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GH's Michelle Stafford Video Interview: Everything You Wanted To Know About Nina Clay & Then Some Part 1!

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It looks to be a pivotal week on General Hospital for Nina Clay and her machinations, and her relationships with Silas and Franco!

Since coming to the ABC soap opera two-time Daytime Emmy winning dynamo, Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) has been making watching Nina’s twisted revenge plots must-see TV!  You just never know what she is going to do next, or think next, or when she might be prone to have one of her fantasies such as: stabbing Silas (Michael Easton) with a butcher knife post sex! And that crumpled piece of paper revenge list of Nina’s is getting lots of good use, as she continues to exact her plans on her unassuming victims!

On-Air On-Soaps sat down with Michelle Stafford for this very special two part video interview where we delve into a myriad of subjects surrounding Nina Clay,  and working with the different actors and characters in Nina’s orbit that are on the Port Charles canvas!

In part one, Michelle discusses what made her decide to come to GH to take on the role of Nina Clay, how she and GH head writer Ron Carlivati have collaborated on the character to bring her life, if there has been a feeling of competition between heavy hitter actresses on the GH set which now includes: Michelle, Maura West (Ava), Laura Wright (Carly) among others!  We also chat on what fans can expect if/when they see Nina in scenes with the person she is most mad at …  her mother, played by Donna Mills (Madeline)!  Later, we get into Nina’s revenge list and what Nina thinks about Silas and Sam (Kelly Monaco) … and Ava! And then there’s the subject of Ava’s baby, and Nina’s obsession to have one of her own … or is she planning on taking Ava’s?  Plus,  find out what Michelle had to say about Nina’s wheelchair days and more!

Make sure to come back to On-Air On-Soaps tomorrow for part two of our interview, where we discuss what it has been like for Michelle to work with Roger Howarth (Franco), and where she sees the on-screen relationship between Franco and Nina heading.  Plus a preview of what is to come, Billy Miller (Jason) coming to GH, the state of soaps, and we continue to delve deeper into Nina’s revenge list!  The second part is not to be missed!

Now after the jump, watch Part 1 of Everything You Wanted To Know About Nina Clay & Then Some!  Then chime-in, what was your favorite comment made by Michelle in the interview?  Share your thoughts below!

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su0000
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su0000

Have to love Michelle, a dynamic woman!!
So happy she came to GH.. She is awesome!!

She is a great addition to my favorite list;
‘Michelle Stafford’, Maura West, , Billy Miller, Roger Howarth, Michael Easton, Finola Hughes, Maurice Benard, Anthony Geary, Jane Elliot, Kathleen Gati, Jason Thompson..

WOW!!!! .. that ^^^ is a list of the best of the best!!! GH is bursting with talent! #1 ..!!

(I think Michelle and Billy are having a riot with GH !!! 🙂

Cathy Borruso
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Cathy Borruso

That was GREAT! ♡ IT

Jenna
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Jenna

So freakin cool the part about kelly was hilarious!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

What can I say? I’ve said it all already. I LOVE YOU, MICHELLE.

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

I liked that scene when Silas caught Nina running around the hospital and wants to know how she suddenly is out of her wheelchair…just watch she’ll make something up…i can see her falling to her knees with her arms reaching heavenwards exclaiming ‘Its a MIRACLE!!!’ and gulliable Silas falling for it…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I said on another post, jimh, that Nina will tell Silas that she has been keeping it a secret until she was strong enough to surprise him. So, you see, we think alike…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

Have you ever met her? I would love to. I bet she is super nice.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

No, I have never met Michelle, Timmm. I have been watching her for 14 years, though. I know it’s silly, but I feel like I know her. I have a girl-crush on her. LOL

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

I was hoping the secret she was hiding is that she was born a man…then she got ‘female parts transplant’ so she could get preggy…hey, it would work on this show…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, man, jimh…you still manage to crack me up !!!!

Lin
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Lin

fabulous interview

Greta
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Greta

Great interview. I think Nina has potential. I think she was shown too much her first few months, but lately things have evened out. Her scenes with Franco are great. There is a lot of chemistry there, and I’m curious where their relationship goes.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats what I said to people who were not familiar with her work on Y&R. That character was super crazy but leveled off somewhat. Now we see Nina doing the same thing. She still and probably will always have a few screws loose but thats what makes her entertaining. Love her!

su0000
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su0000

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(((((((((waving))))))) to Michelle .. We Love You!!!!

