Young & Restless Recasts Imani: With Whom? For How Long? And Why?
The latest wave of temporary daytime recasts will be hitting Genoa City next month when Denise Boutte steps in to play Imani beginning on Tuesday, September 6, on The Young and the Restless. Fans of the character’s current portrayer, Leigh-Ann Rose, need not to worry… as we stated, this is only temporary, due to a scheduling conflict with Rose’s CBS soap role and another one of her projects.
Boutte is no stranger to daytime and appeared on NBC’s Days of Our Lives on and off from 2004 to 2007 in the parts of Danielle Calder, a wedding planner and a hostess. Fans may also recognize the actress for her current role as Raven Sinclair on The Family Business as well as the voice of Raquel Ervin on Young Justice and the deputy mayor on Terror Lake Drive.
Boutte will also transform herself in the upcoming suspense dramas, The Missing as Raina Sidner and in Angie’s Cure as Denyce — with the latter opening in conjunction with the legendary Bronner Bros Hair Show in Miami on August 27 through 29. Plus, she’ll appear in the Amazon Prime series Kombucha Cure.
As those who watch the CBS soap know, Imani hasn’t kept her attraction to Nate a secret, despite her sister Amanda’s warnings to back off. It’ll be interesting to see Boutte take over the sassy role, for a little bit anyway, and we look forward to watching her in daytime once again.
Now seems like the perfect time to take a look at some of soaps’ best and worst temporary recasts of all time.