Willow is a champion for her students on GENERAL HOSPITAL and seems to be a cool, funny young woman… and yet the same guys who fell for Nelle are quite taken with the newcomer! What does that say about her? “Willow’s a very strong individual who’s been through a lot,” portrayer Katelyn MacMullen confided to Soaps In Depth. “She and Nelle are similar in the sense that they’re both broken people. Willow definitely has weaknesses, just like anyone, but for the most part, she’s a fighter. She has to keep it together… otherwise, she knows she’ll crumble.”
As we’ve seen, both Chase and Michael enjoy playing hero to damaged women. But MacMullen believes that her alter ego is a far cry from Nelle! “Willow has a good heart and she’s trying to make a good life for herself,” the actress explained. “And she cares for children, intensely. Her motto is to make sure all children are taken care of and healthy. She’s a protector.”
That’s exactly why she let Brad and Lucas adopt her baby — and also why she’s struggled with her decision to do so. Of course, she has no idea that her baby boy actually died months ago! “I haven’t even thought about how Willow will respond when she finds out the truth… because I don’t even want to think about it,” MacMullen admitted. “It’s heartbreaking, knowing the truth and watching how she and Michael are completely in the dark. It’s going to crush her!”
As the story moves forward, there is definitely one scene MacMullen is hoping to see play out. “It would be interesting to see Willow and Nell face off,” grins the actress. “First of all, Chloe Lanier (Nelle) is a brilliant actress! But also, Willow will do anything to protect her baby. If she found out that Nelle did something malicious… I think the women would both be pretty dangerous to each other!”
Stay tuned to see how the story unfolds and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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