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Phyllis Newman casting rumors: Will ‘Y&R’ leave character in a coma?

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Michelle Stafford vacated the role of “The Young and the RestlessPhyllis Newman nearly a year ago and the role has yet to be recast. Phyllis Newman fell down a flight of stairs, causing head injuries that left her in a coma.

The addition of Cady McClain as Kelly Andrews as a new love interest for Jack Abbott, makes it less likely that “The Young and the Restless” is hurry to recast the role of Phyllis Newman. The question for fans remains, will “The Young and the Restless” kill off the character or leave Phyllis Newman in a coma and recast at a later date?

Michelle Stafford has moved on to projects of her own, including her popular YouTube series, “The Stafford Project.” A former co-star has said that it would be nearly impossible to recast the role of Phyllis Newman, at least at this time. The co-star called Stafford’s portrayal of Phyllis “a powerhouse” and that it would take an “Oscar caliber” actress to replace Michelle Stafford.