General Hospital News And Spoilers: Maurice Benard Talks Retirement Amidst Recent End Of Contract

Anytime I speak with a stranger about my favorite Soap Opera, regardless of whether someone watches General Hospital or not, the name that rings everyone’s bell is Sonny Corinthos. And when you know about Sonny, you know about the man behind the iconic role, Maurice Benard.

General Hospital news reports from late March reveal Benard’s contract had ended in 2022. Rewind a few months back to October of 2021, a Twitter question sparked a very honest and to the point reply regarding Maurice Benard’s thoughts on retiring from General Hospital.

General Hospital spoilers reveal, a Twitter user enlightened Benard about the various gossip going down in online forums and chats. The fan mentioned that one of the comments that, “hit hardest,” was a rumor about Benard retiring, and hanging up his role as Sonny Corinthos. Maurice’s answer left fans a little unsettled after learning his thoughts on the topic. The State of Mind host admitted, “I think about retiring all the time, but I always honor my contract.” He went on to say that “General Hospital is my second family, I’m having a great time right now.”

Fast forward a few seasons and General Hospital news reports can confirm that Maurice isn’t going anywhere from GH anytime soon.

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General Hospital News And Spoilers: Maurice Benard Tries To Convince His Kids He’s The “Cool Dad” Will He Succeed?

Alert! Alert! Cold Dad Alert 🚨! General Hospital star Maurice Benard is always keeping us entertained. Whether it’s on-screen in his iconic role as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s GH, or behind the scenes at a deeper look into his personal life, Benard’s fans never go without.

General Hospital news and spoilers report on a new video shared by Maurice, featuring himself and his children. I’m the video, Benard is trying to get his daughter to join in on his IG video, but instead he kind of gets ignored and he just runs with the video on his own.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Benard disclosed how he is always trying to convince his kids that he’s the cool dad but he admits he’s not really succeeding in his quest 🤣.

Although in the past Maurice has felt he hasn’t lived up to the title, he admits that last night things changed when he was invited to a Sixers game by Philadelphia 76ers President, Daryl Morey. Benard went on to thank Morey and his wife.

Check out the video of Maurice’s night as an official “Cool Dad.”

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.

General Hospital Spoilers: Maurice Benard Lays Down The Law In Latest Family Video

Maurice Benard is best known for his role as Sonny Corinthos on the 59 year old daytime drama. General Hospital. He’s becoming quite the household name for mental health awareness as his YouTube series, State of Mind is catching on like wildfire, spreading beyond the GH fan community.

Maurice Benard has proven himself to be a family man on and off screen. General Hospital spoilers reveal Benard’s Instagram posts let GH fans into his world. Benard adores his family and has been enjoying being a grandfather.

In a recent IG video, Maurice shared a special moment between himself and his granddaughter TT on her second birthday. Benard can be seen and heard talking sweetly to the child, but firmly letting her know that she is not going out to see Buddy and the other goats. Her grandfather explained that she just got all cleaned up and she can watch tv but she is not to go out and see the goats.

Maurice band his family never fail to warm our hearts 🥰 Happy Birthday to the beautiful TT!

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.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Even Diamonds Start As Coal; Maurice And Chad Got Off To A Rough Start

The friendship and unbreakable bond you see between Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) not only shines through their fictional personas, but the connection they share as real life friends has us convinced as well.

Maurice and Chad are a dynamic duo as father and son on ABC’s General Hospital. The strong bond they have with one another looks like it was a match made in Heaven right from the start. However, General Hospital news reports reveal a side to their story we never knew.

Maurice Benard is also known for his YouTube series, State of Mind, where he dives into all things related to mental health, personal struggle, overcoming and accepting weaknesses, development of strength and much more. In a recent episode featuring co-star and friend, Chad Duell, the two open up about how their relationship began.

Chad was cast in the role of Michael Corinthos, son of Sonny and Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright). Although Sonny was not Michael’s biological father, his father AJ Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) was cut out of the child’s life for the greater good (according to Carly). It was 2010 and Duell was stepping into the role of Michael after predecessor, Drew Garrett was fired. GH spoilers reveal Benard admits he was “pissed” after receiving notice that TPTB over at GH fired the young actor as Sonny’s son. Benard admitted he had gotten close with Garrett, and wasn’t very welcoming to Chad.

GH news regarding Chad’s journey starting with his audition reveal he has originally came to audrion for the role of Kiefer, the abusive boyfriend of Sonny’s daughter Kristina Corinthos (Lexi Ainsworth). Here’s there things get interesting. Chad sought out to play Kiefer, but the executives over at GH felt Duell would be better suited as Michael Corinthos, bumping Garrett out of the role. When reflecting on the early times, Duell admitted he was anxious to start his new job since knowing, “somebody just got fired because of me.” Things were particularly uncomfortable for Chad when he reflects back on his first run-in with Mo in the hallway. He said, “I met you in the hallway and you weren’t making eye contact with me. And I was like, ‘Okay, that’s a good start. He wasn’t happy.’”

General Hospital spoilers reveal Benard disclosed he gave Chad the cold shoulder for about 6 months, whereas Chad corrected him and admitted he didn’t think it was for that long. In playful banter, Maurice replied, “Don’t try to defend what I did,” which Chad quickly came back with, “I’m not. I’ll gladly throw you under the bus.” Chad remembers how it felt working through his first scenes with co-star Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri), admitting he killed Claudia Zacchara (Sarah Joy Brown). A ball of nerves, Duell describes his first scenes as having panic attacks and sweating through two shirts. Chad admitted, “I knew everybody was looking at me like, ‘Oh, this is the guy that got him [Drew Garrett] fired, we’ll see what he can do.’ And the stuff I had to do in that take, like that’s getting baptism by fire. And I think, they’re going to fire me, I felt like I couldn’t do it, I wasn’t performing well because I was too nervous to actually let my performance come through.”

