According to Daytime Confidential, contract talks between “General Hospital” and one of its leading ladies has reportedly hit a snag. Rebecca Herbst, who has been with the show since 1997 as Elizabeth Webber, might even be headed to NBC’s “Days of our Lives” should talks between the soap and the actress lead to her exiting the daytime drama series.
“I’m hearing from multiple sources Rebecca Herbst and ABC have reached an impasse in contract negotiations for her to continue on as Elizabeth Webber, R.N. Insiders reveal Sony’s ‘Days of our Lives’ is very keen on bringing the popular actress on board their canvas,” wrote the publication on the matter.
Should Herbst depart, and possibly head to “DAYS,” there’s no word yet on whether “GH” has plans to recast the role.
Considering the character is hot in the middle of one of the soap’s longest running triangles — with Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) as the ultimate prize — it would definitely be a blow to the soap if they lost one of their biggest stars, especially to a rival soap opera not named “The Young and the Restless.”