Okay, let's be real. Michelle Stafford is damn near irreplaceable. I still have nightmares about that Sandra chick who played Phyllis for a time. However, The Young and the Restless is at the beginning of a RED-hot paternity story almost a decade in the making. Said story requires the character of Phyllis Summers Romalotti Abbott Newman to be present and accounted for in Genoa City. Therefore, the soap has GOTS to recast!
While names like As The World Turns' Martha Byrne and Guiding Light's Liz Keifer are already being bandied about by fans on Twitter as potential Phyllis recasts, I think one of daytime's most famous redheads would provide a sophisticated air to the bitch-nasty role. What about multi-soap vet Robin Christopher as NuPhyllis?
Christopher played Skye Chandler on basically every daytime soap ever to appear on the ABC lineup. I think she was even a fanger on Dark Shadows! Needless to say, she already has the art of playing a flame-haired schemer down pat. I think she'd sizzle opposite fellow All My Children alum Peter Bergman (Jack).
Christopher would also be more than capable of throwing hella shade at Phyllis' rivals Sharon (Sharon Case) and Avery (Jessica Collins). Who would you cast as Y&R's Phyllis? Sound off in the comments!