The Emmy Award winner understands her character’s mindset very well.
Since Main hospital if Carly kept the fact that they were a daughter and mother away from Willow and Nina, practically the entire audience would have an opinion about it, one way or another. Some argue that by hiding the information from Nina, Carly was just as rotten as Sonny’s new pressure when she chose not to reveal that the don was alive and well in Nixon Falls. Others suggest that Carly is right.
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Willow “said she didn’t want to know,” Jamie Beck tweeted on August 24, “and she said it was because she didn’t want someone like Nina to come into her life.
“Carly will let Willow know when Willow is ready,” Beck added, “and Willow will decide if Nina should know.”
In response, Laura Wright agreed. “It’s true,” she wrote. There’s only one problem with this – and thankfully, that’s the problem that leads to explosive drama: Willow doesn’t know that Carly knows the identity of her biological mother. If Willow did you know, she might be more inclined to show some curiosity—in other words, to demonstrate to Carly that she’s “ready” to find out.
It’s true 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/GY433ktZoN
— Laura Wright (@lldubs) August 24, 2022
Whatever the case, Willow has no reason to think that the truth is always on the tip of Carly’s tongue. Willow has no reason to think so if she whispered, “I wish I knew who my mother is,” Michael’s mother could have told her literally at that moment. There is no reason for Willow to seem particularly “ready” to Carly.
This is where the former Mrs. Corinthos will get into a world of trouble. Because when the truth comes out – and we all know it will sooner or later – Willow might be furious that Carly decided to play God. It doesn’t matter that Willow said she didn’t want to know. She might think, “God, I would never have said that if I knew that could know!”
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Besides, who would believe that Carly kept this secret just to spare Willow the pain of finding out that Wiley’s grandmother was her mother? Guess… um… no one. Because by keeping Willow and Nina in the dark, Carly was also keeping Nina away from her family. And let’s be honest, since Nina took Sonny away from Carly, there must be a part of Carly that is only too happy to take Nina’s daughter away from her.
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