The good news is that GENERAL HOSPITAL’s directors won’t have to hide actress Rebecca Herbst’s real-life pregnancy behind big purses and oversized smocks. The bad news? Her alter ego, Liz, is pregnant… after having slept with two brothers who aren’t exactly on the best of terms these days!
“Almost the minute Elizabeth started sleeping with Nikolas while still declaring her love to Lucky, fans suspected this would be the outcome,” says our source for all things sudsy, Soaps In Depth executive editor Richard M. Simms. “After all, it’s classic soap. One woman. Two brothers. You can pretty much guarantee that scenario is going to get ugly and that it’s going to end with a baby.”
The new issue of In Depth details not only Elizabeth’s unplanned pregnancy, but also the much happier story of her portrayer’s bundle of joy, due to make his or her grand entrance on August 9. Interestingly, her husband is former GH co-star Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan)! This will be the third child for both Herbst and Liz.
In other GH news, there are a lot of burning questions being asked by fans and answered by the magazine in a special section. “One of the things people ask all the time is when Jason and Sam are going to tie the knot,” says Simms. “Just last week, the couple kind of blushed and blustered there way through that very topic when her little sister brought it up. So we went straight to the head writer to find out if it was going to happen or not. Of course, as we found out during the first round of our Supercouple Smackdown, no matter what the answer is, some fans will be unhappy. A lot of people want to see Jason dump Sam, and a lot of people want to see them live happily ever after.”
And once again, it all circles back to Liz. Because the last time she had a baby, it was fathered by Jason! “The fans who don’t want to see Sam with Jason usually want him to go back to Liz,” says Simms. “It will be interesting to see how fans react to the latest baby news. Do they want the father to be Lucky or Nik? And which man will they want to see her find happiness with?”