General Hospital News: Chloe Lanier Gives The Inside Scoop On Nelle’s Story Lines, Co-Stars, And The Ultimate Cliffhanger

There is no denying that actress Chloe Lanier is exploding with talent. This young woman has managed to make an audience hate her character, Nelle Benson. Using the word hate may not be the right way to explain how GH fans feel, about Nelle, but rather LOVE to HATE. Chloe Lanier’s ability to play such a complex character while captivating the audience is why GH fans are so torn when it comes to Nelle’s big finale.

General Hospital news reports Chloe Lanier was recently interviewed with Michael Fairman TV, where she discussed Nelle’s wild story lines, fellow co-stars, and Nelle’s ultimate cliffhanger.

In her recent interview, Lanier was asked about her thoughts on the courtroom scenes during the custody battle for Wiley. Chloe explained her rake in the iconic courtroom wedding dress scene and said, “I mean, showing up in a wedding dress was her first mistake. Then antagonizing everyone in the room was probably her second. But she’s so wounded—so broken from her childhood. She doesn’t have the proper emotional tools to combat her self-destructive behavior.”

When asked about her thoughts on working alongside co-star, Chad Duell, as Michael Corinthos, Lanier said, “Chad is so easy to work with. He’s been doing the show for so long and is very technically gifted. The writers graced us with some meaty material that we were able to sink our teeth into.”

Chloe has been working closely with another co-star, Katelyn MacMullen, as her character Willow Tait, has now married Nelle’s ex, Michael Corinthos, and now Willow is raising Nelle’s son, Wiley. Nelle and Willow have obvious mutual distain, and Lanier let’s fans in on how Nelle feels about Willow. When asked if Nelle truly hates Willow, Chloe cleared the air by stating, “I don’t believe she hates her. She’s envious. Willow is the exact opposite and oftentimes we’re afraid of what we don’t understand. Particularly someone like Nelle, who was raised by a con artist and taught to exploit and manipulate anyone she comes across. So when she sees someone so pure, so innocent, she immediately distrusts her because that behavior is so far outside the lines of how she operates.”

Carly and Nelle has some intense and emotional scenes throughout their time together on set, but those last few scenes were pretty spectacular as the two women hashed out some serious emotions. Chloe Lanier explains her feelings on that dialogue with Laura Wright. She said, “Those scenes were such a joy, because we got to explore some of the deep roots of Nelle’s trauma, and Carly explicitly said, “I believe you love your son.” That, for me, was important.  Because despite all of her failings, she truly did love her son—in her own warped, off kilter, way.”

General Hospital spoilers reveal Nelle’s ultimate cliffhanger will keep fans guessing until that day, if and when, Chloe Lanier returns to General Hospital, as Nelle Benson.

Chloe Lanier goes on to let us in on some of the behind the scenes actions, such as, having stunt doubles for Nelle and Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright). “Shout out to Amanda Hall and Heather Bonomo, our amazing stunt doubles for those scenes. They were fantastic,” Lanier said.

For the full interview with Chloe Lanier, check out Michael Fairman TV.

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: James Patrick Stuart Dishes On Upcoming Romance, Get Ready For ‘Vanna’

Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) will keep his legal surname despite the fact that he just found out that he is not a Cassadine by blood. The identity of his biological Father remains unclear after Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) made her appearance and was talking a sort of confusing, Cassadine-scheming, nonsense.

General Hospital spoilers reveal, in a recent interview with Michael Fairman, James Patrick Stuart dishes on an upcoming romance for Valentin and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes). Stuart started out by discussing the rut Valentin is stuck in at this moment in life as he just had some major setbacks in love and family. When asked about Valentin’s love life, he touched on Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) telling Valentin he’d be waiting a very long time if he were to wait for her. Nina has clearly moved on with Jasper Jacks ‘Jax’ (Ingo Rademacher). Valentin will eventually have to move on.

In the interview, when asked about a possible romance with Anna Devane, James Patrick Stuart replied with a green light. Stuart is all about Valentin and Anna becoming an item. He tells Michael Fairman, “Personally, I’m waiting for that, I hope so! There is so much finesse and elegance about that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling. I love to look at it!”

