Elizabeth Hendrickson on Breaking Up

Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Maggie) recently bid adieu to ALL MY CHILDREN as Maggie and Bianca left for a new life in Paris. Hendrickson admits that “breaking up” proved hard to do when she had to tell her on-screen boyfriend Jeff Branson (Jonathan) that she was leaving the show.

“It was difficult for Jeff and I because we enjoyed working with each other so much. And it was really hard for me to tell him that I was leaving,” Hendrickson reflects. “He was like, ‘It’s like you’re breaking up with me.’ I wanted to take him out for drinks and tell him. I wasn’t telling him at work. Then somehow he figured it out; it was one of my Christmas parties. He looks at me and says, ‘Are you leaving?’ I just choked up and I was like, ‘I need to talk to you. I wanted to take you out for drinks.’ He’s like, ‘What, are you breaking up with me?’ I was like ‘Well…sort of,” she laughs.

“We just adore each other so much,” Hendrickson shares. And Jeff is not at all like his evil counterpart, Jonathan, who was abusive to Maggie. “He hated saying some things to me because he has such a wonderful and beautiful heart. Sometimes we would finish scenes and we would just look at each other and be like ‘Aww, I don’t like when you do that.'”