Ex-Young and Restless Star Marcy Rylan CONFIRMED as General Hospital’s Lulu!




Looks like my sources were on the money once again! General Hospital is confirming the casting of Marcy Rylan as Lulu Spencer Falconeri, according to online reports.

The popular actress, who currently recurs as Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless, will be assuming the role recently vacated by Julie Marie Berman.

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    mfarris70

    We know MR can play ditzy, hoping she can bring depth and gravitas to this character. Maybe Lulu will find out about the baby, split town and then come back as MR.

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    blake3b

    Oh wow! Good for her!!! If Y&R can’t appreciate her and put her on contract then that’s great that she went to GH where they will! And take that Jill Farren Phelps. Hilarious that she leaves Y&R to go to GH after the opposite happened with Steve Burton lol.

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    hey mon

    Tragic loss for Y&R. Incomprehensible that JoshG&JFP couldn’t find a decent story-line for someone who is both an Abbott and a Newman, in that Abby Carlton is. But there is plenty of air time for likes of Dylan/Mac, and now his Dad. And Stevie B can’t be coming cheap…plus he is allowed to commute from Nashville to fulfill his role.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=hey mon]Tragic loss for Y&R. Incomprehensible that JoshG&JFP couldn’t find a decent story-line for someone who is both an Abbott and a Newman, in that Abby Carlton is. But there is plenty of air time for likes of Dylan/Mac, and now his Dad. And Stevie B can’t be coming cheap…plus he is allowed to commute from Nashville to fulfill his role.[/quote]

    DISGUSTING. Would much rather have Abby than the no talented hack Dylan.

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    john2124

    Lol I know @JameyGidden and @Luke Kerr are some where dancing. I don’t blame her for snatching the job. You fire then say come back as we see fit. Ill take your little recurring….. Into a better role comes b******!!! Welcome Emme Rylan to GH.

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    roooo

    Huge loss for Y&R. Awesome actor in a pivotal, core role. I’m loving most of JFP’s decisions, but this one baffles me. Very, very sorry to see Emme Rylan go.

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    stoney07

    I love Marcy Rylan. I don’t like GH…but I DO watch it now (trying to support all the soaps). TPTB at Y&R should’ve never fired her in the first place. Then they brought her back, she JUST got back. They were setting up story for her, I’m sure she was going to be the first one to find out about Carmine and Lauren’s affair, not to mention whatever they were going to do with Abby and Alex.

    However, if I was Marcy Rylan, I would’ve done the exact same thing! Recurring role vs. COntract role? NO competition at all.

    It’s really gonna suck tho if Y&R casts a new Abby and gives the actress a contract, which is really what I think is about to happen -_-

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    keanna

    I flove this news, I am not CBS soap viewer, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about her, and I have seen her in a couple of movies.

    Nothing against JMB who love, but I think Marcy can give Lulu that spunk that is needed.

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    Jeff

    Good choice. I think she will do well. Looks like Genie Francis enough, like Julie did. Good actress. This should work out just fine.

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    Cornfed

    Ummm, i’ll try to be kind here, but except the appropriate age range, this recast doesn’t work for me AT.ALL. I don’t think i’m gonna make it with GH to their 50th, we’ll see…

    I didn’t care for Rylan on GL, or Y/R, so i doubt she can fill JMB’s shoes. I seem to be in the minority here.

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    drewz

    Now there needs to be a “wishful casting” to get Jen Linnley the role of Abby. Marcy will be great as Lulu and jen would be a great Abby.

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    luverica

    I think this is an excellent recast. I thoroughly enjoy watching Marcy Ryland perform and I am really looking forward to watching her play Lulu.

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    soapbaby

    Now that’s good casting. GH’s casting has been baffling to me since Cartini took over (Erik Valdez, Lindsay Morgan, etc.) Now, if only the show’s writing could get back on track ;-)

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    Cornfed

    I’m going to take soapbaby’s stamp of approval and pray that Rylan can pull this off. I myself have doubts, but i seem to be the only one so far!

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    ahanshew

    Glad to hear most seem excited about this. I know nothing about her. Just glad that they went after a name with talent instead of a nobody. You have to have chops to work with TG and GF.

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    soapbaby

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]I’m going to take soapbaby’s stamp of approval and pray that Rylan can pull this off. I myself have doubts, but i seem to be the only one so far![/quote]

    ^^Awww, that’s nice of you. I have faith in Marcy Rylan’s ability but not as much faith in Ron Cartini’s writing. MR will join GH as Lulu is in an awful story (the surrogacy nightmare) so she is coming in at a disadvantage.

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    scrumptious

    Marcy Rylan is better suited as a recast Maxie than for Lulu. She is very campy and cartoonish though, so I guess she will fit in well with Cartini’s hammy vision.

    However, stick a fork in “Lante”. I don’t see that couple lasting with Rylan in the Lulu role. She will have no chemistry with Dominic Zamprogna. In fact, just the thought of those two together is laughable.

    I fully expect Dante will be cut this year. It’s obvious Cartini has no interest in that Guza-created character.

