Kimberly McCullough will exit her Emmy-winning role of Robin Scorpio to pursue her passion of directing. McCullough's exit had been rumored for several weeks, but a General Hospital rep has now confirmed the news. McCullough began on GH when she was just seven.
Though a show spokesperson would not comment, soap
has learned that Kimberly McCullough
) will reprise her Emmy-winning role this week.
"It was great to work with Kimberly again," Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) told Soap Opera Digest
Late last year, a General Hospital spokesperson confirmed that McCullough would be exiting the show to "pursue her dream of directing full-time." As part of the actress' farewell, McCullough documented her farewell in taped interviews with her co-stars that were later posted on the Internet.
At the time of McCullough's decision to leave the show, General Hospital's fate was uncertain. In January 2012, the show hired a new executive producer and head writer and Robin's exit was altered to allow McCullough a chance to return to GH should the series be canceled by ABC. The result was a well-kept secert that shocked fans: Robin wasn't really dead, but actually alive in an unknown location.
McCullough originated the role of Robin Scorpio in 1985 when she was just seven years of age. McCullough has earned two Daytime Emmy wins during her time with General Hospital. The actress was named Outstanding Younger Actress in 1989 and 1996.