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Clink Boom! The Lilly Melgar Interview: Could Lily Rivera Be Alive On GH? And The Bay's Janice Hops In Bed With Young Peter!

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Our headline says it all, “Clink Boom!”  This past week on General Hospital, the series brought up Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) connection to the Rivera family, after it was revealed that Julian Jerome’s (William deVry) henchmen, Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) is from Puerto Rico.  That left Sonny questioning that he could indeed be related to his late wife Lily Rivera (Lilly Melgar), who blew up into smithereens years ago.  That event set the course for all the next wives and women in Sonny’s life.  Something cataclysmic always seemed to happen, or was about to happen, when Sonny was set to marry the woman he loves!

On-Air On-Soaps attended the screening of the new season of The Bay this past week and got a first glimpse of the four installments!  So far, fans this past week were able to see the first two episodes released online.  Lilly Melgar is back on The Bay as troubled Janice Ramos, the bitter enemy of Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans)!  And in the first few installments, Janice has slept with the much younger Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews), which left many in the attendance at the screening with their jaws dropped!

We caught up with Lilly Melgar afterwards at the viewing party to discuss all the “hot bed” issues surrounding her in the soap world right now!  Chief among them, is she coming back to General Hospital as Lily Rivera?  Has she seen what has gone down recently on the ABC soap opera?  And, how did she feel about her character on The Bay sleeping with a young hottie?  Lilly reveals her thoughts in this candid interview below!

General Hospital has been on fire lately, and they brought in the character of Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) who, as has been discussed, obviously could be related to Sonny’s deceased ex-wife Lily!

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LILLY:  So I hear!  For the past four months there is a huge rumor all over Twitter that I am coming back!  I mean, it just goes, and goes, and goes, and God love the fans.  They are writing the storyline!  I mean to the point where I am asking myself, “Am I coming back?” (Laughs)  I have not received a phone call from GH, but man, are these fans convinced that I am coming back.  Now, with this new character of Carlos Rivera, it just took it to the next level.

So last week on GH, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds out the last name of the henchmen of Julian Jerome’s is “Carlos Rivera”. Sonny says, “Carlos Rivera from Puerto Rico.  I knew a Rivera family…”  However, Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) checks out if Carlos is from the same Rivera clan for Sonny!  And on Friday’s episode, Shawn tells Sonny, Carlos is not related to his ex-wife’s Rivera family.  Hmmm.

LILLY:  Yes, I know.  I had one of the GH actors who I worked with back then, who I won’t say who, because I don’t want to get them in any trouble, say to me, “Lilly, get ready!  I am thinking maybe it might happen.  They brought this up on today’s show!”

They are so good at GH under executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, of bringing back characters from the past, or who previously were believed to be dead! (Laughs)  Now it could be that Carlos will still turn out to be related to Lily, and maybe she is alive!  Can you imagine?

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LILLY:  Oh, my God!   Would that not be the biggest shocker?  You know they brought me back once before, and she was a prostitute who got plastic surgery to look like Lily.  It could have been an interesting storyline, but unfortunately it didn’t go anywhere!  To really bring back Lily, whoa!  What would that mean for the character of Sonny?  Her death has molded the character of Sonny Corinthos through what he has experienced to this day!  For that not to be true … the impact of that on the character of Sonny would be tumultuous!

And you could come back and have a relative in Carlos Rivera played by Jeffrey Vincent Parise!  Have you seen him in the role?

LILLY:  I have not seen him on the air shows, but I hear he is a great actor, and I am all about working with great actors!

Lilly, I just watched you as The Bay’s Janice, have sex on-screen with the much younger Peter Garrett played by Kristos Andrews!  What happened when they said to you that Janice is going to hop into bed with this young dude?

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LILLY:  I experienced a lot of resistance, I am not going to lie, and I will tell you why!  Only because we have really established Janice’s love for her daughter Lianna (Jade Harlow), and that has been such an important aspect of Janice’s character, that it was challenging for me being a mom myself in real life!  But you know what, it happens!  It is loosely based on a true story, which at some point Gregori Martin (creator, The Bay) will talk about.  So once we had that conversation, then I was more comfortable with it.  As an actor, we are always seeking challenges to that degree.  It gives me more layers to work through because I have my love for my daughter, my loyalty to my daughter, and now this happens!

When she ends up in bed with Peter, does Janice just think he’s hot, so why not do the deed?  Or, is there something else going on behind it, such as her incredible disdain for Peter’s mother, Sara Garrett played by Mary Beth Evans?