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    SwanQueen59

    I’ve seen her work on GL and Y&R. Under MAB she was having to play ridiculous story lines. While I acknowledge she has the chops and has the physical frame (tiny like Julie), I’m not one to simply “accept” a recast until I see them work with others in those pairing/family situations. As everyone here knows, for me Julie is L. And I don’t see that changing for a long time. I’m quite willing to give ER a chance, but I offer no guarantees that I won’t find myself thinking “She’s not Julie.” Granted I know that’s not fair to this young woman, and yes she shouldn’t have to be Julie’s L, because she has her own skill set. But when you identify a particular character with an exceptionally talented individual who has crawled into the skin and bones of that character from the beginning, just about anyone who comes after is going to be compared. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t. (ie: KSul as Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri. Took me a loong time to get over MW not being there.)… 0:)

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    scrumptious

    Also, I might add, Marcy Rylan and Genie Francis worked together on YR already and they have no acting chemistry whatsoever. I can’t picture them selling any mother-daughter relationship.

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    J Bernard Jones

    gslam wrote

    @J Bernard Jones! Where are you when I need you to back me up?!?

    My Valentini/Rumplestiltskin comment was just me being silly; with all the casting news and “gets,” there must be sorcery involved. LOL

    As far as Ms. Rylan coming on as Lulu, I am delighted to see her join GH!

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    J Bernard Jones

    Marcy Rylan and Genie Francis worked together on YR already and they have no acting chemistry whatsoever. I can’t picture them selling any mother-daughter relationship.

    Different shows, different writers, different relational dynamics can often produce different results.

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    Yoryla

    YES YES YES YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT an AMAZING piece of news! I had no idea Marcy would even be interested in the part. I couldn’t have thought of better recast!!!!!!

    Marcy is an amazing actress – always loved her as Abby Newman on Y&R since she joined in 2010.

    Praise the Soap Lords!!!!

    Oh, and by the way, JFP: HA-HA! Your loss! Even though they hired her back later on, this serves Y&R totally right for firing her in the first place!

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    john2124

    [quote=J Bernard Jones]gslam wrote

    @J Bernard Jones! Where are you when I need you to back me up?!?

    My Valentini/Rumplestiltskin comment was just me being silly; with all the casting news and “gets,” there must be sorcery involved. LOL

    As far as Ms. Rylan coming on as Lulu, I am delighted to see her join GH![/quote]

    I was thinking the same thing. Lol the comments on here.

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    soapbaby

    [quote=TraceyAbbot101]yeah. we get Steve Burton…. Mr facial expression…. :([/quote]

    ^^ LOL. Hilarious and true. Marcy Rylan’s return reinvigorated Abby Carlton on the Y&R canvas. Steve Burton hasn’t brought any thing to the table thus far and has already landed on my FFWD list.

    Marcy Rylan is playing more than a ditz and I hope she doesn’t mimic Kirsten Storm’s energy as Maxie.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    Aw, I’m liking Lulu more this instant when I never liked her before. I really like MR and she made me like Abby so I wish her all the luck in this role. It’ll be interesting seeing her opposite Tony, Genie and KS. Wish I could see her opposite JJ but I digress…

    Lastly, the moment I read this header I thought of Luke Kerr throwing his own personal party w/ confetti then thinking “If only I could get Maura West as Carly now…” He must be stoked!

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    Dyllan

    [quote]Marcy Rylan’s return reinvigorated Abby Carlton on the Y&R canvas.[/quote]
    Say what? Her character was a flop. I can’t stand MR’s acting. Its WAY TOO HAMMY. I find all the characters she plays to be obnoxious.

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    ldylkng

    Love her, Love her, and can’t wait to see her as Lulu! I personally think she & Dom will be great together, although don’t think this is Cartini’s intentions.
    But secondly, Let me say, I will truly miss her as Abby on Y&R! Can’t even think of anyone who could compare!

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    Cornfed

    Post #24 says it all — this is more about a feud betw GH and Y/R…Marcy Rylan is tres annoying as a spoiled heiress, but maybe a role like Lulu will help her branch out, hopefully i’m wrong in the long run. OR they’ll just tailor fit Lulu for Rylan as they did Carly for Wright. I’m not 100% sure Landon has a *soft* enough look for the role either, but to me this recast is just more of a trek down the wrong road.

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    SoapArmageddon

    Is there some sort of undeclared casting war between Y&R and GH?

    And, BTW, I always thought the actress’ name was Marcy. Suddenly, I see she’s being called Emme on various other sites.

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    Daniel St. John

    This is great news! Love Marcy and she showed she could be more than just a flighty ditz when she played Lizzie on GL.
    Added bonus now Dante won’t have to look up at his lady love.

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    Cornfed

    To SwanQueen & Dyllan — ditto. Back in the day, i was HORRIFIED about Jensen Buchanan taking on the legendary role of Victoria Hudson Harrison McKinnon that won both Anne Heche and Ellen Wheeler Emmys, i believe. Slowly but surely, i became a die hard fan, as Jensen made Vicky her own. I never missed a day. It never made me forget Anne or Ellen in the role, but Jensen’s Vicky became one of my favorite characters, at least until JFP and Goutman butchered the show and then paired her with her BFF Jake. Maybe playing Lulu will give me a newfound appreciation for Rylan.

