General Hospital stars Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Maura West (Ava) spoke with TVSource Magazine during last week’s Disney-ABC Television Critics Association Cocktail Party about the escalating mob war between the Jerome and Corinthos organizations, Ava and Morgan’s romance, Dante and Lulu’s future and so much more!
Part one of our interview with Dominic Zamprogna is available here. Maura West joined us for a joint interview. Hope you enjoy!
Maura West: I think they [Ava and Dante] could be fast friends.
Dominic Zamprogna: We had a nice scene at the very beginning.
West: Yes we did. I’ll never forget it [sings] the first time ever I saw your face…..
Zamprogna: She’s a way better actor than she is a singer.
TVSource Magazine: You’re kind of a Von Trapp by proxy now.
West: I guess I’m like the mama Von Trapp.
Zamprogna: You’re like that crazy…Cuban…
West: Thank you
Zamprogna: You know that Cuban cocaine goddess [Griselda Blanco], whatever she was in Miami. She was ruthless, that’s who you [referring to Ava] are.
West: I dig it
Zamprogna: You’re like the shit. You‘re like the real boss.
West: But even people who are, and this is what I’ve discovered by researching it, is that even people who do these sorts of things, always love their family, they always love their spouse. They can drop someone in the river and then go home and make their kid a tuna sandwich who just got home from school. So it’s like business is business and family is family.
TVSource Magazine: Speaking of family and business, Ava’s had her claws in Dante’s little brother, Morgan [Bryan Craig]. Ava likes her lovers young.
Zamprogna: Yeah, what’s with that? Are you still having sex with my brother?
Zamprogna: You are?!
West: Several time a day
Zamprogna: Then how are we supposed to do it?
West: I want them all.
Zamprogna: You want everybody. She’s greedy.
TVSource Magazine: Ava and Morgan’s romance appears to have gone from revenge fling to a real romance, was that always the plan? Or was it something that spawned from the chemistry between you and Bryan and everyone was like “We have to go with this”?
West: I don’t know really what happened. I know that Frank [Valentini, executive producer] came up to me one day on the set and said “You guys are gonna be in bed in two weeks and, Maura, it’s your fault because of some look you gave him in some episode or something.” I don’t necessarily think it was intended to last so long, but, um, it’s true romance.
Zamprogna: [Laughs] West: Really, I love him! Who cares!