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GH’s Cynthia Watros Talks On: Nina and Sonny and What’s Next, Her Co-Stars, and Her Daytime Emmy-Winning Role as GL’s Annie Dutton

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One of the red-hot storylines on soaps is that of the Nina/Sonny/Carly triangle currently playing out on General Hospital which in turn has stirred up fans of the long-running ABC daytime drama.

At the epicenter of it all is Daytime Emmy-winning actress, Cynthia Watros, who plays the complex Nina Reeves and it was through her vendetta with Carly (Laura Wright), and her omission that she found Sonny (Maurice Benard) alive and well in Nixon Falls and living as an amnesiac named “Mike”, which opened the door to this unexpected alternate love story between Nina and Sonny.

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Now, months later and with Sonny’s memory in tact, and back in Port Charles, viewers have seen: the implosion of Carly and Sonny’s marriage, Nina hitting the sheets with Sonny (which Carly walks in), and now the question becomes, what will be Nina’s state of play for the man she loves? Will she go after Sonny and find the happiness that seems to have alluded her in matters of the heart?

Michael Fairman chatted with Watros for an all-new virtual interview now on the Michael Fairman Channel about: all things Nina/Sonny/Carly, working with her GH co-stars, what she thinks would happen if Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) turns out to be Nina’s bio-child, and more.

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In addition, we take a look back at Cynthia’s memorable run as Guiding Light’s Annie Dutton, the role that one her the Daytime Emmy back in 1998, and sharing scenes with the one and only Kim Zimmer (Reva), while playing the psychotic and villainess, Annie.  Cynthia also talks on her time as Libby on ABC’s hit primetime series, Lost and much more.

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Watch the full conversation with Cynthia below, and make sure to “subscribe” to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews with your favorite stars and more featured content.

Now let us know, what do you hope happens next for Nina? Do you want her and Sonny to be together? Do you hope Willow turns out to be Nina’s daughter? Do you hope Nina gets her comeuppance from Carly for what she did to her, and the Corinthos family, when Nina knew Sonny was alive? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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brian
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brian

Great interview… team Nina all the way !

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I really want Cynthia Watros to win the Daytime Emmy for Best Actress this year – I prefer her way more than Laura Wright’s shouty shrill self-righteous shtick over-acting. Hoping Kirsten Storms will submit in Supporting Actress so she can win an Emmy this year too! Cynthia for her overall work all year and Kirsten for the kidnapping/giving birth in the woods/confrontation of “Henrik” (Peter) and giving Louise to Brooklynn for Louise’s protection – yowzers!). Nina (and Maxie) are my two favorite GH characters! She has really made Nina her own and she always has me riveted to my t.v.… Read more »

Margherita
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Margherita

Cynthia IS Nina! I cannot even imagine Michelle Stafford as Nina at this point. And I was so wishing that Gina would have been Phyllis’s return from Milan on Y and R.

Maxie/Kirsten is doing some magic! So glad that GH gave her a very potent storyline, especially after her losing Nathan/Jay.

Overall, GH is doing a much better job than any other soap with driving characters and story simultaneously.

(Though I still miss The Guiding Light!!! – Happy Robert Newman is back on daytime at Y and R)

Richard
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Richard

I find her so overrated and the year she won her Emmy it should have went to Eileen Davidson

clb
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clb

Cynthia is an iconic daytime actress and Annie was a great and complex character that was played by the best. She deserved the Emmy that year and I remember her speech even if it has been 20+ years. GL was the better soap anyway and few will reach its 72 years.

Lora
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Lora

Need Nina to get therapy because she needs it.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Yes she does!

Boop
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Boop

Carly definitely needs it!

