Former soap star, Kristen Alderson revealed that she auditioned for the role of Summer Newman Abbott on The Young and the Restless recently. After Hunter King had exited the role, the role was being recast, although Alderson auditioned the part eventually went to Allison Lanier.
In a Soap Opera Digest podcast, Alderson noted, “So, I auditioned for Summer for The Young and the Restless. I got really excited about it. I totally sent them a video talking about how I had a huge crush on Victor Newman growing up.” Y&R did respond to the actress, but the show was looking for someone who looked like King. “We do look very different,” she noted.
Alderson played Kiki Jerome/Starr Manning on General Hospital and Starr on One Life to Live.