Kristen Alderson is among the bright young stars that grace the General Hospital audience with their presence; bringing fresh, young, exciting, and fun drama to our television. Alderson, alongside with Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) and Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos) have set the stage for their generation of Port Charles residents. Newcomer, Rosalie Martinez (Linda Elena Tovar), seems to fit right into her scenes with her peers and co-stars, Alderson, Craig, and Duell.
In a recent interview with Soap Opera Network, Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome) explained her thoughts on her new(er) daytime role as Kiki in comparison to her long time iconic role of Starr Manning on ABC’s One Life to Live. She describes Kiki as having a little bit of Starr mixed with new personality traits of a rougher, tougher young woman, Kiki Jerome. Kiki also has a connection with the man she once thought was her father, Franco, played by her former OLTL TV dad, Roger Howarth. The two actors have an extreme dynamic when they are in scenes together, and perhaps that is another reason why Kiki is a little bit like Starr. Alderson and Howarth still have an on screen connection even outside of OLTL. She says, “Just because they all grew up watching me as Starr, which is great; that’s what makes the characters connect to me. So if that’s the way it works, that’s the way it works. And now I feel like there’s still enough Kiki from the beginning, but there’s also a little bit of Starr. It’s a little mix, and I’m proud of Ron, that he’s been able to do that, and grateful, because that’s why the audience is still liking me.”
Kristen Alderson explains that she thinks Kiki is headed into a new direction, showing more independence from her on screen boyfriend, Michael Corinthos , who is portrayed by her real life boyfriend, Chad Duell. Kiki is keeping a few secrets regarding residents of Port Charles. Soap Opera Network reports that these secrets will take Kiki into a more centralized direction as her character may be the center of multiple story lines.
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