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23 November 19th, 2015 Behind The Scenes At General Hospital With Laura Wright & Frank Valentini: GMA 40 For 40 Video Replay!

On Wednesday, as part of Good Morning America’s 40 hour live stream event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the popular ABC morning show, General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and executive producer Frank Valentini took GMA and viewers on a live inside glimpse of a day on the set of the legendary daytime drama series.

Wright and Valentini showing the audience aat home a real time looks at where the actors get glammed up, and how they head to the set, and more.  GMA’s 40 for 40 streamed live from the GH’s ABC Prospect studio where viewers saw the expansive wardrobe department,dressing room hallways, and the actual sets, thanks to the very in-the-know tour guides.

During the live stream, Valentini gave fans a first glimpse of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) Christmas tree, the step and repeat fot the upcoming “Nutcracker Gala”, while Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Emily Wilson (Ellie), Chad Duell (Michael),Bryan Craig (Morgan), Maura West (Ava) and Hayley Erin (Kiki) were popping up in different places throughout the live stream.

Watch Behind the Scenes At General Hospital after the jump! Let us know what little hints of things to come you might have seen in the background, as it sure looks like Christmas in Port Charles is well underway!


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  1. Timmm says:

    WOW, what a treat! Usually you get a 2 minute blip of BTS stuff. Laura was great and the host who was on the split scene, Paula, seemed like she followed the show? Cool.

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  2. davlestev1 says:

    Pretyy cool LW shines at anything she does

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  3. Robert Seganti says:

    Good Morning America is such a poor excuse for a television show.It is actually a daily infomercial for ABC and Disney.I love Frank Valentini but this segment,due to the inept interviewers,is embarrassingly lame.

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    Timmm replied

    40 lame years! Seriously?

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    davlestev1 replied

    Right timmm..and the delay is in the relay audio. Or whatever it’s called .it happens on all news shows. .LW and FV aren’t use to that on a daily basis. .do got watch CNN or evening news worth audio delay. .I’ve seen it forever and is hard for even me to get used to seeing it

    davlestev1 replied

    Do you watch. ..and with. .had to correct that sentence. .sorry for the DELAY LOL

    Robert Seganti replied

    THE CURRENT ITERATION BEARS LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO THE SHOW OF 40,30,20 OR 10 YEARS AGO.IT IS A HACK INFORMERCIAL FOR ABC AND DISNEY.

    Timmm replied

    I see how passionate you are about this. I hope things turn around for you. ALL three networks have gone to a format where its like Entertainment Tonight with politics and floods mixed into the show. I see what your saying. It doesnt bother me. I get my serious news in the evenings and look forward to 60 minutes on Sundays.

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  4. aria says:

    that was awesome behind the scenes stuff, wow its amazing how they make everything look bigger on tv, like sonny’s place, metro court ect.. this was fun to see.

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  5. DYLAN says:

    Laura Wright is so real and genuine. This was a treat. I especially love how she couldn’t even say fast enough “There’s Maura…she won this year’s EMMY!” You can’t fake stuff like that, and it was nice to see these people in their work environment. I wish we could see more stuff like this. It doesn’t ruin the magic of television, for me it enhances it. I just wish, as always, that Laura didn’t play such a loud, obnoxious, misogynistic mob moll character. Under the previous three incarnations, Carly was like nails on a chalkboard for me, but in the 10 years Laura has played her, the ONLY reason I don’t change the channel on the character Carly, is because of Laura.

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    Jonboy replied

    You’re so right. The character is often annoying, but Wright is sooooo good.

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  6. AJ says:

    Could the GMA anchor have been any more annoying? Laura was doing great and then Paula decides to be inquisitive with STUPID questions and a clear communication delay that made it very hard to have a real conversation. A good journalist should know when to keep their mouth shut. Clearly, this anchor is not a good journalist.

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    Robert Seganti replied

    correct

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  7. Melissa says:

    Loved this video! Laura did a great job with the tour! Too bad the audio was on delay. Could have done without the GMA host interrupting her!

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    Robert Seganti replied

    I agree

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  8. Mister Media says:

    ABC should capitalize on Laura Wright’s tremendous appeal and make her a View co-host or ongoing soap correspondent for GMA. She’s smart, funny and charming – highly watchable and entertaining! What a smile!! Long live GH!

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    Robert Seganti replied

    Why would you want to punish Ms Wright by putting her on that sinking ship called The View?She is too clever for that,I hope.Smart,funny,and charming are not welcome on the View.Stupid,sour and nasty are the currency there.

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  9. Patrick says:

    “Behind the Scenes” fascinate!

    what a treat…

    4 things…

    argh! tearful ; seeing Liz wedding dress… that didn’t happen! it had better

    “yes” I agree with LW’ Carly ; I love Nicholas bad boy ! sexy as ever

    seeing Ellie in the dressing room! she’s downright the cutest

    GREAT Job to all the behind the scenes CREW(s) all those magical sets

    I love GH

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    Shay replied

    Liz was the most breathtaking bride Port Charles has seen in many, many moons…..

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  10. fginaspy says:

    This is as close to a TV drama set I am sure I am ever going to get. Laura and Frank did great on their commentary. The segment did not seem rushed. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Jake R says:

    The most amazing thing was that they went twenty minutes without an insipid commercial break. When does that ever happen?

    I thought overall it was pretty good, something Katie Couric should have done three years ago when she did an afternoon tribute to GH and a Saturday night special. All they did then was show the hair and make up room.

    The worst part was the delay between the GMA host on the East Coast and Laura and Frank on the West Coast. They could have done a better job of ironing out that little issue ahead of time.

    I personally would love to know:
    How many weeks out they shoot an ep before it airs? I think Frank mentioned they were six weeks out.

    How much time passes between a script shooting and it being written?

    How many eps do they shoot in one day? And are they full eps or just certain scenes while they have the actors? Are the writers still in NYC as they were with Ron Carlivati? Or have they relocated to LA?

    And why can’t they play another song ever when they are in Kelly’s Diner or in the MetroCourt? Its the same two tracks over and over again.

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  12. Rodd says:

    That was an amazing treat! Thank you to all involved in making that happen ans putting this clip on the site, Michael!

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  13. Carolynn says:

    That was so cool. Thank you and Happy Anniversary GMA

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