Some lucky fans have already had the chance to see GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) in his new movie, but the actor has revealed that Hold On should be receiving a full release in February of 2018, so everyone else won’t have long to wait! The film centers around an aspiring singer named Sidney Rhodes who gets mixed up with the rebellious son of a music manager, played by Bernard. “I play a music executive,” the actor told Soaps In Depth of his role in the film. “I’m kind of a bad guy.” It also stars Luis Guzman, Flavor Flav, John Savage, and Tarek Tohme, who also wrote and directed the movie. Check this special message from Benard and his co-stars as well as a peek behind the scenes!
Benard is also a huge fan of Micayla De Ette, who is making her acting debut as Sidney. “The star of the movie when you hear her sing, you’re going to get goosebumps,” he promised. “She sings like an angel, and It’s kind of her story.”
Following the very first screening of Hold On, Benard knew that he was part of a very special project. “I was so moved by this movie,” he confessed. “I didn’t want to break down and cry because I was at a theater full of people, so I kept looking up, looking over there, looking down.”
Working on the film also granted the GH star the chance to be the fan for a change when he got the opportunity to work opposite an actor he’s long admired. “I had one scene with John Savage,” Benard revealed. “He did a movie called Deer Hunter. I was like, ‘Wow, it’s John Savage!’”
As more details about where and when you can see Benard’s latest film are announced, we’ll be sure to share them with you! And for more on your favorite GH stars, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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