General Hospital News And Spoilers: Alicia Leigh Willis Reveals Maurice Benard’s Behind-The-Scenes Behavior Caused Her To Leave GH

Maurice Benard and Alicia Leigh Willis played alongside one another as brother and sister on General Hospital. Alicia joined the cast in December of 2001 through February 2006. In an interview with her former co-star, Willis reveals why she left GH.

General Hospital news reports confirm Maurice Benard recently interviewed his former co-star and TV sister, Alicia Leigh Willis. Alicia portrayed Sonny’s sister Courtney Matthews and is the mother of Sonny’s nephew Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez). On a recent episode of the YouTube series State Of Mind, General Hospital spoilers reveal Alicia Leigh Willis opened up about her time at General Hospital.

In an intensely insightful State of Mind interview, Willis admits her reason for leaving General Hospital. When discussing Benard’s struggle with mental health, Alicia and Maurice opened up about his behind-the-scenes behavior. According to Willis, Benard’s behavior played a part in her GH exit.

“I didn’t know what you were going through,” Willis confessed. “All I knew is that you and I were really close. And I always had a way of taking things really personally. So if someone was in a bad mood around me, I felt like it was my fault, like I had done something.

“So for a long time, I didn’t know which Maurice I was gonna get,” she added. “One day you were the most charming, amazing… and then another day I was a little scared. I was just like, does he hate me? Did I do something? I didn’t understand at the time.

Things Get Dark

Alicia reflected on some dark times while on the set of General Hospital. “I remember the last year of the show was really dark,” she admitted. “I would go to my dressing room and I would just cry. And it wasn’t just that. That was a big part of it, but I felt like we had such a good connection. That was a big reason. So much was disclosed in this interview, as fans saw a new dynamic between Sonny and Courtney’s portrayers. “This is the first time I’ve ever actually said that out loud,” she added. “Because people said, ‘Why are you leaving the show? They’re offering you another four years. You’re a working actress. What are you doing?’ And I’m like, “I can’t stay. I’m so unhappy.’” Willis acknowledged that she has a better understanding now of what TV brother was going through. “This is the first time I’ve ever actually said that out loud,” she said. “Because people said, ‘Why are you leaving the show? They’re offering you another four years. You’re a working actress. What are you doing?’ And I’m like, “I can’t stay. I’m so unhappy.’”

It sounds like Willis and Benard have come to an understanding. “After I saw the Oprah interview, it clicked,” she told Benard. “And now the journey that you are on is so incredible. Because people need to talk about it. I wish we had talked about it 20 years ago! If we had had this kind of dialogue back then? Think of how much easier it would have been for all of us to just talk to each other.”

Do not miss the interview on YouTube!

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General Hospital News And Spoilers: Sarah Joy Brown Joins Maurice Benard On State of Mind’s First Episode Of The New Year

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Former General Hospital star Sarah Joy Brown joins Maurice Benard on State of Mind. Sarah originated the role of Carly Corinthos in 1996. When she came onto the Port Charles scene, she and her co-star Maurice hit it off immediately. Their incredible chemistry and instant allure made Sonny Corinthos and Caroline Benson the next biggest couple since Luke and Laura.

Anthony Geary and Genie Francis’s portrayal of Luke and Laura stole American’s hearts. Luke and Laura’s popularity set the tone for super couple status in daytime. When Sonny and Carly came around, Port Charles found their next super couple. Comparatively, Sonny and Carly’s dynamic drew fans in their storyline in a way that was very familiar to the draw of Luke and Laura’s love story.

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal Sarah Joy Brown joins Maurice Benard in an all new episode of his YouTube series State of Mind. Benard took to Instagram to announce Sarah as State of Mind’s first guest of 2023.

Maurice and Sarah get nostalgic about their days on GH prior to her departure in 2001. The actress confessed she left her role as Carly to go out and dk other things. She admitted that I’d she stayed Carly her whole life she would have gotten to a point and wondered, ‘what else?’

Sarah’s State of Mind interview with Maurice is up now on YouTube. To check out their conversation visit State of Mind 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.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: The Story Behind GH’s Nurse Chanel, Chauntal Lewis And The Event That Changed Her Life Forever

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GH news and spoilers tell the story behind the actress who plays GH’s Nurse Chanel, Chauntal Lewis. Often times the nurses behind the scenes don’t get the recognition they deserve. understandably, our focus tends to fall on the front and center characters. However, from time to time background character’s talent and overall presence shines through.

General Hospital fans have inquired about a familiar face spotted in a recent episode. Chauntal Lewis has an interesting history with ABC’s General Hospital. Since her first appearance in 2015, Lewis has played three separate roles. In 2015, Chauntal appeared in an episode as Nurse Stephanie. The next year, Lewis’s GH status became recurring as Nurse Tara until 2019. Today, she is currently playing Nurse Chanel and has done so since 2020. Nurse Chanel recently popped into Heather Webber’s hospital room where fans recognized her unique look. General Hospital news reports share her story behind a tragic event that changed her life.

General Hospital spoilers reveal GH’s Nurse Chanel, Chauntal Lewis shared her story on the YouTube series State of Mind with General Hospital’s lead actor Maurice Benard. Her interview gives an inside look at her life in Santa Monica, the event that changed her forever, love and loss, and her struggle with depression.

