Between her students, their parents, and her own grief over the baby she gave up for adoption, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Willow has her hands full — which is why finding a sweet guy like Chase was the last thing on her mind. “They came as a surprise to one another,” the teacher’s portrayer, Katelyn MacMullen, admitted to Soaps In Depth. “But Chase and Willow have potential, for sure, because for the most part, they’re honest with each other and have great chemistry.”
The thing is, while Chase is fun and flirty, Willow also has chemistry with Michael… who happens to be her confidant! “Maybe it’s because they are sharing the same grief and opened up to each other about that when they couldn’t do that with anybody else,” MacMullen considered. “Michael became the person Willow talked to about everything. With Chase, for whatever reason, she feels she has to hide what she’s been through and who she is, to a degree. It’s a different thing drawing her to each man — it’s a body versus heart thing.”
Michael’s connection to Brad and Lucas’ baby, however, complicates matters — in more ways than they even realize! Thanks to Nelle’s baby swap, Michael is now his own baby’s godfather. But Willow still believes Wiley is the son she gave up. “Finding out Michael is the godfather was very overwhelming,” MacMullen admitted. “On the one hand, it’s great, because he’s a great person — and of course, Willow wants her baby to have someone like that in his life. But on the other, it’s so awkward. And it makes her secret and the guilt she feels even more prominent.”
As tense as it’s gotten with Michael, however, the actress suspects he can still give Chase a run for his money when it comes to capturing Willow’s heart for good. “It’s very possible,” MacMullen teased with a wink.
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