(so happy you got out of Y&R 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Michelle is great. For GH fans who are new to Michelle Stafford, check out her web series from last year titled “The Stafford Project.” It is on Youtube. There are 10 episodes and they run anywhere from 8 to 18 minutes long. She plays kind of a character, kind of based on her own life, and kind of reality driven. It is so good! She said recently she is shopping around more episodes to distributors. Cannot wait!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I’ve really warmed to Nina because of the way she is with her brother, James, & Franco. Frankly, I think she’s a better friend to Franco than he is to her. It’s interesting to watch her try & protect him from the pain she knows he’ll feel. You’d think she would be glad to have a fellow “cheatee” to commiserate with. But, in spite of her ongoing underhanded revenge, she doesn’t want that for him. Like Fairman alluded to, we’ve only really seen one side of her pain. Once we get that confrontation with her mother, I think people will… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You are so right, Kansas. Nina doesn’t know how deep her feelings for Franco run. Yet, she protects him; even with Silas. To me, her lying to her husband speaks volumes. It shows where her allegiance lies.

teresa Brady
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teresa Brady

I didn’t like Michelle at first but now I think shes really getting into the character. She is so funny when she grabs Francos phone from his hands! Love her!

Max
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Max

I laughed so hard with those two. Loving Nina and Franco!

dmr
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dmr

I agree! I wasn’t sure at first, either.

SpixieFan
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SpixieFan

Great interview!! Love her. I love the little mannerisms she gives Nina.. like swinging her legs in the wheelchair lol.. I feel bad for the way Silas treats her…. he was so cold to her. She is busted now.. can’t wait to see the follow up on this, part of me feels bad for her. If she would only be honest!! But if everyone was honest and decent then I guess we wouldn’t have a show? Lol

sally
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sally

I really miss u on yr it’s not the same the new Phyllis stinks I will b watching gh

sally
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sally

I really miss you on the young and restless you brought it all Phyllis was awesome don’t like the .New gal so be watching general hospital

su0000
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su0000

I see that Michelle is having a riot with GH..
GH is totally different than Y&R , its a whole very different world than Y&R..
Michelle and Billy will soar to new and very exciting heights !!
they will have great thrilling drama to act, awesome..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my, Sally. I love Michelle. But, Gina is a great actress. Give her a chance. She deserves that much. Study Gina’s face and her expressions….she is slipping into Phyllis mode with expertise.

dmr
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dmr

I really do like Michelle as Nina Clay. I like her friendship with Franco. I think Michelle’s scenes with Roger are her best. I like the vulnerability she expresses-when talking about knowing what it is like being betrayed by someone that you love-I also love her crazy antics while plotting with Rosalie. I laugh out loud everytime she refers to her (hit) list. She’s a great addition to the cast!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, dmr. Do you remember how, at the beginning, only a couple of us liked Nina? They were not really ready to receive her? The few of us who knew what a phenomenal actress she was tried to sway the ‘unbelievers’ (lol) to our side…well, it finally happened. It’s great to see that Michelle is finally home….Port Charles.

Shirley
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Shirley

Loved the interview Michael and Michelle is awesome

k/kay
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k/kay

I like MS but I do not care for the Nina character I wish she had remained as Phyllis but that is her choice. I was sitting at the bar in a restaurant with a friend the bartender said oh gosh Phyllis is in a wheelchair I said no she woke up over at GH in a wheelchair. He said Oh Man it was priceless so she probably will always be Phyllis to a lot of people. Best of luck to her she seems happy!

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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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Briana Nicole Henry on Her Decision to Exit GH: “I Decided It Was Time to Move On”

On Monday’s episode, GH viewers learned that Jordan will need to start dialysis and treatment at a specialty clinic in Albany from kidney damage and suffering renal failure.  But on Tuesday, fans of the ABC daytime drama series learned that Briana Nicole Henry has left the show, all her decision, according to her post on Instagram.

