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GH's Michelle Stafford Video Interview: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Nina Clay & Then Some Part 2!

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General Hospital’s Nina Clay was just caught by her husband Silas (Michael Easton) …walking!

After months of pretending to be unable to walk on her own and stuck in a wheelchair, the vindictive woman went running out of a room at the hospital to chase after Franco (Roger Howarth) who has gone ballistic over Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) tryst! As she does, Silas see her! Da-dum!

So just what are the plans for everyone left on Nina’s revenge list?  How does two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Michelle Stafford view Nina’s plans and her twisted thoughts?  In part two of On-Air On-Soaps exclusive sit down video interview, we get plenty of insight, plenty of inside scoop, and share plenty of laughs! (You can view part one of our interview here!)

As part two picks up, Michelle weighs-in on: playing the first showdown scenes between Ava and Nina, and working with Maura West (Ava), plus why some viewers don’t understand why Nina hates Kiki (Kristen Alderson) so much!  And we continue to chitchat about all the other Port Charles citizens on that mighty revenge list including: what could happen when Nina’s mom, Madeline (Donna Mills) and Nina come face to face?

Next, Michelle discusses working alongside Roger Howarth (Franco) and shares some behind the scenes tidbits, and if she thinks ultimately Franco and Nina will be romantically linked.  And what about working with Linda Elena Tovar as Rosalie? And how Nina views Rosalie’s job description? You will find out!  Clearly, Nina wants Rosalie to destroy Kiki and Michael (Chad Duell), even though Rosalie has the hots for Morgan (Bryan Craig)!

Later, Michelle talks about: her long time professional relationship with GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini, having her former Y&R castmate Billy Miller joining the ABC soap opera as Jason Morgan, the “casting wars” taking place between GH and Y&R, and where she sees the current state of the daytime soaps. Finally, as you will see, Michelle previews that she is filming something that she thinks the fans will love! And she confirms that: “Nina is gunning for (Ava’s) that kid!”  Is a baby on the run, or baby-switch story on the way?

Now after the jump watch part two of our conversation! Then let us know what was your favorite part of the interview with Michelle? And chime in on what you think will happen between Nina and Franco, and with Ava’s baby?

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Cant wait for Nina to destroy Kiki then learn she’s her daughter and Madelyn gave her to Ava to raise…not a Franco fan but he is a little interesting in his plot against Carly and he does work better with Nina…hope for a Halloween wedding with Franco dressed as the Francostien monster and Carly as the Bride of Francostein…lol…i still see Rosalee kidding Ava’s baby for Nina and Sapbrina getting the blame…Nina keeps the baby in Silas’s apartment and a dumb Silas will be totally clueless even after stepping in the babys poopy diaper…Nina will explain the diaper is Rosalee’s… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Kidnapping, i meant…lol

Christy
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Christy

you are soooooo silly! 😀

CeeCee
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CeeCee

As always, I enjoy anything to do with Michelle Stafford.
I am sort of disappointed that TPTB will probably write a disturbing storyline concerning Ava’s baby. At least, that’s what I gathered from this interview. I do not like it when babies, fiction or not, are used as pawns.
Why not have Kiki be Nina’s and Silas’s? That would soothe the proverbial beast, as it were, no? Nina would have her baby, albeit fully grown (lol), and Ava can keep her new baby. Problem solved. Too easy?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Kiki’s is Nina’s…she finds out after the baby drama i predicted above…well, im not always right…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, jimh. As soon as the full Silas/Nina/Ava/Madeline connection was revealed, I knew Kiki was the child Madeline stole from Nina and gave to Ava. Just a feeling, I guess. However, I will admit that I am starting to doubt that feeling.
When Kiki’s name came up on the list Michael Fairman was holding during the interview, Michelle didn’t even flinch. There was nothing in her body language to suggest even a hint that Kiki was Nina’s.
Perhaps she herself doesn’t even know what comes next. The writers most likely do not divulge such information….

Shay
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Shay

Oh, I still think it’s painfully obvious that Kiki is actually “SiNina’s” spawn! We may not have this officially confirmed for quite some time, yet I couldn’t help but notice that in the past week or so, KA has even had her hair highlighted with the same caramel tones as MS. Coincidence? I think not!

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rebecca1

Hiya Shay! One of your favorite sparring partners!? Shucks…LOL. And you, mine.

