‘General Hospital’: How Eden McCoy Learned Why Viewers Love Steve Burton so Much

Eden McCoy is just a teenager but she’s already notched several years on the iconic ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Since she is on the younger side, she actress admitted when longtime soap actor Steve Burton returned to the show as Jason Morgan, she didn’t really understand the hype.

Eden McCoy in 2018
Eden McCoy in 2018 | Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Eden McCoy portrays Josslyn Jacks on ‘General Hospital’

Josslyn is the third child of Carly Corinthos and her only child with Jasper “Jax” Jacks. She was born on-screen in 2009.

McCoy first began portraying the character 2015 and has been in the role since then, playing the character from her late child years to a teenager.

Despite the character being a young teen, she’s had several big storylines, most of which were about her romance with Oscar Nero. Josslyn mourned him when died from an illness. Josslyn has also had a key role in storylines surrounding her adoptive aunt, Nelle Benson, including when she tried to take down Carly and her brother, Michael Corinthos.

The character’s friends include Cameron Webber, Trina Robinson and Dev Cersi. She has also been on the verge of relationships with both Cameron Webber and Dev Cersi.

Here’s what she said about her co-star, Steve Burton

McCoy admitted that she didn’t completely understand all how big of a deal Burton’s return was for General Hospital fans.

She told Soaps in Depth, “For three months, everybody on social media was so excited about Steve coming back. I’d never met him. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know what was happening! My mom was going crazy, because she loved him growing up and I was like, ‘What is going on?’”

Now, it seems like McCoy couldn’t imagine not working with the daytime soap opera veteran.

On working with Burton, the actress added, “We totally connected immediately. Every scene that we have is a very important scene. Plus, Steve brings out the best in me. He makes me the best actor I can be, every time.”

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.