General Hospital fans have witnessed some fantastic scenes between MIA father Frisco Jones (Jack Wagner) and his daughter Maxie (Kirsten Storms) on recent episodes of the ABC soap opera! The emotions were high as Maxie struggled to open to her father, who had not been present most of her life, while Frisco felt the guilt of never having been there for his daughter! Finally, Maxie entrusts Frisco with the news of her baby drama, and the truth that she lost Dante and Lulu’s baby, and is now having her and Spinelli’s baby. All the while, Britt has been blackmailing Maxie with her secret in order to get Maxie to help destroy Sabrina’s nursing career! Once Frisco hears the details he vows to fix this for Maxie and stand by her. It was hard not to notice the deep connection that played out between these two performers.
Well now in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Jack Wagner reveals that his real life experience being reunited with his daughter Kerry, who went looking for her biological parents, had made an impact in those Frisco and Maxie scenes.
Wagner related, “I have to say after my daughter having found me and now doing this scene work with Kirsten Storms, I was literally holding back tears – even in rehearsal. I can’t tell you the raw emotion it brought up in me, dealing with this daughter and the fact that I haven’t been present in her life. It was so deep and powerful that I couldn’t have anticipated it. I just want to grab her and put my arms around her. I continually got the note, ‘Hey, you’re not the one who’s supposed to be crying! (Laughs)’ Talk about art imitating life, I just lived this!”
So soapers, what did you think about the recent Frisco and Maxie scenes? Did you love them as much as we did? Weigh-in!