Don’t forget to check out Chauntal’s interview with Maurice Benard on State of Mind.

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 Tests His Triggers And Faces His Fears; Let’s Fans In On Personal Journey

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Maurice Benard’s anxiety triggers!

Maurice Benard’s anxiety triggers tested. General Hospital star, Maurice Benard isn’t shy about letting fans in on his personal life. His wife Paula, their kids, and grandkids, play a major role in Benard’s life outside Prospect Studios.

Anyone who knows anything about the Emmy winning actor, knows he has struggled and successfully navigated through mental health issues. Due to his experience with mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, Benard became a mental health advocate.

Maurice Benard shares his personal stories, along with the stories of many others through his YouTube series State of Mind.

When he isn’t Port Charles’s most family oriented mobster, Sonny Corinthos, he’s Maurice Benard, husband, father, grandpa, and more. GH spoilers show Benard let fans look in on a little self care journey via Instagram. General Hospital news and spoilers reveal the iconic TV mobster recently took a trip to Disneyland. He was joined by his family.

Maurice shared a video from a Disneyland rollercoaster. But his ride on one of Disney’s epic coasters wasn’t purely for entertainment. Benard admits every so often he tests his triggers. Rollercoasters, as well as, airplanes trigger the award winning actor.

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: Vanessa Marcil’s Work Ethic Raised Concerns With Former Co-Star, Gets Called Out; Was It A Lesson Learned?

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.

General Hospital News And Spoilers: Maurice Benard Sits Down With Jophielle Love On ‘State of Mind’

General Hospital’s Maurice Benard sits down with various actors and actresses, discussing their journey (and his) with mental health.

General Hospital Blog recently shared GH news regarding Maurice’s YouTube series on mental health. Benard has recently revealed there would be a mystery guest on his YouTube series, State of Mind. General Hospital spoilers reveal this Sunday’s State of Mind guest is Benard’s co-star and GH starlet, Jophielle Love.

In a recent Instagram clip, Benard talks to Love in a sneak peek of the interview, which is available now on YouTube.

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 Drops Clues For Mystery Guest On Upcoming ‘State of Mind’

General Hospital star and mental health advocate, Maurice Benard has shared some news relating to his widely popular YouTube series, State of Mind.

As we know, Maurice Benard is very talented. He’s amazing at many things but one thing he isn’t so great at, apparently, is keeping a secret!

General Hospital news and spoilers reports reveal that Benard has shared a recent Instagram story, dropping clues on an upcoming guest on State of Mind.

General Hospital spoilers reveal the first clue he spilled was the fact that the guess is a woman. He slipped and said, “she,” and then caught himself.

Make sure you check out tomorrow’s episode of State of Mind on YouTube!

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: This Is BIG, Don’t Keep It Inside! May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May has snuck up is like Christmas music the day after Halloween. It got here fast but we are ready to Spring into new life.

ABC and General Hospital want to spread the word that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better spokesperson to advocate for mental health than GH’s own Maurice Benard.

Maurice Benard and the role he plays has at least one thing in common. Both have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and are climbing that mountain everyday. With the support of loved ones, and proper care instructed by a professional, Maurice and Sonny are navigating through life and succeeding at finding peace and stability.

General Hospital news and spoilers reveal Maurice Benard has reached out with his YouTube series State of Mind, to bring awareness and advocacy on the importance of mental health and taking care of ourselves and our ‘state of mind.’

General Hospital spoilers reveal Maurice and ABC are hosting an open discussion with NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Health and would love for you to join in on the educational and informative session. Sharing resources for assistance with improving your mental health is key to spreading awareness and making a difference relating to coping and stigma, along with everything else that comes along with living and thriving with mental illness.

Check out the video below for more details from Maurice Benard and more!

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: Come Check Out The New And Improved ‘State of Mind’

General Hospital star Maurice Benard has reached out to fans to inform his audience that there will not be a new dispose of his YouTube series, State if Mind, this coming Sunday as per usual.

General Hospital news reports confirm Benard has issued a statement regarding a recent change in this mental health based talk show.

General Hospital spoilers reveal Maurice will be hosting a YouTube Live event on Sunday, April 24th between 10:30-11AM PST. During this live event, Benard will explain how State of Mind will look differently going forward. He goes in to thank his wife, Paula, among others for their support and contributions.

Please be sure to check out Maurice’s announcement this coming Sunday!

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: Upcoming: Tyler Christopher Sits Down With Maurice Benard On State Of Mind

General Hospital star Maurice Benard uses his platform for the greater good. Benard is an advocate for spreading awareness and shed light upon mental illness in our society.

General Hospital news reports share news related to Benard’s YouTube series State of Mind. The series highlights all topics related to our mental well being, mainly delivered in an interview with a fellow actor. Many times co-stars have joined Maurice in discussing their own back story and dealings with mental illness, either personally or second hand.

General Hospital spoilers previously revealed former GH star Tyler Christopher will be interviewed by former co-star as part of his YouTube series. GH spoilers reveal the wait is almost over!

Set a reminder and DO NOT MISS the upcoming episode of Maurice Benard’s State of Mind with Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine GH, ex-Stefan DiMera Days). Sunday, March 27th!

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.