HomeTagsComings & GoingsEXCLUSIVE: Ex-General Hospital Star Erin Chambers Joins The Young and the Restless Jamey Giddens April 30, 2013 32 Comments Another former soap citizen of fictional Port Charles, New York is heading to Genoa City. I've exclusively learned Erin Chambers (ex-Siobhan, General Hospital) has been cast in the role of Melanie Daniels on The Young and the Restless. Look for paralegal Melanie to mix it up with the always-in-need-of-legal-assistance Newman clan starting June 5. The role is recurring. Photo credit: ABC 32 Responses noway April 30, 2013 OMG, make the casting merry go round STOP. ENOUGH ALREADY. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 April 30, 2013 Another person in the legal profession? Are there no other professions? I heard Jabot desperately needs a chemist… Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 April 30, 2013 NO! No. Just please no. Does that mean we have to ear that fake Irish accent again? But well at least the role is recurring. Otherwise I honestly wasn’t a fan of her acting. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon April 30, 2013 Oh Dear God. Log in to Reply Yoryla April 30, 2013 Dear God. Well, at least she’s not coming back to GH! Log in to Reply angrierblackerman April 30, 2013 She probably won’t be so bad. I think it was the Lucky Charms accent that made the character cringeworthy. Log in to Reply pennywise555 April 30, 2013 Melanie Daniels? Who the hell is that? Aren’t soaps supposed to follow the lives of characters and families we know? Para legal? SNORE zzzzzzzzzz Can’t Sony/CBS pay the bucks needed to give its viewers a story with someone we know and follow like JILL FOSTER ABBOTT? We can’t even have an episode of her speaking to HER SON Billy much less a storyline. Does Billy even know Kay is ill? SMH What about Jill’s career and her grandson Chance (Phillip Chancellor IV)? If Cane is taking over at Chancellor Industries why not return him to being the real Phillip Chancellor III? If Y&R can continually raise the dead and have ghost John be a part of his living family they can certainly reverse paternity and make some sense of this Cane connection. What about Jill’s love life? Jill was never a supporting character like Gina or Ester. We have followed her life since 1973 and now she has NO life to follow. Y&R under MAB was a show of ABC vets, under JFP it’s a show of CHEAP newbies. Why should anyone get involved with them, as soon as they become expensive they will forget about them. There is NO reason to invest in anyone. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 April 30, 2013 @pennywise555: Jess Walton is only on recurring and is spending most of her time with her family outside of California. That was her own wish. I don’t think we’ll see Jill involved in much major storyline. And besides that all vets are played at Y&R. Victor is front and center, Nikki is on-screen with the MS storyline, Paul is there as Chief of Police and just was involved in Wheeler’s arrest, Lauren and Michael are front and center, Katherine has a storyline, Jack is involved in Jabot, Neil is finally seen on other days than Winters-Wednesday… The do play a lot of the newbies. But it’s not like the vets are losing their place on this show entirely. Log in to Reply gregn7157 April 30, 2013 Melanie Daniels?!? So who behind-the-scenes at Y&R is the Hitchcock fan & will she have any BIRDS in tow with her? Log in to Reply harlee490 April 30, 2013 Come in from outside and see this dear God in heaven…..my question is recurring like Tracey B. when on recurring or Jess W. recurring rarely seen grant as Soapjunkie that is Jess’s choice (hopefully)? Log in to Reply NathanHastingsSr. April 30, 2013 I hated her on GH! Is this another FOJ? Smh Log in to Reply pferrando April 30, 2013 This just isn’t going to stop is it. |( Log in to Reply harlee490 April 30, 2013 It’s not going to stop until we are all dead and buried! Log in to Reply pennywise555 April 30, 2013 [quote=soapjunkie88]@pennywise555: Jess Walton is only on recurring and is spending most of her time with her family outside of California. That was her own wish. I don’t think we’ll see Jill involved in much major storyline. [/quote] Jess Walton may have no interest in being on contract (Thanks MAB!), but I’ll bet $$$ she’d do story arcs. She has always loved playing Jill so there’s NO WAY she’d limit herself to work 1 day a month or less. What actress would want their character to play a potted plant by choice? Jill’s lack of story is ALL Y&R’s choice. Jill’s an expensive vet and they don’t want to pay her for her to do a story. The over 60 females aren’t valued like the older males vets. There seems to be plenty of money & time for Victor & Jack, but not for the females. Recurring doesn’t mean a character can’t do a story, TB/Lauren was recurring for years and had plenty of story. Y&R seems able to work around Steve Burtons commuting schedule and give him plenty of storyline & episodes, they could do the same with Jess Walton IF they wanted to. I’ve been watching Lucy Coe & Anna Devane on GH,(rumor is both are popular in focus groups too). Females audiences want to see their long time older female characters too not just the OLD MEN. Log in to Reply rozzberry April 30, 2013 I hope this isn’t a smoke screen for a Heather recast . Log in to Reply The_Moustache April 30, 2013 OH GOD WHY!? It’s bad enough that Dylan has become the main-star of the show in a matter of weeks, but now another GHer comes to Y&R!?! Log in to Reply bobbyew April 30, 2013 Why, God Why? Log in to Reply Smitty May 1, 2013 I JUST CAN NOT!!!!!! AS MELODIE AKIELS WOULD SAY “A MESS FROM THE M TO THE S!!!!!” Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 May 1, 2013 Irish Stew coming to Genoa City? Why, Lord, why????? (in my Aunt Song voice!) Erin Chambers is a good actress, but this is just silly………………….. Log in to Reply pferrando May 1, 2013 Jill continues to create more noise. I wonder what’s going to be the breaking point? I know we all feel the same way on here pretty much…I wonder how much of this, and from the other fan sites bubble up to CBS/Sony? Log in to Reply shanyboo May 1, 2013 No more newbies! Log in to Reply 1titanman May 1, 2013 UGH- BIG SIGH- I wish somebody connected to The Young and The Restless and tell JFP/CBS-Sony to stop the madness- I hated when MAB brought in ABC stars to Y&R and dammit Jill play the damn characters you have on this show. Stop bringing your damn friends and crossover lovers to Y&R. This show was so good during the March, but I’m starting to get bore with Nick/Avery/Dylan and would they stop playing that song…OMG Josh/Jill I’m with Smitty I can’t either- Log in to Reply bishbay May 1, 2013 Lol she’s terrible. My God JFP sucks. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon May 1, 2013 The_Moustache, :bigsmile: :bigsmile: I swear my stomache is aching from laughing so much. Log in to Reply pjc722 May 1, 2013 ANOTHER ONE?!!! Honestly… make the show EXCITING not just better writing. This show moves at such a snails pace in delivering exciting story that the BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has me more excited for the next day’s episode!!! Honestly, pay attention to the stories you have and if you are going to bring YET ANOTHER NEW CAST MEMBER TO THE FOLD, tie it to a veteran! Make this woman one with mystery and strength and not the LATCH ON TO A MAN type you already have on the show. Or even make her connected by family or SOMETHING!!! Almost one year into Jill being in charge and all I can say is that the writing is better and Maria is not around. DON”T HAVE the majority of fans on here missing MARIA, Jill, cause then you have lost us!! ! Log in to Reply Jon May 1, 2013 A character named Melanie Daniels should only be played by Tippi Hedren! Log in to Reply Restless Fan May 1, 2013 More and more I just don’t have the energy to make Y&R a priority in my day. I’m already back to it being on and either not really paying attention or dozing off to it. Yay to the reboot! How did we get so lucky? Zzzzzzzzzzzz Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 May 1, 2013 Oh No!!! I hated Erin Chambers on GH and that fake Irish accent. The whole story with her and Lucky was awful!! Can’t believe JFP is bringing her on Y &R. She has to give up her obsession of the GH actors. It is so rare that an actor from another soap works on a different soap. History proved it. I did like yesterdays Y &R episode, especially Phylis rejoicing over Nick and Avery breaking up. The Avery character was just too “Miss Perfect”, Miss cup-cake homemaker. I am starting to like Dylan more, just wish JFP will stop forcing the character like he’s Mr. Perfect. Would like to see more flaws and have a feeling Dylan and Avery will hook up in the cabin. I just can’t get into Lily and Tyler and his facial looks in the camera. No chemistry! Lauren and Carmine have a lot more chemistry together . Log in to Reply Amtronic May 1, 2013 Enough of the goddamn GH castoffs and rejects! STOP IT! Log in to Reply delibelly June 4, 2013 [quote=Amtronic]Enough of the goddamn GH castoffs and rejects! STOP IT![/quote] :~ Yeah, Chambers is far from a cast off. It was pretty clear that they brought her in for a short story arc and made up reasons to keep her around. They even had her play a completely different character to bring her back for one extra episode. She’s much more talented than the average daytime actress. Accents may not be her thing (I’ve heard mixed reviews in regards to that) but she’s proven herself more than capable in many other shows/movies. Of course, I’m sure you’ve done *many* shows yourself, which makes you more than qualified to disparage everyone… oh wait, you haven’t. Log in to Reply kelley850 June 4, 2013 Can Dahlia Salem be far behind? The problem with JFP and her FOJ is that none of them have ever drawn viewers. Log in to Reply truthtakestime2000 January 3, 2014 i like her Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.