LILLY:  You have to understand, Janice for as long as she can remember has been in love with Lee (Paul Satterfield).  Now Lee is dead.   She is having an identity crisis of: who am I without that?  That is all she has known is that love for this man, who was the father of her daughter, and then her daughter found out the truth that it was in fact her real father. Janice had to deal with so much!  Can you blame her for wanting to escape? She is turning the bottle as we saw last season.  We know she had one drunken night and possibly made the biggest mistake of her life … or … a new door has been opened!

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Or… a new door has been opened and she is going to fall in love with babe in the woods, Peter?  Tell me no! (Laughs)

LILLY:  (Laughs) You don’t know, and this does happen.  Janice is so lost not knowing who she is, what to believe in, and now she is getting all this attention from this young hot guy.  She is insecure, and she is in a very vulnerable and fragile place.  You put alcohol in the mix … and anything can happen.

So, when they said, “OK, now we are going to film the sex scene,” were you able to get out of your head enough to just go for it?

LILLY:  Some things you just don’t ask, Michael! (Laughs)  I am just saying! (Laughs)  It was very challenging.

Your Internet radio series co-hosted with Martha Madison (The Bay, Days of our Lives), Soap Box, has really taken off!  Why has it worked so well with you and Martha as co-hosts?

LILLY:  First of all, we want to have you on the show in January when Martha is back from having her beautiful baby girl and being a new mom!  We are total sisters now.  We met on The Bay, but then Jim Romanovich (Executive, ATI)  hired us to do these hosted segment on Planet 360, and that is where our chemistry really revealed itself in that way.  Then they offered me this show on TRadioV and I didn’t want to do it alone. I thought, who better than another Leo, but who is the exact opposite of me!  However, we are both just as outspoken!  We are both just a feisty, and we have become bff’s ever since!  And Michelle Stafford will hate me for saying we’re bff’s! (Laughs)  She hates that term!

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Speaking of Stafford, what do you think of her web series, The Stafford Project?

LILLY:  I love The Stafford Project!  I promote it all the time.  I loved the last episode because Michelle was the voice of so many women.  That was brilliant.

One of your side projects is that you create and direct video content for some of the biggest music acts in the world for their tours!  How did that come about … and what exactly do you do?

LILLY:  I direct video content for major concert tours … like this year I worked on the Jennifer Lopez and M. J. Cirque shows.  My biggest one was the Britney Spears “Femme Fatale Tour” which was actual mini-short films that were seen throughout the concert that I shot with none other than Rudolph Martin (Ex-Anton) from All My Children!  He was the villain that I cast in these and he was amazing!  So it’s these short films that play throughout the concert.  You follow an actual storyline.  Then, my directorial debut was in the Spice Girls Reunion Tour, but with and around that, I direct video that is shown throughout concerts, not always do I get to shoot and hire my actors.  Those are precious little moments like I had with the Spice Girls and Britney Spears.

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Now the big question! (Laughs)  Have you checked out this past week’s episode of General Hospital where Patrick (Jason Thompson) saw Robin (Kimberly McCullough) for the first time in two years?  Big stuff!

LILLY:  Not yet.  I haven’t had the time, but I will admit I am going to go watch General Hospital online, because I heard that Kimberly McCullough and Jason Thompson were just amazing!   I can’t wait to watch and I’m going to admit this … I am a fan of yours Jason Thompson and Kimberly!  I am a fan!

So GH fans, do you think Lily Rivera could be alive and well and be part of the plot moving forward to bring down Sonny by the Jerome clan?   Would you like to see that story play out?   After all, Robin survived her explosion!  What do you think about Lilly Melgar’s comments on the importance of the day that Lily blew up to the history of the character of Sonny Corinthos?  And if you saw The Bay, were you turned on … or … turned off … by the decision to have Janice jump  into bed with young Peter?  Weigh-in below!

 

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51 Comments on "Clink Boom! The Lilly Melgar Interview: Could Lily Rivera Be Alive On GH? And The Bay's Janice Hops In Bed With Young Peter!"

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Adam

I hope she comes back that would bring in so much drama and quite frankly make Sonny a little more interesting outside of the mob.

