Daytime legend Genie Francis (Laura, GENERAL HOSPITAL) opens up in an emotional interview on OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? airing this Saturday, April 16, at 10 p.m. ET on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
From her home in Maine, Francis talks candidly about her drug and alcohol problem, her ongoing struggles with her weight and involvement in Nutrisystem. She also reveals exactly what someone told her in her dressing room that prompted her to quit GH and the challenge she faced on other soaps getting them to write “real roles” for her.
In this exclusive clip from her intimate chat, Francis reveals how she used an unexpected tactic to launch her acting career.
And in this segment, the actress confesses her fears that playing Laura so early in her career might have held her back as an actress — and how she came to embrace the legend.
Don’t miss this special interview, and for more on the stars of GH, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!