Kate Mansi talks about taking over the role of General Hospital’s Kristina
Emmy-winner Kate Mansi has opened up about taking over the role of General Hospital’s Kristina — and what she did before accepting the part.
Taking over a role from a fan-favorite performer is never an easy task. But General Hospital newcomer Kate Mansi (Kristina Corinthos-Davis) has taken deliberate steps to make the process as smooth as possible.
One of Mansi’s first actions after speaking to GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini, and casting director, Mark Teschner, about the role was to reach out to her predecessor, Emmy winner Lexi Ainsworth.
“She’s a friend of mine and someone I respect so much as an actress,” Mansi told Soap Opera Digest. “I wanted to just make sure that she knew how absolutely adored she is by me and the cast and the fans, and that I would do my best to honor her work.”
Mansi understands what it’s like to have her role recast. Mansi joined Days of our Lives as Abigail Deveraux in 2011 as a recast. Six years later, her role was recast with actress Marci Miller taking over. In 2018, Mansi replaced Miller, the actress who’d replaced her.