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Interview: Marcus Coloma and Donnell Turner talk about working with the young actors on ‘General Hospital’

On Sunday, September 19, actors Marcus Coloma and Donnell Turner of “General Hospital” participated in a virtual fan event for Fantasy Events Inc. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Marcus Coloma
Marcus Coloma on ‘General Hospital.’ Photo Courtesy of ABC, Photo Courtesy of Craig Sjodin.
Marcus Coloma on ‘General Hospital.’ Photo Courtesy of ABC, Photo Courtesy of Craig Sjodin.

On Sunday, September 19, actors Marcus Coloma and Donnell Turner of “General Hospital” participated in a virtual fan event for Fantasy Events Inc. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Working with Nicholas Alexander Chavez

Coloma, who portrays Nikolas Cassadine, opened up about working with young actor Nicholas Alexander Chavez, who plays the new Spencer Cassadine, his on-screen son.

Nicholas Alexander Chavez
Nicholas Alexander Chavez in ‘General Hospital.’ Photo Courtesy of ABC, Troy Harvey

On working with Nicholas Alexander Chavez, Coloma remarked, “For me, it has been great. My character, Nikolas, has been very isolated for a long time.”

“Nicholas, the actor, is a really fun kid,” Coloma said. “We both are really nerds at heart and we play a lot of chess. In between takes, it is fun to have somebody on set that you can go and play a game of chess with and hang out with and I have really been enjoying working with him a lot. He is a very fun guy.”

Working with Sydney Mikayla

Donnell Turner, who plays Curtis Ashford, spoke about working with young actress and Emmy nominee Sydney Mikayla, who portrays Trina.

Actor Donnell Turner
Actor Donnell Turner. Photo Courtesy of ABC, Craig Sjodin

On working with Sydney Mikaya, Turner said, “Although I don’t work with her a lot, when I do work with the young lady, she is yelling at me, so it’s interesting and I leave work feeling a certain way. That said, she is a talented young actress and she is quite the young woman right now. I am pleased to watch her grow as a person, and as an actress, so it has been great. Hopefully, she will stop yelling at me soon.”

Actress Sydney Mikayla
Actress Sydney Mikayla. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Television, Todd Wawrychuk

Donnell Turner’s passion for swimming

In his spare time, Turner also shared that he enjoys swimming. When asked what is his personal favorite stroke in the sport, he responded, “I just do the basic freestyle. I’m not an expert. I wish I could do the butterfly. I can do the backstroke, but for me, I usually swim after I lift weights so I am exhausted and then, I jump into the pool. At that point, I do my laps and it’s survival. It’s good for my lungs and it’s great exercise.”

To learn more about the upcoming “General Hospital” fan events, check out the Fantasy Events Inc. website.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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