General Hospital News: Kelly Monaco Reveals Real Reason She’s On GH
Prior to being with part of “General Hospital,” Kelly Monaco played the character Livvie Locke on the soap’s spin-off “Port Charles” from 2000 to 2003. She didn’t have much time to react when she found out that the sudser was being canceled because she received another call a little bit later about several job opportunities.
“I got the call that the show was being canceled and I think I cried for like five seconds. It was pretty messed up. I fortunately had a call moments later with an option to pretty much take my pick!” Several soaps wanted to work with Monaco but she chose to work at “General Hospital.”
“I thought GH was the best show on daytime, so I called Brian Frons, who was head of ABC Daytime at the time,” she said. “I don’t think [then-headwriters Charles Pratt Jr. and Robert Guza Jr.] really liked that too much… but lo and behold, Sam was created! So I’m very grateful!”
General Hospital News – Kelly Monaco’s Impressive Resume
Before her gig on “General Hospital,” Monaco modeled for Playboy back in 1996. She became a Playboy of the Month in 1997 and had been featured in several Playboy Special Edition publications. She landed her first acting stint on “Baywatch” where she played Susan between 1997 and 1998. She appeared on “BASEketball,” “Idle Hands,” and “Mumford.” She also appeared as a double for Carmen Electra. Monaco joined the cast of “General Hospital” in 2003.
While she was still on “Port Charles,” she earned a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She received another nomination for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Sam McCall. She was chosen to be one of the judges for the 2009 Miss USA pageant and appeared on the E! reality TV series titled “Dirty Soap.” Monaco and Alex Mazo won the first season of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2005.
— SOS/CTS/HH (@SoapOperaSpy) August 7, 2019
General Hospital Spoilers – Trouble Ahead For Kelly Monaco’s Character Sam On GH
Meanwhile, Monaco’s alter ego is set to be kidnapped in the upcoming episodes of “The Young and the Restless” by Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin). He will lock her up in a freezer, so he could force Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) to do his bidding.
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