What did she possibly do to deserve this?
All My Children alum and Heather Tom-lookalike Carrie Genzel has been cast opposite rapper-turned-reality TV lothario Flava Flav ( of VH1's sadly popular televised trainwreck Flavor of Love) in a My Network TV sitcom set to premiere this April.
In the sitcom entitled Under One Roof, Flav will play an ex-con who comes to live with his wealthy brother (Kelly Perine) who is in an interracial marriage with a snotty socialite played by Genzel.
For those of you who may not remember Genzel, she played Skye Chandler during the evil Dr. Jonathan Kinder (Michael Sabatino) storyline which saw Adam (David Canary)'s daughter bond with Erica (Susan Lucci) and Janet Green (Robin Mattson) to bury the wicked doctor alive! Genzel's Skye was also obsessed with Edmund Grey (John Callahan) and therefore despised his then cheating wife Dr. Maria Santos (Eva La Rue).
While long term AMC fans never really warmed to Genzel in the role (to them Robin Christopher was and still is the only Skye), as a newee viewer to the show, I enjoyed Genzel's take Skye, especially her friendship with Erica and Janet and her rivalry with Hayley (Kelly Ripa).
I have rooted for Genzel several times when the role of Victoria Newman has come up for grabs over at Y&R. Genzel's name always seems to be mentioned, due to her striking resemblance to Heather Tom and the fact that she isn't a half bad actress, but for some reason, when recasting Victoria, they always go with actresses who look nothing like Tom nor possess her bite or range, no offense to Amelia Henlie.
Hopefully Genzel's reputation survives being attached to Flav and My Network TV, which has basically been known up until this point for those ridiculous Americanized telenovelas!