EXCLUSIVE: Character Actress Ann Magnuson Books Young and Restless Arc




What does the future hold for the citizens of Genoa City, Wisconsin? Hopefully Madame Miranda will be able to shed some light, when Ann Magnuson (Panic Room, Clear and Present Danger)  guest stars in the role on The Young and the Restless. Look for the character to debut on Friday, May 17.


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39 Responses

  1. Profile photo of harlee490
    harlee490

    Why? Do we need her and I know she’s a good actress but even if a story arc, (what maybe 6-13 weeks?) more time away from our vets! |( I’m just getting pissed off with the lack of air time vets are receiving because of the newer characters. :~ :~ :~ :~ :|

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    Y2Jin99

    I am getting tired of fans saying Why? Take away from our vets ! waaaaaa Until you write a show and cast it pipe down. Sick and tired of reading these same comments saying new characters should never be written in. Maybe she will be on the screen with a vet! She is not gonna be in the scene alone. zzzzzzzz

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    harlee490

    No one is saying new characters shouldn’t be written in, its about a bloat canvas again, and she will be on with vet but that means another vet will be missing and lately on Y&R all that has been on our newer characters…if so sick & tired of reading the same posts it’s simple…don’t read it! Y&R doesn’t need her at this point the canvas is as bloated as MAB’s canvas and ppl was complaining to high heaven. It’s happening again.

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    stoney07

    Yeah, I’ll just wait and see. Never seen or heard of her before. But it depends on the story for me. I’m sure since it’s just an arc, it won’t be an arc about her…it’ll be involving someone else, hopefully. Looks like she could be a good psycho…lol. As much as I hated psychos running around GC, we could use a good one right about now to liven things up a little.

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    pferrando

    I’m with harlee…not sure what the purpose of her character is, but another new face in GC, even if just for an “arc”, doesn’t get me excited.

    When is Nikki’s MS story going to be told? I though Christine was going after Phyllis?

    Gus is currently in an “arc” that so far has been disappointing.

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    josser

    What is with the needless whining? She’s going to be a supporting character to a storyline that features contract actors.

    All soaps have guest stars as part of major storylines.

    The woman is a great actress! I think it’s great that Y&R is hiring someone of her caliber. Many of our favorite soap actors were primetime TV or film actors who successfully migrated to soaps. I loved Stacey Haiduk’s guest turn as Patty.

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    david46208

    Y2Jin99 & Harlee: Whoa… Whoa.. Whoa… My son nearly died of the meningitis. ;)

    No really. Fans have and Harlee can attest every right to question a flow of new guest stars for arcs. When Maria Arena “Hell” was helming Y&R fans were forced to see the celebrity casting of the month. Let’s not forget Eva “Mar-acting Hell” Marcile, the singing child and every out of work sitcom star ABC had. So there is room for caution. Room for concern.

    Knowing the history of Y&R under its last two EP’s fans are very sensitive to what is going on. It’s like a partner being cheated on by the other and then taking them back and seeing something that appears to look like they are back to their old habits.

    So while Y&R is generally on track, fans want this show to be the best it can be. They want it to live a long life like granny.

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    david46208

    @josstheguy: It’s not called whining when you go on about CK not needing to leave the show. Thus, it is not whining now.

    Don’t select a couple of actors from the past to justify anything. Because we all know that those guest stars of the month didn’t do a thing for the ratings when Maria kept scooping up every out-of-work actor who needed a paycheck to keep PG&E from turning off the electric. Come on now. Let’s not edit history. The majority of those primetime and sitcom stars did not work out. Let’s not forget about Eddie Winslow aka Darius McCurry as Malcolm, Julia Pace Mitchell (so-called black royalty)as Sofia and that damn Sean Young as Meggie. And that is just the sampler from Maria’s bad buffet. If you need me to make the entire list I can cast a whole new soap with the number of guest stars she had and then some. So it ain’t no whine. It is as the conscious people say, “speaking truth to power!”
    —-

    “That’s right! Run! Call the cops! See I care bitch!” – Drucilla ;)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNO4iIs_Op4

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    pjc722

    I have no problem with the actress but with the spat of newbies and TWO venerable actors being brought on for long story arcs with nothing to show for it, I can understand the frustration of bringing on a new actor… no matter how good… just for PRESS and not for story.

    Sure, the story hasn’t aired but if the overall consensus is correct, the show is not as exciting as we all would hope even if the writing is great. There is a difference. You can have a bad story but have wonderful actors speaking great lines yet nothing happens. Sadly, that is the case with Y&R.

    Wheeler’s story leading into Gus’ story should have been more dramatic and explosive yet it was delivered like any other day IN MY BORING LIFE.

    I’m all for great actors coming on but I hope that the show gives her story that just isn’t silly like she’s a psychic for Victoria or even the whole cast. We had Bonnie Franklin and she was just a nun giving a shoulder and a bed to Victor. Give them great story!!!

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    harlee490

    @josstheguy…who’s whining? I’m not whining it’s more of concern. Y&R’s canvas is getting bloated again and ppl bashed MAB for it all the time. I said nothing about her talents or abilities of her craft. I know she’s a damn good actor (love Clear & Present Danger) but with the budgets restraints and the cuts actors have taken over the last few years, it will affect the stars of Y&R airtime. This is my concern, I tune in to watch soap stars of Y&R not guest stars of the month. If I want to watch her or any primetime star I will tune into prime-time or go to the movies.

