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GH's Kirsten Storms Interview: Spixie, Garin Wolf, "Dirty Soap" & Daytime's future!

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Things are looking up and the future extremely bright for one of daytime’s favorite young actresses, General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms.  Her performances as Maxie Jones have had viewers laughing, sometimes shedding a tear, and always wondering what this bundle of energy is going to do next.  Well now with new GH head writer, Garin Wolf starting to give life back to some of Port Charles’ favorite characters, who at times were dropped by the wayside, you can plan on seeing more Maxie and her adventures (romantic and business-wise and otherwise) unfold!

Add to that, the just announced new reality series on E! Entertainment Television which features Kirsten, along with her castmate, Kelly Monaco, Days of our Lives, Galen Gering and Nadia Bjorlin and One Life to Live’s Farah Fath and John-Paul Lavoisier, and the show titled Dirty Soap looks to be a hoot and half with a look into the off-camera lives of Kirsten and company.

We caught with Kirsten at the General Hospital Fan Club Weekend Main Event to get some scoop on her new show, what is up with Maxie and her troubled love life, plus her thoughts on the state of GH and soaps moving online.

The reality show, Dirty Soap, tell me kind of the concept and what is going down? I love the idea that there is a reality show focusing on the lives of young soapy gal and guy performers!

KIRSTEN: I can’t reveal too much, but I can tell you that I have really enjoyed hanging out with Kelly Monaco (Sam).  And what I have learned about her is: that she really does not have a sensor as far as the things that she says which at first would catch me a little off guard. However, Kelly is trying to show me that I can be like that too and not to be so uptight while the cameras are rolling, and even when I am doing an interview worrying how the interviewer is going to respond to what I say. She would say, “Don’t worry about it.  Just be yourself.” 

Well Kelly is very free and open.  I mean, I have heard and read reports that she likes to be, or is most comfortable, being naked most of the time!

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KIRSTEN: Yes, that is so true. But she will not get me to that point! (Laughs) And, her hot little house is like a fortress… so she has the privacy where she can be naked, too. (Laughs)

Now that Garin Wolf is head writing General Hospital, do you see a shift in the scripts? And, how do you think the change at the top will affect Maxie?

KIRSTEN: Number one, I am working more which is a definite change and our scenes have gotten longer, and they are not as confusing as they were. So it is a little more work for us as far as the dialog memorization, but Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Julie Marie Berman (Lulu) and I were talking about it the other day.  We had group scenes together and it just flowed. The dialog made sense and it was easy to remember, because it makes sense.  I am just excited to get back to storylines that the fans really loved.

And what do you think are the storylines that the fans really loved?

KIRSTEN: Well for me personally, they are bringing the Spixie stuff back, and I think a lot of fans also want to see that, even if it’s a love triangle with Jason Cook’s character of Matt. I don’t want the M&M fans to think I am hating on them or anything! (Laughs) Oh you don’t know! If I tweet that I had a photo shoot with Bradford Anderson, I will get tweets form the M&M fans saying, “You don’t care about Jason Cook!” All I said was, “I am taking pictures with Bradford.”  Those fan groups…I love their loyalty, and I don’t hate on either of one of them.  I am Equal Opportunity Maxie – gettin’ some! (Laughs)

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Don’t you think they should have married Maxie and Spinelli at their non-wedding? It sort of happened, and then it felt just dropped!  I thought the two characters really loved each other, so it seems somewhat confusing.

KIRSTEN: I don’t think they should have necessarily gotten married, but I do think they should have talked about it. Recently after Spinelli was shot, Maxie had those scenes on the roof with Dante, where she would say that Spinelli always tried to put himself in danger for her and that is why she had to let him go. She felt he was trying to be somebody that he felt that Maxie wanted, and that was not the case. He was constantly putting himself in danger for her. So she needed to tell him, “I don’t want to be with you.” And then hope he would be fine. I was like, “Why could we not have these scenes twelve months ago, after the wedding?” Then, they stop having us in scenes together.  It sucks it did not get wrapped up back then, but I can tell you that they are going to now go back to a lot of their lingering feelings. I do think there is hope for the Spixie fans! I don’t think I could handle a new man in her life, not another one! (Laugh) It’s hard enough juggling Spinelli and Matt! (Laughs)

What do you think about the decision to recast the character of Kate Howard?

