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Genie Francis Interview – General Hospital – Paley Center For Media Event

General Hospital’s Genie Francis chatted with Michael Fairman about her return to the series for its 50th anniversary celebration as the iconic Laura! Genie also reveals her surprise at the recent return of Robert Kelker Kelly as Stavros Cassadine, her hopes of staying put at GH, and playing all the twists and turns of one of soaps most beloved characters!

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Lisa J.

Oh my gosh Michael! What a neat fun interview with Genie! Loved it! Thanks for being out there for all of us fans! BTW, big fan of yours too!


Thank you Michael, Genie is the best


Thank you so much Michael!!!

Love the video interviews and Genie is a favorite!!! You are so good at getting good responses and she delivered.

Thank you!!!


This woman is incredible! How many actors do you find that are this open and expressive? I want her to have everything she desires for Laura. She has created the best character ever! Thanks for doing this interview with her.


Michael, do you know if this event’s video will be posted anytime soon for those of us who missed it that night? I went to the Paley Center website but couldn’t find it. I’m so upset I forgot about it!!


I am sure every fan would love to see the Paley center GH. As for genie welcome back. Hope she is not stuck all the on screen time with Tony G. he looks like someone gave him something sour to eat. He doesn’t look happy and he said he wanted to be with Spanky pants. He may but we who watch the show don’t care if he doesn’t want to be there retire and give someone else a chance at a job. Genie we are thrilled to see and I want to see her feisty and strong.


wow it is all perception..i may add YOUR perception..Tony Geary never said anything about being unhappy so YOU DON’T KNOW what he thinks. And if now he wants to play something else aside from Luke and is his right, actors loved to be challenged not playing always the same thing even if they are successful in it like Tony was with this Luke and Laura pairing with Genie Francis. Both actors can play something else, not a big for the new Lulu and Cassadine story Tony showed up even if the material was very campy and quite weak actually (come on all these monologues whereas it was pretty obvious that Lulu was not dead at all..even Marcy Rylan did not play a ‘dead’ Lulu, during all the scenes she did flucker non stop her was quite funny


Also fun interview : i am happily surprised to hear that Genie Francis was ‘thrilled’ to see again RKK (HOT hot devilish Stavros..he aged so well, even more gorgeous than before..) because he doesn’t have a good reputation poor guy..but he is talented and again..gorgeous, would be great to see him again on Soapland..


What a fun interview with Genie ! I hope Genie stays for a long time !!


What a great interview. Love Genie Francis. I too have watched her from the beginning. She is such a great actress! Please keep her on a long long time.


Thanks Michael you give the best interviews ever because you make everyone feel at ease. You go Genie!


Michael you are the best, thanks for this wonderful interview with Genie, I love her work and I’m so happy that she’s staying around.

Amy Goldshine

Thanks for the terrific interview with Genie. I hope she stays around for a long time. She and the new writing team are the only reason I came back to GH. Here’s to 50 more!


Michael… you must do something else with Genie!!! I think she really enjoyed speaking with you! I watched he watch you and some of the others when she walked behind you! Maybe a podcast or a hangout…?


Such a fun awesome interview. Michael. Love Genie Francis. Always have, always will. She is so approachable, which makes it even more enjoyable.

nancy dillingham

I hope it is true that Genie finished contract negotiations and will be back on GH in Oct. Keep Tracy away from Luke! It’s all Luke and Laura now. Laura has suffered enough and deserves to be happy with Luke.
And we fans deserve to be happy with the L and L reunion after all this time of waiting and hoping. Contrary to what people say, the chemistry has not diminished (Genie has worked so hard to keep it there!)–and Luke and Laura together does not in any way mean “dullsville” or any such nonsense. The two actor, Genie and Tony, could just look in each other’s eyes and recite the phone book and the scene would smolder!


so is genie francis still with general hospital or not…ill be so pissed if she is not back soon…the new guys over there promisd she would be back to stay …if it wass a ploy to just get some of the audience back,,ill never tune in again…


I say this from the bottom of my heart,I remember genie on GH b4 there was a Luke and Laura,they met on the 3/30/1979 episode,say day 3 mile island was going on in Pennsylvania.
this woman is such a incredible actress,she lights up the screen she is so sincere and is as pretty today as she was in 1978.
soaps were dying in the 70,s were each rating point was only worth 778’000 homes there were no teenagers on soaps that were the forefront of the show.her story pre Luke brought the show from a 7.2 to a 9.3 when she married Luke and all the ABC soaps went up as well even the edge of night which was only available in 80 percent of the country in 1979.she is a great actress cannot believe what Jill did to her at the y and r ‘she is brought on the show by request ‘is nominated by her piers after only 1 year at the show 4 a academy award and she is the first person Jill lets go from the show miss her on the show think the industry has treated her horrible and the recent spike in ratings could be from lots of snow storms on the east coast,tv viewing always go up when people are stuck in there homes because of bad weather.I miss her on tv’but daytime tv does not deserve her,and I would like to thank Michael fairman of the kind words u said about her when interviewed on TVGN,I have so much more to say,but I cant time 2 long 🙂 I think I AM going to buy 1 of those voice activated typing things.thank u so much for taking the time 2 read this…..

p.s. the read lines are from my spell check,i cannot seem 2 get read of them,sorry,thank you 4 your time…..


I should of proof read my type I meant 2 say she married Scotty in 1979,Thank U…..


just like I have always said “CLASS ACT” I wish Y AND R would bring her back…..


what a class act !!!!! what a class act to a industry that I feel really did not treat her good. I feel she really liked Y/R but genie will never show the hurt inside of her and she has aged so gracefully.she adds class and viewers were ever she goes after she left days they went down in the ratings (could be just a “i don’t know how 2 spell it it begins with a c) I cannot get over this interview , I never saw it until today , I am speechlass all that is going through my mind is CLASS ACT CLASS ACT CLASS ACT,i think her parents raised her well and kept her grounded. in a lifetime interview she said when she was just on gh a few months.she went home and told her parents she was getting a new boss “Gloria monty” her dad told her she better be on her toes and have her i’s dotted and t’s crossed.he had worked for Gloria and she’s tough…..


I did not see my previous comments , I guess I did see the interview and don’t remember 🙂

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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.


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.


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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GH Preview – Week of May 21, 2018

The conclusion of the Nurses’ Ball brings with it suspense, game-changing moments, and impacts many couples.

Peter (Wes Ramsey) is one step ahead of Anna (Finola Hughes), who is hoping her plans to meet him on the pier work out.   However, it seems like Peter AKA Henrick Faison is not going to so easily walk into a trap, except, little does he know that Anna is his biological mother. How will this turn out?

What will happen to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and her baby? And now that Robert (Tristan Rogers) is freed from being held hostage, will he blow the whistle on Valentin (James Patrick Stuart)?

Check out some teasers for next week’s General Hospital. Then let us know what you are hoping goes down in Port Charles when the smoke clears after the ball?

Monday, May 21

Valentin walks a fine line

Tuesday, May 22

Peter feels deceived

Wednesday, May 23

Dante has had enough

Thursday, May 24

Alexis quickly regrets her actions

Friday, May 25

Sonny is tormented

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The GH Nurses Ball 2018 concludes this week. After all the performances, and all the drama, what will be the repercussions felt long after the last performance? Watch the latest promo and then let us know, how you think it will end! Leave A Comment

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