General Hospital’s Lindsey Morgan Recounts Screen Testing With Maurice Benard and Nancy Lee Grahn

We Love Soaps caught up with General Hospital newcomer Lindsey Morgan and chatted about her taking over the role of mob princess Kristina Davis.

WE LOVE SOAPS TV: In landing the role of Kristina, you're set up to have lots of scenes with icons like Maurice Benard, Nancy Lee Grahn and Kelly Monaco. What has the chemistry been like? How are you hitting it off with Maurice, that big teddy bear?

Lindsey Morgan: He actually did a screen test, which apparently hadn't been done in like, 20 years, so that was interesting. They actually brought in Maurice and Nancy Lee Grahn to do the test with us, to be in the scene. They filmed on the set, everyone was in the control room, it was up on all the monitors–so it was very interesting.

That was the first time I met Maurice. I had a wardrobe malfunction, so I didn't have a chance to meet him prior. And of course, I went last, and I didn't know what to expect. I had seen his work before and I was kind of shaking in my boots! [Laughter]

But then, I was also exhilarated. And when we were doing the scene, he improvised–he went off of the script and yelled at me. Like, I felt I almost peed my pants or something. [Laughter] It was so intense.

But then, the moment it was done, and they said, "Cut!" he came over and gave me a giant hug, and told me I had cojones!


Read the entire interview at We Love Soaps.

11 Responses

  1. Profile photo of josser

    Brava! She’s a keeper! One of the strongest young actors to join GH in ages. I’m very impressed. Her predecessor was an incredible young actress. I’m happy that GH has found such a great actress to be the new Kristina. It’s a very different take on the character.

    Does anyone know if Lindsey is Latina and/or part black?

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    I like Lindsey in the role as well; the only problem I have is that vocally, she can sometimes sound a bit flat; but she is a descent actress so far.
    @josstheguy She is Irish and Latina!!!!

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    I have to say that I like her too so far! I laughed pretty hard the way she mugged the reality camera when she said that her dad almost blew her up.

  4. Profile photo of ACMallet

    I really liked the old (or should that be “younger”) Kristina, but I’m going to give this new cast addition a chance. After all, it’s not HER fault TPTB decided to recast.

    Way too soon to make a judgment on her, but she seems quite promising, don’t ya think?

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    [quote]But then, the moment it was done, and they said, "Cut!" he came over and gave me a giant hug, and told me I had cojones![/quote] “Then he told me what a smokin’ hot ass I have. He’s such a pro…”

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    She’s very up and down, acting-wise and it’s like one second she will be giving a decent performance and the next, she is robotic and flat. I am hoping that she get better because I have no desire to watch her learn how to act onscreen, no matter how “cute” she is.

    Mark Teschner used to be the KING of kick-ass casting choices. I wonder what happened……….

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