The Young and The Restless Places Casting Call For “Vivacious, Energetic, Ambitious” African-American Female





Is diversity once again becoming a priority at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless? The sudser that gave us Dru, Neil, Malcolm and Liv in the 90's and 00's has put out another casting call, this time for an African-American female in her mid-20's named "Sally Tate".
 
According to the casting call, "Sally" is:


Vivacious, energetic, ambitious. She's a mom balancing work and family. She's had her share of tough times, but always bounces back from even the most trying situations. Sexy, romantic, fun-loving, with a delightful sense of humor and an eternal twinkle in her eyes.

Are you excited to see two new characters of color coming to Genoa City? Any fears these casting calls might be smokescreens for recasts of Devon (Bryton James) and/or Lily (Christel Khalil)? Sound off in the comments!

75 Responses

  1. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    These casting calls are IMO definitely for Devon and Lily. It only dawned on me once I saw the casting call for “Sally Tate”. It sounded way too much like Lily. Then I went back to the casting call for “Trey Douglas” which when I re-read it, it sounded way too much like Devon. We’re going to be saying good-bye to Bryton James and Christel Khalil soon.

    As for Lily being recast, I’m all for it. Not sure why JFP would recast Devon unless she’s taking the character in a completely different direction, which would explain the need to recast the role.

  2. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    I could see that this is a recast for Lily.

    The first thought seeing this casting call was ‘When do the firings at Y&R start’? Looks like they already began to either replace people or make room for the new ones.

  3. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    The show is diverse enough and the cast is already too huge. NO MORE NEW CHARACTERS!!!

    This better be a Lily recast. Crystal Khalil can’t act for shit. I don’t care if she “originated” the role. She lacks the acting chops to carry the character into ADULTHOOD.

    I should head over to the LANE boards for some fun reading. I’m sure they are having a freaking CORONARY, LOL!

  4. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]The show is diverse enough and the cast is already too huge. NO MORE NEW CHARACTERS!!! I should head over to the LANE boards for some fun reading. I’m sure they are having a freaking CORONARY, LOL![/quote]

    I’ll have to call my good pal in San Diego and see what she says about this! LOL

  5. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    I could see this as “Lily” but not sure, because just maybe (as crossing legs, fingers, toes & eyeballs) could be talking to VR returning as Dru? Could be sticking point, if so fans would say bring back Drucilla to lose Lily and just recast her. Maybe this could be Nate?

  6. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=ChristianDavis148]These casting calls are IMO definitely for Devon and Lily. It only dawned on me once I saw the casting call for “Sally Tate”. It sounded way too much like Lily. Then I went back to the casting call for “Trey Douglas” which when I re-read it, it sounded way too much like Devon. We’re going to be saying good-bye to Bryton James and Christel Khalil soon.

    As for Lily being recast, I’m all for it. Not sure why JFP would recast Devon unless she’s taking the character in a completely different direction, which would explain the need to recast the role.[/quote]

    I am hoping this is for a LILY RECAST, but seriously doubt it. I would like to know, since the new people’s stories don’t start until October 1 to possibly 15,
    if this is the new or old regime doing this?

  7. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=harlee490]I could see this as “Lily” but not sure, because just maybe (as crossing legs, fingers, toes & eyeballs) could be talking to VR returning as Dru? Could be sticking point, if so fans would say bring back Drucilla to lose Lily and just recast her. Maybe this could be Nate?[/quote]

    Yeah, it’s common knowledge CK and VR did NOT get along at ALL. I would say there were more issues between the two of them than there were VR and Michelle Stafford. MS even made a statement recently (I forget where) that almost made it sound like she was extending an olive branch. (‘we’re all professionals and need to do what’s best for the show” something like that). But VR has pissed off/dissed SO MANY people over at Y&R (Peter Bergman, MTS) that I just can’t see them bringing her back unless they had her telecommuting and not on the set at ALL, LOL!

  8. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]The show is diverse enough and the cast is already too huge. NO MORE NEW CHARACTERS!!!

    This better be a Lily recast. Crystal Khalil can’t act for shit. I don’t care if she “originated” the role. She lacks the acting chops to carry the character into ADULTHOOD.

    I should head over to the LANE boards for some fun reading. I’m sure they are having a freaking CORONARY, LOL![/quote]

    This person hit the nail on the head, but they won’t get rid of Crystal or Lame Brain Cane, even though they are both terrible actors.

