Helen Keller called; told me she saw this eons ago (as did the DC crew, listen on the next podcast)... General Hospital star Adrienne Barbeau revealed to TV Guide's Michael Logan her alter ego Suzanne is The Balkan's (Daniel Benzali) wife. Barbeau gives the scoop on what to expect
TV Guide Magazine: Suzanne has spent months wringing her hands over Brenda's well-being. So it was all an elaborate fraud? Brenda's gonna freak when she finds out!
Barbeau: When [head writer]Bob Guza told me about Suzanne's true identity I was, like, wait a minute, how can this be? How do I justify all of Suzanne's behavior up until now? How do you explain her friendship with Brenda? I also wondered if I'd have played any of this differently if I'd known all the facts when they hired me. READ MORE
What is it about Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) that has General Hospital viewers wanting more? TV Guide's Michael Logan gets the skinny from the dimpled dapper don, Maurice Bernard.
TV Guide Magazine: What is it about these two ridiculously dysfunctional characters that so transfixes the audience?
Benard: Despite all their problems and their crazy history, there is a very real and deep love between Sonny and Brenda and the audience sees that. The fans want to believe that kind of love is still possible these days. We're talking about two really screwed up people who are both there for each other. They take care of each other in a way no one else can. Both are really fragile. Sonny tries to play tough and all that but underneath he is really just a scared little boy. They understand each other because they're both so damaged. I think a lot of that comes from how Vanessa and I feel about each other as people.
To find out what Benard thinks about Sonny having another kiddie, click here!
How great is this. General Hospital is celebrating the wedding of Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) with an entire week of chats. In addition to Bernard and Marcil Giovinazzo, GH’s Steve Burton, Laura Wright and Kimberly McCullough are scheduled to take part. The chats, which start at 3 PM EST at ABC.com, are part of a week-long event called “Watch with the General Hospital Cast.” To join in on the chat, beginning February 21, visit www.abc.com/ghchat.
I only wish they'd done this for Luke (Anthony Geary) and Tracy's (Jane Elliott) wedding. I'd have loved to asked what they think of their character's rocky, yet loving relationship.
Find out which days your favorite GH star will be chatting live after the jump! READ MORE
You'll know his character is somehow associated with what happens at the wedding, but just how he's connected won't be immediately revealed.
General Hospital scribe Bob Guza took to the pages of ABC Soaps in Depth to address internet rumors about Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo supposedly already wanting to jump off the Port Charles pier and swim outta town!
"As far as I know, we've got Vanessa for quite a while yet, " says GH headwriter Robert Guza Jr. "She signed a year deal, so I know we have her on contract until the middle of summer at the least." READ MORE
Remember back in the 80's when all the men on The Young and the Restless were lining up to make Cricket's (Lauralee Bell) wings sing for the first time? Well, we all know Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) ain't a virgin, but her milkshake still has half of Port Charles braving lactose intolerance. Heck, I think I saw Uncle Mac (John J. York) checking her out in one eppy!