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GH's Latest Promo Offers Up First Glimpse Of Bree Williamson In Her New Role!

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The first glimpse of Bree Williamson in her new daytime role on General Hospital is located inside the latest promo from ABC

Williamson who made her mark with soap fans when she played Jessica Buchanan and her alters on One Life to Live, is playing Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) ex-wife, Claudette West.

This summer look for Claudette to be heavy in story with the two men from her past, Nathan and Dr. Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen).

In On-Air On-Soaps latest interview with GH’s head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante they revealed that Bree was their first choice for the role.  Altman related why: “Bree has a very intelligent, and sexy quality to her, and that is what we saw in this character.” Look for Bree’s first episode to air next week on July 5th.

Watch GH’s fourth of July promo after the jump featuring Bree’s debut and let us know if you are excited to see how her story plays out in the comment section below!

GENERAL HOSPITAL- FIREWORKS from ABC DAYTIME PROMOS on Vimeo.

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Tim
Tim

I wonder if she’ll have a French-Canadian accent?

Walter Ian Kaye
Walter Ian Kaye

Well a Canadian accent will be easy since that’s where Bree’s from, so I imagine so! I think she was trying to lose it on OLTL, as there was one time where she pronounced a Canadian ‘o’ and an American ‘o’ in the same sentence lol

Celia
Celia

Lol, too funny, Walter. It’s not the letter ‘o’ on itself….it’s the combination of ‘o’ and ‘u’ together….such as house, out, about etc.

Celia
Celia

If she does, Tim? It will be a fake one. The only citizens of Canada that have a French accent are the people of French descent who live in certain parts of the province of Quebec. The rest of the country speaks English. It is a fallacy to think otherwise.
I visit family in Toronto on a regular basis, the only relatives that speak French are those who studied it in school. It is an ELECTIVE course; not mandatory. I also studied at U of T for a couple of semesters…..none had an accent and few spoke French.
But, if “Claudette” has lived in NYC for so long, she may have lost her accent, if she ever had one. LOL.
I am just happy to see Bree, regardless of her accent. LOL.

Christy
Christy

I work with someone from England. Has been living in the US for roughly 16 years… She is still British speaking.

Celia
Celia

@Christy.
Hi, Christy,
There’s a vast difference between an English accent and a Canadian accent. We, as Americans are very familiar with Canadian actors, comedians, singers…entertainers, in general. With the exception of Celine Dion, who is a true French Canadian, I could never really tell the difference.
I did not even know Jason Thompson was Canadian. Same goes for Jim Carrey, Drake, Ryan Gosling, and so many more.
Many of my husband’s relatives have been here over 40 years….they still speak with an Italian accent. As do my Grandparents who speak with a thick Scottish brogue.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

She confirmed in SOD that she would be using her natural Canadian accent, and would not be using an American one.

Celia
Celia

Hey, Scott,
You know that each country in the world has slang, dialect and an accent that may vary from state to state, town to town.
As far as I am concerned there’s no true American accent. New Yorkers have different accents, depending on the borough in which one lives. New Englanders have accents that are so different from Connecticut to Maine. Just to name a few. As a matter of fact, there are some parts in Maine that people speak with a French Canadian accent. (Frenchville).
So, the same goes for Canada. As I said, Torontonians do not have an accent, per se, just a couple of words, here and there. LOL. Now, I’m contradicting myself, ehhy? I remember in Poly-Sci class, the professor would always end his sentences with ehhy?
I never noticed Bree’s Canadian accent in all the years she was on OLTL. I had no idea.

Celia
Celia

Sorry, Scott.
Autocorrect isn’t so correct. Keeps ‘adjusting’ what I write. Should read: Poli-Sci.

su0000
su0000

Watching; my heart didn’t stop and my jaw didn’t drop.
(they lied lol)

Soaphound
Soaphound

TeeHee, me neither su0000. Just not feeling it.

Celia
Celia

You slay me, su. Didn’t do it for me either. Tepid, at most.

Ryan
Ryan

Bree Williamson is recurring, not on contract yet. I am looking forward to see Bree on GH next week. Welcome back to Daytime Bree.

