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Cynthia Watros Makes Her Y&R Debut! What Were Your First Impressions?

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On Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless, Daytime Emmy winner Cynthia Watros made her debut in the role of Kelly.   In her first scenes, Kelly was already telling her emotional story of how she lost her son, Sam to a grieving support group of other mother and father’s who have lost their children, and are trying to come to terms with it, or finding ways to deal with the tragedy.

Watros as Kelly continues to tell her story, where we learn more about the tragic that the death of her son, who happens to have been the same age as Billy’s daughter Delia when she was killed.  Billy (Billy Miller) and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) have joined the support group to try to figure out what they can do in their own lives to cope with their horrible loss.   Victoria recounts the story of the fateful night that Delia was killed by a hit and run driver to the group and the guilt they both feel.

Kelly later reveals that she and her husband divorced two months ago, because with no one else to blame for the death of Sam, they blamed each other and their marriage went downhill. In these first scenes, it reminded us of just how great an actress Watros is! 

Now the questions are:  Is there more to be revealed in Kelly’ story?  Is their an ulterior motive here?  Will Kelly and Billy form a “friendship”?   Is Kelly just a grieving mother searching for answers of how to move on with her life?  Weigh-in!

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robert
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robert

It’s good to see her back on television.

Beacon
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Beacon

In one scene, Cynthia Watros moved me more than any of the Y&R regulars have all year, including Steve Burton’s many scenes remembering the war. Talk about talent, when an actress can come in and hook you right from the first moment!

Joshua
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Joshua

Oh, Beacon! I think you’re my new favorite person in the world! 🙂

Goes without saying, I agree. As much I detest what show-killing witch Jill Farren Phelps and her bloated boy toy Steve Burton have done to this show, I still sat through it just to watch one of the world’s best actors show me her mad acting skills.

God Bless CYNTHAI WATROS!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

“… I still sat through it just to watch one of the world’s best actors show me her mad acting skills.”

I know, right?

pop the cork… it’s bubbly time….

she entrances – she emotes unlike no other. perfect descrip… “mad acting SKILLS” she layers upon layers…

she’s a challenge

Patrick
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Patrick

two soap fodders if you will:

1. I LOVED HER ON Guiding Light…. Oh, it was maddening.. how much I wanted Annie to WIN BIG… get Josh… and stick it to Reva. OH!!!! The heavens would have shook – hell would have trembled

she ACTS everything

so much love to Cynthia Watros

2. she deserved that Emmy…. I just wish sometimes… that it would have been Eileen Davidson… for DAYS that year…

Wow… two powerhouses

Max
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Max

So True I felt the same way.

Emily
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Emily

I was reminded on Friday how compelling Cynthia Watros is in her work. It’s as if she was born to do high-drama acting. She draws the audience right in and makes them feel. I’m very glad Y&R chose to use her in a role like Kelly’s. Let’s see where it goes!

Patrick
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Patrick

high – 5.

excellent read.

Y&R has something here…. BIG time potential to step up to the plate….

offer this lady: Cynthia Watros – your rainy day money – your savings – your cache

stand in line – wait in the wings – Kelly’s ON

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Now that Stitch is a permanent character I thought “Annie” might his wife Jenna he mentioned and his son Max was the son “Annie” mentioned dying. It would easy enough to write a back story to explain why Stitch didn’t tell Dylan his son was dead and his marriage fell apart. Just a thought.

Karen
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Karen

Great Minds! My thoughts exactly!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

My mistake– the character is Kelly not Annie– where I got Annie from don’t know– but I meant Kelly

Olive
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Olive

She played Annie years ago on another soap

Patrick
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Patrick

well done MarySF

what a great way to further character and story…

Kelly and Stitch

this is on FIYAH

Lynda Westlake
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Lynda Westlake

I hope she stays on canvas. She is an amazing actress and I have missed watching her on the television

su0000
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su0000

ohh gawd! just another person to watch grieve and cry and put her dark emotions on me,
The death the funeral and a week of grieving would have been enough, this grieving story is overkill .
Anyways Kelly , and her grief and suffering, will take time away from Chelsea and her nagging and repeating the same lines over and over like a parrot, and that will be good 🙂
Looking forward to see Cynthia Watros as Kelly ..

