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Y&R's Marcy Rylan on playing the spoiled heiress & life in Genoa City!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Marcy Rylan has made quite the impact in the SORAS’d role of Abby Newman, Victor and Ashley’s daughter.  The former Lizzie Spaulding of Guiding Light, who  is used to playing a rich brat is pulling it off again, but this time on the number one soap, The Young and the Restless.  Marcy caught up with TV Guide Canada’s, Nelson Branco for this new intriguing interview about moving from Springfield to Genoa City, playing a naughty heiress who wants her own reality show, life after giving birth to her real life son, Jackson, and working with some of her new co-stars, especially Michael Graziadei.  Here are a few juicy excerpts!

Marcy on working with her new potential on-screen beau Michael Graziadei (Daniel:) ” My first week of work I got spanked and had to be naked! [Joking] I was like, “What did I get myself into?” Michael is a phenomenal actor. In each scene, he listens to his co-stars and doesn’t force his performance down anyone’s throat, which is an asset on stage. Every time we rehearse, block, and tape, the scenes change and grow naturally as we listen to each other. Michael gets that acting is reacting.”
Marcy on Abby’s storyline being soap operas answer to Paris Hilton:  “[Laughs] At first, I asked them, “I just had a baby — have you lost your mind?” But now that my naked self and I have confronted each other and made peace, I’ve been enjoying the story, which is rather relevant right now. When I watch TV at home, I realize — “Wow, most of these people do have sex tapes out there.” And people are carving out careers and brands for themselves in the process. I like the storyline a lot. It’s fun.”

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Doe
Doe

I’m not fond of Marcy and her portrayal of Abby.I think she is way over the top in her role. I feel as if she is being forced on us. I know that the powers that be let her go wild because of the story, but I hope this doesn’t go on forever. The fans can only take so much. I say, tone her down a notch. We don’t need another, Amber!

AMANDA
AMANDA

I love Marcy Rylan portraying the Abbey character on Y&R. I adored her on the Guiding Light. It is wonderful seeing her again on a soap.

I do not like the idea of her being paired with Daniel. I see nothing appealing about this man or his character.

In my opinion, she is way too cute to be a duo with him. I see no chemistry between them either.

I hope at some point, she will be paired with John Driscoll (Chance). They were a duo on Guiding Light. Looked great together and what chemistry!

VALARIE
VALARIE

I LOVE MARCY AS THE NEW ABBY SHE IS GREAT. I ALSO LOVE HER WARDROBE AND JEWELERY. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO PURCHASE HER PINK NECKLACE THAT SHE WORE ON 8.5.10 TO THE OPENING OF GLOWORM. THANKS VALARIE

Tabatha Anderson
Tabatha Anderson

I love marcy’s wardrobe, especially her dresses, can you share where I can find them.

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Crystal Hunt and Donna Mills Headline New PureFlix Streaming Comedy Series, ‘Mood Swings’

Four generations of women are thrown together by circumstance to live under one roof and survive in Los Angeles in the new comedy series Mood Swings set to kick-off on October 24th on streaming service Pure Flix (www.PureFlix.com). New episodes will be released every Thursday for eight weeks.

Some very notable soap opera faces are featured in the cast.  Chief among them is former OLTL and GL star, Crystal Hunt, who also serves as the creator and executive producer of the comedy.

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In addition to Hunt, none other than Knots Landing and General Hospital favorite, Donna Mills is along for the comedy ride as Hunt’s mother.. Hunt and Mills first worked together on the defunct reality series, Queens of Drama.

Joining Hunt and Mills and rounding out the cast are: Robin Riker (Ex-B&B and GH), Sophia Gasca (Ballers), Christina DeRosa (Bad Moms), Scott Bailey (Ex -GL and currently, The Bay,) and Jason Earles (Hannah Montana).  Plus, Dyan Cannon plays Hunt’s aunt in Mood Swings.

