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102 May 8th, 2013 General Hospital’s Kristen Alderson Interview: Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, New GH Character & OLTL Revival!

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Fan favorite Kristen Alderson had in many ways a triumphant, and in many ways a tumultuous last year and half, coming over from ABC’s One Life to Live to General Hospital playing the beloved character of Starr Manning, and then more recently finding out she will no longer playing Starr on GH, but a brand new character!  When Starr emerged on GH, the series had made the controversial decision to kill off her beau Cole, and their little baby Hope, to set Starr free for new adventures in Port Charles.  The Manning gal then took up with her new guy in story, Michael Corinthos played by Chad Duell.

But out of that came something very sweet, and long time coming for Kristen; she landed her very first Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series category for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be handed out on Sunday night, June 16th live on HLN, and broadcast from the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California!

On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Kristen to celebrate her nomination, find out what we could about her brand new role on General Hospital debuting next week, and to clarify her stance on if she would consider going to Prospect Park’s One Life to Live to resurrect the beloved role of Starr.  Plus, are Chad and Kristen officially dating?  Is she rooting for OLTL, or GH, to win Outstanding Drama Series this year?  Find out in this heartfelt conversation with Kristen!

What reel and episode did you submit that landed you the Daytime Emmy nomination, and why did you choose it?

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KRISTEN: I submitted the reel when Starr says goodbye to Cole and Hope in the morgue.  The scenes took place in Llanview, but it was on General Hospital.  She says at Cole and Hope’s grave how she had a dream about them being together.  It just showed Starr really being sad, and then her face lights up when she talks about all of them and how they were on the beach together, and happy.  Then, it also shows her angst towards Sonny, and how she is going to go after him, and it has some flashbacks, too.

It gave you an arc in those scenes, a beginning, middle, and an end, which always seems to be a good choice with Emmy voters!

KRISTEN:  It did, it really did.  I am hoping it will carry me through at the Emmys.  It is definitely really exciting. This is my first Daytime Emmy nomination since I began my career on OLTL!  I have been really proud of other material I had done on One Life to Live, and so the way I am looking at it is: this nomination is for all of those times. You know what I mean?  But, it’s very exciting!

How did you find out you were nominated?

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KRISTEN:  It’s really funny.  I knew that they were being announced on May 1st.  But, I had completely forgotten about it.  The night before, I had woken up from a dream where I had met the lead singer of The Killers!  I am obsessed with the band.  I was floating on a cloud from that dream, and then I looked at my phone and I saw I had a ton of missed calls and texts.  I immediately thought, “Oh no! What happened?”  I thought something bad had happened.  But then two second later, when I saw that Frank Valentini’s (EP, General Hospital ) number came up, I thought “Oh, my God! I got nominated!”  I woke up my mom and my brother, Eddie!  It was really fun!

How has it been for you having this long hiatus, or break, from being on General Hospital?  Hasn’t this whole situation been kind of odd … shipping you off as one character and now coming back as another?

KRISTEN:  The craziest part is just being a new character.  I guess I was off One Life to Live to the transition to General Hospital for that long, too.  But, it is really exciting.  The character is completely different than Starr, but at the same time, she has a little bit of Starr in her, obviously.  Starr is me in a way (Laughs), so that’s been interesting for me!

Did you have to dye your hair for your new role on GH?  Hmmm.  (Laughs)

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KRISTEN:  I can’t say!  But I have been hiding my hair so people don’t know till it airs. But it’s killing me, of course, because the last couple of weeks, I am back to work.  So, I want to post pictures of me being back to work, and I can’t.  I went to the GH 50th anniversary luncheon and I couldn’t take pictures, and so I have kind of been in hiding. (Laughs)  I went to Disneyland, I went to The Killers concert, and there are so many pictures I am dying to post on Instagram and Twitter, but I can’t! (Laughs)

Have you watched the new One Life to Live, and many of your former cast mates in action once again?

