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  • syrus80
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    Cynthia Watros is joining the cast.

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    eastwest
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    More pissing on tree antics at “Jill Farren Phelps Presents: The Young and the Restless”. Why couldn’t she be nuPhyllis?! #fail but welcome back to daytime, Ms. Watros!

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    alokin
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    Wow, this is stunning news! I’m so glad Cynthia Watros is making her return to daytime, as I was a fan of her great work as GL‘s villainous Annie Dutton. I think she’d make a wonderful new addition to the cast of Y&R. Though, I absolutely agree with you, eastwest, that Watros sure would’ve made for an excellent Phyllis replacement. I’m not really sure why I didn’t think of her sooner when we were all brainstorming on who might work as a perfect Phyllis recast, because (duh!) she should’ve been such an obvious option. I could now definitely see her fit the bill and capturing well the different nuances required of Phyllis’ complex character. So I guess I am more surprised that she isn’t our new Phyllis and the show has other plans for Watros, at least for the time being. Maybe this decision can be taken as a good indication that perhaps the show just isn’t ready yet to tackle the recast issue and weave back Phyllis into the canvas.

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    gdfl
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    I’m not surprised at all that she is not nuPhyllis, not because she isn’t a worthy option, but because this regime has no interest in writing anything that we may want to see.  That said, this show is desperate for a high profile female lead with Stafford gone and Walton/MTS not being used to their potential, so this could be good.
     

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    EmmyLoser
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    But do we think it’s long term?  From what I read, the role is currently non-contract.  I agree that Watros would be a great option for Phyllis recast, but I didn’t think of her either, maybe partly because I didn’t expect to see her back on daytime.  She hasn’t exactly been ubiquitous in primetime, but she does seem to get around.  I wouldn’t have expected her to come back to soaps, and even now, I wouldn’t suspect she wants to stick around long.  Y&R could use a high profile new female lead, but considering the decisions they’ve made of late, I would sooner expect them to either get a much younger actress and try to build her into the next big thing (I don’t want this to sound as negative as it probably does, because I certainly believe in fostering the next generation of stars) or rummage through the more recent past to find a big name actress for that part, and again, probably someone a smidge younger than Watros.

    All that said, it is, of course, great to see Watros back in daytime under whichever circumstance.

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    DS0816
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    I disagree, EmmyLoser!

    I’m coming at this from a different angle.

    I don’t care to see people leave daytime, of which there barely now exists any soaps, and come back.

    Cynthia Watros left Guiding Light after four years, in 1998, and after subbing for Jensen Buchanan on Another World she found success outside of daytime dramas. She was the co-lead on Christopher Titus’s Fox series Titus. She was a series regular on Lost. And she had other roles. (I didn’t make a point of routinely following her career. But I do recall her in the 2012 Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation A Smle As Big As the Moon.)

    I’m thinking this is about the work. And if the work wasn’t there … that would explain Watros returing to daytime.

    I wish all who leave a given soap … not to come back. There is so little to come back to.

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    rlk
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    I womder if the role info is to throw media off the scent that she is nuPhyllis.

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    EmmyLoser
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    I disagree, EmmyLoser!

    I’m coming at this from a different angle.

    I don’t care to see people leave daytime, of which there barely now exists any soaps, and come back.

    Cynthia Watros left Guiding Light after four years, in 1998, and after subbing for Jensen Buchanan on Another World she found success outside of daytime dramas. She was the co-lead on Christopher Titus’s Fox series Titus. She was a series regular on Lost. And she had other roles. (I didn’t make a point of routinely following her career. But I do recall her in the 2012 Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation A Smle As Big As the Moon.)

    I’m thinking this is about the work. And if the work wasn’t there … that would explain Watros returing to daytime.

    I wish all who leave a given soap … not to come back. There is so little to come back to.

    Well, when you put it that way I almost have to disagree with myself!  Yeah, I don’t like the thought of her having to come back to daytime for lack of primetime work.  My “under whichever circumstance” was in reference to the duration and prominence of the role she’s playing on Y&R, not the reasons why she decided to take the part.

    I still like to think that actors leaving soaps and then making a return visit after gaining more mainstream fame helps to illustrate to people some of the talent in the genre, but that’s probably just a fantasy.

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    alokin
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    I wish all who leave a given soap … not to come back. There is so little to come back to.

    DS0816, you must know I always learn something new from reading your informative posts, which I’ve come to value, but I wholeheartedly take issue with your last remark. Where’s the love for our soaps, buddy, where is the love?? 

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    DS0816
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    [quote=”DS0816″]I wish all who leave a given soap … not to come back. There is so little to come back to.

    DS0816, you must know I always learn something new from reading your informative posts, which I’ve come to value, but I wholeheartedly take issue with your last remark. Where’s the love for our soaps, buddy, where is the love?? 

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    In video clips uploaded on YouTube.com. 

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    alokin
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    ^^^ Oh, come now. I think it’s safe to say our daytime dramas are all currently doing a pretty damn good job. I’m curious, do you even watch any of our dramas? Because I find it really hard to believe how someone who’s actually tuning in regularly could make such a random statement. That isn’t to say that each of our dramas is perfect and doesn’t have its own set of weaknesses, because believe me, I’d be the first to point them out; however, those are definitely not weaknesses that can’t be overcome. Our soaps are on an upswing, and the dramatic increase in ratings over the past year for all our remaining dramas proves that. So, for you to say that “there is so little left” for our beloved daytime veterans to return to, is frankly, complete bull.

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