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7 May 24th, 2011 Y&R’s Genie Francis on “The Talk” chats Genevieve, Oprah & Tristan!


Genie Francis who is set to debut this Friday on The Young and the Restless, stopped by to chat with the ladies of The Talk on today’s episode.  During the conversation, Francis revealed how it was Oprah who was the reason she landed the role of the sociopathic Genevieve Atkinson.  As had been reported previously, Francis who appeared on Oprah’s soap legend show made it known she was not interested in going back to General Hospital to play Laura as a victim again.  Enter, Y&R’s executive producer and head writer, Maria Arena Bell, who saw Francis on the show and nabbed her for a new role on the number one CBS soap, and the rest is as they say, Genoa City and soap history!

In addition, Francis discussed being teamed with her former GH castmate Tristan Rogers, (Colin, Y&R) as her new on-screen hubby, and the group chit-chatted on Genie’s long time marriage to Jonathan Frakes.

Watch the video clip segment after the jump with Genie!

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  1. soapy says:

    I just love Genie Francis and wish her the absolute best. GH is foolish for letting her escape MULTIPLE times.

    And in other news, “The Talk” continues to be just unwatchable. I miss ATWT.


  2. sus says:

    Genie FRancis is a brilliant actress. So happy she is back someplace I can watch her work!!


  3. Webbie says:

    She is so amazing. Have loved her for years and I’m SOo thrilled she’s back on daytime!!!


  4. Doe says:

    I think I’ve said it before, but, I can’t wait to see Genie on her debut at Y&R. I hope she will bring Colin down . I can’t figure why Colin wants the twins of Lily’s and Cane. Of course, I believe Cane isn’t really dead. Instead his twin is dead and Cane is now pretending to be him to stop his father, Colin. I know it is far fetched, but it makes for an exciting story. Let’s see if Genie can expose her husband plot…….


  5. ethel says:

    i am so very glad genie is back on daytime – can’t wait to see her interact with tristan -
    this should be totally awesome!


  6. David says:

    Watched Genie today on YnR. She is GOOD!


  7. kay killgore says:

    Genie is going to help this mess with the Cane character and she is a grown woman and even though I will always love her as Laura! Time marches on !!! So viewers give her a chance.


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