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Hayden Byerly Talks Jude & Connor’s Relationship on “The Fosters” – Get the Scoop! (@haydenbyerly)

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Jude (Hayden Byerly) is officially confronting Connor (Gavin Macintosh) on Monday’s The Fosters, and CS4U has the scoop on what you can expect from the brand-new episode!

In “Now Hear This,” Callie must face the upsetting impact her news has had on her siblings. Mariana finds it difficult to deal with impending changes at home and focuses her attention on organizing a student protest over an administrative incident at school. Meanwhile, when she learns Kiara is back in town and on the streets, Callie is willing to do anything she can in order to help her friend, even if that means disobeying Stef’s orders and putting herself in danger. Jude finally confronts Connor over the mixed messages he’s been sending, leading to a make-or-break moment in their friendship.

CS4U recently caught up with Hayden find out the deets on his relationship with Connor (Gavin Macintosh). Are they friends or something more? In the Q&A, Hayden teases what we can expect from Jude’s relationship with Connor, where he sees Jude in the next five to ten years, his newly independent streak, how he feels about Callie and Robert, and the most rewarding part about playing Jude. Read the highlights below.

Make sure to tune in to a brand-new episode of The Fosters this Monday, March 2 @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

CS4U: What’s going to happen with Connor and Jude?

Hayden Byerly: “Jude and Connor’s relationship will continue to move forward.  Whether or not that means that it will continue to evolve and grow.”

CS4U: Where do you see Jude’s character and his life progressing in five to ten years from now?

Hayden Byerly: “I think that because of the things Jude has gone through and some of the stuff that he’s had to deal with, Jude’s going to be a good person.  I definitely think he’s going to have a good job, and he’s going to be close to his family when he’s older.  He’s probably going to college and have as normal of a life as he can.  I definitely think that maybe even going 20 years down he’ll be married and have kids some day.  I think that Jude is going to be someone who’s going to be very attached to people in his life, and he’s not going to want to let go.”

CS4U: What do you think of Jude’s newly found independent streak?  Do you think it could cause Callie to feel like she’s not really needed so much anymore?

Hayden Byerly: “Jude and his independence and him becoming a little older is something that Callie is seeing, and I think that is helping her make her decision live with the Quinns.  She thinks that Jude will be fine on his own and she’s not leaving him permanently, they’ll still see each other, but that he doesn’t need her always in the house.  Jude’s independence has a little impact on her decision, but he is getting much older, so that’s something very cool.”

CS4U: Where do you see the Callie-Robert plot line going?  Do you think it would be the best decision for you guys to move in with your birth father?

Hayden Byerly: “Me personally, this is coming from me, I am a fan of her being with the Fosters.  I definitely believe that families should stay together.  I don’t think they should be torn apart and have Callie go live with one family and then Jude live with the other.  I don’t think that that’s the right thing to do.  I personally think Callie should stay with the Fosters, but seeing the current situation it is kind of difficult to stay with them.”

CS4U: Do you think Connor was right in breaking up his friendship with Jude?

Hayden Byerly: “I don’t think Connor was in the right to break up Jude and Connor’s friendship, because Jude did tell the truth.  As we know, sometimes in friendships you’ve got to tell the truth and you’ve got to tell what happens, and you have to tell stories that you might not want to share but sometimes you have to.  I don’t think Connor should have reacted the way he did, but I definitely can see why he was angry and upset at the time.”

CS4U: What do you find most rewarding about playing Jude?

Hayden Byerly: “I think that the impact that he has on so many different people, being able to portray a character that has so many issues and problems and has gone through so many tough times that so many kids in the real world have experienced, I think that it’s most rewarding to hear these kids say they were able to come out and tell their family they were gay because of Jude’s character, and because of seeing the show.  That’s a reward that no one else can match.”

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

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