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Y&R Looking To Cast Stitch's Wife? Who Should Be Considered For The Role?

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Looks like Sean Carrigan’s role of Ben aka Stitch is growing and growing on The Young and the Restless!

And now that it appears that Stitch and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) are clearly headed towards a major romance with each other, look for Stitch’s wife to enter the fray!

According to a tweet from Nelson Branco this morning, “Y&R is doing a big search for Stitch’s wife.  Shoots 3 episodes starting next  month. The show wants a name.  Deeply hurt by Stitch, she is vulnerable, but very tough and a good mom.”

With that being said, and putting your casting director hat on, who would you like to see play the role, since the CBS soap is looking for a name actress to play her?  Anyone from daytime or primetime come to mind that you would like to see on the number one soap?

And let us know, are you digging Stitch and Victoria together?  Comment below!

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andrew hass
andrew hass

Since they were just on GH maybe Tamara Braun or Sarah Brown.

Shelli
Shelli

Lesli Kay…she would be a great one and yes Im actually looking forward to a new romance

Johnny
Johnny

Lesli Kay is a great choice, she is a wonderful actress and a very pretty woman.

SZima
SZima

She seems a little old for the part. I like her where she is playing Quinn.

loretta
loretta

his wife should be JILL P.

melissa
melissa

Sarah Joy Brown should play Jenna. I like Stitch & Victoria

Harlee
Harlee

Kelley Menighan Hensley

Sue
Sue

Agree, Kelley would be great, maybe she could turn the part into long term!!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Yes! This woman needs to be back on daytime, but not for a three-episode cameo.

And I am not loving Stitch and Victoria. I do not like the vibe of the new Billy with Victoria hence I sense a complete parting for a while, but the Billy/Victoria relationship is so good and integral to the legacy of Y&R. I am weary of the Newmans and would like to see the entire family have an epiphany with lasting repercussions of growth. Only Nick really holds my interest as a Newman. It may take the (real) death of Victor Newman to make some waves. Otherwise it is the same slightly incestual machinations that sometimes make no sense to me as I watch supposedly very smart capable people. What they;ve done to Sharon is a shame, but I digress…

Harlee
Harlee

Yes, how they especially MAB’s writing did damage to the character which Sharon wasn’t this type character. The one thing these writers have done correctly is capturing the chemistry of Shick…they are the most romantic could on canvas at this moment.

Harlee
Harlee

I so agree about Kelley being back in daytime because she’s an awesome actress!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Do you think Sarah Gilbert would work? She works in the same studio. Y&R is always doing cross promotions. Sarah is a good actress. She had a dramatic stint on ER. Part of the description is for the actress to be tough.

Harlee
Harlee

LAMO! Sorry, I respectfully disagree but HELL NO!

AbbyS.
AbbyS.

Alicia Minshew. Seeing her interact with Amelia Heinle, Melissa Clare Egan, Cady McClain and Elizabeth Hendrickson would be awesome!

Robert
Robert

I agree, that would be awesome to see all those former AMC girls in one show again!

Michael
Michael

Only problem is, Liz Hendrickson is leaving the show and should be gone by the time Stitch’s wife makes her on-screen debut.

Elhu
Elhu

I totally agree with you as well AbbyS. Alicia would be an excellent choice.

Reagan
Reagan

Tamara or Sarah (both ex Carlys from GH) or Melissa Archer for starters. Brianna Brown just filmed a pilot but if it doesn’t get picked up I’d love to see her in role. She was Lisa Niles on GH.

George
George

Wendy moniz please!

toscanti
toscanti

Perfect choice!

Timmm
Timmm

Yes!

Russ Nichol
Russ Nichol

Melissa Archer. She would be great in the part.

Mary AlKethairi
Mary AlKethairi

Kelly Sullivan that played Connie Falconeri from General Hospital

Timmm
Timmm

Too powerful. She would act circles around this dude.

Kate
Kate

I am loving Victoria and Stitch! I knew they would eventually bring on Jenna and Max, I was just hoping it would be later. I guess if she is this soon then that means Victoria and Stitch are getting serious and his secret is about to be revealed. How exciting! I can’t wait.

