Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Rumor Alert!


I'll believe this when I see it, but rumors are circulating on soap message boards that Maurice Benard is leaving "General Hospital," where he seemingly dominates the show as mob kingpin Sonny Corinthos. Word is he might turn up as Victor Newman's brother (!) on "The Young and the Restless."

Robert Parucha previously played Victor's brother, Matt.

Benard's airtime has decreased some in recent months, but I still can't picture him playing anyone but Sonny, and it's also questionable whether he would want to take on a supporting role (I'm assuming) when he can be the big fish at "GH." However, it also appears as if the character of Johnny (Brandon Barash) is being groomed as the next big thing in the Port Charles organized crime fraternity. Then again, I thought Ted King (ex-Alcazar) was hired for the same reason, but his airtime dwindled, and he finally left the show.

This is all just rumor and speculation for now, and we'll let you know if anything official is announced.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg HE CAN'T LEAVE!!! =O
I can't imagine the show without Sonny, or anyone else playing Sonny for that matter. Maurice is just too good!! And he's bipolar too! Where else are you going to find a Maurice Bernard look-alike who is also bi-polar AND has dimples? Nope, it just wouldn't work. I hope he doesn't leave >.<"

Sn24 said...

Personally I love the character of Sonny and I love Maurice Benard. However if this rumor were to be true I would be a happy Sonny fan still. Only because MB's former leading lady Vanessa Marcil(Ex-Brenda) is showing no signs of returning to General Hospital as Brenda Barrett. I'am sorry but all these other females they try and pair him with just don't work. Vanessa Marcil is the only actress who has awesome chemistry with Maurice Benard that's why Sonny and Brenda will always be 10 times better then Sonny and Carly or any other pairing they put Sonny in. I don't like how the writers have ruined his character. Before Brian Frons and Bob Guza came along I remember how Sonny was 10 years ago and he was nothing like the man we see today. I do love Sonny be still my heart I do. I just can't bare to go another year with Sonny in Port Charles without Brenda if VM is not going to come back then why even bother with the Sonny character. Let Maurice move on to something else and say goodbye to the Sonny character

P.S. Sn24

Susie said...

This would be horrible for me....
Maurice is Sonny, and Sonny is the most compelling character on GH....
I recently started watching Y&R, and even though I would still enjoy Maurice's preformances,
I would miss Sonny too much....