Guess who's coming back?!

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
January 2, 2009 7:26pm CST
While looking for something about Sonny, I found this! Have any of you heard anything different? What do you think? I am excited, depending on how they handle it. http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/news/2008/1215-livingston.php Natalia Livingston returning to GH Posted FFriday, December 12, 2008 12:00:13 PM by Dan J Kroll Natalia Livingston will be returning to General Hospital in January. The actress, whose recent sighting at the GH studios prompted rumors that she might be returning to the show, left her role as Emily Quartermaine in May 2008. The actress earned a 2005 Daytime Emmy win in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category. It's been buzzed about for months and now the rumor has been confirmed: Emmy winner Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Quartermaine) is returning to General Hospital. While the actress' return is a done deal, don't expect Emily to miraculously rise from the dead. According to a show spokesperson, Natalia will be playing a new character by the name of Rebecca. A show insider hints to soapcentral.com that Rebecca might be a heretofore-unseen sister of the late Emily. Officially, the show has no comment and is keeping much of the details regarding Livingston's return under wraps. Livingston joined the cast of General Hospital in April 2003, taking over the role of Emily from the fan favorite Amber Tamblyn. Livingston remained with the ABC soap for five years, but her exit was not as smooth as the actress may have wanted. In June 2007, Livingston rejected claims that she was leaving the show. In a statement, the actress blasted what she called "sensationalist" web sites and print publications for making up stories about her status with the show. Shortly after the hubbub died down, so did Livingston's on-screen alter ego. Emily was killed as part of the show's Text Message Killer storyline, but Livingston remained on as a ghostly image for several more months. She made her final on-air appearance in May 2008. During her tenure with General Hospital, Livingston earned a Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2005. A few months back, Livingston was spotted at the General Hospital studios and there was immediate speculation that the actress would be returning to the show. Her appearance was downplayed as a former star dropping by to catch up with old friends. Livingston will first air January 15.
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• United States
3 Jan 09
hi trace...yeah i forgot i saw a commercial about it before the holidays. at least she won't be a ghost. but it sure will be odd for her to play a different character. it should prove interesting to see how it comes off.
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
3 Jan 09
And Nikolas' reaction to it. I wonder how it will affect his relationship with Nadine. I like her.
• United States
3 Jan 09
yeah they will probably play that up. now if they wanted to be real cool they could all act like she is a completely different person and act like she doesn't look familiar. just completely ignore the resemblance. but of course they won't play it that way but milk it every way they can. poor nickolas he's in for an emotional roller coaster.
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@AmbiePam (51035)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I read this and was half excited, half not. I want Emily back. They have brought people back before, so why not her? I'll take Natalia any way we can get her, but it feels just weird. Oh boy. What if they paired her and Jason up? You know, since Emily's "sister" was never adopted. That would be really strange.
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
4 Jan 09
That idea of Jason and the Emily look-a-like paired up has "EWWWW" written all over it! I have to agree that my excitement will entirely depend on how they write her new character, Rebecca. I want her to be different than Emily in a lot of ways.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
4 Jan 09
Heya Trace. I don;t watch this series so didn't even know this person had left in the first place, let alone is coming back! I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and a fantastic 2009!
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yeah I saw the previews of NIckolas seeing her and we have had discussions here about her coming back and I have been saying that she'll come back as a "twin" that no one ever knew about - she's been ou tof the country, in jail or something like that - an evil twin will be okay, but just another nicey-nicey Emily-want-a-be.... good grief, can't they do better than that? I'm not looking forward to the storyline as I never cared for the Emily character and they use her to make Nickolas such a bumfumbeling idoit that it is nausiating to watch! THey are doing something with Nik and NAdine now with this tractor part thing being a contract with the Government and a secret deal and all and Nik is teaching Nadie how to stand up for herself and find out what is going on... could be something really good. Something other than the silly mobs that are currently running PC. Thought is interestig that Johnny is getting arrested, probably cause he hit the wall after that interview an the company is pressing charges, and at the same time Spenilli will get arrested and the 2 of them will be in lock-up together... could be something quite interesting and fun!!!! JOhnny and Spenilli - could be a good replacement for Robert and Luke!
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@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hi, I saw the previews of her return. I liked the character of Emily, it was too bad they killed her off. I thought Helena could have kidnapped her but heard nothing of Helena. I once in awhile read cindi's soap blog, soapqueen cindy on soaps. I havent read it recently until todday, Cindi's last post was the end of December. Can't wait until the return of Natalia Livingston.