Young and the Restless fans love Alyvia Alyn Lind as sweet Faith Newman. But in her new turn on Netflix series Daybreak, she’s anything but a good girl. If you’re a sensitive soul, don’t read any further. You may not want to know what Alyvia’s up to in this new project. Because she’s an f-bomb dropping, drug dealing, seriously troubled tween. And she absolutely kicks butt in the role. Check out what the talented pint-sized Y&R actress has been up to while not working at the CBS soap.
Young and the Restless Spoilers: Faith Newman Home for the Holidays – Alyvia Alyn Lind’s Hiatus Explained
Y&R casting news confirmed recently that Faith Newman’s back in Genoa City for the holidays. Alyvia Alyn Lind’s not been seen as Faith since July. In the interim, Faith Newman was name-dropped as being upset about the Victor fake death plot. Seems Faith didn’t appreciate being lied to about dear old Grandpa kicking the bucket. But, she stayed at camp. That’s because Alyvia Alyn Lind’s been busy working on other projects.
In addition to her recurring role on Young and the Restless, she completed feature film Walk Ride Rodeo which was a Netflix original movie. And she scored the series Future Man at HULU alongside Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson (AKA Peeta). But she’s had smaller roles on those projects. However, her latest, Daybreak, has Alyvia Alyn Lind front and center as one of the main stars of the series.
But if you prefer Alyvia Alyn Lind as Faith Newman, you won’t have to wait too much longer. Because Faith Newman’s home for Christmas and that’s confirmed. You can also catch her as young Dolly Parton on Coat of Many Colors which is usually in heavy reruns in the holiday season. But if you want to see something far from Dolly and very different than her turn as Faith Newman, check out Alyvia Alyn Lind in Daybreak.
Y&R’s Alyvia Alyn Lind Shows Acting Chops in Daybreak on Netflix
When Daybreak debuted on Netflix on October 24, many watchers might not have recognized the Young and the Restless Faith Newman actress in the role of Angelica Green. She’s rocking pink highlights, a Russian flame thrower, and a serious potty mouth. The post-apocalyptic original series is based on a Brian Ralph graphic novel. A nuclear bomb wipes out a segment of the population. Adults that survive (with one or two exceptions) turn into ghoulies (i.e. zombies).
Meanwhile, the surviving kids split into tribes, drawn along the lines of your typical school clique. Jocks, 4-H, science nerds, etc. So, Alyvia Alyn Lind plays Angelica Green. The official press for the series describes her as a very unstable child genius. Although she’s 12 in real life, Lind’s character is a disturbingly street smart 10 year old. You can watch an official clip below made by Netflix. It’s a montage of Alyvia’s character’s very salty mouth. This is something you’d never see on Young and the Restless.
WARNING – This clip is NSFW and features lots of swears. This is no Faith Newman that you’ll see. So, brace yourself and don’t watch if you’re sensitive to foul language pouring from an adorable child’s mouth…
Young and the Restless Child Actress Rocks the Apocalypse
This is a drastic change of pace – far away from Alyvia Alyn Lind’s work as fan favorite on Y&R, Faith Newman. Angelica Green’s brilliant, homeschooled by a series of tutors, and utterly neglected by her equally brilliant mom. She’s a pyromaniac and deeply troubled. Then, she tricks her shrink into loading her up with pills which she uses to make doped up slime to sell to high schoolers. This is all in an effort to fit in and feel some sense of family.
All in all, Angelica Green is a badass. In the pic above, Angelica hands over drugged-up slime laced with Visine (which gives you explosive diarrhea when ingested orally). She gives it to the high school principal, played by Matthew Broderick (AKA Ferris Bueller), who has explosive results. If you don’t care to watch the entire series but want a glimpse at Alyvia Alyn Lind’s diabolical performance, skip to Daybreak Episode 3, The Slime Queenpin of Glendale, CA.
That episode provides all of Angelica’s raison d’être for the zombie series. If the blistering video above didn’t turn you off, you might really dig Daybreak. And Alyvia Alyn Lind certainly delivers a star turn in this fun, foul-mouthed romp as crazy tween Angelica Green. But also be sure to watch this holiday season to see the young talent back to the Y&R soap as Faith Newman.
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