"Her ideology right now is, even if it is a bad decision, let me make it."
When Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Alexis' (Nancy Lee Grahn) daughter Kristina (Lindsey Morgan) came back into town with her camera crew and a bit of an attitude, she immediately began calling the shots with her folks. Now newly married to the son of her father's enemy, she is about to cause even more grief for Sonny. Actress Lindsey Morgan spoke with us about why Kristina trusts Trey (Erik Valdez), what she would like to see happen with the "Mob Princess" footage, and her love of doing stand-up comedy.
Soaps.com: How did it feel to get such a big storyline right from the beginning?
Morgan: It was definitely exhilarating. My first day I think I had about 30 pages, and worked the next day and the day after that on just those lines. They delivered my script and I have been on films before and I thought it must be the whole episode but no, it was just me. They totally threw me in, sink or swim, and I definitely learned a lot. It was awesome.
Soaps.com: So how does it feel to Kristina to be Mrs. Trey Mitchell?
Morgan: It's interesting. Kristina is 20 and I am about 22 and I really think Kristina is going through something I went through in my life because I left college also. She doesn't have a job or anything in Port Charles and is definitely going through a transition right now and really try to figure out what is important to her in her life. I think she is kind of blindsided by this guy, Trey, and she comes from a family where her parents were never together, ever. Never even tried really. So even though she wants to come off as a very strong and independent woman like her mom, she still very much has yearned for a steady love. A stability of family. and I think that is why her heart is really breaking for Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton). That is a really surprising character twist because you think Kristina would be much less affected by it. I think she is really wanting Trey to work any way he can because that union and the family and stability is something that is very important to her.
Soaps.com: Why did Kristina feel that she could trust Trey over Michael (Chad Duell) when he came to her?
Morgan: I thought that was interesting too because Michael has always been a hero for her. I think it is because since she has been back, Michael still very much takes care of her and is the overprotective big brother. She left college, which was her decision, and now she is back and it is kind of like she is trying to assert herself as an adult to everybody. And Michael is kind of like a third parent, but almost a little bit worse because he is so hot headed. I think it is funny because he is always the first line of defense. He usually knows when she is doing something stupid so he is the first one to try and stop it. Everyone around her thinks she is making bad choices and is making the wrong decision but her ideology right now is, even if it is a bad decision, let me make it. Let me deal with the consequences. Not that anyone who loves you is going to just let you ruin your life.
Soaps.com: Does she have any regrets about how she got married and not telling her family?
Morgan: I think she does for sure. I really do feel like marriage and love, especially true love and that commitment you make to someone is so important to her because she never grew up in a home with it. And even if she loves all of her half brothers and sisters, it is still like, wow. These are all from different women. You make your family, but a part of her has always wanted the "7th Heaven" perfect family. She wanted a big extravagant wedding and be able to plan it eight months in advance and have all of her sisters fussing over her and it be a proper Port Charles wedding with pictures in The Sun. I think she was kind of naive about it and her thing is that it is no big deal, they are just going to get it annulled. But it really is a big deal.