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Kirsten Storms Taking Time Off From General Hospital!

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Daytime fan favorite Kirsten Storms (Maxie) is taking another leave of absence from General Hospital.  Storms is reportedly exiting for a bit for personal reasons.

Daytime Confidential first revealed the news, while ABC Soaps In Depth got confirmation from GH that Storms is taking some time off.

This is the fourth time that Kirsten has departed GH for a while.  First in 2011, while she was battling endometriosis, and was replaced by Jen Lilley (Ex-Theresa, DAYS).

Then in 2014 when she took a maternity leave giving birth to her daughter, Harper, and then in May 0f 2016 when she was temporarily replaced by Molly Burnett  for a spell to deal with some skin issues.

So, now that Kirsten is taking some time off, would you like to see Molly Burnett or Jen Lilley temporarily return to keep Maxie’s presence moving along? Comment below.

 

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jenni zemlock

Jen Lilley if needed

Claudio

Jen Lilley, yes yes yes amen to that.

Celia

Yes, agreed, Claudio. I like Molly, but, I really think Jen fits the role like a glove. We shall see. Let’s hope Kirsten won’t be absent long enough to warrant a substitute.

Sam

Kirsten is not doing well, I am praying for her and her family. Please pray for her,. I love Kirsten, she is a terrific lady. She is resting and trying to get better.

Shay

And here’s another vote for Jen!!! She stepped up the last time under difficult circumstances and did a really credible job as Maxie, which is saying so much given that KS truly owns that role.

Kevin

No to Jen Lilley, Molly Burnett is a better choice. Molly was wonderful as Maxie On General Hospital. Bring her back until Kirsten gets better. Jenn Lilley belongs on DOOL, And Jen will be back to DOOL This summer, that’s what I am hearing.

KansasGuest

I liked Molly Burnett, too. The real question is who will take Maxie’s place at Crimson. IMO it should be Nelle. There will be no love lost between Nina & the Falconeris because of the custody dispute. So, bringing someone on board who also has a grudge against the Corinthos clan & extending the feud would make sense. Spencers/Corinthos clan vs. the Cassadines, with slightly unhinged Nina becoming Helena 2.0.

Lourdes

No to Jen as well. Molly did a better job.

cincydewdd

Oh please not Molly Burnett again. Jen Lilley was amazing. While Kirsten embodies Maxie, in my humble opinion, Jen Lilley was an excellent choice.

Phil

Molly Burnett please!

su0000

yes!!
Molly Burnett as Maxie was pleasantly watchable!
I hope she will return as Maxie (permanently hopefully ..

Dinah

I agree with you Phil, I love Molly Burnett she was terrific as Maxie. Bring Molly back to Gh full time. I love Kirsten but the show must go on.

Robynne

If they need to replace her for a bit, either Molly or Jen will do a good job. I liked them both during their stints and on Days. Hope Kirsten is well.

Mary SF

She hasn’t looked well for a while so this doesn’t come as a complete shock. For her daughter’s sake I hope whatever the issue she is dealing with, it will be resolve with a positive outcome. As for GH I guess it depends how long she needs– right now the character isn’t in any major stories, so they could easily just write the character out for a short time– if the character can’t be written out, then I rather see Jen Lilley back in the role over Molly Burnett.

davlestev1

I agree Mary. I hope her daughter is a big reason she’s facing her eating disorder again. I truly hope some cast members are helping her along even if she may say no thanks. Painfully obvious in screen. I felt so bad watching her. I wanted to reach through the screen hug her give her a good shake and tell her pull it together count your blessings.

Jimmy

I agree with everything you said. Lilley suits the role much better. But at least the timing for Kirsten to take a break is better now than it was last year, when Maxie was front and centre in story and the first few weeks of the Claudette story were being played by Molly Burnett. That was all types of wrong in my opinion, and very disappointing.

Boop

The show didn’t have a choice ; Kirsten was ill!

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

I pointed that out some time ago Kristen didnt look well…hope she is ok…and your right-not much going on with her character so she should be written off for a brief time…and i too prefer Jen if available and willing!!!

nancy dillingham

Jen Lilly–so lovely to look at–and warm and viewer-relatable–but I’m wondering also if she is available. Don’t know if she left DAYS willingly or was fired, but I’ve seen that she is in some movies. Does she have ambitions to be in films?

Claudio

Jen Lilley is a wonderful actress, the streets are talking that Jen might come back to Days as Theresa Donovan. I liked Jen on Gh as Maxie Jones. She rocked it as Maxie.

robbie

Ditto, well said. Really thought Jen did a fine job

Sandra.

I agree with all of this ^ . I do feel for Kirsten. Praying whatever is troubling and/or ailing her is resolved <3

Ces

I’m so sorry to hear this, I really hope Kirsten starts to feel better soon! I guess we need a fill in or Ryan will also be off the canvas? Not Molly or Jen though; didn’t care for either one as Maxie.

