1 Updates
Exclusive: General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahan Dishes Her Daytime Emmy Gig
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Exclusive: General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahan Dishes Her Daytime Emmy Gig

Jun 14 2013, 8:18am CDT | by

What the hell happened to the Mad Tweeter? General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn — she of the whopping 117,000-plus Twitter followers — has barely let out a Tweet in the last couple of weeks, and...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

44 weeks ago

Exclusive: General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahan Dishes Her Daytime Emmy Gig

Jun 14 2013, 8:18am CDT | by

What the hell happened to the Mad Tweeter? General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn — she of the whopping 117,000-plus Twitter followers — has barely let out a Tweet in the last couple of weeks, and she's got a damn good reason why: She's writing and producing a series of star-studded comedy bits for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards telecast (airing Sunday, at 8/7c on HLN)! TV Guide Magazine got the scoop from the super-swamped diva.

TV Guide Magazine: You sound beyond crazed with this project. Are you sorry you did this?Grahn: Yes! [Laughs] No! I love it but it's been absolutely insane because I am way overly ambitious with my ideas and, as always, there's not enough money to work with. I've got my friends all working for free. Gillian Sonnier from E! is my line producer and Kaore Bonnel is helping me with the writing. Noel Maxam and Bill Ludel, one of our directors at GH, directed some of the spots. I owe these people everything! We're putting what little production budget we have into paying for the camera guy, the lighting, the audio and the editing. Oh, and some horse tranquilizer-size Prozac for me.

TV Guide Magazine: You did Tweet at one point that you were shooting down on Hollywood Boulevard. Taking your life in your hands for your art?  Grahn: We were shooting there guerilla-style with these pop lock dancers who were doing all this very bizarre, body-contorting s--t that you just can't believe. One guy held an Emmy and turned his arm 360 degrees — the kind of stuff that makes the judges squirm on So You Think You Can Dance. We also shot me going down Hollywood Boulevard with a red wagon full of Emmys trying to give them away. I'm, like, "I've taken the liberty of stealing Emmys from those who have so many to give to those who have none. Who wants Alex Trebek's?" We shot so much that a lot won't make it into the show.

TV Guide Magazine: Will you put the rest on YouTube? Grahn: I will! That's a good idea. Of course, I will look like hell. I'm so nuts trying to produce this stuff that I didn't put on any makeup for the spots I did. I'm just wiping the sweat off my face. I looked at the footage and thought, "Oh, my God, I'm f--king old!" [Laughs] But I don't have time to worry about what I look like because I'm a producer now. Cecil B. DeGrahn.

TV Guide Magazine: You're moving into a whole new career where looks don't matter!Grahn: [Laughs] Where I can run my ass off doing things for no money looking old. Can't wait. It really has been brutal. Poor Gillian had to dash around getting, like, a hundred people on Hollywood Boulevard to sign releases. We're dragging equipment everywhere, futzing with this, futzing with that. So many details. My poor daughter, Kate, is going, "Mom, I'm hungry!" I'm, like, "Shut up! Eat a cracker!" There is so much that goes into making Brad F--king Pitt look good. And, by the way, this is not going to be anything like a Brad Pitt movie. It's more like one step up from community theater. But it's my first attempt and I would like as much mercy as possible. This stuff isn't supposed to be fall-off-your-chair funny. It's more like a little levity, a little wink.

TV Guide Magazine: Would you do it again next year?Grahn: Yes, if I'm not in the Witness Protection Program.

TV Guide Magazine: Cough up the dish! Were any of the stars you worked with real jerks? Any regrets?Grahn: Nothing that a bottle of Tanqueray didn't fix. It was so hard coordinating all the stars — the phone calls, the emails, the publicists! Let me tell ya, the ones who cooperated and made it easy-peasy — Katie Couric, Dr. Drew, Wayne Brady, Steve Harvey, Alex Trebek, the ladies from The Talk — were the real champs. But, damn, it was hard. Now I really understand what producers go through.

TV Guide Magazine: Does this mean you're going to be less impossible on the set of GH? Grahn: [Laughs] Oh, hell, no. 

Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!

View original Exclusive: General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahan Dishes Her Daytime Emmy Gig at TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

Source: TV Guide

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

The Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime® Talks Taking the Stress Out of Giving Pets Meds, Tree of Life for Stronger Immune System
GooFurr, featuring dog Sadie who survived gunshot wounds, and My Olive Tree featuring Dead Sea Moringa Take Center Stage on April 25th show.
 
 
Los Angeles Show Creator Susan Beck Pitching &quot;The Big Apple&quot; Honing in for the Kill with a Fabulous Reality TV Dance Series Ballet &quot;Get&quot;
A first project out for reality show creator/producer Susan Beck. It's been a long road of development but all roads led to a perfect endless story setup for a reality tv docu series drama focused on Artistic Director Francois Perron and his renown Manhattan pre pro ballet school French Academie Of Ballet.
 
 
Enterprises TV to Air Segment on Reducing Business Travel Costs
As airfare and gas prices continue to rise, businesses are finding more cost-efficient ways to meet and get the job done.
 
 
Pep Talk from Olympian in Episode 9 &quot;Mission Milestone&quot; on Mission Makeover on Lifetime®
The ladies hit the ground running to prep and compete in a 5K Run together; Dotsie Baush, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist on hand to offer inspiration.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role
NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide. Zynga...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Courteney Cox sparks engagement rumors
Courteney Cox has sparked rumors she is engaged to Johnny McDaid. The former 'Friends' actress, who started dating the Snow Patrol frontman in September, was spotted wearing a huge diamond ring on her engagement finger...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Reports On The Death Of The iPad Are Greatly Exaggerated
Apple’s second quarter results were announced today by CEO Tim Cook (Mark Rogowsky has more coverage here on Forbes). As part of the earnings call, Cook talked about the sales and acceptance of the iPad. Sales are lower...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient And Sustainable Homes Around The Globe
Recently, I interviewed Sheri Koones, author of the new book titled Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe, which features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Note to Airlines: Start Talking to Your Customers
When it comes to air travel, there’s certainly no shortage of bad customer stories. A report released last week by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund pored through five years of airline passenger complaints to the Department...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Splits Stock 7-For-1, Will Splash $130B In Cash On Investors
Talk about burying the lede. Apple announced a 7-for-1 stock split Wednesday, but not until the last sentence of a press release heralding an upsized capital return program to $130 billion and alongside the company’s...
Read more on Business Balla
 
John Baker's Desire2Learn Is Leading Education Transformation
A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  John Baker, Founder and CEO, Desire2Learn… Desire2Learn (D2L) is transforming education through technology.  The Waterloo,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Fitness For Duty: Exercise Can Make You A Better Leader
Okay. Even with a few late snows, spring is officially here. Birds are chirping. Trees and flowers are blossoming, The weather’s warming up. We’re running out of excuses for not beginning some sort of regimen to trim...
Read more on Business Balla
 
One League's Strategy To Keep Youth Sports Fun: Let Kids Play In Costumes
The Arkansas United Soccer Club has come upon, I think, what is a great idea for any youth sports organization preaching that it wants kids to have fun: putting on games in which its players dress in costume, rather...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Research Reveals How Africa Tweets
Twitter activity in Africa during the last quarter of 2013 peaked on the day of Nelson Mandela’s death, according to How Africa Tweets, a new study analyzing Twitter activity on the continent. In an interview with Allan...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla