Wishful Casting: Melissa Claire Egan as Kirby on The CW's Dynasty

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Melissa Claire Egan, Kathleen Beller

Melissa Claire Egan, Kathleen Beller

O.G. Dynasty fans let out a collective squeal when Blake (Grant Show) mentioned Adam—the Carrington son who was kidnapped shortly after birth—in a recent episode of The CW reboot. Since soaps rarely mention the names of characters who aren't about to pop up, we can only theorize The CW is searching for someone to fill Gordon Thompson's brooding, sinister shoes. 

That begs the question: who should play the object of Adam's obsession, Kirby Anders (played by Kathleen Beller in the original ABC soap)? My vote is exiting The Young and the Restless star Melissa Claire Egan!

Both the original and current version of Dynasty cast daytime stars to great success. Wayne Northrop (ex-Roman, Days of Our Lives), Leann Hunley (Anna, Days of Our Lives) and Emma Samms (ex-Holly, General Hospital) all appeared on Dynasty 1.0. Dynasty 2.0 patriarch Show cut his acting teeth on Ryan's Hope; and before she was unhinged Claudia Blaisdel, Brianna Brown was terrorizing Dr. Robin Scorpio on General Hospital. Why not add Egan to the mix?

Melissa Claire Egan, Leann Hunley

Melissa Claire Egan, Leann Hunley

If virginal, doe-eyed Kirby is too much of a stretch for an actress who has made a name for herself in daytime by playing vixens, maybe Egan can play Dana Waring Carrington (originally played by Hunley), Adam's long-suffering, glamorpuss wife. 

What do you think? Should The CW's Dynasty make room for Egan? Sound off in the comments!