On the heels of General Hospital's pardon from ABC, two of the daytime drama's leading men, Anthony Geary and Maurice Benard, spoke with TV Guide's Michael Logan about the current state of GH. Said Geary:
For the last year or two we've been living on death row hoping for a reprieve, so this feels great. We're all breathing a sigh of relief, although we don't really know what this all means.
One Life to Live’s John McBain (Michael Easton) arrives in Port Charles on March 13 looking for a bail-jumping Todd (Roger Howarth), but could another ABC Daytime antihero be in his sights? In an interview with TV Guide, Easton teases McBain’s history with Sonny (Maurice Benard) and how his concern for Starr (Kristen Alderson) keeps from returning to Natalie (Melissa Archer) and their son.
TV Guide Magazine: Do they tangle right away?
Easton: Day one, he and Sonny have a casual encounter. No one knows what's happened between them. But later Sonny tells Jason, "This guy's going to be a pain in my ass. Don't let him get carried away. Let's get him the f--k out of Port Charles." But the more people want McBain to leave, the more it makes him not want to go anywhere. Starr has a strange draw to Sonny's kid, Michael, so that's a big concern. At first McBain is worried that Michael is trying to get Starr to change her testimony to benefit his father. But he's also worried for her life. Starr thinks she's old enough to handle all this herself but she needs someone to watch her back. He's worried she's got a lot of vengeance in her heart and may act out against Sonny. My character also ends having a surprise history with some other characters, connections I didn't see coming. I feel it's very inspired.
Read the interview at TV Guide!
Entertainment Tonight caught up with General Hospital’s Kristen Alderson, Kassie DePaiva and Maurice Benard and talked with them about GH's fans and what’s coming down the pipe at ABC’s last remaining daytime soap. Maurice Benard teased,
“I hate to talk it up, but I think they are going to get a huge treat this next month, on air. It is wild, wild, wild.”
DePaiva and Alderson discuss the Mannings' arrival in Port Charles; the hope it gives them that soaps will live on and the gift it is to OLTL fans, who will follow them to GH.
Watch the interview after the jump!
BREAKING NEWS: Roger Howarth, Kassie DePaiva, Kristen Alderson, and Michael Easton Check Into General Hospital!By Jillian Bowe on January 11, 2012
Just what the devil is Anthony Zacchara (Bruce Weitz) up to on General Hospital? TV Guide's Michael Logan dished with Weitz on what he has in stored for his rival Sonny's (Maurice Benard) son, Michael (Chad Duell).
TV Guide Magazine: This situation is so twisted! Sonny's son Michael killed Anthony's daughter Claudia [Sarah Brown], but Anthony has no problem with that. Instead, he's secretly trying to recruit Michael to be one of his mobsters. Explain this crazy-ass situation.
Weitz: Anthony loves the fact that Claudia is dead and he doesn't care who did it. He got rid of her and he didn't have to do it himself, so he's fine with it. Anthony has nothing against Michael except that he's Sonny's son. If he weren't, he'd probably like the kid. Anthony is only using Michael as leverage against Sonny.