Former General Hospital star Lexi Ainsworth (ex-Kristina) has signed on to ABC’s Westside, according to Deadline. Reportedly, she will portray Nico Carver, the daughter of Jennifer Beals’ character Lisa Carver. Westside revolves around two Romeo and Juliet type rival families.
The film centers on a documentary film crew's investigation of the attempted suicide of a 16-year-old girl, who ends up in a coma. The crew tries to find out what led the teen to make such a drastic decision, when they discover footage which captures the hell she's faced by being bullied. Take a look at the trailer below! READ MORE
Former soap child star-turned leading lady Kimberly McCullough (Robin) is calling a flag on the play in regards to General Hospital's decision to fire Daytime Emmy nominee Lexi Ainsworth in order to SORAS the character of Kristina Corinthos. Here's some of what McCullough had to say about GH allegedly claiming Ainsworth was too young to continue in the role, from the Nov. 1 issue of Soap Opera Digest:
"That's baloney, because the same thing happened to me," she shares. "Young is a nice way of saying you're not sexy enough. This has nothing to do with being young. I completely relate because I faced the same problem. " READ MORE
It is no secret how much I love Lexi, and how talented I think she is. It will also come as no surprise that I am sad about her leaving... and yes, tears were shed.
Very often things out of our control turn out to be the most perfect orchestration of circumstances that lead to even better experiences, that shape our lives in profound ways. As much as I will miss Lexi, I believe this will end up being a blessing for her. At 19, there are endless acting opportunities, and now she is free to pursue them. My TV baby is a beautiful, classy young woman with a fantastically, supportive family, and a bright, bright future. I'm so excited for her.
We'd hoped it was just a ridiculous rumor, but apparently it's true. One of the best young actresses in soaps is reportedly out of a day job. Daytime Emmy nominee Lexi Ainsworth tweeted tonight that she has filmed her last episode as General Hospital's Kristina Corinthos.
Sorry it seems that I wasn't responding I was asked by Jill and again by Mitch the publicist not to say anything but since it appears to be officially out there I will confirm I shot my last episode at GH yesterday. It's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I wouldn't trade one second of it even the not so great parts for all that I've learned to prepare me for the next phase of my career. Want to THANK each one of you from the bottom of my heart! Soap fans are the best and I'm so glad to have been part of it's legacy. READ MORE
Congratulations to two of daytime's finest young actresses. General Hospital's sisterly duo of Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing) and Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Corinthos) both won at the 32nd Annual Young Artists Awards. Pullos took home the top prize for Best Performance in a Daytime Series Young Actress 12 and Under, while Ainsworth won for Best Performance in a Daytime Series, Young Actress. These two are most definitely going places. Other soapy winners included: Mick Hazen (ex-Parker, As The World Turns) and Tate Berney (AJ, All My Children).