I actually think there is a slight resemblance between Nina and Kiki. If I remember correctly they have the same color eyes (I THINK…not even sure) and I noticed the hair color a while ago. I think it’s a good match (physically speaking) if what we all guess to be true is…

Shay
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Shay

Hello again, rebecca1!!! Glad to know the feeling is mutual!…Haha. Yes, there is a passing resemblance between Kiki and Nina…and there appears to be a concerted effort toward making it even more apparent. As we discussed some time ago, I never felt there was much of a mother-daughter vibe with Ava and her child….not necessarily that there was no bond, but it simply seemed, for lack of a better word, “different.” Also, there was certainly no physical similarity….although I was temporarily more prone to accepting Kiki as a Jerome after Ava’s own maternal lineage was linked with Delia Coleridge….now there… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Shay…let’s see……..I’m not loving Forever…but I like it and I’ll continue to watch. The real test for me is if I look forward to something. There are a handful of shows I love and actually am thrilled when it’s “the night”…or I can kick off my boots and binge watch on a whim. But I love Judd Hirsch…as I mentioned he’s such a genuine actor…just a down-to-earth guy who brings the same vibe to his roles…and I’m new to Ioan Gruffudd I can see getting hooked on him! The show still lacks originality for me…still too much like The Mentalist… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I have also been extremely appalled with this latest baby-in-jeopardy storyline, CeeCee. It’s been beyond revolting to witness the actual destruction of an unborn life being planned and perpetrated with such ritualistic detail by that nauseating nutcase of a nurse….her inane candle-lighting ceremony and nonchalant manner in which she decided that Ava’s child deserved to die was particularly disturbing to me. Additionally, I find it difficult to ignore my skepticism at the highly perceptive hitwoman’s sudden lack of awareness and intelligence when it comes to simply accepting the word (and pharmaceutical offerings) of the surly Snippy after her pathetic, transparent… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Shay, we are in agreement about Sabrina this time. It makes no sense to me to light a candle in the hopes of destroying an unborn child? If she is such a Christian as to put so much credence in her faith, then she is a walking contradiction. God would not listen to such treachery….perhaps the universe would (karma), but not God. Actually, God would punish her somehow for her gesture and malicious thought, no? That blasphemous invocation should be directed to Satan….I was appalled ! And the pills? I can’t forgive Sabrina for that, unless she’s really loco.… Read more »

VIKKYE
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VIKKYE

i really think kiki is ninas daughter!!

Jenna
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Jenna

That was so cool #teamava those scenes were AMAZING

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I hope Kiki is not Nina’s. Kiki doesn’t fit into the Westbourne clan. She ain’t devious enough, and she ain’t got no back-bone.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Nathan isn’t devious, Lou Pikes……guess who his mother is…lol.

Dan
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Dan

Great interview, Michael! Michelle is a riot, she seems like one of those down to earth people you could sit and talk to for hours. I don’t watch Y&R, so I had never seen her work before, but I certainly always heard about how great Michelle Stafford was. I’m so glad she’s on “my show” now, lol. Can’t wait to see what they have in store for Nina. People have their various opinions about the storylines on GH, as we all know from the comment section of this site. But one thing is for sure, and one thing that I… Read more »

Jenn
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Jenn

Love what Michelle had to say. I keep getting the impression that the original plan for Nina was a romance with with Silas. This not only surprises me but actually really annoys me. ME is so offensively bad in his scenes with MS. He’s checked out and gives the appearance that he doesn’t care and doesn’t want to be there. I find it disrespectful.

Shay
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Shay

What’s been apparent to me is that SILAS doesn’t care and doesn’t want to be there with Nina—-neither do many of ME’s fans—-there is simply no chemistry between him and this nonsensical character….it’s actually been painful and frustrating to witness, so perhaps Easton’s only been reflecting that train of thought.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You’re right, Shay. We have agreed on this from the beginning. There is no chemistry between Silas and Nina. I do not like the role Michael Easton has been given. …..I have my suspicions about him and his Count Dracula’s ancestors…LOL. He deserves an honest-to-goodness meaty role. I loved him on OLTL. I have not connected with Silas yet. As you put it, I’m not drawn to the nonsense either…but, I can’t help anticipating, tongue in cheek, for Michelle to do what she does best….. WOW us. But, honestly, I didn’t see any passion between him and Sam either. I… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Wow, Jenn. You really said what I was thinking and had a hard time putting into words …..that’s it! ME is in his scenes with Michelle physically, but his essence isn’t there. There is no connection….I could never put my finger on it….now, I see it. All their scenes together are blah, blah, blah….and, it is offensive to us, and especially to his co-star…….I’m surprised and amazed at the same time at the lack of effort on his part……good call, Jenn.

