Fans were just as surprised as the guests when the stripper Olivia hired for Carly’s bachelorette party on GENERAL HOSPITAL turned out to be Brando! “Johnny Wactor (Brando) following the first rule of being on a soap,” cheered Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) of the scenes on Twitter. “Go for it or go home! You rocked it, my dude!” To which the actor replied: “I learned from the best! My stripping mentor told me if I wasn’t busting my head on the dance floor then I wouldn’t be GH material!”
Not being a professional dancer, Brando shouldn’t move like one but his portrayer had some help making the magic happen from Cris Judd, an actor and choreographer who has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Jennifer Lopez. He was responsible for choreographing Wactor’s poolside striptease and did a fantastic job making it awkward, sexy, and fun all at the same time!
The scenes kicked off with Sasha believing that Brando was working for Carly again after agreeing to get out of the mob. However, she was startled when Olivia announced the entertainment and it was revealed that Brando’s new side-gig was stripping! All the guests cheered and screamed as Brando danced by the pool and removed his tuxedo to “Let’s Do It Again” by Renald Francoeur. The ladies certainly enjoyed the show, as Josslyn declared, “Nice abs, Brando!” when he ripped his shirt open right in front of her.
While Brando ground up against some of his audience, like Olivia and Willow, he did pause for a brief tender moment with the mother of his child, Sasha. Of course, after that, the pants came off and everyone screamed again as they all encircled him… aside from Sasha, who just smiled sweetly at the man she loves.
If you’d like to enjoy Brando’s performance (and his nice abs!) you can watch it as many times as you’d like in the video below (although you will need to skip over the Sam and Dante scene in the middle before we rejoin the party)! Wonder how much he charges…