WHAT??????????? Oh no. Greg Vaughan has been fired from General Hospital according to his latest tweet:
As of today, with sad regrets, I will no longer be apart of what has been a big part of me and my families life. GH and TPTB have...
..choosen to take a new direction. I THANK ALL of YOU, for the many memories we've shared and new ones to come!!! ALL MY LOVE, & BIG HUGS...
...to YOU the FANS!!! I LOVE YOU ALL MORE!!!! GV
Man, that sucks. He was the best Lucky outside of Jonathan Jackson, the original Lucky. Wow, I wonder what the new direction is.
Well, good luck to Greg. He's a good catch. I'm sure another soap will snag him up.
Update: Whoa, check this out, Jonathan Jackson is returning to General Hospital as Lucky. His first airdate is October 27. Jonathan been away for 10 years and has not kept up on Lucky during that time according to the 10/27/09 issue of Soap Opera Digest, so it will be interesting to see what he does with the character.
Also check out the 10/27/09 issue of Soap Opera Digest for an interview with Greg. Apparently Greg was called into Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelp's and told he was being fired and that he had already taped his last episode. Greg was in shock.
Interesting, since according to Jonathan's interview, his team was contacted by ABC and told Greg was moving on to do other things and the role was opening up, so they wondered if Jonathan was interested in coming back. Guess they forgot to mention Greg was not intentionally moving on.
Sounds like an attempt by ABC to boost ratings by bringing back the original Lucky, similar to the big campaign awhile back touting Rebecca Budig as the real Greenlee when she replaced Sabine Singh. Only difference is Sabine was relatively new, while Greg has been at GH for 6 1/2 years. Pretty rotten.
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