Spencer and Trina have emerged as one of the most popular pairings on GENERAL HOSPITAL right now, so when it came time for the couple to share their first kiss, portrayers Nicholas Chavez and Tabyana Ali wanted to make sure the moment was as memorable as it could possibly be!
“We had several rehearsals in Burbank, in Tabyana’s mom’s friend’s hotel room,” Chavez revealed to Soap Opera Digest. “Only Tabyana knows why we were there! I just sort of like, showed up, and was along for the ride.” Added Ali: “I was surprised you said yes!”
But rehearsal was important for a big moment like the very first “Sprina” kiss and both actors knew it. “The primary reason that I wanted to rehearse wasn’t even for the kiss, actually,” Chavez admitted. “It was for how the kiss was contextualized, because it was coming on the heels of Trina learning [that Curtis might be her biological father] We really wanted to work through the beats and talk through what we were feeling in each moment. The emotional beats were the most important, and I just sort of trusted that whatever physical intimacy resulted from that would be the natural response from all the work we’d done prior to it.”
Ali was grateful that her GH co-star felt the same way about the scene that she did. “I was so glad that Nick wanted to break the script down in that way,” she confided. “It really helped me a lot going into it because like he said, it was a question of, ‘How do we swing from the moment that Trina was just in with Portia to this moment where we’re being intimate and not make it seem like we’re being intimate because of what just happened with her parents?’ We wanted to make it more like, “We’re in this together and we’re sharing this moment. We’re healing together.”
Well, we’re pretty sure that most “Sprina” fans will say that it was a job well done! Keep watching GH to see this young love story continue to unfold!
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