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DePaiva, Alderson & Benard talk OLTL Stars Crossing Over to GH with ET Online – Watch the Video!

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Today, Kassie DePaiva’s Blair Cramer landed in Port Charles as more of the One Life to Live crossovers begin on General Hospital!  ET Online caught up with DePaiva, and her on-screen daughter Kristen Alderson (Starr) and their new co-star Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny) to get their thoughts on attempting to reinvigorate the soap with the mix of beloved characters from both shows.

Kassie stressed in the video interview that the Manning’s relocation is “a gift to the fans of One Life to Live.”  She added, “Not each fan watches both shows, so this way we can bring some of our OLTL fans over to GH. I just hope that the network does not turn its back on daytime. ABC has always been such a great brand,” wept a heartbroken Kassie.  Maurice Benard threatened, “I dare anybody to cancel this show.”

Kristen’s talked about her heart-wrenching debut earlier this week. “The first episode I lose my boyfriend, Cole and my daughter.  They go over a cliff.  That was my first day at GH.  Our executive producer, he came up to me and he said, ‘Hey Kristen, there’s going to be a lot of crying, a lot of drama, and a lot of scenes for you to be doing all that.’ I said, ‘That’s what I signed up for.'”  Starr will likely be taking time to mourn the loss before walking down the aisle in an epic soap opera wedding with a new love interest. But, Kristen has already found a potential McDreamy on this hospital set, blushing that Chad Duell, “has been extremely awesome to work with.”

Below watch the trio discuss the state of the soaps, their characters and working with each other in PC or click here to view the clip at ETOnline!

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Debbie
Debbie

Finally saw the interview with Kassie and Kristen trully awesome. They seem to be having a great time but I still wish OLTL could come back. I agree with Maurice Benard all soaps should mix in together here and there, it is more interesting to see people from different soaps interacting with one another.

kari
kari

Very nice interview so happy to see them back on my daytime shows. OLTL is so missed by all but i will take what i can get until we get it back on the air.

david
david

Kassie stressed in the video interview that the Manning’s relocation is “a gift to the fans of One Life to Live.” Kassie deserves the Emmy for this performance.

Maurice Benard threatened, “I dare anybody to cancel this show.” Was Maurice in character or does he think he is Sonny? No wonder he is nominated year after year.

David
David

Did you also see how Kristen jumped and smoothed it over? Can you imagine how Kassie feels? Her emotions must be all the place. Show cancelled then her role was given another chance, but for how long?

From Maurice/Sony’s lips to God’s ears!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Damn David, I’m just seeing this comment U wrote. LOL I read Michaels post, and then when I watched etonline., I went fast to comment, and afterward read everyone else’s which lead to your’s. Your’s is almost like mine below, LOL Yes, that Maurice is something else.

heidi
heidi

nice interview… not as good as Michael would do!!!

barbara t
barbara t

I love the idea that we get to have a little piece of landview in port charles.I have watched all the abc soaps for close to 49 years so as a long time viewer of all the soaps this is a great move, new families move to the soaps all the time if the mannings are that strong ,they will stay.I love starr todd and blair and I cant wait to see john mcbain,over the years all my children,one life to live and general hospital ,had crossovers ,and it was always with interesting stories,a baby went from all my children to one life to live back to all my children,dont get confused we are soap watches so we can deal with all the twists and turns.so this general hospital fan is very happy my family from one life to live continues to have another story.and hopefully more stories to come . starr ,blair ,todd,and john mcbain ,welcome to port charles .

David
David

We are on the same wavelength! Actually, I am excited about GH. For so long, the storylines dragged on, and many plots were repetitive. The OLTL stars will spark new energies, and with all the fan favs returning, THINGS can only go up, especially the ratings.

barbara t
barbara t

general hospital,has put me to sleep so many times,I could walk away from the tv ,dont come back for a while and it was always the same stories ,it was sonny,jason,and carly and all the other characters were only on if those 3 were involved ,the other stories with steve and maggie ,snooze fest, same with cassandra,what a bore.these past 2 weeks have been so nice ,alot of drama ,theres no way Im leaving the room and Im definitely not falling asleep.I knew the ratings would go up hopefully they will go up even higher.dont get me wrong I dont want sonny,jason and carly to drop off the face of the soap world ,the mob stories have to be shortened and the rest of the families in port charles need attention ,and there is plenty of room for my favorite first family the mannings and john mcbain .bring a few more people over ,vicki ,clint, bo nora,tia ,victor roxy for all the newbes that were kicked out the door there is room for a few more landview people,it wont hurt it will only get better,the more fans that follow one life to live to general hospital the better for the only surviving soap on abc/disney.

