BREAKING NEWS: Marcy Rylan IN at The Young and the Restless!


Former Guiding Light star Marcy Rylan has snagged the role of Abby Carlton on The Young and the Restless, according to published reports. Guess Auntie Ri Ri got the memo, no more primetime actors!

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    miketom765

    REALLY?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I mean i live Marcy Rylan and all but she is too old to play Abby….Just like Mr. Mumbles is too young to play Malcolm……However i love Marcy Rylan so  she’ll make it work

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    miketom765

    REALLY?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I mean i live Marcy Rylan and all but she is too old to play Abby….Just like Mr. Mumbles is too young to play Malcolm……However i love Marcy Rylan so  she’ll make it work

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    ahjau

    ^That’s my question, too! Are they aging Abby or is Marcy going to be playing a teenager?

    If TPTB wanted to recast Heather, why not plug Rylan in that role and Riegel in as Mac?? That scenario makes more sense.

    Still, it will be good to see Rylan again!

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    othell

     W|hy did they bring Kyle back as 10, then cast an even older Abby?   I like Marcy, no doubt, but how stupid do they think their viewers are?   

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    Carol2

    "W|hy did they bring Kyle back as 10, then cast an even older Abby?   I like Marcy, no doubt, but how stupid do they think their viewers are?   "

    I think they let us know how stupid they think we are when they told us that EVERYONE at Harvard knew Dr. Taylor molested patients and that Dr. Taylor kept Skye’s diary detailing his rape of her.

    This is much more entertaining than 99% of Y&R these days. They’re going to age Abby 10 or more years, in the space of a few months.

    What does this mean for Eileen Davidson? She is going to be playing out a story about a newborn baby when she has a 25 year old daughter on the show? 

    What does this mean for Sharon and Nick? They have a story about their miracle child when they have a son who, according to the timeline, should be 30 years old?

    I know we’re supposed to be amazed at the brilliance of Riri and Rauch, as they remind us in their interviews, but whatever happened to that history Riri wanted to honor? I guess it’s only wrong when other people rewrite history.

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    Carol2

    Oh, and how old does this make Amber, Kevin, and Daniel now? 

    Amber and Kevin are not exactly Dick Clark with that "world’s oldest teenager" thing.

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    KMRDaytime

    Now that Auntie Ri Ri has made Jamey’s dream (Eden Riegel on Y&R) and Luke’s dream (Marcy Rylan on anything) come true maybe she could consider my idea — save the character of Mac while stopping the destruction of one of my all-time favorite GH characters by hiring Rebecca Herbst to play Mac. She isn’t the best actress out there but I think she would make an excellent Mac. Hey she is even conveniently really pregnant.

    I know, I know, but I can dream can’t I?

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    Chels725

    Oh hell yeah! I don’t even care about the age thing as long as Marcy is on a soap and that awful youngin playing Abby is out. She’s just awful. I’m jumping w/ joy!

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    BigDede

    Hopefully they are aging all the teens.  marcy can play a 20 year old. She looks the part.

    They have to age Noah if they age Abby.

    If the soap gods grant my wish and get Diane back on Y&R, they will have to age Kyle.

    What I am wondering is are they going to bring on Paul’s son?  He could be paired with Abby.

    Is Tucker going to have a kid come on that in his 20’s and have him paired with Abby?

    All I know is, bring on actors like Marcy and Eden will only make the chick who plays Mac and the chick who plays Victoria look even more boring and useless.  I see their days numbered.  Eden’s character will get paired with Billy and it will start a Heather/Billy/Chloe triangle.  You know TIIC will play up the fact the actress use to play opposite each other in a popular pairing.

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    mrsa1107

    The backstage stuff at these shows is more likely better then the stuff we see on our TV’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I dont watch Y&R– but everyone who does was sure Eden was heading to Y&R as Mac– not Heather.  Now they are saying Marcy is too old for Abby.

    I am wondering if Marcy was really in talks to take over the role of Heather– a role she has the looks for!  Then they were able to grab Eden– but needed to create something for Marcy???? 

