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Could Y&R be recasting the role of Heather Stevens?

According to Soap Opera Digest, The Young and the Restless is currently in an active search for an actress to fill a contract role of a character in her mid-20s,  described as “quick witted and high spirited” with “a lot of heart”, and “while she is self assured, she is unaware of the dynamite affect she has on men.”

The role begins taping in October.  This has left soap insiders to presume that the talent search is to recast the role of Heather Stevens most recently played by Eden Riegel, and before the Vail Bloom.

So is there any actress familiar to soaps that you could see as the new Heather? What are your suggestions? Let us know!

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Torrey
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Torrey

I think Natalia Livingston (ex- Emily, GH) would be great in this role. I’ve always been a big fan of hers, and I think she could pull this off well.

ethel
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ethel

you know natalia would be awesome in the role of heather……

Jeffrey Moree
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Jeffrey Moree

I agree she would excell in that role!

Barbara
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Barbara

Y&R has shown a lack of talent with recasting roles in the past couple of years. I’d rather not push things and risk getting another miscast in the role. Just bring Val Bloom back to the part. She was fine.

Jack
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Jack

The girl who replaced eden riegel on amc would be a good choice and kind of funny.

Annie
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Annie

Couldn’t they just bring Vail Bloom back? I always liked her as Heather.

Devoted Fan
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Devoted Fan

Why not bring back Vail Bloom? We, well *I*, need actors and actresses on this show that are reminiscent of the actual Y&R, not MAB’s Y&R.

And I know this is off-topic, but if MAB is really going to reunite Adam and Sharon, then I am CONVINCED this show is scheduled for cancellation and TPTB are trying to guarantee a deep-seated level of apathy in its viewers.

Prove me wrong, somebody please.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I agree with you, Devoted Fan. I think the Adam storyline has been bungled beyond the point of credulity. Yes, we allow for some crazy plot paths in daytime drama but this rollercoaster has not been a good ride. The MAB Y&R seems to allow for such character shifts and ignorance of histories and relationships just to fill a quick arcs that do not build with suspense or build on histories, and then end without resonance for new paths.

michael
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michael

i have to agree, bring back Vail Bloom – she started off shaky, but really grew in the role and was very sexy! meanwhile if Sharon (my favorite character!) goes back to Adam I may seriously have to take a sabbatical from the show. I don’t care if he saved her entire family from a burning barn, it would be character assassination for Sharon – not to mention lazy writing!

and is there any doubt that Debbie Morgan is going to play Yolanda, Devon’s mother?

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Vail Bloom was great she was sexy and she had chemistry with people on the show. But I will gurantee she will hire an actress that is well known that lost her job and you are suppose to accept her in that role. MAB is only still there because she is family. Y&R has become so disconnected I FF thru it whenever I do watch!!

toscanti
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toscanti

I feel Gina Tognoni would be an excellent recast for the role of either “Heather or Victoria”. She is one of the best actressess on daytime TV.

Torrey
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Torrey

I love Gina, but there is no need to replace Victoria. I love, love, love Amelia Heinle…and I don’t think there’s any need for a recast with her.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Explain this to me:
Described as “quick witted and high spirited” … “while she is self assured, she is unaware of the dynamite affect she has on men.”

She’s quick witted and unaware of the affect she has on men. What kind of contradiction is that? In any case, must be a polar opposite of Sharon.

As for Heather, sure she’s a legacy character. But let her go. Just as long as she doesn’t die.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Hey guys after checking other boards I don’t think this is a recast for Heather I think it may be for Noah’s age group! But with this nut case who knows I am talking about MAB!!!!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

But as I can add into this Vail Bloom was never a bad actress why Nelson Branco ragged on her acting all the time I do not know. She sure looked hot in a bathing suit!

lew
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lew

Bring back Vail Bloom.

kalamaty
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kalamaty

I would have to disagree with an earlier post that mentioned Y&R has had some poor casting choices as of late; case in point.. Jessica Collins. She has been amazing to watch… not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but she’s a very fine actress, and holds her own with Genoa City’s elite. I’m looking forward to seeing her story unfold more and more eacy day.

