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Vanessa Marcil tells NY Post- Maurice Benard helped her learn now to act!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

A brand new New York Post article out today paid tribute to the soap stars who got their big break in daytime from Julianne Moore to Kelly Ripa to Vanessa Marcil.   The article talks about the sad and disturbing trend of daytime soaps fleeting away, and how important this genre was for young actors to learn their craft.   Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda) General Hospital spoke how she learned how to act on the soap with a big assist from her then co-star Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Marcil stated “Maurice Benard said, ‘You’re cute, but you suck. What do want? Do you want to get a storyline? If you want that, you’re going to have to start working hard. He taught me how to act.”

The actress then went on to say that  it really took her time to get up to speed, “It took a good year for me to become even watchable.”

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Maurice Bernard did not do a good job then bec she still can’t act. LOL!

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funny how life comes full circle. vanessa’s first scenes were full of energy and spunk, but she was still wet-behind-the-ears. she became a fine actress in time. the wire scene (1996?) was some of her best work and she was rightly nominated for daytime emmys in 1997 and 1998. now that she’s back at GH she’s completely convincing as a complex, emotional character HOWEVER maurice benard’s acting has gone downhill! maurice has looked bored on GH for years and he lacks the fire and passion and believability from his early GH scenes with vanessa. i see now that vanessa is… Read more »

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B&B’s Heather Tom Throws Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon

This year, saw the return of the annual ladies lunch were as is tradition, last year’s winner of the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, throws a luncheon for this year’s nominees.

The reigning women’s champ, now six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Heather Tom (Katie) got this year’s nominees in the category together for a celebration which included: General Hospital’s Genie Francis (Laura), Finola Hughes (Anna), and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), along with B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea).

On Friday, both Francis and Grahn shared pics from the event on their social media accounts.  You can check them out below.

Then, take our poll below: Which actress do you hope takes home the gold next Friday night on the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS? Let us know via the comment section, as well.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Peter’s On Ice, But Is He “Dead” Dead?

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital provided more to the back-story of what Finn (Michael Easton) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) did with Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) body after Finn tussled with the guy and Peter fell down the stairwell and hitting his head on the wall, to his supposed death.

In story, Liz became worried when thinking back to how she suggested to Finn – and that they carried out –  putting Peter’s body in a freezer in the sub-basement of the hospital.

As she recalls their plot (to keep Peter’s body from being discovered until they have time to move him permanently), Anna  (Finola Hughes) is on the move of the hospital and uncovers a hidden service elevator that might just take her to the sub-basement, where she could discover Peter’s lifeless body.

But hold the phone! While we know it was revealed that Wes Ramsey departed GH, could it be that Anna could discover the freezer with no sign of Peter in it? Do you really think his reign of terror is over given that he is Cesar Faison’s bio-son?

Share your thoughts: Do you think Peter is really dead, or will the character come back to haunt everyone and try to get revenge on all who tried to stand in his way of Maxie and his child? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Sofia Mattsson Reveals Pregnancy

Well, the cat is out of the bag, sort of speak.  GH’s Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) took to her Instagram to finally reveal that she is pregnant in real-life!

That comes on the heels of General Hospital fans watching the story unfold on-screen where Sasha learned she was pregnant with Brando’s  (Johnny Wactor) child.

Mattsson shared a photo of herself with her baby bump expressing: “BIG things happening!! 🙈 So happy and excited to finally share this (almost ready to pop) bump with everyone!! 🥰❤️.Kept it a secret for a while to not spoil anything for GH viewers, but now that miss Sasha Gilmore’s pregnancy is in full force I can finally share that I’m so grateful to be sharing this pregnancy journey with her! ❤️”

Sofia is married to actor Thomas Payton.  This is the couple’s first child.

So, share your congrats to Sofia and Thomas for their baby on the way via the comment section below.

 

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