    *** I remeber when I heard the rumor that Jamie L was headin to PV– I was thrilled- as I LOVED her on Savannah & Melrose— then I read she was coming on to play LIZA- and I felt let down before she even started!  So I could understand where these Y&R fans are coming from with their complaints about the recent recasting

    It sounds like the recasting should have been:
    Eden as Mac and Marcy as Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Maybe there will be some last minute switch-aroos!!!!
    Heck Betty White was really hired to play Blanche on GOLDEN GIRLS & Rue M was hired to play Rose.  And look at what a big hit they were when they were cast right!!!  Maybe we’ll hear some changes before they start actually  taping

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    Carol2

    "Eden’s character will get paired with Billy and it will start a Heather/Billy/Chloe triangle.  You know TIIC will play up the fact the actress use to play opposite each other in a popular pairing."

    I’m hoping they won’t have them fight over Billy, although that does seem likely. To see them go from an interesting friendship/relationship on AMC to see them fighting over some sleaze who doesn’t even bother to wear condoms and cheats on woman after woman — yuck.

    I think they said Abby would be about 25, didn’t they? I just wonder why they even brought her in as a 15 year old in the first place. She’s been pointless the past year anyway.

    I do think Marcy’s a very good actress, she was a great Lizzie, so maybe she can light a fire under the boring Newmans.

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    alstonboy4315

    Yeah, bring on Marcy and AGE the character so that she can come between Chance and Chloe——she would be GREAT with John Driscoll!!! Or maybe she can come between Amber and Daniel………

    The actress who plays Abby is certainly no Meryl Streep in the making, but she is not nearly as bad as Clementine Ford!!!! Again, I ask the same question:  Why is CLEMENTINE FORD not being replaced?????!!! It’s like a great big ol’ elephant in the room that nobody seems to be acknowledging!!! Who cares if she is Cybill Shepherd’s daughter?? Cybill Shepherd is not a BIG star, and her daughter shouldn’t get preferential treatment.

    I think that Amelia Heinle is a GOOD actress, not a GREAT actress, and her portrayal of Victoria has never worked for me!!! I have been saying it for a long time, Heather Tom and Amelia Heinle should switch places. Heather should come back to play Victoria, and Amelia should go over to B&B to play Katie~!!!!

    I like Amelia, and I think she deserves to continue working in daytime (besides, she has TWO young kids, and I am sure she could use a job@!!!!) I just don’t think she is doing the role of Victoria justice, but she could totally fit in with Jennifer Gareis and Katherine Kelly Lang. The two shows are practically shot in the same place, so it would not inconvenience either of these actresses to switch!!!

    Something for the "powers-that-be" to think about…………….

     

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    THEBEST

    Why is everyone stuck on the age thing? This is soaps, where SORAS has become a necessity. Who cares who old Abby’s suppose to be? She’s being played by a kick-ass actress. Finally, Victor Newman will have a hell-raising blonde daughter worth rooting for!  

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    Carol2

    "Yeah, bring on Marcy and AGE the character so that she can come between Chance and Chloe——she would be GREAT with John Driscoll!!! Or maybe she can come between Amber and Daniel………"

    I kind of wonder how much longer Chance will be there. They have written almost nothing for him, he’s just that dull guy who talks about Riggs.

    There were rumors that Abby and Ryder were going to become involved, so now that she’s aged, I wonder if that will finally happen.

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    Melvins mom

    I’m with the other poster about confused casting.  I know these two women are fantastic actresses, and for that, I’m thrilled they’re being absorbed by Y&R.  But it seems the parts both MR and ER are going to play are completely mixed up.  I also think Marcy would be a much better Heather.  By casting her as Abby, this means Nick and Sharon can probably look forward to a much older son when he returns from France.

    As for Eden Riegel, I, too, don’t understand why she wasn’t cast as Mac.  The writers could still completely set up a triangle with Billy that includes her against Elizabeth. 

    So while I’m  happy Y&R is getting fantastic actresses, I’m a little disappointed at who they will be playing.  How much longer do we have to wait until they recast or send away Mac?

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    BigDede

    Wait, I didn’t watch GL but wasn’t Lizzie with Coop?

    So maybe they will do a Abby/Chance thing.

    Oh and with all these new actress coming on, this will give poor (I forgot his character name!) Neil’s son something to do.  What is that character’s name?

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    BetseyD

    I think that is exactly why they aged her – to be able to pair her with Ryder.  Also, the actress currently playing Abby (I forget her name) has not been too popular with viewers.

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    Carol2

    appleridge, it’s been confirmed.

