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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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James D Thear
James D Thear

Great looking couple ! Both are immensely talented! Best wishes !!

Harry
Harry

Yes, great looking couple, indeed! And that’s all that matters it seems.

Jovin
Jovin

Just seems weird to be talking about a middle aged actress being recently divorced and on the prowl. And the actress whom Frank Valentini constantly exclaims “Leads the cast of General Hospital…”, suddenly her boyfriend lands the plum male role on GH, despite having NO physical resemblance whatsoever to his onscreen parents or siblings. They talk and giggle and carry on in their interview like they are 18. Its embarrassing, its not cute. Glad theyre happy, but this just lowers the bar for serious GH news reporting.

Shay
Shay

Very well put, Jovin!

AVP
AVP

Agreed. Every photo I have seen of them, she seems to be VERY into him. Hell, if at 47 you can feel that way about someone, great; although, they do act like they are 18. I feel as though I have read about their first meeting, date, anniversary, etc. in every soap publication. Seriously? Is this newsworthy?

Ann Mazza
Ann Mazza

Seriously, they deserve it. Be happy guys n enjoy ur life’s.By the way ur both amazing actors.

Bobby
Bobby

What’s wrong with acting 18 or feeling like you’re 18? Why do so many people put conditions on other people’s age? I don’t get it. We may grow older and learn but we never have to grow up to the point where everything is so serious and stern. Let people be themselves and don’t ridicule them for doing that.

Victoria
Victoria

You shouldn’t Be so critical for her being in love !! I think it’s great she found love after her divorce

luciekatcher
luciekatcher

I just love both of them they really do make a great couple. Love them

Harry
Harry

It seemed to me that it was Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch X 2.

AVP
AVP

I didn’t realize a year long relationship at 47 was considered long-term and so intense. They have “sold” this same story to “Soaps in Depth” numerous times. She is a narcissist. He needed a job and is riding on her coattails. ‘Nuff said.

Sonja Evans
Sonja Evans

Absolutely beautiful couple. Superb actors

Ronni
Ronni

Love this

Ronni
Ronni

I think they are awesome

Miami
Miami

She is the reason that he has his job. They are obnoxious. She should invest getting her teeth fixed.

eddie
eddie

He got the job because he had soap opera experience.They favor people with prior experience.As for their relationship,I see problems,he is 40 no children,never married,never lived with a woman.Rebecca herbst is the only one on the show the past 55 years whose relationship has lasted.In the past 3 years, 3 couples who met on the show broke up.Also,at least 50 couples who met on all the soaps the past 25 years have broken up.

Dmr
Dmr

Once again, she’s got to prop him up, because she has seen the comments on social media, #nepotism. I have always thought she was incredibly obnoxious. He doesn’t have the capabilities of pulling off such a complex character. He’s awful.

rebecca1
rebecca1

And I have to say once again I think he’s brilliant in this role. Just love him and Peter’s story. And I don’t blame her for wanting to squash all the nasty gossip. He’s an established soap actor and just because they’re dating doesn’t mean that the producers are going to put their show on the line to do her a favor.

Helen
Helen

So sad that comments like these are made

Jackie
Jackie

I know right Helen. It’s like these comments are coming from really mean and rude people and I don’t understand why they watch or read the articles. Congratulations Laura and Wes.

su000
su000

I really like Wes Ramsey as Peter, he’s doing a great job..
Laura, as usual, is bringing her game home..
They look to be a very well matched couple.

And-
Laura, she has awesome teeth..
and Wes has great hair..

rebecca1
rebecca1

I am loving Peter’s story, su! And I think Wes is doing a a phenomenal job! He breaks my heart when he’s not making it flutter! Ahahahah; that was so freaking corny (and yet, strangely true!) 😉

Caryl Smoley
Caryl Smoley

Their love is ment to be…I watch GH, but I saw them on Food Networks the kitchen. They were so cute, happy..you can feel the love! So happy for them both.

Timmm
Timmm

Good luck to the both of them.

Now down to business, Wes is all wrong as Peter. He doesnt have the depth, looks nothing like either of his parents and both his parents are from different countries and Peter sounds like neither Anna or Faison!

Dmr
Dmr

AGREE.

Soaphound
Soaphound

I’m with you on this, Timmm. When Heinrich/Peter was growling at Anna while being arrested, I was suppressing giggles. He is simply not right for the character as written (which seems to have changed twice already) and I didn’t like him with Maxie. I’m glad they’re a happy couple in real life, but that’s no reason to miscast an actor.

Harry
Harry

I agree with Timm. I know some folks hear Yannie while others hear Laurel. Some feel Peter is a nuanced,intensely talented actor while others feel he is milquetoast for dinner kind of actor. I guess you could say I inhabit the latter group. I am not buying this story line at all–Anna would never, ever, in a million years sleep with Faison. This is not character driven writing. And if she did, you can bet your bottom dollar she would have used protection. And know this whole story arc, which involves Anna, Fasion, Finn, Robert, Jason and Drew, circles and orbits around Henrik. What I hate most about this story is it has taken one of my favorite iconic soap actors of all time and reduced her to a sniveling pile of tear drenched Kleenex. What happened to the Emma Peel, the kickboxing, karate-chopping bad ass of daytime? Anna has tearfully repeated the story of how Henrik came to be countless times as if to convince the audience of its plausibility The story is horrifically written–it just is. Maybe I would appreciate Peter more had he not been placed in this abysmal story. All I can say is you know it’s bad when I, arguably Anna Devane’s biggest fan, fast forward through her scenes. If we could just get through one episode without watching Anna cry. This begs the question–why does GH like to weaken strong women? We see with Anna and we certainly see this with Alexis, who acted like a petulant 16 year old at the Nurse’s Ball when she stormed off the stage after learning what she already knew (Finn has feelings for Anna)? Alexis should have gotten over her little self, accepted her award graciously and like a grown up and then go sulk in a corner instead of calling attention to herself.

K/kay
K/kay

They ruined Anna / genie Francis is lucky they did not destroy her character I truly will Hail the days they give gh their exit door

Dmr
Dmr

AGREE. Fans would have loved if Griffin turned out to be Anna’s. Still could have worked the beloved Tristan Rogers into that storyline, somehow. I have to say, I am loving the Ava, Griffin, Kiki storyline. It reminds me of AMC-Marion, Tad, and Liza. I have to say, Haley Erin is doing a great job. I was never a fan until recently. (Off topic, I know).

