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Laura Wright Previews the New Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL


When Carly found herself in Jacksonville, Florida, on GENERAL HOSPITAL, she couldn’t get out of there fast enough. But after finding herself stranded in her hometown, she wound up facing the demons of her past and preparing herself to move forward with a new lease on life.

“It’s very much growth for Carly,” portrayer Laura Wright told Soap Opera Digest. “When she goes home, you’ll see a new side to her. We’ll see for how long! She still is who she is. She’s still a scrapper, she still won’t take stuff from anyone, and she is still a mama bear, protective of her family.

“But this is something that was like divine intervention,” she continued. “She had no intention whatsoever of ending up in Jacksonville, but she did. This all fell into her lap, and there are no accidents.”

And having Drew fly down to join her turned out to be just the support system Carly needed to help put her past behind her. “She says to him that he was someone she could talk to about this and talk through it with,” Wright explained. “She didn’t need to be coddled or carried. He stood by her side throughout this and was extremely supportive and very honest and I think she is going to home with no shame, you know?”

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With Drew at her side, Carly feels ready to face anything!ABC/Christine Bartolucci

Still, while returning to Port Charles with a new outlook on life, there are certain things that won’t change for Carly, particularly the secret she’s keeping that Nina is Willow’s real mother! “Here’s the thing,” Wright declared. “Willow looked Carly right in the face and said, ‘I don’t want to know because it may turn out to be someone like Nina.’ Say no more, you know what I mean?

“When people are like, ‘Carly is terrible for not telling,’ I’m like, ‘Why?!’” the actress added. “Right now there’s someone running around town with a hook, Carly had to deal with her mother, and nobody knows Willow is sick. If it’s necessary, in Willow’s world, I’m sure Carly will then have to figure out what she’s going to do. But for now, Carly’s kind of let that one go.”

So keep watching GH to see how long Carly can maintain her new attitude — and the secret of Willow’s real mother — because that’s some drama no fan will want to miss!

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