YR - Legacy Characters On Screen birth year
A lot of talk has been going on today about the SORASing of the role Abby Carlton so I thought it would be fun to check out some of the legacy characters and when they were born on screen.
Heather Stevens -- born on screen in 1979
Victoria Newman - born on screen in July 1983
Nick Newman - born on screen in December 1988
Chance Chancellor - born on screen in 1988
Chloe Mitchell Abbot (Kate Valentine) - born on screen in 1990
Colleen Carlton -born on screen in 1992
Nate Hastings Jr. - born on screen in 1992
Billy Abbott - born on screen in July 1993
Daniel Romalotti - wasn't born on screen but came to Genoa City as a baby in 1994
Adam Newman - born on screen in April 1995
Lily Winters - born on screen in 1995
Noah Newman - born on screen in 1997
Abby Carlton - born on screen in 2000
Kyle Abbott - born on screen in 2001
So just by taking a look at this you can see that Y&R just like all soaps have played fast and loose with the age of characters. SORAS is apart of soaps. Just these various characters you see none of them are around the correct age except for maybe Heath Stevens. Heck she appears onscreen to be younger than Victoria. Billy is supposed to be younger than Chance but it appears that he is older.
I'm not gonna lie..at first when I heard about Marcy Rylan being recast as Abby I thought what in the world? Isn't this girl in her mid to late 20s, but I thought about it and I'm fine with it. Y&R needs these good young actors. I think it's a good move. SORASing is about of soaps and I don't really find it to be that big of a deal. It gives us a good chuckle but at the end of the day we all want to see a good storyline.