    David (ty ;)) is absolutely correct when he stated it does nothing for ratings on any soap. Sometimes it hurts in the long run…IE – James Franco, GHers hated him from the posts I read on DC….whining is constant which doesn’t come from me, I’ve been accused about being too positive, I’m realistic and take a “wait & see” attitude, which my patient is getting thin after seeing the path Y&R is taking again…I’m concerned. Y&R isn’t nearly in a state of the last 2 regimes and has some very positive stories happening but it needs tighten up :beer: :bigsmile:

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    tmac

    Stoney07, she’s not playing a psychO, she’s playing a psychIC…big difference! As far as I know there has never been a psychic running around GC.

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    acela

    I am sure if it were GH & they were having a guest celebrity for a short storyline all the naysayers here would be jumping thru hoops, praising how great GH is etc, etc, etc…

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    stoney07

    oh wow…she’s playing a psychic? I had no idea…

    hMMM…yeah, this will definitely be a bit part of a much bigger story. Psychics and Y&R just don’t really seem like a fit.

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    pferrando

    Actually Y2Jin, as a 35+ year viewer of Bill Bell’s Y and R, I can whine as much as I want. I’ve stuck thru the show during Ms Tank the show LML, and thru MAB’s All My Children parade of “talent” during her tenure. Now we have Jill hiring HH “talent”, and recasting characters and changing aspects of the show that didn’t need to be touched. I don’t care about these “names” and stunt casts being announced when the show is becoming unrecognizable. Stay true to the history of the show, and to Bill’s legacy, and stop trying to make it your own.

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    harlee490

    Yes sir Stoney…psychics & Y&R doesn’t mix well…shaken not stirred and for mainly for May sweeps, it’s gimmicking but she is a fantastic actor and maybe Lauren will go her and ask if her marriage will last or Katherine skip her doctor’s appointment in favor of a reading to see if the tumor is gone or Kevin can have reading on which homes are the best to burglarize….and next sweeps month we can have a faith healer played by Sally Fields for Nikki to miraculously be cured of her MS ;)

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    harlee490

    Y2Jin…[quote=pferrando]Actually Y2Jin, as a 35+ year viewer of Bill Bell’s Y and R, I can whine as much as I want. I’ve stuck thru the show during Ms Tank the show LML, and thru MAB’s All My Children parade of “talent” during her tenure. Now we have Jill hiring HH “talent”, and recasting characters and changing aspects of the show that didn’t need to be touched. I don’t care about these “names” and stunt casts being announced when the show is becoming unrecognizable. Stay true to the history of the show, and to Bill’s legacy, and stop trying to make it your own.[/quote]

    and that’s a wrap folks! >) Cent’anni Pferrando :beer: :beer: :bigsmile:

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    Yoryla

    [quote=acela]I am sure if it were GH & they were having a guest celebrity for a short storyline all the naysayers here would be jumping thru hoops, praising how great GH is etc, etc, etc…[/quote]

    Actually, I don’t think so. Everyone hated James Franco’s guest arc three years ago. The thing is though, GH hasn’t brought in a “name” just for the sake of the name after that. All the cameos have been returns of past characters. The only exceptions might be the one-day cameo of Katie Couric, but that was cross-promotion after the GH cast being on Katie. And another was the Chermosvkiy brothers, Maks and Val, but that was due to their connection to Kelly Monaco through the DWTS competition.

    I completely understand Y&R fans’ doubts about casting like this. The most glaring thing is, that you already know it’s just for an arc. Why would anyone really care about a character, who you know is going to be gone in a few weeks anyway? MAB made an art form out of it. And even though I don’t watch Y&R, I keep up enough to know that the cast is quite big right now, and many legendary characters aren’t being used in storylines properly.

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    pjc722

    Bringing on a PSYCHIC is just a damn gimmick that doesn’t nothing to make the show look different or better than the other shows on daytime.

    There is no problem with guest stars on the show but USE them don’t just use them as props. So far the majority of the guest stints were for nothing more than PROPPING up the show. Wheeler is gone and what’s the ripple effect of that story… NONE. Gus will either die in a week or two OR this “Rose” woman will show up and be his PRISON penpal and she will take him away to nurse him to health.

    But at the end of the day, what did they bring to the show?! Nothing. The complaint isn’t with bringing guest stars its USING them. Y&R and, even GH, have brought on characters/actors and 2 weeks later we don’t remember them because they were THROW AWAY characters.

    We remember James Franco only because he was brought back sooooooooooo many times and each time it was worse than the last time.

    It’s not whining when everyone just wants story and drama and action and suspense from the best soap on daytime.

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    Cuppa_Coffee

    Here is what they can do…
    Take Catherine Bachmann(Anita), put her in a raft and send her afloat, PLEASE!
    That was the worst casting ever. Scooching around like she’s the next Peg Bundy.
    Chelsea doesn’t need that rag hanging around her neck all the time.

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    AlbertoTulsa71

    Actually, Y&R had a psychic back in the early 80’s. Remember Lauren being warned (by the psychic) about Shawn Garret burying her alive? That was a good one. However, that dreadful Sylvia Browne “arc” with Katherine a few years back is something I wish I could forget.

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    harlee490

    Yes, wasn’t the Sylvia Brown fisco! |(

    And guess who was there? From Wiki

    Oh Pferrando and gem of destruction! |(

    Lynn Marie Latham ‘2006–’2007
    Brought on as a “creative consultant” under John F. Smith in November ‘2005; Latham would later fire Smith as co-head writer in ‘2006. Promoted to head writer with Kay Alden and Smith in February ‘2006, then promoted to executive producer, becoming the show’s first female EP in October ‘2006, after the show went that summer without an EP. Tenure as EP/HW was criticized by viewers and insiders for damaging the show’s history with out-of-text writing, firing several longtime cast and crew members in favor of several unknowns, and doing too much favoritism. She was fired when she abandoned her post as EP to go on strike for the ‘2007-’08 writer’s strike. :|

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