Maurice Benard and Laura Wright star in 'Joy'

Maurice Benard and Laura Wright were with us. They play Sonny and Carly on ‘General Hospital’, and their popularity on that show led to roles in the new Jennifer Lawrence movie ‘Joy.’

There’s a fun soap opera subplot in the film, and numerous prominent soap opera actors make memorable cameo appearances in the film playing…soap actors!

The film’s director David O. Russell loved working with them, and said in a recent roundtable that he was “blown away by the power” of the soap stars.

‘Joy’ opens on Christmas Day and ‘General Hospital’ airs weekday afternoons at 2:00pm on ABC.

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