Genie Francis Offers General Hospital, Soap Opera Advice

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Former General Hospital star, and recurring guest star, Genie Francis recently spoke to TV Guide about growing up in the business, among other topics.

Here are excerpts from the interview: With that in mind, is there any advice you have for the starlets you cross paths with when you appear on General Hospital from time to time?
Francis: There's nobody who's as young as me or in the same position as I was there. My heart goes out to [Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears], who have really had childhood taken from them and probably missed important developmental steps. They have become sort of "public domain" and something to be made money on. There's no sense of self there, I'm sure of it. None of those young women value themselves as just themselves; they value themselves for their careers and the money they can make. Does General Hospital have any current plans for you?
Francis: No. They have not contacted me. They have kept the character alive in a sort of "freeze-dried" state, so it's easy for them to either leave her there or bring her back.

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