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

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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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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Tiffany Daniels Fills-In For Briana Nicole Henry as GH’s Jordan

General Hospital viewers will notice a different Jordan Ashford in a few episodes as Tiffany Daniels temporarily replaces Briana Nicole Henry.

As previously reported and revealed by Henry herself, the actress did contract Covid-19 and during her time away from the ABC daytime drama series, she had to be replaced for some episodes.

In a post on her Instagram story this week, Henry opened up about the casting switch that actually brought her best friend to Port Charles for a bit.

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Briana stated: “I appreciate all the love and support from you guys worried about my status as Jordan on GH. I got Covid over the holidays and had to take a couple weeks off,” She went on to say, “Someone needed to fill in for me. Coincidentally, it’s my best friend! So, I am back at GH and please enjoy the beautiful Tiff D. for the next couple of episodes.”

Daniels has appeared in numerous primetime drama and comedies over her career.

So, let us know how you feel Tiffany did subbing for her friend, Briana, via the comment section below  and note that soon Henry will be back on-screen as Jordan,

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Vinessa Antoine’s ‘Diggstown’ Acquired by Fox in the U.S.

Great news for fans of former GH star Vinessa Antoine (Ex-Jordan).  The Canadian legal drama, Diggstown, in which she stars has found an American broadcasting home via news today that Fox has acquired the series.

Fox has picked up twelve episodes for seasons one and two of the drama.

In Diggstown, Antoine stars as Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her beloved aunt takes her own life following the pressures of a malicious prosecution.

 

The series explores issues of social injustice among other topical matters and universal themes. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics, and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their varied clients. Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.

Deadline broke the news of the acquisition, which will help the network during the Covid-19 pandemic and production shutdowns, to have programming ready to go while other shows continue to get up and running.

No word yet on when Fox might air Diggstown in its primetime line-up.

So, excited to see Vinessa in the legal drama when the show airs on Fox? Comment below.

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When Martin Met Jackie (AKA All My Children’s Tad and Jenny) on General Hospital

If you caught Monday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama snuck in a ‘wink-wink nudge-nudge’ to viewers of the once dominant ABC daytime soap opera line-up.

Since Kim Delaney was announced as coming to GH to take on the role of ace investigative journalist, Jackie Templeton, longtime All My Children viewers noted that she at some point could be reunited with her former All My Children TV brother, Michael E. Knight, because they are both now in Port Charles.

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The one time Tad and Jenny Gardner of Pine Valley got re-acquainted on yesterday’s episode when Martin interrupted a conversation between Jackie and her son, Chase (Josh Swickard).  When he did, Jackie looks at Martin and says, “Do I know you?”   She looks as though she is trying to place exactly where she knows that face from, and from there the two eventually share their first one-on-one scenes as their new soap alter-egos.

In the moment, Martin wants Jackie to investigate what happened to his mother, Florence, and reveals to Jackie that his bio-brother is Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober), which perks up Jackie to probably do some digging.

For many, it was great to see Michael and Kim together again, and here’s hoping GH can capitalize on it in future scenes.

So did you enjoy the nod to All My Children history on yesterday’s GH between Jackie and Martin aka Jenny and Tad? Comment below.

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