Harry
Harry

DMR, why oh why couldn’t Robert have met up with his little brother Mac on Friday’s episode? I mean, they were on the same episode. Is it too much to ask to have Robert involved in a story line which doesn’t involve, Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater? There is a reason why GH is placing last in the important demographics. Peter, Peter, ratings eater. The over reliance on Peter, a newbie who cannot handle the responsibility of being the climax of a story arc involving Anna and Fasion, is doomed to fail. If Frank focused on Robert Scorpio, who is exciting to all age groups, the ratings would soar.

Dmr
Dmr

Agree. Love Robert-now, that actor and character IS layered-comedic, intense, loyal, etc. Love Tristan Rogers. Just happy TPTB found room within their “Peter” budget to fit Mac and Felicia in an episode.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh how I disagree with everything you wrote, Harry. I actually responded to your post regarding Alexis/Finn/Anna and it got lost with the movers to this site. Suffice to say I’m kinda fed up with hearing that because an adult has sex, flirts, gets hurt, feels betrayed, gets jealous, feels rejected, etc, etc that that character is acting like “petulant 16 year old.” I don’t know what being an adult means to you but to me it encompasses all the same emotions I had when I was younger. You don’t cease to feel any of the above emotions just because you’re a certain age. As for Alexis. I’m thinking you missed the part where she told Finn, not once but several times, to try to work things out with Anna. She encouraged him to go and talk to her. It was Finn, after several attempts, who told Alexis that “Anna has moved on.” It was Finn, who suggested that HE was ready to move on, with her. Not a “friends with benefits” thing but he wanted to be in a relationship with her. Not the other way around. She had lied to Julian and told him that she and Finn were a couple. She then told Finn that she lied, apologized, and said she would rectify it; tell the truth. It was Finn who told her not to, that they should actually make a go at it. It was also Finn who went with Alexis on election nite, Finn who went to find and comfort her when she lost, Finn who got upset when Julian tried to talk to Alexis. So for you to say that Alexis kept coming in between Finn and Anna made me wonder if you’d even watched all the episodes! Why did Alexis act like she did? Because, despite her feelings for Julian, she was falling for Finn. She spent a lot of time with him. Unlike Anna and Finn, who went on their little spy escapade, Alexis and Finn actually had conversations. They bonded at the meetings, they talked about their upbringings, etc. Theirs was a more realistic rapport and apparently they were attracted to each other, as well. But that’s neither here nor there. Finn dumped her. It was horrible. He told her at the bar he was sorry; he thought he could move on. He should have told her that way before The Ball, way before he left her sitting at the table alone when he was supposed to be “her date” and introduce her to accept the award. Instead, she was made to feel like a fool; someone he led on, slept with and kept to himself his feelings for Anna. Was it obvious he had them? Perhaps. But that doesn’t change the fact that they liked each other enough to start their own relationship. Doesn’t change the fact that he led Alexis to believe that yes, he still had residual feelings but he was interested in being with her. Still hurts.… Read more »

Dmr
Dmr

I like Alexis and Finn-as friends. I love how he followed her to the Metro Court bar, and she said, “you didn’t hurt me; I’m just hurt.” That scene, and the scene with Julian at her house-amazing, I thought.

Harry
Harry

Rebecca, with all due respect, we will always disagree on this subject. You hear Laurel and I hear Yannie. Sorry, my friend, but you cannot convince me to your side anymore than I can convince you to mine. I just wish Alexis could have sucked it up, accepted her award and then retreated to a quiet corner to reflect on her hurt feelings. That said, NLG as Alexis looked amazing in that dress. She looks so good these days and that is something with which we both agree. Hope all is well with you.

rebecca1
rebecca1

It’s a soap. Harry. Cliche but true. Where would the drama be if she “retreated to a quiet corner.” Why should she? People are allowed to show emotions; are allowed to show vulnerability. In that moment she was devastated. I don’t know how’d she get up there and accept an award. If she thought it just “friends with benefits” like Julian and Kim, it wouldn’t have been a big deal. She and Finn were supposedly more.

I’m not trying to change your mind. I’m just sort of surprised by your feelings on how one should act according to age. I’m not talking about “looks”. I just don’t get how anyone can judge another for “feeling”. And though we’re discussing a fictional character, that is indicative of how you would feel in a real life situation; and I just don’t get it. I’d tend to feel bad for the person, not think, “oh, she/he is past the age where that should effect him/her. And past the age to show it.” Sometimes the “show must go on” (no TV show pun intended) can’t. Because a human being is experiencing something so upsetting that the “show” isn’t important.

I just think certain judgments are harsh. They almost sound angry. Condescending. I don’t get it. I felt for her and put myself in that position. I could care less if she was Joss’s age or Monica’s.

And I STILL don’t get how you can say Alexis came between Finn and Anna when you saw Anna push him away time and time again before Alexis was even in the picture. You then went on to say Anna’s juvenile behavior was because of Alexis! (that she was bringing down the character or something; different comment different page.) Methinks you have caught the ant-Alexis bug. I just have an instinct to swat it away…

LOL; hope all is well with you, too! I’m going for a glass of merlot. This discussion has me all ferklempt! hahahhahhaha 😉

Dmr
Dmr

I thought Alexis looked incredible when she went to the hospital to pick-up Finn for the Nurses’s Ball. The whole look, amazing!

Shay
Shay

You nailed it, Harry! Alexis is just one big rerun…always the same thing..and now with this Finn “rejection,” mark my words, she’ll be back on the bottle…at least that is, until her most overwhelming addiction comes a’callin’ for his most predictible encore.. the Julian rapprochement has already begun and before you know it, their perpetual sexfest will be resuming at a frenzied pace. As for Alexis and her amazing robe noire, I don’t know if you saw my previous Emmy post, but I actually praised NLG’s choice of formal wear for that event and suggested she allow “Alexis” to borrow her fantastic frock….AND she did just that! I’ve never seen this character look better than she did at the NB…I just hope “Alexis” finally realizes that modesty ala turtlenecks can be far more sexy than “letting it all hang out!” May she adopt a new “less (revealing) is more” fashion credo! It works!

