If you have been following soap operas for a long time like most of us daytime tv fans, it’s likely you know a little something about the filming style and schedule of a soap actor.
General Hospital news and spoilers reveal soap operas are filmed in a demanding, high paced environment, that is designed to roll our once scene after another. With early call times and long hours, having a solid work ethic among the cast is key.
General Hospital spoilers reveal Maurice Benard sat down with daytime star, Rena Sofer, on the YouTube series, State of Mind. In the interview, the longtime friends discussed many aspects of life, focusing on their time together while playing Bensonhurst Besties, Sonny Corinthos and Lois Cerullo. Sonny and Lois had counterparts, or, love interests at the time that completed what was referred to as, the fearsome foursome. Vanessa Marcil and Wally Kurth played along side Maurice and Lois as Brenda Barrett and Ned Ashton.
In Maurice’s interview with Rena, she recalled a specific time while on set with Marcil; an incident that occurred m which set the tone for their working relationship was the turning point for the young actress. Rena recalled a time when Vanessa was late, didn’t show up, and Vanessa told Rena, “Oh, I’m so sorry, I overslept.” Sofer continued to disclose that Marcil didn’t make entry lines. Rena explained, “And I just remember looking at her and going, ‘I don’t care who you do that, don’t do it with me. I don’t want that.’” Surprised by Sofer’s admission to being bold and straightforward with Vanessa, he asked how she took it. Rena admitted, “I think it really affected her,” she continued, “And maybe she doesn’t even remember that I said that. I think it affected her because every time we ever worked together again, we worked to make our relationship deeper than what they were writing it, which I think is why it was so intense and beautiful.”
Rena and Vanessa’s relationship deepened from that point on. Sofer made it clear that she expects out of her co-workers, the same type of dedication and effort as she puts in. Giving it their all has a lot to do with the success of their era. GH fans couldn’t get enough of Ned and Lois, Sonny and Brenda, and of course, Lois and Brenda. L & B Records was iconic and the bond between Lois and Brenda was as strong as that of Rena and Vanessa.
It’s nice to reflect on the good ole days, back in the 90s when Sonny Corinthos was making a name for himself around Port Charles. After all, coming from Bensonhurst gives immediate street cred.
Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.