LAME. How can they bring her back in a way that WON’T be? She’s not an ingenue anymore. She’s a mature actress. It would only be a matter of time (weeks, not months, in this climate) before she would be relegated to the background the way Monica is. I’m just being realistic.

  34. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    [quote=pennywise555][quote=thebookerman]- It’s clear the show needed some budget cuts, and she probably has one of the bigger salaries on the set. I am sure Phelps and Francis’ past history had something to do with it, but she was an expendable character[/quote]

    GF was not a Y&R vet. I hope Phelps get rid of all the “older vets from other shows” and brings back Jill Foster Fenmore Abbott.[/quote]

    Where did I say she was? But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t making a healthy salary on the show.

  35. Avatar of EricasEvilTwin
    EricasEvilTwin

    I hope that soaps start realizing from this that poaching big names from other networks JUST for the sake of poaching doesnt work – that they should only hire talent because they have a well developed idea for a character that would enhance what they already have. If sn, dm, gf, tristan, etc. didnt work on yandr it wasnt because of the actors it was because of the writing.

    Bring genie home. she is the heart of the show – much like oltl needed vicki. If they cant find compelling story for her, bring her on the way they are using blair now – have her come for three weeks here and there to forward story. Or if they bring scott on to mess with luke, have laura come to reign scott in or because she needs her new husband to come home and then she gets caught up with stuff here and stays. once they kill of joe scully and the bring robert back to the canvas, that opens up the field. let anna be caught between duke and robert, luke could be caught between tracy and laura.

  36. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @Jillian Bowe: That image of Genie Francis is as bad as her acting was on Y&R. And by that I mean you selected the right image to represent the horrid mess that was called Genevieve. With that over-the-top cartoonish acting Genie would have been good as Hecuba on Passions.

  37. Avatar of aveRex
    aveRex

    This is like one of those…’Everyone *ACT* Surprised’ moments. Of course, we knew Jill would fire Genie in a heartbeat. And so it came to pass in less than a month.

  38. Avatar of Genevievefan
    Genevievefan

    [quote=Smitty]General Hospital y’all can have her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t ever want to see that woman on a show of mines EVER AGAIN!!![/quote]

    a show of mines? wow!! You are so articulate… NOT!!!!

  39. Avatar of Genevievefan
    Genevievefan

    Genie’s fans are right HERE!! Love Genie/ Genevieve and Genie is amazing in this role!!! She is the best actress on this show and I can’t believe they would keep Sharon Case over Genie Francis. Genie can act circles around all the actors on this show and maybe they were intimidated by her! So sad to see Genie go TPTB do not know what a gem they had …..what a waste!!

  40. Avatar of Marcelle
    Marcelle

    [quote=Genevievefan]I can’t believe they would keep Sharon Case over Genie Francis. Genie can act circles around all the actors on this show and maybe they were intimidated by her![/quote]
    I’ll drop a gif until The_Mustache weighs in…
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  41. Avatar of Genevievefan
    Genevievefan

    [quote=Dax]Girl, please. Why would anyone nix Sharon Case and keep Genie Francis on YR? No.[/quote]

    Genie Francis can ACT unlike Sharon Case who just looks blank while reading her lines. So Pathetic!! Genie Francis is an amazing talent compared to most the cast on YR!!Maybe that is why some say she didn’t fit in because she outshined them all!!

  42. Avatar of DaytimeFan0001
    DaytimeFan0001

    With her departure, hopefully they can bring Jess Walton back. Jill fills the role of the older, scheming woman with bad luck. If you can even say “Genevieve” was even developed into that.

  43. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    [quote=DaytimeFan0001]With her departure, hopefully they can bring Jess Walton back. Jill fills the role of the older, scheming woman with bad luck. If you can even say “Genevieve” was even developed into that.[/quote]

    But they’re NOT bringing her back (if they ever do) to be a scheming woman.

    That’s one of the problems with soaps these days: EVERYONE is a good guy. If they’re not, they’ll scheme for three or four months, and then they’ll go back to being friends with everyone.

    Who’s a villain on Y&R outside of Tucker and Sharon? And I’m sure both will be born again in a few weeks anyway. Nick will sleep with Sharon to get back at Phyllis, she’ll sleep with Ronan….blah blah blah.

  44. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    Good bye Genie. Your character was $hit. Brought on as a gas-lighting Adam-wannabee. You convinced your own son to try to drive your wife crazy. Ruined your engagement to Jack — you deserve it. Looney, crazy, owning Beauty of Nature. The 4-way in Vegas with Victor, Jack, and Nikki was your death knell.