KRISTEN:  I have!  I am really excited for everyone, and that they are back and working and all together. The family is all back, and it’s been really special to see all that.  I haven’t seen episode three and four, but I saw the first two episodes.  I also really enjoyed All My Children.  I thought they have done a great job, too.  It’s definitely different and something to get use to.  Even the characters, I feel, are a little different in ways.  They have the freedom to curse and do things that we were never able to do.  Now that they are cursing up a storm, I think they are doing it in a really sensible matter.  I am really excited for everyone, and eager to see where they take all the storylines. That is crazy that they have not said anything about Starr.  I am wondering why Starr is in California with Langston?

Is that where Starr went on GH?  It was so confusing, and it happened so quickly!  Then, she phoned Michael while he was at the Nurses’ Ball and told him she wasn’t coming back!  So, what is she doing? (Laughs)

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KRISTEN: The last you saw Starr, she has to leave Port Charles because Langston called her and said she needed to go to California. Starr then said she did not know when she would be coming back.  She then called Michael and said she is not coming back. She is in California with Langston, for some reason.  I don’t know what it is.  (Laughs)  I feel like it might maybe that Cole and Hope are alive, or something like that!  I don’t know if they have plans for me to come on to Prospect Park’s OLTL at a later time, or what they are cooking up?  I would like to know where she is! (Laughs)

Fans love you as Starr Manning, since you were that little girl that we all watched grow up before our eyes on One Life to Live.  Many wanted you to come back as Starr to the new online version.  Is that even something you would consider doing?

KRISTEN:  Here is the thing; I was considering it right off the bat.  I was fully ready to go to Prospect Park.  What happened was; that they offered me to come back in March for a week.  I said, “Yes” right away.  And then they called and said, “We don’t need you this soon.”  I think they figured it may have been too soon to write me on for just a week, and then not have me on after that.  I did not hear from them for a while, and then they did not ask me to come back till the end of May, or beginning of June.  So, it was not in stone when they would actually need me.  I said, “Look, I can’t sign on to anything now because I don’t know where I am going to be then.”  At the time, I had no plans on going back to GH, as of yet.  I was kind of auditioning.   So, I did not want to put all my auditions on hold, which I would have had to do.  So I said, “Contact me later, and I would be really interested in maybe doing it.”  It was just too far in advance.  I feel kind of bad.  Fans feel that I turned down One Life to Live.  I was 100% prepared to go back in March, and I am not saying anything against Prospect Park.  They apologized to me profusely for not being able to work it out for that week in March.  I am sure they already had written way ahead.  We left on really good terms.   They said, “We will contact you later about possibly coming on,” and so I said, “Awesome.”    It’s funny.  Josh Kelly (Cutter) called me the night of the AMC and OLTL premiere.  He said, “You should really think about coming to the show.  I am telling you Kristen, it’s going to be really good!” And I said, “I never said I was never going to!” (Laughs) It is still up in the air.  One Life to Live was my home, and it was my home, since I was six-years-old.  I would never stick my nose up to it!

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And … Roger Howarth (Todd) and Trevor St, John (Victor Jr.) are on the show right now, and it’s been amazing to see them again on the same show! They are Starr’s two dads, for all intent and purposes!

KRISTEN:  Oh, I know!  And, Trevor was there!  That would have been really fun, but maybe later in the year.

So when General Hospital first came to you and they informed you that you are going to be playing a new character, and you will no longer be Starr, didn’t your jaw drop to the floor?

KRISTEN:  It was really scary at first, because it’s a huge risk.  I have seen a lot of people on soaps do it before and it doesn’t work out, but then on some soaps, it does.  I just had to put my trust in Frank and Ron Carlivati (head writer, GH).  Ron is an amazing writer, and they both have known me since I was six-years-old.  I trusted them to take care of me, and the fans who loved Starr.  I am really anxious for everyone to see her and to see what kind of character I will be.  I don’t know how they will react?  I am sure there will be a lot of people who will say negative things … just to say negative things.  When I went to a recent fan event in New Jersey, people were like, “If you are a new character, we are going to love the new character, no matter what!”    I know my true fans will be there for me, hopefully! (Laughs)  I am under contract to ABC, but I am also in Los Angeles now.  I moved my mom and brother out here.  My brother is still going to High School out here, and my mom is looking to find a job out here.  So for me to tell them, “Ok guys. Never mind, we are moving back to the east coast,” I just don’t think that’s fair.  Our life is out here now, and we are really happy and settled.  I did not want to be far away from L.A. for too long.