KIRSTEN: I have not met Kelly Sullivan yet, and I had heard they were going to be recasting Kate. Obviously, I adored working with Megan Ward (ex-Kate), and I don’t know what transpired there or what that whole situation was about.  But, as far as having Kate back on GH, I am excited for that because Maxie is at Crimson all by herself!

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Is Maxie running Crimson these days? (Laughs)

KIRSTEN: Well, I don’t know! We barely even talk about work stuff. Every time we are in the Crimson set, we are talking about something else, and I am just running around filing stuff and printing things out.  We never get into: a young woman having such a high demanding job, which I know what that is like, kind of.  So I am excited that now they are going to get into that a little more.

Do you feel like a true soap veteran at this point in your career?  I remember so clearly sitting with you and your mom at your first day on the set at Days of our Lives. And it kind of puts a smile on my face that I have actually known you since the beginning of it all.

KIRSTEN: I have been working on soaps for almost twelve years.  I have pictures from my first few days at DAYS, and it is so crazy to think about, but all of it is just so special to me.

When you see what has happened to the state of the soap industry with OLTL and AMC being canceled and then moving them online, how would you feel if GH eventually goes online too? Would that be something you would entertain…to continue to play Maxie on the web?

KIRSTEN: I think there are a couple of things: first, with the shows being taken off the air that is just sad to me.  I got into the soaps because I grew up watching them. My mom was a huge B&B fan! I think when I was about ten my mom let me start watching it with her. I got so into with Brooke and Ridge, and I can even remember the storylines that they would have.  So to know that soaps are dying and going off the air is very sad to me. Now, would I be interested in doing General Hospital if it were to move online? Absolutely!  I watch tons of television online and I bring my computer everywhere I go. I have Wi-Fi, and you can browse websites, and so everything in multi-media is heading now to the web.  I think one thing that needs to be worked out now is the union rules. That will make the actors want to do this more. Because it is so new, there are not a lot of rules that protect people that want to move forward and do those shows.  So I think that is one of the issues that are holding the actors back from staying with OLTL and AMC when the show goes online.  Hopefully, they can iron all this out.

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Were you at all concerned when you heard that in September 2012 Katie Couric was getting GH’s timeslot? You think if ABC could pull their other two daytime dramas, it causes me concern for GH and it is disconcerting, even though the network keeps reiterating that General Hospital is their flagship soap.

KIRSTEN: Personally, I have no interest on watching a new show in the middle of the day. I watch my news and then I go to work. It will be interesting to see if the people that are home and that turn their TV’s on; if a Katie Couric talk show is something that they want to see.  Personally, that would not be me.  As far as GH’s staying power, it does not make me nervous because the network is going to do what they are going to do, and the decisions they make are solely about money. So it is not about what they think the fans are going to be happiest with, unfortunately, which is why we are encouraging the fans on Twitter to call-in and send letters to let the networks know that fans are still out there wanting to watch soaps.

For Maxie, through now into the fall, what do you think viewers can expect to see?

KIRSTEN: A lot of the Spinelli stuff is going to be worked out over the coming months. Hopefully, the Jackal PI disappears and Spinelli comes back! That would be so nice. I feel so bad for Bradford, because the dialog is so intense. Sometimes when we leave work I will still have his PI accent in my head going, “Sugar Pants”. (Laughs) For Bradford, I am hoping it will work itself out soon.

If you go to Garin Wolf and could say, “This is what I want to do as Maxie, and this is the story I want to play,” what would it be?