    Is it too much to hope that if they are aging and recasting this role and that role they might finally realize it’s time to write out Amber, Kevin, and (nothing against Emily O’Brien) Jana? The guy who plays Daniel is leaving anyway, isn’t he? They could all go. Ryder is dull enough without the baggage of Kevin. Maybe without Kevin and Daisy, and a few naps, Ryder will improve.

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    PinkNikki143

    IMO, she even resembles the Heather character.  If they aged Abby, it would completely throw off the aging of other characters, like Ryder, Noah, etc.  Also, Marcy is too strong and feisty to play formerly snotty Abby; they would have to mature the character.  I agree with everyone else – Marcy = Heather and Eden = Mac. 

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    SoapFiene4

    LOVE  LOVE LOVE marcy rylan!! she was such a good actress on guiding light! i’ve really missed seeing her onscreen, i just wish amc would’ve snatched her up and had her play colby and get that GOD AWFUL actress playing her the boot *sigh* wishful thinking i guess.. but i’m very xcited i guess Y&R’s really trying to improve, first ER now MR (now all they have to do is get rid of daisy, ryder, nu malcom, adam, Hogan Sheffer and restore the minority presence that they’ve lost and they could actually try and get back to being the # 1 rated soap)

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    kmk137

    I am so excited to see her on the screen again but I do agree that she seems a little old to be playing abby … but i love that she is getting this part because the Abby now isn’t so great

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    troymcclure

    [quote=BigDede]Wait, I didn’t watch GL but wasn’t Lizzie with Coop?
    So maybe they will do a Abby/Chance thing.
    [/quote]
    Marcy Rylan took over the role of Lizzie right when Coop and Lizzie ended.  When I think of that pairing I think of Crystal Hunt’s Lizzie. 

    Visually, the guy that plays Ryder and Marcy Rylan would look darn good together, like a poster couple for blonde and fabulous.

    Congrats to Marcy Rylan, no doubt she will do well.

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    yojoromo4469

    You mean to tell me they are using a 30 year old actress to play a 15/16 year old daughter of Ashley?  I know that Ashley in real life is 50/51 and could have a daughter that old,  but all of a sudden they cast someone this old to play the 15/16?  Sure seems weird to me.

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    GossipGirl

    Y&R is finally casting very smartly! I think this is a great move and I like the idea of aging her to her 20’s. Even if Marcy is in her upper twenties, she looks young enough to pull off the role of Abby. Plus, it will make the character of Abby relevant.  Now if Y&R were to hire Tamara Braun to play Victoria I would never say anything bad about Y&R again!

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    buddabridgewater

    i love that Abby is now older than Lily,and is now closer to the age group of Daniel,Chloe,and Billy.But i’m willing to look past anything for Marcy Rylan. also what does this mean for Noah and Eden? they go to high school together on the show

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    cokeyloveshersoaps

    I am glad Eden is playing Heather i do not want her as Mac that would mean she would be in scenes with that boring couple Cane and Lily i would not wish them on my worst enemy.I am glad to see Marcy coming to YNR i don’t care that she will be playing Abby if i can accept EJ on Days as a 30 year old instead of 10 year old besides i think they will make the characters more interesting i have never cared for either characters.

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    wiggum

    I keep hoping this will be a Beth Ehlers situation where she was hired to play Liza(and should have compared to Turbo Jamie) and then AMC changed their minds. I keep hoping that Marcy will play Heather and Eden= Mac like everyone else on here  :-)  Marcy being Abby will cause way too many age issues!  I loved when jack met Danielle on OLTL and even he brought up how he could have another older sister!

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    Carol2

    "Now if Y&R were to hire Tamara Braun to play Victoria I would never say anything bad about Y&R again!"

    Marcy is only 9 years younger than Tamara Braun.  Victoria, not that it matters anymore I guess, was supposed to be 15-20 years older than Abby.

    What I want to know is why they can’t recast the dull lump Nicholas.

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    Melvins mom

    [quote=Carol2]"What I want to know is why they can’t recast the dull lump Nicholas.
    [/quote]

    ha! Well, because Joshua Morrow is a self-professed "lifer’ of the show, and frankly, he’s eye candy for some of us.  I’m willing to overlook his sometimes lackluster performance as many did with Shemar Moore.     :)

    And for putting Eden into a storyline with Cane and Lily as Mac…that did make me reconsider wishing that this actress had been recast as Mac.  No one deserves that!

