Port Charles had better brace itself because the “Britch” is back! Back in September, 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. And then on Oct. 23, she alerted viewers when to tune in, posting: "My first episode airs Monday October 29th!"
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.”
Although no one is saying just how long this stint will be, there are plenty of fans who would love to see Britt back for good. Stay tuned to see what trouble "The Britch" causes this time around, and for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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