What’s going on in the soap opera world? Why do people keep leaving the show. First it was Chandler Massey, followed by Guy Wilson and Kate Mansi and now fan favorite Jen Lilley has quit the show as well. The news came after Kirsten Storms decided to leave General Hospital temporary and now this shocking news that Jen Lilley has left the NBC show has got fans wondering who else will be leaving the show sooner or later. Frankly speaking I’m just as upset as the fans are, because Theresa is one of my favorite characters on the show. Her leaving the show means no more Brady Black and Theresa Donovan love story.
Theresa Donovan is an important character who should not be written out at all. They could recast her character or something? I know that there’;s nobody out there who can portray the character the way she did, but it’s better than not having the character on the show at all. It’s unknown how the writers are planning to write her exit. Will she leave town or will her character be killed off, just like Will Horton, Serena Mason and Paige Larson’s was? Or will she and Brady have a fight and she will decide to leave town for a bit to get her head straight.
If the writers decide to recast her character then they will have to be very careful about it. Because when it comes to recasting characters that were played by fan favorite actors, Soap opera casting agents have to be very careful about it. One mistake in casting the wrong character to fill in the shoes of a talented actor then they will find fans complaining.
It’s understandable why Lilley decided to leave the show, she’s busy with her music career as well as her acting career. She has got new projects lined up and recently wrapped up two movies Where Are You, Bobby Browning? and Crossing Streets, where she plays the lead in both. Plus working on Dool was taking most of her time. Hopefully in future, Jen will return to reprise her role of Theresa Donovan.