We all assume the new character will have scenes, and will be a love interest for Michael Corinthos?

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KRISTEN: Well, it’s pretty obvious that there are a lot of Starr and Michael fans out there.  I am sure they are anxious to see that, and at the same time, they are treating me as someone completely different.

So, it’s not a joke on an inside joke?  In other words, it’s not that they perhaps just changed Starr’s name to “Char”, or something like that? (Laughs)

KRISTEN:  It’s definitely not a joke.  It’s definitely a brand new character, and Michael does not in any way shape, or form, say, “Hey, you kind of look like her!”  I am a new person, and so we really have to treat it that way.  Michael also just got his heart broken.  I don’t think he is going to be jumping into anything quite so soon.

From the looks of it, you, Roger Howarth, and Michael Easton all re-appear on General Hospital on the same airdate, which is now Monday, May 13th as different characters.

KRISTEN:  Yes, we are all coming back on the same day, which is really exciting.  I think.  We are all brand new characters, and what has been really fun is to figure out who everyone is.  I went into work not kind of knowing who I was, and not knowing who anyone else was, either!  (Laughs) And everyone has to look a little different and be a little different, so …Michael Easton did not cut his hair.  I think they made a little tweak to his appearance, but it’s not anything major.

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The big question: Are you and Chad Duell officially dating?  There seems to be some inquiring minds, who may not know what is going on.

KRISTEN: Yes, we are dating.  I’m very happy.  We are having a lot of fun together and were looking forward to strutting down the red carpet together at the Daytime Emmys!

Kristen, were you a judge on a blue-ribbon panel for the Daytime Emmys?  What category did you participate in?

KRISTEN:  I judged in Lead Actor.  I thought everyone was really good   I thought our group of GH men in that category were really strong.  Jason Thompson (Patrick) literally killed me.  Oh, my God, we texted him, and actually Chad and I, and my family sat down and watched the tapes!  Jason Thompson took our breath away.  It gives me chills all over every time I watched it.  I know how they film scenes over at GH, and so they do them one at a time, and there is a lot of time in between where you can kind of fall out of it, and it’s very easy to do that, and Jason never did.  You felt his pain got more unbearable for Patrick, the more the episode went on.  It was so amazing!

Were you shocked that your cast mates, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie) did not score a Lead Actress nomination, when they had two of the powerhouse performances of the Emmy eligibility year?

KRISTEN: I will say this … Kelly Sullivan …. no one in soaps had a harder storyline than she had!

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What race are you most looking forward to the most at the 40th annual Daytime Emmys?

KRISTEN: I am also looking forward to One Life to Live and General Hospital both being nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, that is the thing, every one keeps saying which would you rather have win?  And I think; GH on one hand was so great in 2012, and they deserved so many kudos.  But then, the last three episodes of OLTL were so strong, that it is going to be so hard to beat that!  I am excited for all the nominees for GH, though!  I will tell you that.

So GH and One Life fans, excited for Kristen’s long-awaited first Daytime Emmy nominations for her heartbreaking scenes?  Who do you think she will play when she returns to General Hospital? And, would you like to see Kristen make a return as Starr Manning to One Life to Live? Weigh-in!

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  1. tasneem says:

    Aw I love our Shorty. Can’t wait to see her new character. <3 she and Chad are dating they are an awesome couple off and onscreen

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    theresa m replied

    i jest wanted to say i am very very happy for them they both look happy u goooooooooo. girl yall look wonderful 2geher

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  2. roro says:

    Why oh why are you dating in real life??????????

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    Tammy Kreiss replied

    They are great together! The heart wants what the heart wants. None of our business, but glad they are happy! :)

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    Ces replied

    agree Tammy!

    rebecca replied

    why shouldn’t she be. Chad Duell is absolutely hilarious (if you follow Kristen on Twitter she’s posted quite a few videos they’ve made together and they’re hilarious! I mean LAUGH OUT LOUD funny!) And he’s good looking. If I were her age I’d like to date him too! LOL!

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    roro replied

    U all have a right to your opinion but I wasn’t asking all of you. I know there are a lot of fans out there that like them on and off screen. I’m not one of them!!! That’s what makes the USA so great!!!!