    I think i FF’d thru all things Lizzie and Bill on GL, she was just shrieking and whiny, didn’t feel it AT ALL.

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    SoapArmageddon

    [quote=soapbaby]… Steve Burton hasn’t brought any thing to the table thus far and has already landed on my FFWD list….[/quote]

    Oh, Jeez. Now we’re going to get another crazed GH fan telling us how he’s the best thing to happen to Y&R since Victor Newman. :)

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    tmac

    Here’s a thought…how about a job swap and bring Julie Marie Berman on as Abby Newman! Then the wishful casting of Brandon Barash as Scott could result in an Abby/Scott romance.

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    cord2012

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]Is there some sort of undeclared casting war between Y&R and GH?

    And, BTW, I always thought the actress’ name was Marcy. Suddenly, I see she’s being called Emme on various other sites.[/quote]

    I think she uses the name Marcy professionally, and Emme in her personal life.

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    harlee490

    Y&R’s big loss and err by Sony, by making the cut instead of renewing her contract even without story and figuring out a story…but must move on, and yes Y&R needs to recast the part and put on contract.

    NO JMB!!!! :| she doesn’t fit the image as Ashley’s daughter!! Puke, gag… A nuAbby needs to be very ravishing as ED’s Ashley. Go with different type look for Abby, let this Abby by slight more brunette as Victor and her siblings.

    My pick is Chrishell Stause, she brings that naughtiness, sexual appeal and looks great in those tight dresses as Ashley. ;)

    PS…I just don’t really think we need Brandon but if we get him not all fans will be open to another GH castway. MAB did it w\both AMC & GH and now this news. He could go to DOOL as character. :)

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    soapbaby

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]Oh, Jeez. Now we’re going to get another crazed GH fan telling us how he’s the best thing to happen to Y&R since Victor Newman. :)[/quote]

    Hee, hee. I am both a crazed GH and Y&R fan. ;-)

    I’d trade Abby Carlton (an Abbott and Newman) for Dylan McAvoy and his journal of pain (he had a box of pain on GH) any day of the week! He’s so wooden and she is so vibrant besides being connected to 90% of the characters. Wish she’d stay and he’d go. Anyway, best of luck to Marcy Rylan and we GH fans are lucky.

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    nysam

    With Marcy in the role of “Lulu”…”Lucky” if portrayed by Jonathan Jackson becomes the younger Spencer sibling. Rylan is 2 years older in real life than Jonathan Jackson. I remember when Lucky was at least 10 years older than his sister.

    I do think there is a war between GH and Y&R just like there was one with ABC & CBS when Frons and Bloom were in charge. They were always trying to poach actors from each other.

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    SoapArmageddon

    I wouldn’t mind having Brandon B. on Days….wouldn’t mind having him in real life either. :)

    He could play Sonny’s half-brother Alexander, the son Justin had with Anjelica Devereaux.

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    Nk3play2

    To be honest, this is the only piece of General Hospital casting news that has shocked me in recent months. Everything and everyone else, I saw coming (or going), I even saw Julie Marie Berman’s ousting coming. However, I didn’t see Marcy “Emme” Rylan as a recast.

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    soapbaby

    @ SoapArmageddon: :-)

    @ nysam: I am not sure that I believe there is “war” between ABC & CBS. Soaps have a long history of talent being poached across networks. There’s a rather small pool of soap actors with four soaps left and all based in L.A. Also, Why would CBS Daytime engage in a “war” with ABC when Y&R/B&B top the ratings? GH & DAYS are more comparable in ratings.

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    soapbaby

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]”journal of pain” – ROTF! Too funny soapbaby[/quote]

    ^^IOWAHAWKEYE: Do you watch Y&R? Dylan McAvoy literally has a “journal of pain.” He is registering as Jason Morgan-lite. My sister dropped by during my power-watching of Y&R and she stated, “Wow. He’s Jason Morgan. No different.”

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    Coffee_Junkie

    Stupid girl. Why would she take a job with Y&R if she was just going to turn around and jump ship? I guess all of her gushing about how much Abby has changed and that she “couldn’t wait to play a more mature Abby” was just bullsh!t.

    Not a fan of Abby. Y&R doesn’t need her.

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    SoapArmageddon

    Did she fall or was she pushed?

    We don’t know if she was fired or whether it was her choice to leave. My thinking is that JFP/Sony hired her back because some fans were clamoring for it but gave themselves leeway by not putting her back on contract.

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    mfarris70

    The head writer (whose writing, by the way, has boosted GH’s ratings and saved it from cancellation) is named Ron CARLIVATI. I know I always like for my name to be spelled right when anonymous critics are ripping on my work.

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    Marcelle

    Emme is Marcy’s real name, Marcy is her middle name if I’m not mistaken. She said a while back in an interview that she now regretted using Marcy professionally, and that she was going to start using Emme professionally. I guess with a new job, she’s made the switch, lol.

