Although Hayden just returned to Port Charles a few months ago, rumor has it she’ll be heading out of town once again. Actress Rebecca Budig is exiting General Hospital (GH), according to Soaps.com.
The rumor seemed to be confirmed when a viewer asked William DeVry (Julian Jerome) on Twitter if Budig was leaving the soap. “Yep. She’s awesome,” he replied. His post has since been deleted.
“What?!? She just got here! That can’t be right, Liz needs her sister!” one fan posted. “Hayden must stay. Please @valentinifrank don’t make this mistake AGAIN!!! #Fayden #GH.”
It looks like Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) and Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) will advise Hayden to go into hiding after she is attacked by one of Valentin Cassadine’s (James Patrick Stuart) henchmen.
Spoilers tease she’ll leave her daughter Violet Finn (Jophielle Love) with Violet’s dad Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton). But how will Finn’s fiancé Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) feel about this turn of events?
Budig first joined GH in 2015 but left in 2017 and had just returned to the sudser this past summer. She’s also well known to soap fans, as she played Michelle Bauer on Guiding Light from 1995 to 1998 and Greenlee Smythe on All My Children, from 1999 to 2011.
Rumor has it, Budig’s last airdate will be next week or the first week of December. According to insiders, GH producers are open to her possible return down the road. Does that mean viewers haven’t seen the last of Hayden in Port Charles? Keep watching GH to find out!