As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, daytime legend Genie Francis will be joining the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as a “series regular” in late May! The Emmy winner, who begins taping later this month, will be playing the mother of Daniel Goddard‘s Cane!
Francis is known to audiences even outside of the soap world as one half of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s iconic supercouple Luke and Laura, but the actress has also had roles on ALL MY CHILDREN and LOVING as Ceara, and as DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Diana. Her latest daytime gig will reunite Francis with former GH co-star Tristan Rogers (ex-Robert), who plays Cane’s mobster father Colin. Other GH alums currently working in Genoa City with ties to Francis’ Port Charles character are Stephen Nichols (Tucker) and Kin Shriner (Jeffrey) — who played her lovers, Stefan and Scott, respectively — and Judith Chapman (Gloria), whose Ginny married Laura’s adoptive father, Rick.
A first air date or character name for Francis have yet to be announced.