KIRSTEN: I would like a fantasy episode where Maxie goes around town making out with whatever guy she thinks is hot. And, I would probably start with Sonny! (Laughs)

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Linda
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Linda

This interview made me sad. When KS first came to GH and everybody was hating on her calling her “Maxiepad”, “Maxiebelle” and a host of other horrible names , attacking her acting, etc.. I know the fanbase that was there taking up for her and supporting her until good times came for her. And that fanbase certainly wasn’t Spixie.

kat
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kat

We are watching GENERAL HOSPITAL and not DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I don’t know about attacking her acting, (She was nominated for an Emmy twice, during the Spixie years and maybe she appreciates teh airtime and notice] but I know people didn’t like the CHARACTER of Maxie because she was breaking up a marriage and playing a bad girl, which was the total opposite of Belle. Maybe that had something to do with it. Matt is not that kid on DAYS (Shawn???) and it’s good she got GH fans apart from a soap she was on when she was a… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

The only one that brought up DOOL was you! Now quit trying to make my post meaningless! I know what you are trying to do! And know your facts before posting your nonsense! KS was nominated for a Emmy once and that was in 2009. At DOOL she WON the Young Artist award in 2002 and WON the Outstanding Child Actor award too. And was nominated for a bunch of others while she was there.

Dawn
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Dawn

I love Maxie but please for the love of god do not revisit the Maxie and Spinelli relationship. I’m not a fan of Matt either but if I had to choose one it would be Matt over Spinelli. Maxie is so erratic and annoying in scenes with Spinelli. With Matt she’s just boring. Maxie needs a new exciting love interest. How about Lucky? Maybe even revisit the Maxie and Johnny flirtation. They were HOT!

Rickki
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Rickki

As somebody that has supported Kirsten for 12 years now I’ve never felt so underappreciated and not loved by one of my soap heroes .

heidi
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heidi

Love her! Love Spixie and want so much more! Love the interview wish it had been a video interview! Thanks Michael!

Cindy
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Cindy

Here, here Linda! I couldn’t agree more. I love Kirsten, but she still doesn’t seem to understand why some of the M&M fans get mad when she posts about photo shoots with Bradford. In the 3 years since Jason Cook joined the show, we have not had a single photoshoot with them. Now add to that the fact that M&M have a lack of storyline and Matt’s character is still underdeveloped after all this time. I know it’s stupid to get angry at Kirsten since she does not dictate storyline direction, nor when the soap mags (or the show) decide… Read more »

Ghfan
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Ghfan

I’m disappointed about the Spinelli stuff. I think the character has so much chemistry with other actors it is ashame to waste the character on Spinelli.

Marimichal
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Marimichal

I don’t know why Kirsten has to bash us Jirsten/Matt/Maxie fans all the time. What did we ever do but love and support her for years. I’m not responsible for whoever tweeted her and I don’t appreciate her lumping me into that category. Just maybe if it wasn’t for us Jirsten fans loving her years ago and helping to get her on the cover of SOW, SOD, SOU, etc.. and making her somewhat of a soapstar she might not have ever been invited to join GH! This interview is sad indeed!

Doe
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Doe

Kirsten Storms is a whirlwind. I am assuming she is the same in real life as she is on screen..Sonetimes, though, I find it is hard to understand her cause she talks so fast. But she does play her part well and makes it her own individuality. It will be interesting to se her with the new Kate after she has been running the magazine. Matt is not strong enough a character right now, and Spinelli is off the wall. So I think she needs someone to really slow her down and make her more mature.But, she is fun to… Read more »

Darcy
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Darcy

Well all I notice is she gets into the “voice” thing when she gets with Spinelli its mostly comedy…I just think Kirsten is being pigeon holed in the Betty Boop type ditzy blond caricature whenever she is w/Speen-Nell-eee. Its a shame too because she’s branded when Kirsten is excellent at serious drama. As for Jason Cook he’s adorable and I still can’t figure out why they will not use this character on this show…he needs a storyline “stat” and it should not be contingent on Maxi… Before they regulated Georgy to pouring coffee at Kelly’s for LuLu who had more… Read more »

