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Kirsten Storms Gives a Shout Out to Thank GH Fans & Kudos to Wes Ramsey

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General Hospital’s beloved Kirsten Storms (Maxie) who consistently delivers in all of her scenes, took to her Instagram story within the last 24 hours to share her thoughts on the recently aired scenes where the truth about Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) machinations have been revealed.

Storms also wanted to thank the GH fans for enjoying and sticking with the telling of the story, relating: “First, I want to say thank you to the fans who are really digging this storyline with the truth about Peter coming out.  We’ve all been working really hard, cast and crew, to bring you guys the show during this time when we have all these restrictions in place. But it’s well worth it. So thank you to the fans who are being supportive and have kind things to say.”

Kirsten also took a moment to give kudos to her co-star, Wes Ramsey, for his performances of playing bad guy Peter August which is so different than his real-life persona.  Storms expressed: “I would also like to give props to Wes Ramsey.  I’ve said this from the beginning, working with Wes, that he is the most professional, considerate, kindest actor that I have ever been paired with on GH.  And I truly mean that. Working with him is a joy.  And I want to give Wes props for his performances, especially lately. The juxtaposition of Wes’ personality and Peter’s personality is just crazy. They could not be any more different. Which is, to me, someone who really enjoys watching other actors’ performances and kind of taking my own notes on them for my performances, I really think that’s the sign of a great actor. So Wes, great job. To the fans who have been enjoying the storyline, thank you so much.”

 

So, what have you thought of Kirsten’s performances of late? It’s always heart-breaking to see Maxie betrayed.  Will Maxie keep Peter away from their unborn baby? What did you think of the sentiments shared on Storms’ IG story? Comment below.

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What a professional and sweet things for her to do. What a kind and genuine thing for her to say.

Steve
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Steve

No matter how nice a guy Wes is IRL, the character has long overstayed his welcome and has dragged down many of the characters he interacts with.

As for the baby, please no more baby switches for the foreseeable future. We are just getting over the Wiley/Jonah drawn out saga; we don’t need another with Maxie and Brook Lynn.

Phil
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Phil

Wes is an incredible actor

Harry
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Harry

Well, he seems to think so.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Kirsten’s work has been exceptionally great lately. Though I’ve hated the Peter Puke pairing since day one, she’s weathered the story like a real pro, entirely believable. I don’t agree about the other performance…I find it to be Snidely Whiplash, cartoon level work. And I HATE the consistent mention of Drew’s death…just makes me miss Billy Miller.

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Celia

Oh, my Billy!! I don’t believe Drew is dead, Soaphound—-nonetheless, I pray that Billy Miller will resume the role if Drew were to come back. No one else will do.
I can’t stand to even look at Ramsey—-I break out in hives.
Personal feelings aside, it was nice of Kirsten to speak so highly of him—albeit I can’t wait for him to go away!!

Patrick Rose
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Patrick Rose

brownie points, for the prop. jeez! couldn’t you just have left well enough alone

^^^^”…someone who really enjoys watching other actors’ performances and kind of taking my own notes on them for my performances, I really think that’s the sign of a great actor ”

Wes Ramsey has been propped, spoon fed , given A list status…. nothing came of it

DONE

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Thank You, Patrick. I couldn’t agree more. And his new mantra, “Now I’m gonna be Bad Petey” is as threatening as a marshmallow. Enough of this guy!

Harry
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Harry

I fast fast forward through these two. They have zero chemistry. I always feel like the GH’s PR team is trying too hard sell this couple to fans. They almost seem to shrieking, “LOVE THIS COUPLE!”

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry Right again. It was very nice of K.S to make a special effort to boost up Wes Ramsey. I also hate the character of Peter but it’s like a lot of fans hate both Peter and Wes. He played a great guy on G.L, and the only thing I have to offer is that especially in this case, he is so good, that we love to hate him. I don’t think in all my many years of watching soaps, have I ever seen such an instant dislike and name calling of an character. Again, Maxie and Peter was a… Read more »

rose
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Violet…I still think why Wes/Peter has inspired such dislike with some is because of his association with another character many dislike…Carly which extends to the real life influence they think Laura had in getting him on GH.

Michaela Burke
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Michaela Burke

Agree. Zero Chemistry. Maxie has chemistry with Spinnelli, JJ Lucky and RP Nathan. Can we please get Jonathan Jackson back recurring. GH fix his schedule however he needs but bring him back.

rose
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rose

Two other couples fit zero chemistry for me…Finn and Anna, and Franco and Elizabeth. Will say I think Franco worked well with her “bozys” though. I do like the potential of Jason and “Brita.”

Harry
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I agree with you, Rose, about all those couples. I don’t dislike Wes Ramsey. I just don’t like Peter, however, I really like him better as a villain. Jason is kind of cute with Britt. He and Sam just seem like the thrill is gone. They just don’t seem that into each other anymore.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Harry 🙂
Sam and Jason were totally worn out 10 years ago.
They outlived their time– They needed to rip —

Su000
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Su000

I luved Franco with Nina..
They clicked a good couple.
Franco was her knight for sure.
He fought through hell for her and I really liked them together.
Yes! Finn and Anna YUCK-
A grandma cougar thing— lol

Satan
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Satan

Damn it to Hell, Sam!!

You should have let Dante COMPLETE THE MISSION!

Cerberus wants Heiny in Hell NOW!

Fancy
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Fancy

Can’t we simply rid ourselves of this character…..Peter is a nauseating, weak repulsive coward…. Maxi chose this faux savior after being with sweet, kind, beautiful Nathan ❓❓❓Whatever was she thinking….With all the TRULY TALENTED actors on this show who have come and gone, Wes Ramshackle isn’t one of them cut him loose!

Su000
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Su000

Satan–Peter is in with Cyrus now-
Perhaps Cyrus will kill Peter.
AHAA! what a gruesome-twosome- Hinrick and Cyrus. sheeshh

Michaela Burke
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Michaela Burke

That is great and WR is a great actor and I wish him the very best but it is way past time for Peter to be written off.

Mary bauer
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Mary bauer

I actually feel bad for Peter!! I really liked him. Was wishing it could work for him and Maxie. He’s a great actor. He was trying to have a good life. But he has to much in his past to overcome and when things go bad he becomes that other guy again. I really don’t want another baby switch storyline either. I know it’s only a soap but can’t anyone have a little happiness. Every character is miserable!! It depressing to watch!

rose
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rose

Mary..I agree with you in all of your points. Especially the miserable/depressing ones.

rose
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rose

And as a shout out to Kirsten/Maxie…while she can be smart, the writers usually have her playing a ditzy, always in a hurry character. Glad to see they are giving her some good script to work and she’s able to show off her good stuff.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

rose, she better show off some really good stuff when Peter kidnaps her, and we know he will, but I hope we don’t have to see him deliver a second baby, if it causes her to go into labor.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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