John

As much as I am loving GH…they really need to stop with the back from the dead characters. What’s next…a recast of Edward and Lila Quartermaine…they faked their deaths with their son Alan…and Scotty’s wife Dominique never died…she’s been on the run with B.J…who staged the bus accident? Sorry…went on a rant there! It seems that’s GH’s go to with storylines…and it loses it’s appeal quick!

su0000

There were no bodies..
When no bodies the door is open for a return, all soap fans know that!!
Now with Robin, there was a body but not hers lol 🙂 ..

Iakovos

I echo John’s comments. People die in real life. So do characters in our stories. Sadly, that is part of our world. The old plot chestnut of returning from the dead is beginning to lose its impact with me on GH. I hope Cartini have used it to restore GH to a point where the ship can set sail with provocative emotional human stories with those now on board.

Baby switches and surprise parentages, too, could be retired with resurrections. There are more stories to tell.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I did not watch when Lily was on but maybe if Shawn or Sonny try to kill Carlos he could blurt out he knows a secret that Sonny should know: Lily is alive! but Carlos wont say more unless Sonny agrees not to kill him!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…do we really need more coming back from the dead…instead lets have Anna investigate someone who is already dead…the burned body found in the lab that they all thought was Robin!!!

David Evan Smith

I love Lilly Melgar, but I don’t want Lily Rivera to be alive. Some characters need to stay DEAD and yes, her death was a very important, shaping event for Sonny’s life, so I don’t want to see that undone. I wouldn’t mind them resurrecting the Marcella Montoya character, the prostitute who had plastic surgery to look like Lily, as a part of a gaslighting story for Sonny, though. That was her original purpose when Alcazar bankrolled her surgery.

It was odd that they would give Carlos the Rivera name, and then establish in the last episode that he is NOT related to the Rivera family. It seems a perfect opportunity, given his mob ties and connection to Sabrina, who is Juan’s cousin by Juan’s adoption into the Santiago family. Juan being Lily’s son via Miguel Morez. If Carlos was “A” Rivera, it still wouldn’t link him to Sabrina biologically, and would make sense if Juan/Lily was a reason Carlos and Sabrina originally came into each others’ circle in Puerto Rico. Why pass up this opportunity by not linking him to the Rivera family. It would give Carlos a VERY personal stake in the war on Sonny. Sonny inherited the mob family Carlos should be running, and he’s based in Port Charles, which the Jeromes consider to be their territory.

Maybe Carlos will scramble once Sonny targets him and will pretend he really is one of “the” Rivera family to try to get his life spared.

TGee

The Janice / Peter hook-up on The Bay was definitely a jaw dropper. Didn’t see that coming at all. Can’t wait to see where that leads. Lucky Peter!

L

Yes bring her back and have brenda come back on the canvas so she can seethe with jealousy..

Babs

The thought that Cartini is going to reverse CLINK BOOM for the character of Sabrina makes me want to vomit.

MC

Couldn’t agree more. To my mind it would be akin to when AMC un-aborted Erica’s child and gave her a son.

Lin

What do you mean, reverse the CLINK BOOM for the character Sabrina?

Shay

Don’t even get me started….talk about beating a dead horse, er, “Sparkle Pony!” (Kudos to whomever first dubbed her as such….) Just give it up, “Cartini”…..the “Sabrina Experiment” has failed miserably and no amount of reworking past history to accommodate her character will make her more popular or palatable!!!

MBmomof3

I couldn’t agree more. I can’t stand the Sabrina character and she makes me dislike just about any character in her sphere. WAAAAY too much airtime for her and the storyline. The only redeeming thing about it to me was Robin reuniting with her family and all the great acting/characters in that part of the story. I wish Carlos would whisk her away to Puerto Rico and take her BFF Felix with them.

sarah

I agree 100% and take felix with her robin needs to be reunited with Patrick period.

Shawna

All I am gonna say is I don’t want Lily to ever be found alive and it has nothing to do with Lily Melgar and everything to do with the fact that the character’s death is an infamous part of GH history and the character of Sonny. I don’t want to see this all undone now or ever.

su0000

Prove she is dead; no body 🙂

Lin

robin not being dead (though I’m glad) is somewhat ridiculous. To have an identical storyline, with Lily having survived an explosion, or her death being faked, would be too much!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

at first i was ok with the idea but after reading your comments it woke me up and i realize you are right…the story would be too identical and too soon…they should just bring back Brenda instead!

sarah

I agree Brenda needs to come back to be with sonny their love story was one of the best on GH

Gh lover

Lily i believe is Carlo’s mom and yup Sonny’s kid. Its just to perfect…Two sons against him…Lily was preggers with a boy when she “died” and the jeromes might have helped the Riveras..Hense Carlos’s loyauty to them…he may not know about Sonny but its all very possible….

