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The Young and the Restless Casting Nerdy/Cyber Life Gal, Somewhat Socially Awkward Who Will Blossom!

Doesn’t this headline sound a bit familiar?  On the surface it’s a tried and true soap opera formula; think DAYS Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) AKA Ghoul Girl, or GH’s version of Ugly Betty, Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), and others over time.   Now whether or not this character falls anywhere near that pattern remains to be seen.

However, according to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the number one soap opera has put out a casting call for the role of Ilsa.

The part is said to be recurring and the series is looking for an actress in her 20’s. The casting breakdown read as follows:  A native of Sweeden (or perhaps Denmark or Switzerland) who was raised in the U.S. and has no accent.  She is is described as, “A genius child prodigy.”  Ilsa is pretty, but her passion for the nerdy cyber life/work has left her a tad socially awkward and a little quirky- however Ilsa will blossom.

So put on your casting director hats and let us know who do you think fits the bill?  What actress from daytime or primetime would you like to see on Y&R? After reading the character description, what story and with whom do you think “Ilsa” might find herself involved in within Genoa City?  Share your thoughts below!

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vinman
vinman

Don’t know her name…..but she played “younger patricia”…Luke spencer’s sister in flashback episodes.

Steve
Steve

EXCELLENT>…..Thought same. Clearly I’d put in scenes with Kevin

Timmm
Timmm

How dumb for GH to let her go but kudos to Y&R, she has talent!

Saundra
Saundra

She may not look Swedish but Ashlyn Pearce would be my choice!

Mark Y
Mark Y

Good one!

Rose9
Rose9

She would be perfect, I agree!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Kelley Missal

su0000
su0000

Hi CeeCee ..

Kelley Missal is good!
Danielle “Dani” Manning OLTL created by Ron Carlivati..
Téa Delgado and Todd Manning’s daughter..
I would luv her with GH ..
She is a powerful actress!

su0000
su0000

0ooohhh goodie!!!
A representative from the Nordic countries! 🙂
God kveld! ja! som er en god en sum Norsk ..lol

A Hindi girl would be much better as a ”nerdy/cyber like gal, somewhat socially awkward who will blossom!”’ /

CeeCee
CeeCee

And, beautiful, Su. I wouldn’t mind having Florencia Lozano on Y&R or GH, either. The three of them were so good together on OLTL.
Su. You confuse me. Are you acting coy on purpose….adding a little mystery, eh?
So are you part Nordic and part Indian? Are you part Viking as I? Lol.

Elyse M Worth
Elyse M Worth

Sounds like a female Spinelli from GH

I love gh
I love gh

I was just going to type that!

Timmm
Timmm

Hopefully not as annoying!

Mister Media
Mister Media

Sounds like a love interest for Kevin…

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good one, Mister Media. But, Kevin and Mariah are cozying up, no? Maybe they’ll SORAS Connor. HaHa.

Timmm
Timmm

Kevin already has his hands full!

Harry
Harry

Isn’t Kevin about forty? I love the little guy but he really needs to stop hanging out with children.

Debbie B.
Debbie B.

A new love interest for Kevin!

Steve
Steve

Would put with Kevin…I like the choice of young patricia from GH flashbacks during Anniversary episode. Use the actress taht was Page on Days.

Bart
Bart

All the newbies under Pratt & Phelps have stunk to high Heaven – this will not be an exception – they can’t get a grasp on the ‘newbies’ they created!!

Timmm
Timmm

WOW, how progressive! I hope its a ruse and its a recast of SUMMER!

holly
holly

I would be so happy with a Summer recast! I have a feeling she will not be going any where since she is a friend of JFP.

Timmm
Timmm

I think Eric Braeden is fond of her, as well. HE has a lot of say on that soap!

Nikki
Nikki

Oh my gosh I would love a recast of Summer but remember there is suppose to be a big Halloween party and 4 people die. I’m thinking Joe”who is never on anymore”,, Marissa,her husband and hopefully Summer. What do you think?

Alan
Alan

I’m so excited that another new character is being introduced. That will be WAY better than giving Eileen Davidson a real storyline…

Timmm
Timmm

Well we know now that Adam cannot stop Paragon so this little sweetie will be brought to Genoa City to solve Victor’s cyber issues AND Grandpa Mustache will play match maker with her and his grandson, Noah. She is a geeky nerd who is very clumsy and awkward and Noah doesnt even notice her. Victor pushes them together in hopes that it will divert Noah’s attention away fro Marissa! There, it took me less than five minutes, check please!

