Soap Opera Digest has reported that actress Elizabeth Hendrickson is joining the cast of “General Hospital” in a new role that starts taping this week. This will be her first time appearing on the ABC soap opera, following nine years (2008-2017) of playing Chloe Mitchell on-and-off on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless.” Last year Chloe skipped town and faked her death to avoid prosecution for murder — they’ll never think to look for her in Port Charles.
Chloe is probably Hendrickson’s best-known role to soap opera fans, and it earned her four Daytime Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018). But she actually got her start on “All My Children,” where she played Frankie Stone in 2001 and then her twin sister Maggie Stone from 2002 to 2005 after Frankie was murdered. Those roles were groundbreaking as both Frankie and Maggie were love interests for Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel), who made history on the show when she came out as a lesbian in 2000.
After “AMC” Hendrickson appeared with Riegel in the web series “Imaginary Bitches,” for which she earned another Daytime Emmy nomination, for Best New Approaches Daytime Entertainment in 2009. But she didn’t win any of her five total noms. Perhaps the change of scenery will do the trick for her. No show has won Best Supporting Actress at the Daytime Emmys more than “GH,” which has claimed the award eight times.
The move to “GH” will also reunite Hendrickson with her former “Y&R” co-star Billy Miller, who just earned a Best Actor Emmy nomination for playing Drew Cain. On “Y&R” he starred Billy Abbott, who had a daughter with Chloe, but that daughter was killed in a hit-and-run accident that drove storylines for years. Those tragic scenes won “Y&R” the Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2014 and also earned Miller the Best Actor prize, but poor Chloe came away Emmy-less.
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