    Still having trouble with the age difference Marcy Rylan is going to cause, but maybe this will finally pave the way for Amelia to be politely sent off into the sunset.  Marcy’s attitude and acting is going to make us all wonder what happened to the Victoria of old! 

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    Analiza

    [quote=KMRDaytime] save the character of Mac while stopping the destruction of one of my all-time favorite GH characters by hiring Rebecca Herbst to play Mac. She isn’t the best actress out there but I think she would make an excellent Mac. Hey she is even conveniently really pregnant.[/quote]

    I agree, except I think RH is a fine actress; it’s the nonsense she’s been asked to do on GH that have people doubting it.

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    Analiza

    [quote=alstonboy4315] It’s like a great big ol’ elephant in the room that nobody seems to be acknowledging!!! Who cares if she is Cybill Shepherd’s daughter?? Cybill Shepherd is not a BIG star, and her daughter shouldn’t get preferential treatment.  [/quote]

    Thanks, alstonboy, for always having the courage to say what many of us are thinking.

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    Analiza

    [quote=mrsa1107]Heck Betty White was really hired to play Blanche on GOLDEN GIRLS & Rue M was hired to play Rose.  And look at what a big hit they were when they were cast right!!!  Maybe we’ll hear some changes before they start actually  taping[/quote]

    From your lips to MAB’s ears

    I think if Eden were Abby, it would be interesting to see a rivalry play out between her and Amelia’s Victoria.

    I’m not familiar with Marcy’s work but she looks like she would make a much better Heather than she would Abby.

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    sillysoapsupporter

    Love Marcy Rylan!!!   She will be awesome as Abby.  Now finally a daughter that is worthy of putting daddy Victor Newman in his place!  This might work out just fine.  Congratulations Marcy.

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    alstonboy4315

    Analiza——–sometimes certain things need to be said, even if they may be hurtful!!! If Clementine Ford ever reads these comments that have been posted on this website—DOUBTFUL, but just figuratively speaking— she might be compelled to take some acting classes—-or switch professions entirely! LOL!!!! Just because your parents are actors, that doesn’t mean you have to follow in their footsteps. It seems like she has no energy or enthusiasm most of the time, or like she’s just bored to TEARS!! Almost like she is being forced under duress to recite her lines, and someone is standing backstage with a shotgun threatening to shoot her if she doesn’t do her job!!! LOL!!! It’s painful to watch!!!

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    myworld

    My Girl is back and now I must say that Y&R is my show to watch!!!!!! I can not wait for my girl to come on. So I will guess Abby will be older, but um Marcy can play a teen hell Marcy can play anything!!!!!!!!!!

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    bunting

    Where the heck is Y&R getting all the money to hire these name actors?  Last year all we heard about was slashed budgets and how all the vets had to do their part by taking cuts. 

    And so what does this show do?  Go out and hire more name actors who cost more than the actors they are replacing.  And how many twenty somethings do we actually need on this show?  We will now have no teens until Noah and Eden return, if they return, a show full of twentysomethings and a few thirtysomethings.

    Those over 40 are going to become endangered as characters like Michael, Lauren, Paul, Neil, Nikki and sometimes Jill find themselves spending long periods of time on the backburner which will probably get even worse with all these new hires.

    Y&R used to be unique for the stability of their very talented cast and now it is chock full or refugees from other shows.  There is just so much screentime and story to go around so again I have to wonder who is going to get the axe to make way for all these newbies? 

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    ChrisGa

    Well at least one "actress" that needs to go is getting recast.  That said, not a huge fan of Marcy Rylan; frankly I never really bought her as Lizzie Spaulding but I know she has a rather ardent fanbase and she will at least be a step up from current-girl-who-plays-Abby.  And east.west is right–Terri Columbino, who’s been one of ATWT’s greatest assets for the last decade or so, would be a major coup; I’m totally on board with her as Victoria.   As for Clementine Ford, she’s far from sterling, but she does have more chemistry with that sexy Thad Luckinbill than Amelia Heinle does.  Strange–Heinle’s actually married to Luckinbill and Ford’s a lesbian.  Oh……that can’t be good.

