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General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahn and William deVry Talk JULEXIS!

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The General Hospital Julexis Army has been an amazing phenomenon on social media! And for the first time in years Daytime Emmy winner Nancy Lee Grahn has a love interest for Alexis that just may stick and have some longevity thanks to the sexy and talented William deVry who has made mobster Julian Jerome the complex love interest for the oh-so-smart Ms. Davis!

TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan sat won with Nancy and William to get their thoughts on all things Julexis and the making of this coupling.

From Alexis choice in bad boys, to if they would want their characters to ever get married, to prepping for those sex scenes, the actors offer their thoughts as you might expect with their witty and oh-so-cute banter.  Here are a few excerpts below!

William and Nancy on becoming a true GH supercouple, something that has not happened for Nancy since her time on Santa Barbara, and never for William in his daytime career:   deVry: I didn’t get an opportunity to do much of anything as Storm on The Bold and the Beautiful.  A couple of good stories, but no love interest. And my only love interest on All My Children, before the big regime change, was Kendall. She and Michael Cambias were on their way to becoming a really strong couple but that literally changed inside of three days. Megan McTavish took over as head writer and splintered them as a couple. Suddenly, I was out of there. Cambias was made irredeemable which, back then, was death. It’s not that way on soaps anymore — certainly not on GH.   Grahn: I haven’t had this happen to me in years…the last time that was even close was when Alexis was with Sonny. Sexis! And also there was Rexis. Thank God, [executive producer] Frank Valentini stopped my menopause story. Before this regime came along, there was no effort being made to write Alexis as a sexual being. She was swimming in some very frigid waters.

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Nancy on the subject of how for years the soaps seem to want to sent the message that love on the air is only for the young, while the veteran characters rarely hit the sack:  “It’s never been true! Brian Frons and the previous regime at ABC Daytime only wanted youth, youth, youth. And our show was going down the toilet. But now we have Vicki Dummer and Nathan Varni at the network, and Frank and Ron at the show, and they don’t judge that way. Now there’s much more even representation. I’ve never worked on any show with so many women in my age range. It’s incredible. Back when Frons was running things, it was only Jane Elliot and me and they were ignoring us. We were the original walking dead,”

Are Julexis the sexiest couple on daytime?  What do you hope happens next to Alexis and Julian?  If they don’t get married, and if he truly gets out of the mob, what complications do you anticipate along the way?  And, do soaps send the wrong message that hot sex is only for the young?  Weigh-in!

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sandy
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sandy

I love this couple. Nancy and Will have a chemistry that I haven’t seen in a long time. And yes, soaps telling people over the age of 40 that they aren’t sexy is not only wrong, it’s stupid. YAY for GH finally getting it right.

rachie
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rachie

I love this couple too and they better not screw it up by splitting them its one of the strong points of gh right now.they are both super hot and great on screen.as far as only being sexy when youre young soo not true I think people have true sexiness at an older age we are more experienced and it comes more naturally than when your young and insecure. so go GH remind the entertainment world that that some people age like fine wine!

Lucille
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Lucille

Love your comment rachis I agree with you 100 percent! Julexis makes my day, I miss them so much and can’t wait to see them reunited, can’t be soon enough for me!!!

JeanMarie Sullivan
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JeanMarie Sullivan

Yeah, they’re very cute together. What adds to the fun is that they both get on social media all the time and chat with the fans. I’ve kinda gotten to know who they are as real people. BUT he’s gonna break her heart … darn bad boys!

vilseck317
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vilseck317

Most exciting, sexy 😉 and downright soapy couple in a long time! As for the youth obsession I think the ratings bore out the fallacy in that thinking. To ignore the power of Julexis would be lunacy – this fell into your laps GH – don’t blow it.

su0000
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su0000


Ohhh WOW!
Alexis and Julian have the magic !!

(they are sizzling hot!)

Sissy
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Sissy

Love you Nancy and William and love Julian and Alexis!!

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

I love them too…great chemistry. Thanks to Nancy and Will for bringing it to screen

Harry
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Harry

Hey, I am all for fifty somethings (albeit dVry is a good decade younger than NLG) having a passionate romance but there is a huge ick factor for me with this couple. Alexis keeps playing the same role over and over–the buttoned up Harvard Law School girl finally gives into the bad boy. I hear Madonna singing “Like Virgin” over and over and watching Alexis act like this is her very first time is Ground Hog Day for me. Hey, I knew Alexis before she was a virgin. And what I really hate to see is Alexis allowing her hormones… Read more »

jimh(leave it beaver)
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jimh(leave it beaver)

Alexis sure is proud of her girls…and we both know i dont mean Sam, Kristina and Molly…lol

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Harry….glad to know that I’m not the only one to find this mismatched couple off-putting or Alexis’s seemingly constant compulsion to display her middle-aged mammaries to be distasteful and unnecessary! Additionally, I detect no heat between “Julexis”….as a matter of fact, Julian has far more chemistry with his sister and daughter!!! He just seems to be there in quiet detachment, simply along for the “ride” while Ms. Davis salivates and leaves her considerable gob hanging agape in awe for the man. It’s all rather pathetic and embarrassing!

