News - Soap Buzz

7 June 21st, 2012 GH’s Maurice Benard On Playing Sonny & His Daytime Emmy Nom On Showbiz Tonight – Watch the Video!

General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) was a guest last night on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight with host AJ Hammer.

In the segment, Maurice discussed the difficulties of playing such a complex character as Sonny Corinthos, the Sonny/Brenda Wedding, his battle with bipolar disorder and of course, his Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor when the Daytime Emmys are handed out on Saturday night live on HLN starting at 8PMEST/5PMPST!

Watch the video segment and interview after the jump, and let us know what you thought of Maurice’s comments. And, are you rooting for the popular daytime star to take home the gold?  Let us know!

Tags: , , , , , ,

  1. Christi says:

    Nice interview.. :) I LOVE Maurice and Sonny… seeing Brenda makes me miss her sooooo much!!! Gosh I wish she would come back.. :(


  2. ethel says:

    excellent interview! maurice is just an awesome actor & i feel his talent is shining more since the new regime came to gh………..i have been a fan of his since he was on amc way back in the day.


  3. Soapluv says:

    Of course I hope Maurice wins! General Hospital has unlimited, top shelf talent with and without the former OLTL additions and I appreciate them all but, Maurice/Sonny is my favorite, favorite. He is the flavor, the polish and the elegance that helps to set GH apart. Even after the extremely beleaguered 2011, 23 Daytime Emmy nominations. What a show! Best of luck to all the GH nominees in all categories but for Outstanding Lead Actor, Mo for the WIN!


  4. Joan Faist says:

    Sonny on GH has been one of the best characters on Daytime. There will always be only one ‘ Sonny Corinthos, Jr.’.


  5. Jules says:

    Michael, how come you’re not showcasing ALL HLN’s interviews with daytime stars? Deidre Hall, Heather Tom and all the other great links they have on their site right now in honor of daytime? Nothing against Maurice, because I do like him, I just don’t know why only he’s gotten attention on your site for his interview.


  6. janet says:

    I cannot stand Sonny and the guy who plays him
    he mumbles and always looks like he is looking for his crib notes.No thanks If they give him the emmy over some of the more talented other actors that are also nominated.That will be a shame and we will know the reason no one is watching.
    Sonny made me shut the show off for quite a few years,and if they keep the mob on every day,I may just shut it off again. I don’t like the mob,I don’t like the killing,the mob with a heart of gold,GMAB. That makes me gag.I don’t drink kool-aid,


  7. Alicia says:



Leave a comment