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General Hospital Spoilers: Maurice Hints That He Might Retire By Next Year!

General Hospital spoilers say that there are going to be a lot of fans that won’t be very happy with what they are about to hear! Actor Maurice Benard, who has long played Sonny Corinthos on the hit ABC soap, has hinted that he might be ready to retire from the daytime television world. Say it isn’t so! Here’s what you need to know.

General Hospital Spoilers: Maurice Hints That He Might Retire By Next Year!

During a recent episode of his mental health series State of mind, Maurice suggested that he might be ready to leave the canvas sooner rather than later. In fact, it seems like retirement is on his mind more than anything else. “I’m really happy right now. If you know me, you know it’s in waves how happy I am on General Hospital. Up and down, up and down,” he said.

If that weren’t enough, Maurice also added, “Acting isn’t what it was when I was young. Sometimes it’s difficult and it hits me in places to act that I don’t like. But right now, I’m really happy on GH.” 

It’s also interesting to note that Maurice will be celebrating his 30th anniversary on the show by next year. And because he’s already accomplished so much, he believes that this would be the best time for him to hang up his hat. “Soon enough, I’ll be done with it. Sorry. I hate to say that, but it’s the truth.” 

General Hospital Spoilers: Is Maurice Seriously Thinking About Leaving Port Charles?

As far as his post-General Hospital future is concerned, Maurice said, “I would want to bring this STATE OF MIND [show] in a place where I could make a good enough living to just do this.”

There’s no doubt that General Hospital fans are sure going to have a lot to say about this as Port Charles won’t be the same without Sonny Corinthos in it, right? That, and it’s probably safe to say that a lot of General Hospital fans wouldn’t want to see the character recasted as well. Meanwhile, 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.

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Oneslice
1 year ago

Don’t leave us Sonny. ..Not now. Smike is driving me craaaazzzy! Especially WITHOUT Carly🤯. Get those two back together ASAP.

lbc
lbc
1 year ago

If the Sonny character has to continue on his present path, don’t feel he would be missed much. After 30 years of portraying Sonny the so called mob boss, I”d hate for him to leave canvas in the state of mind he his now. He cannot accept his betrayal to family by siding with Nina in every situation and blaming Carly for their divorce.. A case of having the cake and eating it too. Not saying that Sonny has to continue being the big bad mob boss, but he needs to be written for differently if he is leaving canvas. As with Luke, I don’t feel his retirement from canvas presented an entertaining end to such a long time on canvas. Whenever MB does decide to retire, I think a heck of a story line should be written for the two to say goodbye to canvas in a grand way. Just my opinion.

Just123
Just123
1 year ago
Reply to  lbc

Omg….I couldn’t have said it better myself!! You’re spot on’.

NonieB69
1 year ago

No loss there! His storyline is definitely not his style so, he can go & take his leading lady Nutty Nina with him!!

Blue ducky
Blue ducky
1 year ago
Reply to  NonieB69

Maurice owes all his fame and awards to Sonny Corinthos.
When Mike came on the scene the fans were not happy.
Mike was Maurice’s idea. He said He was tired of playing Sonny and Mike was more like him.
Maurice is a sensitive soul and when fans were negative about his performance, he had to defend Mike.

Sonny used to be a strong decisive mobster with a heart of gold. If Maurice doesn’t want to play Sonny any more maybe he should leave.

Janine
Janine
1 year ago

I’ve heard Maurice Bernard talk about retiring before on SofM. So I’m real surprised he is thinking of retiring and he is really into mental health and state of mine now. Nothing lasts 4-ever. So I would wish him well, He’s been on GH for 30 yrs, it’s his time now. I am wondering through where GH will go once Sonny is gone. Carly running the the Mob was pretty cool!! Time to hand over the reinstatement a woman??

Mimi
Mimi
1 year ago

Bravo, well said!

Cheryl
Cheryl
1 year ago

I love Sonny but ever since the amnesia
saga I think he should go .. Theres no more
Sonny & Carly how can they replace Carly with that nuthead Nina.. No chemistry
Ive been reading maybeCarly wants out
GH has been a favorite over 40 yearsfor me
Port Charles isnt the same Now this murdererRyan gonna escape These writers are killing off GH & it sucjs

Connie Schmidt
1 year ago

He would be missed. I think the show is already hurting without Steve, I think if Maurice leaves it would really hurt GH. I don’t know if I would continue watching, I like Maurice and Steve so much, their friendship and bond on screen. Now that Steve is gone, Brick will never be his new right hand. Maurice needs to be the power house he can be on his own.Take control of the scenes more. No retirement Please!!

Port CharlesFan
Port CharlesFan
1 year ago

If he wants to retire I fully understand. but instead of possibly killing off his character … why not recast him?

Debbie Garton
Debbie Garton
1 year ago

I’ve always loved sonny and would never have wanted him to leave if he was the old sonny. But the way he acts now, it wouldn’t matter to me if he left the show.

Elaine Rindos
1 year ago
Reply to  Debbie Garton

Please rethink this for a little while longer. You are the show have been watching for almost as long as the show has been on.. Tap and watch every night .

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

I would hate to see him go. Just like Jason. I respect him working on a mental health show.

Linda Vecchio
1 year ago

I really hope Maurice will change his mind because GH will never be the same without him and I think I will not watch the show anymore

missaster
missaster
1 year ago

Sonny could never be recast ! I would hate to see him go and the show would never be the same.
Bringing on all these new characters will not save this show . They need good writing for the core characters plain and simple . The producers, directors and “writers “ need to binge watch all the old shows . They need to really know the history and the characters that made the show what it was . Right now it is just a jumbled mess.
And you don’t have to kill someone off on a regular basis . I can watch ID Discovery for that !

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

Personally, I think they have ruined the character of Sonny. Since the beyond stupid Nixon Falls story the show has sucked. There is no way the old Sonny would have forgiven Nina for destroying his family, and he would have made her pay. I loathe Sonny and stupid Nina together. In addition, no way Ava would be any kind of friend to Nina after Nina cut Avery out of her stomach. The writers have ruined the show. I fast forward through Sonny/Nina scenes. He should retire, his character isn’t the same, and isn’t worth watching. Cut Nina too. Together they have ruined the show.

Audrey Graham
Audrey Graham
1 year ago

Lately Michael has been having a lot of Sonnys ways about him, I know he said he wants nothing to do with his dad, but if they would somehow kill off Sonny, I think Michael would be just as ruthless if need be and fill the shoes of his dad!

O
O
1 year ago

General Hosp would not be the same anymore but iam happy for Sonny he is a great guy . No person can replace him just like no person can replace Jason . Sonny iam sad to see you go but iam happy for you. I watch you for 30 years enjoy the rest of your life stop by once in while say hello God bless.

Brenda Harwood
Brenda Harwood
1 year ago

I would hate to see Sonny leave GH but glad he and Carly are not together as it is good to see them in separate roles. I think Nina needs to win sometimes because Carly is always the winner and she is wants to be in charge of everything all the time.. can’t wait for Nina to find out about her daughter!

Jamie
Jamie
1 year ago

Leave you are not the actor you used to be. So I vote re-cast actor and get rid of Nina/Cynthia. These are the writers that ruin One Life To Live it got canceled I think they are going to tank GH

Diane837
1 year ago

I love sonny and Nina he even said he love what he doing now you can’t please everyone if he wants to retire let him maybe he wants to spend more time with his family maybe his wife needs him at home more whatever he wants to do I’m alright with that love you Maurice Nancy is a snob I’m not going to waste the ink on that

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