CBS ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ (B&B) spoilers reveal that star Scott Clifton has sure been around the daytime television industry for many years now, but if there’s one piece of advice that he remembers the most, it’s from his former ‘General Hospital’ co-star Maurice Benard.
In fact, the handsome actor, who is best known for his role as Liam Spencer on B&B, recently recalled one thing that Maurice told many years ago that still resonates with him today. Here’s what he has to say.
CBS ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Spoilers: Star Scott Clifton Recalls The Best Advice He’s Ever Received From Maurice Benard
When asked about the first piece of acting advice that he has received in his life, Scott was quick to tell Soap Opera Digest that it was from Maurice Benard, who plays Sonny on GH. He said, “Maurice [Benard, Sonny] had just won his first Emmy and at the time, I was cast with a bunch of other young actors.
They were introducing a teen storyline, and I noticed a lot of the young actors wanted to imitate Maurice. Maurice is so subtle and specific and refined, and it’s a huge mistake to try and copycat him. Jane and Tony pulled me aside and said, ‘There is this culture now of young actors who think that not acting at all is acting, and they’re trying to be Maurice.
Don’t. You’re never going to be Maurice. Being interesting is the most important thing you can do. Make interesting choices. Win the crowd,’ and if I hadn’t gotten that advice early on, I might have had a very different career. It changed my entire philosophy of how to do this job.”
He also recalled being a part of the legacy Quartermaine family during his years on General Hospital. As many fans can recall, Scott played Dillon from 2003 until 2007.
Scott said, “I knew some of the Quartermaine history because GH was my mother’s soap. By the time I was cast, she prob- ably hadn’t watched it in a decade or so, but she gave me her own rundown of who the Quartermaines were. My mom loved Jane even before she was on GH. She knew her from an Elvis movie called Change Of Habit.
It really was a trip to be a Quartermaine. I love every single person in that family, from Natalia [Livingston, ex-Emily] to Wally [Kurth, Ned] to Stuart [Damon, ex-Alan], to Leslie [Charleson, Monica]. God, I miss [the late] John Ingle [ex-Edward]. Being on set with them as a group, I really knew what I had. It was no mystery why they reigned for so many years.”
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