General Hospital spoilers say that it’s a love triangle like nothing that we’ve seen before. Actor Maurice Benard, who plays Sonny Corinthos on the hit ABC soap, recently weighed in on what’s next between his character, his lover Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) and his estranged wife Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright). Here’s what he has to say!
General Hospital Spoilers: Maurice Benard Weighs In On What’s Next Between Sonny, Nina And Carly
As many General Hospital fans already know by now, Sonny and Carly’s marriage certainly reached a breaking point after Carly caught Sonny in bed with Nina. When asked how he has approached playing the aftermath of this all, Maurice explained, “I thought the scenes we had after [Carly catches Sonny with Nina] were great scenes, because he’s trying to apologize and she was just, you know, coming at him. I decided, ‘I’m just going to fight now, just like old Sonny,’ and we both just went off on each other. It was great! It was vicious.”
He continued, “I did some scenes yesterday with Cynthia that probably weren’t as great as I think they are, but what we were doing was subtle, man, and I was like, ‘Yes. This is like movie acting!’ I told Cynthia, and I think I told Frank [Valentini, executive producer], ‘Our relationship is like Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone in Casino.’ I don’t think Robert De Niro played as much love in that relationship, I think he just played control, whereas in this situation, I’m like that but I also care about her, even though I’m trying hard not to act like it. But it’s cool! She gives it right back to me. She’s just a real actress and it’s fun.”
General Hospital Spoilers: What’s Next For Sonny?
When asked if he and actress Cynthia Watros talked before they filmed their lovemaking scene, Maurice said rather bluntly, “In the scene, they wanted me to hold onto her a long time. I said, ‘Frank, that don’t work. That’s too long. I don’t want to look like a crazed animal.’ Too much is too much, you know? The great thing about Cynthia is, I’ve been talking to her about stuff since Nixon Falls. What I said to Cynthia [when we started working together] was, ‘Here’s the deal, Cynthia. I don’t know if this is going to work. Actually, I think it’s not, because I don’t think the audience is going to buy this. So let’s have fun, let’s just do the best we can, I’ll play this cowboy and you fall in love and we’ll just have a great time.’ And I think that helped, because there was no pressure. I think also, you know, we did have a certain chemistry that was sweet, because that was Mike.”
Of course, fans will have to keep tuning in each and every day to find out what will happen next! Let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. General Hospital airs weekdays on the ABC network. Check your local listings for times.