Soap opera actress places Christian faith above fame, career opportunities
Our take: The character "Maxie Jones" has been an installment on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital" for years, but after Kirsten Storms, who played Maxie, left the show, Jen Lilley stepped in and had big shoes to fill. After just 11 months in the role, Lilley decided to leave the ABC soap, noting that being a Christian in the Hollywood industry is the most difficult role of all.
Jen Lilley may have played murderous schemer Maxie Jones on the hit daytime soap opera "General Hospital," but the actress says she is ready to start a new chapter in her life with the help of Jesus Christ.
Lilley recently announced that she would leave "General Hospital" after joining the cast less than a year ago to replace actress Kirsten Storms, who was dealing with an endometriosis illness. While Lilley created a tearful and thankful goodbye video for her fans on YouTube, the actress admitted that standing in for such an accomplished soap opera actress was challenging.
"General Hospital" fans were not always so eager to see Storms leave or welcome her replacement. Still, Lilley recalls using the grace of God to overcome any of the obstacles that came her way when she first joined the cast.
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