Beautiful and talented Kelly Monaco’s Sam Morgan will look a bit different when General Hospital returns with new episodes on Monday, August 3. The role will be temporarily played by soap alum Lindsay Hartley, Daytime Confidential reported on Friday, July 31.
Hartley, who has starred on Passions, All My Children and Days of Our Lives, confirmed the news via social media a few hours after the report.
“Some big shoes to fill…precious too,” the 42-year-old actress wrote. “I hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I have enjoyed playing her, temporarily.”
After the report had concerned fans asking questions on social media, Monaco’s mother, Carmina Monaco, tweeted an update about the Port Charles alum, 44, who has played Sam since 2003.
“Kelly is safe and healthy. First day back she had a hard time with the Covid mask and was given a rather unexpected 14 day quarantine even though she tested negative twice for Covid and a third negative test for Covid antibodies,” Carmina wrote on Friday, July 31. “She is excited to get back on set next week.”
In order to fill the gaps during the shutdown, General Hospital aired “flashback Friday” type episodes each week, with a star from the show introducing an encore episode from years ago.
She also shared a photo of herself in a lime green mask via Instagram. “Masked… Covid set life,” she captioned on the selfie.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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