The next time you see Nurse Elizabeth Webber walking through the halls of the hospital with folders in hand or Dr. Austin Holt examining a file with a patient, you may think performers Rebecca Herbst or Roger Howarth are looking at their lines or reading something pertinent. However, they aren’t reading anything at all. They are just doing a good job acting and staying in character while looking at nothing but paper with scribbles on it, according to Fame 10.
That’s right. The prop department really doesn’t do anything special with those folders that are supposed to contain oodles of health information to help a “General Hospital” doctor out. They just send the actors out with papers inside that the camera will never see. So, while there’s plenty of critical medical scenes on the hospital show, there’s definitely no life-saving hacks in the files our favorite medical heroes carry on set.