When “General Hospital” spoilers first covered that Kristen Alderson was leaving the ABC Soap Opera, GH fans were devastated – the actress had grown up on ABC daytime, first on “One Life To Live” as Starr Manning and then as Kiki Jerome. Although no one was really happy to see Kristen Jerome go, she lessened the blow by releasing a very personal video on social media explaining to her fans that she was ready to branch out, and wanted to try new things in her career. Kristen Alderson’s final air date on “General Hospital” was in February 2015 – so what is the actress up to now?
Kristen Alderson recently sat down for an interview with ABC Soaps In Depth’s October edition to discuss her exit from the soap opera, and what she is up to now that she moved on. Alderson dished to Soaps In Depth that she has been working hard to get a new gig, but it is proving much harder than she thought it would – she actually is taking acting classes, despite the fact that she has acted most of her life!
Kristen explained, “I’ve had meetings with agencies and been told, ‘You’re literally changing careers.’ I’ve entered a whole different world.” Auditioning for roles is a very new experience for the young woman who spent nearly 18 years on television – she’s always had a job and never and reveals auditioning is much more difficult than she had imagined. “I’ve been taking classes to better my auditioning skills.”
It seems like Kristen has her heart set on a movie role, and has no interest in doing television anymore – not even primetime. Alderson dished to the magazine that she wants something short-term, so that she can dabble in more than one project. She explained, “I don’t want to book something that I’d be on for years and years. I want to do a bunch of little things.”
The Hollywood competition is proving to be much more difficult than that in soap land. Do you think Kristen Alderson will have to settle for another TV role soon if she doesn’t start landing movie gigs? What kind of movie would you like to see Kristen in? Check back with CDL for more “General Hospital” spoilers and new – we will update fans as Kristen’s career continues to develop and hopefully blossom. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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