Lindsey Morgan Cast As 'General Hospital's' New Kristina

Lindsey Morgan

‘General Hospital’ has found its new Kristina! Newcomer Lindsey Morgan will take over the role of mob princess Kristina Corinthos-Davis next month.

TVLine, which broke the news this evening, reports the upon Kristina’s return to Port Charles, there will be a change of direction for the character. 

Morgan’s credits are slim, though she recently appeared in an episode of How I Met Your Mother and Happy Endings. She also appeared in Big Time Rush’s “Girlfriend” music video in 2010. The Georgia born beauty studied acting at the University of Texas, and trained at Second City Improv and the Will Wallace Acting Company in Hollywood, CA.

The actress wrote about her GH screen test last week on Facebook: “Last two days have been crazy! Chemistry read for a recurring role on Jane By Design. And just finished a screen test for a new contract role on General Hospital! Who. Knows. What. Will. Happen. Next. Regardless, thankful for the experiences!!”

While rumors have swirled for weeks surrounding the soap bringing back Kristina, many fans hoped it would be with previous portrayer Lexi Ainsworth. Unfortunately, chances of that happening became slim when Soaps In Depth reported that plans to “mature” the character had not changed.

Ainsworth joined GH in 2009 when the show SORASed (Soap Opera Rapidly Aging Syndrome) the Kristina to a rebellious teenager. With a now teenaged Kristina running around Port Charles, the character played a key role in many storylines, including a teen abuse storyline for which she earned critical acclaim. Kristina would later find herself at odds with her father when she pretended to be in a relationship with his arch-nemesis Johnny! It was also during this time that Kristina would nurse a crush on the much older Ethan Lovett.

While Ainsworth would go on to earn a Daytime Emmy nomination last year for Outstanding Younger Actress, GH fired the young actress in the fall, writing Kristina out by sending her off to college at Yale.

Morgan will make her debut the week of May 21.