Connect with us

News

21

Elizabeth Leiner Joins the Cast of Y&R as Tara Locke

Photo: Courtesy/YR

Now that Theo (Tyler Johnson)brought to Genoa City some key intel he shared with Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) to payback Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor), The Young and the Restless is adding another character to the mix.

Enter Elizabeth Leiner in the role of Tara Locke, who over the last several episodes has been much talked about.

Look for Tara to arrive on the canvas on the March 1st episode of the CBS Daytime drama series, as she shares a colorful past with Kyle including that they presumably share a child together … a son named Harrison.

Apparently, the two had an affair when Tara was married to ruthless businessman, Ashland Locke.

The role is said to be recurring as of now.

Leiner has appeared in Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, also Suburban Swingers Club and Nanny Killer among other credits.

Share your thoughts on the casting news via the comment section below.

Leave a comment | 21 Comments
Advertisement

21

avatar
11 Comment threads
10 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
17 Comment authors
LorettaWendyMarthaVictoriaSoaphound Recent comment authors
newest oldest
Su000
Guest
Su000

OOHH here we go again-
Kyle is going to be lovey for his old love
and there will be baby drama..
Summer will be put aside, again.
And Phyllis will be mama-bear.
Same soap plot just different players.
It will be interesting, hopefully,
and we just might stay awake through an episode LOL
I’m not a Kyle and Summer fan, so let it roll.
oohh what is the age difference between Kyle and Tara?
((real-life and soap-life?))

Soaphound
Guest
Soaphound

Oh, Su000, why, why, WHY? Another blah character in the endless past of Kyle Abbott. They finally have a really good actor in the role and then sink him with Summer and a seemingly endless libido. Is this the ONLY plot they could regurgitate? And so many other characters remain unused. For shame!

Harry
Guest
Harry

When this new actor first arrived on the canvas as the new Kyle, I thought he was exciting, different, kind of a throwback to the old classic movies. When he was paired with Lola, he was on fire. They should have taken their time with their courtship. I loved Lola and her food truck! Kyle was funny and cute as the entitled rich boy trying to order a Cuban sandwich from the beautiful, street-wise, chef. It was their contrasts and differences which made them so interesting. Now that he’s with the forever petulant and sulky-Summer, he’s dull and bland.

Soaphound
Guest
Soaphound

You’re so right, Harry. I don’t know if it’s Summer dragging these guys down (look how great Matthew Atkinson is on B&B vs. how dull Summer’s Austin was) or the writers. But either way, they’re crippling some very promising young actors. Kyle and Lola were a real team.

Annette Allison
Guest
Annette Allison

I’m glad that I stopped watching this crap. 2020 made me realize that I have wasted too much time of my life on this lousy soap .

Soaphound
Guest
Soaphound

I’m upset, too, Annette. WHAT are they thinking? This past year has been one of the worst ever, and I started watching in 1973! I may soon take a page from your book.

B. Stringer
Guest
B. Stringer

Me also. They need to fire all the writers And hire some that know the past and can write for now. You just don’t realize how many fans you have lost!

Lew S
Guest
Lew S

Y&R needs to get it together! Too many new characters no one cares about and many existing characters left to drift at sea. I liked Sally Spectra on B&B, but not her Phyllis Summers 2.0! Adam.needs to be sent out of town permanently. He can’t be redeemed and is nothing but a big baby! Sharon needs to go back to therapy, because that chick is warped! And Theo, need i say more?? A future Adam,blaming everyone for his problems.

Soaphound
Guest
Soaphound

Another tired, auxiliary story about the dull duo of Kyle and Summer. Meanwhile, no Kevin, no Chloe, no Jill, Paul, Lauren, Michael, Nina, Traci, Ashley….why? Seems like they’re trying to clone B&B with all these under 40s’ stories. I’m not happy.

Jean
Guest
Jean

Courtney Hope is such a beautiful woman, but the hair and makeup people at Y&R take away that beauty daily with ridiculous hairdos and makeup and unflattering clothes and colors. Let Sally shine!!!

Linda Dill
Guest
Linda Dill

The think Tara is a little too old for Kyle. She’s a beautiful woman but Kyle looks like a baby in comparison

Cece
Guest
Cece

I felt like I must have missed 3 weeks or so, as rapidly as Kyle fell out of love with Lola. That was “knee jerk” fast. Also has anyone noticed how much Kyle looks like Robbie Rotten from Lazytown?? Check it out!
Why did they put Tara Locke in that unflattering white jumpsuit for 3 days straight? And WHAT was up with Abby’s fingernail polish?….very tacky!

