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Hannah Nordberg Cast As The New Josslyn On General Hospital!

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Carly (Laura Wright) and Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) daughter on General Hospital is returning to the soap opera a tad older when Hannah Nordberg takes over the role of Josslyn Jacks!

According to Soap Opera Digest, Hannah will make her debut on the ABC soap opera in June!  Nordberg starred in the Off-Broadway musical production of Little Miss Sunshine. 

Paige Oliver was the last Josslyn on the canvas back on General Hospital in 2013!

So, glad to know Josslyn is back on the canvas and thus far she has not been SORAS’d to a 18-year-old rebellious teenager? Weigh-in!

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andrew hass
andrew hass

I’m glad that Josselyn is coming back and this could lead to her father Jax returning down the line.Plus it could be interesting to see how Carly,Michael and Morgan dealing with Josselyn been back because with her been aged there could be some interesting scenes with all 4 of them.

tracey
tracey

we will not see Jax I’m glad because Carly will have all her kids with her ingo never tweet he was coming back or ask

andrew hass
andrew hass

Right now Jax isn’t coming back but that could always change in a few months.As for Ingo i think he lives in Hawaii with his family now.So it might be hard for GH to coordinate his return.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Glad they didnt age her…it wouldnt make sense that she is as old as Molly and T.J and others like Emma, Spenser, and Cameron remain children,…someone pointed out that one of Lizs sons shouldve been around Mollys age…if soaps age one child then age them all…on Days Sami was a teenager or maybe 20 when E.J., was born now they are around the same age and lovers…soaps have done this since the begining and its crazy man, real crazy…lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

So will Josslyn be a villian and help Spenser break up Cameron and Emma…lol

Patrick
Patrick

they may have ended that “creepy” lil triangle to get them off the air… or move forward FAST

now Spense and Cameron both have little starlets

Shay
Shay

As long as she doesn’t have to reprise the “Child of the Corn” masquerade…twice was more than enough of that creepy thing! Having said that, she is quite a beautiful little girl….hope she steals the spotlight from the obnoxious Emma.

Timmm
Timmm

Josslyn will kill Carly and pull off her latex mask and it will be Courtney!!!

Tim
Tim

Cameron was born in 2004,the presorasd Molly in 2005.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ava tells Sonny she is pregnant but is Sonny or Morgan the father…hmm!!!

Shay
Shay

Well, I’m pulling for Morgan to be the babydaddy simply because that will also mean Carly becomes a grandma!!!!! Won’t that be a priceless moment when that reality hits her? LOL….(Besides, Sonny already has too many d@#% kids….)

Shay
Shay

Because God forbid this soap has any “pregnant pauses” in maternity storylines…..we haven’t even buried the latest bambino, and yet there’s another one on the way????

Patty
Patty

Actually, having her tower over Spencer seems weird to mee since he was born before she was even thought of. Her father and Carlye kidnapped Spencer before they even thought of getting together. She also had a trans plant from Jake, who was a little older than her and that makes this story kid of out there. They should she the children accordingly.

katieK
katieK

I just hope this mean Jax, and maybe even Jerry will be showing up soon.Id love to see Jax and Franco face off.

Andrea
Andrea

She should be joined by her father, Jax, but I’m just not sure I want him back on THIS GH!

brian
brian

A few years old is ok… when the age them 15 years or more… that’s too much !

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Also, i thought I.K.(Delia) would be returning…does she see Nina or does Ava hide out at Ryans Bar when she learns Sonny found out about her killing Connie…but she could stop him by threatening to tell Micheal and Anna he shot A.J., or she is preggers with Sonnys child…just a thought!!!

Kylie
Kylie

so when are Elizabeth’s kids going to be SORASED into 20/near 30somethings like Carly’s and everyone elses kids are?

andrew hass
andrew hass

I think one of the reasons the show hasn’t aged Elizabeth’s kids is because they want to keep Elizabeth looking young.Laura Wright who plays Carly will be 44 in September.So it is possible that in real life that she could have kids Michael and Morgan’s ages.Rebecca Herbst who plays Elizabeth just turned 37 earlier this month.Now it wouldn’t surprise me if the show does age Cameron to a teenager down the line but they might age Spencer and Emma too at the same time.

