Kelly Monaco of General Hospital was overjoyed on Friday to have reached a significant milestone with the show and for the love and support, she has received from her fans.
Kelly Monaco — Feeling Grateful
On Twitter, the actress expressed her gratitude for having starred in 2,000 episodes of the show and thanked everyone who congratulated her and shared their favorite memories of Sam McCall.
“I appreciate it. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I don’t know what to say… “I appreciate all of your efforts in producing my 2000th-anniversary episodes,” she wrote. “It took me almost two days to read it, and it took me down memory lane like crazy. What a lovely journey.”However, the actress later discovered that the amount she had marked was incorrect; she had not shot 2,000 episodes. She was actually embarking on a much larger number than she had expected!“I just got word that it’s getting up to 3000 shows!” Monaco penned an essay. “Holy fings*it!” exclaims the narrator.Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Monaco was corrected by one of her fans, who said that she and another fan have been keeping extensive episode count records dating back to the turn of the century and that the actress had appeared in 2,664 episodes as of 2000, December 2020. It would have been a huge disappointment to see Sam in 1,000 fewer episodes since she has a long history as a soap heroine. Monaco first appeared in the role in 2002, after previously appearing as Alicia Montenegro on the show and portraying two roles on its spinoff, Port Charles — Livvie Locke and Tess Ramsay.
Though she’s had several unforgettable moments on GH, her love triangle with the two Jasons is one that has recently piqued viewers’ interest. And now that she’s decided to return to full-time detective work, the character has plenty of major stories left to say, so don’t be shocked if Monaco tweets about 1,000 more appearances in the next five years! On ABC, General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays. For airtimes, search your local listings.