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    Marcelle

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]Stupid girl. Why would she take a job with Y&R if she was just going to turn around and jump ship?[/quote]
    Maybe‚Ķbecause she’s a mother of two and needed a job? I doubt she knew a GH offer would come up when she signed back on as Abby. It’s not her fault Y&R/CBS wouldn’t give her a contract, and GH/ABC would.

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    mfarris70

    [quote=Marcelle][quote=Coffee_Junkie]Stupid girl. Why would she take a job with Y&R if she was just going to turn around and jump ship?[/quote]

    She was fired from her contract and then brought back as a recurring player. Imagine being fired from your job and then told you could come back on an “as needed” basis with no guarantee. And then another company offers you a salaried job. Not a “stupid girl” in my opinion.

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    pumpkin

    I think she will be better fit with Dante for some reason. Spice him up a bit. He has been dullsville.

    I hope the whole baby story crap will end. Maxie admits it is Spenelli’s baby and they reunite. End of story.

    Everybody caught lying and nurse fired, LuLu leaves town comes back MR like someone else said.

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    Cornfed

    @soapbaby — saw a couple scenes of Jason/Dylan when i think Avery had a cold? I can’t get into the Avery character but haven’t tried that hard to be honest. Very curious to check out this Carmine/Lauren s/l tho…we’ll see. One more craptastic week (or month) of GH and i may have no choice! Tho i could go soapless; i have before! I enjoy watching the acting betw Bergman and Stafford but i’m no fan of Lady Jack, i still long for the Terry Lester days tho i do try my hardest. Bergman did cut those 90’s bangs so that was a step in the right direction ;)

    mfarris70 — bring on TSJ as a recast Jason Morgan and all will be forgiven :)

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    mfarris70

    Iowahawkeye: TSJ as Jason is an excellent Wishful Casting! But us OLTL’ers are hoping he may show up somewhere on ABC as Victor Jr. I’ll give you Lindsey Morgan to play Abby and we’ll call it even. ; )

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    Cornfed

    @soapbaby — i just watched 30-40 secs of Carmine & Lauren on youtube. His eyebrows look done and he can’t act. S-N-O-O-Z-E.

    Someone please take Lindsey Morgan, someone, anyone!

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    mfarris70

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]@soapbaby — i just watched 30-40 secs of Carmine & Lauren on youtube. His eyebrows look done and he can’t act. S-N-O-O-Z-E. [/quote]

    Welcome to Jill Farren Pehlps’ Y&R! Through the years I’ve always stopped watching any show she takes over. Its too painful.

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    Cornfed

    BUT she had a few good years on GL and Santa Barbara. Tho it was actually the writing on GL that made it so good — late late 80s into early 90s. But she was the one that let Bev McK slip away. Hate huh for that. Just wait until Nick #3 from AW shows up on y/r, or Dalia Salem or the countless others. Is David Forsyth directing episodes yet? LOL

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    The_Moustache

    her name is not Marcy Rylan anymore.

    it’s Emmee Rylan.

    “Soap Opera Digest can confirm that Emmee Rylan (previously known as Marcy), who recently returned to Y&R as Abby, has been cast as GH’s new Lulu, replacing Julie Marie Berman, who announced her departure last week.”

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    FloridaDreamin

    I loved her when she took over the role of Lizzie from Crystal Hunt so she can definitely pull off a recast! However the Lizzie/Abby characters are similar in the spoiled heiress aspect so I’m crossing my fingers that she can bring some spunk to Lulu. She was able to mature the character of Lizzie though, so I have high hopes. Time will tell I guess…

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    Yoryla

    [quote=soapbaby]Also, Why would CBS Daytime engage in a “war” with ABC when Y&R/B&B top the ratings? GH & DAYS are more comparable in ratings.[/quote]

    First of all, there is a definite industry and fan rivalry between Y&R and GH. It’s based on many things, I’m sure the simultaneous big anniversaries, GH’s increased prominence and positive press and the fact the GH’s former showrunner is now Y&R showrunner have all had an affect. And many fans are divided between these two institutions.

    Second, the ratings aren’t that clear and cut. GH has had significant increases and is fighting for the number two spot with B&B, not with DAYS.

    And Y&R/ B&B fighting just doesn’t make much sense. The shows are on the same network, have always been close, and B&B is like Y&R’s little sister.

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    stoney07

    A GH/YR rivalry only exists in some people’s minds…

    I know if I were an executive, I wouldn’t be worried about GH, if I was working at Y&R. The number 1 soap by a LONGSHOT shouldn’t be in a rivalry with a lesser soap…just my opinion :) but then again, i’m biased…

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    kittyskisses

    Great news!!! She is a terrific actress and her role on Y&R has never really showed her to best effect!!! I bet she will have great chemistry with Dante. Yippeeeeeee :)

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    mfarris70

    [quote=timepass]Wow she is too old to be Lulu, she is in her thirties. I hope she leaves the ditzy at Y&R,[/quote]

    Actually Marcy/Emme is 32 and Julie Marie is 29, so what’s the problem? Funny how people never say a man is too old for a role.

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    noway

    [quote=stoney07]A GH/YR rivalry only exists in some people’s minds…

    I know if I were an executive, I wouldn’t be worried about GH, if I was working at Y&R. The number 1 soap by a LONGSHOT shouldn’t be in a rivalry with a lesser soap…just my opinion :) but then again, i’m biased…[/quote]

    ————————————————————-
    Well, I am going to step in it again, yes there may not be much of one now.

