The Young And The Restless Spoilers: Fans React To Gina Tognoni’s Firing–Mixed Reaction To Michelle Stafford’s Y&R Return

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The Young and the Restless Spoilers-- Phyllis Summers (Gina Tognoni) and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow)

The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease the soap fans are divided on how they feel about Michelle Stafford reprising the role of Phyllis Summers. Many feel that Gina Tognoni has made the role her own and she shouldn’t have lost her job.

Young And The Restless Spoilers– Why The Casting Shake-Up?

Tognoni had been commuting from New York to California to tape Y&R every week. At first, when the news came out, many viewers thought that Gina had quit. It isn’t outside the realm of possibility that the commute would get to be too much and she could decide to call it quits. After all, that was Steve Burton’s excuse to leave Y&R several years ago.

Then, Gina released her statement. Her words made it crystal clear that she was fired and it was not her decision to walk away. Even so, she kept it classy and thanks Y&R for the experience and the fans and viewers for their unwavering support.

Y&R Spoilers– Stafford Made Phyllis Likeable

Michelle Stafford is a Y&R icon. The way she played Phyllis and yet made her likable was nothing short of a genius. The Y&R fans adored her and they would cheer her on and she pulled some truly shady moves.

Stafford’s version of Phyllis and Sharon Case’s Sharon’s scenes were downright amazing. The actresses appeared to detest each other while in real life, they have a close friendship.

It’s almost difficult when a major character decides to leave the show. And, this time is no different. The fans were not given any heads up and it seemed so sudden.

The Young and the Restless Spoilers-- Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni, Michelle Stafford)

The viewers are divided. Many are excited to see Stafford return to the role. Others are sad she’s leaving General Hospital and they have to say goodbye to Tognoni’s version of Phyllis.

At the time of this writing, we do not know when Gina’s last air date will be. Once we have more information, we will report it right here!

Are you surprised by the casting shakeup? Which Phyllis do you like better—Michelle Stafford or Gina Tognoni?

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1 Comment
  1. Ashley Fenton says

    Your article makes no sense. Gina made Phyllis more likeable NOT Michelle. Also, Gina and Sharon are close friends NOT Sharon and Michelle.

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