This isn’t the first time GH has needed to quickly — and temporarily — replace an actor. Remember these other fill-ins?
When Rebecca Herbst fell ill with viral meningitis in 2011,
Martha Madison (ex-Belle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) stepped in as Elizabeth for about two weeks while the nurse’s portrayer recovered.
Personal reasons prevented
Jason Thompson (ex-Patrick; now Y&R’s Billy) from appearing in four episodes back in 2008, so GUIDING LIGHT alum
Ethan Erickson (J) scrubbed in as Dr. Drake for a week.
Recurring player Bradford
Anderson (Spinelli) accidentally double-booked himself in late 2016, so Emmy winner Blake Berris
(ex-Nick, DAYS) tried The Jackal on for size.
Amid 2016 contract negotiations (that later fell apart),
Tyler Christopher (now DAYS’ Stefan) requested the summer off, so Nick Stabile
(Fox, PASSIONS) filled in just in time for Nikolas to “die.”
A medical leave of absence took Kirsten Storms (Maxie) off the canvas in 2016, but her pal, Molly Burnett (exMelanie, DAYS), slid into the fashionista’s heels without missing a beat.