Michelle Stafford Auditions for Scandal Role


Could a former The Young and the Restless star appear on Scandal? Michelle Stafford recently shared on Twitter she is auditioning for a role on ABC's hit drama. Check out the tweet after the jump.



 
Would you like to see The Staff mix it up with Olivia Pope?

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    heatherwebber10010

    Is it just me or does this woman look too thin in this picture? While not a true fan of Ms. Stafford, I think over the years she’s become less and less attractive. I remember when she first started on Y&R and how beautiful she was but the looks just haven’t held and I wonder if it’s because she’s become too thin?

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    soapjunkie88

    If it’s a one episode guest role I’m fine. More I couldn’t stomach. I can only take The Stafford in small dosis. Also hope her acting turns out to be better as in “Ringer” if she gets the role.

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    bobbyew

    [quote=soapjunkie88]If it’s a one episode guest role I’m fine. More I couldn’t stomach. I can only take The Stafford in small dosis. Also hope her acting turns out to be better as in “Ringer” if she gets the role.[/quote]

    You right about that.

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    bottomchef

    Scandal does not need the following: 1. scene chewers and 2. more white actors portraying white chars.

    stafford would be both.

    It’s bad enough that scandal has scene chewers dan bucatinsky and “cyrus” and “hollis” and “david”. These chars are woefully miscast w/ horrid actors. Factor guest actors/that week’s guest scene chewers and that makes for a lot of scene chewing on scandal.

    Scandal needs only olivia pope and flotus as alpha females.

    There’s no need for scene chewing stafford on scandal.

    Scandal’s a political drama. Coalition of more than 50 % single women and more than 90% African americans and 70 something% hispanic americans and an even higher 70 something % Asian americans re elected obama. That coalition of voters delivered obma’s victory. That coalition are only relevant voters who should be reflected among scandal’s chars. There are more than enough white actors portraying white chars on scandal. What scandal needs are more hispanic american and African american chars and Asian american cast members!

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    bottomchef

    Disapproval from this potential casting from diahan carrol? Probably. It would be horrid and counter productive for scandal to cast stafford and to cast even more white actors.

    diahann carrol’s statements abt her frustration w/ emmys lack of racial diversity and lack of roles for actors of color were great. More actors of color need to spill that truth tea!

    It’s great that grey’s anatomy’s ellen pompeo spoke abt the horrid lack of racial diversity among emmy nominees and emmy show dancers and roles for actors of color. But she’s only white actor to speak abt this pressing topic.

    White actors can’t stop talking abt gay bullying bec it gets them press. But practically all white actors are dead silent when topic of lack of roles for actors of color and hollywood’s racism are being discussed. How puzzling!

    Scandal has more than enough white chars: fitz. flotus. abby mcbeal. quinn. david. cyrus. james. jennifer garner’s ex. huck’s colleague that’s on cyrus’ payroll. vp. verna who they killed off. hollis. Guests of the week usually portrayed by white actors. There needs to be more African american chars on cast other than olivia and harrisen. Scandal needs Asian american cast members!

    It’s great that topic of lack of racial diversity from emmys is such a heated discussion online. People are annoyed at how “tolerant/liberal” hollywood keeps giving best roles to white actors only. Pathetic hollywood’s 2nd nod for African american actress is kerry washington while diahann carrol’s nod was from 60s? 70s? And yet hollywood loves to talk abt how ahead of the curve they are. Pathetic from “enlightened/classy” hollywood idiots!

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    really

    [quote=soapjunkie88]If it’s a one episode guest role I’m fine. More I couldn’t stomach. I can only take The Stafford in small dosis. Also hope her acting turns out to be better as in “Ringer” if she gets the role.[/quote]

    was she in “Ringer” and was she bad? I personally have never found her that good. I don’t agree with MS, LW and several other soap actresses that screaming=good acting but maybe it was just her Y&R role. Is MS like she was on Y&R in everything?

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    tedew

    No matter what we may think she should audition and actually get some roles. I’ve seen her in TV movies where she has been very good and not Phyllis-like at all; but that would remain to be seen. Just get her a decent wardrobe.