    However, back in the early 80’s when ALL you heard about was Luke and Laura blah, blah blah. Liz Taylor watches and was a guest at the wedding, and you were watching Y&R, or any other soap for that matter, and not watching GH, oh the horror. I had no interest in GH, and Y&R, GL(under Douglas Marland), ATWT were IMO by far the superior shows.

    When Y&R finally became number one it was A HUGE DEAL.

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    soapbaby

    [quote=Yoryla][quote=soapbaby]Also, Why would CBS Daytime engage in a “war” with ABC when Y&R/B&B top the ratings? GH & DAYS are more comparable in ratings.[/quote]

    First of all, there is a definite industry and fan rivalry between Y&R and GH. It’s based on many things, I’m sure the simultaneous big anniversaries, GH’s increased prominence and positive press and the fact the GH’s former showrunner is now Y&R showrunner have all had an affect. And many fans are divided between these two institutions.

    Second, the ratings aren’t that clear and cut. GH has had significant increases and is fighting for the number two spot with B&B, not with DAYS.

    And Y&R/ B&B fighting just doesn’t make much sense. The shows are on the same network, have always been close, and B&B is like Y&R’s little sister.[/quote]

    ^^ @ Yorlya: First of all, your tone seems rather harsh. A simple, ” I disagree for the following reasons…” would have sufficed.

    Second, you completely misunderstood my use of “/” between Y&R and B&B.

    Thirdly, I agree with stoney07’s assessment of the situation.

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    pjc722

    ABSOLUTE IDIOTS OVER AT Y&R FOR LETTING MARCY SLIP THROUGH THEIR FINGERS TWICE!!! Honestly, this actress brings a breathe of fresh air and ease to this show! I can’t tell you when the last time I watched an actress on this show that delivers with as much punch, with as much fun and excitement, AND WITH AS MUCH SWEETNESS than Marcy!!!

    I can not believe that after firing her when they first came on, then with promos for bringing her back they allowed GH to take her!!! This is absolutely ridiculous and upsetting.

    GH has got a great actress who has proven herself with two legacy characters from GL to Y&R!

    Nice move, Jill and Josh. Let’s hire another guy so this show can be all about testosterone and less about empowering women and showcasing them!

    This is the dumbest move yet by a producer on daytime… WELL, only if you take out all the actions of Maria Bell will it be the dumbest move!

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    DaveBedford

    It’s ironic & funny that Genie & Marcy have worked together before on Y&R where their characters hated one another but now, she’s playing the daughter of Laura played by Genie. LOL

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    DAMN you Y&R! WTF? I can’t believe we got her back and she leaving. I was happy they didn’t write her as the spoiled brat, UGH Jill/Josh come on get it together- That Ryland girl is good, and pls don’t come back with a chick from a cancel show playing Abby Newman to upstage GH-

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    J Bernard Jones

    It’s ironic & funny that Genie & Marcy have worked together before on Y&R where their characters hated one another but now, she’s playing the daughter of Laura played by Genie. LOL

    Like when Wally Kurth played Jane Elliot’s lover on Days of Our Lives (Justin & Angelica) but went to playing her son (Ned to Tracy) on GH.

    ;)

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    She was the first actress I mentioned as a great recast, after learning JMB had quit, but I said that it was too bad she was back on Y&R. It makes me a happy camper to find out she wasn’t put back on contract over there. :-)

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    ChrisGa

    Sigh..this is such a loss for Y&R. I just watched today’s episode and the interplay between MR and Ignacio Serrichio(Alex) was not only wonderfully flirty but there was a sense of real genuineness on Abby’s part, something the writers don’t play up very often. That said, the girl should’ve never been taken off contract and that stupidity ends up being GH’s gain. Good luck Marcy(though with your talent you’re hardly gonna need it).

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    Dyllan

    [Quote]Not a fan of Abby. Y&R doesn’t need her.[/Quote]
    Agreed! I don’t get how she is considered the second coming. She needs to go to acting class because she plays the SAME obnoxious character on every show she plays. This is Y&R’s gain. Hey, coffee Junkie, are you on twitter? What’s your username?

    I doubt JFP caved into “fans” outcrying because I don’t think she was that popular.

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    Screamer_2012

    [quote=iowaninmn]I have never seen this actress and was not even aware of her until today. But apparently this is a big deal!!![/quote]
    If you’re a fan of GH, and were a fan of JMB, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with Emme (Marcy) Rylan as Lulu. She has dynamic acting range, and she’s also great at crying scenes, which is another bonus. She was a huge improvement over Crystal Hunt, when she took over the roll of Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light.

    On another note… I’d still LOVE to see Tom Pelphrey take over the roll as Lucky Spencer on GH. He’s the same age as Jonathan Jackson, but he’s hunky, looks more mature and has the same kind of energetic acting range as JJ. Jacob Young and Greg Vaughan are, both, great actors, but they just couldn’t fill JJ’s shoes as Lucky. I believe Tom Pelphrey could fill his shoes.

