SHOCKER: Lexi Ainsworth DONE at General Hospital?!






We'd hoped it was just a ridiculous rumor, but apparently it's true. One of the best young actresses in soaps is reportedly out of a day job. Daytime Emmy nominee Lexi Ainsworth tweeted tonight that she has filmed her last episode as General Hospital's Kristina Corinthos.

Sorry it seems that I wasn't responding I was asked by Jill and again by Mitch the publicist not to say anything but since it appears to be officially out there I will confirm I shot my last episode at GH yesterday. It's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I wouldn't trade one second of it even the not so great parts for all that I've learned to prepare me for the next phase of my career. Want to THANK each one of you from the bottom of my heart! Soap fans are the best and I'm so glad to have been part of it's legacy.

Well this news really blows. Ainsworth is hands down the best actress in her age range in daytime and could have truly served GH well as it attempts to fight for survival. Ugh, ugh, ugh! On a positive note, Ainsworth went on to tweet she's booked a movie role opposite soap alums Eric Roberts and Vivica A. Fox. The flick is called So This Is Christmas and Roberts and Fox will portray her dad and stepmom respectively. Good luck to the uber talented Ainsworth in her future endeavors.Talent always rises.


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I wonder what could've happened on the set that made her want to quit??

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If Kristen Alderson Doesnt stay on with OLTL, I say they approach Lexi to play Starr

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Lexi didnt Quit, Gh fired her. They want a sexier Kristina. GH is STUPID

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Apparently she was let go due to her looking so young compared to the potential love interest for her on gh, i.e Brandon Barash and Nathan Parsons...there's a rumor floating around that they were going for a Johnny and Kristina pairing but BB was extremely against this idea of being paired with someone so young, again this is just speculation and rumor so I'm not sure if there's any truth to this BB story circulating. I do wish the best for Lexi, she is uber talented and I see this as a huge loss to general hospital who I have a strong feeling I'll be watching on Prospect Park's online channel come next year Sad :( I feel how I felt when I first heard Becky was being let go

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I read they fired her too... WTF??? They want a "sexier" Kristina??? GH is run by morons. I mean, I always knew it, but this further proves it! I'm starting to hate this show, and I'm starting to hate my own screename. Stare

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I love Lexi and agree she is one of the most talented actresses in daytime. The decisions that are made at GH are not done with any sense and are sometimes just outright foolish. I was so looking to forward to the Ethan and Kristina pairing with LEXI in the role. I posted to Lexi's FB that I wish her the best. I am sure she will rise above and I hope to see her shine elsewhere from GH's toxic environment. From what I am hearing the role will be a recast.

I have no desire to return to watching GH anytime soon, not even for my Jasam. Basically just cancel the show and be done with it! I will enjoy watching old GH episodes, while they are still being aired on Soapnet.

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So they want to SORAS Kristina so that she can do love scenes and sex in a hospital shower stall?

Even worse than when OLTL SORASED Jack and threw out Drew Garrett because he was too short young looking and slim to protect a hooker who looks like Taylor Dayne with ten feet of hair.

Blasphemy!

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The show fired her to SORAS the character into a sex pot. Frons & JFP are such sexist idiots! Ainsworth was a great young actress who brought much to the roll. Instead of rewarding her talent, Phelps & Frons fall back into their pathetic need to see women treated as sex objects.

Really, what the hell is wrong with having a young ingenue who reflects the reality of young people? Do we always have to sexy young things?

Ainsworth projected intelligence, angst, confusion, anger, beauty, and the real struggle of Kristina Davis-Corinthos.

I wish her best wishes in her future career.

It's decisions like this (and the aborted firing of Rebecca Herbst) that shows how out of sync GH's leaders are with the audience. These idiots just can't seem to stay on track. They always fall back into their boneheaded moves.

Every time we think GH is improving, the TiiC pull a boneheaded move.

Seriously, compare GH to OLTL. Look at the teen girls and young women on canvas: Dani, Destiny, and Starr. None is a sexpot. They're all smart, talented, and pretty in different ways. They aren't cookie cutter characters.

This is why OLTL is better than GH.

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Yeah that's what I read, too. They want Kristina to look more "grown up" and do love scenes. Idiots, I hope this move backfires on them.

Though Kristina did some questionable things, I loved Lexi, and she should've won that Emmy. Wish nothing but the best.

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Kristen Alderson looks young, why on earth would they recast Kristina with her? *smh*

I completely disagree she was one of the best young actresses, she was so so most of the time

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Incredibly lame. Oh well, she's so talented she'll land on her feet anyhow.

