Jonathan Jackson, the original Lucky Spencer, has returned General Hospital. He officially began airing last week.
Jonathan Jackson is known to many General Hospital fans as the original Lucky, since he began in the role at the young age of 11 years old. It was a tough job given that Lucky is the only son of the Luke and Laura Spencer, who everyone knows is soap royalty. Jackson however won the hearts of GH fans in no time. He even won three daytime Emmy awards during his first run on the show. In 1999, Jonathan left the show to pursue other acting and music opportunities. Jacob Young and Greg Vaughan both took on the role. Although both actors did a tremendous job, fans never forgot their Lucky. With the future of Soaps in question, Jackson’s return is a huge success for General Hospital.
It was a shocking turn of events, to say the least, when the announcement of Jonathan Jackson’s return was made. It has not all been joy and excitement. There is some controversy surrounding his return. Greg Vaughan, who has played Lucky for the past seven years, says he was let go to make room for Jackson. He went on to say that when called into the offices of the GH powers that be, he was informed he was being let go and had filmed his last scenes. ABC however is sticking by their original statement that Vaughan chose to vacate the role. Jackson reported in an interview with Soap Opera Digest that ABC contacted him to return after Vaughan decided to leave the show. Whatever the truth, and only those directly involved know what that this, I am excited for Jonathan’s return.
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