Rodd
Rodd

Is there a love quad in the mix for the wee ones?

boes
boes

Of course there is. Ron C. beats so many dead horses he should be on the SPCA hit list.

How glorious, more lisping romance storylines with the characters in pampers. As if Sonny isn’t enough.

Michael
Michael

I hope not.

Johnny
Johnny

I’m surprised Carly remembers she has a daughter in between her sex trysts with the serial killer. No doubt this child will face some life threatening crisis and Franco will come to her rescue in yet another attempt to prop the character. Did anyone else catch the grotesque scene where they learned of Ava killing Connie and realized that Sonny murdered innocent AJ in cold blood…and it acted as some sort of aphrodisiac for them? They are twisted and messed!

su0000
su0000

LOL yup..
that is mostly what soaps are, peoples messes 🙂
I love it! lol

Wendy
Wendy

Me too !! I hated Franco before . But when he did everything he could to rescue CARLY from heather , I found myself cheering for him and when he almost died. I kept thinking I hope he lives .Laura and roger have AMAZING chemistry . Anybody who doesn’t see it is deaf dumb and blind lol . Ok so he’ was a serial killer.. Oh well .ITS A SOAP OPERA , PEOPLE !!!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ava and Franco’s sex on the plane was as gross as was Ava and Sonnys sex in the crypt(didnt pay attention to the scene you mention but im glad i missed it)…next Alexis and Jullian will have sex in the courtroom Jury box, Felix, Lucas and Brad will have threesome sex in the hospital morgue, Nathan and Maxi will probably do it at the jail and someone will probably have it in the church confession booth!!! A.J., shouldve never been killed off…instead of Ned announcing to Tracy that Micheal is replacing her as C.E.O at E.LQ., it shouldve been A.J. replacing her instead…the look on Tracys face wouldve been priceless, and with A.J. C.E.O, made more sense and more drama!!!

boes
boes

Oh jim, don’t give Ron C. any ideas on more nausea-inducing sex scenes. Cuz you know he’ll do them and think it’s a Christmas special.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hahaha…thanks for the laugh boes!

Shay
Shay

Yes to everything you said, jimh….and a great big YES to boes!!!!!!

andrew hass
andrew hass

Sean Kanan asked to be let go by GH.He was not fired.Now if he had stayed maybe AJ would have become CEO but we’ll never know.I do agree the show made a mistake killing AJ but i have moved on from it for now.As for Franco and Carly having sex on a plane i’m sure that’s not the first time something like that happened on a soap.Plus i have a feeling if it had been anyone else but Carly and Franco people wouldn’t have the same outrage.

Timmm
Timmm

Joss should never come home. Carly is the worst mother. Jax has more sense that any of these people. Why would he let his daughter come home to a mother who is in and out of bed with the mob and or a rapist?

richard
richard

I wonder if she’ll fight Emma for Spencer??? Haha……;)

Daisy
Daisy

Hope this one can act. The other girl was sweet but not an actress.

aria
aria

Sonny got to his island( in puerto rico) in less then 10 minutes ! wtf. RC really? you truly are annoying an full of yourself . as for Josslyn, i hope she’s more like Jax than carly(doubted), but i hope they also don’t make her into some little bully who will torment precious Emma, if so then i hope grandma Anna has taught little Emma some of her Karate moves, so Emma can send bratty josslyn running to Mama Carly who will probably try to have Emma taken down or send to live with mama Robin to unknown part of this world.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Sonny getting to the island so fast isn’t the first time a soap has done something like that in regards to people traveling so fast one place to another.So i’m not going to hold it against RC for doing something other writers have done too.

boes
boes

Oh GOOD, more nausea-inducing soft-core kiddie porn from Ron C. and Co.!
Just what the people want – little kids forced into pseudo-sexual storylines.
And more screen time for Franco, too, since that adorable child-like serial killer rapist who is dating the town’s worst mother is rumored to be heavily involved in the storyline.

