We know, dear Soap Cities readers, you’re going to miss both the incomparable Jane Elliot and her equally fabulous onscreen alter ego, Tracy Quartermaine on General Hosptial. Read about why she’s leaving the biz and what her next chapter holds.
A Golden Career
Elliot has been wowing audiences for 53 years, she pointed out to Michael Logan in this week’s print edition of TV Guide.
“I’ve gone from job to job, coast to coast, movies to theater to TV, and it’s all been delicious,” Elliot said. “I’m really glad I got to do it, but now I want to use a different part of my brain–the part where I don’t have to learn lines, put on makeup, wonder if my roots are showing, or think about my weight.”
Logan asked Elliot how her costars at GH took the news of her retirement. Some understood. Others wondered why, at this point in her career, when she’s so revered by fans and is “the big chicken” on the GH set, would Elliot consider leaving the biz.
“A lot of actors can’t comprehend giving up acting, but I’m a different kind of animal. Pretending no longer appeals to me,” Elliot said.
The Road Ahead
And what’s next for Elliot?
“I want the freedom to expand in some new way,” the actress noted. “Now I want to see where my imagination takes me.”
She won’t, however, know what her new path is until she gets away from Los Angeles and its “confines and restrictions.”
Well, we’ll be watching and supporting her, as we know you will, Soap Cities readers and GH fans!
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