Now clue on the casting though. So many talented actresses out there to choose from. I can see Kelly Sullivan though!

Robert
Robert

What big name actress they think they will get for only three episodes? How much are they paying to attract a name actress for three episodes?

andrew hass
andrew hass

Right now it’s just for 3 episodes but that could be extended longer depending on how things go.Plus if Stitch’s son shows up down the line then his mother could return too.So for now it could be for a 3 episode stint to set the stage for a longer stint later.

Laurie McRae
Laurie McRae

The minute I read “tough & a good Mom,” the first actress that popped into my head was Kelly Monaco. Yeah, I know, she’s at GH, but in a “dream casting world” I can totally see her as Stitch’s wife…and Stitch’s BFF, Dylan McAvoy, consoling her. 🙂 I would LOVE to see that “Stelly Magic” in action again!

Lin
Lin

Angie Harmon would be great! I want Victoria and Billy to stay together,

john
john

Sarah brown will get the part.

john
john

well there are two actresses that i just saw on gh’s 51st anniversary show that are available. Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun.

two emmy winners!

Susan V
Susan V

I would love to see Alicia Minshew as Stitch’s wife. I miss her.

KateA
KateA

Rebecca Budig or Alicia Minshew would be great on Y&R. I like Stitch and Victoria together.

David Evan Smith
David Evan Smith

First that came to mind was Sarah Brown, before I read all these other posts who seemed to think the same thing! She does a great balance of vulnerable, tough and devoted mom.

BUT then someone mentioned Alicia Minshew, and I could see that too.

Those are my two top votes!

Timmm
Timmm

Sarah would eat him alive!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Sarah Gilbert would eat her alive.

MC
MC

I think it has to be someone a little less glamorous, someone who can play a wholesome type. A woman who would have signed on to be an Army wife. Perhaps a Rebecca Herbst type – someone who does’t play “sex pot” or “ball buster” but can be both when the need arises.

Timmm
Timmm

Bingo!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee, AMC)
Sarah J. Brown (ex-Carly/Claudia, GH; ex-Madison, DAYS)
Terri Conn (ex-Katie, ATWT)

My top 3 choices!! Saving Tamara Braun for Victoria recast!

Claudio
Claudio

What about me. I’m a good looking italian smooth gay guy, I’m tall smooth body clean shaven face. I have acting experience, I can play a convincing lady. I can dress up in drag, i can act and sing too. LOl. My whole body is smooth and flawless.. LOl

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Chastity Bono.

Donny
Donny

Yes yes good one. LOL.

davlestev1
davlestev1

LMAO..I have deleted this show from my DVR and no longer care what they do. It’s just too unwatchable.

davlestev1
davlestev1

That being said..I would return back if they cast RUPAUL as his ex-wife

Fox
Fox

Name actress? .. This is probably Meryl Streep’s for the taking.

Tsuds
Tsuds

Leanne Rimes

Linds
Linds

I know very few of these actresses – bar Budig, Minshew and the Y&R actresses but I looked at all their pictures and the only one I could ‘picture’ as Stitch’s wife is Tamara Braun. She has just the right amt of fresh faced/girl next door but could be trouble all rolled into one. Some of them were just too old to play the part or two heavily made up. I do not see him very attracted to that look.

Timmm
Timmm

This would be the right “Carly”.

Mary SF
Mary SF

As long as they don’t try to cross promote shows by casting one of the ladies from the View– I’ll be okay with whoever– it is only for three episodes.

Linda Tatum
Linda Tatum

Alicia Minshew or Stephanie Gatschet.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I think several actresses would be good in the role, though if they hire Sarah Brown, Tamara Braun, Alicia Minshew or Melissa Archer (which seem to be the most popular names) I would like them to stay with the show on contract because they are fantastic actresses, too good for only a 3 day part.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

If they’re looking for names, it’s most likely the show is possibly looking for a recurring status, or even contract.

JR
JR

Beth Chamberlin previously played Beth on GL
Fiona Hutchinson previously played Jenna on GL
Gina Toiagoni previously Diana on GL

su0000
su0000

soap fans are known to bitch and whine when a known soap actor from one of the soaps goes to another soap..
It happens most every time..ie( some still can’t get over 3 from OLTL going to GH .. never heard so many cry babies over that one.. some are still sniveling ..

