Go ahead. Admit it. When a buzzer summoned GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Maxie into Connie’s Crimson office and the chair behind her desk swung around to reveal a smiling Georgie, you reacted the same way Maxie did. You gasped and then went, “Awwww.”
December is the six-year mark of when Georgie was killed off by the Text Message Killer, a plot device that had many a GH fan crying foul. She was always a beloved character and her untimely (and unnecessary) death only firmed up that consensus. As it turned out, the relationship between sisters Maxie and Georgie didn’t die when Georgie did. Instead, it continued and strengthened on a whole other level.
“Georgie and Maxie have always had such a strong bond and Georgie was always a conscience for Maxie when she wasn’t one for herself,” says her portrayer, Lindze Letherman. “She was always the person who could get through to Maxie and be that voice of reason and that kind of compass. Nobody else could do that for her. But Maxie put the strength in Georgie, too, to take the risks that she would never take. So they really were counterbalances for each other. That’s why their relationship was so wonderful.”
The acting bug has stopped biting Letherman, who is on a completely different career path now. She runs TOP CHEF alumni Fabio Viviani’s restaurant Café Firenze in Moorpark, CA. On the other hand, you’ll be happy to know that if GH came calling, she wouldn’t mind making an occasional appearance.
“Oh, I would ALWAYS be down for that,” she cheers. “I’ve always loved GH and it has always been a large part of my life. For me, going back there and seeing all the people that I loved so dearly and seeing the changes in their lives, it was such a treat. To catch up with people was amazingly wonderful. I’d always go back.”
In an upcoming issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, read about the moment Letherman and her TV sis, Kirsten Storms (Maxie), came face-to-face on the set of GH for the first time in almost six years. It’ll make you go “awww” all over again!