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“Why I Left General Hospital” Kristen Alderson’s Video Explanation to Fans

Last weekend, it came as a shock to us all that actress Kristen Alderson would be leaving her role as Kiki Jerome on General Hospital. Alderson has been with the ABC network since she was 6 years old, working on the now canceled daytime drama, One Life to Live.
In a report last week, General Hospital Blog relayed Kristen’s message to fans that she would be making a goodbye video, explaining the reasons behind her departure. In the mean time, real life boyfriend Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) sent out a tweet to Soap Opera Digest, informing the magazine, and fans, that this was entirely Kristen’s decision. The actress had not been let go from GH, but rather she decided to take her life into a new direction.
In her goodbye message, Alderson explains to fans that she has been with ABC soaps since she was 6 years old, she is now 23, and is ready to challenge herself in her career.
Check out her thoughtful, heartfelt video to her fans.
Here are some direct quotes from Kristen, be sure to check out the full goodbye video message below!
“It’s not because of the cast and crew, I can tell you that.”
“A spur of the moment kind of epiphany.”
“I never challenged myself to do other things.”
“I’m prepared for the worst, I’m prepared for any failures.”
“I love you guys so much. I always cared about you.”

Kristen Alderson Tweets Why She Left General Hospital

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.

 


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?

What’s REALLY Going on With Kiki and Michael?

After the exit of fan favorite Starr Manning, Kristen Alderson took on the role of Kiki Jerome. Her love interest is Morgan Corinthos which is a bit ironic since when she played Starr, she and Michael were a hot item. Fans nicknamed the popular duo MiStarr. Now, her role as the multi faceted Kiki is causing a buzz with the fan bases. Those who were die hard Starr fans still miss their sweet girl tremendously. Those open to change are embracing Kiki’s new attitude. One thing remains constant is that fans are still head over heals for Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson’s chemistry. Whether Alderson is Starr or Kiki, it’s obvious that fans want the actress paired with her real life sweetheart, Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos). There is just one thing… most people don’t take too well to “Kissing Cousins.”

Kiki, although dating Michael’s brother Morgan, cannot keep her mind off of Michael. There is intense chemistry. Call it forbidden fruit, or call it fantastic acting, the two really do seem to be able to steam up a scene just by thinking of one another.

Franco is back and we have been led to believe that Kiki is his long lost daughter Lauren, (Lauren Katherine Jerome). Which ultimately means that since Franco and Jason are twins, Kiki and Michael would be first cousins. We also know that the Jerome family was a mob family in Port Charles back in the day. Ava, Kiki’s mom, comes off as a very sleek, sly, and manipulative woman. There are a lot of “what ifs” in this story. What if Heather Webber lied and Jason and Franco were never twins? What if the sneaky and manipulative Ava is lying about something? That being said, it wouldn’t be too far fetched to believe that Kiki isn’t Franco’s daughter at all. If that is the case, then eventually, when Michael and Kiki find out they are not really related, although Morgan is still in the middle, they would be able to be together.

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The Return of the OLTL Trio to GH!

It’s almost that time everyone! On May 10th, 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominee, Kristen Alderson, along with Roger Howarth, and Michael Easton will return to General Hospital under new identities. Are you excited to see how the writers are going to rise to this challenge? I am happy to see these three back on GH and look forward to watching their stories unfold.