    Mitchell1660 replied

    What a hater…

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    afunnyguy replied

    you are spot on. Not liking characters being together on a show is one thing, to challenge their real life status is just mean and evil, and shows a lack of an ability to differentiate between reality and make believe.

    Roro replied

    Guys stop having a cow! Just because I said I don’t like them together does not make me a hater! Its My opinion and it’s not going to break them up I’m sure. In fact I don’t think they even care what I think!!! I didn’t wish them any evil or anything so fans stay calm….

    theresa m replied

    thats stupid 2 say leave them along and ley them be happy r u happy not l o l

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    theresa m replied

    roro get a life

  3. heidi says:

    Great interview Michael!!! Can’t wait to see her play her new character… Lauren!

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  4. Joshua says:

    Alderson should have been nominated (and won!) an Emmy any year from 2002 to 2005.

    She should not be nominated for this past year. She was a much better actress in her “tween” years than she is right now.

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    BonnieJ replied

    I totally agree with you, she was a nothing character on GH this past year. She should have got nomnated when she was pregnant and pushed down the stairs.

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    theresa m replied

    bonnie stop hateing can u do what she can hell no so leave my girl alont

    BonnieJ replied

    I was agreeing with you that she should have been nominated when she had real stories. Not for being back burnered

    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree. I’ve been a fan of Kristen/Starr since she started on OLTL. She did her best work during those years. I wondered during those years why the Emmy nomination eluded her. But, I wish her good luck.

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  5. Frankie Hoornaert says:

    Good article….I am so excited!!! I can’t wait for Monday, May the 13th, to get here and nobody better bother me that day, lol. I will be closing the curtains, turning off my phone and not answering the door…not even for Publisher’s Clearinghouse, lol.

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  6. Monica says:

    Probably the most candid interview I’ve read in a while. She’s being as honest as she can about the PP situation, but hasn’t ruled out going to OLTL to play Starr again in the future – which is great!

    She’s so right about some people saying negative things just to say negative things; seems like it’s their mission in their sad, lonely lives to come down on people they don’t even know.

    Anyway, good luck to Kristen in her new role and the future!

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    Amanda replied

    I feel the same way Monica. Haters gonna hate! :) And yes, I think it’s important that KA said what she did about PP because a lot of people said the actors had refused to come back, when it was probably more of a legality that was out of their control. I love her on OLTL and GH, and embrace whatever she and the other two actors bring to whatever shows they appear on!

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  7. Bryon B says:

    I would love to see her return as Starr Manning on One Life to Live. She’s been playing that character for many years. It’s nice to see her and Chad Duell are actually dating in real-life, it was obvious they had an amazing on-screen chemistry with each other. Sounds like she will possibly make the return to One Life to Live soon. I hope so, it’s really good, especially with the return of Victor Jr. I also hope One Life to Live win for best drama series, though it’s going to be hard to compete against General Hospital. I will say last year had great storylines, especially with the addition of the three OLTL actors. So happy for Kristen and glad she took the time to do this interview.

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  8. aria says:

    lucky girl dating chad, you go girl. and can’t wait to see who she will be playing.

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  9. Jan says:

    GH was the award grabber everytime or let me stand currected.
    All she needed was to go on Gh and we have to honest just because she just might win and I think she should.

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  10. KateK says:

    Cant wait to see the new characters. I thought they were airing Friday?

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    kupcake08 replied

    They were suppose to air Friday but GH was prempteed for the Boston bombing so tb ey are a behind a day noe.

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  11. samo says:

    I’m sorry but I never liked her on OLTL and I sure in the hell didn’t like her on GH. Not a very good actress and Starr was an EXTREMELY annoying character. Now that she’s coming back to GH as a new character, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. I just can’t believe that 2 kick ass characters like Todd and Blair would have an annoying daughter like that!

    My main problem with Cartini is the constant propping of characters that the audience really doesn’t care about. They did it on OLTL with Starr and the god awful Ford brothers

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    nessmes50 replied

    I don’yknow what soaps u were watching,but I have been watching Kristen since day 1 on OLTl,she is vert talented.To say u never liked her on either soap,u don’t know what good acting is then..If u didn’t like her then.why r u giving her the benefit of the doubt when she comes back as someone new? U will probably still say the same thing…I guess u don’t think she should have been nominated either for the award…..Kristen is awesome….