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    Divatude58

    How sad it is that a person expecting to see equal representation of all races in TV get called a racist. Why is wanting to someone other than white people on TV racism? I don’t think it is…what is racism is expecting people to be quiet about not seeing themselves on TV. TO silence those who speak out about the issues at hand. Bottomchef is right…Scandal doesn’t need more white characters…it needs more racial minorities…I don’t remember ever seeing one Asian character…that’s awful.

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    bottomchef

    [quote=Divatude58]How sad it is that a person expecting to see equal representation of all races in TV get called a racist. Why is wanting to someone other than white people on TV racism? I don’t think it is…what is racism is expecting people to be quiet about not seeing themselves on TV. TO silence those who speak out about the issues at hand. Bottomchef is right…Scandal doesn’t need more white characters…it needs more racial minorities…I don’t remember ever seeing one Asian character…that’s awful.[/quote]

    Fantastic comment Divatude! Keep being a diva and shut the illogical up w/ logic! This is exactly the kind of strange arguments from people that don’t want racial diversity. They scream that talking abt racism is racist! Giggles to that kind of convoluted mentality.

    It’s that same kind of mentality that has people bashing kerry washington. Racists scream that she’d only win bec it would be historical. Racists scream that she lost bec she’s a “bad actress”. And how many bad actors get emmys? tbbtheory’s jim parsens! nph! katharine heigel. Of course kerry gets bashed bec people hate it that hollywood looks backwards/racist when kerry’s nom was preceded only by a nom for diahan carrol! There is obviously a lack of quality roles for racial minority actors bec of racism.

    Scandal did have 1 Asian american char w/ little episodes. She was david’s assistant portrayed by Asian american actress brenda song. Sadly she wasn’t upped to regular cast member though. She is now a regular cast member on fox’s extremely racist sitcom dads. It’s from seth mcfarlane w/c makes its racism predicatble bec that’s all he can write.

    1 of white chars even used a slur directed at chinese americans and Asian americans. Would that white char use n word toward African american? Would that white char use homophobic slur? Definitely not bec hollywood promotes tolerance for gays only while openly bashes racial minorities and particularly Asian americans. New sitcom is blatanly racist towards Asian americans. It’s racist towards Japanese and chinese culture. It’s racist towards latino americans and of course had a “maid joke” abt latino americans. But that’s “edgy comedy” from hollywood’s “tolerant/classy” lunatics.

    It’s great that people are critiquing hollywood for its racism after emmys. There needs to be more quality roles for actors of color. Scandal really should have casted abby mcbeal and david w/ Asian american thespians. Those 2 have no chemistry and are completely dull thanks to their portrayers. Those chars could have been portrayed by talented and attractive Asian american thespians w/ chemistry! Scandal doesn’t need a michelle stafford. It needs more cast members who are actors of color.

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    really

    [quote=sanka9]Shonda Rhimes is doing just fine. Her casting is always diverse and anyone suggesting otherwise is a racist and has an agenda IMHO[/quote]

    to suggest that her shows could be more diverse is not racist. yes she is one of the best on network tv there is no denying that but it could be better, especially scandal. It isn’t super diverse. Pointing it out isn’t racist and honestly to claim it is honestly is offensive and dismisses real racism.

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    AZLiam

    I agree with you that TV needs equal representation of all races, but I did need to ask, when you expect equal representation, are you meaning equal as in same number of each minorities as white representation or in in proportion to that minority race’s percentage of the entire population? In other words, if there are 5 white characters, do you expect 5 characters of said minority race also on a show to be equal or if minority makes up only 20 percent of population, do you expect one minority for every white character (which would be 20 percent)?

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    [quote=AZLiam]I agree with you that TV needs equal representation of all races, but I did need to ask, when you expect equal representation, are you meaning equal as in same number of each minorities as white representation or in in proportion to that minority race’s percentage of the entire population? In other words, if there are 5 white characters, do you expect 5 characters of said minority race also on a show to be equal or if minority makes up only 20 percent of population, do you expect one minority for every white character (which would be 20 percent)?[/quote]

    just my opinion I think it shouldn’t be formulaic it should be organic. They should just cast the best actors like Shonda did on Greys, I just don’t like feeling like they are checking off a diversity chart.

    That being said, this is probably an episode guest part and most likely a small bit part so honestly who cares. Its not like it will be a significant part of the show most likely.

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