What an incredible year 2017 has been in soap operas. Steve Burton has returned home to General Hospital (GH) as a crazy two-Jason storyline emerges, while Days of Our Lives (DOOL) fans welcome Sami Brady back to Salem in a weird plot twist that has revealed her son Will might not be dead after all. When it comes to Genoa City, Young and the Restless (Y&R) audiences have been so used to seeing the Newmans and Abbotts go at, but as of late it seems like these families are seeking revenge on their own blood versus outsiders. We’ve also seen some tremendous performances from the new faces that have entered the soap opera spectrum. Below is a list of seven breakout soap opera stars:
7. Y&R’s Mattie Ashby – Lexie Stevenson
Mattie and her brother Charlie suffered from Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome (SORAS) in May this year, and while some Y&R fans were sad to see the little twins grow up, some of their teenage drama has been an interesting watch. Stevenson has done a stellar job as Mattie, who has struggled with her parents’ separation, her dad’s affair, and landed a beautiful Romeo-and-Juliet romance with Reed Hellstrom.