Look who’s coming back to daytime? In a move that reunites her with her former boss on Another World,Jensen Buchanan has been cast on the CBS sudser, The Young and the Restless. Buchahan will be working again with Y&R EP, Jill Farren Phelps, who helmed the lives of the citizens of Bay City.
According to Soap Opera Digest, Jensen has joined the number one soap opera in the new role of socialite Elise Moxley. She will begin airing on November 13th.
Jensen told SOD on her sudden return to daytime, “I was really honored that Young and the Restless would come to me and say, ‘Do you want to do this part?’. I wasn’t exactly playing hard to get. I was just kind of retired and was sort of finished with that chapter in my life, but then I found myself beginning a new place in my life, and my children are both grown now — which is amazing because I had them on Another World— and found myself now saying, ‘I have the time, and I definitely have the passion again.’”
One Life to Live fans know Buchanan from her first soap role as Sarah Gordon. She then went on to Another Worldto play the dual roles of Vicky/Marley Frame, replacing Anne Heche. She later reprised the role of Vicky on As the World Turns. However in 2001, Jensen in a contractual nightmare move went to General Hospital to play the role of Melissa Bedford, but was still under contract to ATWT. She has not appeared on another soap opera until now.
What do you thnk of the news of Jensen joining Y&R? Happy to see her back on daytime? Did you love her on Another World? What story, and with whom, will Elise Moxley find herself in within the canvas of Genoa City? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
I love Jensen so this news makes me happy, despite the sorry state of Y&R. Normally, I would have loved to see her paired with Peter Bergman, but after the crappy way they treated Cady McClain and her character, I’m not sure… Anyway, cautious optimism…
I love Jensen Buchanan and look forward to this; but I must say I have been just hating Y&R lately ): I hope she plays a substantial character and not one of those guest stints that former soap stars wind up with lately….
I also love Jensen Buchanan, so it’s great to hear she’s back in daytime. Every time I think of her now, I think of those heartbreaking scenes where Vicky left Ryan in heaven. I look forward to seeing (or more likely hearing about) what she does on Y&R.