Sam is one of the most popular General hospital characters, so there are undoubtedly plenty of fans who can’t wait to see Monaco again when the series returns after months without filming. However, it was revealed that Monaco went into quarantine shortly after returning to work due to a respiratory issue with his mask. She has been temporarily replaced by another soap veteran.
Kelly Monaco had a ‘respiratory problem’ and was quarantined
General hospital interrupted filming in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). On July 22, the cast and crew returned to the set. Unfortunately for Monaco, the first day back came with some unexpected problems.
Monaco’s mother, Carmina Monaco, told fans on Twitter on July 31 that the actress had a problem with her mask and was having trouble breathing, which led to her being quarantined for two weeks.
“On the first day back, she struggled with the Covid mask and was quarantined for 14 days rather unexpectedly, even though she tested negative twice for Covid and a third test negative for Covid antibodies”, Carmina wrote.
In another tweet, Carmina said her daughter had a “breathing problem” because of her mask. However, Carmina also assured fans that Monaco was “safe and sound” and “delighted to be back on set next week”.
Lindsay Korman-Hartley to temporarily replace Monaco as Sam
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As Monaco couldn’t film for a while, another soap veteran – Lindsay Korman-Hartley – was brought in to play the part of Sam.
Korman-Hartley rose to fame in the 2000s with Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald in the series Passions. After Passions completed in 2008, Korman-Hartley has also appeared on other soap operas like Days of our lives and All my children.
Talking about playing Sam on General hospital, Korman-Hartley wrote on Twitter, “Great shoes to fill in… precious too. Hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I enjoyed playing with her, temporarily.
‘General Hospital’ will return to TV with new episodes on August 3
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After General hospital took a hiatus from filming in mid-March, the show continued to air new episodes until the end of May. Then the airtime was just filled with classic episodes. Luckily for fans, the original storylines will resume the week of August 3 when General hospital returns with new episodes.
According to Deadline, ABC had posted descriptions for the first five episodes. It looks like fans will continue to see updates on storylines such as Nelle and Michael’s custody case, Valentin’s plan to get more shares in ELQ, and Sonny’s struggle with the escalation of the situation. his father’s Alzheimer’s disease.
Although Monaco will be away for a while, fans can expect to see a familiar face return General hospital. As reported by Soaps.com, Dominic Zamprogna will be back on set as Dante Falconieri after a one-year hiatus.