Eden McCoy plays the role of Josslyn Jacks on General Hospital. This year she has been busy with Josslyn’s own storyline on the soap and a performance at the Nurse’s Ball!
1. Is there anything you can share about your role in The Nerd Possee?
I play a character named Jennie, she is one of three “Jenny’s” that are a mean girl clique at the school. Don’t worry though, the nice kids get their revenge on us in the end! It’s a really great story – you will love it!
2. What was the experience like attending the Daytime Emmy Awards?
It was a magical day and night for sure! Everyone looked so gorgeous, and there were lots of nerves among my castmates that were nominated. I got to sit in the audience with them and also my directors, and when it was announced at the end that GH won best drama we all went CRAZY and ran up to the stage. I’ll never forget it! My whole body was tingling!
3. What was it like attending this year’s General Hospital fan weekend?
Oh wow that is one of my favorite weekends because I get to see in person how much GH means to our viewers! GH has been on for over 50 years and our fans are really knowledgeable about the history of the characters, it makes me feel really good and special to be a part of that. And it’s fun to meet people who are so passionate about what we do on the show and I love hearing their opinions about where they think storylines should go.
4. How did you enjoy singing during this years Nurse’s Ball?
I was terrified beforehand! But it was really fun when the time actually came to perform, and I loved my dress, hair and makeup so I was feeling pretty confident. It was the first time I performed live since I was nine years old and sang in the Los Angeles Opera, so it had been a while!
5. What goes into filming a performance during the Nurse’s Ball?
There is a lot of rehearsal, and the actor will perform the number many times on shoot day (before they actually tape) for the directors, producers and crew so they can get the lighting and blocking on stage right. There also has to be rehearsal and blocking with the other cast members who are in the audience watching the performance, so they know where to look and when to react when the cameras are on them. It’s unbelievable how much thought our incredible directing and producing team put into the Nurse’s Ball, but that’s how it always turns out so epic when we go to film it!
6. How do you enjoy working with Chloe?
Chloe is the most adorable girl – I couldn’t love her more. I am always so happy to see her when we are working on the same day. And she’s an amazingly talented actor – there are BIG things in store for that girl. She’s beautiful inside and out – she has a very big heart.
7. What has the experience been like working with Mo?
That man is a gem – he is everyone’s favorite. I never guessed when I first met him how funny he really is, and the days I get to work with him, even if the scenes are emotional, I always know I’m going to be laughing. He is a brilliant actor and when the cameras start rolling he is intense and professional, but he relaxes between takes and has a great time joking with all of us and the crew. I have learned so much about how to behave on set by watching him with Laura and Chad in our most intense scenes.
8. Is there anything you would like to see happen on the show for Josslyn and Oscar?
It would be fun to have a “teen scene” in Port Charles with more characters (old and new), where we can portray the issues teens face and are important to young people these days in high school, and all the growing pains that go along with that. Our writers are amazing so i know it would be well written, and I think viewers would enjoy watching those stories play out.
9. What has been your favorite scene to film this year for GH?
There was a scene in the summer, I think it aired on June 12, that I flmed with Laura where Josslyn really expressed deep feelings about why she was upset Carly was getting back with Sonny. It was powerful and they spoke about women respecting themselves and each other and learning from their mistakes, and when we were filming it it felt very real. I hope that viewers were able to see that there were very real and complex reasons why Josslyn was angry with Sonny, and it was satisfying as an actor to try and show the real pain Joss was feeling that explained why she had been acting like such a brat towards Sonny all those weeks.
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