According to the loglines for the series: “Newly divorced from her mega-successful, controlling and philandering husband Jonathan (Bailey), Farrah (Hunt) is awarded the couple’s Malibu mansion along with an enormous mortgage and minimal financial support to take care of herself and 8-year-old son Ryder. Recognizing she needs an income, yet having no work experience whatsoever, Farah decides to rent out rooms in her house in order to pay the bills. After placing an ad on Craigslist for female roommates, enter Coco (Riker), a disgruntled working woman; Dani (DeRosa), a fiery Canadian-Italian culinary wizard and hopeful Hollywood actress; and Emilia (Gasca), an enigmatic Dominican entrepreneur trying to get U.S. citizenship.  Farrah’s live-in not-so-handy handyman Angel (Earles) adds even more comedic moments to the show as he both struggles and enjoys being the only adult male in the household. While all the women come from different backgrounds and generations, they are brought together by unforeseen circumstances and what ensues is a wild and hysterical ride full of laughs.”

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In a statement on the launch of the streaming series, Hunt expressed: “We felt there was a need for a great female ensemble comedy.  Right now, you can only watch reruns of shows like ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Designing Women’ to enjoy a female-driven show. Our thinking was to embrace the legacy of these programs while adding a modern twist.”

Look for new episodes of Mood Swings to be released every Thursday for eight weeks starting with the October 24th debut. And, check out the trailer for the series below.

PureFlix.com is a destination for the faith, family-friendly and wholesome entertainment that’s now available on any device anytime, anywhere throughout the United States and Canada.

So what do you think of the premise of Mood Swings? Will you be checking out some of these soapy notables in their new comedy roles? Comment below.

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‘Beacon Hill’ Prepping Its Long-Awaited Season Two Featuring Soap Notables

A few years back, Beacon Hill was one of the most talked about web series for its soapy cast and bringing same-sex romance, political scandal and familial drama to the table.  And now, it appears after a four year wait\ the creators and the cast are ready to go back into production for its second season.

In order to do that, the producers are driving a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to raise funds to make their planned production a reality.

Guiding Light and Venice favorite, Crystal Chappell is once again returning in role of “Claire”, along with these daytime fan favorites: Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Bryce, Tina Sloan, Louise Sorel and the new additions to the cast: Nadia Bjorlin, Jacob Young, Hillary B. Smith, and Marem Hassler who takes over the key role of “Katherine” from Sarah Brown.

The series promises longer episodes than season one, and it will finally deliver to fans the reveal of that cliffhanger: “Who is at the damn door?”

As of Sunday night, there are 43 days left to donate to the fund to help make Beacon Hill second two come to life so they can shoot the series in New England.

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Check out this video below from Chappell and company that was released over the weekend.

So, would you like to see season 2 of Beacon Hill? Comment below.

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Guiding Light & ATWT Alum, Tom Pelphrey Is New Series Regular In Upcoming Season of Netflix’s ‘Ozark’

Well, soap fans knew when they saw the character of Jonathan Randall debut in Springfield on Guiding Light that the young man who portrayed him was going to go far in his career, and that has been what’s been happening since he left daytime for Tom Pelphrey.

Pelphrey, who won two Daytime Emmys for his role on GL and later did a run as Mick on As the World Turns, has gone on to star as Ward Meachum on both seasons of Marvel’s Iron Fist on Netflix, appeared on Cinemax’s Banshee and more recently did a guest spot on NBC;’s drama Blindspot to name just a few of his projects.

Now comes word via Deadline that Pelphrey is joining the third season of Netflix’s drama Ozark as a series regular.  The series stars Laura Linney and Jason Bateman and details the life of a family as the navigate within a dangerous drug cartel.

Pelphrey has been cast Linney’s younger brother named Ben Davis, and in story, he arrives for an unannounced and inopportune visit. He quickly reminds Wendy (Linney) who she used to be and who she is running from.

Upon the announcement of his casting, Tom took to his Twitter account and said, “Dream job!”

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So, will you be checking out Ozark to see Tom in his new role?  Did you love him as Jonathan (Reva’s son) on Guiding Light? Comment below.  But first watch Tom’s winning moments and acceptance speeches at the 2006 and 2008 Daytime  Emmys.

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