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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
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James D Thear

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

Harry
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Harry

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

Jovin
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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
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Shay

Very well put, Jovin!

AVP
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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
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Ann Mazza

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

Bobby
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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
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Victoria

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

Michelle
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Michelle

Love these two as a couple. They look great together and look very happy.If you are happy who cares how old you act. Young at heart. Makes like fun and interesting.

luciekatcher
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luciekatcher

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

Harry
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Harry

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

AVP
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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.

Michelle
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Michelle

They have been dating for 4 yrs not 1yr and no body is riding on anyone’s shirt tails. They are both great actors.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Michelle… this comment was made three years ago, when they were, in fact, dating for one year.

Sonja Evans
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Sonja Evans

Absolutely beautiful couple. Superb actors

Ronni
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Ronni

Love this

Ronni
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Ronni

I think they are awesome

Miami
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Miami

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

eddie
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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
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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
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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
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Helen

So sad that comments like these are made

Jackie
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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
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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.

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

rebecca1
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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
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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
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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
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Dmr

AGREE.

Soaphound
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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
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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… Read more »

K/kay
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Dmr
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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
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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… Read more »

Dmr
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Dmr
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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
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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
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rebecca1

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

rebecca1
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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… Read more »

rebecca1
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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
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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… Read more »

rebecca1
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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… Read more »

Jamesj75
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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… Read more »

Jimh
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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

Chgohighlife
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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… Read more »

rebecca1
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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… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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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
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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… Read more »

Steve
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Touche’, Timmmbo!

K/kay
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

rebecca1
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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… Read more »

jaybird369
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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
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Celia

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

Penny Sullivan
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Penny Sullivan

LOVE them both!

JMER
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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
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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
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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
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Karen Kelly McEachern

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

Patrick
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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… Read more »

JMER
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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
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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
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Celia

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

Kathy GRIFFIN
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Kathy GRIFFIN

I love it they’re so happy together

Rhonda
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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
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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
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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,… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

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

Linda
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Linda

Both very talented actors, wish them every happiness together.

Nancy Cairo
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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
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Lavita

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

Melanie
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Melanie

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

Sonja Evans
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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
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Donna

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

Marlene
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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
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Cynthia howard

Surprising to know their an couple but they look great together

cyndy
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cyndy

I love the love they have for each other & the way they look at each other melts my heart

General Hospital

GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

Photo: Pinterest/IG

Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

Photo: Getty

According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

Photo: New Mexican

The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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General Hospital

Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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