General Hospital actresses, Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), Maura West (Ava Jerome), and Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay), spill all to TV Guide Magazine!
In a tell all interview with TV Guide these powerful women Daytime Drama discuss everything from women in the workforce, to, sex on the set, social media, and family.
Daytime Emmy award winner, Jane Elliot is a long time ABC soap actress, and started on General Hospital as Tracy Quartermaine in 1978. Elliot hasn’t been shy about discussing the treatment of women in the workforce, particularly her own situation when she first started with ABC. Things have since changed over at the network and she explains, “Over the years, we have had several women running ABC Daytime and executive producing GH, and they were quite male-eccentric. They were very busy sucking up to the guys on the show and would dismiss the rest of us.” It remains cryptic as to whom exactly Jane was referring.
On the topic of social media, the women didn’t hesitate to express their complete disliking of cyber bullying. Some think that cyber bullying only refers to high school teens or “mean girls” but in actuality it happens in many other scenarios as well. Celebrities receive an enormous amount of hate via social media. Especially Twitter. So called “fans” can actually be pretty brutal. It was reveled that one of the actresses has been called a “fat cow” on social media.
Also regarding social media, actress Maura West brought up the importance of family time. She has five children at home and explained that before she walks in from work, she turns her phone off so that she can devote her attention to her family.
Nancy Lee Grahn is never scared to tell it like it is, to get down and dirty and outright raunchy. Grahn revealed that she has had sex on the set of Santa Barbara as well as the set of General Hospital.
For the full interview and more fun with the ladies of General Hospital, please check out the full interview in TV Guide.
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.