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GH’s Sofia Mattsson On Baby Liam Tragedy: “I Loved the Challenge of Acting Out This Beautifully Written and Heartbreaking Story”

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Last Friday, General Hospital viewers saw the gut-wrenching ending to baby Liam’s struggle to survive, when his parents Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) and Brando (Johnny Wactor), made the agonizing decision to take the little boy off life-support.

After the airshow, Wactor took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the very sad storyline, and now on Monday, Sofia Mattsson has taken to social media to thank the fans for the kind words on her performance during a difficult story arc to watch.

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Sofia shared: “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for all your comments about little Liam’s storyline on GH. I loved the challenge of acting out this beautifully written and heartbreaking story. I’m reminded to hug everyone I love extra hard this holiday season and never take a day for granted.”

In real life, Mattsson gave birth to her first child, a son, at the end of July of this year.

Viewers watched as a grief-stricken Sasha let out a wail of heartbreak in front of those who knew and loved her at the hospital, after she held her son in her arms for the first, and only time, before he was gone.  It marked a heartbreaking and memorable moment on the long-running ABC daytime drama series.

Michael Fairman TV also named Mattsson and Wactor’s work as the Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Sofia’s performance and the sentiments she shared about the storyline? Comment below.

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Who knew such a rote soap story could end up so heartbreaking? Much credit goes to the leads. I also underestimated Johnny Wactor’s ability to dig so deep and be so convincing. But I saw glimpses of Ms. Mattsson’s depth back during the addiction story, when I found Sasha to be heroic in the face of a series of hard letdowns (mostly due to creepy Michael). Her work has been simply stunning, on par with the best. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these two, hopefully without interference from Gladys… or Carly for that matter. Glad Brando and T. J. mended fences, too.

You did a awesome job. You made me cry throughout the whole show and am sure that it was harder on you since you just had your own baby. Both of you deserve an award for this show as this is life at anytime of life. No baby should live in that kind of life and he should have been sent to be with God.

I sobbed when you sobbed and I felt the pain. You both did an awesome job acting this out and I’m also reminded not to take life for granted especially during this crazy pandemic holiday season❤️❤️❤️ Always be kind you never know what somebody’s going through❤️

I thought she played the part well. I don’t know if I could’ve made it through something like that with one of my children. She deserves an Emmy for her acting in this. Brando done his part perfectly for a grief stricken father and a supportive person for Sasha. Kuddos to the writers and producers.

I cried so hard all the way through this whole story line.

Absolutely Emmy worthy performance.

Great actress. So much passion for her role. She’s my favorite

I still remember Sam losing Baby Lila!!!

I loved her acting, although she portrayed a real life story , her performance was 100 percent spot on. Prayers , love and hugs to a great storyline

The performance by Sofia was a Emmy performance. I cried during the whole scene. Her performance was so real and gut wrenching. She needs to be nominated for a Emmy award.

Sofia knocked it out of the park! Wonderful, professional actress! I was sitting in a pool of tears!

Both did an amazing job!!

Awesome job. I cried with her

Nice to see Sasha back on set.Perfect time for her to get back into drugs again to help her cope with the devastating loss of her baby.

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George Russo to Appear on General Hospital as Carmine Cerullo

Coming up, it looks like Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) grandfather, Carmine Cerullo is headed to Port Charles.

According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.

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Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?

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Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Asher Antonyzyn Shares, “I Think That If Jason Doesn’t Get Sent Away Again, He and Danny Will Have a Really Great Connection”

It is clear that Danny Morgan (Asher Antonyzyn), as of right now, has the most character traits of his father, Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). When Jason returned to Port Charles and was hiding out at the Quartermaine boat house, viewers saw that Danny wanted to help out his dad as much as he could.

When the two shared a heart-to-heart about Danny’s passions and Jason learned he is turning out to be a sort of adrenaline junkie like himself, the father and son shared a bonding moment.

‘Asher Antonyzyn spoke to Soap Opera Digest about Danny having a lot more to do in story now that Jason is back, and how it has been working with Steve Burton and where he thinks the on-screen relationship can go.

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When speaking of how Danny is drawn to adrenaline and danger like his father, Asher expressed: “I can’t keep count of all the times that people say, ‘Danny, he’s just like his dad!’ I think that if Jason doesn’t get sent away again, he and Danny will have a really great connection.”

On his screen-time with Steve Burton, Antonyzyn added,  “When Steve Burton was coming back as Jason, I was like, ‘Since Danny never really had storyline with him, maybe I’ll come back out here a lot more and be able to do that with him.’ And then it happened! So that was pretty cool.”

So, do you hope that Danny and Jason’s connection is explored further? Do you think we will watch Asher grow up and become Jason Morgan 2.0? Comment below.

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