Eden McCoy Reveals Why Josslyn Is so Much Like Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL (EXCLUSIVE)
As she stands by Oscar during his time of need, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Josslyn has proven herself to be one fierce and formidable teenager. Maybe that’s because she — and portrayer Eden McCoy — have learned from the best. “The similarities between Joss and Carly are obvious,” the actress told Soaps In Depth. “They’re both very opinionated, go places they shouldn’t, and have very powerful energy.
“Also, I’ve been on the show since I was 12, and Laura Wright (Carly) has taught me pretty much everything I know!” she added. “There’s been the lessons taught with words, but I just watch her and have performed with her for so long that my tendencies are her tendencies. I’m my own actor and my own person, but I’ve adopted her character into mine. I’ll see edits online comparing us, and I didn’t even realize I was doing that! And it’s really cool, because that’s exactly what the show wanted when I started.”
While Josslyn has inherited Carly’s fire, McCoy insists her character is also very much her father’s daughter. “I see a lot of Jax in Josslyn as well,” contended the actress, who can’t wait to get back to work with Ingo Rademacher now that he’s reprising his popular role once more. “Jax, like Josslyn, sees the best in people. He’s very forgiving and just wants to go surf. Not that Carly isn’t nice… but she’s a mama bear. She’s been around. She doesn’t see the best in people, she sees the reality of people. And she holds more of a grudge.
“It’s like Jax and Carly are polar opposites — and that’s why they get along so well,” she added. “They learn from each other and bring out the best in each other. Josslyn is just a product of that.”
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