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28 October 18th, 2015 The Young and the Restless Casting Nerdy/Cyber Life Gal, Somewhat Socially Awkward Who Will Blossom!

Doesn’t this headline sound a bit familiar?  On the surface it’s a tried and true soap opera formula; think DAYS Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) AKA Ghoul Girl, or GH’s version of Ugly Betty, Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), and others over time.   Now whether or not this character falls anywhere near that pattern remains to be seen.

However, according to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the number one soap opera has put out a casting call for the role of Ilsa.

The part is said to be recurring and the series is looking for an actress in her 20′s. The casting breakdown read as follows:  A native of Sweeden (or perhaps Denmark or Switzerland) who was raised in the U.S. and has no accent.  She is is described as, “A genius child prodigy.”  Ilsa is pretty, but her passion for the nerdy cyber life/work has left her a tad socially awkward and a little quirky- however Ilsa will blossom.

So put on your casting director hats and let us know who do you think fits the bill?  What actress from daytime or primetime would you like to see on Y&R? After reading the character description, what story and with whom do you think “Ilsa” might find herself involved in within Genoa City?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. vinman says:

    Don’t know her name…..but she played “younger patricia”…Luke spencer’s sister in flashback episodes.

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    Steve replied

    EXCELLENT>…..Thought same. Clearly I’d put in scenes with Kevin

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    Timmm replied

    How dumb for GH to let her go but kudos to Y&R, she has talent!

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  2. Saundra says:

    She may not look Swedish but Ashlyn Pearce would be my choice!

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    Mark Y replied

    Good one!

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    Rose9 replied

    She would be perfect, I agree!

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  3. CeeCee says:

    Kelley Missal

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    su0000 replied

    Hi CeeCee ..

    Kelley Missal is good!
    Danielle “Dani” Manning OLTL created by Ron Carlivati..
    Téa Delgado and Todd Manning’s daughter..
    I would luv her with GH ..
    She is a powerful actress!

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    su0000 replied

    0ooohhh goodie!!!
    A representative from the Nordic countries! :)
    God kveld! ja! som er en god en sum Norsk ..lol

    A Hindi girl would be much better as a ”nerdy/cyber like gal, somewhat socially awkward who will blossom!”’ /

    CeeCee replied

    And, beautiful, Su. I wouldn’t mind having Florencia Lozano on Y&R or GH, either. The three of them were so good together on OLTL.
    Su. You confuse me. Are you acting coy on purpose….adding a little mystery, eh?
    So are you part Nordic and part Indian? Are you part Viking as I? Lol.

  4. Elyse M Worth says:

    Sounds like a female Spinelli from GH

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    I love gh replied

    I was just going to type that!

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    Timmm replied

    Hopefully not as annoying!

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  5. Mister Media says:

    Sounds like a love interest for Kevin…

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    CeeCee replied

    Good one, Mister Media. But, Kevin and Mariah are cozying up, no? Maybe they’ll SORAS Connor. HaHa.

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    Timmm replied

    Kevin already has his hands full!

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    Harry replied

    Isn’t Kevin about forty? I love the little guy but he really needs to stop hanging out with children.

  6. Debbie B. says:

    A new love interest for Kevin!

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  7. Steve says:

    Would put with Kevin…I like the choice of young patricia from GH flashbacks during Anniversary episode. Use the actress taht was Page on Days.

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  8. Bart says:

    All the newbies under Pratt & Phelps have stunk to high Heaven – this will not be an exception – they can’t get a grasp on the ‘newbies’ they created!!

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  9. Timmm says:

    WOW, how progressive! I hope its a ruse and its a recast of SUMMER!

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    holly replied

    I would be so happy with a Summer recast! I have a feeling she will not be going any where since she is a friend of JFP.

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    Timmm replied

    I think Eric Braeden is fond of her, as well. HE has a lot of say on that soap!

    Nikki replied

    Oh my gosh I would love a recast of Summer but remember there is suppose to be a big Halloween party and 4 people die. I’m thinking Joe”who is never on anymore”,, Marissa,her husband and hopefully Summer. What do you think?

  10. Alan says:

    I’m so excited that another new character is being introduced. That will be WAY better than giving Eileen Davidson a real storyline…

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  11. Timmm says:

    Well we know now that Adam cannot stop Paragon so this little sweetie will be brought to Genoa City to solve Victor’s cyber issues AND Grandpa Mustache will play match maker with her and his grandson, Noah. She is a geeky nerd who is very clumsy and awkward and Noah doesnt even notice her. Victor pushes them together in hopes that it will divert Noah’s attention away fro Marissa! There, it took me less than five minutes, check please!

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  12. Mo says:

    This kinda sounds like Gwen. When Hilary picked her to be Devon’s beard she was apparently nerdy, but cleaned up good.

    When will soaps learn? We don’t need/want new characters. Write good stories for the ones you have already!

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  13. Rose9 says:

    Soooo basically a female version of Spinelli?

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