  9. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=yojoromo4469][quote=ChristianDavis148]These casting calls are IMO definitely for Devon and Lily. It only dawned on me once I saw the casting call for “Sally Tate”. It sounded way too much like Lily. Then I went back to the casting call for “Trey Douglas” which when I re-read it, it sounded way too much like Devon. We’re going to be saying good-bye to Bryton James and Christel Khalil soon. As for Lily being recast, I’m all for it. Not sure why JFP would recast Devon unless she’s taking the character in a completely different direction, which would explain the need to recast the role.[/quote] I am hoping this is for a LILY RECAST, but seriously doubt it. I would like to know, since the new people’s stories don’t start until October 1 to possibly 15,
    if this is the new or old regime doing this?[/quote]

    The old regime have left the building. The new regime is there now so anything we hear now is coming from them.

  10. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=harlee490]I could see this as “Lily” but not sure, because just maybe (as crossing legs, fingers, toes & eyeballs) could be talking to VR returning as Dru? Could be sticking point, if so fans would say bring back Drucilla to lose Lily and just recast her. Maybe this could be Nate?[/quote]

    Someone else that does not seem to understand, They Will Never Bring Back DRU.

  11. Avatar of Restless Fan
    Restless Fan

    For the first time in a long time I’m excited about what’s to come with Y&R. The LML and MAB years were spirit killing. Especially MAB who should have been doing a better job given those close Bell family ties. Her Y&R was and will always be remembered as dreadful.

  12. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    @yojoromo4469…Never say Never my friend. If CBS wants VR back, and the actors know this is different ball game. Eric B. and his statement about changes at Y&R, he’s nervous. EB won’t be controling JFP as he did with MAB, I think the actors know the attitude has to change.

  13. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    It would be great to see Dru back but I think VR’s book about when she worked there puts a torpedo in that.
    Most people would not want to work with someone again after they do something like that.
    Or maybe that’s just me.

  14. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]It would be great to see Dru back but I think VR’s book about when she worked there puts a torpedo in that.
    Most people would not want to work with someone again after they do something like that.
    Or maybe that’s just me.[/quote]

    Yes, but it’s not really UP to the cast whether VR returns or not. JFP and co. could very well say, “look we know VR has stepped on a lot of toes around here, but we are considering bringing her back to Y&R. You are either for us or against us.”

    Most people who are not happy with that decision could find work elsewhere. Or perhaps not. Either they would want to be working actors in a dying genre, or they wouldn’t.

    I’m no VR fan/cheerleader by any stretch of the means. But if her coming back to the Y&R set means we LOSE the “actress” currently playing LILY than I am all for it!

  15. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    Recast the bitch! I can’t wait for it if it is that. Because CK has been dragging the the Winters down with lack of acting talent. We want a Sistah Gurl to play the role of Lily, not this old lazy bad acting heifer!

  16. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    So much casting news between B&B, Days and Y&R these last couple of weeks, it’s been hard to keep track of what the heck is going on! My head is still spinning with Susan Flannery’s departure/non-departure from B&B.

    All of this news is enough to make bloggers and magazine editors pull their last remaining strands of hair out of their heads!

  17. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @Jillian Bowe: I think the Y&R execs and JFP must be reading DC and listening to the podcast. They must have started to think that since this site gets over a million views a month that maybe they need to tune in and see what people are saying…

    But if this is a recast for Lily (Thank You Jesus! Sweet God Almighty!), I think they should fire CK the way she returned. Have her come in on a Friday and hear the new actresses named called over the intercom like they did to Davetta Sherwood.

    Or in-fact I will make special trip down to L.A. (since it’s not far from me in CA) and let me be their 1 day intern. I’ll follow her as she heads to her car and tell her like they did to Lillian Hayman on OLTL that “You just worked your last day!”

  18. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    I don’t hate Christel Kahlil. Anytime she shared the screen with Daniel she came alive (still think they should be together), and I was also impressed by her work during that dreadful GhostCane storyline–when she told that freakshow, abusive husband Cane to back the hell off because she was losing her mind, I was right there with her performance.

  19. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=bishbay]I don’t hate Christel Kahlil. Anytime she shared the screen with Daniel she came alive (still think they should be together), and I was also impressed by her work during that dreadful GhostCane storyline–when she told that freakshow, abusive husband Cane to back the hell off because she was losing her mind, I was right there with her performance.[/quote]

    And then she turns around and REMARRIES the guy, making her the dumbest bitch on the show (even dumber than Sharon).

