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139 March 6th, 2013 Emme (Formerly Marcy) Rylan Is Cast As General Hospital’s New Lulu Spencer!

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The connection between Genoa City and Port Charles grows this morning with the breaking news that has been confirmed by various sources and Soap Opera Digest.

Marcy Rylan has been cast as the new coveted role of Lulu Spencer on General Hospital replacing the departing Julie Marie Berman!

Now in addition to that piece of casting news, it appears that Rylan has chosen to now go by the name “Emme” Rylan and has dropped the “Marcy” from her name.

Rylan has been a fan favorite for her roles on both Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless and was recently brought back to the CBS soap after being let-go late last year as Abby Newman.

Let us know what you think of the casting choice of Emme Rylan as the new Lulu?

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  1. Cindy says:

    I adore her! Loved her on GL and welcome here to GH. I can see her more as Maxie than Lulu, tho. But am thrilled to have her!

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    Patrick replied

    Wow…..

    this stuff… never cease to amaze me… always something to process…

    so what? she was brought back to Y&R ????

    I honestly was thinking…. who would they re-cast as Lulu?

    This is going to work…… “EMME” aka Marcy Rylan… is natural, adorable, likeable.. has that innate sense… and doesn’t seem to be acting…. she’s in the scene… and this could bode real well for GH and Dante…

    CHEERS TO HOW MUCH I LOVED GUIDING LIGHT….

    Marcy Rylan and the ubber lovely captivating Beth Chamberlain…. mother/daughter duo of springfield.

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    Cindy replied

    Wonder if there is any possibility at all that Prospect Park could bring back GL after OLTL and AMC prove successful in a couple of years?

    Cindy replied

    Totally agree, Patrick! Loved GL sooo much!

    Hasn’t Emme been great on GH? Love her!

    SJF replied

    hate her. I want Julie back!!!

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    Cindy replied

    Too bad.

    Sheila replied

    Hate her so bad I quit watching so too bad to you, hah!
    Welcome back OLTL! GH can take a long walk off a short pier!

    Deanna replied

    Yes. I would love to see Julie Berman back as Lulu Spencer!

  2. Tim says:

    Wow,an actor leaving Y&R to come to GH,now that’s a switch.Since I don’t watch Y&R,I will have to wait until I see her as Lulu to know if I like her or not.

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    Gillian replied

    Not really, since Genie Francis also went from Y&R to GH. This is really great casting. Unexpected since they just brought Abby back onto the canvas but a welcome surpirse. I think she will fit in great with the Spencer clan and have smoking chemistry with DZ. Nice choice.

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    tim replied

    Genie didn’t leave Y&R to return to GH.Jill Phelps fired her back in Sept,and she didn’t return to GH until recently.If she hadn’t been let go,she would probably still be on Y&R.

    CTwildheart replied

    You can’t count Genie, since she started at GH and then went to other shows (like Ceara on AMC) before Y&R.

    Beti replied

    Not true……she was gonna be on GH anyway for the 50th anniversary

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    Patrick replied

    i know… GH is the bot bed of where you wanna be….

    kudos to her…

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  3. k/kay says:

    Ok here is another $50 bet the new Abby will be JMB! Musical chairs on steroids!

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    Iakovos replied

    This is crazy casting news, and k/kay brings a very interesting bet to the table.

    I think if I was a soap actor, I would want to be on GH now.

    Wonder why the name change?

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    Robert in Jersey City replied

    agreed.

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    k/kay replied

    Hey guys thanks for backing me up probably a crazy idea but if it happens and BB ends up over there I collect $100.00 from my sis and I plan to buy a good bottle of wine to celebrate my genius. Lol!

    jim replied

    JMB isnt playing the new ABBY. You lost your bet. Do i get the 50. just teasing lol

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  4. heidi says:

    I love her as Abby… but I was thinking of who would be a great recast for Lulu and because I love her as Abby and was glad she was back… I did not consider her… but now that I heard this… I think it’s great!!! She will be a great Lulu!!! She is shorter so she will work great with Dante and she actually looks like she could be a daughter to Laura and Luke!!! This is great for Emme because she gets to work with Genie and Tony who are two of the best in the business! I think she is lucky because she is going to the best soap GH!!! Way to go Emme and way to go GH!!!

