Here's What Demi Moore Has To Say About Her Time On General Hospital

Before Demi Moore was a bona fide movie star making headlines all the way back in the 1990s when she chose to model her pregnant body nearly nude for Vanity Fair, she was a soap star on "General Hospital." Moore played Jackie Templeton, an intrepid reporter who returned to Port Charles in 2020 with "All My Children" alum Kim Delaney taking over the role on a recurring basis.

As Jackie, Moore was paired with Tony Geary's Luke Spencer, but only as friends, and her on-screen sister was Janine Turner as Laura Templeton (via Soaps in Depth). Jackie also had a romance with Robert Scorpio that was marred by the reappearance of Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), another woman Robert loved and still loves. Although she was only on "GH" from 1982-1984, Moore made quite a splash on the soap before venturing out into such hit films as "Ghost," "Indecent Proposal," and of course, "St. Elmo's Fire."

Demi Moore opens up about being a young soap actress

Demi Moore was only 20 years old when she landed her big break role on "General Hospital" before leaving after two years to make it in movies. She also admits she had no idea what she was doing during her time playing Jackie Templeton.

"I started on a soap called 'General Hospital' way back in the day," Moore told Interview. "I was fully faking it till I made it. I had no clue what I was doing."

She also explained how she ended up on "GH" to begin with, and how she was inspired by a neighbor with confidence.

"I met a young actress who I thought was the most incredible creature I had ever met," Moore related to Interview. "Her name is Nastassja Kinski. She spoke English well, but she didn't read it well, and we both lived in an apartment building in West Hollywood with our single mothers. She was so self-possessed, so comfortable in her own skin. I was like, 'I don't know what you have, but I want it.' She was pursuing acting and I thought, 'What do I have to lose?' And so off I went to figure out how to ... make it work. But the soap opera was not where I wanted to be. It was just a starting-off point."