A Daytime Emmy nominee this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Briana shared the news on her departure expressing: “I suppose it is that time isn’t it. As I celebrated my third year of being on General Hospital yesterday, I also watched my last episode as Jordan Ashford air. People kept asking me how it felt to have ended my time on the show, and it wasn’t until yesterday that it really sank in, as I watched Jordan’s goodbye to her family and knew the tears you saw were real tears between not just colleagues but friends. I decided it was time for me to move on from @generalhospitalabc and I got nothing but love and support from everyone involved. Not to mention was given the most beautiful send of that left me quite literally shaken.  I’d like to take a second to thank every single person in my @generalhospitalabc family that helped me make GH my home over the last three years, especially @fvalentinigh . From the crew, to my cast mates to our security guard Emma, there were multiple people on any given day that brought such a smile and warmth to my heart.”

Briana finished her post with, “When I started GH it was my first opportunity as a series regular, and to get the opportunity to throw myself into Jordan for the last three years and work with some truly incredible actors has been an honor. Thanks for holding space for me to grow. I am a better actor because of the time I spent within those walls and will forever be grateful for the way the show nurtured and challenged my ability.  To the fans, it took me a while to win you over, but once you saw my heart you made me feel so much love. I hope I brought something unique and honest to your beloved character of Jordan Ashford, she’s one helluva woman. Until next time loves 👋🏾.”

This will be the second Jordan to exit General Hospital.  The role was originated by Vinessa Antoine, and Henry took it over for the last three years.

So, sad to see Briana leave GH? Should the show recast? Comment below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason asks Carly to Marry Him and She Responds “With All My Heart”

The stage is set now for General Hospital’s Jason/Carly/Sonny/Nina story to explode as things heated up between longtime friends and former lovers, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) just as Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is in Nixon Falls pleading with Nina (Cynthia Watros) to come clean and tell “Mike”(Maurice Benard) that he is indeed, Sonny Corinthos.  Here’s what went down on Friday’s episode …

Back in Port Charles, at the demolished former “Jake’s”, Carly and Jason’s old stomping grounds, Carly and Jason share a kiss. Carly says she can’t believe this is happening after letting him know that all of her old romantic feelings for him are starting to come back. Apparently that is true for Jason too, as the ABC daytime drama series finally reaches back into the history of these two characters who were in love, before Carly slept with Sonny.  Back in the present day, Jason asks Carly to marry him, and she responds, “With all my heart.” But now, Carly is starting to feel more excited about what started off as a business arrangement between the two of them to retain the Corinthos family hold over the five families and the territory in Sonny’s absence.  Carly says she wants their wedding day to be about them, and later they can come to Jake’s just by themselves.

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In Nixon Falls, Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is trying to get through to Nina, who has admitted her duplicity to him and how she has fallen in love with “Mike”.  When Jax informs her that Carly and Jason are getting married, she thinks that’s great then she and “Mike” can have a future together.  Nina wants Jax to just forget this conversation, and seeing Sonny, and do this for her; after all she went through in losing her child, Nelle, and her relationship with him. Then Jax asks her to think about Donna and Avery and Wiley, his children and grandchild, who don’t know he is alive and will never get to know him. Nina cries that Jax has won, and that she will tell “Mike” the truth in private (but something tells us, she is going to make “Mike” walk-in on Jason and Carly’s nuptials, so that she has a shot of keeping him all to herself by the betrayal he will witness).  Jax says he is not leaving Nixon Falls till she tells Sonny the truth, but she somehow she still got him to leave through her pleading to let her do this alone.  As Nina thinks “Mike” is walking in the front door of the Tan-O, in walks Peter (Wes Ramsey)!

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Meanwhile, Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is rushed to General Hospital unconscious with Portia (Brook Kerr) not far behind, after being trapped together.  More bad news is revealed when Austin (Roger Howarth) gets the blood results back for Jordan and tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) that Jordan’s levels of carbon monoxide are 58% which is not good for someone with one kidney.  Austin relates that if Jordan’s kidney function doesn’t improve, they’ll have put her on dialysis.  TJ (Tajh Bellow) comes to see his mom, and sits by her bedside in tears.  Later, Curtis breaks down in tears holding Jordan’s hand to come back to him, and she opens her eyes, as Portia walks in on the scene.

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Three of the five families plan to take over Port Charles and split the territory after their secret meeting, where they plan to blow up a warehouse while Carly and Jason are distracted and at their wedding; the families also received a message from Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) while in prison.  Who will stop the “hit”?

So, what do you think of Carly and Sonny getting close? What did you think of the performances of Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Cynthia Watros, and Donnell Turner within this episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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