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April 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm #422254
TVLine has revealed what has long been rumored. The role of Kristina has been recast w/newcomer Lindsey Morgan. She makes her debut the wk. of May 21. I count this as major casting under the new regime that is not a return, so hopefully in addition to being very pretty hopefully she can act.
Discuss.April 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm #422256
As long as Nancy Lee Grahn doesn’t have to act opposite of crap-actresses, I’m happy. She’s so above the recent scenes she’s had with this awful Maxie-recast. Throw her in with Luke, Anna, Tracy and Heather and lets see her magic come out. I do love the dynamic NLG and Kelly Monaco have as mother/daughter. Hopefully the same feelings will come with this new actress.
-MorganApril 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm #422258
I want to be fair, but two things right now has me doing -_-. First off she looks older than Chad Duell. Secondly, I found some of her stuff on her Vimeo page and all I got from her was hair model. The last time an important character was recast by this regime we got Andrew Trischitta, so I am fully preparing for the worst while PRAYING I am wrong.April 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm #422259
Funny, I wasn’t as bothered by recasts until I stopped watching soaps.
When I check in to a soap every once in a while, I wonder who all the new characters are only to find that half of them are the same characters just played by new actors. It’s actually more disconcerting than seeing brand new characters, because you’re seeing familiar characters you don’t recognize anymore.April 18, 2012 at 12:29 am #422260
^That’s how it was for me when I returned to GH two weeks ago. As I start week three, I cannot STAND the actress playing Maxi. I have no idea, but what happened to Kirsten Storms??? And I also don’t like the actress playing Kate, but I never really liked the original. I can tolerate this one when she’s Kate and not Connie.
-MorganApril 18, 2012 at 6:54 am #422261
eastwest, I thought immediately not of the recast Jack Manning but the hilariously terrible young lady who played Deanna Forbes on OLTL. Hopefully this girl is a better actress than that, or maybe I’ll just say a better fit for the show. GH’s casting is generally top notch.
Morgan, in regard to Kirsten Storms, she came down with some mystery ailment quite a few months ago, and GH had to come up with an emergency recast who was supposed to be temporary. I don’t think anyone really knows what exactly happened with Kirsten, but she was suddenly unable to work and, despite a fall start or two since, has not been able to return.April 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm #422262
Kirsten revealed awhile back she has endrometriosis and it sounds like a very severe case considering how long she has been out. For me, Lilley is doing fine in the role and the past few months has come into her own. Kirsten’s name was removed from the end credits as of 04/06 so I am not sure on her status with the show anymore. The Kate/Connie thing is just awful on so many different levels and I am sorry Kelly Sullivan does not have the range to pull off the DID story line.
April 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm #422263
Sweet baby Jesus, Nafessa Williams! That was not cute at all lol.April 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm #422264
I agree that Lilly is doing just fine- she reminds me of the original version of Maxie, and I was never a fan of Storms version anyway.
Anyway, I’m sure this girl will be fine. Lexi was alright, but she wasn’t any sort of great thespian and its not like Kristina is some taxing role. This girl looks more like I’d imagine Sonny and Kristina’s daughter would look anyway.