Quick Take with Eden Mccoy (Josslyn, GH)
■ So, Josslyn finally knows about Oscar’s illness. How is she handling it? “Obviously, there’s some heartbreak there. At first, it’s like a bomb has gone off in her life and she just feels so lost. But she doesn’t succumb to her weakness. Her mother is Carly, after all! So, any kind of experimental treatment, anything that could potentially be a cure, is what she wants to focus on and what she wants to happen. She won’t give up on Oscar unless she absolutely has to and she wants to fight for him, and her effect on him is that she is able to convince him to fight. Where Oscar is sensitive and resigned to his fate, Josslyn is fierce and determined to beat the cancer.”
Joss has also gotten closer to Cameron recently. “She is able to go to Cam as a source of strength for herself because he’s a tie to her past and they grew up together. Cameron makes her feel safe because he knows everything about her and loves her anyway. He accepts and even likes her flaws. That’s what we all want! In Josslyn’s crazy life, Cam is the steady anchor that is able to make her safe and grounded.” She recently figured out that he has romantic feelings for her. “Yeah, I think when Josslyn was able to take a deep breath, she recognized his true feelings, and I think that deep down, she recognizes hers, too. She knows, ‘Wow, this person really is that person for me,’ as much as she might not want to admit it at first.”
So, you are officially in your first soap opera love triangle. Are you loving it?
“Yeah! I love it a lot. This is the dream! This is the good stuff. I really like the heavy stuff, the dramatics, and I am super-grateful that they trusted me with it.”
Joss and Cam have been getting a pretty big response from fans online.
“I’m seeing it live in action right now, the Cameron vs. Oscar situation, and it’s really exciting and really fun to see how people are reacting. I love reading everything and seeing people’s opinions, and right now, they’re obsessed with Cameron and Joss! That makes me really, really happy. They’re excited about the Carly and Liz [angle] because they’re our parents and they’re fighting and that just makes the whole situation crazier. It’s been really fun to see people react to it.”
If you were a fan, who would you be rooting for, Joss and Cam or Joss and Oscar? “I think I’d be a little bit torn. Oscar shows her a different perspective because he comes from a different background. He’s a sensitive soul and Joss is very protective of him. But with Cam and Joss, he is her equal in stength and temperament and there’s a lot of mutual respect and an ease between them. He isn’t afraid to call Joss out and vice versa, and they have a really strong attraction.”