Every soap opera works to strike a balance between vets and newbies, and General Hospital is no exception. Despite starring on the show for more than 40 years, Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) was off-canvas most of last year. So when Spencer clan events required her on-screen appearance in 2019, she was unsure how Bobbie would feel after so long "away."
"When we shot the scene with the diabetes [diagnosis], it was the first time I ever held the baby [actor]. I had never even met him! At the baby-naming ceremony last fall, I didn’t touch the kid. I also hadn’t spoken with Josslyn in a year-and-a-half!”
“You make excuses in your head for why your character didn’t show up to things. And I wondered if they were setting Bobbie up to be a cold stranger.”
But, of course, once she put her mind to it, she figured Bobbie must be loving the family time.