Robin Christopher is a good choice.And she has dark hair like Phyllis has now,and I wonder if she's the recast for MS?Also,the other girl,I think her last name was Nelson,who played her over 10 years ago should be considered!She was quite good,and I enjoyed her last show-down with Sasha Green!That's when the writers were still very good!!
I realize Crystal Chappell doesn't look anything like MS but I think she could really create a good Phyllis. The character of Phyllis would probably be quite different from the way MS played her but I think she would still be really good. The other actress I think would be great as Phyllis is Elizabeth Keifer. Elizabeth played Blake on Guiding Light and was great. There were several actresses who played Blake over the years but Elizabeth was by far my favorite.
I would like to see them give it some time. Not wanting to see a "new" Phyllis right away. I really really really liked MS in the role and feel cheated by the way they have had her end her run as the character. Any recast right away would be jarring for the fans that liked her portrayal. Give me a couple of months and then bring her back with Robin Christopher in the role.