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    Yoryla

    [quote=soapbaby]
    ^^ @ Yorlya: First of all, your tone seems rather harsh. A simple, ” I disagree for the following reasons…” would have sufficed. Second, you completely misunderstood my use of “/” between Y&R and B&B. Thirdly, I agree with stoney07’s assessment of the situation.[/quote]

    Sorry if I sounded harsh, that was not my intention. However, I don’t like people saying things like “why is there a competition between Y&R and GH, there shouldn’t be any.” That’s a little insulting to GH. Ratings-wise, yes it’s true, Y&R is number 1 and in a league of its own. I am not expecting GH to get one over on Y&R in that respect.

    But as two major institutions there is a clear competition. Like I said earlier, B&B cannot be compared because it is like Y&R’s little sister and it is a 30 minute show whereas the others are an hour. And DAYS is it’s own institution aswell, but it’s just not as strong rihgt now as Y&R or GH. And by “institution” I mean things like recognition, how much people talk about them, buzz, media, etc.

    And about the ratings, that’s the way it has been for nearly 25 years: Y&R HAS been number 1 no matter what – ALSO through the MAB times that the current regime’s admirers like to bash so eagerly. So in some respect it’s silly to NOW play the “Y&R is number 1 in the ratings” -card, since it’s been that way for over 20 years.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I’m willing to give Marcy a chance. I watch Y &R and she’s good at playing a spunky character. I don’t expect her to be like JMB,and hopefully she’ll add some spice to Lulu. JMB has been looking bored lately on GH ,(and I don’t blame her with that silly surrogate story), so I wasn’t too surprised when she announced she’d be leaving.

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    Yoryla

    [quote=stoney07]A GH/YR rivalry only exists in some people’s minds…
    I know if I were an executive, I wouldn’t be worried about GH, if I was working at Y&R. The number 1 soap by a LONGSHOT shouldn’t be in a rivalry with a lesser soap…just my opinion :) but then again, i’m biased…[/quote]

    Stoney, please don’t get snippy with me. I like you, but sometimes you are really trying my patience.

    There most definitely IS a Y&R/GH rivalry – to which You yourself have contributed to A LOT. You have bashed GH all over the soap boards. And that’s fine because I have done much of the same with Y&R. But don’t come in here and say “there is no rivalry”. That’s just silly.

    And, as I said in another post, yes, Y&R IS number one in the ratings, and are in a league of their own. But, as you very well know, there are much more to a soap’s position and popularity than just the ratings. There are other factors. GH has been the most talked about and applauded soap since 2012.

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    TomZulawski

    It wasn’t that long ago as a soap community we all banded together to support each others soaps regardless of network or viewing history just to save the genre. Both GH and Y&R are incredible shows with long rich histories, neither would have lasted 40 and 50 yrs if they both were not iconic programs at the top of their game at one time or another, and both have seriously faltered at one time or another.
    General Hospital redefined the genre in the late 70’s early 80’s with the genius of Gloria Monty and the extreme talents of Tony Geary and Genie Francis. From that experience, soaps morphed into a popularity and credibility they had never experienced before giving them a much longer life than they may have had otherwise. For that reason, General Hospital alone is a pioneer in the industry. Y&R is classic, is has remained at #1 for the past 26 yrs. because of the Bell family and its devotion to the history of character and story. GH didn’t have that option, its been a series of new Executive Producers and Writers coming in and out the door that want to reinvent GH and put their stamp on it, and over the past decade, it nearly cost General Hospital its very existence. Had Y&R been faced with the same situation, I’m not sure it would be the show it is today without the constant supervision and guidance of the Bell family.
    I would have to say though as a 35 yrs. fan of General Hospital, Y&R does tell a much better story, they do develop their characters much better, and in the end deserve their #1 position. Now that GH has their core back again, I would hope that Calveriti could really begin to develop the characters and begin to write some intelligent, well thought out stories to hook the audience and emotionally attach them back into the show.

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    stoney07

    [quote=Yoryla][quote=stoney07]A GH/YR rivalry only exists in some people’s minds…
    I know if I were an executive, I wouldn’t be worried about GH, if I was working at Y&R. The number 1 soap by a LONGSHOT shouldn’t be in a rivalry with a lesser soap…just my opinion :) but then again, i’m biased…[/quote]

    Stoney, please don’t get snippy with me. I like you, but sometimes you are really trying my patience.

    There most definitely IS a Y&R/GH rivalry – to which You yourself have contributed to A LOT. You have bashed GH all over the soap boards. And that’s fine because I have done much of the same with Y&R. But don’t come in here and say “there is no rivalry”. That’s just silly.

    And, as I said in another post, yes, Y&R IS number one in the ratings, and are in a league of their own. But, as you very well know, there are much more to a soap’s position and popularity than just the ratings. There are other factors. GH has been the most talked about and applauded soap since 2012.[/quote]

    Yoryla, I like you too :)

    However, I don’t think I bash GH. In fact, if you go back and read my comments toward GH, I say I’m trying really hard to get into it. I don’t understand the history and relationships of the show because I JUST started watching it within the past couple of months. That’s what I said about GH. I wasn’t getting snippy with you at all…I think I have a much more direct approach when I have something to say to someone.