  20. Avatar of Smitty
    Smitty

    so when are we going to get some more news on firing? Only person we know has been given the boot is Kevin Schmidt….there has to be more leaving….

  21. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Smitty]so when are we going to get some more news on firing? Only person we know has been given the boot is Kevin Schmidt….there has to be more leaving….[/quote]
    That’s what I would like to know.

    I hope we hear some news very, very soon. And I hope that the newbies are on the exit list!

  22. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=harlee490]@yojoromo4469…Never say Never my friend. If CBS wants VR back, and the actors know this is different ball game. Eric B. and his statement about changes at Y&R, he’s nervous. EB won’t be controling JFP as he did with MAB, I think the actors know the attitude has to change.[/quote]

    Not ever going to happen. She cut her own throat with that big mouth. If she is so talented, why isn’t she on anything and I mean anything else?

  23. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @Coffee_Junkie: Yep I would say call her up! All ready knows the daily grind. Once you have been on Passions, if you have not learned how to act then it ain’t gonna happen.

  24. Avatar of rlshel1015
    rlshel1015

    i don’t want to sound whiny, but if they are bulking up the african american cast then they just need to bring back VR! i love her! we all have to work with people that we don’t always get along with – that’s life. the cast needs to get over themselves and put aside their differences for the greater good.

  25. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    I doubt they’d recast Lily. She (CL) just won an Emmy. This is just the beginning of what a lot of long time fans are fearing…new characters front and center and beloved vets pushed to the back burner. Her and Cain consistently top the polls. What a great way to get new viewers…fire fan favs and recast with unknowns. Huh?

  26. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @angrierblackerman: The fanbase is not by any means large. They are just more vocal than others. But the ratings have proven over the years that she is not a necessity for Y&R. You need an Actors Actor to take over the role of Lily.

  27. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    I actually don’t have a problem with them recasting Lily with an African American actress; I’d say, call Davetta Sherwood and bring her back. As for Devon, Bryton is amazing if given descent material, but they haven’t done anything with him!!!

  28. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=pferrando]I doubt they’d recast Lily. She (CL) just won an Emmy. This is just the beginning of what a lot of long time fans are fearing…new characters front and center and beloved vets pushed to the back burner. Her and Cain consistently top the polls. What a great way to get new viewers…fire fan favs and recast with unknowns. Huh?[/quote]

    They “consistently top the polls” because their prepubescent fan base has lots of time on their hands to vote in said polls hundreds of times.

  29. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=angrierblackerman]I think it might be a Sophia recast. Why would she recast Lily when Cain and Lily have a decent fanbase? But I can’t say that I would be sad to see Christel ‘OMGCOLLEEN!’ Khalil go.[/quote]

    The fan base is loud, pushy and demanding. Nothing decent about that. I’d like to think TPTB don’t write the show to appease certain fan bases. If (God forbid) they are going to beef up the Lily role than they need a stronger actress playing her. The “Lily has cancer” storyline was a complete joke and CK should be canned for that alone.

    I’ll never forget years ago Jack Smith and Kay Alden started featuring Lily and the gang adnauseum I thought, “my God why haven’t they hired a BETTER LILY?” They did that when they decided to beef up the role of Mamie, the Abbott’s maid.

    The girl has been *front burner* for nearly a DECADE and has not shown one iota of development as an actress. You’d think with all of the powerhouses around her (Jess Walton, Melody Thomas Scott) girl would show some improvement, but I guess not…..

  30. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @pferrando: Those are fan polls. Not network poll testing. There is a difference. Networks have a different system to measure the true popularity of actors and actresses on a soap. They don’t rely on polls where a fanbase can flood them. That is not a true sample size of viewers. And I can sure tell you for a show with a Majority of viewers being black women those two are not what came to mind when they were looking for “love in the afternoon…”

    Especially not the type of pairing where the age difference is so big that one would have been learning to count when their husband was heading to college.

  31. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=LindaTNo1]Could be a daughter for Sarge. More about his backstory.[/quote]

    They wouldn’t give a “backstory” to a new hire that no viewer cares about. All of MABs hires will most likely be the first to go.

  32. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]They wouldn’t give a “backstory” to a new hire that no viewer cares about. All of MABs hires will most likely be the first to go.[/quote]
    This. Usually someone like JFP wants to send a message that it’s her show now. I’m convinced it’s a recast I just want to know if it’s Lily or Sophia.

