Lisa LoCicero Talks Maurice Benard, Kelly Sullivan, Contracts and Exits!

In a recent interview found on MichaelFairmansoaps.com, Lisa LoCicero answers questions involving her story line, working with Maurice Benard, Olivia and Sonny’s relationship, losing Connie, and letting go of Kelly Sullivan on General Hospital.

When asked about Olivia’s hallucinations, she reveals that she gets mixed reviews from the fans. Some love it, some don’t, but regardless of what they are writing for her character, Lisa says she has a great time playing it all.

Lisa is happy to be working so closely with Maurice Benard. She feels that Olivia and Sonny have a long history and share a son together, which means becoming a real family is definitely a viable option.

In regards to the unfortunate news that actress Kelly Sillivan who plays Connie Falconeri/Kate Howard had been let go, Lisa explains what a difficult time it was for the cast who work closely with Kelly. Kelly is such a talented actress. It was a very emotional time filming the last scenes with her good friend and on screen cousin. She proceeds to elaborate on the coincidence of the two ladies announcements… during the same time, news came out that Kelly Sullivan had been let go from General Hospital while Lisa LoCicero had just signed a new contract with the show. It was a rough time for the cast and for the fans.

To read the entire interview click here.

Connie vs. Kate: Who is Real and Who is the Alter?

Since last week, Kate has come back to Sonny, but things aren’t back to normal quite yet. She is still having visions of Connie in the mirror, and Connie is still out to take over. While arguing about Sonny, Connie told Kate she had a real connection with him. In response, Kate informed Connie that she is unable to have a real connection with anyone, considering she is not even a real person. To Kate’s surprise, Connie replied with stating that SHE is the real person. We have been wondering this since Connie emerged. If we think about it, She was born Constanza Louise Falconeri, and not until later in life, after a traumatic experience, did she assume the name Kate Howard. I think Kate has a long road to self discovery… I would bet on Connie being the real person and Kate is the alter. What do you all think? Go to GeneralHospitalBlog.com‘s Forum/Message Board and discuss!

General Hospital Blog Meets The Falconeri Girls!

This weekend, for the first time coming to the Midwest, Jen Lilley (ex-Maxie), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri), and Kelly Sullivan, (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri), had fan events in Chicago on Saturday and Detroit on Sunday. The ladies talked with fans in a question/answer setting and also open discussion. Lisa and Kelly are equally hilarious, animated, and full of energy. It was such a pleasure being able to meet and talk with them both.

Since Lisa is from Grosse Pointe, Michigan  it was nice to be able to talk with her about things we all knew from growing up in relatively the same area. She is a genuine person and really cares about her fans! Also, her parents were at the event and I was lucky enough to have sat at the same table as her Mom, who is a very nice, and intelligent woman. We engaged in conversation, anything from the old neighborhoods of Detroit, to Michigan weather, and schools. It is obvious that Lisa is hugely supported by her loving family.

Kelly is so great. I love her energy. She is full of laughs and jokes, and seems to be the type who is up for anything. Talking with Kelly one on one was a great experience because I was able to see how much she enjoys her job and how much she appreciates her fans.

The two ladies discussed what it’s like on the set of GH, from learning lines, to rehearsing, to the grueling yet gratifying experience of it all. We learned that Lisa was sought out to be a Brenda recast at first, also auditioned some for the role of Kate, and the writers/producers told her they had something that would be PERFECT for her… Olivia! Kelly revealed that when she auditioned for Kate/Connie she had no real expectation of every getting the role. She said all the other girls auditioning had dark hair and looked the part of an Italian girl from Brooklyn. She even sang a little song we all know, “One of these things is not like the other…” when joking about herself in the mix. When she got the call that the part was hers, she was in shock, happy shock. We are all so glad the the “one that didn’t fit it” got the part! Although both women are fun, full of energy and love to laugh, they also exude professionalism. It seems like such hard work from what they had described, and they do an amazing job.

Overall, my experience with the Lisa and Kelly event was nothing short of fantastic. I would gladly do it again and am excited for another opportunity.

Thank You to elitefanevents.com and to Lisa and Kelly and their team for giving this Mid-west event a go. And thank you Lisa and Kelly for your genuine support of your fans!


ABC’s General Hospital: The Falconeri Girls Come to Detroit!

