New role.

“The Young and the Restless” has cast actress Sofia Pernas in the new role of Marisa, according to Soap Opera Digest. Pernas’ alter ego will arrive in Genoa City as a mysterious stranger who interacts with key characters beginning Monday June 1.

Pernas, who played Marine First Lieutenant Gabriela Flores on “NCIS,” also appeared in the films, “Age of the Dragons” and more recently, “Operation Rogue.” She has just finished up work on “The Green Ghost.”

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– Candace Young