Claudio

Hire Brittney Underwood ex Langston OLTL, to play Maxie. The lady is a very talented actress, and she can sing too

Carole

I think we can take a break with Kirsten and wait for her return. Not in favor of a recast and the writers were not putting Maxie front and center anyway. Wish Kirsten all the best and hope she can return for a full speed ahead Maxie storyline.

Ces

I can agree with this. Maybe Nathan can spend more time with Nina and Dante so he’s not off the canvas too. That would suck for Ryan Paevey.

Carole

Agree about Ryan, there is a lot of story to get him involved in while we wait.

Tammy

Either as long as it’s temp.

James R. Poissant

I agree with this. I do like the other actresses when they had to fill in but at the same time, I feel only Kirsten can play Maxie.

Carole

If she can’t return, that’s a different story. But yes, she IS Maxie.

Celia

Agreed, James. But, life does happen. It hurts!!
Nonetheless, even as callous as it may sound, we do try to go on.
If Joe is right, and Kirsten will not return, a recast will be necessary, unless the character is completely erased, which I doubt.
I think, what’s important right now, as fellow human beings with a heart, is for Kirsten to be well and healthy, whether she returns to GH, or not. I think of not only her, but her beautiful little daughter, who does need her mommy.

Joe

Rumor is Kirsten will not be back, they need to bring Jenn Lilley back to General Hospital. Kirsten has a lot of health problems right now. I hope she gets well, but sign Jenn Lilley to a contract.

Melissa

I agree that the character should remain off canvas entirely while Kirsten takes the time she needs. She’s been fired from Crimson and is newly married so she can be written as someone who is enjoying married life and looking for her next career opportunity.

Tamara

Hoping not medical problems again

Soaphound

I agree, Carole. I thought both replacement actresses did well, but they’ve kind of backed Maxie into the “boring corner” right now anyway. I say, use this time to craft a fun, smart new venture for Maxie. Like….taking over Crimson. To me, Nina’s recent actions in helping deliberately keeping a child’s natural mother from her are unforgivable. Maxie can handle Crimson, with a new assistant. Kiki, maybe, or someone not being used much.

Carole

She was such a spunky character … until what, the last year? Your scenario, especially involving Crimson, is great.

Boop

Did anyone think about Charlotte and her feelings for her father? Why all of this concern for Lulu?

rebecca1

Boop? Why all this concern for Lulu? Because she is the child’s mother…who has been kept away from her since birth! Can you imagine being a parent and finding out your child is alive, being raised by another woman? Lulu didn’t abandon her daughter; she was always searching/wondering if her egg had been used or destroyed. She deserves her child. Don’t know why you would question that.

As for Charlotte, it’s a dilemma. Her feeling matter very much. Very much. But, she was deprived of her mother and hasn’t had a chance to bond with her. Although she doesn’t understand now, she will when she’s older. I think Lulu and her need time together, although Valentin needs to be a constant in Charlotte’s life, as well. (Until and if the supposed “dangerous” “evil” side erupts which poses a threat.)

Lil' Angel

Since Nina fired her, can’t they just say she’s out of town visiting Georgie?

Tea

Yes keep it simple.

mark

Not Jen what’s her name please

Tea

Lilly. I agree.

Vicki T

I love Molly Burnett. She did a great job as a replacement Maxi. Jen Lilly is my next choice if Molly is not available. I wish Kristen well and hope she can resolve whatever issues she has and come back when she is well. No one does Maxi like Kristen!

Abruzzfan

I agree, Vicki!

soapgal

Absolutely…Molly Burnett

Christine

Jen Lilly!

Tea

I’m with you Chrissy

Christine

Thanks! Jen is bubbily like Kirsten..and cute too haha..
Does anyone know when a new episode will air with Kirsten’s temp replacement?

Connie

Definitely Jen Lilley. She did an amazing job. I will miss Kirsten though, she is my favorite on gh

Tea

She is amazing !

Dave

Either one is fine. Maybe Kristen needs to leave the show until she can come back full time

Linda Z

Isn’t Ryan taking time off, too? Wait until they both return.

nancy dillingham

I’ve heard that he IS.

Scott (ATWT Fan)

Ryan’s time off is nearing its end, hence why Maxie hasn’t been active in the current storylines, and if she appears, it is sans Nathan.

elm1951

ryan is already back taping – he has finished filming his new movie…………..

aria

oh god, neither please. do we know how long she will be out? first and foremost i hope nothing serious is wrong w/ Kirsten, and hope she get well for her sake and her family, as for maxie, have her go away for a little bit,and then if its going to be for a while then maybe get someone to replace her for a little bit.but lets keep nathan on full time please i must have my nathan time ..