Valentin and Anna have undeniable on-screen chemistry despite ill feelings Anna has toward him. Stuart goes on to disclose, “It’s floating out there waiting to be done. I know that everybody knows it. It’s just the matter of what the right way to go about it in the writing would be.”

It looks like we will be seeing more interaction between these two, leading up to the inevitable.

Are GH fans ready for ‘Vanna’ to be the next unexpected, yet perfectly chosen love story?

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.

Kelly Monaco Interview: “I’m Glad They Put Me In Jason’s Arms”

Kelly has played the beautiful, strong, sensitive woman, Samantha McCall since 2003. Immediately after debuting as the scuba diving bad-ass con-artist, she won the hearts of GH fans everywhere. Sam is one tough cookie with a whole lot heart. Sam’s epic love story with Jason Morgan (then Steve Burton) will live on forever.

In this must-read ‘On Air Soaps with Michael Fairman’ interview with Kelly Monaco, Kelly tells Michael and the fans all about working with Steve Burton, Jason Thompson, and Billy Miller.

When Kelly was asked by Michael Fairman about “Samtrick” which is the ship name for Sam and Patrick as a couple, Kelly had many good things to say about this pairing on and off screen. Monaco explains to Michael that she and Jason Thompson have been fighting for a Patrick and Sam pairing for a very long time. They two are great friends outside of the workplace and have a real trust and bond between the two of them. Michael Fairman asked Kelly:

MICHAEL:

Let’s talk about Samtrick.  When they said we are going to pair you with Jason Thompson and try to broach a romance between Patrick and Sam, once they had established their friendship, what were your thoughts on that?   Were you at all worried it wouldn’t play?

Samtrick fans will love her heartwarming response…

KELLY:

“Jason and I have been fighting for that for a long time, since Steve Burton left, basically.  We were in New York like a year and half ago, and we went up to Ron Carlivati’s (head writer, GH) office and the writers over at General Hospital.  We both sat there and we’re like “Well?”  And they said, “No, not yet.  You guys are friends,” meaning, of course, our characters on the show we’re friends.  Jason and I were like, “Just try it!”  And lo and behold, I don’t know when they decided, but here is it is, and I love it.  Jason Thompson is my friend in real life, and he’s my family.  So it’s really great working with him – it’s fresh and new, and we hadn’t had the opportunity to interact like that on-screen before.  There is a trust there that you can make out on-screen, or whatever.  I am not taking anything away from Michael Easton.  I have known him for 15 years, but if they were going to shift me and put me somewhere, I am glad they put me in Jason’s arms.”

We want to know, what are your thoughts about Sam and Patrick as a new hot couple? Does Sam belong with Jason, or is the time finally right to move on with someone else? Are you #TeamJaSam or #TeamSamtrick?

For the FULL interview with Kelly Monaco, please visit www.michaelfairmansoaps.com

 

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.

Who is Levi Dunkleman’s Father?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo from: Zachary Garred’s Instagram @zjgarred

There has to be a deeper, more dramatic reason for Levi to be in Port Charles than Maxie and Felicia’s priceless Aztec jewels. Perhaps his extreme skills of manipulation and scheming is a lovely trait passed down from a previous generation.

In a recent interview with Michael Fairman, Zachary Garred touched on the possibility of being connected to Port Charles by his biological Father. Michael Fairman asked, “So, Mac Scorpio (John J. York) really despises Levi!  He has had him pegged from the beginning.  What if turns out that Mac is really Levi’s father?  Oh, the irony!” In response, actor Zachary Garred said, “Oh!  If I could wish to be the son of somebody it would be John J. York (Mac) who is wearing a white pink checkerboard sort of golf pants right in front of us! I love him.  Actually, that is the kind of guy I would like to have as my dad.” He later continued on to say that he is the son of someone in PC, but cannot say who.

Zachary warns that along with Levi’s new haircut also comes some new behavior.

For the full interview with Michael Fairman and Zachary Garred, click here!

 

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.

