General Hospital: Is It Time To Say Farewell To Sonny? Maurice Benard Contemplates Retirement
Earlier, in August, 2023, General Hospital star Maurice Benard had mentioned that his contract was coming to an end. Usually, when that time approaches for an actor, either a new contract is signed or the character is written off. But, the fact that Maurice as Sonny is truly the backbone of GH makes it less likely that he would be written off. But then, stranger things have happened on soaps. Besides, Maurice did once mention that he will eventually retire and his run as Sonny will come to an end.
Maurice Benard Reflects On His Journey As Sonny On General Hospital
General Hospital fans have often worried and wondered if that time could be around the corner. In October 2023, Maurice Benard opened up about playing Sonny for 30 long years. He reflected that when a character goes on for a long time, it is important that it grows and evolves with time. And he feels that’s exactly what he has tried to do with Sonny. “I play what they give me to the best of my ability; that’s basically my job to convey what the characters are going through at every moment,” he mused.
Furthermore, the General Hospital megastar admitted that he loved playing Mike on the soap. However, not many fans were on board with the whole Mike and Nixon Falls chapter in Sonny’s life. But at least it gave Maurice something different to enact than what he had been doing for a long stretch. In fact, he replied to fans on X (Twitter), saying that he feels hopeful about what’s coming for Sonny on GH. Thus, it seems that he will be around for a while longer.
Although, there will certainly come a time when fans will have to say goodbye to Sonny on General Hospital. But at least that time is not right now, and we are extremely happy about it. What about you? Tell us in the comments. Meanwhile, stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers for more General Hospital updates and news!