This weekend, General Hospital fans learned some shocking casting news regarding one of our favorites. Long time soap star Kristen Alderson has left General Hospital. Kristen played the role of Starr Manning on ABC’s now canceled One Life to Live since she was 6 years old. After the show got the ax, Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth (ex-Todd Manning OLTL, Franco GH), and Michael Easton, (ex-John McBain OLTL, Silas Clay GH) joined the cast of General Hospital. Their origianl OLTL characters moved from Llanview to Port Charles and were building a life for themselves in their new city. However, a legal dispute between Prospect Park and ABC forced the execs at GH to chance the names of their characters.
Kristen Alderson has been on GH as Kiki Jerome since 2013. Over the weekend, social media has gone wild with the news that Alderson is ending her run on General Hospital. Kiki and Michael Corinthos recently broke up on the show, but in real life, Anderson and Chad Duell are still very much a couple.
Last night, Kristen sent out a tweet to her fans with a semi-cryptic message regarding this story. She wants her fans to know that she will explain the entire situation as soon as she is able to make a video for her announcement. Alderson expressed that simply tweeting they hows and whys just wasn’t enough, and that she would like to take more time to explain things to her fans. Check out the tweet below.
Sending out A TON TON TON of LOVE. Posting a video very very soon to explain everything. A tweet is way too small to show my appreciation.❤️
— Kristen Alderson (@krisalderson) January 12, 2015
Let us know what you think about Alderson’s departure on General Hospital. Will you miss the actress? The character? Should Kiki Jerome be recast?