Executive Producer Frank Valentini Tells What’s in Store for Patrick Drake

We have been watching Jason Thompson play the role of Dr. Patrick Drake for 7 years now. Since 2007 we have been able to recognize and appreciate his abilities as an actor. It’s always great to hear what General Hospital co-workers and TPTB think of our favorite stars.

In a recent article from Michael Fairman, he explains that in an interview on the red carpet for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Frank Valentini let him in on what Patrick Drake will be up to throughout this Summer. He gives kudos to Jason Thompson for his amazing portrayal of the talented, good looking, father of the year, Dr. Patrick Drake. Frank Valentini revealed, “A lot will happen with Patrick over the summer and into the Fall, and we also have Sabrina’s return.  Jason Thompson is a tremendous actor who is constantly refining and reworking his craft.  He’s always in class, and he is such a wonderful guy and amazing.”

Valentini also gave major props to other actors on General Hospital. He explain that when casting new actors, they do it very carefully in order to keep up with the incredible talent that already exists in Port Charles. He mentioned Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks), and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis). In response to a question asking about the casting of Maura West (Ava Jerome), Donna Mills (Madeline Reeves), and Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay), he stated, “We have a tremendous cast, and we choose everyone very carefully, because of the caliber of actors such as Maurice Benard (Sonny), Laura Wright (Carly,) and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) … you’ve got to bring in some pretty big guns to compete with them.  You will see Donna Mills (Madeline) again this summer.”

For the full article please visit www.michalefairmansoaps.com

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.

Kimberly McCullough’s Return and Contract!

Kimberly McCullough will be returning to General Hospital this October to reprise her role as Robin Scorpio Drake, Mother of Emma Drake (Brooklyn Silzer), wife to Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), and daughter to Anna DeVane (Finola Hughes) and Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers). McCullough has signed a contract with General Hospital.

In an interview with On-Air On-Soaps, Michael Fairman, McCullough explains that she was ready to come back to General Hospital for a few reasons. She mentioned that she is in her second year of directing school so her schedule is no as busy as it was when she had to leave GH. She also said that Frank and Ron have been building a story and laying the foundation for Robin’s return, and that time is now. Kimberly also made it known that she is very excited to work with all the vets she hasn’t had a chance to work with in a long time. Including, Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery), Finola Hughes (Anna DeVane), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin), and Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe), to name a few.

In the interview, Kimberly divulges information on what could happen with the story involving Robin, Patrick, Sabrina, Britt, etc. She also mentions the possibility of amnesia. For the full interview with Kimberly McCullough, please visit www.michaelfairmansoaps.com

 

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.

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.

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.

Michael Fairman Interviews Steve Burton

This Michael Fairman interview with Steve Burton is absolutely amazing. All the questions the fans have been asking since Steve left General Hospital have finally been answered. Many fans are disgruntled, confused, and even angry at what they THINK the facts are related to the entire situation. From Steve leaving GH to move to Tennessee, to then returning to soaps by joining The Young and The Restless, to the way Jason was written off; fans thought the worst of Steve and/or ABC. I sure hope ALL General Hospital and Steve Burton fans read this interview.
The rumors about Steve plotting to go to Y&R all along, or the executives at GH not offering Burton a compromise are untrue. Steve Burton also explains that Jason’s send off was due to lack of time. Time was running out and the writing team had to come up with something. It would be really great to stop reading such negativity from fans who think Steve was untruthful or that ABC just didn’t care enough to keep him. That is entirely not the case. In the interview, Michael asks Steve about the day he left. Steve explains how difficult it was emotionally and mentions that it was very hard on Maurice Benard (Sonny). This actually brought tears to my eyes. He also mentioned that it was very difficult leaving Kelly Monaco Sam), and that it is still weird not being able to see her everyday.
Michael Fairman also asked Steve if there were plans for Jason’s return to GH for the anniversary show. Steve Burton expressed that he would love to come back for the 50th, but since he is now on CBS he is not sure if that will be allowed. All this being out it the open, I hope fans and Steve Burton have closure now in regards to what really happened during and after the time of his exit. After all thins said and done, Steve did what was best for his family and his life.

Click here for the full interview by Michael Fairman.

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.