Guess you can’t keep a loony tune mobster locked in prison for a long term sentence after all! That is what is happening in the latest mob wars on General Hospital, now that Bruce Weitz’s diabolical and crazy Anthony Zacchara is going to be sprung from jail! Weitz chatted with TV Guide to give the low down on what Anthony Z’s intentions are to get Michael Corinthos offer on the Zacchara’s side and more. Here are a few excerpts!
Weitz on Anthony recruting Michael to the mob: “Anthony loves the fact that Claudia is dead and he doesn’t care who did it. He got rid of her and he didn’t have to do it himself, so he’s fine with it. Anthony has nothing against Michael except that he’s Sonny’s son. If he weren’t, he’d probably like the kid. Anthony is only using Michael as leverage against Sonny.”
Weitz on who else Anthony will be mixing it up with in Port Chuck: “He’s going through a whole renewal of his spirit and very busy coming on to women. (Laughs)After this long stint in jail, he’s a real horny devil! And he really goes for it with Carly. He’s in romantic mode-plus! He has some great scenes with Johnny’s girlfriend, Lisa. Also Michael and Abby.”
Weitz on his thought on playing mob stories on daytime: “There’s no real threat on our show because the true soap-opera fans know Maurice Benard [Sonny] is not going to get killed off. So the threat is imaginary. In The Godfather you don’t expect Brando to get shot a quarter of the way through the movie, or that James Caan’s character will die. That’s the real danger of living in the world of mobsters and hoodlums. So you can’t really equate the two. At GH, we’re just having fun.”
Are you looking forward to the unleashing of the zany and evil mob boss?