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GH's Nancy Lee Grahn on Politics, Relationships, Reprimands & Alexis!

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn was the perfect choice for this week’s feature interview from TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco, in lieu of the mid-term elections held yesterday here in the U.S.   Nancy, a spunky political activist herself with her very own views of the political climate, had much to discuss after yesterday’s Republican surge in the congress.  This Daytime Emmy winner, also opened up about what’s next for her Port Charles, alter-ego, Alexis, the romance department in her own life and being reprimanded by the powers-that-be.    Here are a few excerpts!

Grahn about the GH powers-that-be reprimanding actors for talking about the show and divulging information: “Well, the one thing I do know is that none of us should be talking about the show. We’ve been recently reprimanded. It’s probably best for myself — well, everyone really — if we don’t say, “I worked today with so and so.” One thing leads to another and it causes problems for the show internally. We were nicely asked to be diligent about keeping things from getting out; but it wasn’t a slap on the hand. We were told to talk about anything we want, but not to talk about the show.

Grahn on her relationship status: “I was in a relationship about two years ago for about eight months. I felt smitten, you know, the way you feel when you’re 20. I was fascinated and intoxicated in every way but this wasn’t a person you settle down with. I’ve never been able to reach that healthy balance in a relationship. In other words, I’ve only had honeymoon relationships! The longest relationship I’ve had is three and a half years. And even that was all honeymoon until it was over. It took me a long time to realize that I may not be a particularly good marriage partner. I love the excitement but I don’t think I would like the marriage part. I’m guessing because I don’t know. Yes, there are times I wish it was the opposite because I like the idea of growing old with someone as I’ve only had myself to count on. Sometimes it can be really tiring being on your own, and other times, “wow, look at what I’ve accomplished on my own.” But I understand that this is the life I’ve chosen for myself and I’m fine with that.”

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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

Two of Easton’s former OLTL co-stars, who have appeared his other short films, Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd later Victor Lord Jr.) and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri) also appear in About a Girl.

Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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Alicia Leigh Willis On Her Heavenly Return To GH: “What a Wonderful Experience Reminiscing With My Favorite Cast & Crew.”

Yesterday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the surprise return of Alicia Leigh Willis shortly reprising her role of Courtney Matthews, as she escorts Mike (Max Gail) to heaven.

Willis was last seen on GH in 2015 as a spirit and created the role back in 2001.

The actress took to social media and shared:”A little clip of my surprise return on @generalhospitalabc What a wonderful experience reminiscing with my favorite cast & crew.”

Viewers know that as Mike succumbed to Alzheimer’s, he wanted the dignity of not dying in front of his son, Sonny (Maurice Benard), and to shield Sonny from witnessing his death.

But in the story, Mike did not pass on alone; as his daughter showed up to take him with her to the afterlife.

Check out Courtney’s post below.

What did you think of the moment having Courtney be there for Mike at the end of his life? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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