MBmomof3

To me Carlos looks almost as old as Sonny. Then again, he and Patrick appear ancient next to that insipid, childish Sabrina. But I still think Carlos is too old to be Sonny’s child. But I agree that the Rivera name seems somewhat coincidental/convenient not to be somehow related to Lilly.

MBmomof3

Then again FrankenTodd being Scotty and Heather’s son seems a bit odd to me too (age-wise). I watched GH back then and I think FrankenTodd is too old to fit the storyline. Talk about rewriting GH history!

LnB82

If Carlos were Sonny’s son he would have to be younger than Dante. Sonny was with Olivia right out of highschool. Lily was well after that. Couldn’t he just be a lost brother or cousin of Lily’s Instead?

Tammy Kreiss

Yay, Janice Cougar! lol As for GH, I am for anything she is in! She grew on me, then we became friends and I finally got to meet her. Beautiful inside and out! Besides, Olivia can’t compete with the love they had. Lol

ricardo

i predicted this a few weeks ago, i said that lily is indeed alive. sabrina’s father is sonny corinthos, mark my words. i think, i may be right. i hope she comes back at general hospital. lily is alive, sonny will be shocked lol.

boes

She’ll be back. This is a Ron C. staple. And sometimes it works IMO – but it only works well in small doses – and rarely. But as good as Ron C. is in many ways, he also overdoses the audience on his pet projects, pet storylines and pet characters. Current case in point – Sabrina. God help you if you don’t like the character, or thinks she’s on too much cuz Ron C. will force her on viewers one way or another. And it’s not fair, especially to the actors themselves.
Ron C. has said he was a big fan of GH back in the early 80’s and he seems determined to resurrect that period of GH come hell or high water. If that’s the way he’s going, then I wish his favorite period of GH was one that Sonny HADN’T been in, but that’s me.

I wish he would concentrate on the current cast he has – (and he could cut some of those – Lucy Coe, Felix, Brad, Ava, Kiki, etc and I’d be happy) – and not throw in yet one more major storyline with new/returning characters. Right now characters and storylines disappear for weeks on end, and if this resurrection happens then we can expect to lose sight of Patrick/Robin/Anna/Emma for quite some time, the same way AJ has disappeared currently.

And worst of all by far, this will give Sonny another front and center storyline, with Sabrina in it as well. Don’t we deserve better than that??

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

maybe Sabrina and Sonny will have a front and center storyline together…Sonny is Sabrinas Papa like poster Ricardo predicted! I agree that some characters should be dropped…however, i kinda like Ava, her character reminds me of something out of a 1940s film noir movie…im absolutely bored with some of those others you’ve mentioned!!! The show is also better since they havent shown T.J., Rafe, Molly and Taylor…downsizing is needed here!!! other than that the show and Days(the last two weeks was the better soap) are must see tv!!!

su0000

Lilly Melgar/Lily Rivera will be back if FV can get her..
FV is awesome at bringing vets back to create new stories and thrill the fans..

FV and RC connect the dots of GH history and keep the past alive, so I can see Lilly Melgar back on GH..

boes

You are so right!

Ron C. and Frank V. are even better at bringing back vets and then forgetting to use them for weeks on end.
And nobody can even come close to their ability to bring back characters like Lucy Coe who were bad enough the first time around and make them even more annoying.
As for connecting the dots of GH history, nobody can say they don’t make those GH history dots look like a teenager with a terrible attack of the zits.

I do have to say, though, that rather than have Lily back on GH it would be even more astounding if she was discovered UNDER it.

Dan

I hope she doesn’t come back. The “Clink Boom” scene is one of the most classic moments in soap opera history. Leave it alone. Some things are best left as they are. I don’t mind a certain amount of rewriting history, cause that happens on every soap, and you learn to accept it. But to bring Lily back from the dead, that would be a step too far.

Dan

I realize a lot of people have come back from the dead and it’s really pushing my suspension of disbelief to the limits, but someone has to correct the mistakes that Bob Guza and JFP did with this show! I miss the actors so I’m happy to see them.