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    PinupWench79

     Betcha Luke wet his pants over the news of his favorite actress going to Y&R.  I guess I’m not too torn up about her age.  It’s not the first time a soap has hired an older actor/actress to play a younger character.  Besides, she’s not that old looking anyway.

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    Carol2

    "Where the heck is Y&R getting all the money to hire these name actors?  Last year all we heard about was slashed budgets and how all the vets had to do their part by taking cuts. "

    They probably made most of the cast take pay cuts — they must have slashed MTS’s guarantee down to zero. Marcy Rylan was probably paid peanuts on GL, so she won’t be asking for a lot. Eden Reigel probably isn’t choosy, as she hasn’t worked a lot outside of AMC. Nichols was fired from DAYS a year+ ago and probably knows he’s not going to get a big salary.

    "There is just so much screentime and story to go around so again I have to wonder who is going to get the axe to make way for all these newbies?"

    Whoever is going I’m sure we will suddenly hear before they go what a diva they supposedly are, as we conveniently heard about Jess Walton right before they gouged her for a pay and guarantee cut. We will hear all about how they should be lucky to have a job and that poor Y&R is suffering, suffering, suffering.

    It’s all a shell game. The show wants us to stare in awe at their big names (Darius best audition ever!! Driscol made us cry!!! Yvonna Zima pops!!! Muhney is the best recast ever!!!! Miller is the best recast EVER!!!!! Nichols is the best!!!!!! BAM reunited!!!!!!) and ignore anything actually on the show. The show itself amounts to misogyny and psychos run amok, various big names, most of them playing characters with the last name Newman, barely bothering to show up in their scenes, and random pop-ins from characters whose stories seem to be made up as they go along.

    Hogan and Riri and Paul Rauch seem to only want to produce and write a show that isn’t actually based on what happens onscreen. Their main focus seems to always be PR and more PR.

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    AWfanforever

    I’m happy to see Marcy Rylan on Y&R.  What a step up from the working conditions on GL.  But as Abby?  Last we saw her she was 14 or 15 years old and I’m wondering to age her so drastically if viewers will be turned off by the absurdity of it?  Time will tell.

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    gush900

    I liked hayley erin in the role of abby.In my opinion Marcy rylan is not fit for this role.They should’ve maybe cast her as britany.Some of the characthers that need major recasting our as follows Victoria newman bring on tamara braun.Christel hensley bring on davida sherwood.Malcolm winters shouldve never been recast.I just think it wasnt the smartest move to cast marcy rylan as abby

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    sallyv

    It’s rather strange that one day Abby is 15 and the next day she’ll be in her 20’s. Usually when they SORAS a character, they have been off screen for a while…maybe we won’t see her again until Marcy takes over the role in May. But that being said, I’m glad they are doing this. Hayley Erin was a poor choice for that role…she didn’t have the chops to go at it with Victor and Ashley. And now, with Noah off in Paris, I’m sure that if and when he comes back, he’ll be SORASed too. As for Kyle, that was a 1-2 day stint and he probably won’t be back in the foreseeable future.

    As for those who thought it would be a good idea to pair Abby with Ryder…what on earth are you smoking? He is one of the worst characters on the show, just one notch above Daisy. Hopefully both of those characters will be gone soon.

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    josser

     Sorry, aging Abby to mid-20s sucks.  It ruins recent continuity.  Really, 2 weeks, Abby was a troubled teen, boozing it up, flirting with Ryder, and whining to her parents.  Now, she’s a college graduate and probably the next Newman executive?

    Bah-humbug.  

    Rylan is a fine actress but this is just crap.

    Y&R has too many psychos all at once:

    1) Adam
    2) Patty
    3)Daisy
    4) Coming Soon: Daisy and Ryder’s Mother

    Can anyone think of Y&R ever having this many nut jobs on the show at one time?

    Where’s the love, folks?  Where’s the love?

    Hell, where’s Devon?  Stuck in his box?  

    Look at the lackluster cast additions in the last year:

    1) Phillip’s misfired, poorly written return
    2) Chance, the needless virgin.  Really, did his virginity add anything to the character?
    3) Malcolm returns. Thud.  Don’t blame Darius.  Blame the crappy writing that brought back a beloved character but has done absolutely nothing with him.


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    LANI2000

    Marcy will probably play a character as young as the current Abby. You guys are thinking of her real age. She didn’t even play as her real age on GL. She is a youthful looking person. Do you guys think Jan will make it out alive?