Christy
Christy

barbara T = I love you! you go girl! 🙂

Jan
Jan

Last night I switched off my vcr for a taping investment of Gh I was planning to do.
I have to say this, I was ALL excited but NO COLE, NO GO.

David
David

I understand when Jenny was blown up on AMC, I stopped watching for several weeks. When my favorite stars were killed off on OLTL, I stopped watching again. But please reconsider, this is the second Cole, and as you know, if no body is recovered and you don’t see the body, then he and Faith are alive. And we need everyone to watch to keep the ONLY remaining ABC soap on the air. Down the road (2 years) when Star is happy with Michael or whomever, Cole will return, and I hope the EP brings back your favorite Cole.

Dan
Dan

Both actors that have played Cole aren’t available, so you can’t blame GH for that. What else are they supposed to do?

Christy
Christy

Do you really think that Hope & Cole are laying at the bottom of the cliff in perfect shape? I think they were killed off-screen to save money. The new Cole actor had other commitments, and I’m sure the gal who played Hope is NY based… they’ll have to both be recast… again.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Maurice Benard threatened, “I dare anybody to cancel this show.”

Sonny has threantened so many people on GH over the year’s that it has caught a fire with Maurice Benard, LOL. He’s going to get the mob after them if they cancel his show….. lol

( I just had to post that for all of you who don’t like all the mob (ness) over of the year’s, I thought U’d get a kick out of it ) .

Cause I love me some Mauric (Sonny) Benard, validity to everyone’s accusations about mob stories OR not….

Christy
Christy

I have to say that I actually liked Chad Duell’s acting better when he was in scenes with Star. I hadn’t much liked him before, so I kinda wondered if Michael & Star would hook up down the road… poor Todd would have another son-in-law relations kinda like he had with Marty… they weren’t exactly best buddies and then to have their offspring hook up, it was just uncomfortable.

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On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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The Best of the GH Nurses’ Ball Continues; Which Is Your Favorite Musical Performance?

As part of its encore presentations, General Hospital is entering into its second week of Nurses’ Ball episodes.

Since the show is currently not in production and ran out of original episodes, viewers are getting to see all the glitz, the performances and the drama that makes the annual ball (which usually airs in May) so fun to watch.

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Look for memorable moments this week from James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin) when he performed Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes” and Josh Swickard’s (Chase) rendition of Portugal the Man’s hit, “Feel It Still” among others.

Here is a rundown of episodes this week to make sure to catch!

Monday, June 1, 2020 Episode 13565 (OAD: 5/25/16)
Franco gives Jake a helping hand. Carly blackmails Ava. Nikolas stops Hayden from talking to Jordan. Musical performances include: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee performed by Emma Scorpio-Drake and Eddie Maine, This Changes Everything by Chris Ryan performed by Jake Spencer and Franco Baldwin; a striptease to Demon in Disguise performed by Magic Milo and the Magic Wands -(Felix DuBois, Dillon Quartermaine, Griffin Munro, Curtis Ashford and Milo Giambetti).

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Episode 13812 (OAD: 5/23/17)
Jake shows Emma and Charlotte the Chimera canister that was sent to him. Jason finds Anna’s Chimera necklace on the floor. Sonny has Morgan’s medication

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Episode 13813 (OAD: 5/24/17)
Jake is scared when he sees the Chimera symbol on Anna’s necklace. Valentin tells Anna he sold the Chimera to Helena Cassadine. Michael visits Nelle in the hospital. Musical Performances include: Sara Bareillies’ Brave performed by Emma Scorpio-Drake, Amy Driscoll, Kristina Corinthos-Davis and Valerie Spencer, And So It Goes On by Billy Joel performed by Valentin Cassadine and It’s Not Over Yet performed by Josslyn Jacks.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 Episode 13814 (OAD: 5/25/17)
Sonny and Carly learn that Ava switched Morgan’s pills. Nina takes Valentin back. Anna tells Jason she is looking for a bio-toxin known as the Chimera. Jake sees Helena order him to do his magic trick, featuring the Chimera. Musical Performances include: Faith by George Michaels performed by Ned Quartermaine & Olivia Falconeri, Modern Love by David Bowie performed by Dillon Quartermaine & Kiki Jerome and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen performed by Epiphany Johnson, Felix DuBois, Bobbie Spencer, Amy Driscoll and Deanna.

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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