10 Things You Didn’t Know About General Hospital’s Emme Rylan
8. Life As A Recast
When she entered the roles of GL’s Lizzie Spaulding and Y&R’s Abby Newman, she was able to do so with ease. Unfortunately, Twitter wasn’t as huge as it is nowadays, and fan reaction to these recasts weren’t quite so real-time and in-your-face. With the popular rise of social media, Rylan felt a little bit of backlash when she first entered her Lulu Spencer role, as former Lulu, Julie Marie Berman, was a fan favorite. During a February 2014 interview, Rylan relayed how bummed she was about the negative Twitter reaction she received when she stepped into Lulu Spencer’s shoes. The good news was she learned to get over it, and simply moved on.
7. Co-Star Love
While turning off her Twitter notifications on her smartphone helped her ignore all those negative comments regarding her Lulu recast, another thing that helped was her co-stars and their support. In that same 2014 interview, Rylan revealed that the fun she and Dominic Zamprogna (GH’s Dante and Lulu’s love interest) helped to ease this transition tremendously.