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    harlee490

    I agree,  Marcy is a hellva actress way to old to play Abby or Colby.  Y&R should of recasted her as Mac and reunited her with Chance, they were hot together.  Y&R needs to fire Paul R., as he did to GL he ruined the soap and same as Y&R, along with Ms. Bell.  She needs to just write,  she is much better as a writer then EP.   There are plenty of young talented actress to recast, but at the same time Y&R needs a new casting director.  The casting over the last couple of years have been HORRIBLE!  Where is Betty Rea when you need her, she worked for P&G’s soaps for over 25 years or more and mainly on GL.   Look at the recent "Top 50 Actresses"  on WE LOVE SOAPS P&G’s actresses dominated the field and quite a few were from the eye of Betty Rea!   The talent of wealth of actresses and actors is proof in puddin’.  I have to mention also that Eden R. as Heather Stevens, she is too talented and looks nothing like Paul and April.  Both were light haired, Eden would been much better as new character such as possibly Murphy’s granddaughter or a Baldwin, not "Eden" maybe another sibling possibly Gloria and Tom had another child and Gloria couldn’t take it anymore for the safety of the child gave up for adoption.  She & Michael would truly look like siblings.  I am so tired of lazy casting on soaps anymore, like fans are stupid and don’t notice!   Once again this is one the reasons soaps are dying a slow and painful death, no respect for fans.  I am sorry but I can’t not stand Paul R he is not EP he was 35 years ago.

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    petitejolie

    I don’t understand why people make such a big deal about ages. It’s a soap opera, characters get aged/deaged all the time. At least Marcy Rylan would still be younger than Eileen Davidson’s character’s child at Days of our Lives.

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    harlee490

    Because it is STUPID, Ashley is supposely still young enough to have another child, which she will lose another child AGAIN and to have Abby one minute a teenage drunk, then cast someone in there mid to late 20’s is a slap in face to fans.  I understand SOARS but have character off canvas for awhile.  Sorry don’t know DOOL character didn’t watch Days then but checking in NOW!

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    Amtronic

    Well this is flat-ass ridiculous.  Abby is no more than 10, to SORAS her this much is stupid.
    And for the record, I liked Vail Bloom as Heather.  Morons.

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    harlee490

    For the record I like Vail too and when she was blonde (last appearance more red, possibly for a different role) she resembled the actress the original April Stevens, if anyone can remember her back in late 1970s, LOL showing my age just alittle, yukes!   I have been a Y&R fan for a very long time, always a CBS daytime watcher back in the day.

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    harlee490

    Went and looked it up to show you her creditals.  Betty found so many actors & actoresses. Look at this record so that means she was casting director at same time for GL nineteen seventy to nineteen ninety six & ATWT nineteen seventy nine to nineteen eighty three.  ATWT which means Meg Ryan & Marissa Tomei, Colleen Zink Pinter just to name a few along with a mega casting of GL tenture.  All wasn’t posted but given many examples and we could expand to Maureen Garrent, Michael Zaslow, Peter Simon, Kim Zimmer, Robt. Newman, Beverlee McKinsey, Lisa Brown, Mary Kay Adams, Grant A., Rick Hearst and we could on the acting chops of the cream of crop of daytime actors and actresses.  Here is the page:  That is eye for TALENT!  RIP Betty boy you are missed.  You were the Grande Dame of casting directors for daytime.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0713726/bio

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    Carol2

    "I don’t understand why people make such a big deal about ages. It’s a soap opera, characters get aged/deaged all the time. At least Marcy Rylan would still be younger than Eileen Davidson’s character’s child at Days of our Lives."

    Aging EJ on DAYS is not as jarring because Eileen Davidson had not been on the show for nearly a decade when they did the aging. Eileen is playing, right now, the mother of a 16 year old, and the presumed mother of a newborn. Now she is going to suddenly be playing the mother of — nothing against Marcy, she looks great, but she looks her age, which is close to 30. Not to mention that this means they are going to have to age tons of other characters in her group, which also makes everyone else look older. Are we going to have Nick "frat boy" Newman as a man who is nearing 50 years old? Sharon, who not only has a 30 year old son in Noah but will now have had a daughter who was born 5-6 years before Noah, is she in her mid-50s? Is Victor now about 80 years old? 