GH meets the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Day Care Center.

jonboy
jonboy

LOL! You’re my hero!

David
David

Yet jonboy claims he has no agenda . The comments of jonboy and boes are totally classless but typical of their childish behavior. Grow up

jonboy
jonboy

@David You are approaching the point of harassment with me and, should it continue, I will begin reporting your posts to moderators. Knock it off!

Timmm
Timmm

I watch soaps for adult stories not to watch the 2014 version of “Full House” but I bet one of these kids will someday become huge and they will forever run a reel from GH. They are very talented.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Okay I will give you the nausea-inducing part, but kiddie porn???— that is a bit of a stretch. These children haven’t even held hands let alone been in any graphic sexual situation. I remember at that age I had a “boyfriend” and it was innocent and sweet and lasted for a week– where Ron has gone wrong is he finds a cute normal moment and then milks it to death so it become absurd, like a child hiring a rock band – this bit should have ended at Halloween.

Wendy
Wendy

I’m glad they didn’t SORAS josslyn jacks!!! . Can’t wait to see how much like her mom she is!!!! Morgan is like his mom , and his dad . Wonder if she will have the same penchant for troublemaking that CARLY fans . We know Morgans got it in spades… Though he’s been much better lately ..

Timmm
Timmm

Shes a cutey AND she looks so much like Carly and Jax!

tracey
tracey

remember she will have some of her father in her and a lot of her mom now let’s see if we can have joss stay in a child please

dmr
dmr

This will mean more air-time for Roger Howarth, since I read that Josslyn will not like Franco. As much as I love Roger Howarth, I hate him being cast as Franco. The little girl is very cute. I’d like to see Jax return, as well. I love his friendship with Alexis.

Dai
Dai

Why does Elizabeth’s kids never age? Cameron was born before Molly but he’s still a little boy while she is a teenager! If they bring back one kid older wouldn’t the storyline remain better is all the same age also grow up also!

Johnnie
Johnnie

I agree he should be Morgan’s age. please grown Cameron.
JC

Kimberly. Gubitosa
Kimberly. Gubitosa

I am shocked that they would have a replacement that fast olive Paige is not coming back all I would love too see how good Hannah nordberg is as josslyn jacks how long is she going too be on the show

JC
JC

I also hope that this Josslyn can act. poor baby with a mother like Carly running around looking like a hot mess.
JC

Jon
Jon

Please recast the role…..someone who is somewhat likable. This actress, however good she may be, is just not right for the role. She has a permanent sneer on her face and ruins every scene she’s in. Just sayin’.

Breaking News

GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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Dominic Zamprogna Speaks Out On His Decision To Leave GH, His Final Scenes With Emme Rylan & How Dante Exited The Canvas

A few weeks ago, General Hospital fans watched as one of the series beloved stars, Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) exited the show in scenes opposite his longtime on-screen love interest, Emme Rylan (Lulu).  For nine years, Zamprogna brought authenticity, emotion, and heart to the son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) to life.  While Dante’s journey started out with a bang, literally (thanks, Sonny!), over the years it appeared he was taking a backseat in meatier storylines.  All the while, Dante and Lulu remained one of the more popular duos with the viewers.

After much reflection, Zamprogna decided it was time for him to walk away from a place that became his second home.  His desire now shifted to play different characters in different projects, but it was not without taking many things into account with his life-changing decision.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Dominic to glean more insight into: if there was anything GH could have done to make him sign on the dotted line again, what went down to make those final scenes seem so rushed, how it was to say goodbye to his co-workers in front of the camera and behind the scenes, if he would consider a return at some point, and how would he feel if GH now planned on recasting Dante, and much more.

For us; we recall meeting Dominic for the first times just six months into his time at General Hospital for our first interview together.  We were instantly struck by his sincerity, humor, and his eagerness to learn from some of the best in the business.  Now exiting as a “soap vet“, per se, it is a full-circle moment that we had the time to conclude his GH journey with this conversation.  Here’s what Dom had to say about it all.

What were the factors that contributed to your decision to exit GH?  Was there a pivotal moment where you were feeling, and recognizing, that you were underutilized that you felt you needed to make a change? 

