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Jhonna Flores Previews Her New Role As Troublemaking Adriana on Y&R!

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Right after the new year, there is big trouble headed the way of Noah Newman and God knows who else on the Genoa City canvas!  That’s when Jhonna Flores debuts as Noah’s girlfriend, Adriana.

Flores will first be seen on-air on the January 4th episode of the number one sudser, The Young and the Restless!

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on sale on newsstands now, Flores gives a bit of insight on what viewers can expect when her new character arrives on the canvas: ” She is seductive and manipulative. She’s from Noah’s past and comes with some trouble under her sleeve.  You don’t know what her true motives are. I’m expecting most girls who have crushes om Robert Adamson’s character of Noah, will hate me.  I’m ready for it! (Laughs)”

Jhonna also revealed to SOD that her first day on the set was pretty interesting: “It was a little intimidating.  They just threw me right in there, which was great.   In my first scene, I’m making out with a guy and straddling him on a couch! And, it’s my first on-screen kiss.  Now there’s lots of dialogue and scripts to learn, but it’s getting easier.”

So soapers are you intrigued to find out what this new bad girl has up her sleeve? Are you digging Robert Adamson as the new Noah Newman?  Weigh-in!

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linda
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linda

NO All these Newbie are not doing anything for me but taking up air time that could be giving to others like the Winters-Ashby-Chancellor Family. what Y&R needs to do is bring back Keemo , Colleen,JT,Mac,Nate & his Mom, Colin , Chance , Ronan and Chance ‘s Dad.

shelly
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shelly

Linda I totally agree! The show was at it’s best when the Chancellors were front and center. I was so excited when Jill returned and they’ve barely used her. Haven’t these writers learned anything the past few years? Good storytelling, good acting with multiple generations are the basis of all soaps and people are watching (General Hospital!).

If I want to see smart aleck teeny boppers I’ll watch the Disney channels.

willy garza ( partywill )
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willy garza ( partywill )

I am very excited for the new bad girl in town to shake things up
in Genoa City !!
Kudos writers ; and congrats to the actress playing Adriana !

randy
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randy

have to say im so glad i stopped watching…as a hairstylist i get all the data on this show i need…and it sounds worse the what it was,,,so they canned genie francis for steve burton,,,lmao,,fools this show will be of the air i prdict in the next 2 years…

Kristen
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Kristen

What Linda said.

Derrick
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Derrick

Looking forward!

shelly
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shelly

Ho-hum. I can’t tell one of those kids from the other…Ditto Linda!

Mo
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Mo

Doesn’t excite me.

Steve
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Steve

I have to say that I am surprised. I really thought that Noah was going to come out. He does have gay mannerisms and would be a better storyline especially if Nikki or Victor rejected him.

ashlee
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ashlee

That would just be disgusting. Hire a handsome young man to play a needlessly gay man? To what end?

Steve
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Steve

Ashlee, what is disgusting is the fact that you made such a comment like that. Amazing that we still have narrow-minded people in this country. I personally think Robert would be a great person to play a needed gay character on the show since there currently aren’t any. I also feel the show should introduce Hispanic characters as well.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Y&R had their brief moment of a gay story line when Phillip Chancellor came back from the dead and announce he was gay. They also had the gay attorney Rafe, who was seduce by Adam. When Victor found out, and thought his son was gay because of it, he was cool with it so I don’t think there would have been a problem even if Noah was gay. But personally I like to see the day when being gay on a soap wasn’t a plot device or a story line. Don’t you think it would be nice to see gay… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

I hear you that these were past gay stories but the writers dropped the ball. I agree that the characters should be people first as gay people are. We face the same problems everyone else does. A good writer can do this and hoping these writers can with Robert or someone else.

joyce
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joyce

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

Nikki
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Nikki

I think Noah being gay and having the all-powerful Victor Newman respond to that would have been brilliant. It would add much needed diversity to the show, but with JFP at the helm, there’s no way a story like that, especially a front burner one, would ever be created.

ashlee
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ashlee

Maybe if they tied these newbies into existing characters…like say the Emmy winning David Lago who played Raul, and was Billys best friend…bringing in a bunch of ethnic newbies is ALWAYS a recipe for disaster. Santa Barbara did it best…they were just organic characters seamlessly interwoven with the whole cast…it never reeked of “Lets tell an ethnic minority story with a bunch of non connected newbies who no one cares about“

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

OMG! I forgot about David Lago’s “Raul”. Loved that Emmy speech. I’d love to see him back on Y&R. Billy needs a friend and the LAST thing Y&R needs is another newbie.

ashlee
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ashlee

No one cares about the new Noah yet, other than the fact that he has obviously studied Steve Burtons acting. Style…ground Noah first…make him a character in his own right…then bring in a backstory

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Steve Burton school of acting…tee hee:-)

MEG
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MEG

I LIKE NOAH ,THIS COULD BE INTERSTING. I WISH SUMMER WOULD TURN OUT TO BE JACKS AND VICTOR KNEW ALL ALONG, I’M NOT LOOKING FOR TO SEEING SB ,NOT A FAN OF HIS OR JASON’S ,I HOPE SCOTT REEVES DOESN’T COME,ALLTHOUGH I DIDN’T MIND STEVEN LARS BUT I’M NOT A FAN OF REEVES AND HIS WIFE ,GOD BLESS THEM.I’M NOT HAPPY THAT TUCKER IS BEING WRITTEN OUT ,BUT I’VE NEVER BEEN A FAN OF GENIE FRANCIS .I JUST WANT TO SEE MORE OF ADAM/MCHAEL .HES WHY I WATCH .WITH CHELSEA OR SHARON.

robert
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robert

Y&R needs a new bad girl to shake things up. Looking forward to it.

Poison
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Poison

I hope Adriana turns out to be Sheila’s daughter.

joyce
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joyce

Has anyone wondered what happened to Daisy? And who signed her out? They may have decided to drop that whole story since they are sending Daniel to Georgia. And if you are reading spoilers, Daniel was unable to talk dear old mom into going with him. Darn the bad luck! So sick of Phyllis and her whole “poor me”, “damn you” attitude. Her and Daisy should turn out to be the ones who are blood-related. They are so much alike.

Kathy Lebouf
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Kathy Lebouf

Congratulations to this new young actress to play Adrianna. I love seeing new faces, but, geezzz this girl just cannot act! What was the casting agent thinking?

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The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

The talented actress is best-known to soap opera fans for her Daytime Emmy-winning dual roles as twins, Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World.  She had two sons, Homer with her ex Coley Laffoon and Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper.

Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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Now, share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances for Anne Heche via the comment section.

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