THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY

Soap Opera Digest - - ROUNDUP -

Be­fore Lynn Her­ring was cast as GH’S Lucy in 1986, she au­di­tioned for two ma­jor roles that ul­ti­mately went to other ac­tresses. “I orig­i­nally went in for the part of Feli­cia,” she re­calls. “That was the first time I ever came to GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL and I ac­tu­ally got pretty close. And I had also au­di­tioned for the char­ac­ter of Kelly when SANTA BAR­BARA was start­ing. Isn’t that funny? Robin Wright ended up get­ting Kelly, of course, and Kristina [Wag­ner] got Feli­cia, and I re­mem­ber think­ing, ‘Okay, so they both have that long blonde hair, and I’m a brunette. Two long-haired blondes beat me out for these parts! Should I grow my hair out? Should I bleach it out at the beach? Come on!’ It’s so far-fetched and fun to think that it might have gone the other way, but of course, Kristina was just per­fect for the part of Feli­cia, and I couldn’t be hap­pier that I ended up get­ting to be Lucy!”

GH’S Lucy is the per­fect role for Lynn.

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