General Hospital's Lindsey Morgan Recounts Screen Testing With Maurice Benard and Nancy Lee Grahn
We Love Soaps caught up with General Hospital newcomer Lindsey Morgan and chatted about her taking over the role of mob princess Kristina Davis.
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: In landing the role of Kristina, you're set up to have lots of scenes with icons like Maurice Benard, Nancy Lee Grahn and Kelly Monaco. What has the chemistry been like? How are you hitting it off with Maurice, that big teddy bear?
Lindsey Morgan: He actually did a screen test, which apparently hadn't been done in like, 20 years, so that was interesting. They actually brought in Maurice and Nancy Lee Grahn to do the test with us, to be in the scene. They filmed on the set, everyone was in the control room, it was up on all the monitors--so it was very interesting.
That was the first time I met Maurice. I had a wardrobe malfunction, so I didn't have a chance to meet him prior. And of course, I went last, and I didn't know what to expect. I had seen his work before and I was kind of shaking in my boots! [Laughter]
But then, I was also exhilarated. And when we were doing the scene, he improvised--he went off of the script and yelled at me. Like, I felt I almost peed my pants or something. [Laughter] It was so intense.
But then, the moment it was done, and they said, "Cut!" he came over and gave me a giant hug, and told me I had cojones!
Read the entire interview at We Love Soaps.