DOMINIC:  When you named me the “Most Underutilized Actor of 2017!” (Laughs) Well, my plan was never to stay forever.  But half-way through my second contract,  Emme Rylan (Lulu) and I were approached by our producer on set, who said words to the effect of: you guys have been on the sideline, time to get you into the game.  That led to the Dante cheating storyline, which gave us story for about a year … which was great!  But as that ended, so did any subsequent storylines, it seemed.  In the year that followed, I started entertaining thoughts of leaving.  By the next year, I started talking about it with my wife, Linda, who had started to notice that maybe I wasn’t happy anymore, and I wasn’t.  That’s not a good feeling, especially if you’re bringing that energy home with you.  Then, I made the mistake of going on social media, which is a terrible place to go sometimes.  But fans were saying the same sort of things I was feeling.  Was it all due to story or lack-thereof?  No.  I was starting to crave playing other roles, and that’s hard to do when you’re under contract.

Were discussions even had with Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and the powers-that-be about your feelings of dissatisfaction over not being utilized more in storylines?

DOMINIC:  The discussions happened late.  Not until the negotiation process, actually.  I’m no squeaky wheel I guess, but I also don’t feel it’s in my job description to be one.  I did put out a few ideas here and there, but they didn’t happen.  I know other actors have tried the same and it didn’t lead to anything for them, either.  I was a creation of Bob Guza (former head writer, GH), and maybe I was spoiled by the amount of great writing I received while he was there.

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There had to be some sadness in walking away from GH.

DOMINIC:  Oh yeah… it was sad.  I built that character, and now here I was walking away from it, and essentially my second family.  That’s been the hardest part.  Lifelong friendships were made, and memories.  However, it’s been over a month and a half since I’ve been at GH and I feel happy.  I’ve been up in Canada shooting Tin Star, which has been a great experience.  I’ve stayed in touch with everybody and I miss everybody, in fact, I just spoke to Mo (Maurice Benard) yesterday, and I’m in class with Emme (she won’t leave me alone).  But, I feel like I made the right choice for me at this moment.

To clarify; were you actually trying to work out a deal to stay put, but both sides just could not hammer things out to a satisfactory conclusion?

DOMINIC:  We did try to work out a deal.  After more talks and conversations, I felt maybe we were going to get things done.  I was being told things would change and maybe shift things in the direction we wanted to go.  But at the end of the day, it’s gotta be in writing.  I feel like I’d been told similar things in the past which hadn’t come to fruition.  I was also reminded that it was me who needed to sign my name on that dotted line and live with that decision, and I chose not to do so.

If someone would have said to you: “We have an “A” story for you, and you are going to be driving it,” would you have been more apt to stay?   

DOMINIC:  There was talk about us sitting down and talking about storylines, but that didn’t end up happening, not sure why.  And even if it did, I don’t know that it would’ve changed my mind about leaving, anyway.   But just to be clear: I have no anger towards anybody.  It’s all a business at the end of the day.  Both sides did what they felt was right.  For me, I just felt this chapter had come to an end.

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When, and how did you tell on-screen scene partner, Emme Rylan that you were leaving?  Was she happy for you and your decision?

DOMINIC:  Emme knew really early on.  Once January rolled around I was like: “I have been thinking for the last six to nine months that I am going to go.”   I wanted her to know, because we have been a couple for five years on the show.  Emme was very happy for me.  I went, “Wait a minute!  Don’t be this happy.  I’m leaving.” (Laughing)  

What happened when you told your on-screen mom, Lisa LoCicero ?

DOMINIC:  She was sad, but she is also said, “You’re in your prime, go see what’s out there!”   I wouldn’t have done this move if I did not get support at home.  My wife is the rock and the one that makes this household go.  Some things outside the show were starting to happen; I had a nice screen-test for a pilot, and then I booked these four episodes of Tin Star.  When you have choices in life; you have power and control over your future.  I think Emme and Lisa as actors realized that.  That’s what made them happy for me … for the future.  The last nine years were exciting.  However, when you can have a little bit more say in what you are doing on a day to day basis, that is empowering.  So, in saying, “no” to something, and saying, “Thank you, but that’s not what I am looking for right now,” that can feel good.