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    Patrick replied

    it’s amazing….

    who’d a thunk? huh?

    she’s a great actor…. who holds her own… and acting chops right their… with the big wigs…..

    I loved her on Guiding Light…. as Lizzie Sjpaulding.
    I loved her on Y&R… as Abby …..

    now… here she is as the new Lulu…..

    she’s got that mystique….. a refreshing au naturale…..

    i was “worried” about finding that someone… for Dante….

    whew…. when you least expect it….

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  5. jenny says:

    I think it is AWESOME! Marcy definitely knows how to play a spitfire with spunk that Lulu is and I have a hunch she will have chemistry with Dante and the Spencer family.

    How sweetly ironic it is, isn’t it that JFP fired Genie Francis and Marcy, hired Marcy back but only on recurring and now GH has snatched them both and they will be playing mother and daughter no less.

    I watch both Y&R and GH but I know JFP’s track record with soaps and I know she is going to keep making mistakes with Y&R so if GH benefits I am all for it!

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    Jules replied

    I am probably more curious to see her chemistry with Tony and Genie, and even Tyler and Jonathan, than anyone else. This will be the teller for me.

    She will no doubt get along great with the rest of the cast. I could see her and Kristen Storms really hitting it off. And what a lucky girl! Having played the daughter of Phillip Spaulding (granddaughter of Alan Spaulding), daughter of TGVN and now, the daughter of the greatest super couple in soap history. Some girls have all the luck!

    I hate GH and yet I find myself excited by this amazing casting choice. FV just gets things done. He is a mover and a shaker in the business and makes the things he wants happen. YR wouldn’t commit, so GH stole their second to last Abbot right underneath their noses. YR thought they were being clever by bringing her back without a contract, keeping her close but not having to pay her like she was. They included her in their 40th anniversary promo and cast pic but keep her role as a drop-in gig. But here GH was, offering her a sweet role and deal just in time. Good for her!

    I won’t go back to the show, but my curiosity of her in the role has me peaked. I don’t think I’ve ever been as interested in watching Lulu as I will be with her in the role (for the first little while anyway until the novelty wears off and my anger towards the show moves beyond my excitement for Emme joining).

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    Patrick replied

    more than any thing…. I love your 2nd paragraph….

    Luck! Lucky! Luckiest!

    to be surrounded by Guiding Light…. I can’t help it…. this is where i first started watching her…. she was the best with Beth Chamberlain….. this mother/daughter duo…. in Springfield.

    yeah, she’s racking it up…. the accolades of acting with ubber talent…. and is a standout in the newbie young talent….

    she was amazing with Eileen Davidson…. Ashley and Abby! Ta-Da…

    —————

    I was wondering what was going to become of Dante as well…. this is a coupe that I hope works.

  6. Torrey says:

    I think she’ll make a great Lulu! This is a good casting decision.

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  7. Rob says:

    AWESOME.

    Y&R loss is GH’s gain. They should have signed her to a contract again.

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    cr replied

    So true, that was dumb move by the higher ups at y&r

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    Ronda replied

    There will Never be another Abby Newman! Bad move Y and R!

  8. SZima says:

    Interesting…but what’s going to happen with Abby?
    She could be good as Lulu. She looks like she could be Laura’s daughter.
    I didn’t care for her much as Abby, but I’ll give her a chance to prove herself as Lulu.

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  9. Sarah White Sees says:

    Great news!

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  10. Mary Fergen says:

    Could be interesting! I’m willing to give her a chance to make the role of Lulu her own.

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  11. jim says:

    Ive liked her since her GL days and im happy she is joining GH. She should do well as the new LuLu. Y&R gets GHs Jason and GH gets Y&Rs Abbey. IV watched both shows so i win both ways but GH is the bigger winner hear.

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    jim replied

    here!

