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Y&R’s Sharon Case On Special Episode Airing Friday: “I Can’t Wait For People To See It”

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Sharon Collins Newman is now battling breast cancer, in an important story that The Young and the Restless has chosen to tell.

With that, it puts fan favorite, Sharon Case front and center in an emotional storyline that will have many shedding tears while the story sheds light on the diagnosis, treatment options and more for a woman battling cancer..

Tomorrow on the Friday, February 7th episode of the CBS Daytime drama, Sharon has a terrible nightmare, which gives Case a palette to showcase her acting chops … and there are some key scenes where she is reunited in a dream with her deceased daughter, Cassie, played by Camryn Grimes, who knows plays Mariah on the series.

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In an interview with TV Insider, Case shared on the taping of this special episode: “There are a lot of emotions and Sharon’s having a terrible nightmare. I think I did seven costumes changes that day.”  Sharon added,  “I really like when we do dream episodes. They’re out of the box and fun. This episode is very scary, though. I can’t wait for people to see it.”

When discussing working in scenes with Camryn Grimes as her beloved late daughter Cassie, Case expressed: “If Sharon were imagining her life ending, then, yes, Cassie would be the first person who would enter her mind.”

Get the hankies ready for tomorrow’s episode of Y&R! Will you be watching Sharon and Camryn in the emotional scenes? Comment below.

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I’ll be watching.

The cancer story is gawd awful..

It is about rich people with no concerns of paying for anything.

It is about a family pampering and they are free to support 24 hrs a day, because nobody is working a 10 hr day or themselves struggling with life problems just to sustain their lives while coping with cancer.

It is about a large family within a mile of each other to be there for her. through the day. No money problems, no obligations to keep food on the table while not being able to work.

It is PHONY ..
It is not how a great many people struggling with cancer live.
Many have no family, have no support, or family members that are 1,000 miles away with no money to fly home to support their loved ones.
This family does Not represent the families of ordinary people.

It is billionaire soap cancer..
It is not realistic of actual struggles.
When Sharon loses all her hair, pukes and withers away, and loses a breast, it doesn’t hit home.
,, Phony

Really? You’re a debby downer are you not? It’s what soaps do are tell stories and hopefully a good ones. Soaps have always used popular characters to tell social stories. You need to lighten up because “once again” just another brasher of YR…this is personally my favorite story on YR right now. I don’t go around spewing hatred about any soaps even the ones I hate.

hi Harlee,
I did not ”hate” anything..
I spoke; it is phoney and misleading to/of ordinary cancer suffering people.
I did not ”bash” Y&R, It’s my fav.
I simply do not like the unrealistic cancer story.
I have not ”spewed” hatred, I did not mention the word.
I’m happy you are enjoying the unrealistic cancer story. 🙂

The writers at Young and the Restless worked with AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND MEDICAL EXPERTS in the field to create Sharon’s breast cancer story line. AND YOUR medical qualifications are…?

Excuse me, I apologize, my bad but people just rant, rave bash YR all the time and get I get sick of it and someone needs to stand up for YR. I’m certainly not saying YR is in any condition of 100% (hasn’t been since they fired Kay in 2006…that was the start of the downfall of YR starting with LML. I know people doesn’t like JG but in my opinion I would rather watch Josh’s writings with his sometime good and sometime awful stories over Mal (hideous) Young any day! At least Josh doesn’t try to change YR and he does try to keep the classic feel we know about YR. Again I’m sorry of jumping the gun.

I have my battle. It just seems TV is making it a little more dramatic and not as serious as it really is.

In theory you are correct about certain things…however….do any of the 4 soaps have people of “normal” means on them? Honestly, the last I can recall was waaaaay back when OLTL had the Woleks as a core family. There is really not one family on any of the shows who does not have access to money, health insurance and great healthcare.

You are completely wrong! This storyline saved my cousins life as she immediately did a self exam, found a lump and caught the cancerous tumor before it spread! Her reconstruction surgery is next month! My tweet thanking Sharon was in ! Secondly I took care of my dad, grandmother back to back as they fought cancer! Sharon breaks down and admits she’s getting best care because she’s blessed to have insurance! Your hate is what’s wrong with in the world!

That’s good to know..
Happy your cousin
found the lump
had many doctors appointments
lab tests
had chemo treatments
had surgery, removed breast
in 30 days time.
then after is having
reconstruction surgery
that’s extremely fast,
good she got help so quickly.
wish her a speedy recovery.

Did no one tell you that cancer does not play favorites? Cancer does not care how much money you have or don’t have. Nor does Cancer care where you live or don’t live. But hey, if watching Sharon struggle with her cancer diagnosis upsets you so much then don’t watch. No one is forcing you too.

Hi Anne,
I have never said I was ”upset”
I have said, it’s phoney and not realistic.
The soap cancer does Not represent actual people.

