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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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