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20 March 3rd, 2016 General Hospital’s Maurice Benard To Appear On ABC’s CASTLE!

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Revealed today by the Daytime Emmy-winning star himself, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) is doing a little moonlighting this week filming a guest-star role on ABC’s Castle!

As soap fans know, Castle has been very welcoming casting those in the soap genre on the crime series, in part due to series star Nathan Fillion, who got his start as a young Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live.

While not much is known of just who Benard will play on an upcoming episode of the primetime drama, Maurice revealed on Twitter today,  “On my way to film CASTLE.  Love the show — excited to do something different.”

According to sources at ABC Soaps In Depth, Benard was given the time off to do the primetime series and he wasn’t shy about expressing his gratitude to the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini, for making the shooting schedules work together.

So, what do you think of Maurice Benard appearing on an upcoming episode of Castle?  Will keep you posted when more on this role and the airdate on his episode becomes available!

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  1. CeeCee says:

    CASTLE is not only a drama…but a drama with a twist. I love the show…watch it every week. I love all their characters, who, in their own quirky way, have an endearing sense of humor, if not as sardonically dry as Castle himself. The show is just a hop, skip and a jump from a comedy, in my opinion….or at least the actors make it so.
    I am hoping Maurice will fit right in….I think he has a hidden strange sense of humor, right beneath the surface. CASTLE is the best place to unleash it. All the best….I will be watching!

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  2. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    When a soap star does a movie, play, or primetime we offer them our congratulations but when someone from primetime or movies ect, makes a guest appearance on a soap its stunt casting..lol

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  3. Lorenzo says:

    Wow wonderful news, I love Maurice. He is a terrific actor and his interview with DR. Oz made me cry. This man has courage and strength. Love you Maurice.

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  4. su0000 says:

    Big luvs for you, Maurice !!
    Looking forward to seeing you on castle!!

    (( also looking forward to finding your balls in Jean’s purse and wear them proudly, once again! )) I miss my Sonny..

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    su0000 replied

    ahha ”to you ” …

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    CeeCee replied

    Oh, SuzieQ! Imagine if you lost Sonny forever? Has Sonny turned a new leaf? It could be a case of BEATY AND THE BEAST….LOL.

    CeeCee replied

    Su, my sweet? Su….I think you already know you’re a little out there? Yes? You wild girl, you…love it.
    I do not like Sonny and what he represents. But, Maurice is OK…..I am looking forward to this.

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    su0000 replied

    Hi CeeCee..
    Ohh my last comment was about Sonny, not Maurice..
    I have a hard time liking the new Sonny, he is just not my Sonny.. He is too much of powderpuff now, I don’t like it..

    Maurice is awesome!

  5. kmayne says:

    I think it is great when actors get to “spread their wings” in other roles. Kudos to Castle for opening the door for daytime actors.

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  6. judy says:

    It’s time!

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  7. Shell says:

    Happy for Maurice.

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  8. Penny says:

    Great News! Seamus Dever (Kevn Ryan) is a former GH castmate, too!

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  9. Helen says:

    Maurice those dimples very sexy man. His wife Paula, is a lucky woman.

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  10. Linda says:

    Great news for Maurice. Too bad Castle is on ABC because the only show I watch on the rat network is GH!

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  11. Rose says:

    I’m sure Bernard will enjoy the change. Saw Kassie and Tuc in their recent appearance in Castle. It was fun, but sure makes you wish for at least a 1/2 hour reboot of OLTL.

    Noticed how ABC is promoting it’s other specials and actors between shows a lot recently….keeping them all in the family. Surprised they haven’t brought a Disney character to the Shriner’s Hospital.

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  12. elm51 says:

    nathan fillion (richard castle) was on oltl as joey buchanan and he has never forgotten his soap roots…………….
    i love the way he tries to have other soaps stars on his show…………..

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  13. rebecca1 says:

    Since one if its stars Nathan Fillion hails from One Life To Live it’s not that much of a leap. Not go mention Castle will probably get a ratings boost when GH fans who don’t watch Castle turn in to see him. Win-win for actor and shows. All about business…

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  14. Loretta Gray says:

    I love Castle and love Maurice Bernard will be glad to see them together.

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  15. Melinda Hyde says:

    Love Maurice and I love Castle!!! Looking forward to this episode!!!!

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  16. Jo Armstrong says:

    So happy for him and I can’t wait to see him on the show I love him and castle

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