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The abuse storyline will continue parallel to Sonny’s trial. There are a few notes left to play on what has so far been a pretty well written and phenomenally acted story. Maurice Benard, Nancy Lee Grahn and Lexi Ainsworth have all turned in top notch performances this week! I know there are some of you that are having a real problem with Kristina labeling Ethan as her attacker and while I see your point, it’s honestly not all that far off base from what happens in a real life abuse situation. Often, the victim protects their abuser even if it means lashing out at family, friends and yes even making someone else look like they're to blame. Granted, I still see why fans are upset that Ethan is taking the heat but Kristina sort of has a point, doesn’t she? Sonny is sure to bump off whoever is to blame and Ethan, being Luke’s son, stands a better chance than Kiefer. I’m not making excuses, trust me; I’m just saying that I get it.
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, General Hospital) was dropping hints like they were hot during the premiere of Michael Fairman's new podcast. Apparently we can expect "all female lawyers" for Sonny's (Maurice Benard) upcoming trial, and it looks like Diane and Sonny's legal eagle baby mama Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) just might team up to save the Dimpled Don! In other Hennesy news, the ever-enterprising entertainer's latest Pandora novel, Pandora Gets Heart is on sale now!
General Hospital fans might wanna stay up late tonight. Maurice Benard, who has portrayed Port Charles' most notorious mobster, Sonny Corinthos on and off since 1993, will be appearing on Buzzworthy Radio tonight at 10:30 pm ET/7:30pm PT! I can't wait to hear what Benard has to say about Sonny busting a cap in his own son, and hear his thoughts about the amazing, creative renaissance GH is experiencing.
Wonderfully-rejuvenated leading man Maurice Benard revealed in an interview with Fancast's Sara Bibel that he wouldn't mind seeing Sonny Corinthos hitting the campaign trail on General Hospital.
Do you think there would be an interesting story to play if Sonny ended up leaving the mob as a result of shooting Dante? Who do you think Sonny would be without the mob?
We tried that already. But when we tried it before, it wasn’t written, really, to win. It was written not to succeed. I just don’t know how you can get him out. You get out and they kill you. That’s the way it works. It would be interesting to see what other profession he could try. I’ve always said maybe a senator.
What? A shameless, amoral career criminal who oozes good looks and charm going into politics? Nah, who would believe that!
On Air, On Soaps editor Michael Fairman spoke to the guy who catches a bullet from his own Pops on today's General Hospital, Mr. Dominic Zamprogna (Dante)! Check out what D-Sizzle had to say after seeing his gut wrenching scenes opposite Maurice Benard (Sonny).
MICHAEL: Oh, you got a Sneak Peek. What did you think of it?
DOMINIC: I thought it was awesome. Laura Wright (Carly) always says, “You are never as bad as you think you are or as good as you think you are,” and I think that is a very fair statement. I felt really awesome on the day we did it. You always pick things apart in an unfair way when you watch it as an actor who is looking back at their performance. You can’t dictate when the producers are going to cut to what shot, or really know how you are going to look. You just hope it turns out well. I am having a hard time putting into words what it is like working with Maurice, because I just watched our big scenes and it worked so great. He came up to me before we taped these pivotal scenes, and he said, “Let’s do it. Let’s kill it.” And we did, and the scenes were written so well. And Maurice is the kind of guy that if you stay with him throughout the scene it will be a roller coaster, and that is what it’s supposed to be. When I first came on the show, because our characters were feeling each other out, as well as we as people, like, “Who is this guy that can just walk into my house and tell me how it is?” So, I don’t think Sonny has ever had to deal with a character like that. So it’s kind of interesting to be in a kind of fake position of power, because in reality, I am scared out of my pants going up against this guy. He could pull out a gun any second and shoot me. But as an actor, I felt like this was my best way to play it, even if it’s false bravado. I was to be able to come in and be the tough guy with Sonny.
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