Celia
Celia

Oh, no, Shay…please. No Julian and Alexis. I can’t go through that again. Anyone else but Julian.
He’s always sporting this perpetual, almost mocking smile on his face…..you know, like he knows something no one else does.
I really like Alexis, at this point—-she’s doing great. She’s just very naive when it comes to men. She falls hard in love….unfortunately, I think Julian ( whom she loved heart and soul) ruined her for a guy who could truly love her and appreciate her for the woman she is.
I pray the writers do not do her another injustice by pairing her with Don Giovanni ( Juan), again.

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCee! So sorry it took awhile to respond…I’m still not feeling the love with this new format…it’s like the distraction of driving down a six-lane expressway whilst the former website was more of a lesiurely cruise along a scenic backroad! Lol….Regardless, you already know my less-than-complimentary views of Alexis…just because I praised her as the belle of the NB in that fabulous frock, it doesn’t mean that I have any feelings of goodwill for her otherwise…I still consider her a pathetic femme ruled by her lady parts….she is totally in thrall to the throes of physical pleasure and I really don’t think she cares from whence it is derived. Finn was most certainly a suitable source of that to her way of thinking, but quite frankly, I never felt any sort of true connection or chemistry with them…he just seemed too youthfully-oriented for someone her age. I am so glad that the truth of his admiration for Anna has finally willed out….when he was pouring out his feelings for her, that was the most soulful I’d ever seen this character…not the actor though, as I have enjoyed many of his heartfelt performances both in past daytime and primetime roles…he often displayed that quality, but it was oh-so-nice to at last see the same in his Finn. At any rate, of course, I also don’t care for Julian and Alexis to resume their out-of-control carnal relations…but it appears to be carved in stone that this couple shall be reunited and more’s the pity for that. She would be much better off with Andre…at least he is professionally equipped to deal with all of her considerable neuroses and emotional baggage! How about an upvote for Andre????

Celia
Celia

Hi, Shaybelle,
Inasmuch as I am getting sort of used to these new fora, I found you by accident. Unless we go back, we do not know who replies to us.
I know how steadfastly you hold on to your antipathy for Alexis…..but, as Harry also noticed, my heart went out to her when speaking with Kevin. She is so lonely….Awwww. …not being facetious, I am serious.
She so desperately wants true love…..all her own. I hope someone comes along before she capitulates smack onto Julian’s tightly jeaned lap again. I now, jeaned is not a word. Well, I’m making it one. LOL.
He is not good for her…..and I don’t like Andre, either.
As far as Finn’s ‘youth’,comparatively speaking, Anna, albeit a couple of years younger, looks older than both Alexis and Finn. Anna is not aging gracefully, Alexis is……different genes? And, Alexis does look good in jeans. Ha!! Ok…stupid joke.
If Julian and Alexis get back together, I will never again enjoy my 3 o’clock coffee with extra helpings of International Delight Amaretto flavor creamer and my slice of sugar-free apple pie.
This is just my opinion, mia bella…..I do not find Anna and Finn exciting—the spontaneity between Finn and Alexis was so fulfilling, it made my heart ache ( in a good way)…. not degrading, not debasing….just sweet and so much with a sense of belonging …..

Shay
Shay

I hear you, CeeCee…..I haven’t been receiving any notifications as of late…not in terms of replies, or even the mark of “Fairman Approval.” I only found your previous response by the same search method utilized by yourself…sort of time-consuming to say the least, particularly over a busy holiday weekend! (Incidentally, I hope yours was a good one and that you are feeling better…) At any rate, we must continue to agree to disagree on Finn’s chosen object of affection..I’ve never seen any indication of his so-called magic with Alexis….Then again, I don’t know that I’ve noticed a genuine chemistry betwen any male and Ms. Davis…her attraction to all of them has always been about sex first…not profound, mutually-respectful relationships. Perhaps if she would just meet a mature, grounded man, then she could form a true adult bond, but until she abandons the rogues and bad boys, that will not happen. I merely suggested Andre for that task because he was the only available guy in her orbit on the GH canvas at this time, but I’m sure if we just blink, there will be yet another newbie to materialize…and who knows? It could be an age-appropriate dude who’s perfect for the available Alexis. As for Anna, I think the fact that Finola is a natural born English rose and not a vapid creature of Hollywood, she has resisted the urge to go botox and plastic surgery crazy…so, of course, she may not appear as artificially rejuvenated as those who have adopted more obvious and invasive measures to hold back the clock…but I do respect her for that. To me, Finola has retained her original loveliness, albeit her Anna may not seem quite so ageless. I still find her to be very attractive and alluring….I can undertsand why Finn is so smitten. If she can just get past her current downer of a storyline and enjoy a sweet romance with Finn, then maybe her serious, dour expression will become more cheerful and relaxed, which makes any woman look more alive and refreshed! Only time will tell…Anyway, I do so hope that this website will soon get all of its ducks in a row, so we shall not have to go on a hunting expedition for replies each time we post! Until then, keep watching out for me, mia amica! I’ll be here…Later…P.S. Whatever happened to that secret little “Bailey’s” boost with your afternoon coffee??? Moved on to the Amaretto, eh? How international of you…Lol.

Celia
Celia

LOL….
Oh, Shay, I haven’t given up my Bailey’s…..
I need my wits about me during the day…..I have a four-year old. Bailey’s ( only a drop) in my coffee, makes me drowsy. I do not tolerate, even a hint of alcohol, well.
I think you have just hit on the main ‘feature’ which could describe Alexis.
I think you would agree that, not having a true father figure in her life, has always pushed her to look for a modicum of male love anywhere and in any manner she could get it.
It’s psychological. Thus, sometimes, the young girl exposition, which is displayed…..The little-girl-looking-for-fatherly-love-and -approval.
I think (I’m no professional in mental health), the writers are doing a good job of delineating Alexis insecurities, in that respect.
Nancy, if this is the writers’ intention, is killing it—-amazing portrayal.
Also, she does not look like she’s had any work done on her face. Nancy does not sport that tightly-ironed skin. Some people simply age well….it’s in their genes. The sun is skin’s worst enemy….I think you know that…
I’d rather wear bronzer than expose my extremely fair complexion to the sun.
I wish it were otherwise, but…..