  33. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    I’ll put my money on the female casting call being a Sophia re-cast and the male being a Devon re-cast. Bet ya they’re planning to make them a couple.

    This might be good for the Winters clan. Tucker could be killed off leaving Devon with the bulk McCall Unlimited. Sophia could get a small share also and she knows the business from the ground up. Devon hires Neil to be CEO since Devon’s not ready to run it on his own. They would have a three-way conflict personally (since Sophia is Moses mother, and Neil’s former wife) and business wise. They’d have their own Newman Empire- instantly.

    It might be bad for the Winters clan if they leave Tucker alive and have him be Mr. High & Mighty Victor II with all the Winters in the same demeaning fashion he’s dealt with all the female “business women” since he’s arrived in GC.

  34. Avatar of MsNixon
    MsNixon

    [quote=angrierblackerman][quote=Coffee_Junkie]They wouldn’t give a “backstory” to a new hire that no viewer cares about.[/quote]

    This is exactly what soaps do when they are hanging on by a thread. Tiic bring in new characters, usually played by actors from cancelled soaps or newbie hair models with dry mouth and reflections of cue cards in their eyes. The writers then create complicated backstories for them (which no one has time to flesh out) that feature long lost wives, children and siblings that no one cares about and that hog precious airtime. For recent examples see the vapid Ford brothers from OLTL and the tiresome saga of Caleb Cortlandt from AMC.

    That said, these casting calls sound like recasts of Devon and Sofia to me.

  35. Avatar of JasamForever
    JasamForever

    I am waiting to see what happens on Y&R. If good enough changes are made to the show, I may go back as a viewer. I stopped watching the show in 2009 after just watching it for about a year, when they had Sharon a cleptomaniac, and Sabrina’s ghost everywhere. The show had become terrible. I like the actors that play Devon and Lily personally and would hate to see them go, especially Bryton. I wish he could have lived longer on the Vampire Diaries, as he was good on the show. I am glad a soap is trying to have diversity, as I keep waiting for it on GH, but so far nothing has changed.

  36. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    This all sounds HORRID!!

    WHY ARE THEY BRINGING IN NEW CHARACTERS?

    And if this is a recast for Lily, then why???? Christel Khalil just won an Emmy for God’s sakes! And Lily & Cane are a very popular pairing PLUS Sony loves them. Don’t get it at all.

  37. Avatar of Marcelle
    Marcelle

    [quote=Yoryla]PLUS Sony loves them. Don’t get it at all.[/quote]
    Sony loving this pairing, has been the consensus from all the soap industry blogs/magazines/insiders, which is why I’m having a difficult time believing it’s a Lily recast even though it admittedly very much sounds as if it is.

    The only other thing I can think of, is that CK is undergoing contract negotiations, and tiic are using the threat of recast as a bargaining tool. IDK.

  38. Avatar of Duchess
    Duchess

    I think it sounds more like a Sofia recast. Julia Pace Mitchell is 26 which fits with the mid-20′s and Sofia is a working Mom unlike Lily. Plus the “sexy, romantic, fun-loving, with a delightful sense of humor and an eternal twinkle in her eyes” fits more with what I think the character of Sofia is supposed to be and not really Lily who has never been known for any sense of humor let alone a delightful one LOL. So my money is on Sofia.

  39. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    “They wouldn’t give a “backstory” to a new hire that no viewer cares about.”

    This is exactly what soaps do when they are hanging on by a thread. Tiic bring in new characters…create complicated backstories for them… For recent examples see the vapid Ford brothers from OLTL and the tiresome saga of Caleb Cortlandt from AMC….[/quote]

    Also, see Santa Barbara, Another World, and ATWT.

  40. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Sorry y’all. Recasting Lily will alienate just as many of us as will be happy for it. She’s the original actress in the role and her acting is not bad. Either you like someone or your don’t. There are many characters who’ve been recast with “Actor’s Actors” that just don’t click. Look at the second Heather, Mac, Harmony, Malcolm, Noah, on and on. I like Lily and hubby and hope they stay. CL had great chemistry with VR as Dru even though I heard they didn’t get along. If we are ever going to bring a legacy character back IT NEEDS TO BE DRU. Stop this madness. I’d like to see Josh come and and start to write some hardcore drama and see how this show can shine again with its core cast.

  41. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    I think the current Devon is different enough looking and simply quite good looking enough to be kept around; plus he can act. Just erase those self righteous tendencies he learned from Neil and he’d be just fine.