Why do the new created characters need to be from a different soap?
Why not just hire a new unknown.. (that is my preference.

PatF
PatF

Wow. For once we agree.

Give an unknown the role.

Just no one from GH please.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Why not Sarah Gilbert? CBS/Y&R have had several cross promotions between there shows. Y&R is part of CBS. Several Y&R actors have been guests on The Talk. Sarah Gilbert is a host of The Talk. Sarah Gilbert is an actress. The role is only a few episodes. It seems like the logical thing to do, considering all the CBS/Y&R crosses. Maybe they don’t went Sarah Gilbert at Y&R because she is a lesbian. What do you think?

PatF
PatF

Sarah is too valuable on the Talk, and will be appearing in a new CBS sitcom.

CBS obviously has NO issues with us gays. They put Sarah’s show on to replace one of their soaps, and had the character of Phillip come out on YR with an actual gay actor in the role. The character of Mac was played by a lesbian, and ATWT had a gay couple on before Days. But I don’t think you are very familiar with CBS Daytime.

I’m sure they’ll find someone to fill this temp role.

mfarris70
mfarris70

If I was betting I would choose someone from Jill Farren Phelps’ time at GH, since she does seem to have favorite performers. Kelly M Hensley would be a great addition to Y&R, though.

Ghlover
Ghlover

Tamara Braun!!!! Omg she and Steve Burton together

Omar
Omar

I would love to see the talented emmy winner Gina Tognoni in that role..All the ladies mention are great but something about Gina and this role seem to be a match made in heaven.

mike
mike

Gina Tognoni

Jashton
Jashton

Beth Ehlers (Harley)

Michael
Michael

Lindsay Hartley would be perfect, her name is already BIG!

Alan
Alan

Another new character — just what this show needs.

dani
dani

melissa archer…

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

There have been a couple of good ones already mentioned (Lesli Kay is an excellent choice).

A few other options that I might consider:

Noelle Beck
Beth Chamberlain
Sydney Penny
Yvonne Perry
Rebecca Staab

Notice that all of my choices have experience on CBS soaps. I’m a firm believer that, when possible, Y&R (or B&B, for that matter) should make a deliberate effort to hire experienced soap actors who worked on serials for the same network. In the hey day, a lot of viewers watched all 4 serials on CBS and didn’t jump around networks. I suspect a good number of them turned off the television as GL and ATWT were axed and Y&R and B&B slipped significantly in quality. I’d bring back an actor known to them to attract them back.

Some of the candidates that have been mentioned are unfamiliar to me. I’ve never watched the NBC or ABC serials.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Maybe you should try DAYS. Once again, Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) is returning as Kristen DiMera on the NBC soap! You just may fall in love with Kristen as she struggles between good and evil. Kristen also has an ugly look-alike (Susan). Susan also has a sister (Sister Mary) and brother (Tommy). They all are played by the incredible Eileen Davidson. If she does not win the emmy this year, then no one should!!!

Special note: The last visit by Eileen lasted one year. Kristen was the only character she played that time around. However, she as Kristen, did disguise herself as a similar looking Susan.

We don’t know who she will be this time!

PatF
PatF

What does watching Days have to do with casting Ben’s wife?

Oh…you must be on the wrong thread yet again.

su0000
su0000

I’m sick of seeing soap peoples/actors jumping from one soap to another; boring..
I want ”new” actors!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Have you considered becoming a soap star? You already have a fan base!

KateA
KateA

I would rather see experienced soap actors take the place of the actors that have chosen to leave their roles. I love seeing familiar faces. It is great for people who have lost their favorite soap. There are some very talented actors out there because of the soap cancellations.

Mo
Mo

Three episodes? Doesn’t really matter.

Chaz
Chaz

Bree Williamson.

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Katie from ATWT!! Terri Conn? I think that’s her name, though she seems to bring behind the scenes drama with her…

MaryBeth
MaryBeth

Talk about a big actress for a few days…Anyone remember Joan Crawford taking over a few days. for her ill daughter. HOLY MOLY WHAT A FIASCO. Was that on Secret Storm?

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