Shay
Shay

HaHa….So glad you found my last reply, CeeCee!!! You do know I was just kidding about the Bailey’s, right? However, I admire you for your sense of personal responsibility when it comes to looking after your little princess! (There are too many “Wine ‘O Clock” mothers out there who don’t….) Anyway, you certainly need not warn me about the dangers of the sun in reference to premature skin aging…I totally eschew it myself, and it makes all the difference! Amen! At any rate, I still maintain that NLG has had some rejuventaing procedures…albeit very judicious ones…since she is looking far more refreshed than in previous years, but whatever…as always we can agree to disagree! In terms of Alexis, I think that GH has finally found the proper storyline for her….it has been one I’ve suggested for years….psychological therapy to figure out why this character goes hopping from one bad boy’s bed to another….without skipping a beat! Obviously, it’s all going to be Mikkos’ fault…however, I firmly believe that at some point in any adult’s life—-real or fictional—that they have to quit blaming their parents for their own personal failings and shortcomings and simply get on with it…’Tis time Alexis puts on her big girl panties…and keeps them on until she is capable of conducting a mature, meaningful relationship that isn’t solely based upon sexual fireworks! Although I’m highly skeptical that she is even capable of such a feat, I do hope that will be the end result of her late in life journey of self-discovery and awareness that most of us manage to at least get off the ground before the ripe old age of 30! Only time will tell…Of course, if she once again falls to the temptation of Julian’s mighty, wafting pheromones, then all bets are off……

Celia
Celia

Yes, Shaybelle….I am so glad Alexis questions her own self as to the reason for ending up with the wrong guy……especially because she falls in love for the right reason.
If we put her life in perspective, her choises become very clear, albeit I do agree that there comes a time when, as adults, our relationship, or lack thereof, with our parent(s) should not dictate said choised. I have said as much about Finn.
The difference is Finn became addicted by accident ( unless I got it wrong, he tested some sort of ‘heal-ll’ serum on himself?), while Alexis had no addiction until her mind was completely defiled by the one person who knew the depths of her love; her heart, her soul, her mind.
It took me a long time, you know that better than anyone, Shay, but, Alexis has joined the ranks of favorite character for me… ( one of).
Also, You think Nancy had work done? I guess it is so subtle…could have fooled me.
Ciao, bella….supper time……I am being summoned to the table.

Shay
Shay

Well, it’s pretty slim pickings when it comes to likable characters on GH these days, but I certainly cannot see what about Alexis could make her anyone’s favorite character….she is such a failure as a woman on so many levels…No matter how much she goes on a “Hail Mary” journey of “self-discovery” to figure out why she is so self-destructive, there is still no redemption for this utterly ignominious creature. I simply have no patience for her sort of femme…and her using alcohol as a crutch only made me respect her even less, which I never thought possible! As for our previous comments regarding this character????? Unlike you, I stand by ALL of mine….I call things as I see them and make no apologies for speaking my mind about this fictitious persona, especially when the truly uncalled for responses regarding our original sentiments were far nastier than anything we ever came up with in jest. You may choose to conveniently forget all that vitriol, but I never shall. Much in life can be forgiven, but certain things simply cannot be forgotten and do not deserve absolution under any circumstances. This is one of them. Later, mia amica!

Celia
Celia

No, Shaybelle, I have not conveniently forgotten . I think I may have grown up a bit.
I met Alexis four years ago….about the same time Julian came to town.
I was completely turned off by her behavior, her wardrobe….just about everything.
But, no sooner than Julian was out of the picture, I started seeing her, not as a pathetic, scorned woman, who sought to lose herself in a bottle, rather than taking the bull by the horns; but, rather as a hurt, naive, girl-woman. Sometimes our years ( as in age) mean nothing. Hurt is hurt.
You know the song, “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places”…..I know it’s a soap, but it is reality, and could happen to anyone without ‘sturdy’ legs ( figure of speech– I don’t mean mannish legs; before someone decides to take me to task—actually, Nancy has nice legs).
The point is, Alexis never has had guidance…….Never had anyone who truly cared about her, growing up, I take it? A lamb without flock or shepherd.
I, also, think the writers were trying to underline this characterization…..exactly the reason why Alexis needs to rise above it.
If the writers can achieve this, then their work is done.
As I said so many times before, I always liked Nancy…..I tried separating protagonist from actor, albeit, at times, I stepped over the line obfuscating the delineation. I regret that because I infringed on her personal life; and, that, Shay, is none of my business. It transcends the scope of “critiquing” a character.
Do I make any sense? LOL.
❤️….Nite, Shay.

Shay
Shay

I can appreciate your sentiments, CeeCee, but please do remember that I’ve watched this actress and her various characters for a lot longer than has been your experience, so my disgust with the path Alexis took shortly prior to and for much of your acquaintance with her is what fueled my deep antipathy. For years, I was basically unmoved by the bland, unremarkable Alexis one way or t’other….she truly mattered none to me. But whence she was placed in succeeding ludicrous, trashy situations, I couldn’t ignore the juvenile, absurd nature of this ridiculous femme any longer! Regardless of how the writers may now be attempting to gloss over her foibles and failures, those undignified images remain forever etched upon my mind…there is no redemption for this character as far as I am concerned! In terms of infringing upon the personal life of this actress, I don’t follow it or those of most soap actors because that doesn’t interest me…the only things about which I ever remarked were the numerous Twitter controversies which this woman herself instigated in a highly-public forum…many of her comments were absolutely outrageous and as such, yes, I said so at the time! Beyond that, I complimented her on the recent occasion that she made an admirable fashion choice, but that is the minor extent to which this actress and her offscreen activities have been a blip on my personal radar….I simply don’t care! However, In terms of how her character was presented for the audience’s consumption, I still maintain she was fair game under those circumstances, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree on that issue…At any rate, thanks for your reply…could it be we finally again getting into that familiar give-and-take groove with this new website??? Later, mia amica!

