General Hospital Spoilers, News & Update: Fans Rally To Reduce This Leading Lady's Airtime

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It goes without saying that Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) is one of the most important characters in General Hospital. Viewers have been watching the vixen turned heroine in various front-burner storylines for over 25 years. While Carly is a major character in the ABC soap series, many fans believe she is given too much screen time.

Carly Corinthos injected into everyone's plot, General Hospital fans complain

In General Hospital, Carly has seen her fair share of turmoil. Most of her problems arise from her on-again, off-again relationship with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).


Carly is in every scene, whether she's interfering in the life of her son Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) or hanging out with Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco). While Carly is a well-known Port Charles resident, fans believe she should not appear in every story.

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On a Reddit thread, viewers expressed their frustration with all Carly-related storylines.

“She’s the new Jason in that regard. Inserted unnecessarily into stories. I guess old habits die hard for the writers,” one fan wrote.

“It’s not normal to have one character involved in every damn storyline even she has no business being in them in the first place,” another user commented.

Four actresses have played Carly Corinthos

Family feuds, violent mobsters, and clandestine affairs were common themes in General Hospital in the mid-1990s. Carly stormed into town like a hurricane, injecting her own brand of drama into the mix.


Carly kept her true identity hidden when she first arrived. But it wasn't long before she discovered her true ancestors. Carly was the long-lost biological daughter of Bobbie Jones, Port Charles' favorite nurse. Carly's ties to General Hospital run deep, with Luke and Laura Spencer serving as her uncle and aunt.

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Carly also made important – both good and bad – connections with the rival Quartermaine and Corinthos clans. Carly's tale has been a major piece of the General Hospital puzzle for 25 years, thanks to juicy stories involving her, her supporters, and her foes.

Wright has been playing Carly Corinthos since she was cast in the role in 2005. Along with her fortune, the soap star's fame has grown throughout the years.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Wright has the highest net worth among the actors who have played Carly on General Hospital, with an estimated $10 million fortune.

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