Jamie
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Jamie

This was a really pro-Spixie interview by KS with no love giving to the Matt-Maxie fanbase at all. All we got was a unwarranted pop-shot. She says she’s not hating on the M&M fanbase but it sounded like Freudian slip to me. Why even say that? So what exactly did a few M&M posters on Twitter do that was so wrong? They’ve just been teased mercifully by GH for three years only to have Maxie put back into Spinelli’s orbit out of the blue just when M&M was getting good. I guess they aren’t allowed to get upset over that.… Read more »

GHRob
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GHRob

Glad to see a return to Spixie with longer scenes. Please get rid of the boring and mumbling Matt. He is a dud. GH has never recaptured the success of a couple on another show. It just doesn’t work that way.

jeff
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jeff

i think this actress would do anything to get back into the pages of SID including kissing up the sycophantic soap journalists out there and kissing up to the clique
General Hospital media that’s out there. not impressed with her at all.

Sarajane
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Sarajane

I am so happy to hear that Spixe will be sharing more scenes. I love them.

Maree
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Maree

So glad to hear Kirsten and Bradford will be sharing more screentime. I LOVE SPIXIE! They are two wonderfully misunderstood souls who complete each other….outwardly Maxie and Spinelli are so different, but at their core both characters are very similar. M&M have bored me to tears long enough. Bring back the Spixie Magic!

Ghfan10
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Ghfan10

I Love Maxie with Spinelli. I love the chemistry and tenderness of these characters. They just shine whenever they share scenes! I am hoping that the new head writer sees the magic Bradford and Kirsten bring to the show and goes for them full force. M/M fall flat to Spixie imo. Thanks for the interview Michael and Kirsten!

James Shahan
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James Shahan

I enjoyed Jason Cook and Kirsten Storms on Days. But I love Spixie on GH. She was commenting on how whenever she tweets anything good about Bradford Anderson and Spixie she gets attacked as not caring about Jason and M/M. It isn’t true! She supports all fan bases. I hope Spixie returns to the relationship we saw at the non wedding. It doesn’t get any better than that! She is getting work now since she is sharing scenes with Bradford Anderson again. It was Maxie’s relationship with Spinelli that showed her heart and made her a likeable character. There is… Read more »

Austen
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Austen

Great interview! I’ve already noticed that the scenes on GH are longer, more substantive and more interesting. I definitely think Maxie and Spinelli have unfinished business. I hated the way the show basically dropped the couple after they didn’t get married. It felt so sudden and nonsensical. Personally, I also love seeing Kirsten act opposite someone of Bradford Anderson’s calibre. They are a great team and I’m thrilled to see them onscreen together again!

Danielle
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Danielle

I love you Kirsten and I loved this interview. Seeing Spixie share the screen again is making me one happy woman. There’s something about Spixie that just is absolutely magical. Two complete opposites that find they can mesh as one. Those scenes in the sewer showed that Spixie’s flame is still alive and burning bright.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

BA is leaps and bounds a better partner for KS. The chemistry is astounding. M&M have no spark at all. Just because KS and JC worked together as children does not mean their characters on GH have any fit together. As for the interview and hurtful feelings on M&M fans’ part – I seem to get the feeling a lot of them think they “made” Kirsten a star from their fandom of Shelle. BS IMHO – they need to get over the DOOL Shelle re-pairing fantasies, remember this is a completely different show with completely different characters and stop bashing… Read more »

Linda Smith
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Linda Smith

I love Kirsten and Bradford working together so Spixie together on screen again is the bright spot of my day! I watch GH because of them. Personally, I do not understand the attacks on Kirsten…she doesn’t write the stories. But she certainly knows a great working relationship when she has it! She and Bradford make magic together. Maybe it is the “Opposite Attraction” part that makes it what it is, but you root for them to be together. I hope they have a long and happy partnership together. Thanks for the interview, Kirsten and all your hard work! And thank… Read more »

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Remember years ago they tried to pair Stephen Nichols & Mary Beth Evans up again on GH because they were so great on Days together lightening very rarely strikes twice though I don’t think they have written much for the character of Matt. Try a new love interest for her.I will say I have heard when she was available again after she left Days they did not want her back she seems to have major issues off camera that could be just RUMORS!!!

