In the 1980s, Genie Francis was one half of daytime soap General Hospital’s biggest super couple, Luke and Laura. Thirty million viewers tuned in to their wedding, making it the most watched episode in daytime drama history.
Despite the success, there were times when Genie just wanted it to end. “There was a time when I thought, ‘Oh no, please let that go so I can continue on, so I can be something new,’” Genie says. “I was only 19. I wanted to keep growing and developing as an actress.”
Here, Genie explains why she was initially frustrated and how she’s since come to appreciate her record-setting relationship.
Tune in to Oprah: Where Are They Now? on Saturday, April 16.