Andrew

A Lily return is inevitable, but I wish they wouldn’t…. her death feels like one of those you don’t screw around with. I usually don’t mind the ‘back from the dead’ trope – glad to have Duke, Robin, AJ back on the show – and am liking the new Julian – but it kind of feels like it’s gotten to be too much (even for this show). I guess I’d rather have Alan, Emily, Georgie back over Lily but partly because I love the Qs and have never really warmed up to the mob – wish that the show treated Sonny as a villain rather than as a hero.

kaffe

Sonny ex-wife is alive

WTH are they doing to the show???????

babs

CLINK BOOM is one of those moments that should just be left alone. I can’t believe Cartini are contemplating reversing this so Sabrina can be Sonny’s daughter. He has enough children. It is a total slap in the face to the character of Christina who has roots on this show and there is plenty of story to tell….she even has Cassidine roots. It just once again proves that they only care about their creations…Sabrina, not GH history.

sarah

I AGREE WITH YOU TOTALLY

janet

I have nothing against Lily. The actress was fine. But this would mean to much Sonny for me. FF would be my middle name if I even bothered to DVR it. They already had a sonny’s unknown son story, Now the dirty cop who is Sonny’s perjury committing son. I don’t like at all. Unless Carlos kills sonny then finds out he was his sperm donor. ReRon may read this and do it. he is great for wash, rinse and re-peat. I just wouldn’t watch it.

su0000

IF Lily returned the stories that would come from it would be earthshaking..
Years of good exciting stories..
Never a dull moment!! Great entertainment!
I would love to have her back!!

No body reorganized, leaves an open door..

boes

I think it would be awesome if several bodies were reorganized.

Sonny’s body could be reorganized by separating his head from his body.
Olivia’s body could be reorganized by removing her voice box.
Kiki’s body could be reorganized by replacing her completely with a giant potato.
Since Maxie is already a giant potato, it would be earthskaking to replace her with another root vegetable, perhaps a rutabaga?

Then they could use that open door to push Sabrina, Felix and Brad right through it, hopefully right down a 4 story flight of stairs.

And as for earthshaking and years of good exciting stories, perhaps TIIC could actually have story continuity and even MORE earthshaking, do more than try to recreate the 80’s.

I DO like the body reorganizing you suggest, though, a lot.

HahaB

Did anyone else notice that Lily’s wedding dress is just like Sabrina’s?

aria

This would just be overkill like the Anna and Duke mask became overkill. Didn’t ABC tell Ron enough on that.? Plus with the rumor of Stefan coming back from the dead, i would say this show has played out their back from the dead card. I know its a soap blah blah blah blah blah but this gimick would make GH a joke. Its not fair for Ron Carlivati to change or rewrite previous writers work, even Rob Guza’s. It would also alter the history of why sonny is the way he is, and change everything about every story that came after that. It would be like bringing back Stone for Robin, it would change everything about Robin. Plus we all know further down the line that Jason is coming back, once Y&R fires Jill and send steve packing, and then theres Stefan, and ect ect ect.

Tea

Loved Sonny & Lily. But I’m into Sonny & Olivia. I admit I would love more Sonny on the screen. My favorite character of all time.

sarah

I AGREE TEA SONNY IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER AS WELL, LOVE HIM AND THOSE DIMPLES!!

Lisa

my theory. Lily’s father staged the whole thing because he knew he could maybe hurt his daughter and had someone make sure she was not in the car. Then, had one of his goons sacrifice his life in the car. Lily, the baby she was carrying is alive and well! Lily has been kept away from everyone this whole time. Lily and Sonny reunite the way it should be 😀

g

I wonder if Simone, Keisha or Taylor is still alive?

dmr

I read that Lily is now in charge of her father’s empire in Puerto Rico and that Sabrina is Lily and Sonny’s daughter. Interesting twist, considering how loved Lily was by most of Port Charles, not by Brenda, obviously! Oh, how I loved the 90’s and Sonny and Brenda!

sarah

I AGREE WITH YOU THE 90S WERE THE BEST WITH SONNY AND BRENDA!!

Amanda

Lilly has been one of my faves on THE BAY as Janice, And what a way to start the new season, with a steamy love scene with Kristos (peter). Curious
To how that’s gonna continue to play out. I never really watched GH. But to see more of her, I’m
Sure i would love it!!!

Nicole

Please no Lily. I hated that character not the actress.

Kathy

I think to see Lilly come back as Sabrina’s Mom is a great idea! This would be a great scenario! I hoping you bring her back, it would be so amazing!! Please Please Please!

Nycos Stroud

Lily should come back with Sabrina Satiago as her daughter by sonny Corithos .

General Hospital

GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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