Stacie
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Stacie

Bottom line….things would have worked differently if Nina was played by a different actress. Stafford can bring on the crazy psycho persona, but to me she never seems sincere. Good actress just not my favorite. You are right about Easton and Stafford, their chemistry sucks.

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KansasGuest

Michael Easton is just doing that thing he’s paid to do. You know, that thing….what is it? Oh, I know…ACTING! I have no doubt that if they filmed a flashback scene to Silas’ & Nina’s early years, they would be believably in love. Chemistry can be an act, too, you know. Silas’ is acting the same way with Nina as he did with Sam @ the NYC emergency room – like he’d rather be with anyone else (preferably Sam) or dealing with an unconscious patient.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, Stacie. The opposite is also true then. And I paraphrase…..things would have worked differently if Silas were played by someone else. It is a matter of opinion and perspective. Michelle Stafford does not just play the crazy banshee; she is a multi-faceted, multi-talented actress. Not that a Michael isn’t. But, I am so tired of looking at his fixed somber face. I know he can do so much more with his scenes. Silas interaction with Sam was a bust as well, IMO…..I have never seen a more spark-free relationship… They both appeared to be very mechanical protagonists. I do… Read more »

Jenn
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Jenn

I think Michelle is great in the role and disagree that a different actress should have been cast. She is wonderful with everyone of her co-stars except for Easton which to me means she isn’t the problem.

Shay
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Shay

CeeCee….Above and beyond all else, any character ME portrays….be it a cop, vampire, and yes, even doctor….must be the epitome of cool…it’s just in his DNA, thus, when he is given material that plays against his innate nature, well, it simply doesn’t work. Making Silas appear like a clueless, pathetic dupe in Nina’s tomfoolery has been the undoing of this entire “dead wife returned to life” scenario, and for those of us who have come to appreciate Easton’s signature persona, it’s been both frustrating and nonplussing seeing him forced to play uncharacteristically thick and restrained . Prior to this point,… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

At first, I wasn’t too keen on Michelle Stafford as Nina Clay because there didn’t appear to be any chemistry between Michael Easton and Michelle. But, I do love Nina and Franco’s friendship. I like how her vulnerability shows when talking to him about how she, too was betrayed in her marriage. As a viewer, I can sense her pain-because as she has said-to her, it’s like it happened yesterday, not 20 years ago. I also love her banter with Rosalie-and her list-love when she refers to her list!

Christy
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Christy

I think ME is playing it as tho he’s not quite sure of Nina or her motives. He’s starting to catch on, but hopefully he will get stinkin’ mad at her and kick her out on her sorry behind!

I’d prefer Sam stop thinking about Patrick, I like them better as friends, and just figured she and Silas would get back together or at least back to talking more and then Jason will come into the mix and she’ll will have 3 guys vying for her attention!

andrea
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andrea

Kiki is definitely Ninas daughter. Ms. Stafford is killing it as Nina

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t know if I’ve ever taken a dislike to a character as much as when Nina arrived. I found her an annoying intruder…obnoxious…and completely over the top. And now…I really, really like her! (nod to Sally Field.) She’s passionate, driven, witty, vulnerable…and a whole host of soapy savvy! Her friendship with Franco has a sincerity, played with humor, banter and growing attachment. Love them together. Her rapport with Rosalie is also full of amusing exchanges…these two women play off each other with great ease. (“Rosalie” is a great find! Wonder what her secret is…)

Shay
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Shay

Well, you know I HAVE, rebecca1!!!! (Not necessary to name names at this late date, is it???? LOL…..) However, two very close seconds are Nina and Grossalie. Unlike you, I have yet to experience your sort of magical conversion….and I don’t foresee one either! I just cannot warm up to this pair of irritating interlopers….there are so many other great characters upon which to focus, I simply for the life of me can’t see the value of either one of these superfluous she-meeeeees. While MS may very well be a wonderful woman and accomplished actress, she absolutely drives me up… Read more »

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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