Satan
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Satan

I really tried to like this version of Nina when she took over the role…. never cared for Psycho redhead Nina at all. In the beginning it seems like Cynthia’s version of Nina humanized the character. But that all seemed to stop when she found out Val the Bastard lied to her about Sasha being her daughter. OK… fair enough, that would upset anybody, I guess. Maybe she’ll get over that… But no… she went from there right into blaming Carly for Psycho Nelle’s death, which was wrong on both counts. First, Nelle ain’t even dead, and second, Carly actually… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

The devil can handle almost anything or anyone except…….! Carly and Jax kept the secret going about Nelle ; one bad idea needs a friend! Thanks to Carly , herself , she received her. Also , Nina didn’t keep Sonny in that town all of that time ; he was there before she got there. Anyway …….

alic
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alic

You analyzed this perfectly. A lot of people say Carly deserves this after what she has done over the years, Trouble with that reasoning is that it could apply to almost every adult character on GH. The result would be a continuous circular firing squad. This psycho cut a baby out of woman’s stomach and said woman is now “friends” with her!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Thank you!! Nina is a nuts!!

Camy
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Camy

You hit it on the nail. Nina needs to pay for all the hurt she caused.

Su000
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Su000

I’m for Nina and Soony–
I’m more than sick of Carly..
She is the worst–She has been in love with
Jason from day one-
She kept him, made him like a second husband..
When Carly and Jason were getting married, remember, their conversations? Her love for Jason- Not a ‘friend’ love.
Carly confessed her love for Jason etc etc–
Carly was in a marriage with both Sonny and Jason to some extent.
I want something new- Sonny and Nina-

Timmm
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Timmm

Looks like its Carly and Drew around the bend! And guess what, when they get comfortable, guess who will craw out from underneath the rubble, yes Jason Morgan!

Barbara
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Barbara

Steve Burton aka Jason has stated he is not returning to GH. So, if the character is returning from the dead, it’ll be recast abd im sorry, but no one can play the part but Steve Burton…

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I think it would be great if both Nina & Carly would give up on this depressing simpleton known as Sonny (or Mike or whoever). Really? THIS guy is the ultimate prize? Kick him to the curb and move on!

Damien
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Damien

I was glued to her during the Annie years on GL! Still one of my favorite periods on any soap! Her, Reva and Josh, Dinah and Hart, Harley, Phillip and Beth, Alan, Vanessa and Kurt,Michelle,Danny and his mob mom, Drew and Jesse, Ross and Blake,and that crooked lawyer, the Doctor and the deaf girl( forget names) just to name a few. Every episode was cant miss really. So many amazing storylines and characters at any given time! Cynthias breakdown as Annie in the cabin is an iconic soap episode! She was on y n r briefly as Kelly, I was… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Damien
Those were the days, weren’t they? They don’t write like that anymore. Everyone you mentioned was perfect. I watched that show since it started on TV and before that listened with my mother on the radio. Do you know who Billy was before they started calling him Ed? He was in a playpen when it first started on TV .On a sad note, too bad they did what they did at the end of the show with the crazy camera work, taking it on location so to speak out in the Boonies of N.J.

Damien
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Damien

Really was. GL had soooo much history

Kathy
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Kathy

I don’t understand why Sonny had anything to do with Nina. She cut Avery out of Ava and kidnapped her. How can Ava want anything to do with Nina after that? We all suspected Willow was Nina’s daughter and that Nina isn’t Wiley’s blood grandma. UGH!!! Sonny and Carly FOREVER!!!! I have to admit the actors are amazing…

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Every one of those gals worked their tails off this year, even little Violet having to put up with some of her co-stars. As far as Nina and Sonny getting together, it would only be by default.Sonny doesn’t like to be alone and he will most likely turn to Nina once she knows he’s available.
I’m still not convinced she is Nelle’s mother, let alone Willow’s, so I am holding judgement on that one. Does anyone remember if they did a DNA on Nelle and Nina, I dont.

Barbara
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Barbara

Now there’s another “daughter” with unknown mother… Ezmay!! Who was Ryan with that gave Ezmay up for adoption…. Is she Nina’s daughter? Or Ava? All these “ motherless” characters!!!

Lincoln
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Lincoln

Nice lady; but this story has gone on way too long. Now we get boring Sonny/Nina hanging out at a bar in PC instead of Tan-O. Send all three on a break and concentrate on other stories and acting talent. One good point is acting all around in story.

LincolnLog
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LincolnLog

Ava and the new Jordan have more chemistry with Sonny then nut job Nina.

