Report: Kirsten Storms in Talks to Reprise General Hospital's Maxie Jones!






Is one of the most popular young adult actresses in soaps about to make a comeback? According to Soap Opera Digest, Kirsten Storms is in talks to return to General Hospital as Maxie Jones!

Storms portayed Frisco and Felicia's spunky, fashionista daughter from 2005-11, when she was reportedly sidelined by illness. Jen Lilley has been subbing in the role for some time. 


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doodleynoodle's picture
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Great news! 1) I'm glad she's feeling better 2) I've missed her! 3) I think Maxie's story will be told with a balance of drama and humor instead of campy crazy . Innocent

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I'm fine with the one we have now. Actually, I'd like it best if Maxie left PC and took Spinelli with her.

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Hopefully they write her less annoying. They had Maxie acting a fool long before JL. Look forward to her.

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It's about time!!! I'm happy that Kirsten Storms is ready to work again. I hope it works out this time. I miss her as Maxie.

Jen Lilley does a decent job but she just ain't Maxie Jones to me.

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I was just asking about her. Glad to know she is ok. I liked Jen and wish her the best. But Im really happy to hear Kirsten is ok. Hope its all true.

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I like JL as an actress and believe she's done a credible job. I think her best work was with BW's Papa Z. I would have to say she's been in a difficult place trying to balance what she knows about or has seen of KS's portrayal of Maxie and where she herself would want to take the character. Then there's FV and RC who, from what I've observed, don't "know" KS in the role. And, in some ways, don't "know" Maxie. (Or do they? But that's me.) Being honest, I'd love to see KS come back, but only if she's healthy. Nothing is worse than knowing someone is sick and you can't do anything about it... Innocent

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I think JL is talented and maybe in a few months they can recast her as something else. But I love KS- I even miss your hair so much. She add's a lightness I enjoy but I hope they write her better. I am tired of them never keeping changes growth in characters. Have the same issues with NuKrissy and Carly.. So Yeah KS is coming back!!!

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I've accepted Jen Lilley totally, but I'd love if Kirsten and Jason Cook went back to Days as the one and only Belle & Shawn.

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I'm already used to Jen Lilley. Jen Lilley is ON CONTRACT. Will tasteless ABC fire another perfectly good actress just because the original actress wants a job again?

I hope these talks fall through, no disrespect to KS, but Jen Lilley has been doing fine in the role.

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I like Jen Lilley, she is doing a great job. Nothing surprises me with ABC, that would be terrible to fire Jen Lilley.

I wish nothing but the best for KS, but keep Jen in the role.

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Yeah, I definitely don't want any the "real" Maxie is back ad campaigns! That sucks!

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When did Jen Lilley stop "subbing" for Kirsten Storms? Even if she is under contract it would make sense that if Kirsten was sidelined because of illness there might be a clause in her contract stating that if KS is able to come back, JL is out of a job. I'm sure she knew exactly what was getting herself into. That short little subbing stint turned into over a year of steady employment. I'm sure she's thankful for the opportunity.

She's a talented girl. I hope she finds something else very soon.

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Glad to hear Kristen Storms is feeling better. [Ducking] I actually prefer Jen Lilley in the role of Maxie Jones and would like her to remain. Overall, I'd prefer it if Maxie was written with growth and maturity no matter who played the character.

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It's never been said that Jen Lilley is locked in the role. Even after talks with Storms fall through in February it was reported that would stay on for the foreseeable future. But I never heard that she was put on contract or that she became recast instead of a temporarily replacement. As I understand it ABC always planed to bring Storms back.

It should also be noticed that Storms didn't leave the role. She was sick! And she should be still under contract at "GH".

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BEST NEWS EVER! Don't get me wrong JL is talented, but the she made Maxie less likable, with KS, you could root for her and there was a sense of vulnerability, I can't wait for KS to come back to gh!

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Love KS! Hope she's coming back. I used to like the character of Maxie a lot, but haven't been able to care much about her since JL took over the role.

