Some lucky fans already had the chance to see GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) in his new movie, but now Hold On is premiering in theaters on Friday, Dec. 6, so everyone else can enjoy it, too! The film centers around an aspiring singer named Sidney Rhodes who gets mixed up with the rebellious son of a music manager, played by Bernard. “I play a music executive,” the actor told Soaps In Depth of his role in the drama. “I’m kind of a bad guy.” Hold On also stars Luis Guzman, Flavor Flav, John Savage, and Tarek Tohme, who also wrote and directed the movie.
Benard is also a huge fan of Micayla De Ette, who is making her acting debut as Sidney. “The star of the movie, when you hear her sing, you’re going to get goosebumps,” he promised. “She sings like an angel, and It’s kind of her story.” Get a taste of her impressive vocals in the brief teaser below!
Following the very first screening of Hold On, Benard knew that he was part of a very special project. “I was so moved by this movie,” he confessed. “I didn’t want to break down and cry because I was at a theater full of people, so I kept looking up, looking over there, looking down.”
Working on the film also granted the GH star the chance to be the fan for a change when he got the opportunity to work opposite an actor he’s long admired. “I had one scene with John Savage,” Benard revealed. “He did a movie called Deer Hunter. I was like, ‘Wow, it’s John Savage!’”
So be sure to check the theaters in your area to find out when you can watch Benard on the big screen and we’ll keep you up to date as soon as information about when Hold On hits on demand, streaming, or DVD, too! For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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