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It was a shame that through all the regimes that they rarely wrote any scenes between Dante and his father, Sonny.  What was Maurice Benard’s reaction when you told him you were leaving?

DOMINIC:  It has been pretty publicized that he and I were dissatisfied at the lack of  storyline, or scenes together.  Maurice asked the powers-that-be, “Why aren’t we working together more?”  We never had a clear answer as to why.  He didn’t know from one day to the next what was happening with my contract talks.  Mo saw me smiling one day and asked, “So does that smile mean you’re staying?”  And I said, “No, that smile is because I’m leaving.” (Laughs)  I said that more to mess with him, and make him sad.  He said, “As long as you are good financially, then I am all for anybody getting out of here and seeing what else is out there.” Really, Mo talks people into leaving so he can get more screen-time. (Laughs)

Let’s talk about the final airshow, and the story that came out of left field to facilitate your exit.  Was that written quickly to accommodate a shooting schedule or contract completion?  It felt rushed to the viewing audience.

DOMINIC:  Left field is right!  I still had a week and a half left of work when they found out I wasn’t going to re-sign, and within twelve hours I had six exit scenes written.  So, it wasn’t done to facilitate anything but a set (Lante’s house), I think.  My final tape date was May 18th, and Emme and I had scenes on the Wednesday or Thursday before that.  I guess they wanted my last scenes that aired to be with Emme, and that might have been the only scheduling day that worked for the set and the actors, and maybe that’s also why it felt so rushed.  All I could assume is that they didn’t think I was really going to leave so they didn’t plan for it, or they chose to protect themselves in this way, by not making a big deal about it.  I had another week of scenes in the PCPD with Chase (Josh Swickard) and Michael (Chad Duell) that was shot afterward.  But they had nothing to do with Dante’s “secret mission!”

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I thought, “Wait!  Is that it?  Is this Dominic’s final show?  Dante doesn’t say goodbye to his mother… his father … or his son, Rocco?

DOMINIC:  Yeah, that was tough for me.  After 9 years you think you’re going to get a little bit better of a send off.   You also, hope they’re going to honor the character.  Dante wouldn’t leave to go to the 7-eleven without saying goodbye to his mother and kids.   Maurice and I talked about that.  He said, “I guess, they don’t want people to feel really sad.  You and me doing some goodbye scenes, people are going to be devastated.”   I agree with that.  However, I also think it’s a soap and that’s what fans want … good, ole drama.  I would have loved to have had scenes with Sonny, Olivia, and Dante’s kids, but when you make a decision like this, how you leave on-air is not up to you.  Both parties are going to handle it how it’s best for them.   I was very grateful they gave Emme and I something to seek our teeth into. 

They were very sad scenes.  You are one of those actors that can take the material and connect with it while delivering it in a very subtle and heartfelt way.  How was Emme after your final scenes?

DOMINIC:  She was kind of crying the whole time, going “Damn you! Damn you.”   I was having fun with it, because I love making Emme cry.  It’s not a very difficult thing to do.  (Laughs).  We were both pretty teary-eyed, actually.  Then, when we finished the scenes and I looked over and I saw how upset the crew was, that’s what really got me.  Barbara, one of the camera operators actually jokingly apologized; suggesting that if my last shot was blurry it was my fault!  As an actor, when you make the crew feel something it kind of gives you some extra good feels. That was always the best feeling, talking to Craig (our stage manager), or Donna (head of makeup department) after a scene to get the honest truth on how you did.  I’ll miss them.

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Viewers, watching Dante have this flashback about the guy who was responsible for Lulu going overboard the Haunted Star a few years ago, probably needed a moment to connect the dots.  Some viewers were going, “What?  Dante is going after the guy that tried to drown Lulu from two years ago?”