Jane
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Jane

I am thrilled to see Eden go. I never liked her portrayal of Heather and I truly hated that they let Vail go. If they do recast the part, I hope they do a better job than last time. And what about Yolanda? Wasn’t she supposed to be dead?

Roula
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Roula

Bring back Vail Bloom she was great! I also love Jessica Collins as Avery! I hope her and Nick get together.

Robert
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Robert

I completely agree with the others that say Vail Bloom should return to the role of Heather Stevens. Eden Riegel is a terrific actress. Unfortunately, she just doesn’t fill the shoes of Vail who gave Heather Stevens a strong and stubborn personality. I guess we’ll see what happens in the coming weeks or months but I say bring back Vail Bloom.

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Falcon Crest’s Abby Dalton Dead at 88

Actress Abby Dalton best known to soap fans as Julia Cumson on the 80’s primetime soap opera, Falcon Crest passed away following a battle with a long illness.  She was 88-years-old.

According to the Hollywood Reporter,  Dalton died last week on November 23rd in Los Angeles,

On Falcon Crest, Dalton played the daughter to Jane Wyman’s Angela Channing and was the on-screen mother to another name familiar to soap audiences, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance, Falcon Crest, and Ex-Hector, The Bold and the Beautiful).

 

From 1981-1986, soap fans will recall that Julia turned out to be quite the murderer on Falcon Crest after being emotionally-damaged by her mother.  She was sent to prison, was institutionalized in a mental hospital, presumed dead, and eventually would up in a convent!

In addition, Dalton made an appearance on The Young and the Restless in 1995 as Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) mother, Lydia.

Dalton was also known for being a mainstay on several game shows from: The $25,000 PyramidPasswordMatch Game and Body Language.  She was also notable as a regular on the 60’s sitcoms,The Joey Bishop Show, and for her role as Calamity Jane in Hennesey.

Abby is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack D. Smith; her daughter, Kathleen Kinmont, sons Matthew and John; grandchildren Mac, Jack and Ayden Grace; and great-grandson Mathias.

So, share your remembrances and condolences on the death of Abby Dalton via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes featuring Jane Wyman and Dalton from Falcon Crest.

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AW Alum Anne Heche Lands Recurring Role on ‘All Rise’

While we last saw Daytime Emmy winner, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marley) kicking up her heels on this season’s Dancing with the Stars, now the talented actress is set to return to primetime television in a new dramatic role.

Look for Heche to recur on the second season of the CBS legal drama All Rise

According to Deadline, Heche will play Corrine Cuthbert, an infamous trial attorney who often is called upon by police unions to defend officers accused of violent crime. She is wicked smart, using humor as a distraction while she verbally destroys anyone who gets in her way.

The series also stars Ryan’s Hope alum Marg Helgenberger, former Y&R star, Wilson Bethel, aloing with Jessica Camacho, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles.

Prior to DWTS, Anne was last seen in roles on NBC’s Chicago P.D and The Brave.

So will you be checking out Anne in her new role on All Rise?  Let us know via the comment section below, but first watch our recent interview with her  from the Michael Fairman channel, where she discussed her time on Another World, her past relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, and much more.

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Peter Reckell’s Music Video Debuts For His New Christmas Song ‘Under the Mistletoe’

On Friday, beloved Days of our Lives favorite, Peter Reckell’s (Ex-Bo Brady) new music video dropped for his Christmas song “Under the Mistletoe”.

The track is featured on the holiday album JOY and was written by Peter’s wife, singer/songwriter/producer Kelly Moneymaker.

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The album features various artists along with Peter and Kelly from New Zealand, and the music video was shot against the backdrop of the beautiful country.

You can find out more about the album project here  via BlueAeris.com

Reckell previewed the music video and the making of it with Michael Fairman during his recent interview for the Michael Fairman Channel.

Peter is holding a Q&A via Twitter on Saturday US time and Sunday New Zealand and Australian time, where you can ask him your questions!  Information is below.

To stream or download the album, Joy, you can find it on several major music streaming platforms here.

Now below check out Peter’s music video… and his chat with Michael Fairman following it.

Then, let us know what you thought of the music video via the comment section below.

 


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