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

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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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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!


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!



Tabatha Anderson
Tabatha Anderson

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

Guiding Light R.I.P.

Former Y&R, Santa Barbara, Capitol, and Guiding Light Executive Producer John Conboy Dead

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Reports surfaced on Friday that legendary soap opera executive producer, John Conboy had passed away.

Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) posted the news of Conboy’s death on her facebook page along with these sentiments: “It is with a heavy heart and a grateful smile that I called him my friend,, “BIG” JOHN CONBOY, the ORIGINAL Producer on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, left us today The Big Guy, with the BIG LAUGH, Man about Town, and One HELLUVA PRODUCER… Whether you loved him, or not ..YOU have to agree He was ONE OF A KIND! God Bless you, John. Give Jeanne a Hug from all of us.”

CBS Daytime also tweeted: “We join Judith and the CBS Daytime community in mourning the loss of John Conboy. John was a longtime Executive Producer on #YR, created Capitol and later was EP of Guiding Light. He will remain in our hearts forever.”

Conboy was the original executive producer of The Young and the Restless and remained with the show from its inception in 1973 through to 1982.  Prior to that, he served as the EP on CBS’ Love is a Many Splendored Thing from 1970-1973.  After Y&R, John next launched CBS’ new soap Capitol and stayed as the EP up through its cancellation in 1987.

John made a comeback in 1991 with the one and only Santa Barbara, where he served as the top executive of the series for a time, with the last soap he helmed being Guiding Light from 2002-2004.

Throughout his daytime career, Conboy picked up four Daytime Emmys – three for the soaps, and one for an afternoon special. (more…)

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Crystal Hunt, Donna Mills, Antonio Sabato Jr & Michael Swan Star In New Faith-Based Soap Opera, HILTON HEAD ISLAND!

Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company,

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

Hilton Head Island features: Antonio Sabato Jr. (ex-Jagger, General Hospital), Donna Mills (ex-Abby, Knots Landing), Michael Swan (ex-Duncan, As the World Turns), and Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, GL). specializes in “family-oriented” content and shows. The plan is for Hilton Head Island to be rolled out in two subsequent seven-episode blocks in the coming weeks.

Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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Guiding Light R.I.P.

OLTL Alum Tuc Watkins Joins GL Alum Matt Bomer And An All-Star Cast In Broadway Revival Of Boys In The Band!

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In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking play, Boys in the Band, a limited engagement of the theatrical production is scheduled next year from April 30–August 12, 2018 a the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

The cast will feature none other than former One Life to Live star, Tuc Watkins (Ex-David) and former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (Ex-Ben) along with Andrew Rannells, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and more.  The play will be directed this time out by two-time Tony winner, Joe Mantello.

The Boys in the Band centers around a group of gay men who gather in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. (more…)

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This week, Nick lost temporary custody of Christian leading to a defiant and emotional turn by Joshua Morrow (Nick) as he has to say farewell to the little boy he has come to love as his own son, and give him to his father, Victor, who wanted and was granted custody of the child. Watch the hankie-inducing moment! Leave A Comment

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