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  12. Robbyrob says:

    Love this news! Take that JFP! How ironic that both Genie Francis & Emme who were fired from YR will now reunite on GH as mother & daughter. Will miss Julie but Rylan is a great choice to continue Lulu’s journey. Congrats GH on doing a much deserved one-upping of YR and Phelps!

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  13. Krista Brewer says:

    Well, I for one am not a fan of this at all. Why would you choose to put a person who has no clue about General Hospital, let alone this role? At least Jen Lilly knew GH, why would you not cast her?

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    scott replied

    How do u know perhaps she is a gh fan and is familer witj the role. She needs to make the role her own so prob better if she never saw the previous lulu

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    CTwildheart replied

    Many actors come to a role knowing nothing but their audition. No big deal.

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    jim replied

    A lot of actors knew nothing about gh when they first started there, and im sure the people behind the scenes will fill her in on Lulus character and background. Im sure shes not going to play the character without knowing something about the character.

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    jim replied

    about how to play her. is what i meant to say. dont most actors in anything need to know something first about the character b4 the just jump in and say the dialouge.

    Patrick replied

    if she has that chemistry with Dante… that’s 1/2 the “job”….

    2ndly… and this is – don’t sweat it – but… a must…. that mystique and energy of being Luke and Laura’s daughter…. that Julie Marie Berman “captured”… I enjoyed Luke’s tenderness and savvy scenes with Lulu.

    i was also worried… Laura needs that connection…. pronto… with out… acting it all out with “just” Luke… you know what i mean…. they have to savor this family’s availability….

    GH! Please keep Bobbie on – for a LONG TIME.

  14. kathleen says:

    do not think it will work

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  15. JANELLE says:

    YR’s loss is GH’s Gain! They never should have fired her. Oh well thats what happens when JFP is at the helm! Can’t wait to see her portrayal as the NuLuLu

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  16. Tori says:

    I will try to keep a open mind because when I think of her I think of Abby the spoiled rich girl, Lulu is more down to earth and was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth.

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    Patrick replied

    well, if you think back… on those who watched “emme” on guiding light…

    that would be quite the spectrum…

    Lulu would fall in between…

    the spauldings… were rich… but they didn’t treat, nor did lizzie act that way…

    Lizzie

    Lulu

    Abby

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  17. Shelly says:

    My very first thought was Marcy (emme?) as Maxie, too. I’m fine with her as Lulu, although she’ll really have to spread her acting wings to bring that uptight seriousness to the role. What really disturbs me is that it seems that JFP is hell-bent on wiping the canvas clean of the Abbott family. I’m really, really trying to like Y & R these days; it’s been around all of my life, but I cant seem to get into these new characters.

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  18. Brenda says:

    I think her and DZ will be great together. Welcome to GH.

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  19. ethel says:

    awesome! she will make a fantastic lulu!

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  20. Timothy says:

    Home run! Marcy was underused at Y&R and under appreciated. I actually thought of her as the LULU recast before this was announced and I am sure that GH fans will love her. She is a great actress and will bring life to LULU and she will be amazing in her scenes with Dante, Luke, and Laura. People will forget all about Julie just like the actress who USED to play Kathrine/Kate. Good move GH!

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  21. Debbie Hamilton says:

    I didn’t know Lulu was being replaced. I missed that. Best of luck to the new gal

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  22. jon says:

    Nobody can replace Julie. But I’m okay with Rylan. As far as Jen Lilley, I say ditch Kirsten Storms and bring her back to the role of Maxie. She was Maxie when I first started watching GH and will always be Maxie for me.

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  23. CTwildheart says:

    I have not seen her work. Looking forward to see how she fits in with the current GH crew.

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  24. Christine says:

    She can do it. I’m glad that she has a contract now. That was a very clever move by GH to get her. I know Jen Lilley had been talked about. Either actress can do it, but I am happy Emme will still be on my screen.

    And in case anyone was interested, she pronounces Emme like the letter ‘M,’ not like Emmy.

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  25. robert says:

    I will miss her on Y&R, but this is a big opportunity for her.

