General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal that the actor behind loveable (alleged) mobster Sonny Corinthos is on a mission. He’s even teaming up with his on-screen nemesis Ingo Rademacher (Jasper Jacks) to promote it. Here’s what you need to know.
General Hospital Spoilers: Bitter On-Screen Rivals Sonny & Jax Join Forces Off Screen As Maurice Bernard and Ingo Rademacher Team Up For Special Cause!
Maurice has struggled with bipolar disorder since his early twenties, something he’s been very open about. His character, who’s been busy lately trying to talk down Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) while also protecting Dev (Ashton Arbab), also has the disorder. Maurice has talked about that decision in the past, saying he wanted to bring awareness through his portrayal of it. His real-life condition brings a realness to the storyline that fans have praised him for.
General Hospital spoilers: Going social
Maurice’s latest pet project began in a very simple, authentic way. He started taking to Instagram once a week to share what he calls his “State of Mind” talks. These are done live in his stories, something that makes it even more authentic. One, he did while getting ready to head into an event.
During the talks, he gives insight into living with the condition, his past experiences, as well as new events that have affected him deeply. One of those was the loss of General Hospital makeup artist Donna Messina. He praised her in one of these talks, and celebrated the friendship they shared. He also talked about how he feels her presence helping him to stay strong in tough times.
In another one, he admitted that these talks are therapeutic for him, and he expresses hope that it is helpful to others as well.
General Hospital spoilers: Taking it up a notch
Recently, Maurice posted a picture of his Instagram that was quite attention-grabbing. The image, which shows the diminutive actor standing side-by-side the much taller Ingo wearing “State of Mind” shirts, is captioned, “Thank you to my friend Ingo Rademacher for your support. I’m very proud of State of Mind. It started with my talks every Sunday on Instagram stories and now I’m taking it to a whole other level. Soon we’ll have these really cool t-shirts among other things. #mbstateofmind”.
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Thank you to my friend Ingo Rademacher for your support. I’m very proud of State of Mind. It started with my talks every Sunday on Instagram stories and now I’m taking it to a whole other level. Soon we’ll have these really cool t-shirts among other things. #mbstateofmind
The fan reaction has been huge. Over 19,000 comments have been made on the picture, which one coming from Ingo himself: “Thanks for my shirt Rocky.” A lot of the other comments are from fans thanking him for his candid talk, and expressing how much it’s helped them. Still more want shirts of their own.
General Hospital spoilers: Book deal
Coming on the heels on this post, an article appeared on the ABC Soaps in Depth website announcing that Maurice had landed a book deal with Harper Collins. The autobiography will be an, “in-depth, honest account of his personal, lifelong struggle with mental illness.” It’s also reported to talk about his daytime career as well.