    Do I like GH? NO. Have I said that? Yes. Do I BASH GH? No. The difference between me and you are, you seemingly followed your favorite star to Y&R, loved the show the entire time she was on (when the show wasn’t really that great), and then when she was let go, you started to bash it. ME, I didn’t really follow anyone to GH. I was reading so much praise about the show on here from you and others, so I decided to check it out and was underwhelmed. I personally think its a bad show…but it’s just MY opinion, and I don’t force it on others. I know some people love the camp and outrageous antics, I’m just not really one of them. BUT through all of that, I keep my opinion to myself and continue to watch. I rarely even go to GH related posts because I won’t really comment if I have nothing at all positive to say.

    As for me bashing GH on “all the soap boards” that would be pretty difficult, especially since this is mainly the only soap board I’m on O_O

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    soapbaby

    Not that stoney07 needs my support, but I’ve been reading stoney07 praise GH recently…and I’m a longtime viewer who has panned it for the past two months! ;-)

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    Yoryla

    [quote=stoney07]Yoryla, I like you too :) However, I don’t think I bash GH. In fact, if you go back and read my comments toward GH, I say I’m trying really hard to get into it. I don’t understand the history and relationships of the show because I JUST started watching it within the past couple of months. That’s what I said about GH. I wasn’t getting snippy with you at all…I think I have a much more direct approach when I have something to say to someone. Do I like GH? NO. Have I said that? Yes. Do I BASH GH? No. The difference between me and you are, you seemingly followed your favorite star to Y&R, loved the show the entire time she was on (when the show wasn’t really that great), and then when she was let go, you started to bash it. ME, I didn’t really follow anyone to GH. I was reading so much praise about the show on here from you and others, so I decided to check it out and was underwhelmed. I personally think its a bad show…but it’s just MY opinion, and I don’t force it on others. I know some people love the camp and outrageous antics, I’m just not really one of them. BUT through all of that, I keep my opinion to myself and continue to watch. I rarely even go to GH related posts because I won’t really comment if I have nothing at all positive to say. As for me bashing GH on “all the soap boards” that would be pretty difficult, especially since this is mainly the only soap board I’m on O_O[/quote]

    Is it wrong if I say I saw the “I like you too” and I almost forgot everything this discussion was about? :D Okay, thank you. And seriously, maybe I did spoke with SOME haste. I shouldn’t have said “all over the boards” – what I really meant was this board and SOC.

    In all accuracy, your assesment of my Y&R watching isn’t exactly correct. I watched the show from 1994 to 2006 and again on 2008 to 2012, and actually long before GH. Y&R used to be my all-time favorite, can’t miss for one day, soap. So I did have more history with the show then just from the summer of 2011 when GF came on board. It is just that her coming to Y&R electrified the show for me again, in a way that I hadn’t been since LML took over in 2006. But, that is beside the point.

    You wouldn’t say that you bash, but I do? You have made some passive-aggresive remarks on GH on some YR related topics. But then again, so have I too, probably. I do understand your line of thinking in trying to stay out of threads you suspect you won’t like. The thing that I have been trying to do is stay out of current Y&R storyline threads and not comment them at all, since I most likely won’t have anything positive to say. But on comings and going I might comment on if I believe I can stay somewhat neutral.

    And by the by, I’m not JUST praising GH – if you read “Perkie’s Observations” or articles like “Kelly Sullivan suspects Connie may have a THIRD alter” you will definitely see some negative reactions from me. I’m not saying GH is ALL good – I just feel it is now in a very multi-inspirational and exciting point in time. And of course, who knows if that will change at some point in time. None of us know, which shape the show will ultimately have once all the celebration is over. I don’t either. I do have confidence though.

    Sorry if this rubbed you the wrong way, sometimes some things to have to be put out there. :)

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    stoney07

    It’s all good Yoryla….but for the record, that SOC “Stoney07″ isn’t me. LOL. I’ve seen that person but I thought it was a woman…most of the posts talk about a “husband” and I’m clearly not married.

    And your post didn’t rub me the wrong way. I’m a pretty open dude, so telling me how you feel doesn’t bother me. Even if you said you hated me, it would be cool. I get annoying, sometimes on purpose. It’s all a part of my charm :D haha

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    Yoryla

    WHAT!!! I’m sorry :D I always thought it was you!

    How dear she? That’s SO disturbing, she even sounds like you! Isn’t that a little freaky? I mean, clearly this person is mimicking you. Omg.

    I know you like to get annoying…I may regret saying this later on but that really is part of your charm…(why did I say that out loud! :D)

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    stoney07

    ^^^I made a post on this site, and I was skimming through SOC and saw that she’d literally copied and pasted a couple of my comments over there. I don’t know who it is, but whoever it is, they are a member of THIS site as well, or at least she frequents here a lot.

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    Ferrari517

    Why couldn’t they have gone for an unknown?
    These recycled daytime actors are horrible
    Not nearly as bad as the recycled washed up soap writers but close.

