Young actor Hudson West has seen some big drama as Jake on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but thankfully, his mom keeps his real life a lot saner! “I love everything about my mom,” the adorable kid told Soaps In Depth with a grin. “She does everything for me. She takes care of me, she drives me to auditions, she supports me, she’s nice to me, and she’s pretty chill about letting me do what I want.” That’s why on Mother’s Day, it’s all about what she wants. “I usually make her a card, try to be on my best behavior and let her go wherever she wants and do whatever she wants,” West explained. But of course, his mom will only confess to wanting one thing: “Just to spend a special day with me!”
While Mom has taught West to be a gentleman — “I’ve learned manners, politeness, generosity and to never be late,” he said — he also takes cues from his grandmothers and loves when Mimi and Gray visit from Virginia and Texas, respectively. “It’s great to have all of the generations together and hear stories about when [my parents] were kids. I definitely see how my mom is like her mom — she’s very generous, fun and easy to be around,” admitted West. “She’s taught me to work hard and have pride in my work. And to be kind.
“I love my grandmas because they are very good people, they are fun, they are good to me, and they are great mothers,” he added. “I like bringing them on set with me, going to the movies and my favorite restaurants and just hanging at home watching TV, talking or playing games.” He also appreciates his grandmothers’ nicknames for him, including “my sweet darling,” “angel face,” “Hud-bud” and “little bug.” “But no, you can’t call me any of those — only my grandparents are allowed,” West declared with a big smile. Whatever you call him, you can bet this young man will be busy making cards — and calls — for the three most important women in his life this Mother’s Day!
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