‘General Hospital’ Odds and Ends: Ryan Paevey Teases Nathan’s Return, Maurice Benard Praises Cynthia Watros

This week’s General Hospital odds and ends news roundup features an alumnus teasing the return of a beloved character. Plus, Maurice Benard praises his co-star Cynthia Watros. And Steve Burton gives an update on his COVID-19 diagnosis for concerned fans.

General Hospital news roundup featuring Cynthia Watros, Maurice Benard, and Ryan Peavey, pictured here from Left to Right
Cynthia Watros (L), Maurice Benard (M), and Ryan Paevey (R) of ‘General Hospital’ | Getty Images

Will Ryan Paevey return to ‘General Hospital’ as Nathan?

Like many soap opera stars, General Hospital alum Ryan Paevey is starring in Hallmark movies as of late. He’s currently promoting his upcoming film, A Little Daytime Drama. The film premieres tonight on the Hallmark Channel.

Paevey was recently asked by Soaps @ SheKnows whether he would return to Port Charles as Nathan. Nathan may not be as dead as fans would like to believe. But Paevey played it cagey.

“I mean, that’s something that we would have to discuss,” he said to the outlet. “You know, my life has changed quite a bit since I left, and it would be tricky to balance everything out. We don’t have any plans at present, but I’m always open to work. I don’t know if anybody’s picked up on this yet, but I a little bit of a workhorse. I don’t sit still very well.”

Maurice Benard praises Cynthia Watros

On General Hospital, the Nina and Mike/Sonny storyline has been at the top of people’s minds since it started. And in real life, the actors who play the characters have a mutual admiration society for each other.

Recently, Maurice Benard took to Twitter to give a shoutout to Cynthia Watros. You can check out his shoutout below.

Based on the General Hospital fans’ response to Benard’s tweet, they certainly agree with him. Even fans who don’t necessarily like the Nina and Mike/Sonny pairing have nothing but respect for Watros as an actor.

Steve Burton gives a COVID-19 update to his concerned fans

Last week, General Hospital fans were shocked to find out that Steve Burton — who plays Jason on the show — tested positive for COVID-19.

While it’s still not clear whether GH will postpone taping to accommodate Burton’s positive test, he recently posted an update on his status.

You can check out his heartfelt message to the fans below.

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