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Is GH's Maura West and Nick Stabile's On-Screen Chemistry Off The Charts?

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“Look what I pulled out of your pants, I do believe these are the family jewels.”   That was the best line from Monday’s episode of General Hospital said via the character of Ava Jerome (Maura West) to Nikolas Cassadine (Nick Stabile).

It occurs after she pulls out from his pants, in the middle of a liplock, the pouch containing the diamonds he stole out from out from under Hayden (Rebecca Budig).  How did it get to that point?  Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) locked Ava and Nikolas in a room on Cassadine Island.  While there, Ava finds an entry in a journal from Helena, which indicates that she knew her staff was slowly poisoning her to death upon orders of her grandson.  A shocked Ava tells Nikolas:  she didn’t know he had it in him to kill.

As the sexual tension heats up in the room between them with some rapid repartee,’  Ava says she understands trying to conceal one’s identity, disappear, hoping to get away with it, and the damage it can do to loved ones left behind.  As viewers know, Ava failed when she tried (remember Denise DeMuccio?), but that part of the conversation brings Nikolas and Ava seemingly even closer.  Next, Ava and Nikolas share a passionate kiss, and as things get hot and heavy that’s when Ava finds the pouch of diamonds on the dark prince, and Nikolas realizes that she may have been playing him all along.

While we all await the return of GH fan favorite and Daytime Emmy winner, Tyler Christopher to return as Nikolas, actor Nick Stabile has been holding down the fort in the middle of a red hot storyline.  In the process, many viewers have commented on the on-screen chemistry between Stabile and West.

So, what do you think?  Are Maura West and Nick Stabile red hot as Ava and Nikolas?  Share your thoughts on the duo in the comment section below!

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Iakovos

Love the actors (Mr Stabile has been underused since SUNSET BEACH), but not the storyline. Can we just be done with all this silliness? I am not asking for sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, but in our world today, I find it difficult to engage with characters who have killed and get away with it (despite the reasons writers create) and plots of preposterous resurrections and couplings. I now. It is escapist. But the genre carries with it a legacy of humanity and reality, too.

Allen saint james

Ive always felt like General Hospital was pretty much built on Perposterous plots. In its heyday…. the most over the top.

Rod

They actually do have chemistry & he’s a great actor, but he’s not believable as Nicholas. They really should have had Stephan Martines come back even though I know he isn’t the studios favorite, it was wayyyy more believable and someone we already had as a replacement Prince

Soaphound

I agree, Rod. In another role maybe, but I’m just not catching on to him as Nikolas.

kevin

I also agree.

Elizabeth

I concur completely. The fill-in has nothing in his approach that is remotely Nikolas Cassadine.

The only thing that will save this TempNik thing with Ava is if she gets killed in the thick of things. It makes no sense for her character to be in this story and it is obviously the writers have NO idea how to use her. That is the one and only thing about this entire plot aspect that is good – that it isn’t TC in the role at this point.

Elizabeth

Actually, now that I think about it, I would have loved to have seen Stephen Martines (the first replacement for TC about 2000 – 2003) in the role again. But I would guess he wouldn’t have accepted the part. He was rather put out when they didn’t renew his contract and went back to TC at that point.

But, he was a great Nikolas then, and would have been now.

Mrs. Brown

You can see the writers love Maura but do something that makes sense with her.

Jackie Meixner

Whenever they are on I fast forwarc,sorry

Lois

Nick Stabile has been intriguing since he first aired! He has been filling in admirably! If for some reason Tyler doesn’t come back, Nick would be a fine permanent Nikolas! Yes, he and Maura do have incredible chemistry! I have loved their vibe and scenes together!

Mafia Wife

I’m rather comfortable with our new (temp ??) Prince Nik… He seems to play the stoic demeanor well, in my own humble opinion. Nick gives me the vibes that he has studied TC’s character & actually rehearses his lines !!
Rather opposite I find Maxie’s temp uncomfortable to watch. She is an ADORABLE young actress, yet just watching her attempt to perform what is obviously “Maxie’s” script looks painful. Maybe if she her hair was at least dirty blonde I could accept her more.
One thing is for sure, I do LOVE GH !!

fginaspy

I agree about characters getting away with murder. The only reason MW is still on the show is because she is good at what she does and TPTB do not want to lose her. Frankly, her character Ava should be in prison not out in the real world. To that end the writers should be mindful how they write for their favorite actors.