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  26. Phil says:

    Loved her on GL! Great casting! Can’t wait to see how she works out as Lulu

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  27. Troy Turner says:

    I’m not a regular Y/R watcher, but those that are rave about her-so I’ll keep an open mind. I’m just glad Lulu’s not going to be killed off…

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  28. Mary SF says:

    Well as a Y&R fan I am saddened by this news. I was just loving having MR or should I say ER back as Abby. I get why she would want to take this plum role that is most likely contract over staying with recurring status, but she was bringing the humor the Abbott /Newman family so desperately needed. I wish her well, but will miss her as Abby.

    Do we know if the Y&R will be recasting Abby and who might it be?

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    cr replied

    They already with a girl from hollywood heights and she will debut on april 22

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  29. Phil says:

    Now, find a way to bring Beth Chamberlin to the show and I will be happy!

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    Patrick replied

    here here….

    Beth Chamberlin…. BACK… pronto…. on any of the shows…. Period.

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  30. Beti says:

    Awesome

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  31. LynandZoe says:

    Best wishes to Marcey!

    Always hope some of them are able to get into primetime, movies. Can’t be easy to be a soap actor when after a few years your character has to be evil, sleep around to be relevant.

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  32. Robert in Jersey City says:

    Hmm. I don’t know…if she can tone down the bubbly just a bit, then she’ll be great. But then Y&R was so broken when she was on, prob not her fault. Abby was a mess.

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    Patrick replied

    she wasn’t as spoiled… or rich heiress… bubbly… overt…. like Abby…

    ie: as Lizzie, on Guiding Light..

    so, hopefully, she meshes… the 3 characters… and happy mediums… herself…

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  33. LinksMonkey says:

    Gee, I was kinda hoping they’d cast Mia Korf in the role.

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  34. Rodd says:

    What great news! Loved her on GL. She is very versatile, so I imagine she’ll do very well with this role! Sad to see Julie go, but happy the person to play Lulu is Marcy, I mean, ooops! – Emme.

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  35. Cartini says:

    Great news. Her scenes with Luke and Laura will be great, she can act !

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  36. MK says:

    When I heard this, I assumed that it was Crystal Hunt (Ex Stacey on OLTL and the first Lizzie). Maybe crystal will be the new abby (I could see her as Ashley’s daughter)

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  37. MK says:

    FYI..Abby was about to a have romance with alex (Ex-Diego on GH)

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  38. su0000 says:

    I was never liked ”Abby”’. . she always irritated me..
    I can only hope while in GH as Lulu she will leave her annoying Abby persona at Y&R ..

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  39. Shirley Miller says:

    Emme Ryan is certainly beautiful …. I think the real test will be her chemistry with Dante. If ths works out, there shouldn’t be a problem. Of course I will miss Julie who played Lulu …. I love her and Dante together …. they made a nice couple. But if Dante and the other cast members of GH accept her …. then I think there won’t be any problems. But it all remains to be seen. So many cast members are leaving GH … first Jason, now Steve, Barash, what is the reason for the sudden departure of these handsome young men from GH. I know the reasons they have given …. but am wondering if these are the real reasons???? Sure will miss these guys!!!!!

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    Carolyn replied

    I have been worried about all the great ones leaving GH too. But will be happy to see Lizzy, Abbie, Marcie playing LuLu ….

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  40. Melissa says:

    One word…….NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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  41. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    Had no idea JMB was leaving. I will certainly miss her. But I like Emme/Marcy a lot and can see her as Lulu.

    I’d love to see Jen Lilley get a job, but as Lulu? No.

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  42. Mo says:

    Sucks for Y&R. Great for Marcy. Really sad to see her go, especially since we just got her back on Y&R and there isn’t much else on the show that is working. She shone as Abby. GH is lucky to get her. She’s a great actress.

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    cr replied

    Its suck for y&r, cause they did not put her on contract

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  43. Jared says:

    Not a fan but I wish the best.

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  44. Nancy (Save Thesoaps) says:

    I was really hoping for Jen Lily, but I think she will be great! Maybr Jen can be the new Abby!

