Carly and Nelle are bitter enemies but this week’s General Hospital reminded viewers that the two women are more alike than either of them may want to admit! The show did a special series of scenes with newly created flashbacks in which a young Carly was shown wanting a better life – just like Nelle does.
Eden McCoy Takes On Young Carly
GH tasked Eden McCoy (Josslyn) with playing a younger version of TV mom Laura Wright (Carly). “I was just so excited,” McCoy told TV Insider, adding that bringing a young Carly to life was easier since she’s spent so many years hanging out with and playing Carly’s daughter in modern times.
“I’ve spent countless of hours with Laura and have grown up beside her, learning from her. She’s such an amazing person to learn from…”
GH cast Cynthia Watros (Nina) and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) for the flashback scenes showing Carly’s adoptive parents, Virginia and Frank. “They inspire me,” McCoy said of her co-stars. “I haven’t gotten to spend a lot of time with them in terms of acting as much as I was able to in this episode.
Inspirational Cast Members
“Cynthia is such a present actor. She’s super in touch with the moment. She gives great ‘soap face’!” raves McCoy, who hastens to add, “Not over the top or anything like that, but she’ll just give that perfect look in a scene. She has a look for every moment. I learned more [from Cynthia] to take in every moment.
“JPS goes all-in 150 percent to where he knows what he’s going to look like, where he’s going to stand, what will be in his hands… he takes it all in. He knows what his goal is and what his character is trying to accomplish. He is so much fun to work, as is Cynthia.”
McCoy adds that she walked away from this episode having a greater understanding of both Carly and also Nelle. “The audience already knows Carly pretty much came from nothing,” McCoy says.
“She didn’t have parental support. She was very alone, but that’s what made her the fighter that she is today.” General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.