DC's Top 5 Soap Opera Newcomers of 2012
No. 1: Hunter Haley King, The Young and the Restless
Is her name Hunter, or is it Haley? Child, who are you asking? Whatever she calls herself, Ms. King has provided a dose of much-need, angsty teen spirit on The Young and the Restless.
As Summer, the daughter of town prince Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and slightly-sociopathic sex kitten Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford), King took over an integral role in the Genoa City mythology. The Hollywood Heights alum has impressed from day one, transforming Summer from a vapid, little nothing into a pretty little liar.
While we're not wowed by the teen bullying storyline she's currently featured in, King shines whenever Summer gets to dine at the grown-up table. Don't believe us? Just watch a scene of her opposite Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), as Summer wrestles with the guilt of having caused her estranged aunt to lose her baby, and try not to feel something.