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The Young and the Restless Casts Sasha Calle and Alice Hunter In New Roles

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CBS’ top-rated daytime drama is bringing two new characters to the canvas in Genoa City on The Young and the Restless.

Debuting on Friday, September 14th will be Sasha Calle in the role of Lola Rosales, the sister of Arturo (Jason Canela) and Rey (Jordi Vilasuso).  Lola is said to be quite spunky, and is the youngest sibling of the Rosales clan.

As for Sasha, she was raised in Boston, moved to Colombia for a two years, and went to school in Hollywood, Florida.  After high school she moved to L.A, to pursue her dreams in show business, graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

The show also announced the casting of Alice Hunter in the role of Kerry Jones who is said to be a successful chemist recruited by Jabot.   Look for Alice to debut in October.

Alice was born in England, but was raised in Australia, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.  She has appeared on primetime episodic dramas: For the People, Code Black, NCIS and House of Lies, to name a few.

So, what do you think about these GC newbies?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Kathy
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Kathy

No more new characters! This is getting ridiculous! If they are worried about ratings they are going about things all wrong. Just bring back Adam Newman to spice things up. Michael Muhney of course!!!

su000
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su000

I luvs New Characters!
New, good, characters bring new stories and kills the boring of the same ol’ ..

I really am looking forward to the ”new” family , it is well needed and past due.
–Young and Hot, is always good.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

I agree with you, too many newbies being cast. Enough is enough. Yes bring back Michael Muhney as Adam Newman. He is a wonderful actor. Also bring back Tricia Cast as Nina Webster.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Ricardo…EXACTLY!!!!! I don’t know what’s WORSE…all of these new characters…or the CONSTANT RECASTING of other characters. Oh, wait…I know…BOTH!!!!! And…YES…bring back Tricia Cast (Nina) already!!!!!

Have a good one, Ricardo.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

With all these new faces, Y&R really isn’t the same anymore and they want everyone to know it. The Y&R I knew from way back kept their actors and characters for years.

Meg. Reddekopp
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Meg. Reddekopp

Sounds Good,

su000
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su000

ahhha!
We’re getting a Rosales clan !!
Lola, Arturo and Rey Rosales..
whoa!
and not one is a blond!
Awesome!

Calidreamin
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Calidreamin

I agree!
Thank GOD.
However,if you are going to go African American, can we see some African Americans that actually look that way! Ie; Solange Knowles…

Harry
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Harry

I was kind of hoping that another young lady would hit the canvas to distract Kyle from Summer. Maybe one of these girls would be that girl…I don’t know.

Momo
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Momo

Don’t know that I’m really interested in seeing Arturo’s family come on board.

There are already so many great characters and actor on the show. Give them a story.

YR Fan
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YR Fan

We need new blood since other actors are or have left them he show. We do need Adam Newman back. He was such a powerful actor!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Both Sasha Calle and Alice Hunter are beautiful women, and I’m also hoping that their acting can match. I’m excited to see these two new talents.

robert
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robert

why are they bringing on all these new people when they can’t even use the cast they have

Tucker
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Tucker

AGREED!! WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS? WHY, TO BE “POLITICALLY CORRECT” OF COURSE!!

GO AWAY, MAL YOUNG!!!

Tracey
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Tracey

Have you read what going on at Y&R how they getting disrespected by the people they work for

Timmm
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Timmm

The should change the name of the show to “The Young and Unrecognizable!”

Shay
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Shay

Sounds like they are following the GH model of how to lose viewers with the addition of insipid newbies and alienate longtime fans by dissing legacy players. Yeah, that’s a real formula for success there…

Timmm
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Timmm

I can watch Y&R and GH in 30 minutes now, COMBINED!

Shay
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Shay

Most GH episodes take about two minutes flat for me to get through, Timmm…once I skip over all the offending characters, there’s not much left. Very little of interest in Port Charles happening these days…except for Ryan’s return! Welcome back, you psychopath!

Steve
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Steve

It seems like Mal is taking casting advice from Frank. Load em up and reduce screen time for the vets.

I know it will disappoint many, but CBS will never rehire Muhney. It’s time to move on.

Tracey
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Tracey

Mal is the problem we have 3 people they are women gone why do you think they are casting women

Tucker
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Tucker

Enough of this PC ‘racial diversity’ crap – ENOUGH!!