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    pferrando

    My head is still spinning and hurts over this one. We just got her back on Y and R, and she was finally being written much more mature, and she’s gone.

    This is definitely good news for GH. Congrats to her for someone giving this girl a contract. I guess I didn’t know she was noncontract on Y and R this go round.

    Too much yanking back and forth with Abby for the fans. |(

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    testadoda

    Loved, loved, Loved her on Guiding Light. She will make a great Lulu. The one we have is sooo bland. This one you can believe is friends with Maxie.
    Phelps found a replacement right away. I see. I don’t watch Y&R ,Never would even peek in ,now that the Borg is there, so GH wins because this girl can act.

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    brettyboy

    This role will be a challenge for Marcy as her roles on GL and YR were similar. Lulu is different, but I think she can pull it off.

    Marcy must feel confident that GH is staying on the air to give up a gig on Y&R, although it is recurring isn’t it?

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    SwanQueen59

    It will be a challenge in more ways than one. Five different actresses tested with Mr. Zamprogna. ER did not. He hasn’t worked with her, hasn’t yet met her. She was offered the role without a screen test partially because for TPTB, she has a fan base and because she has a name within the soap community. I am not sure if her recurring role on Y&R as Abby has a clause connected to it that forbids her from auditioning/testing with another interest while she is still appearing on her current show.

    The information about ER and the auditions for the role of L came from my having attended the DZ/JT fan gathering in Syracuse, NY yesterday afternoon… 0:)

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    GHvetfan

    I liked her as Lizzie. I hope she does well and reinvigorates Lulu. I also hope for chemistry with DZ , GF, TG, and KS. If the chemistry isn’t there, she will get blamed. But, I have confidence in her. She certainly isn’t a newbie who will have to be schooled on how to act. She worked with a lot of veterans on GL and more than held her own. This will be good.

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    jillyann30

    Really hate to hear this I think she is the best Abby that Y&R has had, when Marcy was let go, I know that everyone was writing in for them to bring her back. But Y&R has been a disappointing lately. I know that I had stopped watching due to the Winters fanily being shown so much more than the original cast. And the new characters of Leslie and Tyler are sicken. The actor that plays Tyler is always looking away as if he is looking in a mirror at himself, he is not that handsome nor a good actor. Neil and his entire family needs to go on a vacation and see whom really cares if they come back. Neil stays in bed more than he acts. Y&R deserves to lose his high ratings because it just isn’t been good for some time.
    It seems that Marcy knows how to play the game that the Powers that Be at Y&R, so for that I say GOOD LUCK TO Marcy.

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    jillyann30

    Really hate to hear this I think she is the best Abby that Y&R has had, when Marcy was let go, I know that everyone was writing in for them to bring her back. But Y&R has been a disappointing lately. I know that I had stopped watching due to the Winters family being shown so much more than the original cast. And the new characters of Leslie and Tyler are sicken. The actor that plays Tyler is always looking away as if he is looking in a mirror at himself, he is not that handsome nor a good actor. Neil and his entire family needs to go on a vacation and see whom really cares if they come back. Neil stays in bed more than he acts. (I would rather see Ms C and Murphy in bed than Neil) Y&R deserves to lose their high ratings because it just has not been good for some time.
    It seems that Marcy knows how to play the game the same as the Powers that Be at Y&R, so for that I say GOOD LUCK TO Marcy.

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    jillyann30

    Really hate to hear this I think she is the best Abby that Y&R has had, when Marcy was let go, I know that everyone was writing in for them to bring her back. But Y&R has been so disappointing lately. I know that I had stopped watching due to the Winters family being shown so much more than the original cast. And the new characters of Leslie and Tyler are sicken. The actor that plays Tyler is always looking away as if he is looking in a mirror at himself, he is not that handsome nor a good actor. Neil and his entire family needs to go on a vacation and see whom really cares if they come back. Neil stays in bed more than he acts. (I would rather see Ms C and Murphy in bed than Neil) Y&R deserves to lose their high ratings because it just has not been good for some time. The writers have brought on actor/actress that they had work with previous like Summer and Noah, neither one of them are good. Y&R needs new WRITERS whom care.
    It seems that Marcy knows how to play the game the same as the Powers that Be at Y&R, so for that I say GOOD LUCK TO Marcy.

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    jillyann30

    Really hate to hear this I think she is the best Abby that Y&R has had, when Marcy was let go, I know that everyone was writing in for them to bring her back. But Y&R has been so disappointing lately. I know that I had stopped watching due to the Winters family being shown so much more than the original cast. And the new characters of Leslie and Tyler are sicken. The actor that plays Tyler is always looking away as if he is looking in a mirror at himself, he is not that handsome nor a good actor. Neil and his entire family needs to go on a vacation and see whom really cares if they come back. Neil stays in bed more than he acts. (I would rather see Ms C and Murphy in bed than Neil) Y&R deserves to lose their high ratings because it just has not been good for some time. The writers have brought on actor/actress that they had work with previous like Summer and Noah, neither one of them are good. Y&R needs new WRITERS whom care.
    It seems that Marcy knows how to play the game the same as the Powers that Be at Y&R, so for that I say GOOD LUCK TO Marcy.

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