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Is Josslyn Really Leaving General Hospital?

Josslyn "Joss" Jacks (Eden McCoy) is a staple of "General Hospital"'s teen set. The daughter of Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Jasper Jacks (then Ingo Rademacher), Joss has already been through a lot during her brief time on the ABC soap opera. She suffered through a kidney transplant as a child and lost her first love, Oscar Nero (then Garren Stitt), who died of terminal cancer in 2019. She's spent years getting over Oscar's death and lately has been in an increasingly serious relationship with another legacy character, Cameron "Cam" Webber (William Lipton). She and her friends have also teamed up against Spencer Cassadine's (then Nicholas Alexander Chavez) girlfriend, the scheming Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl), whom they collectively loathe.

But as Joss gets older, so does her portrayer, Eden McCoy. "General Hospital" already has one member of its teen set splitting their time between the studio and their education (Sydney Mikayla, who plays Trina Robinson, has been attending classes at UCLA since 2021, per her Instagram). Recent comments from McCoy hint that she, too, is thinking of college. Does that mean the show is about to lose Joss?

McCoy has signed a fresh contract with the soap

Joss fans can rest easy — in an interview Eden McCoy did with a podcast called "The Chat," the actor revealed that she recently signed a fresh three-year contract with "GH," which means she's going to be sticking with the show for the near future. "I just love both too much to not do them both," she said, meaning both school and the soap.

McCoy, a student at the University of Southern California, spoke about the challenges of keeping her educational interests and her work as an actor in balance on the podcast. "School's very important to me," she said. She added that she's been a working actor "since elementary school," which was when she joined "General Hospital" as a child.

Since babies and child characters on soap operas are often rapidly aged to give both their parental figures and the characters themselves better story line opportunities, that means that the network and the show's producers likely have great faith in McCoy's ability to portray both Joss' childhood foibles and her teenage angst. For any actor, that's a pretty big triumph.