As the news was finally able to be officially revealed today, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) who has been in contract talks with the ABC soap opera has signed on to continue in the role of the Port Charles mobster, after an already fantastic front-burner 21 years on the daytime drama series.
Maurice tweeted on his staying put for now to his fans today: “It’s great to stay home for a little while longer doing what I love to do thanks for all your support couldn’t do it without you.”
In On-Air On-Soaps brand new interview with Maurice, when we asked if he was staying put with the show since he was in contract talks, and to please tell us he wasn’t just staying for a few months, the Daytime Emmy winner commented, “I will be there. I’m not, not staying! (Laughs) And no, you’re not going to lose me in three months. (Laughs).”
Make sure to read On-Air On-Soaps chat with Maurice where he discusses the turbulent year of Sonny Corinthos and his thoughts on his co-stars including: Laura Wright (Carly), Maura West (Ava), Rick Hearst (Ric), William deVry (Julian), Chad Duell (Michael), Bryan Craig (Morgan), and Brandon Barash (Johnny).
Look for further details into Maurice’s new contract deal in an upcoming feature in ABC Soap In Depth!
Now, let us know… are you happy to know that Maurice is staying put for now in Port Charles? Comment below!