General Hospital viewers were thrown for a loop when Crimson magazine editor Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) decided to hire troublemaker Nelle (Chloe Lanier) this week, meaning the two will be working side by side for the foreseeable future. Nelle is known as a sociopath and has a criminal history, so what in the world possessed Nina to bring her into the Crimson fold? Cynthia Watros has a pretty good guess.
In an interview with TV Insider, Watros opens up about the dynamic that Nelle and Nina share, revealing, "I find Nelle and Nina's relationship really interesting. Nina has made a lot of mistakes in her past, things that she regrets. She's had some mental illness. I think she still has that in her. She has more tools to live a saner life. She sees a lot of herself in Nelle; when Nelle walks in the door and says, 'Hey, how about I work here?' At first, Nina is like, 'I commend your persistence and determination.' But there's not a position for her nor would Nina want to hire Nelle."
However, Nelle didn't give up -- which Nina just couldn't overlook, especially with Maxie (Kristen Storms) having walked out the door.
"[Nelle is persistent.] She's also very persuasive. It touches something in Nina," Watros shares. "Nelle wants this job because of the custody battle with Michael [Chad Duell]. Nina starts to feel that she can keep a closer eye on Nelle if she does hire her. It's that old saying 'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.'"
For more from Watros on her GH storylines -- including an upcoming twist that will leave everyone "extremely shocked" -- check out her full TV Insider interview here.
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