‘General Hospital’: Would Kristen Alderson Return as Starr Manning or Kiki Jerome

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kristen Alderson and Maura West as Kiki Jerome and Ava Jerome on

Kristen Alderson is daytime cleaning soap opera royalty. She is among the few actresses to painting a personality from childhood to maturity. Has Alderson ever said that she would return to considered one of her cleaning soap operas, General Hospital?

Kristen Alderson and Maura West as Kiki Jerome and Ava Jerome on 'General Hospital' in 2013
Kristen Alderson and Maura West as Kiki Jerome and Ava Jerome on ‘General Hospital’ in 2013 | Ron Tom/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

Kristen Alderson performed two roles on ‘General Hospital’

Alderson has not performed one, however two roles on General Hospital. The actress’s declare to fame is her function as Starr Manning on One Life to Live. She portrayed Manning from many consecutive years on the present from 1998 to 2012. After One Life to Live ended, she then went on to reprise the function on General Hospital starting later that yr together with a number of different characters, together with Starr’s on-screen father, Todd Manning (Roger Howarth).

However, when Prospect Park acquired the rights to All My Children and One Life to Live, with the intention to keep away from authorized disputes, the previous actors’ General Hospital characters couldn’t “in no way resemble the current ones.” Therefore, Alderson and the remainder of the actors left the present as these characters and returned as new ones. Alderson was reintroduced as Lauren Frank, aka Kiki Jerome, in 2013.

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The character was as soon as regarded as the daughter of Franco (James Franco, later Roger Howarth). When the character’s mom Ava Jerome (Maura West) was launched, it was revealed she was the precise daughter of Silas Clay (considered one of One Life to Live alumnus Michael Easton’s characters).

Alderson portrayed the function up till 2015. She left the present then, and Hayley Erin was recast within the function. She portrayed the character from 2015-2019, up till when Kiki was killed off.

What Kristen Alderson thinks of a return

In a 2018 interview with ABC Soaps in Depth, Alderson spoke about if she would come again to the present as Starr.

At the time, Erin was nonetheless portraying Kiki, which meant the one manner Alderson would come again would have been as Starr.

She stated, “It would be wonderful to have Starr come back. Especially because the relationship with Michael [didn’t play out]. She just broke up with him over the phone, so that would be kind of interesting!”

Now that Erin’s Jerome is seemingly useless (however we all know nobody ever actually dies on cleaning soap operas) possibly Alderson might come again because the character as a substitute? Anything might occur!

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.

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