“I was just a kid, just a stupid, naive kid who was still finding her way.”
It was unexpected when Alicia Leigh Willis left General Hospital in 2006. “People questioned why I was quitting the show,’ They’re giving you an additional four years. You’re an active actor. The actress recalled this on the January 22 episode of their former co-star Maurice Benard’s State of Mind (which you can watch in full below). “I couldn’t stay, I said. I’m so miserable.
The cause? The Emmy winner who portrayed her elder brother, Sonny, at least in part. He was unaware that he had bipolar illness, Willis remarked, “I didn’t realise what you were going through. “I only knew that you and I had always been close. I have a tendency to take things very personally. As a result, whenever someone was upset around me, I felt like I was to blame and had done something wrong. As a result, I had no idea what Maurice I would get when I arrived to work for a long period.
She said, “I would come to work, and one day you would be the most gorgeous, delightful person, and then another day I was a bit afraid of you. I wondered, “Does he despise me? Did I act in any way? I wrote you an email in which we briefly discussed the matter. I failed to comprehend it. I was only a child, a foolish, innocent child still trying to figure things out.
Things Can Only Get Better
Benard said that there were some difficult occasions during Willis’ stint on the serial opera. “I was experiencing some dark things. And I vented on Tamara [Braun, formerly Carly],” he claimed. “I apologised, though I don’t feel good about it. Back then, I was a different man.
Unfortunately, the man he was back then wasn’t able to support his on-screen sibling in the same way that he could be now. In the final performance, Willis said, “I remember the last year at the show, it was incredibly gloomy, and I would retire to my dressing room and just cry.” “But that wasn’t all of it. That contributed greatly to it.
“I didn’t feel like I had nobody to turn to since I felt like we had such a strong relationship. It was kind of like high school, she continued. There was a time when it was difficult to tell who your friends were and who stood up for you.
Viva La Difference
Ironically, Spencer’s mother may still be alive and well in Port Charles if Willis and the Benard of today had been able to work everything out. Think about how much simpler it would have been for all of us to just talk to each other if we had this type of conversation back then, she continued.
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