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    Rita replied

    She is not that talented. Her singing was not good, and they made it appear like she was great. Her acting was even worse. Don’t know how she got a award. Must have someone in family in high places. There are so many GH actresses that are so much better. Kristen Storm, Kelly Monaco, Nancy Grahn, Rebecca Hearst, Finola Hughes and especially Laura Wright, all are better. Not hate, just opinion.

    BonnieJ replied

    agree..especially those Ford brothers were a waste of time. I liked Star when she was an obnoxious child that was it.

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    Crystal replied

    The majority of the OLTL audience did care about Starr, she was a popular character.

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    Christy replied

    I think we just found a great example of Kristen’s comment on “people saying negative things just to say negative things.”

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    Rita replied

    Not meant to be negative just to be negative. I honestly don’t feel she is a good actress. The girl who plays Molly on GH is better. The boy who play TJ on GH is great. So many other youngers to choose from. Been watching GH for years and many have come and gone. She is not a standout.

    Nicolr replied

    molly amd tj.are horrible, don’t get me wrong molly is adorable but not “real”. their acting seems forced not natural. I am 29 been watchin amc, oltl and gh for years and year. I watched before Starr was even born. I grew up with these character ls. and starr has so much talent. u obviously are jealous or deaf or something. sorry it just really irked me that u considered molly amd tj and probably this new girl with tj too better then Kristin (starr/kiki). I’m loving this franco/kiki thing. reminds me of todd/Starr relationship.

  12. samo says:

    And they did it again with more Starr shoved down our throats as well as John McStain and don’t get me started on that Sabrina character mess on GH, the ultimate example of propping, I hate thay character so much that I’m rooting for Britta!

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  13. jimh says:

    KA as Lauren and RH as her daddy Franco back from the dead! I hope! Or will she be the new Kristina?

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    BonnieJ replied

    No way can she be a blue eyed Davis girl!! Plus they said she would be a new “character”

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  14. Tammy Kreiss says:

    Please tell me it’s not same day The Spew will appear on GH? After 36 yrs, never missing a day, I refuse to watch & let ABC shove that in our face! In fact, if I had a nickle for every mention of that show this week so far, I could pay for a round trip to GHFCW in July!

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    Ces replied

    yeah, all that Chew mention is really disturbing. Was kinda hoping Tony would ad lib something the other day when Tracy brought up Pickle Eddie to him.

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    longago33 replied

    The Chew show is a dud! The only people who like it is ABC executives! Maybe one day they’ll , duh, get a “clue” and realize we are NOT going to let them shove it down our throats! Honestly, I wish they would release GH to Prospect Park too! They would do a much better job! Through their constant mentioning of the Chew on GH is just turning me more & more against ABC.

    Ces replied

    I don’t like ABC and you’re right, all this mention of the Chew is a huge turn-off to me too. They should realize that most soap fans don’t care about their stupid talk shows!

    Linda P replied

    Right on!!

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  15. Eddie says:

    Maybe Kristen will be the new Sarina Baldwin. I think Michael will return as Caleb and as far as Roger I’m not sure.

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    mackenzie replied

    Kristen is not playing Serena Baldwin. If she were, she would be a recast and Kristen said in her interview that the character she is playing a brand new character,

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    Eddie replied

    Good point

    Linda P replied

    BTW, we need Serena Baldwin back! Maybe the original actress if available, Carly Schroeder. As a young adult can be a great asset if she’s still acting.

  16. Edna Barefoot says:

    It sounds like she is pulling for GH for Emmy but that is alright. She is young & has the right to live where she wants. She has chosen Calif. & with PP unsure when they wanted her was an even more reason. I watched Star grow up & leave home of Lanview & now she will be someone else we can watch grow more. Good luck Kristen. We will be watching.

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  17. Jameel Wilder says:

    Yes I Will Love To See Her Back On One Life To Live I Miss Her Up There I Miss Starr To So Lookin From Her To Come Back And Happy Her And Michael Dateing And Cant Wait To See Her Back On Gh

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  18. Natalie says:

    I think she will come back as Franco’s daughter, the lost Quartermaine haire.