NS is doing a fine job filling in for TC. The storyline is not the best. It is actually a big yawn for me. The storm doesn’t move story along…snooze.

Melissa

This same argument could be used for Sonny. He’s been getting away with murder for 20 years and is now held up as the town hero and saint. Why should Ava have to pay when no one else does?

randy

i so agree,,,cant stand the character of sonny only because of the way they make him so rightous ,,cant stand him,,love to have ava bring him down

Ginger

Thank you – I’m so sick of this bottom feeder being held up as the good murderer. Notice the level they have to bring Julian (better actor by far) down to elevate Sonny? Notice how every other character has to pay lip service (I weep for FH and her inane dialog with him) to him? Even Michael whose bio-dad was murdered by him has to kiss his dimples. I’ve had 20+ years of watching this character abuse women and I’m fed up. Putting Sonny front and center almost brought this show down in 2011 and it’s right back there now. I bet ABC wants them to run it into the ground – we need more cooking infomercials. Filming in the parking lot is expensive.

jaybird369

Melissa…you have a very, very valid point. Also, over the years, Sonny has committed (and has also gotten away with) crime after crime. To me, that is N-O-T the definition (or whatever) of a hero and/or saint. No. As far as I’m concerned, Sonny is nothing but a LOWLIFE THUG!!!!! BEYOND DISGUSTING!!!!!

Have a good one, Melissa.

robbie

Tyler who? Keep Nick!

jaybird369

Yeah, Robbie…MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!!

Mafia Wife

I really enjoy watching Nick as Prince Nik !! I’m kinda disappointed that Tyler appears to have took his Emmy and split….

Rose

I broke into laughter with Ava’s line, “Look what I pulled out of your pants, etc.” I do like the chemistry between Nik and Ava. And am liking Nick Stabile, but will be okay with either him or Tyler even though I think Nick has added to the character. Tyler just seemed a little “tired” lately and the energy wasn’t showing anymore.

Celia

Yes!!!!! Off the charts, baby!!!!!
Give us what we want. Ava has been dormant long enough. This blossoming love affair “ain’t gonna” work with Tyler on stage.
Even if a pairing between Maura and Tyler were to happen, the chemistry would not be there….at least, not the goose-bumpy kind of Ggrrrrrr we are seeing between Maura and Nick.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wish they would do a storyline that Ava was kidnapped and brainwashed into killing Connie and that AJ wasnt killed by Sonny at all but a sinister plot concocted by Valentin Cassidine who is plotting against Sonny and the Jeromes to take over their domain…AJ is alive and returns played by Nick Stable…Ava is no longer a killer and becomes involved with AJ…

Celia

I knew that was you in my inbox without even checking first, Jimmy.
I love those scenarios. Voila’ Ava redeemed.
Sonny? Hmmmm. Lol…I need to mull over that.
AJ alive would be the topping/cinnamon on my cappuccino (with Baileys)
And, yes…let’s blame it all on Valentin.

su0000

Ava has chem with every man. the two are good together.
As for Sam and Jason YUCK!
What in hell is there thing- they are acting like Gestapo, frisking and detaining, grilling, coming off like two goose steppers. ( I find it quite sicking and hope Valintin puts one in Sam’s noggin.)
Sam & Jason are ridiculously lame ahaaaa!

Waiting for Valentin (the grandson who was poisoning Helena ) to get into action as the devil incarnate, as he has been billed to be.. (wonder if J&S can bring it)

Ava and Nikolas will eventually be the heros that rescue Sam and Jason, most likely.
000oh the ”family jewels” sheesh that on is older than Moses ahaaa! cute.

Carol Bryan

I would love to see Ava and Nicholas become a ruthless couple.

su0000

hi Carol Bryan,
I would be happy if anyone would become ruthless.
(and that includes Valentin)

Celia

You are getting your wish, my friend.
Theo is Valentin. I bet my Granny’s Harley-Davidson on it. If not, I’ll eat my Grandfather’s fedora.

su0000

hey CC, yah I know..
I just believe J&S can not write Valentine as the devil incarnate .
I see them writing him weak, like a hippie with love beads ahaaa!