Celia
Celia

You make a compelling argument, Shay….as always. You have the tools to teach me a thing or two on the ‘hows’ to ‘assail’ an essay/comment/report—-probably even a resume’. LOL.
You have a point: I have known neither character nor actress for long.
However, I must clarify…..I did not mean to imply that I follow Nancy ( or any other celeb, for that matter–albeit, I have met many in the city)….I care not what these people do.
Perhaps my words were obscure….I meant I should not have said nasty words about her appearance….completely ignoring the fact that the protagonist is the actress in character. The personalities may differ, but not the looks. That became too personal….
Thus, I do my best to avoid doing that. It brought me back to my boarding school days when, with my twin and friends, we would drive to Bradley International in Connecticut; find seats and poke fun at the bustle of people….their looks, behavior etc. but, I’m not sixteen any more. LOL. ( too bad…best days, Shay!!).
I agree….the writers are glossing over Alexis’ ‘old’ behavior—perhaps they realize they should have kept some of the couple’s sexual exploits behind closed doors.
But, even that did not bother me as much. What really bothered me was doing it in the living room, in her daughter’s house where people came and went; including kids.
Recently, I think, the writing, as far as Alexis goes, has been true to form…..she lapsed a bit with Finn, but I liked it. They were great together.
Plus, as much as I admire Anna, the character has, somehow, fallen out of grace ( just a bit) in my eyes.
If anyone needs psychiatric help? It is she!!
I’m not sure I know what you mean by ‘fair game’, though.
She reads a script. Do actors have a choice? I am not being facetious, Shaybelle. Sincere question.
Out of context: I guessed right about Michael. He does not trust Nelle and believes his mother. He wants to catch the ‘black fiancee’ ” in her own web.
Yes, Shay….sempre amiche; for as long as this site has life.❤️

Shay
Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! Thank you for your sweet reply! I actually responded to your thoughts a few days ago with a detailed reply and it failed to post…have been too busy to return until today, and am just trying to play catch-up…it’s more difficult with so many different threads and I’m not quite there yet in adapting to this new format…I simply wanted to let you know that your kind sentiments reached me and that I’ll try to get back again soon. Hope you are feeling better and having a lovely weekend…have missed your comments elsewhere! Later, mia amica!

rebecca1
rebecca1

CeeCee; we finally agree. I like your take on Alexis and I, too, think she looks great! (If you google her in her younger years she was incredibly pretty then, too.) And, not sure if you noticed but she had put on some weight a few years ago when the “boobs” comments were occurring and now she’s as slim as can be. As you know, I’ve always thought she looked great but I just love her return to her thinner self. I say this because she, herself, joked that her chest had taken on a life of their own when she gained weight (which I thought you’d appreciate since we had those “discussions).

And, as you also know, I think this back n forth about age once again (not coming from you) is just hot air. Alexis older, Anna older, Finn older, all younger…what difference does it make!!! LOL! They’re all adults and if they click they click.

Too many judgments in this world. Live for yourself. (in reality and fiction.)

Celia
Celia

TY. I have grown in four years….my perspective, I hope is more mature.
I love Alexis….I get her…..I appreciate her. And, I do regret the ‘boob’ comment.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I thought u would…glad u do! Our perspectives change with time…

rebecca1
rebecca1

Can’t edit or add so this is in addition, CeeCee; Alexis isn’t “lonely” or just looking for sex. She, like most people, would like to be in a healthy, loving relationship. Not many are on GH: And many have had multiple partners (as do most characters on all soaps unless they’re the rare couple who is the staple of the show.)

Carly with Johnny Zacharia ( a mobster), her mother’s husband, Tony, Louis Alcazar (another criminal), Sonny, Jason, etc.

Olivia with Sonny, Ned, Johnny, Julian

Liz: Jason, Drew, Franco, Zander, Lucky, Nicolas

I won’t go on to list all but my point is Alexis hasn’t been with any more men than any other woman on the show, and if we MUST talk about age, that includes women who are younger than her who have been with more. And, she is not the only one to sleep with “bad boys” since many of them have, if not all.

I do think it’s interesting that she’s exploring her Cassadine history, though, and how it could relate to her choices. What I DO know is that each time she liked a criminal she tried to reform them, from Sonny and Shawn to Julian. She didn’t “accept” the life like Carly and Sam.

I loved her with Finn, too. Thought they had a great rapport and the beginnings of a “real” relationship from attraction to in-depth conversations, a trust where they became each others’ confidantes.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ummmmm…Michael Fairman, was that you asking? You’ve written to me and others before but for some reason I don’t think that comment about the “edit button” came from you???

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Hello rebecca1! So here I am, perusing these pertinent, passionate, playful, posts. And I have to hand it to you on 2 fronts: (1) reaching out to those with whom you may at times disagree; and (2) the way you defend the character of Alexis.

To the second point first, I don’t think anyone at this site has ever done such a consistent, admirable, and passionate job (no need for alliteration all the damn time!) defending/promoting one character as you have done with Alexis! I think Nancy Lee Grahn and her agent owe you plenty of promotional fees!

To the first point, although I am far from an everyday poster/reader of this site, from my experience here, I find so much to enjoy and so many people to enjoy, even if I might disagree with some on occasion (politics anyone?) and even if I might miss some things. I absolutely LOVE to see people get along, particularly when there may have been rough waters earlier on. And I respect and admire you and others here who are willing to hoist an olive branch and in general spread good will. Cheers! Best to you and your loved ones!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Jamesj75! Thanks so much for your comment to me; I’m glad I found it! 🙂 It’s like a scavenger hunt! Seek out your comments and find the replies. If only this were a REAL scavenger hunt and we went looking for replies under trees, benches, candy wrappers! Think of all the exercise we’ed get! 🙂

Loved what you wrote; truly… it was very sincere and I appreciate it. As always, you make posting here such a warm, fun experience.

Hope I “find” you out here again! LOL..

Michael Fairman, Are you listening? Links to our replies please???

Best to you and yours, too, James.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Hey rebecca1! You are most welcome! And this is a case in point about how difficult it can be to find a reply. I forgot which thread I used to respond to you… But then I found it eventually.

Yeah, the Grahn people owe you!

And I do get being passionate about/supportive of one character. I personally have bored people (in real life and here) ad nauseam about my favorite actress of all time, Valerie Starrett, who played Diana Maynard Taylor on GH from 1969 to 1977. Obviously, that predates most fans, so it’s relevance for other posters is minimal if nonexistent. But 40 years is a long time to miss an actress/character… You’re at least defending someone in the present!

All that being said, thanks for your kind words, and take care.

Jimh
Jimh

You never bored me…Valerie was awesome in the role…watched with my gram when she started as a waitress but then you heard me say it before…grams name was Lucille and there was a character with that name to on the show!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Jamesj…LOL; for all the good will you do know that some people are giving thumbs down on comments that are even innocuous. Example; I gave you a thumbs up to your comment and lo and behold it’s at zero; which means someone gave it a thumbs down. Sorry; your “dream” of a nicer world…in this small box or the larger world will have to wait. 😉

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

So to the faceless posters who would choose to dole out a thumbs down to rebecca1 and myself for exchanging pleasantries and kind inspiring words, I don’t understand you, but I wish the best for you and I hope that one day you can become the best version of yourself! Reaching out to others in positive way, in person or online, should be commended.

