It's Official: Molly Burnett Steps in For Kirsten Storms at General Hospital

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Molly Burnett, Kirsten Storms

Molly Burnett, Kirsten Storms

This morning I told y'all I was hearing Kirsten Storms was the next General Hospital actor in need of an emergency recast, now comes the confirmation. Former Days of Our Lives actress Molly Burnett will be playing the role of Maxie Jones while Storms is on leave from the soap.  

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This switcheroo couldn't come at a worse time for the ABC Daytime soap. One Life to Live grad Bree Williamson has been tapped to play Claudette, the ex-wife of Maxie's fiance Detective Nathan West, which means Ryan Paevey will be in the center of a triangle with two new Port Charles faces. 

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Having both the popular Storms and recent Daytime Emmy winner Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) — the latter of whom is being temporarily replaced by Nick Stabile — out at the same is even more problematic. However, from what I'm hearing, neither recast could be avoided.