Time will tell, hopefully they are up to the job ..

Celia

You said it, Suzie Q. “Time will tell”.
I can tell you, though, that James is not ‘soft’. While I was around two or three when he joined the cast of AMC, I have watched many of his episodes, since then. He played Dixie Cooney’s brother, I believe. He can be a baddie, and then some.
I have no doubt that James, as Theo or Valentin, will send chills down my spine.

Harry

Yes, to a Boy Named Sue and to Celia.
This actor is totally chills-down-the-spine worthy.

Melissa

Still not entirely sold on this pairing but willing to give it a chance. It’s intereseting to watch at least!

Sissy

Nick Stabile is doing a good job and is very handsome.

That being said, I can’t help but feel cheated that it isn’t Tyler in these scenes. He oozes sex appeal, as does Maura. Together, their chemistry would be explosive!

Celia

Hi, Sissy,
How different we women may feel about a man and his sex appeal or lack thereof.
You are among the many who find Tyler sexually heart-stopping….Alack, I am not one of them.
Nick Stabile does it so much more for me….love that lean, masculine face.

Sissy

Celia, I do have to admit Nick is growing on me 😉

Celia

LOL, Sissy. It’s so easy to fall for Nick S. Then again, I am partial to Italian men.

Margaret

Love them,even if I don’t like either one of them….
they have amazing chemistry…. another match made in hell, Liz and Freako being the other one….

Donna Dykema

You betcha! Keep him!

Angela

I think that academic and Nick should not be a couple. I also think in some way bring back emily from the dead and can blame it on Nickolas grandmother.

James R. Poissant

This actor playing Nicholas is doing just fine but I do miss Tyler in the part. Maybe they can create a character for the actor when Tyler comes back. That was done when they guy who played Kevin O’Connor played Frisco for a short bit when Jack Wagner had to take a leave of absence so no reason why they couldn’t do it again.

Celia

Yeah, ‘they’ also did the same at DOOL. Josh Taylor used to play Chris K? ( I think that was his name), but then he assumed the role of Roman Brady, according to my Gran.
I suppose, Stabile could be another character; as long as he is paired with Maura.

Maria

I think Maura would have chemistry with a stump. She’s just that talented. I also think Nick is doing a great
Job. He has hard shoes to fill and at times he seems more prince-like than Tyler. But, I’m a creature of habit and really miss Tyler.

Timmm

Stable Stabile, he is a keeper!

toscanti

I’m loving this pairing, the actor NS can stay. Was never a huge TC fan. MW is Amazing as always.

Tae

I love Maura West she’s the best in daytime! Right now her and Heather Tom are the 2 best just wish Maura would get Emmy material as Heather does… As she done before in crypt sex or her dying of cancer.. She can do anything she’s funny in the material right now but is killing it!

Ghlover

I miss Tyler. He is Nicholas period. Ava would have hot chemistry with a plant!

Patrick

LOL post… Ava is a hottie

thanks for the directness…. Tyler is needed back on the set

ldeichmill

Maura West has chemistry with just about anyone she works with, and imo, it shows with Nick Stabile.
But once Tyler Christopher is back on screen,,, the chemistry between Nikolas and Ava should be off the charts.

Marie

I think Tyler, Nick and Maura are all great. I like them all. As far as romantic chemistry goes, I don’t see it. But it’s not a shot against them or their talents. I see good actors doing their thing but I am not wowed by any chemistry between them. I would also say the same thing if it was Tyler and Maura playing those scenes. I’m sure I’m old fashioned but I prefer to see the character of Ava with an older man. Maybe it’s because Maura is such a huge talent. She can hold her own against the best of them even if they have 15+ more years experience in the genre than her. Maybe I’m wrong but it seems like Maura had a blast whenever she had scenes with the Paul Hornsby character and Scottie Baldwin.

rebecca1

Hi Marie, I’m not sure if you mean an “older man” as in someone much older than her, or if you just meant someone her age, as opposed to her days with Morgan. I say this because someone else said Stabile is too young for her, but he’s actually two years older than her. I think Maura is 43 and Nick is 45.

