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Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive or inspires you?

Haley Pullos: Music! I really love music. I would never get into the music industry per se, but listening to music really helps me to concentrate. It’s just a nice way for me to vibe and chill. There’s music for when you’re sad or happy or in love; there’s music for every moment in life.

MP: What makes you feel vulnerable?

HP: A lot of times, identifying with a character in a book or a movie makes me feel really vulnerable. Especially in books, it’s like being able to see an amplified version of yourself, and it’s very surreal.

MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be?

HP: “Don’t take life so seriously. Have fun. Enjoy your time on this planet. Try new things, go on adventures, and appreciate every little thing because it may not be as little as you might think.”

MP: How do you handle emotional pain?

HP: I have a little journal that I always keep with me, and when I need to, I’ll write poems and things. It really helps to clear my head.

MP: How do you keep your center in the middle of chaos? Do you have a daily routine?

HP: I try to remind myself that nothing is permanent. The chaos and the stress of life won’t last forever. Eventually, it will go away and I will once again be left with nothing but happiness.

MP: What’s been one of your biggest lessons so far in life?

HP: Things will go wrong or end up differently than you had imagined, and that’s OK. Life isn’t about being perfect. It’s about being the best you can possibly be and finding the good in everything.

MP: What causes or organizations are you passionate about?

HP: Really anything that has to do with animal rights. I’ve been very passionate about animals for as long as I can remember, and ever since I became an actress, I’ve always done my best to get involved with animal charities and such.

MP: Tell me about your latest projects.

HP: My storyline at General Hospital is getting very big, and it’s definitely been keeping me occupied. And of course, I do Instant Mom as often as I can. It’s completely different than General Hospital; it’s a live-audience comedy. I’m lucky to be involved in two great shows.

MP: Why are these important to you?

HP: I’ve been working on General Hospital for a little over five years now, so it’s become my second home. I grew up on that stage. I learned almost everything I know there. As for Instant Mom, it’s my first recurring role on Nickelodeon, so I was overjoyed when I found out I booked it.

MP: What is love for you?

HP: Love is being accepting of all of their flaws. Love is being understanding and compassionate. Love is realizing that they are going to make mistakes but knowing you can’t hold it against them. Love is being constantly supportive.

Haley Pullos is best known for her role as Molly Lansing on ABC’s General Hospital. She is also on Nickelodeon’s NickMom comedy Instant Mom with Tia Mowry; the second season premieres mid-September. Haley has guest-starred on many television dramas, including House M.D. and Ghost Whisperer.

PHOTO: CATIE LAFFOON

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