    Bye.

  45. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    Am I the only one who thinks they should have kept Tristan Rogers but fired Genie Francis last year? COLIN was the character that was established and WORKING, whereas Genie Francis/Genevieve never caught on with anyone except the GF zealots who would have been happy watching “Genaura” watch paint dry. I really, REALLY wish they would bring Tristan back to the show, even if it’s only temporary. Heck have him return with Jill and say that he’s DYING and wants to “reconnect” with his half-wit son before it’s *too late*. Classic soap stuff.

  46. Avatar of Genevievefan
    Genevievefan

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]Am I the only one who thinks they should have kept Tristan Rogers but fired Genie Francis last year? COLIN was the character that was established and WORKING, whereas Genie Francis/Genevieve never caught on with anyone except the GF zealots who would have been happy watching “Genaura” watch paint dry. I really, REALLY wish they would bring Tristan back to the show, even if it’s only temporary. Heck have him return with Jill and say that he’s DYING and wants to “reconnect” with his half-wit son before it’s *too late*. Classic soap stuff.[/quote]

    Genie Francis did a wonderful job , in the role, of Genevieve!!I am so glad they kept Genevieve over Colin because she is so much more multidimensional than he was! Genevieve is an exciting character to watch!! Watching paint dry would be equivalent to watching Nick, Sharon, Kevin, Neil and so on and so on! Genie has lots of fans that love her!! When Genie leaves so do I!!!

  47. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=Genevievefan][quote=Coffee_Junkie]Am I the only one who thinks they should have kept Tristan Rogers but fired Genie Francis last year? COLIN was the character that was established and WORKING, whereas Genie Francis/Genevieve never caught on with anyone except the GF zealots who would have been happy watching “Genaura” watch paint dry. I really, REALLY wish they would bring Tristan back to the show, even if it’s only temporary. Heck have him return with Jill and say that he’s DYING and wants to “reconnect” with his half-wit son before it’s *too late*. Classic soap stuff.[/quote] Genie Francis did a wonderful job , in the role, of Genevieve!!I am so glad they kept Genevieve over Colin because she is so much more multidimensional than he was! Genevieve is an exciting character to watch!! Watching paint dry would be equivalent to watching Nick, Sharon, Kevin, Neil and so on and so on! Genie has lots of fans that love her!! When Genie leaves so do I!!![/quote]

    Good does that mean we won’t see any more of your robotic pro-Genie posts? You talk as if you are on her payroll.

  48. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=hey mon]Just read about Debbie Morgan. Hooray. I hope DAYS smashes Y&R, and I hope that Eileen D leads the way.[/quote]

    I’m not fully convinced that’s Debbi Morgan tweeting. If it is, she apparently doesn’t know how to spell her own name.

  49. Avatar of BornSoapStar
    BornSoapStar

    Yeah…that “budget reason” would be called Jill Farren Phelps. She’s the reason Genie has been missing from GH for all these years. Beware Y&R fans…JFP does not like older actors or female characters. She is a serial killer!

  50. Avatar of
    1titanman

    It was only a matter of time, and we all knew JFP was going to give Genie the ax… It wouldn’t surprise me if all those former ABC daytime rejects get the ax, along with those teens too…

    It going to be another very interesting podcast nxt week~

  51. Avatar of noway
    noway

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=hey mon]Just read about Debbie Morgan. Hooray. I hope DAYS smashes Y&R, and I hope that Eileen D leads the way.[/quote]

    I’m not fully convinced that’s Debbi Morgan tweeting. If it is, she apparently doesn’t know how to spell her own name.[/quote]

    It is her Debbi Morgan link it up baby….

    http://twitter.com/damedebbi920

  52. Avatar of tealita
    tealita

    If, and I mean IF there is any truth to those old, rumbling rumors about discord between Francis and Geary are true, I say this: give it a rest, already. Don’t let this moment pass.

  53. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=Genevievefan]Genie’s fans are right HERE!! Love Genie/ Genevieve and Genie is amazing in this role!!! She is the best actress on this show and I can’t believe they would keep Sharon Case over Genie Francis. Genie can act circles around all the actors on this show and maybe they were intimidated by her! So sad to see Genie go TPTB do not know what a gem they had …..what a waste!![/quote]

    Does she pay you per WORD, or per POST??

