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DAYS Alum Kate Mansi Cast as General Hospital’s New Kristina

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General Hospital has recast the role of Sonny and Alexis’ daughter, Kristina, with Daytime Emmy-winner, Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail, Days of our Lives).

Mansi will take over the role on-screen beginning the week of May 22nd.

According to Soap Opera Digest, the actress is currently taping scenes and episodes at the GH studios.

Kristina’s previous portrayer, Daytime Emmy-winner, Lexi Ainsworth, who played the role on and off since 2009, last aired on April 27th.

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As for Kate Mansi, she began her daytime run as Days Abigail Deveraux from 2011 and stayed with the show till 2016.  She later returned to the part from 2018-2020.  She was replaced by Marci Miller both times during her departures from the show.

Now the question becomes, with Kate Mansi in the role of Kristina, what will become of the character?  Will we see a different side of her? Who might she become romantically linked with? Share your thoughts on this casting news via the comment section below.

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While I am gutted for Lexi Ainsworth⏤who I’ve only liked since her return in 2015⏤I cannot hide my excitement at Kate Mansi being cast in the role, especially since I never saw Mansi returning to daytime, especially on another soap opera outside of DAYS OF OUR LIVES. There is contention for this casting: was Ainsworth unavailable, fired, etc. but it’s my belief they’ve wanted Kristina around for a while, and Ainsworth has been unavailable while seemingly being in Europe, and when she’s back in Los Angeles she is openly available, and comes to play. And you don’t temporarily recast a role with a major name like this, and not state it’s temporary! I’m wishing Mansi luck in the role and have hopes this could mean more Kristina Davis in the coming months!

Now… produce a new cast shoot so we can get new images of Mansi, ASAP! And let’s get Kristina, the superior Davis daughter, back at the forefront.

I like both actresses but favor Kate whom I understand will be carrying her sisters baby. That should be quite a story.

I agree Scott, Kristina is superior! Helena can come pick up Molly and Alexis and take them to the basement of Cassadine island and stay there!

Wow! Very interesting!! I can see her as Kristina.

I loved Lexi in the role of Kristina. I think Kate looks too old for the role; she almost looks like a peer of Sam’s.

agree…They aged Kristina with LM and she didn’t even last a whole year before bringing Lexi back. Frank is making a big mistake…but Lexi deserves better treatment and she will have it.

I agree. I wish Lexi all the best if leaving was her choice but if it wasn’t it will be very difficult to accept another actress in the role.

Agreed! You can see Lexi’s response on her IG

I loved Lexi as Kristina; no news on why she was recast? And if Kate left DAYS several times because she didn’t want to be tied down to daytime soaps, I don’t see how GH is banking on her sticking around. Also looks too mature for the role; more like Sam’s age rather than Kristina. Interesting and surprising.

Kate Mansi is 5 years old than Lexi but still younger than Kelly Monaco so it works age wise. That said, the Davis Girls actresses are a pretty tight group. Also, Lexi is the only one who had chemistry with Maurice Bernard. It should be interesting

Love Lexi Ainsworth and so disappointed for her!!

I thought we were told Lexi was given a bigger part on the show. Now she is gone. Confused.

They said story was coming up for Kristina – not necessarily who plays her.

Why??? Lexi was fabulous and had such a great connection with everyone. Was it Lexi’s choice to leave?

Don’t know about this one….

For one thing, they tried a Kristina recast before and it was a complete failure. Then they brought Lexi back and have failed to write for her ever since, which is probably why she’s leaving.

As for Kate Mansi, she was good on Days. Until she got bored with it and wanted out. Then wanted back in. And created that whole “musical chairs” scenario with Marci Miller where you didn’t know which one it was going to be from one year to the next. Then suddenly neither one was available, so they slaughtered the character and implied that she wasn’t somehow eligible for the “Rolf Zombie potion” treatment, even though she was a DiMera by marriage.

Kate does look passable as the sister of Sam & Molly and the daughter of Alexis and Sonny, so she’s got that much in her favor, I guess. Not going to say I’m not going to be a little pissed off if they’re suddenly willing to write for her, when they wouldn’t write for Lexi though.

Have they lost their ever-effing minds recasting Kristina?!?!?!?! There better be a good explanation for this like Lexi not wanting to continue or having a major conflict. Lexi IS Kristina! She looks like a Davis girl! Fans have been with Lexi for YEARS! Lexi has chemistry with Maurice as her father! Infact, she has chemistry with everyone on the show! WHY?!? WHY?!? WHY?!?

I saw Kate on DAYS and she’s a fine actress but she is NOT Kristina!