Kay
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Kay

Fantastic interview! I am so excited for the upcoming Spixie storylines! I was also a fan of Shelle back in the day, but I can’t get enough of Spixie on GH. Kirsten and Bradford Anderson really light up the screen when they are together. I think Kirsten is a great actress, and I really respect her for her honest interviews and support/love of all of the fanbases.

I am also very excited for the upcoming reality show! Thanks for the great interview!

Inga
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Inga

Loved the interview thanks so much. It was the Maxie and Spinelli dynamic that got me watching GH. Kirsten Storms and Bradford Anderson are wonderful actors that deserve coherent storylines. Give them something, they will deliver.

Janis
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Janis

I love Kirsten, she has made me smile from day one…GH is lucky to have her and so are we! She is an awesome actress with so much class! I look forward to seeing how she plays out the Spinelli & Matt triangle…whatever happens Maxie will always be right up there on my list of favorites! LOVE U MAXIE!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

This was a great interview. I believe that Kirsten is not the person to attack because Matt and Maxie weren’t given a photoshoot, a story, etc. This is driven by ABCD, and the media..I loved Spixie when they began. I will love them again if the new writing team gives them back their magic. I have nothing against the character of Matt. He was never fleshed out and to be honest, I believe that ship has sailed. To those who would throw Kirsten under a bus for her comments, I would ask that you remember that Kirsten isn’t really Maxie.… Read more »

lineemup
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lineemup

Wait…wha? I don’t understand why this interview would make you feel under appreciated. You peeps are only furthering her point. She just can’t win with some people. She loves her fans no matter the fan base they subscribe to, maybe some of you should take it easy and realize that perhaps your perception of things are a bit askew. Does she have to be a staunch Maxie/Matt fan for her to “prove” that she appreciates you? Come on now…it’s just creepy.

Ulrike C
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Ulrike C

This was an interesting and insightful interview. I found it an interesting read. Good questions and answers. I am really excited that Spixie is making a comeback. KS and BA have amazing chemistry together and their story sort of abruptly got cut short without any real explanation just like KS said. I think a lot of the fans of Spixie were left wondering WTH just happened and why we were given the SKATE treatment. i am over the moon that Spixie is back in each other’s orbit and hope that this Jackal storyline leads to more growth and depth in… Read more »

Lindsay
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Lindsay

The last paragraph says it all. It’s clear that the Jackal PI is a big failure and flop. Even KS is admiting that and hopes it’s over with. This is nothing more than a Spixie pep rally by KS. “Hey people, Spixie are having scenes again, we’re taking about the past, etc.. ” blah, blah , blah! Trying to get people interested in them again — Well good luck with that one! More people want Maxie away from Spinelli than with him. This is a insulting interview , And KS just tosses the M&M fans under the bus uncaringly. Matt… Read more »

Bella
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Bella

I have always supported Kirsten, no matter who she’s been paired with. I can assure you that when Maxie was getting called names, I was sticking up for her. And yes, I’m a Spixie fan. While, like I said, I’ve always supported her pairings, there’s just something special about Spixie. I really like that finally there may be a glimmer of hope for us Spixie fans. Looking forward to seeing what the new headwriter does with Bradford and Kirsten’s amazing chemistry.

Jaylin
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Jaylin

Nice interview! Thanks Michael and Kirsten! Loving that there will be more Spixie to look forward to. A lot of fans do want to see Maxie and Spinelli sharing scenes and especially back together, me being one of them. Pulling for a Spixie reunion. Kirsten and Bradford bring Spixie magic to the screen. To the people bashing KS, you really are just proving her point. SMH.

lena
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lena

Maxie’s an interesting character who has been woefully underused since Spixie broke up last summer.

Kirsten Storms is one of the few actresses on GH who can switch between comedy and drama effortlessly. Spixie always had so much potential as more than comic relief, and after the sewer scenes on Thursday, I’m optimistic than Kirsten and Bradford will get a story that actually takes advantage of their talents.