  54. Avatar of Katheryn71
    Katheryn71

    Go home to Port Charles, Genie. The curtain is coming down on daytime and it would be cool to see one last hoorah with Luke and Laura. Pour the champagne on the floor and suck the carpet!

  55. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=Genevievefan]Good does that mean we won’t see any more of your robotic pro-Genie posts? You talk as if you are on her payroll. No , I just happen to be college educated unlike most soap fans and can actually write well!! It seems most of Genie’s fans are very articulate. It’s the others who are not so if they seems robotic to you so be it![/quote][/quote]

    Yeah they “seems” robotic to me……

  56. Avatar of Genevievefan
    Genevievefan

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=Genevievefan]Good does that mean we won’t see any more of your robotic pro-Genie posts? You talk as if you are on her payroll. No , I just happen to be college educated unlike most soap fans and can actually write well!! It seems most of Genie’s fans are very articulate. It’s the others who are not so if they seems robotic to you so be it![/quote][/quote]

    By the way, I hate cats!

    Yeah they “seems” robotic to me……[/quote]

  57. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=noway][quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=hey mon]Just read about Debbie Morgan. Hooray. I hope DAYS smashes Y&R, and I hope that Eileen D leads the way.[/quote]I’m not fully convinced that’s Debbi Morgan tweeting. If it is, she apparently doesn’t know how to spell her own name.[/quote]It is her Debbi Morgan link it up baby….http://twitter.com/damedebbi920/quote

    I think that’s a fake account with few tweets. This one is Debbi Morgan’s.

    https://twitter.com/DebbiMorgan

  58. Avatar of Transfigurationjc
    Transfigurationjc

    ABC has never been a good home for Genie Francis. Fans need to hear the ugly history of what poor Genie had to endure at GH.
    I grew up watching GH. I remember her first day when she was 14 or 15. I remember her very first scene with Michael Gregory and Denise Alexander as Rick and Leslie.
    I loved her from that day on. But the ABC brass treated her like complete dirt. Granted under the Gloria Monty/Doug Marland regime she gained super stardom. But ABC treated her horribly over the yrs. She developed a coke addition and left the show in 1982 due to the stress stardom at such a young age. Genie was only 18 when the L+L wedding was shot.
    She had to get away from GH and the Laura role to recover. Thats why she worked in primetime and other soaps. The ABC brass fired her from AMC and forced her to return to GH. Genie loved her fans but GH was a toxic environment for her and it couldve threatened her recovery. Luckily she was able to recover and got married.
    Then later under the Phelps regime producers bullied her about her baby weight and denied her vacation to celebrate her anniversary. And dont get me started on how Guza wrote that crappy Rick Webber murder story and only brought her out of the coma for ratings to celebrate the Luke and Laura Wedding anniversary and then just ditched her again.
    Now with Cartini at the helm I dont want Genie once again used as a ratings ploy while she works without a contract and plays second fiddle to the One Life actors. She deserves so much better. I love Genie Francis the actor much more than the fictional character Laura. Lets see if Valentini even has the common sense to invite her back.

  59. Avatar of Transfigurationjc
    Transfigurationjc

    Days smash YR not likely. Even during its down turn YR has over 4.3 million viewers. Days has under 2 million. YR has been the number one soap since 1988. They took over from GH. Days is no threat to YR or any other remaining soap when it comes to ratings.
    Ken Corday has been paying Sony and NBC money from his own pocket to cover all the revenue that Days has lost with its poor ratings performance.

  60. Avatar of Transfigurationjc
    Transfigurationjc

    De-age her? Lmao! It was dumb enough for them to age a 7 yr old to 20. Why make it worse by then shrinking her back. That would be even more stupid. As dumb as soaps have gotten over the yrs Ive never seen that happen. And Ive watched over 15 soaps over 4 decades.
    Not gonna happen, lol. It would be funny as a dream sequence or something.

  61. Avatar of ahanshew
    ahanshew

    [quote]No , I just happen to be college educated unlike most soap fans and can actually write well!! It seems most of Genie’s fans are very articulate. It’s the others who are not so if they seems robotic to you so be it![/quote]

    Wow, that’s pretty tacky on your part, considering I am a college graduate from a major university. My guess is that there are MANY others on here that have Bachelors and Masters degrees. If you were ‘truly’ educated, you wouldn’t make such inane comments.

    Oh, and YOUR grammar, not so great now is it?

