Phyllis will be coming out of her coma this summer on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but according to TV Guide, when she wakes up, she’ll look a whole lot like GUIDING LIGHT’s Dinah and ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Kelly. That’s right, soap vet Gina Tognoni has been tapped by the soap to take over the role of the feisty redhead vacated last August by Michelle Stafford (who you can see starting Tuesday, June 3, as GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Nina).
“I am beyond blessed to play this incredible role,” Tognoni shared on Facebook. “I am thrilled to be back on CBS. Thank you for your support; I feel it in my HEART. So excited to work with this amazing cast and crew. I am grateful to my beautiful husband, my family, friends and the best FANS in the world.”
No first airdate has been announced at this time, but look for Phyllis’ recovery to throw a major monkey wrench into Jack’s burgeoning relationship with Kelly! How do you feel about the recast?