Jennifer Lecuyer
Guest
Jennifer Lecuyer

She is a terrible actress!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Guest
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Have not seen much of her… but, I do disagree, and would like to see you try and do better.

Susan
Guest
Susan

I agree…she’s awful.

Stef
Guest
Stef

K anyone else think Elizabeth Leiner is so AWKWARD and uncomfortable to watch? I fast forward through it. Really wish they would’ve cast a more talented actress for this part. She’s hard to watch.

Soaphound
Guest
Soaphound

I do, Stef. She’s an okay actress but she doesn’t seem like a rich gal. Her clothes look like they’re wearing her (does she own anything but shapeless sheer fabric tops?) She and Sally conspiring would be a real low point for me, even though Kyle and Summer bore me when together. I can only get through their scenes by thinking about how gorgeous he is and his great hair. This story feels like a dead end to me.

Victoria
Guest
Victoria

Yes. Can’t stand to watch her. Terrible actress & to old for Kyle.
I also was happy Summer & Kyle were finally getting it right even though I can’t stand the actor playing Kyle.

Loretta
Guest
Loretta

Totally agree!! What a horrible new character. They could have finally finished the Kyle and summer saga but no find another poor actress to throw in there.

Martha
Guest
Martha

She’s looks even older than she is and she’s gonna scare off beautiful talented Summer get real. This story line stinks. They gave Sally way to much advantage but this sucks.

Wendy
Guest
Wendy

I don’t like her character

News

‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’ Remake Lands at TBS

Another soap opera gets a reboot, and as we previously reported this one is starring former Schitt’s Creek star, Emily Hampshire.

The remake is of the satirical, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman ,that developed quite the cult-following back in the 70’s and was a look into American media and consumer culture which starred Louise Lasser as Mary Hartman. In the original, Mary was a small-town Ohio housewife who reacted to the bizarre goings on all around her. The cast also included Greg Mullavey, Dody Goodman, Norman Alden and Mary Kay Place.

In the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, the loglines reveal it’s: “about a small-town woman who feels like a nobody in every aspect of her life until she suddenly becomes a ‘verified[ social media somebody after her nervous breakdown goes viral.”

According to Variety, “After being shopped by Sony Pictures TV to buyers this spring, the project has landed at TBS.”  That means that it will be in development for the cable outlet.

In addition, it was a welcome birthday present for its creator, the iconic Norman Lear who is celebrating his 99th birthday.

Hampshire not only will star as “Mary” but she will also serve as an executive producer and will co-write the script with Jacob Tierney (Letterkenny).

So, do you like the concept of the updated version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman? Did you watch the original version? Comment below.

Continue Reading

News

OLTL Alum Florenica Lozano Joins Netflix Series, ‘Breathe’

We all loved her as spitfire legal eagle, Téa Delgado on One Life to Live, and now comes casting news that has actress/writer Florencia Lozano appearing in a recurring role in Netflix survival drama, Breathe.

The one-hour drama series is from Blindspot creator Martin Gero and writer-executive producer Brendan Gall.

According to Deadline, in story: When a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone woman named Liv (played by Melissa Barrera) must battle the elements and odds to survive.  Liv is a razor-sharp Manhattan attorney who finds herself profoundly out of her comfort zone when her plane crashes and she must battle for survival.

Lozano will play Liv’s mother on the series.

Since leaving One Life to Live and appearing in the theatre, film and television, Florencia has appeared on Narcos, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, to name but a few.

So excited to see Florencia soon on her new series?  Do you recall some of her great performances while in Llanview? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Limited-Series Ordered by Peacock

The NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has ordered a five-episode limited run featuring Days of our Lives!

In the first of its kind for the streamer, the series entitled Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem will feature fan favorite returns, the current cast and more which includes: Lisa Rinna as Billie Reed, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Jackée Harry as Paulina Price, James Reynolds as Abe Carver, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Lamon Archey as Eli Grant and Sal Stowers as Lani Price.

According to the announcement on the series Monday morning; here is what fans can look for in the limited series: Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami.  All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem.  It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only Days of our Lives can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way.

Look for additional characters than those listed above to also make appearances as well in the hunt for the stolen jewels.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.

So, what do you think about the upcoming series on Peacock featuring Days of our Lives? Comment below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

GH’s Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) chats with Michael Fairman about Britt being on the run with Jason, their burgeoning romance, working with Steve Burton and her other co-star and Britt’s diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease. .Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Don Diamont as Bill & Aaron D. Spears as Justin

The Bold and the Beautiful

Airdate: 7-14-2021

Advertisement

Popular