What the H precipitated this disastrous decision? We deserve an explanation!

Really burnt up about this if you can’t tell.

bummed too, hope Lexi wasn’t fired and that she just couldn’t commit. still Kate could’ve been cast as a new character. damn I’m really bummed out about this one.

Lexi posted a video on her Instagram. She said she was looking forward to the story. It doesn’t sound like it was her decision to leave. I’m pissed! I’m also kind of wondering what brings Kate to GH after not wanting to stick around at DAYS. I mean I was a bigger fan of Marci Miller anyway! Still there’s no loyalty or dedication there!

I kinda hate to see the present Kristina leave, but I know Kate very well from Days of our Lives. I Love, Love Kate and think she is an Amazing actress !!! I ‘m just not happy that she will be taking such a minimal role. Kate is a main star actress !! ❤️❤️

I want real Kristina back already! Didn’t care for Kate’s Abby on DAYS. Kristina was my favorite of the sisters not anymore. An explanation would be nice!

She hasnt been on in a long time. You can get use to Kate. She is a really good actress and will make the role her own.

Good luck girly you are in for a rough ride! I would not take this job for a million dollars you are acting against vampire Nancy the complete nut job ! Prayers are with you

Lololol! !!!!!

I don’t watch Days but I did see a few weeks of Kate’s Abigail back in the day, and she is a fantastic actor. I’m guessing the Lexi does not have the time to commit to a big storyline, and thus GH has chosen to recast if they are developing a more significant SL. I just wish that we had known when Lexi’s last airdate was back in April. I think Lexi will go far with whatever endeavors she is seeking, and Kate will fit right in at GH, with a hopeful significant role in PC.

why Kristina? did Lexi not able to commit? is the character going full time? I pray they didn’t fire Lexi, hope she couldn’t commit and that’s why the role was recast, because Lexi was wonderful, she grew up on Gh and she’s a great Kristina and won an Emmy .I don’t like this. really sad no diss against Kate, never really seen her on days but I’ve heard good things about her, just wish she wasn’t taking over for Lexi.

Nope Lexi posted on her Instagram that she had been looking forward to the pending storyline. Seems like it wasn’t her decision. Shame

So was Lexi fired?

Just when I become impressed GH is writing stories for the younger Davis daughters, they end up recasting one of them. I think Lexi could have handled the upcoming storyline and it sounded like she was looking forward to it. Which makes me think it wasn’t her choice to leave.
I love Kate and, although I don’t want GH bringing on new characters, I would have made an exception for Kate. I’d rather Kate portray someone new than portray Christina. It must be awkward for Kate on set right now. Both ladies deserve better.

Lexi, good luck! Kate, welcome to the GH family. I love this move. Kate is an excellent actor and I hope they expand on her character and make her more equal to Michael and Dante. Give her front burner stories. Put her in the business and let her work along side her dad. Michael and Dante never wanted anything to do with Sonny’s mob dealings. Let Kristina strong arm some of these heavies around town and make them wish they never met her. Love life? Maybe she is written again to be heterosexual? I dont care, whatever. Maybe bisexual. Who cares, let this talented actress act!

I’m so glad they are going with Kate i watched her on Days she is an amazing actress. This is going to be great, she is going to take Dex from Joss can’t wait to see her work

More likely that Kristina and Dex are related than a romantic pairing with this recast. (Is he Courtney’s son – making him Krissy’s cousin?)

Mansi is 15 years older than McCoy. They’ve kind of put Dex in the younger zone. While Ainsworth could straddle that line, Mansi can’t.

Loved Lexi playing Kristina, but excited to see Kate Mansi take over her role. Should be a great storyline and hope they pair Kristina with Chase.

Things are getting complicated over there. I like Kate but not sure how she’s gonna fit as Lexi but I guess we’ll see as she’ll be carrying Molly’s baby I hear. Even more complicated is Haley in rehab for her DUI. Is Kate still married in real life? Her husband has disappeared from her IG account. (Kinda sounding like a soap opera )

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Kelly Monaco Celebrates 20 Years on GH and Sam’s Evolution: “All the Pieces Don’t Fit Perfectly Yet, But It’s Certainly Not Broken Anymore!”

Sunday, October 1st will mark the 20th anniversary of Kelly Monaco’s debut on General Hospital as Sam McCall.  And as the story goes, when Kelly finished her run on Port Charles as Livvie Locke (2000-2003), and the show had been canceled, the three major networks were all interested in her to join their soaps.