Mark
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Mark

Julian is great Alexis is icky

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I still watch GH but its just not too interesting at the moment…its nice to see couples over 40 but i know Alexis and Julian will break up…hopefully Alexis and Kevin will briefly date so Lucy will realize how foolish she was to cheat on doc for the pillsbury doughboy who kind of reminds me more of Heat Meiser from that old christmas movie(4get name)…lol

Harry
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Harry

Pillsbury Doughboy? HA! I tuned in a month ago and said, ‘When did Ned Beatty join the cast?’
I am all for couples over fifty having a torrid affair, but can they please act like grown up?
The tiny tot romantic triangle with Spencer, Emma and Cameron involves characters who act like they’re adults while adults act like children. Ron’s universe is an inverted universe of madness.

jimh(leave it beaver)
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jimh(leave it beaver)

The kiddie triangle is so lame…the children on GH are fine little actors and i wish their talents were put to better use by having them act like real children…im so spoiled by Britians Coronation Street with their character driven plots and close to real life drama where adults act like adults and children act like children that i almost feel like im watching real people that i know and i so much wish our soaps would take lessons from the British and produce and write our shows the way they do theirs!!!

su0000
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su0000

I hope Ron doesn’t turn them..
I can’t stomach lovey dovey phony couples .
they could bore the boob off a statute..

I hope Julian nevers gets all phony mushy and that they just remain to be hot sexy and bringing it on..

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….Again, you have nailed it!!!! I read yesterday’s recaps as including a foreshadowed coupling between Bobbie and Scotty…..another over-the-hill pair I have no interest in viewing in flagrante delicto….just the thought of those two together makes me lose my lunch! (Ditto for Lucy and her extramarital shenanigans!) I applaud the notion of adult love stories, but they should be dignified and sophisticated….and with appealing parties!!!! At the moment, Anna is the only one who can pull it off convincingly…just wish Robert were there as the other half of the equation! Or Rick Springfield/ Jack Wagner…..(Although I was initially gratified to… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

(cont.) nauseating!!!!! (Sorry….accidentally “sent” post before finishing!)

Timmm
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Timmm

“Santa Claus is coming to Town”.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yes…thats it…lol

Gloria E
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Gloria E

Being just a little over 40 myself it is sooo great to see a hot couple not in their teens or 20 somethings…..I love Julexis..If the writers keep this couple in somewhat good standing with each other I think it could be a winner…two good actors who are actually grown ups that still have some issues though..if TV guide is interviewing William & Nancy there has definitely been some impact on the audience…keep up the good work..sorry people I am not a hater!!

Johnny
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Johnny

WHY do people use the unwieldy moniker Julexis? My name for them is wittier…fun nier and much more clever. Lets make it catch on and ditch the Julexis. My name for them is Alian. (Alexis +Julian). Its pronounced like alien. Isn’t that better?? Thank you.

su0000
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su0000

lol, no Johnny..
I really hate those school yard neener neener names.. (childish stuff)
show ’em some respect and call them- Alexis and Julian – it is the real deal.. 🙂
if anyone mess with my name with that neener dung I’d throw them off a cliff 😉 LOL!

lizzy
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lizzy

I agree – I think that started with Brad and Jennifer – anyhow years ago – its old – use peoples real names. By the way – love the couple and want them to stay together. Have always liked Alexis’ character and Julian is quite H-O-T if I might say.

utah
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utah

When is the new theme going to debut?

I love gh
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I love gh

Love them!

Marisa
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Marisa

Love this couple!

Charday
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Charday

I like this couple a lot.

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

We all know that Alexis is incapable of a lasting relationship no matter who she is paired with. That is her major character flaw. I would imagine it had something to do with seeing her own mother have her throat slit by the vindictive Helena Cassadine. Being raised after that with Stefan and Mama Cassadine’s favorite son Stavros who later kidnapped, married and impregnated Laura, had to have had some major and lasting negative effects on Alexis. I just don’t think Alexis will ever find any permanent happiness with anyone. I think Alexis and Julian make a lovely pair, but… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

well sad to say, but-
Nobody will ever find permanent happiness .. not in a soap, it is not allowed and would be a very rare happening..
Couples are doomed from their first kiss to break up, it is the way of the soaps lol ..

It’s best to skip the all romance and boring stuff and just get to the sex being it is all going to circle the drain anyways, no need to get all involved…

su0000
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su0000

The reason I love this couple Alexis & Julian..
They are not sappy, cuddly wuddly, gooey, mushy, they are HOT and get to it ..
They have the magic chem and use it..
they get it going hot sexy and sexy ..

Timmm
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Timmm

I love these two together. GH FINALLY looked at what Y&R does and tells stories for people who are not in high school or college! People over the age of forty do fall in love, you know! Secondly, one of the best things GH ever did was make Alexis Sam’s mother. Now with Julian they make a nice family together with good story line possibilities.

lizzy
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lizzy

Absolutely !!!!!! A mom & dad (grandma & grandpa) and kids – how unique! Hope it sticks – Let them be the super couple!!! Sonny can’t seem to stick with anyone – Luke is WHO KNOWS???? We need at least one stable couple.

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Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

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