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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?

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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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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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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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Make sure to catch General Hospital and former All My Children and NYPD Blue star, Kim Delaney (Jackie, GH, Ex-Jenny, AMC) tonight on Saturday, February 20th when her highly-anticipated Lifetime movie debuts beginning at 8pm EST/7pm CST which marks the cable network’s 400th original movie.

In The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, it tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island.

After Shannan (Katharine Isabelle, Hannibal) fails to come home, her mother Mari (Delaney) knows something is terribly wrong. Pleading to police to take her concerns seriously, she keeps pushing the police for answers. Mari’s insistence that her daughter not be overlooked eventually leads to a horror hidden on Long Island for more than a decade – 19 bodies of young women discovered buried in shallow graves along Ocean Parkway in the area of Jones Beach State Park. Though the search for the killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon. The movie not only follows a mother’s tireless search for the truth, but it also digs deep into the murders, including Shannan’s, that have gone unsolved for so long.

Delaney’s film, executive produced by Deborah Norville, is based off real life-events that transpired in the early 2010’s where the crimes were never solved.

In an interview with 98.1 WOGL Radio’s Glenn Kalina, Delaney shared: “There is hope in the film… but you also want an answer… what happened to all of these girls?  My character just was relentless trying to find her (daughter) or find answers where she was.  They found a bunch of other bodies, and what they learned was that they were all escorts… and then they learned there was a possible serial killer.”

Check out a promo for the movie below.

Will you be watching Kim in her starring role in The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice? Let us know in the comment section.

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Last week, ABC Daytime fans were thrilled to see some of the archival footage and performances from the ABC Daytime: Salutes Broadway Cares benefit concerts by those who were once in the mighty soap programming block that included: All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. 

While only GH remains, viewers still loved seeing many of their favorites perform in the streaming event, ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which featured footage from those events that ran from 2005-2011 in front of a live audience in New York City.

The 2021 online event, which kicked-off on February 11th and streamed for four days, featured new content with daytime favorites including: Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Anthony Geary, Kelly Ripa and more, plus performances from the past benefits, and an original dance performance from Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) on the set of GH.

John Dietrich, who directed each of the ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares concerts, wrote and directed the stream. It was presented in partnership with ABC Owned Television Stations’ websites around the country with support from Good Morning America and The View.

According to Broadway World, in total, the ABC Daytime Back on Broadway event raised $130,565. The streaming total includes a matching donation of $50,000 made by Broadway Cares supporters The Dream Alliance.  Now, when combined with the seven-year run of the annual concerts, the ABC Daytime stars have raised $2,020,565 for Broadway Cares.

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What did you think of the ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway streaming event? Did you enjoy seeing the performances? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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On Thursday, Benard teased a trailer for the upcoming big day sharing: “Are you ready for my birthday celebration? This year I wanted to do something for my fans on my birthday. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I hope you enjoy it too.”   The actor revealed this birthday video will premiere on March 1st.

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So, what do you think of Maurice’s upcoming birthday celebration? Who do you think he is talking about that he worked with the other day on GH? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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