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  45. MBmomof3 says:

    I will miss the very talented JMB, but I’ve been a fan of Ms. Rylan on GL & YR. Curious to see her take on Lulu.

    Why the name change? She’s been a working actress for years…

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  46. madluv4ya says:

    I’m so confused. First she was on Y&R, then fired, then brought back again only to be fired(?) again?!and when/why did Julie quit? I don’t see her in the role of LuLu at all. Emme is way too vivacious and light, but maybe. Are they recasting her role as Abbey on Y&R? Told ya I was lost :-(

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I was wondering if Abby would be recast too. I was happy to have her back on YR. And NOT the Naked Heiress. Hated that storyline.

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    cr replied

    The role of abby newmen has already been recasted

    Patrick replied

    i was confused at first….as well.

    ie: she was on recurring…. at Y&R… not on contract…

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  47. cr says:

    I think she will be great in the role, hope she has chemistry with dominic

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  48. Rita Smith says:

    Being a fan of Y&R I will miss Emme Rylan aka Abby Newman. Hearing that he is now going to be the new Lulu Spencer on General Hospital is not right, I was hoping that they would keep here on and make the story line more juicy with the new cop in town. But it looks like the mind is made up and she will be the new Lulu Spencer from what the web is saying. Emme Rylan aka Abby Newman will be missed wish it was not true. For a big fan of y&r .

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  49. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Now, I love Emme but at the same time, I don’t know how well the role of Lulu is going to work out in her favour. It’s going to be a struggle for her, since she’s been somewhat type-cast during her time in Daytime. I’m hoping this works out for the best for her. Hopefully she works out well with the cast, etc.

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    Christine replied

    Ever since Emme was let go from Y&R before the holidays, she has been taking classes at an acting studio. I am sure she can pull it off. She is always working on her craft plus she is supposed to have an upcoming role on CSI.

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    Nancy replied

    let her go to CSI…prob a better fit!

  50. Chaz says:

    I think Rylan is wonderful. She was perfect as both Lizzy on Guiding Light and as Abby on Y&R.
    Since Y&R (truthfully, JFP) fired her as a contract player and only rehired her as recurring I think she was smart for taking the role of Lulu.

    I doubt she will have any trouble taking over the role…she seems to have instant chemistry with anyone she acts opposite. Frankly, I always found JB a bit boring…sometimes annoying…and never really gave a hoot about the character of Lulu. Now, maybe there will be a bit more life in the character.

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  51. Anna says:

    I think this is great casting! I think she will be a great Lulu Spencer and I look forward to seeing what she will bring to the role!.

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  52. Silvana says:

    Their is deffinately something going on with the Y & R & GH. Although GH is my favorite and only soap that I watch; a word of advise Y & R stop stealling our actors on GH & GH please, please ship up (i.e. enough with the vampires and the double personalities etc…..) Please put your thinking Caps on because their are great actors on GH who are hungry for a great story line.

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    JG replied

    AMEN

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  53. EJ says:

    No one can replace LuLu — she’s always been perfect for the role she’s playing… it will be sad to see a new face in her place….

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  54. Kathy says:

    No one will ever be able to replace Julie.

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  55. judy says:

    Why is LuLu leaving the show?

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  56. Diane says:

    What happened to Julie Marie Berman??????

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  57. Lynn says:

    Ok I have only just started watching GH again after a long break. I don’t think I can handle another person playing that role! I hate these switches, although I did get to like the new Carly after a number of months, we will see I guess.

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  58. Lynn says:

    I’m sorry but I do not like change…WHY is LuLu leaving the show…I haven’t heard anything…Sad news for me…

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  59. kelley says:

    dont like it at all! i ilke lulu the way it is..shes great as lulu and really does look like genni frances daughter…i hope she doesnt leave..————-

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  60. Hillary says:

    Yay!! I didn’t know if I’d be happy w/a recast but this could work! Woot! :)

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  61. jim says:

    I think it was an exalent choice to replace juille and I hope this new girl will have the cemastry with dantee

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  62. marissa says:

    Anyone is better then who is currently playing her. The current actress comes off as bratty and obnoxious… and not in an entertaining way.

