Being happily married on a soap doesn’t have to mean being hopelessly boring, and GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Sonny and Carly have proven that by how strong they have been as a team ever since tying the knot for the fourth time. “They’re so solid,” Laura Wright (Carly) declared to Soaps In Depth. “Carly has her stuff going on, and Sonny has his — and because they’re married, it mixes. What’s nice is they can still be the characters you love without having to split them up.”
And naturally, there will still be conflict to create some drama between the pair. “Sonny and Carly are still the voice of truth for each other,” she suggested. “Carly calls Sonny on his stuff when he doesn’t want to hear it, and that’s what Sonny does for Carly. Just because they’re in love doesn’t mean you have to lose the intensity between them.”
Maurice Benard (Sonny) agrees with his leading lady, and also enjoys seeing the couple presenting a united front for a change. “We’ve been married for 50,000 years and it’s nice because it’s settled,” he argued. “That’s what I like about it — you can have problems. Why keep Carly and Sonny as this perfect, happily married couple? I don’t mind Sonny being married… but you got to spice it up a bit!”
So even as Carly finds herself mixed up in the Ryan murder mystery during her high-risk pregnancy and Sonny puts himself in danger while searching for a missing Dante, fans can rest assured that they will both be able to rely on the other when the chips are down. of course, there’s still one thing GH fans are still worried could come between them — Sonny’s growing friendship with D.A. Margaux Dawson!
“I don’t know if this is one of those things where Margaux and Sonny have to get physically close,” Benard mused. “It’s an emotional relationship — and neither Sonny nor Margaux know why! Just the hint of it is what makes it work, even if they’re friends. I don’t even know where this is going. But if the writers are into writing for Carly, Sonny, and Margaux, I’m all for that. I’m kind of excited about it!”
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