Way back at the Nurses Ball, GENER- AL HOSPITAL viewers responded to a sweet yet inconsequential scene between Kristina and Valerie… and so did portrayers Lexi Ainsworth and Brytni Sarpy! “It’s funny that we ended up in that Nurses Ball number together, because we really did have chemistry and started hanging out after that,” explains Sarpy, who reveals that Kristina and Valerie’s new relationship has a familiar vibe to the one they’ve created off screen. “That honestly is how Lexi and I actually interact — very sisterly, with me giving her advice.
“I really like the dynamic,”she adds. She’s not the only one! With Kristina and Val now officially gal pals, everyone’s in love with Kalerie — except maybe Parker. “I don’t know if Valerie will come between them,” teases Sarpy. “We’ve talked about that. It may happen… but right now, it seems to be playing out pretty platonically.”
And that’s just what these two unlucky-in-love young women need right
now — a reliable bestie! “I feel like that’s something GH hasn’t really played since Lulu and Maxie,” Sarpy notes. “It’s time for a fresher take on that — it’s time for a new bond!”
Still, with Valerie playing games to make Parker jealous, and Kristina’s tendency to fall for the wrong person, some fans wonder if the new pals are flirting with disaster. Sarpy gets that… but it’s not the story that has her fired up. “Even though it’s more scandalous to push the love interest, I think the friendship is going to be important here,” she insists. “Even before the kiss, every- body was eating it up.
“Fans didn’t even comment on the whole funny-date incident with Curtis,” she adds, “because they were all over the fact that Kristina and I are friends. That’s the most exciting thing!”
Sarpy’s a fan of Val’s new friendship.