C’mon, people, there’s being invested in your soap, and then there’s… this.
As General Hospital turned the burner up to scorching on Nina and Carly’s storyline, at least one fan got a little… overheated. In a tweet to Laura Wright on January 17, the viewer said — jokingly, we hope — “Listen… I’m afraid if I saw Cynthia Watros on the street, I would punch her in the face for messing with Carly!”
“Really?” Watros responded simply.
Wright had her co-star’s back 100 percent. Would such a thing really happen? “Not if I was there,” she tweeted, sending Watros her love. As you may know, the Emmy winners go back a long ways — to their days playing Annie and Cassie, respectively, on Guiding Light.
Wright wasn’t the only General Hospital cast member to back up Watros, either. “You are a magnificent actress, and it’s a shame one can’t separate the actress from her role,” tweeted Lydia Look (Selina). “You have my mad love, respect and support. In your corner always. Shine on, sister.”
Liz Vassey — once Emily Ann Sago on All My Children — also weighed in on the unfortunate situation. “Man oh man. I got [a tweet like that] once from someone who hated me so much on CSI that he hoped horrible things happened to ‘everyone I loved,’” she recalled. “Who knew my portrayal of a fictitious DNA tech could hold so much power over someone?!
“[Bleep] ’em all,” she added. “You’re terrific. I’ve always been a fan.”