Natalia Livingston Is Leaving General Hospital

20031011_cob_w38_562 For the second time around, Natalia Livingstong is leaving General Hospital. This time, as Rebecca Shaw. The first time she was killed off as Emily Quartermaine.

She was brought back in as Rebecca Shaw who turned out to be Emily’s long-lost twin. It was a good concept at first. But as the story progressed, the writers didn’t know how to write the character into the canvas. They screwed up big time. Like I said, the concept was ideal but they ran out of ideas what to do next once it was revealed that Rebacca is Emily’s twin.

They focused too much on the Nikolas angle. The writer couldn’t find a way to incorporate her into the Quartermaine family. But then again, The Q’s somehow became persona non grata in Port Charles these days. Then there’s the brother relationship between Emily and Jason. After the initial shock of discovering her in the hospital crisis, Jason pretty much had no contact with Rebecca.

There were possible storylines they could have written Natalia’s comeback but nothing came to fruition. Oh well. Once again, I wish Natalia well and hope she finds something better coz she’s a great actress and she deserves to find something that’ll challenge her again. Hope to see her soon in another show.

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    • Alyssa

      This news dosen’t suprise me at all. They never did anything with this character, if Natalia wouldn’t have left the first time around she would have had better storyline’s with Emily, too bad. I wish her the best.

    • Emily

      I CAN NOT BELIEVE NATALIA IS LEAVING AGAIN. I WAS SOOOOO HAPPY THAT SHE WAS BACK AND NOW SHE’S LEAVING AGAIN, I AM SOOOOOO UPSET. NATALIA IS AN AWESOME ACTRESS. AND MY FAVORITE ON GH.

    • lisa harris

      Rebecca and Johnny would make a great team together… Think about it.. Why not instead of having him with someone old enough to be his mother…Since
      his mom died when he was 6 years old.. Go for it..and come back when your
      career twindles to nothing again announcing that she is going back to school
      and so on..

    • Lily

      They barely had her on the screen at all! Plus they didn’t even give her a good storyline so no wonder she’s leaving. I wish the best too :) I loved her as Emily and as Rebecca-despite not really liking Rebecca. They should’ve given her more people to have screen time with. She and Jason barely spoke-it was all about Nikolas, Nikolas, Nikolas. Didn’t she move in with the Quartermaine’s? Maybe next time (if there’s one) she’ll have more storylines and brighten up the screen!