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This news is sad. Lexi Ainsworth is already leaving daytime without a much-deserved 2011 Daytime Emmy but if its true that she was let go, I say cancel GH now for yet another poor decision. Shame on GH for choosing to do exactly what the viewing audience does not wish. I have already tuned out because the show is terrible and here's further reason to not tune back in. And if it's true that Kristina is to be recast to be a "viable" love interest, why not cast an age appropriate love interest opposite her? Kristina is essential to the canvas whereas Johnny and Ethan are not. There is no teenaged romance on this show when thats a story to be mined for years. Over on OLTL, Starr has been beating those boys back with a stick and got a kid to prove it! Okay, not the best example. Anyway, it will be hard work to recast for Lexi's strong talent. Again, just sad news. Well, at least DAYS and OLTL are pretty good these days.

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Well there goes my 14 years of viewership. I am done. When they killed Georgie, I left. I stopped. But when they brought on Lexi as Kristina and got the Davis crew together, I was hooked. Finally a family dynamic on the show. They all had chemistry together. Then Nathan had scenes with Lexi and Ethina was born. I was hooked. Lexi was one of the bright spots on the show. Her and Nathans chemistry together is beautiful to see and now she's fired. I think it's a disgrace. This whole notion that she doesn't look her age is sick. I think ita refreshing to see a girl look as they are. Not everyone looks older than they are.

Instead we get Michael and Abby who btw looks young, as a couple. This is hypocritical to Ethina. Her and Nathan are only 3 years apart. Luke and Laura, Brenda and Sonny, Jt and Colleen. All couples with younger women. I am disgusted by this news. Lexi deserves better. Had the opportunity to save Becky but not her? Screw you Gh. I've stuck by you through the Guza years. But this is the last straw. Frons, Phelps, you win. All Hail Katie Couric. Ya dun goofed GH. I'm moving back to Days.

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i hope she blows up in primetime, on a CW show like Gossip Girl, 90210, or Vampire Diaries.

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Why couldn't they just bring in a couple of young guys closer to Lexi's age? I'd have preferred that for Kristina anyway. They could bring on Tommy Hardy and make him 21 (which is younger than he should be but hey, whatever works). Or bring another Quartermaine. Someone mentioned Jimmy Lee Holt on another discussion here recently. Let him have a son that comes to town. Imagine Sonny's face at the thought of his little girl with a Quartermaine.

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I've really enjoyed Lexie in the roll of big sister, teenage girlfriend, Michael's younger sister. But watching her coming onto Ethan or Johnny leaves me feeling like I just watched kiddie porn. I'll miss her, though. Hopefully the recast will be as successful as the Michael recast was.

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I don't think we've heard the last of her. My feeling is that she'll be big. This girl was/is just a fantastic actress.

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The_Moustache wrote:
cannot believe Brandon Barash! YOU'RE JUST ACTING! IT'S ALL PRETEND YOU DUMMY!!

Brandon Barash denied it "you Dummy"!!!! As he said, last time he checked the romance was between Etahn and Kristina and the build up was for Ethan and Kristina. There has never been anything in the past year of GH showing that either Guza or Wolf would want a Johnny/Kristina storyline considering the backlash of the Johnny/Kristina fake romance 18 months ago and how it was called "sick" by most of the viewers to even suggest there could be something... Especially when Johnny was sleeping with a cougar at the time!

I thought that actor trashing was forbidden on this website. Apparently not...

BTW, I also thought that LA looked too young for Ethan. Never liked that pairing either and I was not alone. LA is a very talented actress but they should have gotten her someone who looked her age like the guy who played her abusive boyfriend (don't remember his name).

The version that I am hearing more is that room had to be made for Kristen Alderson once OLTL is wrapped and that she will be the new Kristina and her brother will be a SORASed Morgan.

But I guess it is easier to blame BB or NP... As if they could have alone the power to say yes or no to a pairing when MB didn't even have that power regarding Skate recently!!! Ridiculous...

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This "handing out the pink slip" is incredibly shortsighted and foolish. She is talented and beautiful. Good for her that she has already booked a film. She'll be one to "come up smiling" and TPTB will rue the day they let her slip away. But really, with these people in charge we shouldn't be surprised. I don't envy whoever comes on to take over her role. She may be running into a boatload of resentment (at least at the fans' end of things.)... Innocent

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I don't get why having a baby face is bad now days. Lucky, Robin, AT's Emily, and Liz all have baby faces, they don't look their age but we know how old they are because we've watched the show for years. Maybe just maybe Kristina shouldn't be in love stories with the likes of Johnny or Ethan BECAUSE they are older than her seriously Johnny was with Lulu! Bring in a younger guy for Kristina don't recast the best younger actress you have especially because she doesn't fit with Ethan or Johnny. I don't even like the actor that plays Ethan although he's gotten much better.

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I just posted in the Ratings blog that I was thinking of taking GH off of my DVR until something makes me want to watch again. Well it just came off the DVR. Lexi is an AMAZING talent. The fact that they are going to hire an actress just for sex scenes is kind of disgusting and anyone who accepts that role must not have any pride. I don't see the big deal with the sex scenes anyway. She may look young, but she isn't and who really has a serious sex scene on GH? Just Lante. It will be kissing, then talking under the covers. She couldn't do that with BB or Nathan Parsons? STUPID! I really hate this show.

