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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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Soaphound
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Soaphound

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… Read more »

Cindy Sebring
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Cindy Sebring

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.

Beth Capelluto
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Beth Capelluto

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❤️

Joyce Seaton
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Joyce Seaton

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.

Joyce Seaton
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Joyce Seaton

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

Cindy Gable
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Cindy Gable

Absolutely Emmy worthy performance.

Gloria
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Gloria

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

Carole
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Carole

I still remember Sam losing Baby Lila!!!

Mayme Gordon
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Mayme Gordon

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

Helen H
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Helen H

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.

Sherrie Daughtry
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Sherrie Daughtry

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

Sandra Bartlett
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Sandra Bartlett

Both did an amazing job!!

Daphne
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Daphne

Awesome job. I cried with her

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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TONIGHT: General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight Live! – 8 PM ET/5 PM PST

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight stops by to chat with Michael Fairman for a very special conversation on The Michael Fairman Channel streaming live beginning at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.

The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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