Patrick
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Patrick

“…will take time away from Chelsea and her nagging and repeating the same lines over and over:

yes… i’ll parrot this. Whew!

it’s a pity that Chelsea doesn’t know what to do – let alone understand… What Adam is going through… to her credit… perhaps Adam should share his FEAR with… but…. it’s Sharon whom, he should be reeling with…

so… I don’t invest much with the fallout… aside from remaining vigilant for Adam… and vigilant that Y&R won’t be complete, till: Adam and Sharon are re-united and in power!

Hope Martin
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Hope Martin

She was amazing!

Spencer
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Spencer

I am sure Kelly and Billy will have a torid affair. Meanwhile, Victoria will put all her energies back into Newman/Chancellor.

Patrick
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Patrick

I truly hope not…. for ALL the Billy and Victoria fans… who are fretfully.. waiting for this couple to LOVE each other wholly AGAIN.

depending on how long the story arch is going…

Cynthia Watros’ Kelly – could do a mad acting arc – steal the show – NUT UP

she has all the reason…

lost child
lost husband.. if in fact she knows Stitch

she could exact her revenge

George
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George

I hope they write a decent storyline for her!

toscanti
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toscanti

Cynthia is one of my favorite actors of all time! She captivated Y&R fans from scene one. Perhaps JFP will do right by her and the fans for a change by providing a good story arc and keeping this amazing talent on screen. Welcome back Ms. Watros!

Patrick
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Patrick

“don’t you stand back with baited breath… and let this juggernaut powerhouse woman reel”

yikes! she’s realing on OUR screens

I’ll take her any way I can get some

Alan
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Alan

Cynthia Watros is an amazing actress, but her introduction — such as it was — did little to interest me in her character.

She should have been Nikki’s long lost cult baby, a trashy stripper with an axe to grind with her mama for giving her away all those years ago. THAT would have been a story worth watching.

Johnny
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Johnny

Lol. I love your wordage…”trashy stripper with an axe to grind”. Lol. Yes that could have been a hoot.

Johnny
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Johnny

Sometimes I would love to be a fly on the wall in these production meetings just to hear how and who comes up with ideas. “Okay gang. Let’s put on our thinking caps here. We need a blonde…who has lost a daughter…who has been badly damaged by it…who could possibly help Billy and Victoria with their grief.”. Hmmm….well in my way of thinking… they already have that character. Her name is Sharon. Oh wait….they have another character just like that. Her name is traci. Hold up…they have yet a third character named Ashley who fits that bill. I don’t care… Read more »

PatF
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PatF

Ummmm…she wasn’t on that much on Friday, so I’m not quite gushing like the rest of the board. But it’ll be interesting to see where her short term role goes.

Both Miller and Heinle continue to both do some great work.

SZima
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SZima

I’m going to say some things that I’m sure none of you will agree with, but here goes… I’m sorry, but I FF’d those group therapy scenes. As sad/angry as I am about the killing of Delia, the storyline has been dragging on far too long. How many times can ALL the characters, from Billy & Chloe to Adam & Chelsea to every other person on the show, go over and over and over the same conversation? I mean really, most of these characters never even shared a scene with Delia and yet they can’t stop talking about her? And… Read more »

mo
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mo

I’m tired of all the drabness and unhappiness on Y&R. Don’t really care to sit through the support group meetings.

Tim
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Tim

Wasn’t impressed at all.

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

Yes she about had me in tears!

Alf
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Alf

Cynthia is the best ting to happen to the Y& Restless in Years!!

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Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

@ajmcleanofficial

Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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New this week is that Ripa is sharing a look at her real-life in a book, that will be released next spring in April of 2022.

According to the intel, the book entitled Live Wire will feature sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host.

As soap fans know, Ripa has been married to Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) and the two share three children together.

The loglines for the release share: “In Live Wire, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of every day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.
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So intrigued to read Kelly’s book when it is released next year? Comment below.

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