Celia

Didn’t Maura West as Diane (Y&R) have her run with an old man already?….Victor Newman. I did not enjoy watching that one bit. LOL.
Ava is too young to be wasted with another “Victor”.
I think Maura and Nick are perfect together. I love Stabile’s soft spoken, quiet self. Yummy!! Adore the brooding type.

Patrick

GH has Maura West… STUCK in ditzville and la la land seriously? w/ Sonny and Carly

NOT a good thing

it’s like everyone outside of the Corinthos clan is muddled and languishing

the talent just takes off… when it has nothing to do with:

Sonny and Carly – Jason and Sam

Alexis and Julian are very much a part of the thressome GH holds over the audience

with the exception… William DeVry is bringing his – A _ game… and giving us riveting stuff…. very much reminding us all why he was chilling driven and going for broke… in Pine Valley

beware Port Charles

Daisy

I liked Maura with Tyler, that was chemistry off the charts. Now, with Nick Stabile it’s just “off”. I like Ava and Nic together, wish I could say the same for MW and NS.

Jane

I like this new guy but he’s jut not Nic. Ava needs not be with him.

Mary SF

What I liked it was one of those really rare slow and sensual kisses that daytime used to be about. Lately most kisses are like two people who are trying to devour one another as if the only way to portray “passion” is have couples act like animals in heat, So for the kiss alone this couple has gotten my thumbs up, but it is a shame it will eventually be ruin because they will go back to old tearing each other clothes because it’s every soap’s default setting for all couples for years.

Celia

Yeah, Mary. I can also do without the smacking kissing noises. A few delicious little nibbles here, and there, would leave so much to the imagination.
There is no slooow ‘hand’ in the lovemaking to create sexual tension. Showing a bare leg and a muscled-he-man chest is not always the thing.
I understand exactly what you mean, Mary.

Dan

Maura West would have chemistry with a broom. All due respect to Nick Stabile, he doesn’t do anything for me. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I don’t care for him. He doesn’t fit as Nikolas and is not believable in the role. He’s trying, and I do give him credit for that. He had big shoes to fill. But Tyler is the best and only Nikolas in my book, and the sooner he comes back, the better. Hope whatever is going on behind the scenes gets resolved ASAP.

Allen saint james

Nick is doing a good job overall and his chemistry with Maura is really working. She plays sex kitten very well and he plays a certain kind of romantic male angst with a slight flair. Wondering what the Tyler effect will have upon his return.

Jason Loves GH

I love these two together. More please!

Jimmy

Ava has chemistry with everyone on the show because Maura West is one of the best actresses in daytime. She and Michelle Stafford are two of GH’s best hires in recent years. It’s just too bad that Ava and Nina are not characters you can easily root for, and were painted into corners during their first year on the show.

Case in point: when Ava mentioned her attempt at starting a new life, I cringed. The thought of Denise DeMuccio is terrifying. Definitely Ron Carlivati’s worst plot on the show during his tenure, even worse than Fluke in my opinion. I agree with a previous post that the writers need to be mindful how they write for their favourite actors, because characters like Ava, Nina, Julian, Franco and even Sonny shouldn’t be walking around free, but all the actors are way too valuable to the show.

As for Nick Stabile, I think he’s a great actor, but not right for the role of Nikolas. I wish they had brought him on in a different role (Tom Hardy, Steve Webber, even another long lost Quartermaine or Cassadine) because I miss Tyler Christopher in the role. I’m sure he and MW would have steaming chemistry as well.

j9

Loving them together, even though the storyline is not stellar. I like this new guy and would love him to stick around somehow. Sam and Jason completely deaden any scene they appear in, especially those with such a great coupling in the making.

Rodd

I like the chemistry between NS and MW, as Nic and Ava. I am a little intrepid about how it will work when TC returns to the role. The whole pairing was a surprise out of the blue to me but I’m willing to go along for the ride.

Patrick

Tyler Christopher… will forever be one of my all time faves… so… yes… I’m wondering just how long TC “time off” is going …. does it have any thing to do with contractual ?

I was instantly smitten with how exciting it was to watch : Maura / Tyler / Trent

if Maura is the barometer… she was lit like a Christmas tree

NO MORE Corinthos !!!!

