If you’re a fan of GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) then you know he loves playing around on social media and considers it a great way for him to keep in contact with his many supporters out there in the world. But in addition to posting silly Snapchat videos wearing cat whiskers and Instagram photos with his castmates from backstage at the soap, the actor occasionally heads to Twitter to post “Ask away” so that he can respond to any number of questions his GH fans may have on their minds… at least the ones he can answer without getting in trouble!
Check out the gallery below to find out an exciting new project that Benard has lined up, the unusual profession he originally wanted to do before he became an actor (it’s the polar opposite of Sonny!), and his very diplomatic answer regarding which GH scene partner is his favorite. Oh, and you won’t want to miss what happens when co-star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) chimed in with a question of her own!
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Maurice Benard Cop
Q: Did you always want to be an actor? Or maybe a football player?
A: A cop!
Maurice Benard Anthony Geary
Q: How much do you miss Luke? You two had some remarkable scenes together!
A: Tony [Geary, Luke] was a great friend. Still miss him very much.
Gh Mike Sonny
Q: If there was one character you wish they would bring back, who would it be?
A: Brenda, Morgan, Lilly, Mike, Duke, Stone!
Gh Sonny Carly Sad
Q: Thank you for sharing your story about bipolar disorder. I have a sibling with the issue, and you shared it at a time when it helped.
A: I will always do that.
Gh Sonny Avery
Q: Who was your favorite actor/actress you’ve ever had a scene with?
Marcil Benard Fun
Q: Will you be watching Vanessa Marcil’s (ex-Brenda) new movie? I know I won’t miss it for anything. Her movies are the best!
A: I watch everything that Vanessa does because I don’t want Vanessa mad at me!
Maurice Chad Bryan 13
Q: Do you still spend time with Chad Duell (Michael) outside of work or keep in touch with Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan)? Love the relationships off-screen as much as on!
A: I want to, but they don’t. I guess they’re too busy! 😉
Maurice Benard Movie
Q: Did you always want to work in soaps? What was your earliest acting job?
A: I just wanted to do different characters in my career. Getting the opportunity now.
Nancy Lee Grahn Maurice Benard
Q: Why are you so smitten and captivated by Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) performances? [Asked by Grahn herself, tongue firmly in cheek!]
A: Because she’s an actress that can do comedy and drama equally great.
Vanessa Marcil Maurice Benard Abc Getty
Q: What’s your favorite Sonny and Brenda scene from back in the day?
A: The church scene when he thought she was dead.
Maurice Benard Darkness Within
Q: When is the premiere of the detective show?
A: It’s called The Darkness Within. I’ll find all that out soon.
Gh Obrecht Franco