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    Linda P replied

    How’d you know? That I kinda like. Makes kind of a sycronisity. It’s all coming together. They’re all living under the same roof as Quartermaines! How cool is that?

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    Allyiah Arnott replied

    she is what is her new hair color

  19. BonnieJ says:

    Best bet is Lauren Franco or a character we know nothing about.

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  20. MEG says:

    I REALLY HOPE TO SEE HER ON OLTL ,I WANT TO SEE HER IN SCENES WITH TREVOR.ALL THE BEST WITH THE NEW PERSON SHES PLAYING.BUT COME HOME .

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    Rita replied

    yes, please go home.

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  21. Stephen Parker says:

    Kristen is a very talented actress and I will accept her in whatever role she takes on. Meanwhile, back in Llanview, I DO look forward to possibly seeing Kristen as Starr once again (at least occasionally if not for longer stints). I wish her well on GH and unlimited success in all her professional and personal endeavors.

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  22. Cathy says:

    Starr Manning is such a key character on One Life. It seems Kristen has chosen her path. Good luck to her & her new role & new life in CA. Time has come to recast the pivotal role of Starr with a talented actress who can take her into adulthood!

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  23. Shay says:

    Totally agree with the comments regarding the “Sabrina” character….she is not simply a “mess,” but a totally unnecessary one at that! Before she was annoyingly earnest, now she is displaying a snarky entitlement mentality regarding Patrick. The two of them together are a completely ridiculous pairing. Please dispense with “Nurse Santiago” ASAP…how or why I do not care…although it would be sweet to see Britt vanquish her (and send her buddy “Felix” away with her, too, please!!!!!) Their dog and pony show has been repetitious and BORING!!!!!

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  24. MBmomof3 says:

    Her “man on the wheel/Dr. Troy MacGyver” was one of my fave OLTL storylines.

    Thanks for the great interview, Michael.

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  25. Jenn says:

    Great interview! KA always seems so sweet. It was nice to hear her side of the PP/ABCD stuff. Sounds like the situation was a lot less over the top than we soap fans thought.

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  26. sarah jayne says:

    Wouldn’t her being a Quartermaine make her and Michael 1st cousins an is Michaels father and Franco was Jason’s twin so putting them together well eewww

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  27. Dzz Dee says:

    Love KRISTEN acting no longer who she plays.

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  28. Tony M says:

    It would be awesome to have KA come back to the show as Starr, I miss her on the show!

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  29. afunnyguy says:

    I love watching old Starr clips when she was a snotty little kid. I love her references to the history…Shorty’s reptile love etc. I look forward to her becoming the new Quartermaine.. Monica and Tracy will embrace her for different reasons. With a family so decimated by death a long lost family member will be loved. BUT that blocks her ability to be with Michael (her first cousin) She will be Alan’s grandchild…and a female Q…..very wise charachter although only Tracy has every survived being that (oh and Lila too) RIP Dawn, Emily,Alexandra

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  30. Linda says:

    I will take Kristen any way I can watch her perform as she is a great actress. I have watched her grow up on OLTL since she was the funny and precocious little brat, Starr. I will miss her as Starr but am confident I will like her in a new role. I think she may be Lauren Frank or the missing Quartermaine heir. It is too bad she cannot join OLTL as Starr but I understand she has contractual obligations, a new West Coast home and a new boyfriend. I wish her well.

    Thanks Michael for the long awaited interview.

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  31. Valerie says:

    Any one think she may turn out to be the daughter of Franco?

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Yes. I was thinking the same thing. Lauren Franco. I guess we’ll know soon.

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  32. Nikki says:

    I absolutely ADORED this interview! I have grown up with the character of Starr and Kristen Alderson on my screen and have been a fan of hers for as long as I’ve been watching. She did some incredible work on OLTL that deserved nominations, but her work on GH last year was just as brilliant and I’m hoping she gets a win at the Emmys! I also loved that Michael “went there” and asked if her and Chad were dating in real life because, while it’s pretty obvious, it’s nice to know that they are both happy and let’s be real- they’re adorable! lol.