Mo
Mo

This kinda sounds like Gwen. When Hilary picked her to be Devon’s beard she was apparently nerdy, but cleaned up good.

When will soaps learn? We don’t need/want new characters. Write good stories for the ones you have already!

Rose9
Rose9

Soooo basically a female version of Spinelli?

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Nathan Fillion Talks His Start On OLTL On ‘The View’ With Whoopi Goldberg

On Thursday’s episode of ABC’s The View, Nathan Fillion visited the show promoting his series, The Rookie.  But during the beginning of his conversation with Whoopi Goldberg, he talked about what he learned from his humble beginnings in show business as Joey Buchanan on the beloved One Life to Live.

Of course, OLTL fans recall that Nathan was involved in a romantic storyline with Llanview icon, Robin Strasser (Dorian) and played the on-screen son to another icon, Erika Slezak (Viki).

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Fillion shared about this time on One Life: “Everything I did and everything I do I learned on that show.  I never speak poorly on daytime … it was such a warm kind place to be.   I learned everything there.  I don’t know where an actor can go and work with people that have worked in the business for 25, 35, 40 years, and I had no idea what i’m doing …and they said, ‘no problem here is what you do’.  So, it was very good people.”

Goldberg also alluded to that she “missed the soaps” meaning All My Children and One Life to Live that shot right where they are in New York City at the ABC studios on 66th and 67th street.

Watch Nathan talk his early career and more with the ladies of The View below.  Then, let us know what you think about the sentiments he share from his time at One Life to Live via the comment section.

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Y&R’s Thad Luckinbill To Produce ‘Postscript’ The Film Adaptation of Sequel To “P.S. I Love You”

We all know that Thad Luckinbill (Ex-J.T Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless) wears many hats in the entertainment industry.  He acts, he writes, he produces, he sings … is there anything that this talented guy doesn’t do?

Now comes word that Luckinbill’s production company (with his brother Trent and Molly Smith), Black Label Media, in conjunction with Alcon Entertainment, has secured the rights to the the novel Postscript and will turn it into a motion picture.

Postscript is the recently released sequel to Cecelia Ahern’s 2004 debut novel, P.S. I Love You.  The original movie starred two-time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank as Holly who loses her husband tragically when he dies from a brain tumor.  Then, a grieving Holly discovers that her husband has left behind 10 letters designed to help Holly overcome her sorrow and transition to a new life.

According to Deadline, who broke the news of this film deal: In, Postscript (which hit book stores this week in the U.S.) the story picks up Holly seven years after her husband’s death with Holly having peacefully moved on with her life.  However, when Holly’s sister asks her to tell the story of the “PS, I Love You” letters on her podcast — she does so reluctantly, not wanting to reopen old wounds. Soon after the episode airs, people start reaching out to Holly, and they all have one thing in common: they’re terminally ill and want to leave their own missives behind for loved ones.”

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According to a report here, Swank will reprise her role as Holly in the new movie.

Luckinbill’s Black Label Media recently produced the war movie, 12 Strong in which he co-stared, while he was also one of the producers on the hit movie, La La Land.

Intrigued to see how Postscript turns out? Wish Thad would return as. J. T to Y&R for a another stint? Comment below.

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OLTL Alums & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Melissa and David Fumero Welcome Their Second Son

Llanview’s Carrr-lott-a should be happy about this, even if it’s ‘bitchy bangs’ who is the baby mama!

News over the weekend has former One Life to Live and star of NBC’s comedy series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero (Ex-Adriana) giving birth to her second child, and on Valentine’s Day, no less.

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Melissa and her husband, the former Cristian Vega of One Life to Live, (and more recent cast member of the drama Power), David Fumero, welcomed into the world their new son.

The beautiful couple named their newborn, Axel.  They already have a a 3-year-old son, named Enzo.

The proud parents each to to their Instagram accounts with a special photo and a message. Melissa shared  “Welcome to the world, Axel You have made Valentine’s Day my new favorite holiday! 💗❤️❤️💙💙,”

While David shared: “I got the best #valentines #day Present!! Mama is a master at baking these! I’m a lucky dude! Welcome to the world Axel! 2/14/20″

Congratulations to Melissa and David on the newest addition to the Fumero clan!

Share your well-wishes for Melissa, David and little Axel via the comment section below.

 

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💙 Welcome to the world, Axel You have made Valentine’s Day my new favorite holiday! 💗❤️❤️💙💙

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I got the best #valentines #day Present!! Mama is a master at baking these! I’m a lucky dude! Welcome to the world Axel! 2/14/20

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