Update May 2/2015: Y&R’s new Phyllis

I’m a fan of Y&R.  Lately the action has been hot – not least because of the new Phyllis, played by Gina Tognoni.

Phyllis is a polarizing figure on Y&R.  She’s hot-blooded and unpredictable, making her a favourite among fans who like a dynamic plot.

I missed Phyllis while she was in a coma (having fallen down a flight of stairs in a dubious situation).  She’s back now, played by Gina Tognoni.  (Michelle Stafford played her before.)

I knew that re-casting Phyllis would be a tall order.  Michelle Stafford, who had played her since I can remember, seemed irreplaceable.  For me, Michelle defined Phyllis as an impetuous, self-determined redhead.

My opinion is that Gina isn’t trying to replace Michelle; rather, she’s changing the role.  Her Phyllis seems grittier. She’s singleminded towards preserving her relationship with Jack.

I think the new Phyllis is the quintessential strong American woman.  She feels she has a right to the man she loves.  Her fight to keep him is very sexy.  In fact, she’s the sexiest female character I know on TV right now.

Here’s my drawing of Y&R’s Phyllis played by Gina Tognoni:)

Gina Tognoni as Phyllis Y&R

Source: globaltv.com

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