10 Babies Who Didn't Know Where They Were in 2012
No. 4: Kelly Sullivan, General Hospital
Playing a dual role on a soap isn’t easy, which is why those who do it well tend to win critical acclaim, not to mention Daytime Emmys. Just ask Erika Slezak, David Canary, Martha Byrne, Anne Heche, Anna Holbrook and Ellen Wheeler. Not every soap thesp can pull off creating more than one character, however. General Hospital's Kelly Sullivan proved she wasn't quite up to the task in 2012 when fashionista Kate Howard had a mental split, causing the ball-busting persona of Connie Falconeri to emerge.
While Sullivan can occasionally provide humor as Cuckoo Connie, overall the character—not to mention the actor's execution—has been one big joke from day one. Granted, this isn't all Sullivan's fault. On an otherwise masterfully-restored GH, the Connie/Kate debacle is keeping the soap from getting an 'A' on its 2012 report card from us. In fact, it has us wanting to call Cartini in for a parent/teacher conference! Let's hope this character (and storyline) gets integrated into something making some semblance of sense early in 2013.