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General Hospital News: Genie Francis Admits That She’s Sick Of Hearing About Luke and Laura’s Wedding

It might have been one of the most iconic moments of daytime television history, but it’s one that Genie Francis doesn’t want to hear about anymore. The General Hospital actress recently admitted that she’s sick of hearing and talking about Luke and Laura’s wedding. Here’s what she has to say.

General Hospital News: Genie Francis Admits That She’s Sick Of Hearing About Luke and Laura’s Wedding

Speaking to TV Insider in a new interview, the legendary actress said that while she doesn’t mind sometimes watching old episodes of General Hospital, if there is one that she is sick of hearing about all of the time, it’s most definitely Luke and Laura’s wedding. She said, “The [Luke and Laura] wedding — I’m sick to death of it because it follows me. Well, for many years, I couldn’t go on to talk about it without that preceding my entrance. So it doesn’t anymore, but for at least 20 years, that’s how it was. So not that one. But I do like the ones that I can’t remember. That’s fun to see. I don’t even remember I did.”

Back in January, Genie also opened up about Luke and Laura’s “rapemance.” While speaking to Decider, Genie stated that it was an inappropriate storyline from the beginning and that she’s not inclined to defend it anymore. She said, “As a young kid at 17, I was told to play rape and I played it and I didn’t know what it was. At 60, I don’t feel the need to defend that anymore. The story was inappropriate, and I don’t condone it.”

General Hospital News: Genie Now Believes The Relationship Was Inappropriate

What’s more, Genie also admitted that the stigma of her character’s rape does still linger on for her, both personally and professionally. She said, “It’s been a burden I’ve had to carry to try to justify that story, and so I’m not doing that anymore. When a woman says no, she should be listened to. If you play that scene, you don’t just have her saying no; you have her screaming no.” 

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