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Behind The Scenes At General Hospital With Laura Wright & Frank Valentini: GMA 40 For 40 Video Replay!

On Wednesday, as part of Good Morning America’s 40 hour live stream event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the popular ABC morning show, General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and executive producer Frank Valentini took GMA and viewers on a live inside glimpse of a day on the set of the legendary daytime drama series.

Wright and Valentini showing the audience aat home a real time looks at where the actors get glammed up, and how they head to the set, and more.  GMA’s 40 for 40 streamed live from the GH’s ABC Prospect studio where viewers saw the expansive wardrobe department,dressing room hallways, and the actual sets, thanks to the very in-the-know tour guides.

During the live stream, Valentini gave fans a first glimpse of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) Christmas tree, the step and repeat fot the upcoming “Nutcracker Gala”, while Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Emily Wilson (Ellie), Chad Duell (Michael),Bryan Craig (Morgan), Maura West (Ava) and Hayley Erin (Kiki) were popping up in different places throughout the live stream.

Watch Behind the Scenes At General Hospital after the jump! Let us know what little hints of things to come you might have seen in the background, as it sure looks like Christmas in Port Charles is well underway!


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Timmm
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Timmm

WOW, what a treat! Usually you get a 2 minute blip of BTS stuff. Laura was great and the host who was on the split scene, Paula, seemed like she followed the show? Cool.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Pretyy cool LW shines at anything she does

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Good Morning America is such a poor excuse for a television show.It is actually a daily infomercial for ABC and Disney.I love Frank Valentini but this segment,due to the inept interviewers,is embarrassingly lame.

Timmm
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Timmm

40 lame years! Seriously?

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Right timmm..and the delay is in the relay audio. Or whatever it’s called .it happens on all news shows. .LW and FV aren’t use to that on a daily basis. .do got watch CNN or evening news worth audio delay. .I’ve seen it forever and is hard for even me to get used to seeing it

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Do you watch. ..and with. .had to correct that sentence. .sorry for the DELAY LOL

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

THE CURRENT ITERATION BEARS LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO THE SHOW OF 40,30,20 OR 10 YEARS AGO.IT IS A HACK INFORMERCIAL FOR ABC AND DISNEY.

Timmm
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Timmm

I see how passionate you are about this. I hope things turn around for you. ALL three networks have gone to a format where its like Entertainment Tonight with politics and floods mixed into the show. I see what your saying. It doesnt bother me. I get my serious news in the evenings and look forward to 60 minutes on Sundays.

aria
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aria

that was awesome behind the scenes stuff, wow its amazing how they make everything look bigger on tv, like sonny’s place, metro court ect.. this was fun to see.

DYLAN
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DYLAN

Laura Wright is so real and genuine. This was a treat. I especially love how she couldn’t even say fast enough “There’s Maura…she won this year’s EMMY!” You can’t fake stuff like that, and it was nice to see these people in their work environment. I wish we could see more stuff like this. It doesn’t ruin the magic of television, for me it enhances it. I just wish, as always, that Laura didn’t play such a loud, obnoxious, misogynistic mob moll character. Under the previous three incarnations, Carly was like nails on a chalkboard for me, but in the… Read more »

Jonboy
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Jonboy

You’re so right. The character is often annoying, but Wright is sooooo good.

AJ
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AJ

Could the GMA anchor have been any more annoying? Laura was doing great and then Paula decides to be inquisitive with STUPID questions and a clear communication delay that made it very hard to have a real conversation. A good journalist should know when to keep their mouth shut. Clearly, this anchor is not a good journalist.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

correct

Melissa
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Melissa

Loved this video! Laura did a great job with the tour! Too bad the audio was on delay. Could have done without the GMA host interrupting her!

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

I agree

Mister Media
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Mister Media

ABC should capitalize on Laura Wright’s tremendous appeal and make her a View co-host or ongoing soap correspondent for GMA. She’s smart, funny and charming – highly watchable and entertaining! What a smile!! Long live GH!

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Why would you want to punish Ms Wright by putting her on that sinking ship called The View?She is too clever for that,I hope.Smart,funny,and charming are not welcome on the View.Stupid,sour and nasty are the currency there.

Patrick
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Patrick

“Behind the Scenes” fascinate!

what a treat…

4 things…

argh! tearful ; seeing Liz wedding dress… that didn’t happen! it had better

“yes” I agree with LW’ Carly ; I love Nicholas bad boy ! sexy as ever

seeing Ellie in the dressing room! she’s downright the cutest

GREAT Job to all the behind the scenes CREW(s) all those magical sets

I love GH

Shay
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Shay

Liz was the most breathtaking bride Port Charles has seen in many, many moons…..

fginaspy
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fginaspy

This is as close to a TV drama set I am sure I am ever going to get. Laura and Frank did great on their commentary. The segment did not seem rushed. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.

Jake R
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Jake R

The most amazing thing was that they went twenty minutes without an insipid commercial break. When does that ever happen? I thought overall it was pretty good, something Katie Couric should have done three years ago when she did an afternoon tribute to GH and a Saturday night special. All they did then was show the hair and make up room. The worst part was the delay between the GMA host on the East Coast and Laura and Frank on the West Coast. They could have done a better job of ironing out that little issue ahead of time. I… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

That was an amazing treat! Thank you to all involved in making that happen ans putting this clip on the site, Michael!

Carolynn
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Carolynn

That was so cool. Thank you and Happy Anniversary GMA

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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Kate Grahn, Nancy’s daughter took to social media within the last few hours since we posted this story to share a video on how thankful she and her mom are to GH fans and Nancy’s time on the show which afforded her the ability to have and raise Kate.  Check that out below.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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