    I kind of doubt this casting call is for a Lily recast. If she’s going then she’d just be gone I think.

    And I’m afraid it’s true. VR will never be back on Y&R. Right or wrong she’s just too much of a trouble maker.

  42. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @pferrando: Eddie Winslow was no “actor’s actor.” Eden never was looked at as the type to play a stronger woman so that was a miscast.

    Now as for Lily. Davetta Sherwood was the recast for Lily who loved and i’m gonna go there more beloved by African American female viewers than CK. The outrage when she was fired was not something even Sony had expected. Davetta Embodied what most African American women had envisioned for a grown up Lily.

    So come on now come on!

    http://youtu.be/_kOCU2OyJJo

  43. Avatar of 80srockfan
    80srockfan

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=LindaTNo1]Could be a daughter for Sarge. More about his backstory.[/quote]

    They wouldn’t give a “backstory” to a new hire that no viewer cares about. All of MABs hires will most likely be the first to go.[/quote]
    keep telling yourself that

  44. Avatar of 80srockfan
    80srockfan

    [quote=80srockfan][quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=LindaTNo1]Could be a daughter for Sarge. More about his backstory.[/quote]

    They wouldn’t give a “backstory” to a new hire that no viewer cares about. All of MABs hires will most likely be the first to go.[/quote]
    [/quote]keep telling yourself that

  45. Avatar of 80srockfan
    80srockfan

    [quote=80srockfan][quote=80srockfan][quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=LindaTNo1]Could be a daughter for Sarge. More about his backstory.[/quote]

    They wouldn’t give a “backstory” to a new hire that no viewer cares about. All of MABs hires will most likely be the first to go.[/quote]

  46. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Victoria Rowell is the ONLY “vivacious and ambitious” black woman that they need to bring back in her iconic role as Drucilla! All the other AA “leads” that this show has had over the past 5 years have failed dismally. Nia Peeples, Julie Paceless Mitchell, Eva “The Diva”……..need I go on? Debbi Morgan is spectacularly talented, but YoHarmony is just a walking punchline. Angell Conwell is alright, but is she even on the show anymore???? This show is never gonna really be as good as it should—-and could be–until they bite the bullet and ask her to come back.

    And maybe they can get RID of the two duds who are dragging the show down, Julie Paceless Mitchell and Christel “Anemic and Boring” Khalil. Kill three birds with one stone.

  47. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=yojoromo4469]Some one please explain to 80 Rockfan how to go in and delete those extra posts. It is very simple to do, even if U just edit them to say, double posts.[/quote]

    I’m not going to bother. She seems kind of *slow*. Typical Lane fan.

  48. Avatar of ER Writer
    ER Writer

    Whatever happened to poor Angel Conley? They never did a thing with her.

    Tonya Lee Williams? They treat this woman like a basement baby and she can go.

    @pferrando Drew Tyler Bell won Drew Garret’s Emmy and was promptly fired, lol :)

    Please Lord would someone just make this show smart, funny and sexy so I can start watching it again.

  49. Avatar of Marcelle
    Marcelle

    [quote=LovinVilly]I think it sounds more like a Sofia recast. Julia Pace Mitchell is 26 which fits with the mid-20′s [/quote]
    Not saying it’s not a Sofia recast, and not saying the actress’ age means anything toward the character’s age, but…there’s no way JPM is 26. Her own official website says she graduated from Howard University in 2000. If she’s indeed 26, that means she would’ve graduated from college at 15, meaning she was 11/12 when she entered…

  50. Avatar of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    I always thought that Sofia was played to be young…late 20′s the oldest. Just from the dialogue she had with people. And them attempting to make her and Lily “friends” as opposed to “mother-daughter” type relationship. But JPM looks young to me anyways so maybe I assumed it. I also think that this is a sofia recast. I don’t know why they would do it? If you want JPM gone, then send Sofia on her way. Sofis isn’t legacy so why hold on to her. Just create yourself someone new. JMO.

    Now if this is a Lily recast,

    *Singing in loud off key tune*
    Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
    Let earth receive her King;
    Let every heart prepare him room,
    And heaven and nature sing,
    And heaven and nature sing,
    And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

    Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
    Let men their songs employ;
    While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
    Repeat the sounding joy,
    Repeat the sounding joy,
    Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

    He rules the world with truth and grace,
    And makes the nations prove
    The glories of His righteousness,
    And wonders of His love,
    And wonders of His love,
    And wonders, wonders, of His love.

