Once the secret identity of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Hayden was revealed, her whole world fell apart. Not only did she lose her big play for ELQ, but the honeymoon is decidedly over with Nik!
“I think it could be the end of them… but you never know,” says her portrayer, Rebecca Budig. “They may be able to work through it. It’s going to be interesting to see how Nikolas and Hayden deal with each other now.”
The relationship with Tracy is equally tense, since Hayden threw her ELQ victory in her blackmailer’s face. But now that she’s lost ELQ to the Quartermaines, perhaps the women can forge a new relationship.
“They’re not friends, but Tracy sees something in Hayden, just like Hayden sees something in Tracy that is similar,” Budig considers. “They connect on that level. They had similar relationships with their fathers and are kind of cut from the same cloth. I think Hayden admires Tracy, because she’s so smart and such a strong woman. I think she’d like to be friends with her!”
While Hayden’s life is in shambles, Budig is fairing far better! The daytime diva opens up about her fabulous and (not so) glamorous life as mom in the new ABC issue of Soaps In Depth, on stands now.