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    The Young And The Restless Casts ATWT's Maura West! (Updated!)

    Thursday, September 09 2010

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    Posted by Jack_s at Thursday, August 05 2010 06:59 PM

    Firstly, thanks for having Yani as the Star of the Week!

    Maura West, huh? Look out Ms/Phyllis, because I bet they do not write the Diane character as they have in the past. With MW in the role, MAB MAY do something she has failed to do in the past with characters, especially with those who are her Favs--write a balanced Show, with Diane giving as good as she gets from Phyllis, because you know their rivalry is legendary.

    Posted by boobs at Thursday, August 05 2010 07:08 PM

    COOL

    Posted by MimiLove at Thursday, August 05 2010 09:02 PM

    Maura west playing carly tenney is legendary. I love her as carly. But being diane is going to be a little awkward to me since I'm so use to her playing carly. I hope she's super brilliant on y&r and out do every actress on set. I will never ever ever forget carjack!

    Posted by summer2009 at Thursday, August 05 2010 09:26 PM

    Posted by wolfsmistress at Thursday, August 05 2010 10:20 AM

    So what was wrong with the rehiring of either Alex Donnelley or Susan Wolters as Diane Jenkins? Why subject the fans of the show to yet another recast, and a blonde at that? Diane was a brunette, not a blonde, and the last few recasts on the show haven't exactly been the most intelligent things that the show has done. Just because a former soap star is available, doesn't mean that they need to be snapped up by the current top show just to have "the name." Not looking forward to this at all...again!


    I agree with every world of this comment.

    Posted by vicsze at Friday, August 06 2010 12:59 AM

    I guess they wanted a "younger" Dianne. Hopefully the will dye her hair brown.

    Posted by Jack_s at Friday, August 06 2010 03:37 AM

    A 'younger' Diane would not play well with MS or PB, as both are middle-aged. No, I think they want MW and her Fans, hoping she will bring in the ratings but without her Jack from ATWT. Since MAB has been at the helm, all her characters, either recast or newbies (primarily from her Favourite Soap AMC), have FAILED, with the exception of Billy Abbott. I too would have preferred to have seen Susan Walters in the role.

    Posted by AZChris at Friday, August 06 2010 10:24 AM

    Maura West is a great actress...I think she'll play Diane wonderfully. It's just too bad that Susan Walters came back so recently for that one episode after Jack and Emily/Patty got married, like it was a test of viewer reaction.

    I will say this about Y&R recasts, though. They are tough when someone has played a character for a long time, but I think these recasts HAVE worked well:

    Amelia Heinle (Victoria #??)
    Billy Miller (Billy #237)
    Judith Chapman (Gloria #2)
    Michael Muhney (Adam #2)
    Susan Walters (Diane #2)
    Jess Walton (Jill #3)
    Stacy Haiduk (Patty #3)
    Peter Bergman (Jack #2, and Terry Lester was a really hard act to follow).
    Clementine Ford (Mac #3?)

    So I say...let's see what Maura can bring to the role!

    Posted by Sld1974 at Friday, August 06 2010 11:41 AM

    Love the actress! She is one of my fab on the soaps! Diane will be a good one for her to try. Just the only problem is that Diane doesn't stay in GC for very long at a time. I hope they keep the character around since MW will be playing her.

    Posted by imaginary_machinegun at Friday, August 06 2010 12:19 PM

    Maura West is one of my favorite actresses on As the World Turns. I'm excited to see her on The Young and the Restless. As for playing the part of Diane Jenkins, I wonder what she would be after.

    Posted by asmith9 at Friday, August 06 2010 12:55 PM

    I love Maura's protrayal of Carly, but I can't see her as Diane. Burnette to blonde and not tall enough. But maybe I have watched Y&R too long(since the beginning). Bring back some of the Brooks sisters. I can totally see Maura as one of them. What a great idea to go back to the beginning of the show.

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