Recasting a soap opera character is never an easy thing to do. It can be especially difficult when an actor/actress has been in a specific role for a long period of time or has established the character from the get-go. Unfortunately, the Young & the Restless (Y&R) has seen its fair share of recasting over the years and, while at times they were able to knock it out of the park (i.e. Adam Newman), there have been other instances that have not been quite as successful. Below are some epic fails as it relates to Y&R‘s recasting decisions.
12. Victoria Newman (Sarah Aldrich)
Between the original Victoria, played by Heather Tom, and recent Vicky (Amelia Heinle), there was an actress who was recast in the role for some months in 1997. Simply put, actress Sarah Aldrich didn’t do the Newman character justice, and had pretty big shoes to fill replacing Heather. Tom would reprise the part shortly after Aldrich’s exit.