Kelly Monaco to ‘General Hospital’ Fans: “Your Support Does Not Go Unnoticed”

Kelly Monaco, General Hospital
Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Soap stars don’t always have the time to interact with their fans on social media, what with their busy schedules when it comes to playing your favorite characters on TV, but when they do it really means a lot, particularly to their fans. “General Hospital” star Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) recently took to her Twitter page to note that while she’s not always able to respond to everyone, she does read her fan’s comments and their support of her and her character means a lot.

In a Twitter post yesterday, Monaco said, “Hello my dreamy Sam fans. I have been reading through a lot of the posts here. And I want all of you to know, that I do read each and every one of them. I may not answer… Obviously. But your support does not go unnoticed!” She closed out her post using the hashtag “BestFansEver.”

Prior to the above tweet, Monaco last posted on Twitter on March 12 when she discussed word that she has appeared in upwards of 3,000 episodes (initially believed to be 2,000) of “GH” out of the nearly 15,000 overall the show has produced since its debut in 1963 — the soap will hit the 15,000 episode mark sometime in 2022. Monaco debuted as Sam McCall on “GH” in 2003. Prior to that, she portrayed Livvie Locke on “Port Charles” from 1999-2003.

In 2005, Monaco was the first mirror ball trophy winner during the inaugural season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” In a promo highlighting the network’s recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8), Monaco noted her inclusion, saying, “Proud to represent the women of ABC on such a far-reaching platform and network.”

General Hospital, Kelly Monaco, Steve Burton
Kelly Monaco, Steve Burton (“General Hospital”)
Courtesy of Todd Wawrychuk/ABC

On “GH,” with Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) and Sam’s relationship all but caput outside of raising a child together, fans recently noted the on-screen chemistry between Monaco and her co-star Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri).

While we don’t know at this point whether things between the two characters will go beyond mutual respect and friendship, Monaco recently retweeted a poignant moment in which Sam prevented Dante from killing Peter August (Wes Ramsey). Fans have since dubbed the pair “Sante.”

You can watch the clip below.