Apparently I was completely wrong, and that was an actress doing one of the nastiest parodies ever of a tight-ass woman. I had no idea. No shade. I'm perfectly willing to come right out and say it when I think a performance stinks.
I'm disappointed because I respected GH for hiring a transgendered person.
That was the response he gave at a PA when fans were pushing him about what his wife thinks about his love scenes. At the time they had two children and she was in college, so she probably did have better things to do.
I've never heard anything about Mrs. SBu being disdainful of soaps. There's a lot of territory between not wanting to watch your husband swapping spit with scene partners and being disdainful of his job.
GH had a transgender actor back in the 90s who played a character named Miss Smead. She was the heartless person from Accounting who got patients kicked out when they didn't have the financial means to pay their bills. Cue the music for Super Jason to rush to the rescue. She harassed Elizabeth to pay Lucky's hospital bills, even though they weren't married and she wasn't responsible for his debts. She worked for Dr. Ford when he was chief of staff.
Major non-SB fan here, but I've seen that rumor before and I don't believe it. He has always said his wife has better things to do than watch soaps or pay any attention to what his character is doing. Although he said that when he was on GH, I doubt she has suddenly converted and become a Y&R viewer.
His friend Scott Reeves has been their pastor/religious counselor for a long time, and Reeves did some rather graphic love scenes when he was on GH. Given that, I doubt it's based on religious qualms.
It's more likely the result of ongoing body dysphoria on SB's part, and that's also part of the reason he has never been able to do physical scenes well. He really hates taking off his shirt and only does it when he can't get out of it because he has never been satisfied with how he looks.
Yes, the notorious favoritism and block voting issues.
What may be most important is that she's known to have an uncanny knack for choosing the best reels to submit. With the exception of Erika Slezak (who was the ultimate pro at this), most actors are terrible at choosing reels because they let their own subjective criteria override what voters will appreciate.