  62. Avatar of Genevievefan
    Genevievefan

    Good does that mean we won’t see any more of your robotic pro-Genie posts? You talk as if you are on her payroll.[/quote]

    No , I just happen to be college educated unlike most soap fans and can actually write well!! It seems most of Genie’s fans are very articulate. It’s the others who are not so if that seems robotic to you so be it!

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    ANGELWENDY15

    WOW! Just read Genie Francis is leaving Y & R. It’s weird, the minute I read Jill Phelps was taking over the show I had a feeling Genie would be fired. I never liked her character on Y&R, she always seemed to over-act. But, it just seems too much of a coincedence that Steve Burton is leaving GH (he and Phelps were always tight), and it seems she is getting rid of characters (to make way for him???, Y &R is the #1 soap, why all the sudden budget cuts?) I still predict he’ll eventually turn up on the Y&R. Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams just do not fit on the show either. Bring back AMC (Debbie and Darnell were the best on that show, and OLTL, (but that will never happen). Now with Genie leaving, what will happen to Tristian Rogers, who supposedly was coming back soon? I would love to see both Genie and Tristian back on GH, they are connected to so many characters. But, the show has so many characters already! I say, cancell the Chew and bring back One Life To Live, put Todd and Starr back on that show, with Blair and Tea, and bring back Genie and Tristian and Tyler (Nicolas) and Alan Quartermain, bring back that Family!!!! I can just dream, it will probably never happen. I just want to see the remaining soaps survive! I think Genie would have a better time at GH under Frank Valentini.

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    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=ahanshew][quote]No , I just happen to be college educated unlike most soap fans and can actually write well!! It seems most of Genie’s fans are very articulate. It’s the others who are not so if they seems robotic to you so be it![/quote]Wow, that’s pretty tacky on your part, considering I am a college graduate from a major university. My guess is that there are MANY others on here that have Bachelors and Masters degrees. If you were ‘truly’ educated, you wouldn’t make such inane comments.Oh, and YOUR grammar, not so great now is it?[/quote]

    This Genie Francis Robot/disciple sounds like a blithering idiot every time she comes slithering over to DC. Just ignore her.

  65. Avatar of tfcocs
    tfcocs

    No , I just happen to be college educated unlike most soap fans and can actually write well!! It seems most of Genie’s fans are very articulate. It’s the others who are not so if that seems robotic to you so be it!

    Brian Fronz, is that you?

    Seriously,though, you sound like a mere troll, Genevievefan. But then, I repeat myself. Your crack about the inferiority of your peers is quite offensive. I, for one, have an advanced degree from an Ivy League school, and I like to think that I write well. My education, however, does not elevate me above anyone else. What DOES differentiate me from the likes of you is that I have the good manners to show respect to my peers.

  66. Avatar of RoseNylund
    RoseNylund

    Personal issues between JFP and GF aside, Genevieve was a horrible character and not a good fit for this show. Not to mention, her performances were horribly campy.

    Jill needs to be making cast cuts. The cast is horribly over bloated and the budget needs to get back on track. Maria brought on all these big names with no purpose or direction for their characters. They stand out like sore thumbs on this show. This is a no brainer.

  67. Avatar of soapshipper
    soapshipper

    [quote=Genevievefan]Genie Francis did a wonderful job , in the role, of Genevieve!!I am so glad they kept Genevieve over Colin because she is so much more multidimensional than he was! Genevieve is an exciting character to watch!! Watching paint dry would be equivalent to watching Nick, Sharon, Kevin, Neil and so on and so on! Genie has lots of fans that love her!! When Genie leaves so do I!!![/quote]

    Sweety I’m a big Genie fan too, but you are acting a right mess in this comment section. You need to sit down. The only people who are upset about this is a few Genie diehards. Personally I think she’s a fabulous actor, but she never clicked on this show and in this role. This isn’t a shocking cut! You up in here throwing a fit like they fired Eric, Peter, or Mel!

    It’s time for our girl to go back where she belongs!

  68. Avatar of days4ever
    days4ever

    If JFP was smart she would pick up Jackie Marone and Owen and maybe even Nick Marone. These characters could easily be migrated to Y&R from B&B. The cast is too heavy on B&B and kind of on Y&R too. If they loose all these stars and several more, they will have room for characters like this that people can relate to.

  69. Avatar of iamglory
    iamglory

    Thank the Lords of Kobol! I love here but she was such a bad fit for this show. They had no idea what to do with her and just flung her into any situation on the show to try to make her stick. Hopefully over on GH, they can drop some OLTL people and invite her back because I would LOVE to see Laura again!

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