Port Charles had better brace itself because the “Britch” is back! Well, at least that’s what it looks like, since actress Kelly Thiebaud teased her return to GENERAL HOSPITAL on Twitter! When a fan tweeted to her that they miss her on the soap, the actress responded: “Well, no need to miss me ‘cause I’m coming back!” She even added the hashtag “#Britch,” her character’s nickname, for good measure.
The last time GH viewers got a glimpse of Thiebaud was back in December of 2017 when she was briefly part of the Two Jasons mystery on the soap, but it was only for a handful of shows. “I got a text from [executive producer] Frank Valentini asking if I wanted to come back for a couple of episodes,” she told Soaps In Depth at the time. “I’ve always been down to recur, but I had no idea what the storyline was going to be.”
And when she found out that Britt was going to make her big comeback when Sonny and Jason tracked her down looking for answers about Faison’s involvement in the Two Jasons mystery, that was just icing on the cake! “I was over the moon,” she enthused, “when I finally read the script!”
Thiebaud joined the cast of GH as Dr. Britt Westbourne back in September of 2012 and was written out two years later, though she did pop back in 2015 for a brief visit to watch the Nurses Ball with BFF Brad. Since leaving the soap, the actress has been keeping very busy with other projects, including the films Love at First Glance, The Abduction of Angie, and Every 21 Seconds. So it was a little bit of an adjustment to dive back into the world of daytime.
“I have a lot of memories there,” she admitted of the GH studio. “And also, it took me a minute to get back into the swing of how things operate. Everyone was so welcoming and lovely. But honestly, my favorite part about coming back to GH is getting to play my twisted, conflicted, crazy, fun character. I am looking forward to seeing where the writers decide to take her.”
There has been no confirmation from GH about Thiebaud's return to the soap or any information about how long this visit will be. While it's likely Britt will just make another quick appearance (as part of the search for Obrecht, perhaps?), there are plenty of fans who would love to see her back for good! For more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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