Christy
Christy

Me too! Wonder if she and Franco will pass by each other at the hospital, and give each other funny looks. 😀

Celia
Celia

That’s funny, Christy….like, “…hey, haven’t I seen you somewhere before?”.

Tivette
Tivette

I’m so HAPPY to see Bree–always loved her incredible acting on OLTL! She is a formidable actress, so I hope the writers give her great material.

Melissa
Melissa

Bree looks great! Nice to see her back on a soap.

tskyent
tskyent

How cool is this! Looking forward…

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

I will wait and see…she will bring baby Nate?…she will be crazy and try to kill Maxie?…soap ex’s are like stalkers…they all end up in town and want their ex back doing whatever they can do get him or her back instead of moving on-sigh!!!

dmr
dmr

Sure she will be bringing (or hiding) a baby and there will be a “whose the daddy” storyline and as usual, there will be tampering at the hospital lab with the results.

Celia
Celia

You’re on a roll, Jimmy. Claudette will stalk both Griffin and Nathan…..with hook, line and sinker; the priest by his collar; the cop by his holster.

brian
brian

it will be so good to see Bree Williamson on the screen again. hope she is in for a long stay at General Hospital. hope all the viewers give her a fair chance !

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hope the WRITERS give her a fair chance.

Softjohn
Softjohn

Our lovely Bree Williamson has returned to our small screens!

Celia
Celia

She is that!!!!! And more, Softjohn. Love her.

Steve B
Steve B

Welcome back to town, pretty lady. You’ve been greatly missed.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I liked Ms. Williamson on OLTL and am happy to see her on GH. Please allow us a compelling story line and make it longer term. That said, Port Charles is a very crowded place these days. I am not sure everyone is needed. And that is difficult to say as there is a lot of talent in the studio.

jeremy
jeremy

AWESOME!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

She is hot! I hope her character is good. Good luck with Ryan, the anti-Di Nero!

Dylan
Dylan

I hope they don’t just bring her in as a one note bad girl and waste the talents of yet another high profile soap star. A good cop and a good doctor (priest?) both loved this woman, so if she was just another garden variety bad girl, it would be lazy storytelling and a huge letdown, and would further undermine and weaken Nathan and Griffin’s status as leading men. They just CANNOT introduce her in any fashion similar to how they botched Michelle Stafford’s entry. They, the powers that be, were so excited and eager to get their new prize, Stafford, onto the screen and into major story, they thrust her into nearly every story. It was also very insulting and insensitive to feature a coma patient of 20 years being introduced that way. I have a friend who was in a car accident a year and a half ago, she was in a coma for 2 months…and to this day, a year and a half later, she remains a virtual vegetable in an upright wheelchair and can only blink her eyes and squeeze her hands in response. There has to be something instantly emotionally relatable whith all these new characters or they are just doomed to fail. Bree’s talent won’t have a thing to do with her ultimate success or failure on this show…we all know she is a dynamite actress. If solid, integrated writing is not there, it won’t work. look at all the shows that have squandered Sarah Brown’s talent!!!! Four at last count.

Dawn
Dawn

Love Bree and her work so I’m looking fwd to something new on this show.

Alan
Alan

Bree is amazing — she should’ve been a Lulu recast. Sadly, with the current head writers I don’t look for her character to have any longevity.

Beth CP
Beth CP

Bree Williamson was one of the actresses I thought of to take on the role of L after I’d gotten over the initial shock of Julie Berman taking leave of GH.

jlh
jlh

I really look forward to Bree’s debut. I was never a big fan of her Jessica on OLTL but just the other day watched her scenes where Nash died and she was amazing. She had me in tears, as embarrassing as it is to say. Hope her GH character is interesting.

Ces
Ces

Great, another new character to suck up airtime. Meanwhile, a story that started oh, 2 months ago Laura & Dr. Collins hasn’t even gotten off the ground. OH yes, I should be sooo excited, right? NOT.

Justin
Justin

I’m with ya. But, I predicted that Laura’s story would go nowhere. I know this crappy show too well.

Lin
Lin

I wish she were playing Jessica. This character does not sound like one that will be able to stay.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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Make sure to check out Benard’s new site, and let us know if you might be picking up one of the “State of Mind” shirts for yourself via the comment section below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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