Fan of General Hospital? Can’t get enough of Kate and Olivia, the Falconeri Girls?! Come out to the Troy Marriott in Troy, Michigan on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 for this special General Hospital event! Come meet General Hospital’s Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri)! For full information and details please check out www.elitefanevents.com. We look forward to seeing you all there! Photo from www.Lisa-LoCicero.net

General Hospital Stars Coming to Chicago and Detroit!

The moment the Mid-West General Hospital fans have been waiting for is finally here! An announcement was made today that GH stars, Jen Lilley (Maxie), Kelly Sullivan (Connie /Kate) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), and Lindsey Morgan (Kristina) and Erik Valdez (Trey) will be making appearances in both Chicago,  October 13th, 2012 and Detroit, October 14th, 2012. For full details and ticket information please visit www.elitefanevents.com The Chicago event will be help at the JW Marriott in Chicago, Illinois and the Detroit event will be held at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan. This is going to be an exciting time, DON’T forget to mark your calendars and please come out and support General Hospital!

Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri: 17 Again!

After watching Kate today, I realized something. I remembered that a while back when people would talk about children she would get uneasy. At one point she was talking to Lucky about having kids. I am recalling that it’s always been a touchy subject for her and figured it dated back to when she was with Sonny as a teenager. Well it’s all coming together now. Kate, now only knowing herself as Connie, a 17 year old Bensonhurst girl in love with her boyfriend Sonny, thinks she is pregnant. Shit just got real for Kate/Connie! This DID is deeper than we all imagined, and Kate is going to need all the help she can get. Only time will tell us what happened to her child way back then. Will Sonny have yet another child out there somewhere in the world? Kelly Sullivan must be worn out from crying and freaking out all the time. She is doing a fantastic job and is a spectacular actress. She really pulls the audience in and keeps us wanting more.

Ok Who Is Real, Kate or Connie?

Alright, we all know that she was born Constanza Louise Falconeri, from Bensonhurst, NY and changed her name to Kate Harwicke Howard on her life journey to becoming a fashion editor. She changed her name and changed her life to try and “better” herself from her upbringing. Katie’s cousin Olivia Falconeri still has a hard time with calling her cousin Connie, Kate. Kate has now developed a split personality none other than her birth identity, Connie. So if you really think about it, who is the real one? Who should Dr. Keenan be trying to get rid of? Connie or Kate? Kate has had us all believing she is this high class fashion professional named Kate Howard and Connie Falconeri was thing of the past. Now that Connie is back, who should stay and who should go? It seems to me Kate was the made up alter ego, and Connie has been buried deep inside. Connie is rough around the edges, she speaks before she thinks, and she definitely has a wild streak. But just because Kate is the poised and collected one doesn’t mean she is the real one. Maybe all these years of pushing Connie deep into her subconscious, Kate has damaged herself and all the time and effort spent to change her life. I am interested to see what will come of this once she finally seeks psychological help.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Kelly Sullivan Rocks it as Kate Howard/ Connie Falconeri

Kelly Sullivan as Kate and Connie
Kelly Sullivan as Kate and Connie

Quite literally, Monday’s episode was EXPLOSIVE!

General Hospital recaps highlight Monday’s intense scene between Jason Morgan and Kate/Connie. Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan) blew up at Jason (Steve Burton) and verbally assaulted him. But first, Kate Howard was as poised and collected as can be.

According to General Hospital news reports, this visit the first time in Daytime Television history that a character exhibits split personalities. However, GH fans rave about Sullivan’s skills as an actor. One minute she is Kate Howard, a sophisticated, professional, and poised woman. Then, the next thing you know she is acting erratically and out of control as Connie Falconeri.

Kelly Sullivan’s performances have been nothing short of purely entertaining and I can’t wait to see what’s next. She really knows how to bring it in every scene!

For the first time Kate heard Connie’s voice in her own head. She struggled with this intrusive dialogue and it drove her absolutely insane. As Kate, she tried so hard to keep her composure then lost it! Ultimately, she wound up screaming right in front of Jason.

According to General Hospital spoilers and rumors, Kate is on the verge of losing her mind completely. Dr. Keenan (Nathin Butler) better get through to Kate ASAP before she turns into Connie for good! Keep watching!