Some GENERAL HOSPITAL fans think that Jason and Carly are a little bit too close for comfort… especially given the fact they were once lovers! One person who doesn’t agree? Carly’s portrayer, Laura Wright! “It’s the best friendship on the show,” she says. “He’s like her safety net. It wouldn’t be a healthy relationship to rely on someone that much romantically… but as a friendship, it’s incredible. He’s her best friend, and there’s a loyalty they share that is beyond anything else.”
And the open-minded enforcer is not a bad bestie to have — especially for someone like Carly, who tends to make trouble anywhere she doesn’t find it. “Jason sees people differently, and I think it’s because he needs people differently,” Wright explains. “A lot of times, our perception of other people is blocked by our own needs and expectations in life. We’re such flawed people, so the relationships we have are reflections of what we see in ourselves. Well, Jason is so selfless. It’s easy for him to see what others need, because he seems to need so little. He sees the bigger picture, and he sees that with Carly.”
As long as Maurice Benard’s Sonny is around, Wright doesn’t see her character’s feelings shifting. “The only way that would work is if Maurice ever decided to leave and, in the loss of Sonny, Carly and Jason found each other. The love is there with Jason, but they’re such great friends, and Carly and Sonny are so bonded as husband and wife at this moment. They just are.
“And it’s a beautiful truth that Sonny’s terrible, but he’s my terrible,” she adds. “To own that is beautiful, because everyone’s got their stuff. They may not be mobsters, but you know what I mean!”
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