In the end, GH won out and fans of the ABC daytime drama series have been the lucky ones to have Monaco join the A-list cast of the iconic soap. Throughout Sam’s journey in Port Charles, viewers have seen quite the character growth. Sam started on the show as a con and hustler, and bloomed into a bonafide heroine and a private investigator.

Kelly shared with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue, how she viewed the Sam of old, to the Sam of today: “Sam came on to the canvas only having herself and her brother, always taking care of someone, and never being taken care of.  I think the biggest evolution for her is starting from being a really lonely, scared woman and becoming a woman who is still really independent, but is protected by family and friends and love and relationships and loyalty, and she never had that before.”

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In a very poetic way, Monaco added on her character’s development: “She came in bent and broken, and I feel like there’s a lot of her that’s still broken, but she’s constantly sort of putting the Rubik’s Cube together. All the pieces don’t fit perfectly, yet, but it’s certainly not broken anymore.”

Throughout Sam’s two decades in Port Charles she has been in love, suffered terrible lost, found family members, had children, and has been involved in some of the most dangerous and criminal cases involving many a villain as she tried to help bring them to justice.

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Currently, Sam is involved in a romance with Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna).  Viewers wonder if Lulu ever wakes up out of her coma, would that spell trouble for their relationship, and in turn, give Kelly some great meaty story to work with?

Now, in the comment section below, share your congrats to Kelly for her 20-year-run on GH. Then let us know, what has been your favorite Sam story over the years?

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General Hospital’s Roger Howarth Featured in Film ‘What Doesn’t Float’ Hits Theatres

General Hospital and daytime drama favorite, Roger Howarth (Austin), can now also be seen in the independent feature film, What Doesn’t Float, currently premiering in limited release in New York City this weekend, and then on to Los Angeles next on October 6th.

On Howarth’s Instagram account, the talented actor shared some photos from opening night of the film with his co-stars and said: “What Doesn’t Float has conquered lower manhattan!! Thanks to these amazing creatives. Next is Los Angeles! They are beautiful talents and cool sweet people.”

What Doesn’t Float is dark comedy and anthology that follows seven stories in one city. In it, a group of characters, New Yorkers, are at their wits end. When the dailiness of urban life is suspended by unforeseen conflict, each character must make a decision. While the outcomes vary, a unified sense of the city emerges: New York becomes a mirror to the ego reflecting our true character, while the rest sinks to the bottom.

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Howarth takes on the role known as “Paddle Boarder.” Along with Roger, the film stars: Pauline Chalamet, Cindy De La Cruz, Joel Nagle, Larry Fessenden, Declan Eells, Joseph Longo, Chanel & Dior Umoh, Keith Poulson, Lily Sondik, Amir Royale, and Alexra Templer.

What Doesn’t Float comes from the Creative Collective and Gummy Films: Executive Producers David Tedeschi, Bernadette & Michael Fitzgerald, produced by Rachel Walden & Pauline Chalamet, written by Shauna Fitzgerald, directed and edited by Luca Balser.

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For more on screenings in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and more click here.  But have no fear, if you can’t catch a showing you can pre-order a DVD copy here.

Check out the trailer below featuring Howarth, and then let us know if you will catch a screening in an upcoming city or get the DVD, for a chance to see Roger in another intriguing role in his ever-growing list of TV and film credits, via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part Two: Trina and Spencer Make Love

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it what every Sprina fan has wanted and waited for in what seems like an eternity – a love scene between Trina and Spencer where the fan favorite duo finally find themselves between the sheets.

In story, the New York City romantic adventure continued for Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) as the shared an intimate dinner, following the theater. Spencer is happy to see Trina so happy. She thanks him for such a beautiful night, and then tells Spencer she loves him very much.

Spencer can’t believe it’s taken Trina so long to say those three little words. He shares that he knows he is not the most patient person. Trina laughs, and says, “You?”

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Next, Spencer tells Trina that he’s loved her since the very first day he met her.  Then, Sprina fans received a heartfelt montage of some Spencer and Trina moments from the history of their relationship. Coming out of the flashbacks, Spencer says, “The best is yet to come.”

When the waiter asks Trina and Spencer if they would like dessert, they both decide to skip it, so they can head back to their hotel to be together. Next, upon arriving back to their room, Trina is touched by all the rose petals strewn across the bed that Spencer arranged before they came back to the hotel.


Now, alone together, Spencer and Trina make love for the very first time.  Afterwards, they cuddle up and Spencer admits that he’s the happiest when he’s with Trina. They kiss and Sprina fans rejoice!

So, what did you think of part two of ‘Sprina in New York’? Was it everything you had hoped for? ICYMI: check out the montage from today’s episode below, and then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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