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Anyone ever notice that GH recasts popular females and then makes their characters crazy or reprehensible, and then they toss these actresses out and replace them and suddenly the characters are likable again. Jennifer Bransford's Carly comes to mind.

JB was good enough to play "Psycho Carly" but then they bounced her and hired Laura Wright to play "normal Carly". Jen Lilley is good enough to play murderess Maxie, and take all fans' hate for not being Storms, but not good to keep in the role once KS comes crying back for her job. If I was Kelly Sullivan, I would be worried when Kate/Connie gets well, the show would probably get Megan Ward back to play "REAL KATE" and KS would be out of work.

ABC- Classy as ever! It's not like it will help, GH is done for, we know it doesn't have long to go, so why do this ish now?

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I'm dissapointed, I was hoping Kristen Storms would be coming back to Days along with Jason Cook. Well hopefully we will at least get Shawn-D back.

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While I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Storms, I'm firmly in the Jen Lilley camp at this point. Glad if Storms comes back; won't cry any tears if she doesn't.

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Its about time!

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@angrierblakman: As GH is not long for the air, I think it makes sense to go with a popular actress like Storms over a newcomer. I prefer JL in the role but I'm in the minority on this.

As far as Jennifer Bransford's stint as Carly, it never worked from both the writing AND acting standpoint. I think Jen Lilley's acting rises above the writing of the character whereas Jennifer Bransford never managed to work.

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Oh happy day!! This is the best news ever! No disrespect to JL, but she is NOT Maxie.

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angrierblackerman wrote:
I'm already used to Jen Lilley. Jen Lilley is ON CONTRACT. Will tasteless ABC fire another perfectly good actress just because the original actress wants a job again?

I hope these talks fall through, no disrespect to KS, but Jen Lilley has been doing fine in the role.

I must have missed the announcement that JL was on contract, just like I missed the announcement that KS was off contract. KS wasn't fired, she was out for medical reasons, so unless something else happened (which is entirely possible)...KS is still on contract and still employed by ABC. JL has been doing a sufficient job, but since this was triggered by illness rather than a standard firing, there should be some nuance in how this is approached.

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IMO, KS plays Maxie with layers to her character. She might be acting the total selfish witch, but she plays her so that you can see a little of the little girl lost underneath all the selfish witchy ego stuff. JL is a good actress and she's done a fine job, but she doesn't make me feel for Maxie in the slightest.

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The only way I can see that they wouldn't let KS back is if her contract expired while she was on medical leave. If that were the case, ABC would have multiple options on where to go and how to proceed. For JL, it's only been stated that she's staying with GH...nothing ever explicitly stated a contract or a time period.

I think if KS' contract expired, they would probably keep JL, for budgetary reasons (and also the fact that she plays the role amazingly).

Dont get me wrong, I've been a huge fan of KS since the first Zenon movie. Loved her as Belle. Loved her as Maxie. But I feel that since JL has been in the role, she's evolved the character and made her into her own, and I still love Maxie.

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Best. News. Ever! I really hopes this pans out and KS comes back.

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I hope everything falls into place for this to happen! Not a big fan of JL. KS has always been Maxie to me and plays her with her multiple layers.

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I may want KS back but do it with some class. As Angrier said,no count down clock please. I want KS seeing as how they are about to throw Maxie right at Patrick's feet.

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KS doesn't do layers, she plays Maxie like she played Belle on Days, one and the same.

JL is the one who gives Maxie layers and has made her likeable since RR was in the role. She brings warmth and depth to her as well.

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BEST NEWS EVER!!!!! Party Party Party

I miss KS's version of Maxie!!! She gave Maxie layers and vulnerability, history and a sweet sassiness!!! She had chemistry with almost everyone and she didn't whine!!! And even though she made selfish choices, you could understand why she did them and still root for her!!!

Jen Lilly is a horrible actress, she has had chemistry with no one and her high-pitched whinny voice makes my ears bleed!!! She plays Maxie as a one note comic book character and her acting choices have done nothing but make me hate and detest Maxie and wish that I owned ear plugs!!! I wish her well in her career but I am thrilled that she will hopefully be off of my screen very soon!!!!!