‘Young and the Restless’ Casting News: New Actress Joins the Show as Nora

Young and the Restless casting news reports a new actress will join the Y&R cast as Nora. The part has not been cast but will first be seen on-screen October 5.

Young and the Restless – New Actress Joins the Show as Nora

Soap Opera Digest reports the Young and the Restless is casting a new series regular. A recent call went out to hire an actress to fill the role of Nora. Based on the description of a woman in her mid-30’s to early 40’s known for her beauty, fire and ambition it is quite possible she will work at Jabot.

As a result of the recent departure of Mishael Morgan as Hilary Curtis, change in status of Christal Khalil as Lily Winters, and impending departure of Eileen Davidson as Ashley Abbott, there’s a big hole in Genoa City. A strong female lead is needed.  However, there are several current and past key characters that could easily fill this gap.  Nonetheless, leave it to Mal Young to look for a new (and possible cheaper) actress rather than explore and honor the shows rich history.

Romance Ahead

There are currently several single attractive men in Genoa City. Both Dr. Nate Hastings (Brook Darnell) and Devon Hamilton (Bryon James) are overcoming the death of their significant other. However, the right person could help them move past their grief.  Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor), Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) and Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasusa) are all also due for some love in the afternoon.

Young and the Restless spoilers hint that both Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson)and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) could be back on the market soon as well. When the truth comes out about the night Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) and Nick spent together it is any one’s guess where the chips may land. Nora will have quite a list of men to pick from if romance is on her mind.

Strong Female Needed

Nora could bring the strong female traits long time Y&R viewers have come to love and expect from their heroines. Fans know this is missing from Genoa City currently. Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) is still a mess from her relationship with JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill). Even Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) now shown as a sickly woman. She is often missing from major events due to her illness.

Phyllis has also lost her fire as she stands by and supports Billy’s downward spiral back into his gambling addiction. She has been reduced to a sex kitten with no voice. The Phyllis of the past would have stood up and stopped this nonsense instead of being quiet for fear of losing her man. While most Young and the Restless fans would like to see the spark return to our beloved characters we can hope Nora will be a strong and powerful addition to the show.

With the Bell family no longer in control of the CBS soap, Mal Young continues to disenchant viewers. While this new actress and role might be great, neglect and destruction of the legacy families of Genoa City is rampant. We’ll report back when on casting confirmation for Nora. Be sure to watch CBS daily for new episodes.

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