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General Hospital isn’t short on talent, having pretty much dominated the list of this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards nominees. And one of the ABC soap’s rising young stars, Katelyn MacMullen (Willow Tait), says she has that pool of incredibly gifted performers to thank for her own nomination in the Outstanding Young Performer category. She spoke with Soap Central about her nomination — the second one she’s received since joining the show in 2018 — and shared all the details about how some of GH’s most legendary cast members helped her deliver the wow-worthy scenes that had everyone talking last year.

Soap Central: Congratulations on your Emmy nomination! How does it feel the second time around?

Katelyn MacMullen: Thank you so much! Oh, my gosh, it’s so exciting! Not that it wasn’t exciting last year, because it was super exciting, but I didn’t know I could feel this excited all over again. [Laughs] I’m very good friends with Tahj [Bellow, T.J. Ashford] and other people in my category, so we’ve gotten to message each other and take time to celebrate, which has been really fun.

Soap Central: General Hospital dominated this year! Has there been a celebratory feeling on set since the nominations were announced?

MacMullen: We actually haven’t been back to set yet — we’ve been on a two-week hiatus — but definitely on social media, we’ve felt it! We’ve said to each other, “Dang, GH really did have a lot of nominations this year!” It’s been really exciting.

Soap Central: How did you find out that you’d been nominated?

MacMullen: My mom came into town kind of randomly over the hiatus, and I was in the kitchen with my boyfriend, trying to make tea, while she was online doing something. I had forgotten that day was the day they were going to release the list of nominees. I mean, we had just found out a couple of days sooner that they had set the date! So, she was like, “Did you know that this was going to come out?” And I was like, “No!” And then she blurted out, “You’re nominated.” And I was like, “What?!” And she said, “Wait, let me double-check that,” because she thought she got it wrong. [Laughs]

Soap Central: I’m so glad she didn’t! Can you imagine? “You’ve been nominated! Oh, wait, just kidding.”

MacMullen: Oh, I know! [Laughs] But I was so excited — I hugged my boyfriend and was like, “Oh, my gosh, I have to call everyone!”

Soap Central: Who did you call?

MacMullen: I think my agent and my manager texted me, so we ended up on the phone, and then I talked to Tahj, Briana Lane [Brook Lynn Ashton], Briana Henry [Jordan Ashford], so many people! I also talked to Kim Delaney [Jackie Templeton] — she called me, and that was exciting. I was geeking out.

Click here to read the full Soap Central interview.

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Katelyn did an interview yesterday with Rising Talent Magazine on their Instagram account:

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Katelyn and a few of her co-stars participated in the Daytime Cares event earlier this month, check out their segment below!

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Katelyn and her co-stars were interviewed by Arlan Hamilton this summer, check out the interview below and you can see the full version on Vimeo!


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Katelyn did a 7 Questions segment with Steve and Bradford for Stone Cold and the Jackal, check it out below:

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Check out Katelyn’s Emmy Chat interview with Steve and Bradford from the Stone Cold and the Jackal channel!

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Katelyn recently spoke with TV Insider about her Daytime Emmy nomination! Read what she had to say below and don’t forget the awards are tonight on CBS at 8/7c!

Two of General Hospital’s youngest and brightest stars are in the running to take home golden girls on Friday, June 26, at the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. And the fact that the event is virtual and one of the categories will be announced on social media after the show hasn’t dampened either nominee’s enthusiasm for the big night.

TV Insider chatted with Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama Series nominee Katelyn MacMullen, who plays cult survivor Willow Tait, and Best Original Song nominee William Lipton (Cameron Webber), who composed the tune “North Star,” which he performed on-screen last year.

MacMullen turned in numerous tour-de-forces as Willow’s boyfriend Chase (Josh Swickard) and others learned that she’d been sucked into the cult known as Dawn of Day, which was run by evil Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin). He impregnated her after a bizarre ritual and she gave his baby up for adoption.

MacMullen’s reel includes scenes in which Willow makes an emotional appeal to Shiloh’s latest victim – Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth). She was able to reach Kristina in a way that no one else could, having herself been manipulated by Shiloh in the past.

“I remember being very nervous the day we shot those scenes,” MacMullen shares. “I was working with Maurice [Benard, Sonny], Nancy [Grahn, Alexis], Joe [Flanigan, Neil] and others whom I really respect and admire. Maurice took me aside ahead of time and said, ‘Hey, I know you’re nervous. This is a big day.’ We sat together for close to an hour and he was so helpful.

“Maurice pushed me to push myself as an actor,” MacMullen continues. “Every actor there was so supportive and great. Our director, Phideaux [Xavier] was so awesome. He gave me great advice, too.”

Perhaps even more daunting than reliving the Dawn of Day ordeal are some other scenes on MacMullen’s reel. Her school teacher character told Charlotte’s (Scarlett Fernandez) father Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and stepmother Nina (then, Michelle Stafford) that there was a bullying problem at school – and that Charlotte was the instigator! (This did NOT sit well with Nina.)

“I have teachers who are close friends and they gave me a ton of advice,” the actress says. “I’d read a script and see that Willow was handling something a certain way and they’d say [after seeing the show], ‘Oh, yeah, that’s totally it.’” Bullying at school, MacMullen says, “is a serious issue and needs to be addressed.”

To read the full TV Insider interview with Katelyn and William click here.

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Katelyn participated in the Daytime Cares live stream last night, you can check the entire broadcast out below.

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Actress Katelyn MacMullen (Willow Tait on ABC’s “General Hospital”) chatted with Digital Journal about the upcoming General Hospital Fantasy events.

On February 8 and 9, MacMullen will be a part of General Hospital Fantasy events in West Palm Beach and Orlando, Florida; moreover, on April 18 and 19, she will be participating at the General Hospital Fantasy events in Andover, Massachusetts, and Long Island, New York, respectively. “I am so excited. Those events are always so much fun. I love connecting with the fans. It’s amazing. I am so excited,” she said.
For more information on these General Hospital Fantasy events, check out the Fantasy Events Inc. website.
She praised her luminous on-screen acting partner Josh Swickard (Detective Harrison Chase) for being “so great.” “Josh is the best. He is a really really nice guy. We just have a blast working together,” she said.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com

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Screencaps and a video clip have been added for Katelyn’s appearance on ABC7 News with the General Hospital cast for Toys For Tots.

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