Audiences were thrilled when at long last, GH’s Ava picked up that box of hair coloring and washed the remnants of Denise right out of her hair. And, if she’s being honest, so was her portrayer, Maura West! “I love Ava with all my heart,” she admits. “She’s such an incredible character, and I feel lucky that I get to play her!
If there’s one thing missing from Ava’s life, it would be love. And while she thought she had it with Morgan, that proved to be an epic mistake with far-reaching consequences. “She desperately wants to love and be loved,” muses West. “But is she even capable of allowing herself to let down her guard? She did that, to a certain extent, with Morgan. But whenever she thinks that she’s being seen as vulnerable, the protective barriers go right back up.”
What else does West love about her complicated alter ego? Well, you’ll have to pick up the latest ABC issue of Soaps In Depth to find out!