General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) is going all out right after the New Year, when the Daytime Emmy winning actor heads east for several mix and mingle event appearances for his loyal and adoring fans. Benard, who has admitted publicly to suffering from a fear of flying due to his bipolar disorder, is going make the east coast trek for the first time in eight years.
In a new interview with ABC Soaps In Depth, Benard stated, “I think the last time I flew was when I did The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004. I’ve had a problem flying, but I’m bringing my whole family and they’re going to be seated with me. I think it’s going to be much easier for me. I’m going to do an appearance in Hollywood, FL, and we’re going to spend a couple of days in Disney World. And from there, we’re going to go to New York, and I’ll do my appearances there. We’re going to see some Broadway plays while we’re there. My daughters have a whole list! I used to love doing appearances. I love interacting with the fans. But then I couldn’t fly for a long time, so I just can’t wait to get back out there. I’ve got to be honest with you, I’m nervous to do it. I want to be great! I think I’ve got some nice surprises for the fans.”
For a complete list of appearances, and where you can meet and see Maurice, visit his website MauriceBenard.tv!