    Cause the Soap Gods know it will surely be like Christmas morn. I have hated CK’s casting in this role from her first valley girl “like”. Lily grew up in Paris and was raised by Dru. It didn’t fit. I will add that on her second stint as she attempted to emulate Davetta, she got MUUUUUCH better. Good for her. Still so wrong for the role of Lily Winters. And even with all this wrongness, I still have affection for the character. How is that even possible folks!!!!??? Dru is her momma and the only reason I fell in love with this show in the summer of 92 at the age of 14. Remember it like yesterday.

    Let me end with this…this casting call sounds like Dru more so than Lily and Sofia just the way that the one for “Tyler Douglas” was a carbon copy of Neil’s backstory sans the cynicism, that part would be more Malcolm…all together…it’s a Black Adam Newman..let’s hope this guy doesn’t kill any babies or manipulate gay men with sex all the while being written as hetero.

  51. Avatar of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    @Yoryla…to each their own. Everyone won’t like every actress’ interpretation of a character. However, everyone I know IRL (read not on the internet) that watched the show LOVED that girl as Lily.

  52. Avatar of scrumptious
    scrumptious

    This is absolutely a SOPHIA recast!

    I knew in my gut that Jill Farren Phelps would take one look at her hefty size and demand a recast.

    Julia Pace Mitchell is 26 years old! Yes, 26 years old! Google it if you don’t believe me! She is a young woman though it’s hard to tell now with all her extra weight gain which has aged her dramatically.

    Sophia was originally conceived to be a smart fiery sassy young businesswoman. She was Tucker McCall’s protege and surrogate daughter.

    Watch her earliest scenes, THAT Sophia was funny witty and one feisty young woman. Julia was full-figured when she was hired but not full-on fat like she is presently.

    Recasting Sophia makes total sense. They need an actress who can play her character the way it was intended, fun smart and sassy! She is a mother to Moses and juggling a career with Tucker.

    The other casting call was definitely for Devon. The “orphaned at 16″ was a dead giveaway. Bryton James was fine as a teenage Devon but too asexual to play him as a grown man and viable romantic lead. He will be recast with a taller hotter brutha who can be heir to Tucker and Katherine’s empires.

    Watch and wait… Folks are getting fired or recast.

  53. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    Sophia must be the new female re-cast. Has to be. With JFP and The New Regime, I am using my daughter and her friends as a gauge as to what youth-loving Jill will do. Knowing how my kid acted when Cane was killed in Feb ’11, and how much they ‘cried’ with Khalil’s Lily, I dont think the re-cast is her.

    The male has to be for a new Devon. The guy still looks like a teen-ager. My guess is that JFP will bring in a huge muscle guy, who will get into some romance action with the ladies.

  54. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=hey mon]Sophia must be the new female re-cast. Has to be. With JFP and The New Regime, I am using my daughter and her friends as a gauge as to what youth-loving Jill will do. Knowing how my kid acted when Cane was killed in Feb ’11, and how much they ‘cried’ with Khalil’s Lily, I dont think the re-cast is her. The male has to be for a new Devon. The guy still looks like a teen-ager. My guess is that JFP will bring in a huge muscle guy, who will get into some romance action with the ladies.[/quote]

    And Lily looks like she’s TWELVE. I still say it’s her.

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    Marcelle

    [quote=scrumptious]Julia Pace Mitchell is 26 years old! Yes, 26 years old! Google it if you don’t believe me! [/quote]
    Again, I’m not saying this isn’t a Sophia recast, but she is not 26. Here’s her official website, and resume, juliapacemitchell.com/credits/ . OFFICIAL, the one she links to on her official twitter page. It clearly says she graduated from Howard University in 2000.

    The only ‘source’ that says she was born in 1985 is her wikipedia page, and anyone can edit that. Her official website and her IMDB page neither list her year of birth.

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    Coffee_Junkie

    It is now all over TWITTER that Christel Khalil is OUT as Lily, and also on her website (girl has a website? Why?) Sounds like her contract negotiations fell apart. Hopefully this is true and there won’t be an 11th hour announcement that she is actually staying after all. Gag! She is HORRID as Lily.

    Let the recast discussion (and partying) begin! The Lane fans are spitting nails. I wonder if they will hire an airplane? Losers.

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    pferrando

    David…this is one we will have to disagree on. Daveeta is a good actress, she’s just not Lily. Sorry…

    Would love to get Shemar and Victoria back…Hell why not bring back Olivia too. Loved the 90′s.

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