I doubt Sharon will take a second mortgage on her house
or have need to move to less expensive housing
nor will she need to go into a life long debt.
nor will she stress over how to pay for related needs.
it is those cancer-related problems that affect many.
The fear of not being able to maintain their lifestyle for their children, their families.
it is a huge problem with cancer inflicted people.

nothing about the story is realistic.
It is a PSA, that is good to inform people.
but still, it does not represent people working one or two jobs to survive and do not have family support 24/7; which is a great many.
the PSA is good.. it may help someone.
education is always good.
It is a commercial/PSA story to alert woman.

((Sharon will not lose her hair nor her breast, she will not go into unmanageable debt, she will not face the serious struggles of everyday normal people fighting cancer.
Sharon will be just fine))

You know if you hate the show stop watching I have been upset with moments and storylines but nobody forced me to watch I for one appreciate the storyline just stick with it I have five friends who are suffering with it so put a sock in it f you don’t like it the tv does have a off switch ! SC is killing it and so is CG so give them a break it sure is better then watching Adam and Chelsea sit on the couch ! I might add though it’s not popular I think the good lord every day for my health every day maybe everybody might try that

I disagree with some naysayers here. If this story helps even one person or family know they’re not alone, it’s worth it. I’ve no doubt Sharon’s talents will be well used in this episode. Maybe she can finally score a Lead Actress nomination instead of the recent spate of nominees who deliver one mediocre episode and then just pose for the camera the rest of the year. I only hope it’s not gonna bring her and Nick back together. Rey has stepped up and deserves better treatment than his sister Lola has received from Kyle. Looking ahead to this!

I really love watching Sharon , she is a very good actor.I do share her pain right now. She did a very good job explaining the importance of self examination . Great job. Congratulations Victor Newman for the 40 years on our favorite soap. Well done.

I watched the episode tonight thru You Tube, and if that’s the best they can do, we’re in a heap of trouble.

You do know that men have been diagnosed with breast cancer?

I’ll definitely be watching. I only have sons but that could happen with them too. I have the tissues ready.

Should be good. Sharon is one of my faves.

Looking forward to seeing this episode. Sharon is definitely the actress to pull this emotional storyline off the best!! Keep up the great acting skills Miss Sharon

I will be watching. I love Y&R it is really hitting home to me .. Because I’m living with breast cancer ! I knw what it’s like through & through!! It’s not fun and it is scary . I have 4 kids 2 grandchildren.. a husband too. I don’t knw if I’m gonna live long or not . They gave me little white pills to take , for 5 yrs . ‍♀️ And I have to get a iv once every 6 months for 3 yrs so I don’t get cancer In My bones later . Yea this is way hard for people like me to watch some one play a cancer patient And they really don’t have it ! Smh‍♀️

I’m so sorry to hear what your going through, Celeste. I hope you get some comfort from the Sharon story. Hopefully you will be a long term survivor, as I’m sure Sharon will be. My best wishes and hopes for you and your loved ones.

It was boring

Everyone deals with cancer differently. I would never say another person’s reactions or feelings were not legitimate. This is one person’s story.

I need Nick to be there for her in more ways than 1. He should be the only 1 who could truly comfort her.
Unless Mia comes back to meddle, Sharon and Rey do nothing for me.
I know its a serious story but its still a soap, this should bring Shick back together where they belong

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan Previews “Amazing, Juicy, Fun” Summer Storyline

The Young and the Restless, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy seven-times throughout her career for her work on both All My Children and the CBS soap opera. Now viewers are wondering what’s next for the talented Egan in story?

Many are sensing that perhaps Chelsea might get back together with Adam (Mark Grossman) over their connection to their son, Connor and more, while others are rooting for Sally (Courtney Hope) and Adam, who have currently found their way back to one another.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Egan on the red carpet at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards where she teased some major story to come. When asked if she felt Adam and Chelsea might get back together, Egan couldn’t give a direct answer, but she did tease a major story to put on Y&R viewers radar.

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Egan revealed, “There’s an amazing, juicy, fun storyline happening this summer. Stay tuned, everybody. Chelsea’s involved in something and it has been so much fun to play. I am like, thinking about my words before I speak because I don’t wanna ruin it. It’s so fun and juicy and you guys (the audience) are gonna love it, or,  even if you don’t love it, you’re gonna feel passionate about it.”

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Now a mom of two, Melissa spends her time at the studio taping all-new episodes of Y&R and juggling the daily lives of two young children, Jake and Caden. “I have a baby and a toddler, a 10-month old and a two and a half-year old,” she shares. “They’re exhausting, but they’re so amazing and they’re such sweet. They’re a dream come true. Jake has had me up at 4:30 in the morning a lot lately, and then I have to go to work by 6:30am. You know, it’s just a juggling act. But you just do it. You look at these little faces and you’re just obsessed and it’s all good. It’s all blessings.”

Check out our chat with Missy below.

Now let us know, do you want Chelsea with Adam? What storyline do you think is coming this summer involving her character? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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