Rebecca Herbst who was rumored to be leaving the show after 19 years of playing the role of Elizabeth Webber has been confirmed to be staying. On Friday, the 11th of March, it was declared by TV Insider, that Rebecca will be staying on GH after ABC have come into an agreement with her and that she won’t be leaving the show and breaking her fans hearts anytime soon. She has decided to continue working on the ABC show for a few more years. Ever since the news about Herbst leaving the show emerged, her fans have reacted in a bad way, not being happy about it at all. But now that the news has been confirmed about her staying, they can let go of their anger now.
When interviewed by TV Insider: She admitted that she felt really bad about the whole contract negotiation issue, because she could not interact with her fans on the social networking sites and could not answer all their questions regarding her character Elizabeth Webber. She was helpless as she was not allowed to talk about it. She also confessed, that she was never sad about being on GH, in fact that was never the case really, because she loves her job and the character she has been hired to play. She never had a problem with the way her character was written, she cleared the misunderstanding. She let out a hint that many soap shows have shown interest in her, because they thought she was unhappy, but she made it clear that wasn’t the reason. She’s staying and that’s all that matters. With Herbst staying I think it’s really about time, they write a new love interest for her, maybe the new doctor in town? Dr Griffin Munro could hook up with Liz?