For the first time in a long time, I’m looking forward to General Hospital and seeing what’s ahead for Maxie and Spinelli.

Heather
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Heather

M&M fans need to put a cork in it and learn that perhaps the reason Kirsten barely mention M&M in the interview is because there’s nothing to be said. It’s unfortunate that the writers didn’t give Matt and Maxie a real love story. Yeah I’m a spixie fan, but I can definitely understand letting another fan base get their chance to shine and Bob Guza disappointed them big time. It’s not to say that Garin won’t develop M&M, he should to make this upcoming triangle more of a struggle for Maxie than an apparent choice to be with Spinelli. I… Read more »

Cath
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Cath

I love Kirsten and I have nothing against her personal opinions but here are mine: while Bradford and Kirsten do have chemistry together, I feel like the character of Maxie has outgrown Spinelli and she had a good thing going with Matt. So I’m not thrilled that Spixie gets revisited and if the Jackal P.I. storyline is an indication of things to come, then my fast forward button will certainly get a work out. I guess it’ll be up to Garin Wolf and his team of writers to make me care for the Spixie pairing again.

Bianca
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Bianca

I have to agree with KS, Jackal PI needs to go away! OLTL has become my soap to watch for the last couple of years, but I’ve always enjoyed watching Maxie clips. Mopey Spinelli was bad enough, now I just scroll through any scene with the Jackal. She’s also right that it would have been a lot more interesting if Maxie had told Spinelli everything she told Dante. Instead they just had her randomly boink Franco and rushed her into a relationship with Matt, instead of giving Spixie real closure. I like M&M. In fact, I actually didn’t a Shawn… Read more »

Bianca
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Bianca

Oops…I meant, “didn’t actually become a Shawn and Belle fan.”

zippity58
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zippity58

I cannot watch any Spixie scenes from day one. No chemistry none what so ever. Love M&M, with Matt she’s a adult having adult conversations.
If you put Jason & Kristen in a room together electricity is bouncing off the wall. If they go with Spixie good bye GH..

Alayne
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Alayne

I am thrilled to see Kirsten and Bradford together again. I think they are both fantastic actors and have a wonderful chemistry together. Can’t wait to see more.

I think Jackal PI is a hoot. Bradford is a wonderfuly versatile actor and I love to watch him at his craft.

Spektor
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Spektor

My two cents. Matt and Maxie haven’t broken up yet. They are still together. This interview is so wrong in so many different ways! Is this a news bulletin that M&M are breaking up? Because it sure reads this way and if so what a crappy way to hear about it! I think Kirsten Storms is pretty heartless and mean here and so self serving. And fans know what I’m talking about here. But this is not a surprise really because when has she ever giving a real shout out to M&M or showing them any real support over the… Read more »

SR
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SR

What a downer reading this Kirsten Storms interview! I hate Spixie and Spinelli with a passion! Spixie is like nails on a chaulkboard! They had their time. They are such a media made couple and they force them down our throats every chance they get! I want Maxie with Matt. They have the hotness, sexyness and looks that I like in a couple. All they need is a storyline and some love from the new headwriter! I’ll play devil’s advocate here and say that this was a huge Spixie fueled interview. She pretty much chosed sides. If this really is… Read more »

Chrissy
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Chrissy

I want Maxie to have a love story with Matt. When do we fans of Maxie/Matt get our turn? When is our payoff? I have a lot of time invested in watching this show only to get nothing again? Does my time not mean anything to this show? I’m not happy at all.

It’s sad that Matt/Maxie doesn’t even have a GH promo photo for sites to use. This site has to use a Home Habitat photo.

I’m a Matt/Maxie fan that’s barely hanging on. GH does nothing but disappoint.

Tara
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Tara

I want Maxie with Matt.

Becky
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Becky

us maxie-matt fans deserve a storyline too, this show doesn’t care about us.

Lion
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Lion

Love her just hope she gets better sooonnnn

Linda
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Linda

i sure hope that you are feeling better …i sure miss you on gh and i really dont care for the other girl,dont get me wrong she is good but she`s just not you …

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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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