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11 March 29th, 2016 ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith On His Cameo And Working With GH’s Maurice Benard & Laura Wright: “I Marvel At Their Professionalism, How Focused And Ready They Are To Perform At A Moment’s Notice.”


This week on General Hospital, ESPN’s sports commentator, Stephen A. Smith, a lifelong fan of the ABC daytime drama series will be making an appearance on this week’s March 31st episode.  When Smith comes on to the Port Charles canvas, he will be playing “Brick”, a surveillance expert for Sonny and the Mob.

Smith talked about his GH on set experience with ESPN Front Row and working with Maurice Benard and Laura Wright, who play his two favorite GH characters Sonny and Carly.

Like others from outside the genre have stated before when they see the kind of performance soap actors can deliver with such little preparation and time to shoot their scenes it’s impressive.  Stephen expressed about CarSon: “I marvel at their professionalism, how focused and ready they are to perform at a moment’s notice.  I’m practicing over and over. They take one or two looks at the script and are ready to go.”

Talking about his GH experience, Stephen related: “I felt like a fish out of water on the GH set. I don’t get nervous too often, but I was incredibly nervous. Maurice made it easy for me, coaching me the entire day. He made me so comfortable that at one point I almost forgot I was on the set. And we shot the scene in two takes!”

Watch a clip from Smith’s cameo with Maurice Benard after the jump, when Brick and Sonny have some plans for DA Paul Horsnby (Richard Burgi)!

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  1. Patsy Messenger says:

    Please do all you can to expose that Rat, DA Hornsby! He deserves to be outed and be gone!! Hate him!!


  2. davlestev1 says:

    Don’t give up your day job homie…


    Timmm replied

    Aw, he didnt do a bad job.


    Peggy replied

    The thug with Julian today– I liked him.

  3. j9 says:

    Love the name “Brick”!


    Timmm replied



    CeeCee replied

    Really? Can’t blow HIM away!


    Timmm replied

    Val can!!!

  4. clh says:

    Stop with the stupid stunt casting of wanna be actors and write good story!


    Letemeatc8ke replied

    I agree with you. What’s the purpose of giving that part to a “celebrity”?! Why not to an actor who’s trying to break into the business. They just don’t exercise good sense at GH sometimes.


  5. Timmm says:

    How about a cameo from BOBBI, MAC, FELECIA ,LUCAS OR BRAD!


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