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Maurice Benard, Nancy Lee Grahn and Lexi Ainsworth, Jonathan Jackson and Rebecca Herbst, and Dominic Zamprogna and Julie Berman chat with Michael Fairman from the set of General Hospital, about their current storylines.

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EMILY
EMILY

i like your interviews but video is very faulty fyi maybe can fix?

Katy
Katy

Thank you so much for the interview with Dominic Zamprogna. Love him on GH!

Mae
Mae

I love Maurice Benard!
Thanks for this great interview.

Faye
Faye

I find it even more interesting that the GH writers directly take s/l ideas from the biggest MB/Sonny hater board ever: soapcentral.com! If you go there you’ll see that the same discussions on verbal abuse & etc…thus his likely hood to actually beat a woman were held weeks ago. :rolleyes: The posters frequently complain that their ideas were taken without due credit! Interesting that the mods for the SC board help those same posters target MB/Sonny fans, fans of all of his pairings (including Sexis) & even have them banned. I have the emails to prove it! Again, clearly GH never appeases haters when it comes to Luke, Jason or now even Johnny! I have long agreed that the reeee-writing for Sonny’s character has crossed the line, but now it’s to a point of being way beyond racially stereotypical or offensive!

I am please to see that the voting has elevated his status to #1 in terms of his acting! However, I feel that GH is working to appease the glass ceiling by not choosing to write well for MB, an actor who has contributed so much to soaps, and now Alexis! This is just a continuation of the industry’s disingenuous agreement with diversity! Clearly MB wouldn’t have been invited to read for a doctor, lawyer, husband/father or even cop on the show! So MB took what little they offered him & made the s/l so successful that they were able to use it to add/prop additional characters! The other actors (including T. Geary) credit MB with being the center or magnet for the show! So why then is the character of a…. veteran….award-winning actor being written so poorly in stark contrast to even the newcomers on this show? The later is familiar story with most successful minority artists/actors! It is no surprise that the wishes of Sonny or Alexis fans are the least considered by Abc/Disney or that we are the only groups asked to lower our expectations! In terms of diversity: a character that is written poorly is as much a step backward as the exclusion of diversity.

kyla
kyla

Michael is right its all about the computer, on my HP mini the videos play very smooth but on my older computer they are choppy all i had to do was pause for a minute and then it was fine:] Thanks so much for uploading Michael, also i was wondering your thoughts on Drew Garretts firing?? whats going on there i have never seen that before were they get rid of such a talented actor, whats the reason?

Kaya
Kaya

Thank you Michael for Dom and Julie’s interview. Dom is the best thing that’s happened to GH. He is truly an amazingly talented actor. I hope he wins an Emmy next year. He deserves it! He and Julie bring out the best in each other. Their chemistry is off the charts. I love my Lante. They’re the best couple on the show!

Maria
Maria

I couldn’t agree more. Dominic is a fantastic addition to a high profile Soap Opera and he has brought the right amount of drama, emotional turmoil, sexiness and humbleness to the show. I have never been more hooked to any TV character as I am with Dominic. I hope he is around for a long time and that Dom & Julie remain the steadfast couple I feel they should be!

sharyn j
sharyn j

Bravo GH writers and directors!!! Finally, a character with soul! Dante, played by Dominic Z. is a brilliant stroke of casting and writing. His chemistry with Lulu harkens back to the magic of Luke of Laura. What is most compelling about these two is that they are relatable, real. Uh-huh. We viewers finally can watch soap actors who we can relate to. Their on-screen circumstances are believable (for the most part). Lulu has a job that’s believable, so does Dante. She has inner turmoil that’s believable, having had a teen pregnancy. He is the son of a single mom…lots of good fodder that keeps them relevant. I hope that GH writers don’t mess up the magic now. The beauty of DAnte and Lulu is that they are more real than many Soap characters and their circumstances are ones we can identify with. Keep us watching by keeoping the plot realistic. Trash the Brooke Ashton interference. It’s an unnecessary layer that gets in the way.

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Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir Available Now For Pre-Order

One of the most highly-anticipated autobiography’s, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) Nothing General About It, is set for release on April 7th of 2020.  But now according to the book publisher, HarperCollins, you can pre-order your copy of the riveting real-life story of Benard now by heading on over to Amazon  to make your purchase.

According to the log lines and publisher notes: “In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.”

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Look for Nothing General About It to feature a 16-page insert featuring nearly 50 photographs.

So, will you be pre-ordering Maurice’s memoir? Excited to read what he shared? Comment below.

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GH Head Writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor Reveal More Details On Michael E. Knight’s New Soap Role

When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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Because ABC now has the rights back in their possession to use the characters from One Life to Live and All My Children, Van Etten expressed: “We have conversations when we have these actors come back about whether it’s more useful or not to resurrect their characters. “=We’ll continue to have these as the opportunity arises.”

So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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