Maurice Benard Discusses GH’s Teen Abuse Storyline


Maurice Benard spoke with Michael Fairman at Michael Fairman Soaps about General Hospital’s teen abuse storyline and how Kristina’s (Lexi Ainsworth) abuse is reminding Sonny of his childhood.

“This train is rolling really great, and it’s not going to stop. The story that I am really praising is when Kristina gets beat up, (and I have not seen it), but doing it with the actors was unreal. When I saw Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina) with the bruises, it was like the feelings I would have with my own daughter. Sonny takes off on this whole thing and then goes on to remember his own abuse and how his step-father would beat him, and put him in the closet, and he how he would beat his mother, too.”

10 Responses

  1. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Yeah, Sonny needs about 15,000,000 hours on a psychiatrist’s couch to get rid of all the psychological baggage he has built up from childhood!! But, Maurice Benard is always impressive!! I think that people often forget how great Maurice is because so many people dislike Sonny Corinthos (as a character!)…….I hope the Emmy voters don’t forget Maurice!~

  2. Avatar of GH LOVER
    GH LOVER

     Maurice should prepare for next year Emmy’s 
    Maybe some people don’t like Sonny But no one can deny that Maurice is really amazing actor, he in the past few months just doing amazing job….
    I think GH was right to soaras the kids because it gave so much room for good stories…

  3. Avatar of BigDede
    BigDede
    when doesnt Sonny (and the viewers) get reminded of his childhood

     

    So true so true.

    After a while you just fast forward or roll your eyes whenever Sonny goes back to his childhood.

    Maybe if he didn’t spend all last year comparing Jax and Johnny to Deke I would actually understand him

  4. Avatar of GHvetfan
    GHvetfan

    Maybe if he didn’t spend all last year comparing Jax and Johnny to Deke I would actually understand him
     

    Bigdede – Help me out with this – When and in what context did Sonny compare Johnny and Jax to Deke?  I do not see the connection and I don’t remember that.

  5. Avatar of KayleeT
    KayleeT

    [quote=GH LOVER] Maurice should prepare for next year Emmy’s 
    Maybe some people don’t like Sonny But no one can deny that Maurice is really amazing actor, he in the past few months just doing amazing job….
    I think GH was right to soaras the kids because it gave so much room for good stories…[/quote]

    AGREED!!!! If you don’t like Sonny…then what do you watch the show for?  I know, I know…I will get tons of replies there…but BIG Sonny supporter…  some of the best storylines came out of the mob.,…

    IN MY OPINION

  6. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Kaylee—-

    Agreed. Love Sonny Corinthos, even when he’s shooting his own son and being a misogynistic pig!!! I think that most of that love is really for Maurice Benard, but I also think that Sonny is a bad ass who gets to say and do things that most soap characters only DREAM of doing!!!!!

    I agree that anyone who is opposed to violence and the mob should PROBABLY find another soap to watch, but they’d be hard-pressed to find any soap as intriguing, complex and consistently entertaining as "General Hospital"…….
     

    Y&R used to be my favorite soap, but I think that GH has officially passed it and gained first place in my opinion.
     

  7. Avatar of BigDede
    BigDede

    Bigdede – Help me out with this – When and in what context did Sonny compare Johnny and Jax to Deke?  I do not see the connection and I don’t remember that.

     

    Sonny compared Jax to Deke in that Deke was his stepfather and didn’t care for him.  He was saying Jax was like that with Michael.

    Sonny told Olivia Johnny was like Deke back when Johnny would yell at Olivia for being around Sonny so much. Sonny said he acts like Deke.

  8. Avatar of LooseLipsLiz
    LooseLipsLiz

    Even MB is finding a way to make the story all about Sonny. Personally, I am not a fan of his, so maybe I am bias; but seriously?!? 
    I think LA deserves most of the credit in this storyline, with NLG getting second. Sonny was barely a part of Kristina’s life prior to now. MB seems to forget that. 
    Personally, I am excited about them bringing back all these Quartermaine’s – maybe this means a real story for Jason and his family! Imagine if he got his memory back…

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