Celia
Celia

I just read your comment, James. I like what you said…..positive energy can only generate more positive energy.
If you had not brought it out, I wouldn’t have noticed it. I never look….I go straight to my reply.
I just scrolled up and down, LOL…..look at how many ‘thumbs-down’ I got, James. I find it extremely amusing, actually. Who cares, right?
Well, they’re just jealous, James…….something with which I am accustomed. All my life. I am better than that….as I’m sure you are, as well.
Stay well and Live life!!
❤️

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Jamesj75…To your other point, I sooooo agree with Nancy et owing me promotional fees! LOL; and yet I do it out of love…

But I’l take the fees. Nancy? Hello?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Harr…I HOPE you heard Finn’s apology at the meeting. He said that which I pointed out: it was HE who wanted the relationship with Alexis and by his own words, SHE who resisted. He then went on to apologize for saying he could start one with her when he hadn’t moved on.

My point is as I’ve said all along; it wasn’t Alexis who came between Finn and Alexis. It was Anna’s constant rebuffing of him and Finn’s taking his friendship with Alexis to what he thought could be the next level.

Her only “crime” was hoping that they could move on from their lingering feelings for other people, together.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Correction: it wasn’t Alexis who came between Finn and Anna

Chgohighlife
Chgohighlife

I agree with all your points and appreciate how well they’re stated, Rebecca.
IMO Wes is doing a great job from an acting perspective. He is not responsible for the story but, he’s doing his best to make it work and that’s his job. I’m sick to death of Anna and the fact is, this is one more story about HER which is why she cries every freaking day. It’s not Wes’s fault the show has never known what to do with the beautiful man that plays Griffin. They also didn’t know what to do with gorgeous Nathan. They waste wonderful Dante as window dressing and a prop for stupid Lulu and I believe those are a few of the reasons for ratings failure, NOT the current Anna/Peter clusterf__k. The extreme focus for months and months on the worst character ever, Franco is another major contributor to the ratings freefall. And with all due respect, anyone who thinks showcasing Scorpio or, Laura is going to help stop ratings bleeding, especially in the key demos where it counts – is dreaming. Viewers need 30 or 40 years history with the show to even know them or care who they are. They boost nostalgia, not ratings.
I’m not sure why anyone thinks Laura’s ex husband deserves any more from her life than she’s already given him. He is irrelevant to any discussion about Laura’s life today. He is X. If she’s happy with Wes, I’m ecstatic. Laura has worked like a dog for decades. Her kids are older, she’s in her prime, she deserves to be happy and not judged harshly because of it. Haters are gonna hate. It’s their only purpose.

rebecca1
rebecca1

HiChgohighlife…thank you for your comment. I agree with much of what you said, too.

But…I hate to ruin the love, LOL, I kinda have to disagree on a few points. I like Anna; although if she were real I’d be pissed at her! 😉 I HATE the way she treated Alexis (I’m back to Alexis, hahha) but I hated it. I thought Anna was a sincere, honorable woman. So, the way she weezled her way in between Alexis and Finn bothered me. By that I mean she had every opportunity to explain her feelings to Finn the countless times he tried to talk to her, when he was available. But she waited until he was in a relationship with Alexis to have her “talk”; one time right after she left Alexis’ home when she stopped by to ask her to draw up her new will. Finn was there! She KNEW Alexis and Finn were together. And she decided that very day to have her talk. Then the other time when Alexis and Finn were at the bar and she stood there with them. Awkward. So, wait! Maybe I don’t like her anymore! 😉 Not because she cries, but because she back-stabbed Alexis who she’s known for years and seemed to forget that Alexis checked with Anna first before she even agreed to date Finn! Apparently Anna couldn’t be bothered or have enough respect/care to do the same.

And, Franco. I’m afraid we disagree there, too. I like Franco. I won’t go into why (too long) but I do.

I do agree though about older characters/younger viewers. Personally I’m thrilled that Scorpio is back. I’d love him to be put back on contract.
And I think he can hold the attention of a younger demo. Laura? Not so much. If she came back with a vivaciousness and a more vibrant air about her, maybe. But her last story lines just put me to sleep. Almost depressed me. And you’re right. The target demographic which is 18-49 aren’t as “devastated” or “angry” at Genie’s absence. Viewers who don’t have a history with the character have no reason to miss her.

I’m sure we’ll find other characters/stories to agree or disagree on! Lots to choose from! 🙂

Thanks again!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

rebecca1 Can’t believe I am still reading these comments.I can hardly see, but its like with a good book, you can’t put down.Not that I read books anymore, and I could never get enough.
I also love the NEW Franco, and the almost desperate way he loves and adores Elisabeth.I know I’ll be hated by the Laura & Luke lovers, but I could never understand all the hoopla. Could not feel or understand the romance between a rape victim and her rapist.Kind of made me sick, as with B.S and Steffy on B&B.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

rebecca1. I missed this interview in the shuffle, and am just reading it and the comments. I totally agree with your very insightful ones. I also love Wes/Peter, and think he’s done a great job, as he did on GL.
I also hate what they’ve done to Anna, which sometimes happens, when they rewrite history, and I do prefer Finn with Alexis.She had her heart ripped out by Julian, with everyone telling her to dump him and not look back! As you said, emotions don’t care if you are 16 or 50 as I was when divorced, recovering from a broken heart,crying, alone at night, as I did over a teen crush! I hoped Alexis and Finn would be a match, othey worked together better than he and Anna.I think Peter turned out pretty well, considering his life, and having been given, thanks to Valentin, to Faison.That would scar anyone.
I also do not think L.W has to prop up W.R. If they are happy together, who cares? Love and let love/live!

Steve
Steve

Well written Harry. Genie’s firing was the catalyst, but this storyline — the defamation of Anna Devane — was the final straw that had me no longer watch on a daily basis.

Celia
Celia

Agree, as well, Steve. I cannot stomach Anna’s newly adopted behavior. These writers have unleashed a mealy-mouthed, teary-eyed, languid portrayal of once a strong-willed, shoulders-back woman into a weak-kneed cry baby.
I had truly come to champion Anna’s strength as one of those women ( much like my mother and grandmother) who looks one straight into the eyes without fear or weakness….
Poof– those rare qualities, which I so admired, are gone….will Anna regain her footing?

