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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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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Denise Crosby Makes a Return to General Hospital

After a major fallout with her parents, Carolyn (Denise Crosby) and Jeff Webber (William R. Moses), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) was devastated, in particular because they concocted a plan to make her forget all about the tragic situation earlier in her life. That being, when Finn’s (Michael Easton) late wife, Reiko, fell down a flight of steps and eventually died after she struggled with Liz.

Apparently, the story is not over, when Denise Crosby reprises her role of Carolyn beginning the week of January 23rd on General Hospital.

Talking about her return in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Crosby previewed, “She (Carolyn) wants to make a connection with her daughter and try to make amends for something that is almost impossible to make amends for. She knows it could go really wrong, but she can’t live with herself if she doesn’t take the shot.”

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Something tells us there is more to the story of why Carolyn could have returned to Port Charles? Any thoughts?

Let us know your theories about Elizabeth’s mother upcoming return to Port Charles in the comment section below.

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Johnny Wactor Featured in Music Video Short Film ‘There to Catch Me’ by the Nashvillains

General Hospital alum, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) has made you cry previously during many tough storylines on the ABC daytime drama series. From the death of Sasha and Brando’s little baby boy, Liam, and later being the victim of ‘The Hook’, and more, theBrando had some heavy dramatic moments.

Now fans can check out Wactor in an extremely touching short film in the latest music video by the Nashvillains, for their single, There to Catch Me.

In it, Wactor portrays the character of Mason, who visits a house that held significance for him and his wife.  It’s where they spent their wedding night.  However, we learn that he lost his wife.  Throughout the short film, Mason has flash backs of their life together, and gets the shock of his life when his wife seemingly returns and they get to spend one last moment together.

Johnny took to his Instagram and shared: “Finally… the full short film – music video There to Catch Me is out! Please, please, do yourself a favor and enjoy this piece of art that so many talented people came together to create. Big thanks to @nashvillainsband and @bethanyashtonwolf for making me a part of this!”

The short film’s director, Bethany Ashton Wolf replied, “Loved directing you in this beautiful piece of song + cinema, Johnny. Memories for a lifetime.”

Watch ‘There to Catch Me’, the short film  featuring Wactor below.  Then let us know, what you thought of his performance in it via the comment section.

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