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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
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
davlestev1

Pretyy cool LW shines at anything she does

Robert Seganti
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
Timmm

40 lame years! Seriously?

davlestev1
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
davlestev1

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

Robert Seganti
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
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
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
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 10 years Laura has played her, the ONLY reason I don’t change the channel on the character Carly, is because of Laura.

Jonboy
Jonboy

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

AJ
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
Robert Seganti

correct

Melissa
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
Robert Seganti

I agree

Mister Media
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
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
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
Shay

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

fginaspy
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
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 personally would love to know:
How many weeks out they shoot an ep before it airs? I think Frank mentioned they were six weeks out.

How much time passes between a script shooting and it being written?

How many eps do they shoot in one day? And are they full eps or just certain scenes while they have the actors? Are the writers still in NYC as they were with Ron Carlivati? Or have they relocated to LA?

And why can’t they play another song ever when they are in Kelly’s Diner or in the MetroCourt? Its the same two tracks over and over again.

Rodd
Rodd

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

Carolynn
Carolynn

That was so cool. Thank you and Happy Anniversary GMA

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Does GH’s Margaux Have A Connection To Someone In Port Charles? If So, Who?

This week, General Hospital viewers saw that the ABC daytime drama series is teasing a potential pairing of Drew (Billy Miller) and the new district attorney in town, Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), after the two characters run into each other at a concession stand at the cancelled baseball game.

As fans of the soap genre know, Miller and Hendrickson also played former love interests on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

During Hendrickson’s first #AskGH live Twitter Q&A when asked: “Is your character connected to someone on the show?”  Elizabeth responded: “As of now Margaux is new to town … but you never know, there may be some connection that has not be revealed yet :)”

That tweet has left fans speculating if perhaps Margaux, has an ex in Port Charles, is tied to a major family in someway, or perhaps has some legal trouble past?

Recently on GH. when Chase (Josh Swickard) arrived on the scene as the new cop (following Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) untimely death), it was later revealed that he was actually the half-brother to Finn (Michael Easton).  And as we know in the soaps, connections are usually the key to more long term success in a role, rather than being just a standalone character, but there have been exceptions.

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So, who would you like to see Margaux have a connection to on GH?  What do you think will happen with her character? Comment below.

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General Hospital Promo: Obrecht Decides It’s Time To End Peter’s Life, But Her Plans Go Up in Flames!

This week on General Hospital, looks like Peter (Wes Ramsey) may finally be freed from being kidnapped by Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) and Nina (Michelle Stafford), or will he?

In the just released promo from ABC,  Obrecht needs to be stopped, depending on who you are rooting for, that is.  We see her smash Franco (Roger Howarth) in the head from behind on the docks to keep him from uncovering what she has been up to.  Then, it looks as if Obrecht is holding what looks to be a molotov cocktail! “You have come to the end of the road,” she wildly tells Peter.

Nina attempts to stop her, but it’s too late,  Next thing you know the cabin is engulfed in flames? Who will get out of there alive?

Watch the promo below and then let us know, what you hope happens via the comment section below.

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Vinessa Antoine Reveals She And General Hospital Have Parted Ways; After Landing Primetime Series Lead

After the fantastic bit of casting news for actress Vinessa Antoine  (Jordan Ashford) over the weekend, today, via her social media accounts, Vinessa has addressed her future with General Hospital.

As viewers know, Vinessa has been cast as the drama series lead in the new CBC production of Diggstown, and it is groundbreaking making her the first black actress to star in a series on the legendary Canadian broadcasting network,   Originally it was presumed that Antoine would go recurring on GH, while she was away filming, but that is not the case as she revealed in her heartfelt message today.  She and GH have mutually parted ways.

Vinessa’s statement: “There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at General Hospital.  You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford.

I believe that I have taken her as far as I can.  To clarify, as negotiations for #Diggstown were underway, although I am open to stay and play in Port Charles, I was told by my reps that GeneralHospital felt that my character would be off the canvas for too long for me to continue playing her.

With that, we decided to mutually part ways.  It’s time to make room for more women of color in prominent roles on television. I’m grateful to assist in that by starting this new chapter in my journey. I hope you’ll all come along. I feel blessed. Be well. xo”

An ABC rep told Soap Opera Digest that the role of Jordan is being recast.

So what do you think of Vinessa leaving GH for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below and let’s wish her much success!

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