Come to DAYS. How about Rick Hearst comes back as Scotty Banning with a daughter (Lexi). It will save Rick Hearst the nightmare of returning to GH. I'm all about it and it expands the Hortons. Something that was promised and hasn't happened. Wishful Casting! I actually hope she gets some big primetime gig, but DAYS would be the next best thing.

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Is there really any point now in getting excited about the upcoming Kristina/Ethan scenes. The spoilers made it sound like the writers were "going there" with them. After all the slow (yet fantastic) build up, this is just disappointing.

Plus, with all the crap stories that are on the screen, watching a nu-Krissy hooking up with Ethan will just be one more thing to fast-forward through. Fast-forward? Who am I kidding?!? All I do is read the episode description and promptly delete it from my PVR.

I'll probably still follow the goings-on in Port Charles (mainly from the blogs, soap mags, and the occassion youtube clip), but there really isn't anything worth holding my attention anymore. What a shame.

That being said, I reserve the right to change my mind should nu-Krissy be any good. I'm relying on YOU Daytime Confidential to give me the truth. Smile

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edenpark wrote:
The version that I am hearing more is that room had to be made for Kristen Alderson once OLTL is wrapped and that she will be the new Kristina and her brother will be a SORASed Morgan.

edenpark - I hope you're wrong! Kristen Alderson doesn't even look remotely like NLG/Alexis, MB/Sonny, KeMo/Sam or AP/Molly. There's no way a blonde blue-eyed actress will ever look like a member of that family!!!

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I know where the Brandon Barash rumor originated from and it's absolutely not true. I posted on an Ethan & Kristina message board that I spoke to him at Soap Cruise last January and I talked to him about the Johnny fake dating Kristina storyline that had gone on in June of last year. He simply said that Johnny didn't see Kristina as a romantic prospect because Kristina was too young. He simply stated his personal view of things and he very well could have talked his perception of the storyline at the time. Everyone who has personally met Brandon knows that he's a very warm and accommodating person and more than that, he just doesn't have the pull to have Lexi fired, no actor does.

This is all Jill Farren Phelps' doing and what her perception of teenage girls is for daytime TV. If it were up to her, all teenagers would be played by 30 something Barbie dolls.

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This is like back in the 90's when Lucky and Liz were getting together...there would be build up, build up and then more build up and right when they get together you would see a "Greg Vaughn will now be playing the role of Lucky Spencer" and suddenly nobody's invested in the couple anymore.

TPTB at GH are morons!

(yes I know that Greg didn't take over the role of Lucky until after other recast...I was just trying to make a point)

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Sassysdream, personally I can't stand Kristina even if LA is a great actress (and deserved the Emmy she was robbed of).
I'd rather they don't recast her. Send her to Yale for a few years and then bring up back once she will have stopped behaving like a brat.... Only liked her in her scenes with NLG.

We'll see about KA... But Frons loves her so I really wouldn't be surprised... And she had done "hot scenes" with Cole and James... So they won't see any problem throwing her into Ethan's bed...

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I blame the writing staff. All you needed to do was give Nathan Parsons a haircut and have him look his real age. Heck okay, say you didnt want to do Ethina right now, write her a new boyfriend for the time being and then get back to Ethina. But no, they toyed with us for months with the Ethina build up and bam, the oust her. This is pathetic. Somehow its acceptable for a younger man to date a older man (IE- Mabby) but a young(ish) looking girl can't date a presumably older man? Come off of it.

The first thing GH did wrong was making him Luke's son and having him be older than Lulu. Should have dropped that crap and make him a Scorpio and be his REAL age on the show, WHICH IS ONLY 23. Lexi will be 19 Oct 28th. What is so wrong? Where were all these haters when JT and Colleen were together? or Luke and Laura? Robin and Stone? Brenda and Sonny? Like give me a break.

For once, we have a young girl who doesn't look the a ho, who dresses her age. Newsflash, not everyone looks older than what they are. It was refreshing to see a young girl look normal.

This move is terrible. They should be ashamed. First she was ROBBED of her Emmy and now she's robbed of playing this role and moving forward with Ethina or any other storyline for that matter.

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GH is done anyways next year.

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Personally, I'm not too broken up about it. Never liked the character. However, Lexi is a great young actress and if they fired her simply to recast a "sexier" (and I'm guessing less talented) actress I will be pissed!!

It's becoming blatantly clear that Garin doesn't have a plan, and that nobody is trying to "save" GH. It's time to face the facts, guys. GH is on life support.

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It just flatlined.

Its become apparent to me that either GH has gotten incredibly worse since Guza left (after Garin's initial week of crowd pleasing scenes) OR I never really liked it anyway and just watched out of habit because of watching AMC and OLTL.