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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

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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
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heidi

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

barbara t
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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… Read more »

David
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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
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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… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

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

Jan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

Two of Easton’s former OLTL co-stars, who have appeared his other short films, Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd later Victor Lord Jr.) and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri) also appear in About a Girl.

Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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Alicia Leigh Willis On Her Heavenly Return To GH: “What a Wonderful Experience Reminiscing With My Favorite Cast & Crew.”

Yesterday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the surprise return of Alicia Leigh Willis shortly reprising her role of Courtney Matthews, as she escorts Mike (Max Gail) to heaven.

Willis was last seen on GH in 2015 as a spirit and created the role back in 2001.

The actress took to social media and shared:”A little clip of my surprise return on @generalhospitalabc What a wonderful experience reminiscing with my favorite cast & crew.”

Viewers know that as Mike succumbed to Alzheimer’s, he wanted the dignity of not dying in front of his son, Sonny (Maurice Benard), and to shield Sonny from witnessing his death.

But in the story, Mike did not pass on alone; as his daughter showed up to take him with her to the afterlife.

Check out Courtney’s post below.

What did you think of the moment having Courtney be there for Mike at the end of his life? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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