Randi
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Randi

Nina is self righteous and a wack job. Don’t give her the satisfaction of taking a woman’s husband. Never-mind her vendetta against Carly, she kept Sonny from his children and endangered the children with Sonny’s ‘business’ ties. Remember what Nina did to Ava(don’t like her either), but no one deserves to have their child ripped from them especially in such a brutal way. Nelle didn’t fall far from the tree and the damage they do to everyone in their path shouldn’t allow for a happy ending.

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Finn Carr is General Hospital’s New Rocco Falconeri

Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu’s son, Rocco is getting a new look! Enter young actor, Finn Carr, who will take over the role on-air beginning this week.

Carr is very familiar to TV fans who have watched Hot in Cleveland, Fuller House, Criminal Minds and more.  He has also appeared in streaming series for Netflix including Alexa & Katie, and most recently in an episode of Paramount+’s, I Carly.

Now that Rocco is a bit older (with Carr taking over the role), will he figure more into the story of Dante/Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) relationship, and the arrival of Dante’s buddy, Cody (Josh Kelly) on to the Port Charles scene?

The role of Rocco was first played by twins through 2017. Since then, Mason Tannous, O’Neill Monahan, and Brady Bauer have all played the part at one time or another.  In story, it was actually Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) who carried baby Rocco when she was implanted with Dante and Lulu’s stolen embryo.

Soap Opera Digest first reported this latest ‘Rocco’ casting switch in their latest issue on newsstands now.

So, please welcome Finn to the cast of GH in the comment section below!

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(WATCH) 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Interviews

Last Friday, the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were broadcast on CBS and streamed on Paramount+, but before the ceremonies many of your favorites from daytime including the stars from: Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless walked the red carpet and stopped to chat with the press in attendance.

Michael Fairman was on-hand reporting for Michael Fairman TV, and his You Tube channel, The Michael Fairman Channel  and now all of the video interviews can be viewed there.

From the nominees, to the presenters, cast members and executive producers and writers, daytime came together for the first time in-person since the Covid-19 pandemic changed all of our lives and halted live events for over 2 and a half years.

Check out these red carpet interviews and moments by clicking on the hyperlinks below:

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Kelly Monaco

Nancy Lee Grahn

Laura Wright

Cynthia Watros

Cameron Mathison

Dominic Zamprogna and Lisa LoCicero

Nicholas Alexander Chavez

Sydney Mikayla

William Lipton

Kelly Thiebaud

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Deidre Hall and Galen Gering

Greg Vaughan

Eric Martsolf

Ron Carlivati

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Kimberlin Brown

Lawrence Saint-Victor

Tanner Novlan

John and Laurette McCook

Naomi Matsuda

Matthew Atkinson

Cassandra Creech

The Young and the Restless

Mishael Morgan

Cait Fairbanks

Elizabeth Hendrickson

Alyvia Alyn Lind

So, who was your favorite person we chatted with on the red carpet at this year’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Winners Interviews: Reactions and Heartfelt Moments

Last Friday night at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Michael Fairman was in the Winner’s Walk and had the opportunity to get real time reactions and thoughts as the night’s big winners chatted for a few minutes following their Emmy victories.  All of the winners, as well as the red carpet interviews will be posted all through this week on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Talking with Michael, immediately following taking home the gold, were General Hospital winners including: Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series winner, Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer Cassadine), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, Jeff Kober (Cyrus Renault), Outstanding Drama Series winner (Executive Producer, Frank Valentini) and Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series winners, Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier.

Sharing in her historic Emmy-winning moment was The Young and the Restless’ Outstanding Lead Actress winner Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair), as well as Outstanding Lead Actor winner The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric Forrester).

Days of our Lives head scribe, Ron Carlivati and writer, Ryan Quan also talked with Fairman on their win for the Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series, as did talk show host, Tamron Hall, who took home gold for the Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.

While Kelly Clarkson was not present to pick up her awards, her series executive producers, Alex Duda and Kareen Gunning spoke on winning Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, while the cast and producers of The Price is Right stopped by to celebrate the game shows 50th anniversary milestone.

You can check out several of our 49th Annual Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.

Let us know what were your some of your favorite moments from our Emmy victory chats via the comment section.

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