It’s apparent these two have come a long way in their progress at work as well as their relationship on and off screen. Maurice Benard and Chad Duell are like family to one another… a TV father and son relationship that has been able to spill over into their personal lives is what they have become today. Maurice admits that while watching Chad’s intense scenes on the witness stand, he was struggling with coming to terms with how impressed he was by Chad’s acting skills. Benard revealed to Duell, “You were killing it, and I hated it,” Benard disclosed. “That’s how much of a jerk I was. ‘He’s doing so good, dammit. He’ll mess up here… ’ And you never did. It was actually a very good performance.”

Thankfully the tension between Maurice and Chad subsided shortly after Benard watched Chad’s intense scenes. The performance must have struck a cord with the Emmy Winner, admitting, “Then I came around, and we became close,” he said warmly and continued, “Like a real son.”

We love this story so much and are thankful these two were able to grow together and become the pair they are today.

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.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Leslie Charleson Sits Down With Maurice Benard On State Of Mind, Opens Up About Sister’s Suicide

General Hospital legend Maurice Benard is known for his work on the daytime drama as Sonny Corinthos. Also in more recent years, Maurice is known for advocating for mental health in his YouTube series, State of Mind.

General Hospital news reports reveal GH icon Leslie Charleson sat down with her co-star Maurice Benard to talk about family life, her childhood, her bi-polar sister, and her life as Monica Quartermaine for over 40 years.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Leslie Charleson discloses personal details of her life, hardships, and how her childhood has shaped her life experiences.

Maurice and Leslie’s heart to heart is very telling into both of their life experiences as they trade stories, comparing and relating to one another. Please take the time to watch the captivating episode with GH’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Leslie Charleson (Monica).

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.

General Hospital News: For A Good Laugh… Just Like Any Parent, Even Maurice Can Embarrass His Kids

Many of us know from personal experience what it’s like to be embarrassed by our parents and vice versa.

If you’re a parent, it’s almost certain your child has had at least a few “cringe” moments when it comes to what you as a parent have done in public that your child can’t bear to associate with.

General Hospital news and spoilers show fans that GH star Maurice Benard is just like the rest of us when it comes to parenting. In a recent Instagram post, Benard shared a video of himself singing in the car with his children, JJ Benard and Cassidy. He points out that Cassidy didn’t want to be shown, while JJ suffers from some serious second-hand embarrassment from dear old dad, and dips down below the car seat taking himself out of view. The look on JJ’s face is priceless!

You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine. We hope this has brought smiles and laughter to your day!

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.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Maurice Benard Opens Up About How Sonny’s Current Storyline Effects His Own Personal Mental Health

Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is in the eye of the storm as the events in his life have lined up in such a way that has caused Sonny’s mental health to take a rapid decline.

General Hospital news reports remind GH fans that not only does Sonny Corinthos battle mental health issues such as bipolar dispersed, as does Sonny’s portrayer, Maurice Benard. Benard is very open about his mental health, raising awareness with his YouTube series, State of Mind.

Due to the nature of the current storyline which involves Sonny going through a manic episode. Maurice has been receiving a lot of tweets as fans are concerned for his mental health. They truly care and want to make sure that Benard’s work life isn’t taking a toll on his real life. General Hospital spoilers reveal Benard has addressed fan’s concerns surrounding his own personal mental health and how going to work, and playing out Sonny’s current story has an effect in his daily life.

General Hospital spoilers reveal, Maurice explained that although his acting as Sonny is particularly dark at this time, he assures fans of exactly that- it’s acting. He is ale to separate the role from real life, even when it hits this close to home.

Take a look at the video below as Maurice explains and gives fans a reason to rest easier now, knowing that Maurice is holding up very well through Sonny’s darkest hours. ❤️

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.

General Hospital News: Maurice Benard Serenades Wife Paula, Her Reaction Is Hilarious

Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is so bogged down with stress from all the danger and drama that he hasn’t cracked a joke since he was calling himself “Mike” in Nixon Falls.

Fortunately, Sonny’s portrayer Maurice has much brighter days. General Hospital news reports reveal that Benard has shared a video via Instagram story, which involves a behind-the-scenes look into his personal life, specifically his relationship with his wife, Paula.

In the video above, Maurice serenades Paula in the car while she looks as though she can’t believe her eyes and ears, while secretly loving every minute of it!

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.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: ESPN and GH’s Stephen A. Smith Suffers Near Death Experience

In the last two years, the world as we know it has changed so much. One aspect being the way we take care of ourselves. Every since the pandemic, the world is taking more precautions to stay healthy.

General Hospital news reports reveal Stephen A. Smith thought he was taking extra precautions, caring for himself by receiving the Covid vaccine.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Stephen later came down with Covid after having been vaccinated. Smith credits the vaccine for keeping him alive. His symptoms were severe enough to land himself in the hospital. Stephen spend New Years battling Covid. He described his experience by stating, “I had 103 degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.” he also added, “Had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here.”

Thankfully he is now negative and has resumed his regular activities which includes the set of General Hospital, working alongside Maurice Benard and Laura Wright (Sonny and Carly)

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.

General Hospital News: Maurice Benard Answers Fan Questions In New ‘State Of Mind’

Maurice Benard lights up the screen with his smile and dimples as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital. He is best known to the public eye for playing daytime tv’s most respected mobster.

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal a new episode of Maurice’s State of Mind. General Hospital wellness inspiration comes from Benard’s dedication to educating and bringing awareness to mental health issues in our society.

In a recent Instagram post, Maurice Benard shares a preview of Sunday’s new episode of State of Mind. General Hospital spoilers reveal Benard will be answering questions submitted by fans via Instagram.

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.