In a recent blog post, Ashley Jones discussed her recent return to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Bridget Forrester, but also addressed the fans who want to see her back as Parker on GENERAL HOSPITAL. “With Lexi [Ainsworth, Kristina] back on, and much talk of Parker on the show recently, there are question about ‘Pristina,’” she admitted. “I did get to talk with Frank Valentini, executive producer of GH, recently at an Emmy event.
“He wasn’t able to confirm any future thoughts about Kristina or Parker,” Jones continued, “but what’s great about the soap genre is this: Things change all the time with the stroke of a pen from the writers. People can even ‘die’ and come back to life.”
With Kristina back home and lamenting her troubled relationship with her girlfriend, many Pristina fans want Jones back on the canvas so the couple can work out their problems together. However, the actress is realistic about her future in Port Charles, knowing that while there may be potential storyline for a character, there are real-world factors that have to be taken into consideration.
“Do I think it makes sense to [have] Kristina and Parker on screen together figuring out whatever issues they may or may not have?” she mused. “Sure, of course. I believe there’s story left to tell. But from a production standpoint, there’s a whole puzzle of characters to place every week in storylines that keep Port Charles alive and dramatic and fun to watch. This may sound like a politically correct response, but having been on the other side of the camera from time to time, I understand.”
Jones is right that you can never predict what’s going to happen next on a soap opera, so you’ll just have to stay tuned to see if Parker ever resurfaces in Kristina’s life. (The perfect time for that would probably be after they split up and Kristina is just finding happiness with someone else!) And for more on your favorite GH stars — past and present — keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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