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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tabatha Anderson

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

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Guiding Light’s Robert Newman Pays Tribute to the Brilliance of Lisa Brown

On Sunday, longtime Guiding Light mainstay, Robert Newman (Ex-Josh Lewis), shared a heartfelt message on his Facebook page on the death of his former co-star, Lisa Brown (Ex-Nola Reardon).

As previously reported, Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 67 from cancer. She portrayed the beloved role of Nola on the CBS soap opera from 1980-1985 and was front and center in many stories which featured Nola’s antics, fantasies, and of course, her love affair with Quint, the late Michael Tylo.

In his message on Brown’s death, Robert Newman expressed: “I was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of the great Lisa Brown. When I first joined the show in 1981, Lisa was pretty much the center of everything. A real whirlwind. Her work with the late Michael Tylo was fantastic. I particularly have fond memories of Nola’s fantasies …Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc. I don’t think I was ever a part of those fantasies, but I remember watching them being taped in the studio and she was just amazing.”

Newman goes on to say: “One of my fondest Lisa memories, however, was sitting in the audience at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC watching Lisa head up the cast of 42nd Street with Lee Roy Reams in 1981 or so. It was one of those times when you see a colleague that you know from one genre, Daytime Drama, in an entirely different genre, Musical Comedy, and you are completely surprised and blown away. Again, she was just fantastic in the role and I as a fellow musical comedy performer, I had great, great respect for her. Below is a clip from a television performance of her as Peggy in 42nd Street. Her death at such a young age is a great loss to the daytime community. Love and prayers to her family and friends.”

Michael Fairman TV also shares below the video posted by Robert below, which reminds us of just how multi-talented Lisa was for her fans, the audience, and to all that knew her. On a personal note: “Lisa always performed at the ‘Night of the Daytime Stars’ benefit for AMFAR in New York City during the AIDS pandemic that I created and produced.  It was the annual event held the night before the Daytime Emmys, and she was always willing to lend her support and talents to help others in need.”

Share your thoughts on Robert Newman’s remembrance of Lisa Brown via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Sits Down with Maurice Benard on ‘State of Mind’

Om his latest episode of his You Tube series, State of Mind, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Cortinhos) welcomes his co-star Cynthia Watros (Nina Reeves) for a highly-anticipated conversation and episode.

GH fans have watched for months on-air as Nina and an amnesiac Sonny aka “Mike” fell for each other, while everyone in Port Charles thought Sonny was dead, and Nina kept that secret in her vendetta against Carly.

Now, the two powerhouse performers have an intimate chat about Watros’ career highlights, raising twins, and working with each other in their often controversial storyline.

Daytime audiences first saw Watros as Annie Dutton on Guiding Light in which she won a Lead Actress Daytime Emmy – a performance which Benard recalls seeing with Cynthia acting up a storm in scenes on a courtroom witness stand that blew him away.

On her start on soaps, Cynthia shared that: “Soaps are amazing,” because not only do they help you make decisions really quickly, but that as an actor, it also taught her about lighting and finding her mark.

Cynthia related that she had made the heart-wrenching decision to leave New York and the role of GL’s Annie Dutton, because she wanted to go to L.A to work, which eventually landed her the role in the second season of ABC’s hit drama, Lost.

Throughout this State of Mind, Maurice and Cynthia touch on themes of depression, anxiety, and for Watros, raising her two teenaged girls, during this Covid-19 world we have all been living though.

When it came time to discuss working together on GH, Benard expressed that Cynthia has been a “a gem” to work with, after he had initial reservations about the storyline GH was set to tell.

In return, Watros shared that she has loved the storyline adding: “I love the complexity of it and how it’s not neat and clean since that’s how we are as people, we all make mistakes, and we are not all perfect.” And in working in scenes with Maurice, Cynthia expressed that he is “a rock’ who grounds everyone he works with.

Watch the entire conversation between Maurice and Cynthia on the latest State of Mind below. 

Then, let us know if you enjoyed the chat between the two, and if you are rooting for more Nina and Sonny, or are you still Team Carson via the comment section.

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