Holy Casting: The Young and The Restless to SORAS Summer and Fen!



Soap Opera Digest is reporting The Young and the Restless will SORAS the roles of Summer Newman (Samantha Bailey, pictured above with Michelle Stafford and Joshua Morrow) and Fenmore Baldwin (Robbie Tucker). According to the magazine, the kids will be aged to 15 or 16-year-olds. The show is currently looking for 18-year-olds to play the parts. Look for Fen to return to Genoa City, from being away at boarding school, with a bit of an attitude. Summer will be a feisty and fun teen girl. 


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soapjunkie88's picture
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Of course Fen has to return with an attitude ... as did Ricky and as will Kyle. Wouldn't be surprised if some young male gets raped by a crazy woman next ... that would be so original.

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and then look for the characters to SORARSED from teens into 30something adults.

the writers don't know how to write for teens, that's why Abby went from a 15 year old to someone in her 30's.

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How long before Phyllis and Summer start sharing boyfriends??? And I saw the ratings... LAWD. As if this ish will help in any way. RMFE

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Barf!

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I think it's time to pull the plug on Maria Arena Bell as headwriter of Y&R. I hate to call for someone's job and I have not been as critical as the majority of you on here, but it's just time to go. She tries too hard with her stuff instead of realizing that this genre excels when things are kept simple.

Honestly, can anyone tell me that she did not see The Bold and the Beautiful and say, "Hey, they're having fun with Liam, Hope, Steffy, and now Caroline. We should start focusing on the younger generation!"?

That thinking is fine, but the best way to have a younger generation that people care is by slowly integrating them into the thick of things. They were all over the place with Ricky and that's why that character was damaged from the start.

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so when Scotty comes back, he should be played by someone in his 40's.

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The_Moustache wrote:
so when Scotty comes back, he should be played by someone in his 40's.

Knowing MAB, Scotty will be younger. I read on WLS that Kevin Schmidt is reprising his role as Noah, so obviously he won't be rapidly aging anytime soon.

I do agree that this is obviously an attempt to sexualize characters and boy, just in time for the Summer (pardon the phrase).

Given this show's history with either killing off their 'youngins' or putting them through some paternity turmoil, I wouldn't be surprised if this is what is in store for one of these characters.

The storytelling on this show is all over the place. Good luck untangling it all, those of you who still watch.

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Is it possible for any child of Phyllis' to come back as a feisty and fun teen???

It is too bad that the parents of these SORASED children did not suffer from the same syndrome because then they'd be off in retirement homes and we wouldn't have to tolerate their antics any more.

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KELLEY MISSAL AS SUMMER
DREW GARETT AS FEN
OR
LEXI ANXWORTH AS SUMMER
LENNY PLATT AS FEN
WHAT YOU THINK?

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OR
EDDIE ALDERSON AS FEN

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Eddie Alderson is a great actor. I think Mick Hazan from ATWT would be great in the role. Lenny Platt wouldn't be terrible.

I am guessing Bonnie Dennison (Daisy, GL) is too old now...hmm.. now sure about Summer, but she needs to be strong!

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Lenny Platt looks 40, so I guess he would fit in perfectly with the "young" folks on Y&R now.

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Will it be revealed that Summer is actually Jack's daughter and not Nick's? Hmmmmmmm.

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at this rate, when Keemo Abbot returns, he'll be damn near 50!

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So Summer will now be almost the same age as Noah?

MsAgentProvocateur1 wrote:
The storytelling on this show is all over the place. Good luck untangling it all, those of you who still watch.

(Nods head in sad agreement)

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Actually, Noah is now in his early twenties, since the actor that plays him is actually in his early twenties now too, especially after he was re-re-cast in the role after they fired the other actor that was recast in the Noah role!

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RealityCheck33-- Hope so. Have Kyle and Summer fall in love...then Nick's mind gets triggered...

Now sure why Fen has to be aged. Maybe he is going to be drugged and raped, then have to fight for custody. And that makes 3 more characters on the canvas.

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Back when they announced Kyle being SORAS'd,I joked about Summer becoming a teen next.If they keep this trend up,by Sept Faith & baby John will be in high school.And let's not forget about Reed.He probably will be in the marines.The Kids will be as old as their grandparents.