I think that the comfort level and chemistry was all over the place… on that plane to London….

BAM ! this was NICE stuff… had me going on their flight

I’m readying myself for Mr. Tyler Christopher to return

Nick Stabile is doing a bang up job… a little wordy… as Nickolas is not a man of word… ummmhh he has – so – SO – MAN’y other attributes to dizzying affect

OK

i’m waiting with baited breath… that GH…. – THAT GH – not waste and capitalize on the new pairing of Maura and Tyler in to the Cassadine arena… here comes Valentin Cassadine

YUM….

this is the big time… and GH has got to get her character out of any thing Corinthos

Patrick

which ( GH writing ) truly stinks on so many

Ava and Nicholas have barely made it to “Greece”

expletive expletive … just like Windemear…

no security no staff no cameras… IN WALKS boring all over their faces

Jason and Sam…. oh god… ????

nip it in the bud and ruin another story

the hardy boy and nancy drew … dullard

Patrick

I just had to laugh out loud… when… there they go again… supersluething… in Greece no less

they walk in and “catch” Ava and Nicholas THAT fast

argh! what a wasted moment and “time” to ooh la la for Nicholas w / Ava

the 4 of them had to “spend” the night together…..

what a let down… can you imagine spending time with dullard twins Jason and Sam

Jason gets a let for being so beefy

Suzanne Stephan

NO chemistry for me just good writing Tyler would have rocked those scenes with his acting and just his sexy persona!

Suzanne Stephan

WHEN IS TYLER COMING BACK???????

Soaphound

I have a question for all of you long-time GH watchers: I don’t know why I assumed Tyler Christopher was one of the fans’ most liked actors and characters when I started watching. But the more I read, I see there are a lot of fans who don’t really care for him, and that he may have something of a “hard to get along with” reputation. Other actors, like Steve Burton, Billy Miller, Maurice Benard, are known to be the nicest guys on and off stage, but TC doesn’t seem to share the same rep. Am I off base, or just not looking closely enough?

Patrick

hi soaphound

like you… I am taken aback …. somewhat

case in point… a lot of “posts” do not “like” the darkside of Mr. Sexy

his all that has been bandied about since the start of 2015… WHICH “won” him an Emmy

I do not know… what goes on behind the scenes… I would “assume” because of his 20 year history , with the show… that he’s a relied on lauded vet who is not to be taken for granted

argh! his Mr. Nice guy… “Laura” one child she could depend on… who , tho by birthright… deserves to be at the top… was never featured as more than the upstanding nice guy who had relationship “problems”

I can’t surmise as well as most posts… but I love the guy…. plus his character

double on the YUM

I am thoroughly enjoying Tyler Christopher acting

I don’t know that J & S are doing him justice…. like Ron Carliavati

I loved Britt

I was all hotted out with Hayden…. this relationship has skidded OUT … no more

NOW we are on the verge of HOT again… with Maura West… and the NU much talked about Valentin Cassadine…. with his mother … Laura REELING

I’d say Tyler Christopher is a gem

IF…. and I mean IF

GH continues to feature TC character less than Jason …. ONE more time

oh well….

notice how lame the show gets when Jason and Sam REEL

I’m going to assume … again… that TC is their to do his job… and is not so much in to PRESSING for his employment

the camera loves him
I love him
you love him

Patrick

PS: William DeVry is SHOW’ing AMC Talent

he’s ON

Patrick

it’s Heather Webber to the rescue

she saved Josslyn

lighten her load and back mixing

I have to prop Andrea Evans! I loved her on Y&R… as Patty Wiliams

LOVE LOVE LOVE this STUFF

Dan

Soaphound, I’ve been surprised at some of the negative comments I’ve read about Tyler as well, especially from posters that were singing his praises just a few months ago when he won his well deserved Emmy. I can say that most people I know that watch the show and on other soap forums I frequent seem to like him. The people that don’t seem to be a small, but vocal minority.

I’ve liked him since the first time he showed up on my screen as Nikolas 20 years ago. I’ve also never heard of any behind the scenes issues with him, or him not being well liked among his fellow castmates.

mike

Tyler has been phoning it in for a while, won’t miss him if he does not return.

Skp53

I am loving Nick Stabile as Nikolas!

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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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