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Advanced Screenings: GH’s Maurice Benard Previews "HOLD ON: THE MOVIE"

This week in Los Angeles, you can catch General Hospital star, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) at a few screenings and Q&A events for his latest film, Hold On: The Movie.

The film tells the tale of a young woman named Sidney Rhodes (Micayla De Ette) who is grappling with guilt over her brother’s issues with addiction.

Sidney is an aspiring singer who struggles to balance her time and talents while working as a music director at a small Los Angeles church.  Maurice plays Peter Duran, a music producer whose problematic son Vic gets involved with Sidney.  Mia St. John plays Benard’s wife. The film also stars Luis Guzmán, and John Savage.

Tonight on October 3rd, the film will screen at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live in Downtown LA from 7-9PM, There will be a Q&A with the cast. Tickets are free, but limited. The screening will serve as the opening night event for “Hispanicize LA,” a Latino-focused media event that is promoting diversity in the arts and raising awareness for those affected by the hurricane and earthquake in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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On Wednesday October 4th, once again in conjunction with Hispanicize LA, the film will be holding an industry diversity panel with several of the film’s key cast — Luis Guzman, Maurice Benard, Flavor Flav, Tarek Tohme, & Micayla De Ette. This will be held at  The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010.  Scheduled time 3:20PM  Tickets for the panel are $45 and also include access to other Hispanicize LA events.

For further information on all LA and NY based screening events for Hold On: The Movie visit their facebook page here.

Now after the jump watch the trailer for “Hold On”, then let us know if you will be checking out Maurice and company when the film is released, or at one of the upcoming screenings (if you are in the Southern California or Tri-state area of the east coast) via the comment section below.

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This movie looks amazing! I am a HUGE Maurice Bernard fan but I will be seeing it not only for him… all the actors look brilliant!

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I love Maurice Bernard and will see the movie when it is released.

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It looks amazing a must see.Marice Bernard being in it is awesome.

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The singer brought me to tears. Such a beautiful soulful voice. I too am a huge Maurice Bernard fan. Can’t wait to see this movie.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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