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Gina Tognoni excited about taking on ‘Y&R’ Phyllis Newman

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Gina Tognoni has been cast as Phyllis Newman on “The Young and the Restless” and she is excited about working with her new co-stars Peter Bergman and Josh Morrow. Both Jack Abbott, portrayed by Peter Bergman, and Nicholas Newman, portrayed by Josh Morrow, have been married to Phyllis.

Gina Tognoni shared her excitement about this new chapter in her life via Twitter this morning, Friday, May 23. Fans also seem excited to have Gina Tognoni on board as Phyllis Newman. Though Michelle Stafford left some big shoes to fill, Tognoni is an Emmy award-winning actress who started out as Dinah Marler on “Guiding Light” and also portrayed Kelly Cramer on “One Life to Live.”

Tognoni will find herself in the middle of several pivotal storylines when she enters the canvas. Will Phyllis be able to communicate immediately when she comes out of her coma? If not, will she require weeks or even months of therapy before she is able to talk and walk?

With all the uproar still surrounding the abrupt termination of Michael Muhney, it is difficult to gauge fan reaction to the recast of Phyllis Newman. Michelle Stafford has moved on to “General Hospital” as Nina Clay, dashing the hopes of fans that she would reconsider returning to “The Young and the Restless.” Gina Tognoni is a talented actress and she could bring a new energy to the character.

Considering that Phyllis’s son Daniel Romalotti is her legal guardian, will there be legal wrangling between her fiancé Jack Abbott and Daniel? Will Summer Newman want to take over guardianship of her mother and bring her back to Genoa City? Will Daniel return to town with Phyllis? Will Heather Stevens and Daniel’s daughter Lucy return also? There are many questions to be answered and it will require a strong writing staff to answer them.

Then there is the fact that Phyllis knows that Sharon tampered with Summer Newman’s paternity test results and that Nicholas Newman is her father, not Jack Abbott. Will Phyllis be able to reveal this information to Nick and Jack immediately, if ever? How much longer will both men be kept in the dark?

If Phyllis is able to reveal the information, as well as the fact that the argument over Sharon’s actions caused Phyllis to fall down the stairs, how will this impact Sharon’s relationship with Nicholas? Sharon and Nick Newman been working on finding their way back to each other. This information could be the final blow to the couple’s two decade love story.

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