Fresh off of winning his eight daytime Emmy award, Anthony Geary (Luke) tells TV Insider he is leaving when his current contract is up.
But I’m just weary of the grind and have been for 20 years. There was a point after my back surgery last year where it became clear to me that my time is not infinite. And I really don’t want to die, collapsing in a heap, on that GH set one day. That wouldn’t be too poetic.
When did you make this decision?
This past January. [GH executive producer] Frank Valentini knew it was coming. They have done a magnificent job writing Luke’s story, especially with what culminated in the 52nd anniversary show, but where do we go after this? There are still some surprises, the usual twists and turns and interesting guest stars coming up before Luke leaves town, but where we’ve gone in these last couple of months would be pretty hard to top.
Click on the TV Insider link above to see what he has to say about co-stars Jane Elliot and Genie Francis and his future plans.