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

It’s funny when Y&R fans complain about new families being added to the canvas. This is the show, after all, that phased out the Foster and Brooks families in favor of the upstart Abbotts. Soaps have to evolve and grow with new characters and new families. And soaps have a lot of catching up to do in terms of developing casts that look like modern day America. I hope this family catches on, in the same way the Abbotts and Newmans became integral to the show.

olemoneybags
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olemoneybags

Well said, sonnoirsolita. It’s insane–although not at all surprising given the state of things–that anyone would have a complaint about a Hispanic family (the second in this show’s 45 year history) being featured. Even more disheartening is that they believe it’s an effort to be “PC.” The one thing that Y&R has done, perhaps better than any other soap, is feature frontburner minority characters and families, and if these characters can be properly fleshed out, the Rosaleses will be no exception. There are countless mainstay characters who are being used to great effect–something Y&R has done very well in comparison… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Very good post and in total agreement.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m still waiting for Jewish characters on ANY soap! Diveristy seems to only be about about color. Religion? One. So, there’s only Christmas, there’s only a Church, there’s only a Catholic wedding, funeral, priest. The irony is that there are plenty of Jewish soap actors (past and present) : Matt Cohen, Stuart Damon, Brandon Barash, Rena Sofer, Nancy Grahn (half), Don Diamont, Scott Clifton (half), the list goes on. But, no Jewish characters except for, on GH, the stereotypical accountant (I guess they decided the hospital doesn’t have Jewish doctors and the town doesn’t have Jewish lawyers) or, in the… Read more »

Damien
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Damien

Faves gone..Hillary. Paul, Lauren, Michael m.i.a…soon Lily and Ashley too. …
No returning faves to replace them. I.e. Nina, Jill, Christine, Olivia,Avery even…
Instead we get bombarded with newbies all at once.. Apparently the writing staff and common sense are missing anyways.
I ll guess i ll go too. Let me know when a good headteam replace the current team

Celia
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Celia

Honestly? I don’t mind new casting….soaps are revolving doors. But, this is too fast and furious. No time to breathe…. Of course Hilary had to be resplaced, right? Right. She’s still fresh in the grave. Pardon the sarcasm. And another Rosales character? I don’t like the brothers; so, I hope I like baby sister. I still think this is a disreputable ‘clan’ come to GC to disrupt and cause havoc…..these siblings have a plan: up to no good. I may be wrong. Rey appears to be a CIA agent, LOL….. Well, when we are faced with that intense, ruminating look… Read more »

Tracey
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Tracey

I agree with you and they will pair Devon with one of the new women to face

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Celia…girl…I was wondering when Rey was gonna whip out that gun of his…which, of course, he did…lol.

Later, my friend.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Jay, Whenever I see ‘Rey’, I keep wanting to call him “Dario”….HaHa ( Dool). I haven’t made myself ‘comfortable’ with him yet. Cannot reconcile myself with the fact that these Rosales siblings just dropping down the deep, blue sky sooo darn neatly….too much of a coincidence. Weak writing. Does that make any sense? Know what I mean….he’s here, there, and everywhere….how does he do that? And, where is Arturo with the weird haircut? I am seriously awaiting a meeting between the brothers. You know, Jay, when it was first announced that Jordi was coming on board, my mind automatically… Read more »

Vickie
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Vickie

Y&R day they couldn’t afford to give Hilary a raise and keep her, yet they can afford to keep hiring new people. Seems like they are trying to replace all the long term characters with new people. Soon it will be “the” new Y&R and they will loose all their long time audience!

Vana
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Vana

Good soaps need more women of color. I’ve seen Alice Hunter in other things and she can act and has plenty of potential.

Millie
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Millie

I love the character of Lola Rosales. I sure hope her and Kyle stay together. It is a very positive role for the young actress, and positive for the young viewers.
I have been a fan of the Y&R for many years!!

Charlotte
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Charlotte

I agree! Bring Michael Muhney back. Too many new characters. Rosales crew especially need to go and Tessa. Not working! We need Victor and Paul to return as well. Also miss Hilary. Really missing the mark. Y & R used to be the masters of writing!

Joan
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Joan

“Lola” is beautiful and has such spunk. She lights up the screen and is something special. She certainly comes across as more genuine than some of the actresses who have played the same role for years, and have lost the chutzpah for it.

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