Shay
Shay

I’m also not pleased with the path upon which Anna has been placed, CeeCee, but I have to say that I think Finola has done an incredible job with the poor quality of material which she has been handed. As ever, she’s been exquisite in her interpretation of the character, even if she herself has reservations about the questionable direction in which the once “Divine Devane” has been led astray by the GH show runners. Then again, I’m still furious that she was given such a dud of a son in Peter Parking Lot….I cannot imagine a more unbecoming offspring for this lovely, dynamic woman than Henrik! If anyone deserved a beautiful, soulful child, it is Anna….how I wish we could learn that Griffin is the true Henrik and was switched at birth for this misfit by a vengeful Faison or Valentin!!! That would make the Port Charles universe right and proper once more! Also, I am thrilled to see one of my favorite GH characters of all time return to again do battle….Liesl!!! Alas, wouldn’t you just know that she was featured in a scene with one of my least favorite GH characters of all time….the much loathed Nina! May such scenarios be extremely rare as Dr. O. prepares to avenge Nathan’s death! (So, do you think she’s the one who has Peter chained to the bed???? Works for me!)

Shay
Shay

Touche’, Timmmbo!

K/kay
K/kay

Parking lot hire audition against seven others god bless us all ! The days of great daytime actors are over she is full of shit

roseanne
roseanne

Exactly!What BULLSHIT! How disrespectful to her ex hubby/father of her kids. She is such an entitled asshole since her yester years. They need to stop tooting their own horns and each others. You are being laughed as you pretend the other is a respectable decent actor. You both suck considering the years you have acted. How about Laura stop yelling as Carly. And Wes adopt a personality to play a “layered” character. What a waste on PARKING LOT PETE.

AVP
AVP

She sounds like a mama bear protecting her baby cub. She sounds ridiculous, actually. Sure her ex-husband of 20 years loved how this man-child was ogling his then pregnant wife. She had to get him a job, has to make him look good.

Dmr
Dmr

He lost his gig as her chauffeur, only to get a job as “Parking Lot Pete,” while dropping her off. How sad is that? The out of work boyfriend gets work while dropping off his lead actress girlfriend. Meanwhile, they develop one of the most-hated storylines in history, and continue to underutilize their talented cast-all in order to prop-up this one-note actor. Ratings are dismal. Fans are irate. I actually prefer the “Nelle” storyline. Chloe Lanier is talented and can actually act.

Carol Gibson
Carol Gibson

I think make a cute couple and think it is a shame that Laura felt the need to address the nasty rumors or nepotism. Wes is a talented actor and I think he is an interesting addition to the cast. While I was not happy with the retcon to Anna story it has given Finola a juicy story to sink her teeth into. I don’t see her tears as a sign of weakness but as of her being very human. As an adopted child I look forward to seeing how mother and son build a bridge between them if they can.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I agree with you, Carol. Seems some viewers can’t accept change or additions. So we find out about a past that Anna never had. It’s all fiction to begin with, lol! There are many of us who are loving this additional backstory and Henrik aka Peter. The last few days were heartbreaking as he learned that Anna was his mother. The mixed emotions he must have experienced were all over his face; surprise, hurt, doubt, despair.

I’m really hoping he sticks around and that Maxi’s revenge doesn’t destroy him literally or emotionally. Since I truly believe he loves her I’m hoping her rejection doesn’t send this story into a Faison Jr. obsession/revenge. I’m loving him better as the boy with the sad childhood seeking love, acceptance, family.

Kudos to the writers and to Wes for bringing Peter’s angst to life.

jaybird369
jaybird369

I tell you what: I wish Wes and Laura all the luck in the world as a real-life couple…and I’ll just leave it at that.

Later.

Celia
Celia

Too funny, Jay….love your diplomacy. We should all be as tactful as you. ❤️

Penny Sullivan
Penny Sullivan

LOVE them both!

JMER
JMER

I hope they are both really happy with each other–because at the end of the day, that is all they may have if Heinrich and Carly continue to be permanent leads on this show.

Maybe Wes is a great actor, and I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt here, but this story is the WORST rated story by fans I’ve seen in a while and he is a major part of it. If they had given Anna a family with Griffin, Robin, Emma and Duke, plus bring back Robert and Holly, it would have been great to bring in a “missing” son from the missing years in the 90s after the explosion with Faison. Then Anna could’ve had one good stepson and one bad son. Still, I don’t see the layers in this performance or the hint of Anna and/or Faison in this guy. That could be due to the story, the writing, directing, multiple things.

Meanwhile I wish the best to this couple and hope they mean what they say. I just remember LW tweeting to a fan a while back about how she didn’t know Genie was gone. She said she had NO idea. That not only didn’t seem possible; it didn’t seem genuine either. And what the fans are asking for, above all, is honestly from TPTB and actors about the state of their show and why it is the way it is while Laura seems to think lying about a simple thing like Genie being gone is going to help matters. Well, guess what, it doesn’t and it feels bad all around.

Celia
Celia

Yeah….I don’t understand what their personal life has to do with the characters in a role. Weird. It’s their life.
As a few have said, if they are happy, it’s all that matters.
I still don’t like Carly or Peter. LOL.

JMER
JMER

Celia, Yes, it’s truly weird, as if them being in love changes that this entire storyline and the Emmys were a BUST for GH. Plus we were promised Genie would be back, although not sure if she’ll have a strong story, and we’ve heard nothing.

Celia
Celia

I love Genis and the disappoint still stings, JMER.
I prefer her to Anna. I am so tired of Anna’s story, at this point…..I could scream.
If Genie were to return, I know she could handle any story…..she could twist and turn ( effectively) even the most insignifican plot .

Karen Kelly McEachern
Karen Kelly McEachern

Wes and Laura are , to me, phenomanal in their roles. One actually thinks of them as the characters they portray.