Jimmy

I hope this issue is resolved quickly so she can return! But if a permanent recast is needed at one point (considering Kirsten’s frequent departures) I think Jen Lilley would be a great choice. She was phenomenal on DAYS as spitfire Theresa, and her time on GH was impressive as well.

While we’re on the topic of recasts, for the love of God, can GH please decide what’s going to be done about Nikolas? They should do everything they can to get Tyler Christopher back, but if that isn’t possible, rehire Nick Stabile permanently. He was a great temp recast and would shine in the role full-time.

ppage

Jen Lilley please. Although Molly didn’t resemble Kirsten physically, she did have the same Maxis spirit. But I would sill prefer Jen. I have a feeling that Kirsten is going to be gone for several months so I think a replacement is needed……. I hope Kirsten is able to get the help she needs!

Joe

At this rate, who cares? She’s rarely on the show anymore. Maxie can join Georgie for all I care, and Nathan can find someone else! But if a replacement must happen, hands down Jen Lillie!

davlestev1

She has her problems as we all do celebrity or not. .I FOR ONE CARE! ! KNOCK IT OFF! !!

Joe

For someone you don’t know personally, you sure are emotionally involved. Lol. I’m sure she does have her problems, as we all do. Apparently it’s interfering with her job. If we all repeatedly took leaves of absences every time life got rough, none of us would be working. So you knock it off, mommy! It’s a tough business. There are others who can gladly take over that role!

davlestev1

All I can say is wow and God bless you and yours. .peace.

Debbie Tagoe

Jen Lilly is wonderful as Maxie!

Michelle

Either of the stand-ins mentioned above are fine by me; I just hope Kirsten is ok. Best wishes and prayers for Kirsten.

Heidi

I don’t think either Molly or Jen are strong enough actors to Carrie Ryan for any significant amount of time Kirsten herself could barely do it

Celia

Hi, Heidi,
I, actually, do think Jenn Lilley represents a very strong, determined character….look at her role as Theresa! She stood up to Victor Kiriakis. Who can do THAT and come out unscathed?

Kat

The cast is bloated anyway so keeping Maxie off the canvas is fine with me. She could go to Portland to be with Georgie for a while. Nathan can stay though. Give him a good crime to solve with Dante so the PCPD doesn’t always look so lame. Jason and Curtis solve more crimes than the entire police force.

SZima

Jen Lilley did great as Maxie. Molly not so much. If necessary, I’d be happy with Jen.

Buddy

NOPE, Kirsten IS the one and only Maxie!!!
Just let her take her personal break, and come back as great as always!!!
I do not want another temp recast in her absence, both the others were just horrible in comparison to OUR Maxie!!!

Celia

Wish you well, Kristen, with all my heart…love you!! God is on your side…..

davlestev1

EXACTLY!!! LIFE ain’t easy for NOBODY! !

Celia

Yes, dav….I know that personally. Losing my baby son was the worst experience of my life. I will take that pain to the grave.

elm1951

so sorry for your loss celia………………….

Celia

Yhank you, elm. It has been five years, now; but, the loss and pain are constants in my life.

Dan

I was remarking to someone the last time Kirsten was on screen that she didn’t look well, so I hope whatever is going on with her, that she’s able to do what she needs to do to get herself feeling and looking well again. Her health and well being as a person is obviously the most important thing, being a character on a TV show is secondary.

The show will do what it needs to do. With Ryan Paevey away, it’s not like Nathan and Maxie are front burner right now, so they could just have her off screen for a while. If the storyline requires it, I would be fine with either Jen Lilley or Molly Burnett stepping in again.

First and foremost, I send my best wishes to Kirsten in whatever she is dealing with, and I look forward to seeing her back when she’s ready.

Celia

Yes, Dan. Many of us noticed the drastic change in her physical appearance. I had remarked that it started, coincidentally, soon after rumors of her divorce surfaced.

elm1951

yes – she said she had a skin rash that was due to stress & she was out for a while in may 2016 – so now i think it has may have flared up again because the makeup dept was really putting her in very heavy makeup…………………

heidi

Jen LIlley

rebecca1

Sorry she’s not well. She hasn’t looked well since she returned. I know her weight’s fluctuated over the years but this time she’s looked gaunt. I must commend her, though, her acting was spot on as always.

The character of Maxie, though, has changed. She’s no longer bubbly or flighty…no longer fun. Not sure if that’s just a coincidence regarding Kirsten’s personal life or just that the writers matured her. If it’s the latter, I feel even with emotional maturity they’ve cut out a huge part of Maxie’s personality.

As for Kirsten, I hope whatever’s going on with her is treatable and if she intends to return I look forward to it.

My understudy vote goes to Molly.

Abruzzfan

I agree, Rebecca!