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  63. joyce edwards says:

    I hate to see JMB leave the role of lulu but I am glad to see Marcy(Emme) get the role. I usually do not like recasts but there have been some really great recasts that make the roll theirs. I did not like when they changed the second michael corinthos but the one they have now is great.

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  64. susan says:

    Why r they recasting lulu? I LOVED the original lulu!!! This sucks so BAD!!!!!

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    Rohrer replied

    I agree!!!!

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  65. Rohrer says:

    BRING BACK THE OLD LULU!!!!!!!!

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  66. Rohrer says:

    I do not think she will make a good fit!! PLEASE BRING HER BACK!!!!

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  67. Jeanette Washington says:

    Blessing I don’t understand why bergman had to leave the role of lulu its her role and she play it for so long I don’t think anyone would be able to take her place good luck general hospital has been letting go alot of its cast at the while it might have to go off air for they keep scambling trying to find people its not working bring jason back and lulu

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    JG replied

    Yes, and stop recasting… bring in new storylines with new people.
    Your audience deserves better aftr 50 years (for some of us). Happy 50th BD …

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  68. Gloria Johnson says:

    It sucks !

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  69. Nancy says:

    I don’t like it..she is not Lulu and she is better as Abby….bring our real Lulu back and Jason. Who is trying to ruin this long running soap that so many people love and have loved for years ? Are they trying to lose ratings ? Why fix something that is not broken!!!!

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  70. your mom says:

    I want the other lulu, the new one doesn’t even look like her.it will never be the same. Does anyone know why they changed her

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  71. sallie says:

    I don’t think she has any spunk.I hope it’s just the plot her character is playing now.

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  72. Diana Sparks says:

    Can’t stand her! They should have killed off the character…..

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  73. Kelly comer says:

    What happened to Julie Marie berman? Don’t like the old Abby Newman in lulus part. Julie & Dante belong together. Come back Julie!!!

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  74. Misty, says:

    I don’t like this one, I want the old one back. Where did the old one go?

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    Barbara t loves One life to live replied

    She wanted out so she is gone.

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  75. Mary says:

    Can’t stand her!

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  76. Katie says:

    This “new” Lulu does not have the spark and energy of the “old” Lulu. Do not like the change nor the story line.

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    Kayleah replied

    I really strongly agree with you hate the new “Lulu”

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  77. s gordon says:

    she cannot act the lu lu part she is just to short, she cannot act she is better of being a spoil brat on restless. get rid of her.i cannot see her playning that part, and i do not like that this girl is pregnant by patrick. bring robin back.

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  78. Kayleah says:

    I honestly hate the new Lulu I agree with some people that I wish to have Julia back I mean she was one of the reason why I watch this show since All my Children n One life to Live went off the air on ABC. Every time now when I watch the part when it’s about LuLu and Dante Im sorry but the new LuLu just really makes me mad and I just want her scene to end n want to see more about Bre n Patrick and the “baby.” But is Robin coming back because remember we seen her alive n held hostage? i want her to come back n b with her husband Patrick n her daughter. Also to kick Bre to the curve but Sabrina is nice but still i also want Robin back. I’m so happy to see Nicholas back n to see what happens to him and Elizabeth. Anyways I really miss Julia and I wish she could come back because I really don’t see the Lulu in Emme it just not the Lulu that we all know and love. Julia please come back!

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  79. Kim says:

    Hate the new Lulu. Horrible actress

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  80. rosalia says:

    I don’t like new lulu

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  81. Gail says:

    Do not like the new Lulu. She is not as dynamic as Julie.

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  82. JG says:

    What happened to the original Lulu actress?

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  83. Bonnie says:

    Its always hard to get use to change especially when you have watched each soap as long as I have and have favorites characters & the actors who play them. I just want everyone to be happy. And, I also have been hoping they wouldbring Guiding Light back and have a little hope now that OLTL is coming back on…it would also be great if they would resurrect Another World which was the 30-year running soap they replaced with that really weird soap, I refuse to even mention the name of it!!!