DOMINIC:  When I read that in the script even I went, “What?” Who’s that?”  I had no idea, either. (Laughs)

Then there was this:  Dante was so hard on Lulu for her pursuing her dream as a journalist and how it inadvertently got Nathan killed.  Then all of a sudden in your final scenes, Dante has a line to Lulu in which he says something to the effect of: I understand now – you got to do, what you got to do.  In story, prior to these scenes it was leaning more towards Dante and Lulu were going to break-up over what had recently transpired.

DOMINIC:  Which, who knows?  If Dante had stayed in Port Charles it could have been the direction they were going in.  It certainly looked like they were building toward conflict, conflict, conflict, but with me leaving it was much sweeter to leave on the note that we left on, instead of Dante leaving, because he can’t deal with being around Lulu. This all leads me to believe that they didn’t want to do anything too permanent to give them time to make the proper decisions.

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What was the last day of shooting like for you?  Was it hard to get through?

DOMINIC:  It felt like a regular day, and my final scenes were up towards the end of the tape day. They had a cake afterwards.  Frank briefly spoke and introduced Maurice; who said a bunch of sweet words.  That meant a lot to me.  I said “goodbye” to everybody and took some photos, and that was it.  I already had my room packed up.  Once you’re ready to go, you’re ready to go.  Afterwards, I went out with Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) and Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Ex-Carlos) for some beers and wings at the bar down the street.  It wasn’t until everybody came back after a two-week break that it felt real, because then I was receiving text messages from people saying, “We’re back.  Why the hell aren’t you here?”

The door has been left open for Dante to return.  Would you ever come back?

DOMINIC:  Of course, at some point.  But it might not be my choice, they might recast.  They told me they won’t, but who knows what’ll be done.  Do I think you can just recast a role?  No, I think it’s always a tough sell, but they’ve done it with bigger names/characters than mine.  I would be a little surprised, only because there hasn’t been much story for Dante in the last three years.  For me, as of now, I’ve moved on, and I’m very happy with my decision and my life.  It’s sad in other respects, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve read things that people have said on Twitter, and I want everyone to know I’ve seen it all and it means a lot to me.  People have been beautiful to me.  I’m truly overwhelmed by the love.  I thought there would be more of, “Who cares?” when fans found out I left.   I must have done something right during the years I was at GH.

Did you think when you made the decision to leave they would kill-off Dante? 

DOMINIC:  No, not at all.  I don’t think killing off Dante would be a good idea, especially after they killed Nathan, and also because of the climate we live in with police involved shootings and violence, in general.  In a perfect world as an actor, you crave the opportunity to have one last moment with the other characters that have been important to your character over the years.  That’s all I would have wanted for myself, and Dante.  I’ll take what I got though.  It was extremely meaningful because of what Emme and I had and built.  I feel we got to the heart and soul of those two characters in a pretty short amount of time in our scenes.

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Speaking of Nathan, I think thus far those funeral scenes, which you were wonderful in, and the story arc revolving around his death, are GH’s best bet for an Emmy in the Drama Series category next year. 

DOMINIC:  I agree.  It was so well-done.  We’d all would like to go out like that!  Tragic, but it made for great TV and great soap.  It was phenomenally well-acted across the board.  Lots of Emmy reel stuff for Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie), and Kathleen Gati (Liesl), and hopefully for our directors and crew, also.  They did an amazing job bringing that to life.

This now leaves Josh Swickard as the lone cop now by default on GH.   he PCPD is notorious for being the worst cop shop in the history of soaps! (Laughs) They can’t ever solve a crime.

DOMINIC: (Laughs) I know!  What is Josh is going to do?   Maybe between Chase and Jordan (Vienssa Antoine) they will solve crimes.  Maybe, they’ll bring on a new cop.  Josh is a great guy and I enjoyed working with him.  At the beginning, we had that contentious relationship between the two guys.  That would’ve been fun if it lasted longer, where they had this continual real dislike for one another.  Who knows?  With Dante gone, maybe they will start solving some crimes! (Laughs) Maybe now the PCPD will be the greatest police unit in the USA.

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Over your nine years at GH, would you still consider that your best storyline was coming on to the show and then having Sonny shoot Dante, only for it to turn out that he just shot his own son?