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  33. Karen says:

    Chad and Kristian are not dating he is married and they are expecting their first child. I think she was just kidding around because everyone wants them to be together.

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    Nikki replied

    Wow, you are really behind in news. It was announced last year that Chad and his wife divorced. He and Kristen ARE dating now.

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    nicholas replied

    uhh karen he and his ex wife divoreced earlier this year back in january chad stated that it was too soon and i guess they drifted apart

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    k/kay replied

    Yes they were married for what 2 seconds yeah I would want to date this guy. What a keeper!

  34. Tara says:

    Yes ! Yes ! Yes ! She will always be Starr Manning to me !! But Kristin does need a paycheck, so dont expect her to sit home waiting to be called back. I am all for her new character whoever that may be and I will support that character 100 %

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  35. Maria Counts says:

    I really would like to know if Chad is married. I personally do not believe he is married.

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    Nikki replied

    No, he is not married. He was married for a short period of time, but last year, he and his wfie announced they were getting a divorce.

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    nicholas replied

    he was but not anymore he said it was to soon

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  36. Tania says:

    Now we know why Chad Duell’s marriage fell apart a couple months ago. Looks like someone was cheating….

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    nicholas replied

    hey its not his fault they both kinda rushed things i just hope chad and kristen take things slow and steady

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    Naomi replied

    That doesn’t have to be the reason. Sometimes it’s just too soon to get married. A wrong decision. Because I heard they weren’t together for such a long time. And yes it’s good possible he had feelings for someone else. But of course, that doesn’t mean he cheated on his wife ;)

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    Nikki replied

    Just because they are dating now, does not mean he cheated on his ex-wife.

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  37. bonnie says:

    If she wins an emmy than I know that it is tottaly rigged . This girl cant act and her scenes in which she has to show emotion are painful to watch. Her face contortions make me turn away. I wish she was not returning to GH. I hope her new character has a very small part the less of her the better imo.

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  38. hap says:

    I can not stand Kirstin, her acting has always been less then par GH should have passed on her….
    FF button will be used….

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  39. Kristen (@wildprincess1) says:

    Im excited for Her New Character on Gh! I wasnt` sure at first but Now I am excited!! Michael and the New Girl! Hopefully they will Show Star and Hope and Cole on OLTL!!

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  40. virgomama says:

    I think Kirsten will come back as Lauren Frank – the long lost heir of the quartermaines

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  41. JJ says:

    Would love to see her back on OLTL but not interested on GH at all. Until she comes back to OLTL I won’t even follow her tweets!! LOL

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  42. calie says:

    Wished she would stay at OLTL…I have not enjoyed her on GH and feel she doesn’t have the depth as an actress to take on a the new GH character..hope I am wrong.

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  43. alesha o l says:

    SNARKY..to the Shark Tank you go..wow..she is a very talented young actress, a lot better than some I won’t name..Go KA..btw Chad & his ex got an annulment, which is different..

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  44. Anna says:

    Sorry but I dont like star being on the show as someone else its to confusing and as Morgans girlfriend? Fire the person who thought up that plan.

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  45. Darlene says:

    She is not a god actress. I never understood her appeal. Her and Chad should take acting lessons. She broke up his marriage so she is no sweetheart.

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    jimh replied

    True or not, K.A. is not the total blame for Chads marriage break up…he is to blame too!

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    Linda P replied

    What?? I didn’t know he had been married? Color me uninformed. Seemed so young. I know I know.

    kim replied

    Just because theyre together doesnt mean she is the reason his marriage failed.

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    Linda P replied

    I agree. To make an assumption like that without all the facts is…I don’t know what.

  46. cjb says:

    I have loved Kirsten since she first aired on OLTL. My favorite memory is when she offered Todd a wad money. I miss her on OLTL but I wish her much success in whatever she does. She is an amazing actress!

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  47. Geri says:

    Now that we know that OLTL and AMC are only going to do two new episodes a week, I think it would be in her best interest to stay with GH now and be able to work more consistently. And as she states, her family has moved to California and seem to be fairly settled in. I absolutely loved Starr and Kristen has done a stand up job for years. So she went through her Tweens and teens and had all the faults the rest of us did during those years. As she matured, so did her character. Lighten up, some of you. She is a good younger actress and will be just fine as Kiki or Lauren on GH. I’m for letting her start anew as a brand new character. Besides, SoCal – New York? Please, it’s a no brainier!

