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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
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
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
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
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
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
su0000


Ohhh WOW!
Alexis and Julian have the magic !!

(they are sizzling hot!)

Sissy
Sissy

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

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

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

Harry
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 to eat up her brain cells as if they were Pac Man mouths eating up the dots. Adding to all of this is Alexis is constantly taking her girls out to play. Listen, we get that Alexis is feeling mighty randy, but having that great abyss called a cleavage constantly flashing in the faces of viewers is distracting.

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

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

Shay
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
Mark

Julian is great Alexis is icky

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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)
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
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
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 see her reunion with Duke, now they seem as mismatched in age as Julian and Alexis!) As for those romper room romances, they are absolutely ridiculous….no normal child would ever behave like these hammy to the max pre-tweeners are acting….it’s

Shay
Shay

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

Timmm
Timmm

“Santa Claus is coming to Town”.

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

Yes…thats it…lol

Gloria E
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
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
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
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
utah

When is the new theme going to debut?

I love gh
I love gh

Love them!

Marisa
Marisa

Love this couple!

Charday
Charday

I like this couple a lot.

Engrady Pind
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 alas, it won’t last.

su0000
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
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
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
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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GH Cast Members Kick Off “25 Days Of Christmas” Toys For Tots Holiday Drive – Photo Gallery

Cast members from General Hospital celebrated “25 Days of Christmas” with a shopping spree at the Glendale Disney Store for Toys for Tots.

On hand were: Donnell Turner (Curtis), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), William deVry (Julian), Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina), Josh Swickard (Chase), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Chris Van Etten (Chet) along with the series EP, Frank Valentini, and Bill Burton ( Sr. ABC VP Daytime, Sports and Syndication)

As part of the “25 Days of Christmas” celebration on Disney|ABC Television, for every new, unwrapped toy donated at a Disney store in the U.S. or online through shopDisney.com,

Disney store | shopDisney will donate $5 to Toys for Tots, up to $1 million.  The campaign runs through Saturday,  December 15, 2018.

Additionally, beginning now through December 25 in the DisneyNOW app, if a user plays a mini-game on the “25 Days of Christmas” activity page, their gameplay will “unwrap” one gift.  Once 500,000 digital gifts have been “unwrapped,” Disney will make a $25,000 donation to Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.  The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributedby the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 800 communities nationwide.  Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org

Check out this photo gallery below of some of the images from GH’s shopping spree benefiting Toys for Tots.  

Which is your favorite pic?  Let us know via the comment section below, and if you will be donating as part of the Christmas toy drive.

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Soap opera fans familiar with Daytime Emmy-winner, Laura Wright’s work from General Hospital, Guiding Light and Loving, will get to see her act in a different venue when she stars in her first Lifetime movie premiering next week on December 14th (8pm EST).

Wright took to her Instagram posting the key art for the Lifetime movie, stating, “OK, guys!!! This is my first Lifetime Movie!!! I’m terrified to see this …truly. So different from what I do everyday on GH!!  I had a blast working with Bree Williamson, Eddie Matos and Rob Roberts.  So so grateful for the experience and I can’t wait to do more!!!”

The log line for the movies details: “Accomplished and beloved Dr. Hillary Spenser is known as “the Angel of the East Wing” for the way she treats her patients. One patient in particular, Gregory Lipton, mistakes her compassion for adoration and becomes obsessed, willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill his misguided vision of their future together. Bree Williamson, Laura Wright, Eddie Matos star. (2018)”

As for Wright’s co-stars; Williamson is best known from One Life to Live as Jessica Buchanan and more recently on GH as Claudette Boland, and Matos is remembered for his work on Port Charles. GH, B&B, and All My Children.

So, will you be checking out Laura on her first Lifetime movie next Friday? Let us know via the comment section below.

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On Friday, so many members of the General Hospital family, past and present, shared their heartfelt remembrances and sorrow via social media on the news of the passing of the longtime head of their hair and make-up department, Donna Messina.

The Daytime Emmy-winning Messina, passed away on Thursday.  She was considered to be a den mother to the entire cast of the show.  Here are just some of the messages shared by current and former GH notables:

Frank Valentini, “Donna Messina (Department Head, Makeup & Hair) joined the family on 8/26/1982. To say her presence will be missed is an understatement. She was an incredibly warm, witty and all around great gal. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones.”

Laura Wright: “We lost our GH mom ……. you will be deeply missed

Genie Francis: “God bless sweet Donna Messina. A great friend and mother hen of us all. We went to her with our feelings, we could speak freely & we knew we were safe..and when we needed it, she would give us a stern no bull talking to, to set us straight. There was no better friend. Godspeed.

Dominic Zamprogna: “Donna welcomed me and treated me like a long lost Italian family member from day 1. Always supportive always smiling. Heart. Broken. Rest easy beautiful Donna.”

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Maurice Benard:  “Sometimes you meet someone in life you connect with and unfortunately life just takes that person away.  And no matter how much your heart breaks you want to remember the good times.  My best friend, my sister, Donna used to hate taking pictures.. I used to have to grab her and hold her. And we would laugh and laugh.  I will never forget this memory, and I will never forget what you meant in my life.”

Nancy Lee Grahn: “My longest & dearest friend at GH was deeply private. I hold that sacred as I do her life & afterlife. Still, TY for ur kind words of support. Love abounds here today.”

Steve Burton: “We lost a beautiful soul last night. Way too soon! The one who held it all together. Was always there for everyone. A mom to everyone. Someone we can all count on. Donna Messina. I love you. Thank you . Rest In Peace.”

Wally Kurth: “Our dear Donna Messina. We will miss you so much. I always loved sitting in your makeup chair, getting the low down, hearing the latest studio gossip. You were the heart and soul of the GH hair/makeup room. Heartbreaking. RIP”

Photo: Jim Warren via Wally Kurth Instagram

Jason Thompson: “Donna was truly a one of kind. You always got it straight from her.”

Kimberly McCullough: Sending my GH family so much love on this sad morning. We lost a good one.

Jon Lindstrom:  “Life is often mystifying in this way. Donna Messina preceded my arrival to “GH”, and I got there in ‘92! I loved her, as we all did, for her support and kindness, her no-bullshit attitude and honesty. I miss her already. R.I.P.”

Jean Passassante: “I’m devastated about Donna. I’ll always remember her kindness in trying to glitz me up for parties, and how she was everyone’s wise pal. Or Mom. Thinking of you, Mo, and the rest of the GH family.”

Share your condolences to Donna’s loved ones via the comment section below, and share your thoughts on the outpouring of love shown by the cast of GH with their touching sentiments for their longtime colleague.

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