Courtney Fulk temporarily steps in for Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks

Eden McCoy is taking a short break, leading to the temporary casting of Courtney Fulk as Josslyn Jacks on General Hospital.

On Monday, December 18, viewers of General Hospital were taken by surprise as they discovered that Courtney Fulk had temporarily assumed the role of Josslyn Jacks, stepping in for Eden McCoy. Despite being new to daytime television, Fulk has previously appeared in films such as Devil’s Ride, Killer Seduction, and Killer Cheer Mom, the latter featuring Denise Richards (formerly Shauna Fulton on The Bold and the Beautiful).

While no specific reason was provided for the temporary recasting, the actress had disclosed in November that she had recently lost her mother after a private battle with cancer lasting two and a half years. In an Instagram post, Fulk shared a picture of her smiling mother, Natasha McCoy, with the Eiffel Tower in the background. In a heartfelt caption, McCoy expressed her grief, stating, “I’m not sure what to say other than she was, is, and will be the best thing I have ever known. She is responsible for every good part of me, and she took me with her when she left.”

The show is recorded six weeks in advance, which appears to be the reason for her temporary departure. Currently, Josslyn Jacks is romantically involved with Dex Heller (Evan Hofer), an employee of mob boss Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), who happens to be Josslyn’s ex-stepfather. Josslyn is also enrolled in med school at Port Charles University, where she has formed a friendship with a troubled classmate named Adam Wright (Joshua James Benard). The familiarity of Joshua’s last name is due to him being the real-life son of Maurice Benard.

There hasn’t been any information on the duration of Courtney Fulk’s presence in the role, but sources from Soap Central indicate that her absence will be short-lived, and Eden McCoy is expected to return to the screen at the beginning of the new year.

On Friday, December 15, McCoy attended the 2023 Daytime Emmys, where she received the award for Outstanding Younger Performer. Reflecting on her win, McCoy shared with Soap Central, “I’m super-proud of everybody in my category. It’s interesting to now be the oldest person in the category — I used to be the youngest!”

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