Soap operas may air every weekday, but sometimes your favorite stars need more than a weekend off. The stars of GENERAL HOSPITAL got a three-week vacation when the show took its summer hiatus for the beginning of July, and everyone seems to be really enjoying their time away!
Maurice Benard (Sonny) started his July with some rare East Coast fan appearances (the actor’s dislike of flying is very well known), but when he tried to relax at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando in Florida, things got off to a very rocky start!
“They’re supposed to have my room ready,” Benard growled in an Instagram video, “but it’s three hours later and they’re still cleaning it. How long does it take to clean a room? The boss man comes up, and he doesn’t really seem to care that much. So I… well, I can’t tell you what I told him.” The daytime star took a deep, cleansing breath, and then sighed, “I just want to swim. That’s all I want to do, is swim.”
And below you can see the photographic evidence that Benard was finally able to do just that! We hope he enjoys the rest of his vacation (and that the hotel made up for the inconvenience with a free dinner or something)!
Some of the other GH stars, like Laura Wright (Carly) and Finola Hughes (Anna), traveled across the globe all the way to Italy, while others stayed home and enjoyed “staycations” with their families. In the case of Emme Rylan (Lulu), she had her new daughter to fuss and coo over! And John J. York (Mac) became a grandfather during the break!
See how some of your Port Charles favorites spent their summer vacations in the special photo gallery below!
For more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!