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Maurice Benard Responds to Fans Bashing His GENERAL HOSPITAL Storyline


Soap fans are an opinionated group, but sometimes the freedom of social media causes them to get downright nasty when voicing those opinions. The Sonny and Nina relationship on GENERAL HOSPITAL has become a lightning rod for fans who have not been shy about saying exactly how they feel about it.

However, when one fan responded to GH’s tweet promoting Nina and Sonny’s scenes in the May 3 episode by declaring, “I wish they just killed Sonny in that fire,” Maurice Benard (Sonny) had something to say about it! “Oh boy, you’d better take that back before my fans get upset!” he responded. “Just because I’m not with the one you want doesn’t mean I’m not busting my butt trying to do the best work of my life.” He then concluded by assuring the fan he still loved them with a kissy face emoji.

Many of the fans complaining about the current storyline are insistent that Carly is the only woman for Sonny and wish the soap would stop trying to put him with Nina. “Why?” Benard asked. “Because people who get divorced can’t be with anyone else?”

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Benard is enjoying the change of pace this current storyline offers.ABC

And to the fans who say that they just don’t see any chemistry between Sonny and Nina, the actor understands but definitely doesn’t agree. “Sometimes you only see what you wanna see,” he tweeted. “I understand that, but I just see what I see. I gotta tell you, there’s something there.”

Still, there are plenty of fans who are enjoying seeing another side to Sonny as he explores this relationship with Nina. And Benard himself is thrilled to be working opposite Cynthia Watros. “I did some scenes with her yesterday,” he said recently. “In the middle of one scene I said to myself, ‘Oh boy, I better step up now!’ She was strong, vulnerable, and right on the money.”

Plus, as soap fans always know, storylines constantly change and evolve as time goes on, so who knows what the future may hold? Sonny could always end up back with Carly again, or Carly might just go looking for a new romance of her own? Nothing is ever permanent in daytime — sometimes not even death! — so just sit back and enjoy the ride!

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