Comings & Goings

Kelly Sullivan Tapes Her Last Episode of ‘GH’ Today

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Shortly after it was announced that would be departing ABC’s “,” as a result of the soap opting to write her characters (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) off the canvas, the actress stated on her Facebook page, “I am not returning to ‘GH’ after August. This is not a contract issue, I have been written off the show.”

It was unclear at the time whether August meant airdate or tape date. Things have since become clear as the actress has revealed on her Twitter page that she will be taping her last episode of the daytime drama series today, which means her last airdate will be sometime in August.

“My last day. It’s gonna be a good one,” said Sullivan, who earlier this week posted several pictures of her posing with co-stars (Olivia Falconeri) and (Sonny Corinthos).

Sullivan joined the cast of the soap in 2011 amid a mini controversy. When word broke that she would be portraying the role originated by  from 2007-2010, Ward’s fans weren’t happy and let the show AND Sullivan know it, but as she explained in an MSN interview, things quickly changed. “A lot of her fans were resistant, but it’s different now, because we started recreating something that is mine. People have said on twitter and other places, ‘This is so interesting, where your storyline’s going. I see now why you were cast and what you bring to it.’ You’ll always have the fans who will say, ‘No, this is not Kate!’”

According to sources, the soap has no plans to recast the role of Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri.

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  • Sarrina Molinari

    Is she going to Y&R??

  • Shirley A. Miller

    I will miss you, Kelly, I thought you did a fantastic job in your portrayal of Kate/Connie!!!!! Know Sonny/Maurice will miss you a lot also!!!! Good luck to you in the future!!!!!!

  • Bex

    Kelly is a fabulous actress, and that dummy they have for a head writer didn’t know what else to do with her character. Kelly will rebound.

  • lm cee

    Another amazing actor leaves GH. How many has it been since the idiots Ron & Frank took over? Anthony and Johnny Z, Jason, Lulu { real one }, Kristina, Steve, Spinelli on recurring. I am sure there are more but those are the ones that popped into my head. The only ones left will be his OLTL pets and horrible actors he has hired. This show is no longer GH it really should be renamed because it’s so unrecognizable. I will miss the character of Kate.

  • Cathey Thomas

    Best of luck Kelly.

  • pattilc

    Very sad, we really looked forward to seeing her everyday. I hope she goes onto another show where she is appreciated. GH us losing so many of my favorite. I am really shocked at her being let go.