Kirsten Storms Back To GENERAL HOSPITAL?

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Kirsten Storms, who left the role of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Maxie in September 2011, is in talks to return to the show. 

Storms was set to make a comeback in January, but was unable to return at the last minute.  Jen Lilley has been playing the role for the past nine months.

"She is returning to GH the end of this month actually in her role of Maxie. She’s happy and excited to be back, her mother, Karen Storms, said in an email to the Orlando Sentinel on Friday afternoon.

We Love Soaps spoke to Bradford Anderson, who plays Spinelli, back in January just before Storms was scheduled to come back.  He talked about the process of working with a different actress.

"What I realized early on was that I had to just treat it like a new character in a sense," Anderson told us.  "When Jen [Lilley] first came, I thought I had to play to her the way I would play to Kirsten.  That became impossible because they are two different people.  I learned that very quick."

"Jen does wonderful things," he continued, "but they are different from what Kirsten does.  You can’t not react to what she’s doing and pretend someone else is there saying the lines.  You have to react to what she is doing.  So I realized I can’t be held up by how I think I should be reacting or how history would dictate I would react.  Then it wouldn’t be organic in the moment.  That’s not fair to her, it’s not fair to me, it’s not fair to the viewers.  Those scenes will be their best if they are honest.  You have to play it as it is instead of how it might have been."

What do you think?  Are you excited that Storms might return?  Liking Jen Lilley in the role?  Share your thoughts in our Comments section below.

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  1. I'm glad Kirsten is doing well enough to return. I have to admit I have been enjoying Jen in the role more and more.

  2. I love love love kirsten cant wait to have her back but jen has done an amazing job!!! hate to lose her she really stepped up and has been a really good acctress in the role

  3. If Kirsten is coming back to GH, my mom will look forward to watching her again because she thinks that Kirsten is the better Maxie.

    God bless you and her and my mom always!!!

    Holly in East Tennessee

  4. Both amazing but miss Kirsten and look forward to her return!

  5. Have them both back for (finally) a new twist on the old identical-twin/clone/doppelganger trope. Maxie & Remaxie! But which is which?

  6. Can't wait! I haven't watched since she left since I couldn't stand Jen in the role. Will be returning when Kirsten does.

  7. Her mom saying it has to mean it's at least planned. But last time her returned was canceled at the last minute.

  8. I heard she was going back to DAYS as Belle! I rather see her on DAYS!!

  9. I have enjoyed Jen Lilly in the role of #Maxie , shes given character depth and new layers to her personality , characteristics.

  10. Jen Lilly is a good actress, but she doesn't have that corkyness that brings out Maxie's character like Kirsten. I hope Kirsten comes back into her Maxie role.

  11. I hope Kirsten can return but people, how rude of some of you to say negative things about Jen's performance. I think she has done a fine job and criticizing her is not very kind and completely unnecessary. Kudos to her and if Kirsten does come back, I wish Jen well.

  12. I can't wait for Storms to come back. I'm not a fan of Jens. It's nothing against her, she is just a complete different character.

  13. I can't wait for Storms to come back. I'm not a fan of Jens. It's nothing against her, she is just a complete different character.

  14. We like Jen much better than Kristen! Not looking forward to Kristen coming back!

  15. I am definately looking forward for Kristen coming back. It took time for Jen to be comforable in the role, and appreciate the work she did. I wish her the best in the future...

  16. So glad Kirsten is feeling well enough to return, we GH fans really missed her, she has a great chemistry with several characters on the show, I really missed her for Robins funeral, and she and I like her with Jason and of course I miss her and Spinelli the most. Jen did a great job filling in to keep the role alive and we should all be a lot gratful to her for that, it would have been ashamed if the writers had to write her out for this extended period of time, then she may not have had a job to come back to. Welcome Back Kirsten ..... Good Luck to Jen hope something good lies ahead for you, you deserve it.


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