Since he joined the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL as mobster Sonny Corinthos back in 1993, Maurice Benard has been an instant favorite among viewers of the soap. Heck, some of them probably followed the actor to Port Charles from Pine Valley after his three years as ALL MY CHILDREN‘s Nico Kelly! And while the actor has attended many GH fan events over the years, recently he’s really taken to social media as a way to interact with his many supporters.
Recently, Benard took to Twitter to open to to his fans and answer their burning questions as best as he could. (Can’t give away upcoming storyline secrets, obviously!) The actor revealed the side projects he’s working on this year, what he thinks about bringing Vanessa Marcil back as Brenda, and the one past storyline of Sonny’s he wishes that he could change. Oh, and you’ll also discover the name of the 1993 movie that Benard’s scenes were edited right out of!
Find out Benard’s answers to those questions and many more in our special gallery below!
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Maurice Benard Snapchat
Q: I love your Snapchat stories! You are a hoot! Keep them coming. You have a lovely family!
A: Yeah, I was obsessed there for a while, but I’ll get back to it!
Gh Sonny Carly Fight
Q: This is a powerful storyline and it’s sad to see Carly and Sonny in so much pain. Hope they can get back together and help each other soon.
A: You know soaps, it’s always up and down!
Gh 2017 Best Drama Win
Q: Hey Maurice, congratulations to the cast and crew of GH for the Daytime Emmy win.
A: I want [GH executive producer] Frank [Valentini] to win three in a row. It’s never been done in history.
Gh Judge Sonny
Q: Loved it when you played the judge at Tracy’s trial!
A: I had a lot of fun on that.
Gh Martina Sonny
Q: Are you enjoying Sonny’s new storyline with Martina? Expecting lots of twists and turns and surprises!
A: [Daya Vaidya (Martina) is] very talented, and we clicked from the start. She’s very easy to work with and did well with everyone.
Gh Brenda Sonny Close
Q: Do you think Brenda will be back? That would sure stir the pot with Carly!
A: I definitely agree with you, but [Vanessa Marcil (Brenda)] seems busy.
Maurice Benard Hold On Set
Q: Any new projects this year? Were you happy with the 49ers picks at the draft?
A: I hear the 49ers did great. I have three projects coming out this year. One of them in the theaters. One where I play a priest, one where I play a detective, and one where I’m a music executive.
Gh Brenda Sonny Carly Ball
Q: Will Sonny be attending (performing) at the Nurses Ball?
A: You never know…
Gh Aj Sonny Gun
Q: If you could change one thing Sonny has done, what would it be?
A: Great question. Maybe shoot A.J.
Mi Vida Loca Poster
Q: I’ve always loved you as Sonny! Did you act in scenes that were cut for [the 1993 film] Mi Vida Loca or did they just use your photo?
A: They cut me out.
Gh Ava:Denise Confronted
Q: Is there someone on the show you would like to work with that you haven’t worked with yet?
A: I think I’ve worked with everyone…
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