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    Bonnie replied

    I like the new actress playing Abbey Newman on Y & R …. she makes more sense because she seems older. But,I have to admit I’m having a difficult time seeing Emme as Lulu at least with her having no memories of anyone. It must have been done to give those of us who are fans of both soaps to adjust to Emme now being Lulu on GH instead of Abbey Newman on Y&R.

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    Bonnie replied

    I meant time to adjust to the change since Lulu was such a strong independent character which Abbey definately was not most of her role.

  84. Bonnie says:

    I also wish the powers at be and the actors would respect their fans enough to explain why they are leaving or left because we get attached and without fans or viewers they would not have soap opera careers at all!

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    Bonnie replied

    If there are rumors circulating that GH is on its way out, it explains why the actor who played Jason on GH went to Y&R but why would EMME then leave Y&R???

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    Bonnie replied

    to go to GH???

  85. Nancy McDaniel says:

    Not a good choice. Story line is terrible. You can do better.

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  86. Suki says:

    Loved Emme on The Young and the Restless. Bring Julie back.

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  87. Debbie says:

    Please bring back the real LuLu & put this new LuLu back on The Young & The Restless as Abby.. The new Abby is nothing nothing like the old one..

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  88. Carolyn says:

    Not caring for her much–too mousy for Lulu”s character as a Spencer. Beg Julie Marie to come back please!

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  89. Beth CP says:

    I’ll be honest . I don’t know how else to be. I have given the recast a chance but I am seeing someone “acting” L as opposed to “being” L, amnesia/repressed memories and all. One of Julie’s strengths is a natural flow to her delivery in every scene she played and with whoever was in those scenes with her. I never felt as if I was watching an actor playing a role. Her partnerships with Dominic and AG are stellar examples of artistic/emotional connections made between people who have found that unexplainable “magic” that makes them so inevitable/unforgettable in their respective roles. Right now, Dominic is pulling the “weight” in the Lante pairing, keeping it “alive” with his urgent, but still romantic and passionate performances. He and the recast may possibly develop something that resembles a pairing, but at this moment, for me, a certain light has gone out with this young woman in the role. And while I appreciate her professionalism, she just doesn’t embody the qualities that I’ve cherished in the L that I’ve loved since Julie slipped into her “skin and bones” in 2005. And speaking only for myself, in terms of talent and range, she doesn’t come close to the standard that Julie set for this important part. It is what it is. Shame on FV and RC for their shabby treatment of Julie, L (and by extension, Dominic/D), in terms of writing and airtime for their pairing throughout 2012. Despite some lovely, hearfelt nuggets that were few and far between, I truly believe that writing Lante into a corner and then relegating them to the sidelines during their own “faux-surrogacy” story, contributed to Julie’s feeling she had no choice but to make the choice to vacate the role of L. That they are now focusing on L and D, when before they couldn’t care less about the couple, ill serves the recast with a below the surface resentment from some fans. Julie waited so patiently for material like this, graciously extending her contract. It speaks volumes that FV and RC were so disrespectful to this two time emmy winner.

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  90. Marlene says:

    I totally agree with Beth CP. Bring back Julie Marie Berman to the set of GH. Please bring back the life to the character of “Lulu”! She created Lulu’s character since 2005 and needs to bring back what her character needs on the show. I am not getting into the new LULU with this EMME RYLAN. Just like I never got into that girl they replaced Maxie Jones with that squeaky voiced actor. I love Kristen Storm on GH just as I loved her on Days of Our Lives.

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  91. Maria Sileo says:

    She’s doing a GREAT JOB. Just Adorable.

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  92. Kate Lesley says:

    Major casting mistake. Wooden, flat, crazed eyes and same waxy expression all the time. No heart and soul … just lacking in every respect. I would love another shot at the recast … just not feeling LuLu with this Emme woman. There is no chemistry with her and the other cast mates. Sorry. Wish it weren’t so.

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