Allen Saint James

I pray she gets well soon
as for Maxie
I enjoyed Jen Miley in the part
at the time of recast I enjoyed her
much more than Kristen.
All the best

Joanne Casserly

Jenn

Renee

Kirsten is one of my favorites,I want the best for her so whatever she needs to do, she should do it, hope whatever it is resolves soon we will miss her.

Lisa

Please not Molly Burnett-Jen Lilley only will do.

Kevin C

I don’t like when one is recast, to me Kirsten is excellent as Maxie and like other’s said that she and Nathan/Ryan is not in a major story line…The writers can write Maxie out till Kirsten can come back…Wishing Kirsten the best and I hope all is well..

Mo

I doubt Jen would return. I wish Kirsten well.

Steve

Let’s pray that KS gets the strength and support she needs to get through this at her own pace.

Maxie isn’t driving story this time, so save the money and her live in off-screen Port Charles for a while. I’d rather see Jen Lilly as a permanent Serena Baldwin rather than a temporary Maxie.

Jennifer m

No one for now. If she needs more time then yes to a temporary recast. Keeping Kirsten Storms in my thoughts and prayers. All her fans and GH fans want is for her to be okay again and return to GH when she’s okay.

toscanti

Write her off temporarily.

Wendy

Please have Jen Lilley please. She is much more like the character of Maxie than Molly is.

Celia

Exactly. I love both actresses. But, Jenn is never boring, just as Kirsten never was, in Maxie-mode.
I loved Molly, as Melanie. But, I never saw any energy from her in that role.
Of course, a good actress can take over any role….so, I do not want to underestimate any actor/actress.
Molly did do a fantastic job as Maxie….I just did not feel the vibe with her and Ryan….the passion, but simultaneously, the playfulness that Jenn could bring, was missing for me.

Karen

Ryan is out for awhile, so there is probably no need to replace her. I’m sure the writers could come up with something.
Hope she is ok and will be back real soon. There is no replacement for Maxie. She is one of a kind.

Omar

Clearly Kirsten have some serious issues, hence her appearance when she returned the last time..The girl is skins and bones..Best of luck to her.

GH needs to recast or just write the character off..And Ryan too…He is so pointless and boring..Just saying!!!

Omar

If rewrite, Jen!!! She actually was equal or better than the Kirsten!

JasonLovesGH

Molly Burnett!! ASAP! 🙂

Kevin O.

I don’t like these recasts. Just take Maxie off canvas until Kirsten is ready to return.

Lee

Please give her the time she needs to heal whatever her problems are and pray for her each day. Bring her back to GH as soon as she is able, I know we all will miss her. No one can play Maxie like she does. A wonderful actress.

rocky83

Neither, let the character of Maxie chill off camera till K is ready to come back.

Dzzdee

Neither, I think the actress that play Claudette, Bree is a good actress and has spunk.

Bruce

What if Bree Williamson came back to play Maxie?? I love Bree, so I would wish but Jen for me is the best choice between her and Mandy.

Newmanwins

No way…you offer to job to Lilly or Burnett…one of them will surely take it. Both actresses proved the role is recastible…many out there preferred them as Maxie.

If not one of them…begin a fresh search…no Williamson going from Claudette to Maxie.

That’s crazy…like Easton level crazy.

Timmm

She looked like a zombie! Seriously, too many times has she reverted back to being sick. ABC has to step in and demand her taking a year off! She may or may not have a job to come back to but she will be ALIVE for her kids! Jen Lilley, please come back! Oh yeah, why not recast the Tin Man while your at it! Lets have a new Maxie and Nathan for the time being!

penny

Neither. Maxie needs a break too.

Scott (ATWT Fan)

Since her last departure, and I hate to speculate, but Kirsten has not looked the same. She has been looking gaunt and tired, and it’s very clear something a bit more serious than a skin condition is going on. I think she needs to take an extended leave from the role of Maxie and General Hospital, and focus on herself and her daughter, etc.

As for a recast, if her exit is indeed temporary, then don’t recast. If this requires extended leave, I’d warmly welcome back Jen Lilley into the role of Maxie; I much preferred her in the role when she assumed it in 2011, though, I’d much rather her return to Days of Our Lives. However, if she is unavailable or does not desire to step back into the role, I’d welcome back Molly Burnett. Molly did tremendously in the role of Maxie last time around; in fact, I found her mature portrayal a welcomed departure from that of Storms’ take on the character.

At the end of the day, however, this is about Kristen taking the time she needs to better herself, health-wise!

Rose

Scott…And it’s not just Kristen’s health. She and Brandon Barash recently got a divorce. So she’s dealing with a lot.

But I’m a little mixed on the Maxie character. You should have stability in the character and actor. Unfortunately this isn’t happening. But since Maxie’s made it her role, I can wait until she’s feeling better. They have enough other stories right now.

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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