Patrick
Patrick

at the end of the day. no matter that 3rd and 4th place are intermittent. it’s the quality of show that REELS audience trigger

one so overblown… just doesn’t show… has not REELED since 2013… when Ingo Rademacher was FIRED. it’s a wonderment that Frank Valentini is that dumbed down… shows no encouragement… where’s the fire…. over and under his ass perhaps

one newbie… who’s employ has been paved.. taken care of; that’s not a position that any one should be fired up about. now that the whole picture has been cut and REELED. I’M – NOT – looking forward to watching Finola Hughes’ Anna be gutted

JMER
JMER

Yes Patrick, that’s the entire problem. The fans love the show and Anna Devane and if we tune in, we see her in a nightmare situation, acting OOC, literally gutted as a character. A fan can only be happy sitting on the sidelines and not watching.

Patrick
Patrick

“COME ON ” these tender scenes with Anna and Michael Easton’ Dr. Finn – ARE ACHING to watch

just stupid dire and uncalled for

after all this time… the majority for and against are staggering lopsided.

Frank VAlentini – Jean – Shelley – Chris. get off your F’ing arse and do something about this show

I don’t know what would be better; FIRE one of the two… and then some

Roger Howarth / Michael Easton / Chad Duell / Maurice Benard / Laura Wright / Wes Ramsey

PS: Kelly Monaco in those closeups baring her worth. that’s it folks…

dmr
dmr

I was watching today, while home for lunch, and I don’t see the chemistry between Anna and Finn. I like them both, individually. I like Roger Howarth, always have, just don’t think he is in the right role. Kelly Monaco does nothing for me, never has.
I miss the heat and electricity the show used to offer, with layered characters, and true to life stories. I miss “cliff-hanger” Fridays. These days, we are given “Penguin-Gate” and repetitive storylines. There is no “whodunit” or surprise ending.
I know that I am probably in the minority here, but I do like the storyline involving Ava, Griffin, and Kiki. Mostly, because it reminds me of AMC’s Marion, Tad, and Liza, and because it is really bringing out Haley Erin’s talent (along with the sexual harassment storyline). I was never a fan of Haley’s (or of Kiki’s) and now I am. I will never be a fan of the parking lot hire. No. Thank you.

Celia
Celia

Hi, dmr,
That’s what I’ve been saying. Anna and Finn do not bring me to my knees. Easton is such a sexy guy when he wants to be: think Melissa Archer ( OLTL)… or Rebecca Budig, or Nancy Grahn…..
Alexis and Finn had it going. They are steaming, red chili peppers; while Anna and Finn are your ordinary mild red peppers.
That’s the best analogy I could come up with……
….you know I am tired when I end my sentences with a preposition.
Love Kiki’s storyline right now….not too impressed with the writers in turning her into a scared little rabbit.
Finally, she confided in Lizzie. Now, if they’re smart, the two of them need to contrive a ‘webby’ strategy where King Tarantula gets caught in his own web.

Celia
Celia

You are not in the minority, dmr…..I love Kiki’s story….I am sick of Ava and Griffin—-too much distrust on Ava’s part. It must be a terrible feeling not to trust your mate.
However, as you point out, the sexual triangle will hit the windmills….one by one when Ava gets “wind” of it. Ha!!
Dr. Perv is a real viper—-he is protecting his lascivious back by putting the onus, the doubt in Kiki’s corner, in the event she spills.
Haley has really conquered this role. Good for her…lovr her!!
However, I don’t like watching her play the victim. I duppose that’s the point? Step by step progression of a sexual predator who uses his position of authority to pounce on a subordinate—-a perfect scenario from his vantage point. Creepo.

Shay
Shay

And yet, doesn’t it seem an absolute age since we originally called out Dr. Strangebensch for the sexual creep he is finally proving to be? This storyline has taken far too long to play out with far too much ambivalence in terms of his behavior…it should have taken a few months, from beginning to end, tops….By now, I’ve completely lost interest in this highly-dubious character….I just want to see this weirdo gone by any means necessary! (And by the way, he really does remind me of “Morning Joe!”)

JMER
JMER

Agreed Patrick, but Jean is no longer with the show. She retired last summer and that’s when Chris joined Shelly in the co-writers seat.

Celia
Celia

You’re my guy, Patrick….say it again!!

Kathy GRIFFIN
Kathy GRIFFIN

I love it they’re so happy together

Rhonda
Rhonda

Some of you people need to get a life or do something exciting. Don’t be grousing on them for being in love and what is wrong with acting like you are 18? You all are just jealous that you don’t have someone that makes you feel that way. Heck I am too. More power to them. I hope they are this giddy and silly and happy for the rest of their lives.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Nothing is wrong with acting like you’re 18 when it comes to love, whether it be infatuation, elation, lust or the pain of rejection. I’ve been saying this all along…

Some think it’s juvenile. I’m with you, Rhonda.

Shay
Shay

@Rhonda…What these two do in their personal life matters none to me…I wish them all the best. It’s the gushing and OTT way they present themselves as a couple to the public that is grating. Well, that and the fact that his character is constantly being propped and pushed by his girlfriend online….that does seem very “high school” to me…especially when it’s pretty apparent that this actor is not very accepted or popular in this role, although I don’t know if it’s his “parking lot backstory” or just his character’s genral lack of appeal to blame for that fact. Perhaps, it’s a combination of both!.

dmr
dmr

Agree, Shay. Just wondering if the break-up will be covered in every soap publication and social media platform, as well?

Linda
Linda

Both very talented actors, wish them every happiness together.

Nancy Cairo
Nancy Cairo

I think there a great couple!!!! Laura is fantastic!!! I love watching her on GH, witch I’ve been watching for 4 decades!!!! Great job, both of you!!!!

Lavita
Lavita

Love Laura so much as actress. Much respect to you all relationship

Melanie
Melanie

Laura and Wes are a beautiful couple. Stay happy!!

Sonja Evans
Sonja Evans

I love these two as actors and as a couple. Met Laura Wright in Norfolk, Va once and she is so sweet. Peter v August is my favorite actor on GH now. Keep up the excellent work!!

Donna
Donna

They are such a good looking couple..Congrats to both of you

Marlene
Marlene

Just love the both of them and I have to say what stupid, envious, imature,and nasty people who replied…you negative people have to get a little sunshine in your life because you sound miserable..I feel sorry for you

Cynthia howard
Cynthia howard

Surprising to know their an couple but they look great together

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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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GH’s Laura Wright Stars With Bree Williamson & Eddie Matos In Her First Lifetime Movie, ‘Stalked By My Patient’

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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General Hospital Mourns The Loss Of Their Beloved Donna Messina

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.”

Photo: Jim Warren via MBenardInstagram

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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