Young and the Restless signed General Hospital actress Brytni Sarpy (Valerie Spencer on GH) to a contract role on the CBS soap. While some actors do double duty on more than one soap, a blind item hinted that one actress just walked away from GH. That spoiler could mean we won’t be seeing Officer Spencer in her PCPD blues anymore.
Young and the Restless: Brytni Sarpy Cast In Contract Role
Brytni Sarpy is heading to Genoa City! The GH actress will portray a new character in town named Elena Dawson. While there aren’t many details released about this Miss Elena Dawson yet, it looks like she has interactions with more than a few people in town. Could she be a new love interest for someone on the show?
The talented Brytni Sarpy first hit the soap opera scene as Valerie Spencer on General Hospital in 2014. However, while she originally had a ton of material to work with when she first came to the ABC soap, she’s now mostly recurring and sidelined. Therefore, her move to Young and the Restless makes sense.
Brytni Sarpy starts filming on Y&R next week. As new head writer Josh Griffith takes over from Mal Young, his storylines are also set hit the airwaves soon. Therefore, Sarpy’s character is definitely apart of Griffith’s new storylines, rather than much-criticized Mal Young’s old ones.
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Y&R: New and Old Characters Headed to Genoa City
With Brytni Sarpy heading to Young and the Restless in a new character role, thrilled fans await the change coming on the show. After all, now that Mal Young is out, Josh Griffith is taking over. New characters aren’t the only ones headed to town. Adam Newman is officially confirmed as coming back as a recast.
As Adam Newman heads on back to town, could other fan-favorite characters return as well? Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) were just two veteran characters that left under Mal Young’s reign. Could Griffith potentially bring them back too?
Valerie freaks out after the kiss. She tells Krissy that she is NOT gay!
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Who is Elena Dawson?
Now that Brytni Sarpy is heading to Young and the Restless, she more than likely will leave GH. As she has been cast in a new role, her obligations and time will probably be full with just Y&R material. But so far, all we know about her Y&R character is the name “Elena Dawson”. However that last name has a tie to the soap’s history.
African-American acting legend Lynn Hamilton (sister of LaWanda Page from Sanford & Son) was on Y&R in 1997 in the role of Mae Dawson. So Brytni’s new character might be tied back to the former Ms. Dawson in Genoa City. We’ll see what happens. Of interest is that General Hospital is in the midst of a serial killer crisis.
It could be that GH writes off Brytni Sarpy’s character, Valerie Spencer, as one of the serial killer’s victims. Since Valerie is a cop, she might run afoul of the killer and exit Port Charles in a body bag only to be resurrected over in Genoa City! Stay tuned for more on this exciting new opportunity for Brytni Sarpy.
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