    The other problem is casting. harlee mentioned Betty Rea, who did cast some unbelievable talent at ATWT and GL. But at Y&R, their casting people found Beth Maitland, Doug Davidson, Heather Tom, Eileen Davidson, Terry Lester, Kimberlin Brown, among others. Where is that level of casting today? Y&R has cast people from other shows, yes, but this is the first time I can remember that they have become so incredibly poor at casting roles that they have, in three consecutive important roles, just thrown their hands up in the air and said "Hey, let’s bring someone in who was popular on another soap and put them in some random role."

    They can’t do that with every role, unless we are soon going to read about Maura West cast as the ghost of Cassie Newman. So what are they going to do?

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    siomonstuart2003

    [quote=Carol2]"Where the heck is Y&R getting all the money to hire these name actors?  Last year all we heard about was slashed budgets and how all the vets had to do their part by taking cuts. "

    They probably made most of the cast take pay cuts — they must have slashed MTS’s guarantee down to zero. Marcy Rylan was probably paid peanuts on GL, so she won’t be asking for a lot. Eden Reigel probably isn’t choosy, as she hasn’t worked a lot outside of AMC. Nichols was fired from DAYS a year+ ago and probably knows he’s not going to get a big salary.

    "There is just so much screentime and story to go around so again I have to wonder who is going to get the axe to make way for all these newbies?"

    Whoever is going I’m sure we will suddenly hear before they go what a diva they supposedly are, as we conveniently heard about Jess Walton right before they gouged her for a pay and guarantee cut. We will hear all about how they should be lucky to have a job and that poor Y&R is suffering, suffering, suffering.

    It’s all a shell game. The show wants us to stare in awe at their big names (Darius best audition ever!! Driscol made us cry!!! Yvonna Zima pops!!! Muhney is the best recast ever!!!! Miller is the best recast EVER!!!!! Nichols is the best!!!!!! BAM reunited!!!!!!) and ignore anything actually on the show. The show itself amounts to misogyny and psychos run amok, various big names, most of them playing characters with the last name Newman, barely bothering to show up in their scenes, and random pop-ins from characters whose stories seem to be made up as they go along.

    Hogan and Riri and Paul Rauch seem to only want to produce and write a show that isn’t actually based on what happens onscreen. Their main focus seems to always be PR and more PR.
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    So agree with you comments.  The writing for the show sucks big time now.

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    cheryl85

    I agree w/THEBEST.  I believe this is fine casting especially since Marcy and Eileen look exactly alike.  It’s funny how people were tripping about Eden being Paul’s daughter soon to be daughter and now this.

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    cheryl85

    I agree w/TheBest.  Soaps have been known for sorasing characters for years, this shouldn’t be any expecation to the rule.  Marcy and Eileen look exactly alike so the casting is perfect IMO.  It’s funny how a few days ago people were tripping about Eden being casted as Paul’s soon to be daugther, instead of being happy a great actress was returning to daytime. 

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    Carol2

    I’m happy Marcy Rylan is back on daytime. I just don’t know if she’s going to get material which shows off talent. Stephen Nichols is one of the best actors on soaps and yet his story has amounted to walking three steps behind Victor and sharing awkward, somewhat constipated looking "warm" moments with Katherine.

    If they give her good story then it will make the age thing less important. Otherwise, she’s just going to be another actor who succumbs to the show’s bad writing and make it up as we go along producing.

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    days4ever

    This is one of the best recasts ever. Marcy is an amazing actress and she looks so much like Eileen Davidson too. Soaps age younger characters all the time so it’s no big deal. I am not too happy that they hired Eden Reigel to play Heather though. I love her as an actress but she will always be Bianca to me and I can’t see her as Paul’s daughter but I am sure she will make it work.

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    Nathang1983

    While they’re at it, they could use the following recasts:
    As suggested by many, Tamara Braun as Victoria Newman.
    Dondre Whitfield as Malcolm.
    Mandy Bruno as Mac.
    Why they can’t hire these people is beyond me. Stop the bad recasting!

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    Outspoken

    Great news! I just love this woman and am so happy for you YNR Fans.. what a fantastic addition! I know that Abby has been SORAS’d twice in what a year? But what better Gal to play the role than Marcy! Congrats!

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