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  48. Linda says:

    Kristen and Chad are both keepers, very good together. I for one am hoping the best for the both of them. I even don’t mind watching Kristen with “new Morgan”, and she is sooooooo annoying as Kiki because I know they are both together in real life.

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  49. Milly says:

    First let me say I have seen and love the character Star since she collected snakes and the such. Kristen has played that character superbly. It was great to have that character along with Todd and Michael join the cast of GH. I, however, do have a problem when the same person comes back, to the soap they left, as a different character. For some reason it makes me feel that the big wigs seem to think that viewers won’t recognize that fact, and secondly it saddens me to think that the “soap actors” are dwindling and they must recycle the same actors to play different parts on one show. Can we bring back Star as Star, etc. and hire new actors?? Just wondering. With all that said, this is absolutely not a negative blog. Just curious as to the thought behind it all!

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    Janie replied

    Its my understanding they had to come back as new characters as PP owned the characters of John McBain, Todd Manning and Star Manning. When, in their infinite wisdom…NOT…..abc sold the rights of OLTL to PP they also let them have those particular characters. Then after OLTL was cancelled, ABC then hired those actors and characters for GH. ABC was so hell-bent on getting rid of AMC and OLTL they really were not paying attention to what they were doing so they ended up screwing themselves and the viewers.

    I would have loved for them to return as Starr M, Todd M and John McBain. Those characters I really liked. Now…not so much. I hate they cast RH as that freak Franco, KA as that obnoxious, overbearing, immature Kiki. Wish someone would slap her. Also, can’t stand the new Morgan. For heaven sakes he looks older than Michael……GH definitely has a casting problem. Not having a problem with ME recast.

    Ok, that’s all the rant I have time for today. I am sure some will agree with me and some will not. Don’t blame the actors for any of this….they needs jobs just like the rest of us do. I do however blame ABC.

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    Rita replied

    100% agree that Morgan looks older than Micheal, but, he seems to do an okay job as a free spirited, slightly defiant Morgan with Mike’s gambling problem. I also hate RH recast as Franco. It is not believable that his character would change and become a good person. Sickness does not go away that quickly or well. So sorry for OLTL being cancelled, but please stop bringing all those characters to GH. If I wanted to watch OLTL, I would have. They do not fit on GH and the terrific story lines GH used to have. McBain, Todd, Starr, please go back home to OLTL. And please keep Tea out there as well. She’s awful.

  50. Heather says:

    I have really enjoyed watching KA grow up on OLTL and loved her character. Thought she did a very good job for such a young actress. KA has done nothing but blossom into a fantastic young actess. I thought she and “Michael” were very cute together off screen. I bet they are fantastic off screen together. Wishing you all the best KA whatever the future holds for you.

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  51. Rita says:

    Sorry, to those who like her, but this girl is one of the worst actresses on daytime. IDGI. When I first saw her, I thought it was her first acting job and hoped she would not stay on GH. Unfortunately, that was not the case. It is not personal or hateful, I just don’t think she is very convincing. Everything is forced with little or no appeal.

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  52. Linda P says:

    I can’t imagine how Kristin is doing it all! She’s great whatever character she plays! Yeah, what IS Star doing? I imagine that will be answered at some point and it better be good, lol! She and Michael were so into each other that at some point she will have to tell Michael the reason. This happens all the time in soaps. And FRANCO!!!!! That is the hardest pill to swallow. I love Roger, really. I know an actor has to put his spin on a character. We see him on OLTL and GH at the same Time LOL! If they had to bring Franco back I actually can’t think of anyone else besides Roger who’d come close. He plays “I don’t care I just shot someone” very well. Justification. But Franco didn’t make us love him like Todd did. He’s not a lovable character and shouldn’t be. I didn’t like the way they madeTodd happy he shot his brother. Was he practicing for Franco? I don’t see Todd as a cold blooded killer. Laughing all the way to the showing. Anyway thanks for listening. – Linda

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  53. Terry513 says:

    Will Jason ever come back to General Hospital?

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