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General Hospital's Amanda Setton Is Also Taking a Temporary Leave of Absence

Another star on General Hospital has taken a temporary leave of absence.

According to Daytime Confidential, Amanda Setton, who plays Brook Lynn Quartermaine on the long running daytime drama, will actually be recast for a temporary time, because she’s off on maternity leave.

Amanda, who was also on Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and The Mindy Project, will be back after her leave of absence.

The site also says that the actress to take over the role of Brook Lynn hasn’t been cast just yet.

This follows the news that Kelly Monaco was replaced by Lindsay Hartley on the series earlier this week. Here’s the reason why…

If you missed it, another long running soap star is leaving her show.

General Hospital's Kelly Monaco Temporarily Replaced on the Soap Opera - Find Out Why

You may not see Kelly Monaco on her hit show General Hospital immediately upon the show’s return to television after a hiatus.

Kelly has played the role of Sam McCall Morgan for over a decade and when episodes return, the role will be briefly played by actress Lindsay Hartley. Lindsay was once married to This Is Us actor Justin Hartley.

Lindsay‘s mom confirmed the news on Twitter, explaining what happened: “Kelly is great and should be back on set Monday. 14 day quarantine after a breathing problem with mask 1st day back. 3 negative Covid test, I’d say she is better than great. Thank you for all of the love 💕.”

You can see a side-by-side of Kelly (on the left) and Lindsay (on the right) below.

'General Hospital' Sets a Tentative Date for Production to Begin Again Amid Pandemic

General Hospital is planning its return.

The ABC soap opera is setting a tentative date for return to production in mid-July, Deadline reported Friday (June 26).

Like almost all other TV and movie productions, General Hospital came to a halt in production amid the ongoing global health crisis.

The show is joining some other soap operas in their first steps at getting back to a normal schedule.

“CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful restarted production last week. It was paused after the first day over what the production company revealed as multiple false positive tests results. Its testing protocols were adjusted, the lab used to process tests was changed, and the series has been taping again since this Wednesday. The Young and the Restless is targeting a July 6 return to production. All shows follow strict COVID-19 safety guidelines,” Deadline reported.

General Hospital is the longest-running American soap opera in production, as well as longest-running scripted television drama currently in production.

Here’s what happened to Bold & The Beautiful when they restarted…

James Franco Reprising 'General Hospital' Role

James Franco is reprising his role as performance artist/serial killer Franco on the ABC soap General Hospital in September!

The 33-year-old actor will return to the show for the fourth time on September 20, a rep for the soap told TV Guide Magazine, adding that will be a “longterm” story arc.

James first guest starred on the show in late 2009, but a rep told TV Guide that this storyline will involve Franco’s “most twisted plan yet”.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see James Franco return to General Hospital?

James Franco Gets Artsy for 'General Hospital'

James Franco is taking his General Hospital character, Franco, to a whole new level by bringing him into the NYC art world!

NYMag reports that the 31-year-old actor will participate in a gallery show at NYC’s Deitch Projects for an upcoming “special episode” of the soap he’ll be co-directing.

James wrote an editorial for the Wall Street Journal last month explaining why he wanted to guest star on GH, explaining that he considers it experimental performance art.

“No matter how far I got into the character, I was going to be perceived as something that doesn’t belong to the incredibly stylized world of soap operas,” he wrote.