Former 'General Hospital' Star Kristen Alderson Almost Played Summer
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The Young and the Restless young heroine Summer Newman is a legacy character. Since 2006 many actors have played the role, including Hunter King. After King’s departure, the producers began planning for a recast. As it turns out, a former General Hospital actor could’ve been the next Summer.

'General Hospital' actor Kristen Alderson wearing a black dress during a red carpet appearance.

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Kristen Alderson auditioned for the role of Summer Newman on ‘The Young and the Restless’

After King left The Young and the Restless in August 2021, producers searched for their next Summer. The role of Summer became synonymous with King, so producers needed someone who could fill her shoes. One actor who wanted the part is former General Hospital star, Kristen Alderson.

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