DOMINIC:  Yes, I think you have to.  That was my intro.  They had this story planned eight months before they even cast the role.  To get to that moment, was a classic soap cliffhanger.  I grew up watching soap operas with my grandparents, and if they had been alive for that scene they would have lost it, because it was something that ‘old school’ soap fans would really dig.  For me, doing that story felt so special.  ABC also pumped it with the promotion, and the promos, and the TV spots, and amped it up.  I didn’t feel it disappointed.  It was actually the audition scene that I had to perform to get the part!  Then six months later you get to say these lines that got you the part, and you hope you don’t whiff on the softball.

While putting together and producing the GH 55th anniversary tribute package for this year’s Daytime Emmys, I included that moment between Sonny and Dante.  I remember watching the complete scene before editing it and the dialog was so good.  It still holds up to this day.

DOMINIC:  My manager was at the Emmys that night, and said what a great moment that was.  I meant to thank you for that, because I really appreciated it being in there.

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Are there any other scenes that come to mind that you are most proud of?

DOMINIC:  I also really loved the scenes with Max Gail (Mike). He is a special guy.  There was so much in our scenes; where Dante finds him with Avery in the stables.  Those moments are going to stick with me for a long time.

On June 28th, the airdate of your last episode, you posted a tweet to the fans that read: “The love you guys have given me over the years and continue to give is overwhelming.  It is I that must thank YOU!”  I thought that was extremely touching and very appreciated by the fans.

DOMINIC:  I was thinking, “Man, I have to thank you, because I would not legitimately be here if you hadn’t liked this guy, Dante.”  It was bringing tears to my eyes reading what people were saying, and seeing how much love I was receiving.

Tell me about your role in the British-Canadian production of Tin Star?

DOMINIC:  It’s a recurring role,  I’ve been working on it since March.  It’s something very different from what I’ve been doing the last 9 years.  Can’t give much away, but I play a hired gun type of guy.  There are some great scenes and moments, and I was lucky enough to work with Christina Hendricks, John Lynch, and the legend, Tim Roth.

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Do you feel now that you have had some time away now from GH, and have been playing another role, that the thought of playing Dante for you at this point is like: “Been there. Done that?”

DOMINIC:  I would never say Dante is done forever.  Right now for me, he is.  They left it open, hopefully they left it open for me, but every actor hopes that.  We want our cake and to eat it too!  I want to leave right now, but I want you to want me to come back some day.  No one wants their role to be recast.  But it’s an important character, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  Who knows what the future holds.  I left on good terms.  Just so everyone knows; I didn’t spring something on GH on the last day of my contract.  It’s important that I let people know that I didn’t just wake up one day and say, “See ya”.  This also wasn’t about money.  Sure, we want to be paid what we believe we’re worth.  But this in no way was about me asking for the moon, or I was going to leave.  It was a very, very difficult decision.

So, what do you think about how GH wrapped up Dante’s story for Dominic’s exit? Would you like him to return to GH sooner than later?  Do you think the role of Dante was problematic to write for?  What were your favorite scenes of Dom’s during his time at GH? Let us know via the comment section below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Takes On Role Of Police Captain In New Film, ‘Equal Standard’

While the cast of General Hospital is on their three-week summer hiatus, many of the actors have gone off to do different things with their time … some are traveling … some are on tour or making personal appearances, and some are making movies or filming other projects.

Maurice Benard is continuing to land film roles when he has the time to step away from his role as mobster Sonny Corinthos on the ABC daytime drama series.

Now in an Instagram post this week, Maurice shared an update on the filming of his upcoming motion picture, Equal Standard which also stars Ice-T.

In his post showing him in his character’s police uniform sans jacket, Maurice expressed: “Always great to play different characters.  In New York playing a police captain. Very cool and interesting script.”

In story, Equal Standard tells the story of an off-duty New York City police detective who gets caught in an inner city brawl between undercover cops convinced he is a local street thug. The melee ends in a tragic death followed by an uproar within gangs and cops in neighboring communities and across the city. The movie also features Robert Clohessy, and OLTL alum Tobias Truvillion (Vincent).

So, glad to hear Maurice is getting the opportunity to play more diverse roles?  Comment below.

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