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General Hospital's Maurice Benard To Appear On ABC's CASTLE!

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Revealed today by the Daytime Emmy-winning star himself, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) is doing a little moonlighting this week filming a guest-star role on ABC’s Castle!

As soap fans know, Castle has been very welcoming casting those in the soap genre on the crime series, in part due to series star Nathan Fillion, who got his start as a young Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live.

While not much is known of just who Benard will play on an upcoming episode of the primetime drama, Maurice revealed on Twitter today,  “On my way to film CASTLE.  Love the show — excited to do something different.”

According to sources at ABC Soaps In Depth, Benard was given the time off to do the primetime series and he wasn’t shy about expressing his gratitude to the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini, for making the shooting schedules work together.

So, what do you think of Maurice Benard appearing on an upcoming episode of Castle?  Will keep you posted when more on this role and the airdate on his episode becomes available!

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CeeCee
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CeeCee

CASTLE is not only a drama…but a drama with a twist. I love the show…watch it every week. I love all their characters, who, in their own quirky way, have an endearing sense of humor, if not as sardonically dry as Castle himself. The show is just a hop, skip and a jump from a comedy, in my opinion….or at least the actors make it so.
I am hoping Maurice will fit right in….I think he has a hidden strange sense of humor, right beneath the surface. CASTLE is the best place to unleash it. All the best….I will be watching!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

When a soap star does a movie, play, or primetime we offer them our congratulations but when someone from primetime or movies ect, makes a guest appearance on a soap its stunt casting..lol

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Wow wonderful news, I love Maurice. He is a terrific actor and his interview with DR. Oz made me cry. This man has courage and strength. Love you Maurice.

su0000
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su0000

Big luvs for you, Maurice !!
Looking forward to seeing you on castle!!

(( also looking forward to finding your balls in Jean’s purse and wear them proudly, once again! )) I miss my Sonny..

su0000
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su0000

ahha ”to you ” …

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, SuzieQ! Imagine if you lost Sonny forever? Has Sonny turned a new leaf? It could be a case of BEATY AND THE BEAST….LOL.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, my sweet? Su….I think you already know you’re a little out there? Yes? You wild girl, you…love it.
I do not like Sonny and what he represents. But, Maurice is OK…..I am looking forward to this.

su0000
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su0000

Hi CeeCee..
Ohh my last comment was about Sonny, not Maurice..
I have a hard time liking the new Sonny, he is just not my Sonny.. He is too much of powderpuff now, I don’t like it..

Maurice is awesome!

kmayne
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kmayne

I think it is great when actors get to “spread their wings” in other roles. Kudos to Castle for opening the door for daytime actors.

judy
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judy

It’s time!

Shell
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Shell

Happy for Maurice.

Penny
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Penny

Great News! Seamus Dever (Kevn Ryan) is a former GH castmate, too!

Helen
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Helen

Maurice those dimples very sexy man. His wife Paula, is a lucky woman.

Linda
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Linda

Great news for Maurice. Too bad Castle is on ABC because the only show I watch on the rat network is GH!

Rose
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Rose

I’m sure Bernard will enjoy the change. Saw Kassie and Tuc in their recent appearance in Castle. It was fun, but sure makes you wish for at least a 1/2 hour reboot of OLTL.

Noticed how ABC is promoting it’s other specials and actors between shows a lot recently….keeping them all in the family. Surprised they haven’t brought a Disney character to the Shriner’s Hospital.

elm51
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elm51

nathan fillion (richard castle) was on oltl as joey buchanan and he has never forgotten his soap roots…………….
i love the way he tries to have other soaps stars on his show…………..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Since one if its stars Nathan Fillion hails from One Life To Live it’s not that much of a leap. Not go mention Castle will probably get a ratings boost when GH fans who don’t watch Castle turn in to see him. Win-win for actor and shows. All about business…

Loretta Gray
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Loretta Gray

I love Castle and love Maurice Bernard will be glad to see them together.

Melinda Hyde
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Melinda Hyde

Love Maurice and I love Castle!!! Looking forward to this episode!!!!

Jo Armstrong
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Jo Armstrong

So happy for him and I can’t wait to see him on the show I love him and castle

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Denise Crosby Makes a Return to General Hospital

After a major fallout with her parents, Carolyn (Denise Crosby) and Jeff Webber (William R. Moses), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) was devastated, in particular because they concocted a plan to make her forget all about the tragic situation earlier in her life. That being, when Finn’s (Michael Easton) late wife, Reiko, fell down a flight of steps and eventually died after she struggled with Liz.

Apparently, the story is not over, when Denise Crosby reprises her role of Carolyn beginning the week of January 23rd on General Hospital.

Talking about her return in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Crosby previewed, “She (Carolyn) wants to make a connection with her daughter and try to make amends for something that is almost impossible to make amends for. She knows it could go really wrong, but she can’t live with herself if she doesn’t take the shot.”

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Something tells us there is more to the story of why Carolyn could have returned to Port Charles? Any thoughts?

Let us know your theories about Elizabeth’s mother upcoming return to Port Charles in the comment section below.

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