Brytni Sarpy Talks About Transferring From GH To Y&R
Brytni Sarpy, who originated the position of Luke’s niece Valerie Spencer on GH in 2015 has joined Y&R to play a brand new character named Elena Dawson. “She’s fairly fierce,” says the actress of her new alter. “She’s within the medical subject and she or he is available in very protecting of her uncle” — who remains to be a thriller — “which is what brings her on the enjoying subject at Y&R. What I’ve learn from the scenes up to now, she’s very outspoken and has a thoughts of her personal. She undoubtedly is at present’s girl.”
Though a well-recognized face on the ABC cleaning soap, Sarpy nonetheless went by means of the audition course of at Y&R. “I examined with three different ladies,” she shares. “Nancy Nayor does the casting at Y&R, and she or he was so nice to work with and really useful all through the method. I had a extremely good feeling about it, the power within the constructing was actually good and I obtained alongside nice with the staff over at Y&R.”
Sarpy discovered later that very same day that she obtained the position, however an evening out to rejoice must wait. “I’m in the course of a transfer proper now, so what I did? I packed,” she says. “And for some motive that week lots of people introduced me doughnuts; that’s sort of a Brytni-ism. So, I had 4 drop-bys that week of doughnuts. I suppose that was my celebration, a number of friggin’ doughnuts.”
Though her new gig was being saved below wraps, Sarpy wished to tell the powers-that-be at GH that she could be leaving. “I shared the information with [Executive Producer] Frank Valentini, however what was humorous, he knew earlier than I knew,” she chuckles. “In reality, it truly got here out a bit of extra prematurely than we hoped. I used to be high-quality not telling anybody as a result of I used to be nonetheless processing all of it — going to a distinct cleaning soap and saying my good-byes to GENERAL HOSPITAL, so it was okay for me to not say something. And I used to be nonetheless ending my days at GENERAL HOSPITAL, as nicely, so it was an fascinating transition.”
Leaving Valerie behind was powerful, she relays. “I did make investments a few of my blood, sweat and tears into the character,” Sarpy notes. “I had been sort of creating who she was for 4 years, so it’s undoubtedly been a bittersweet course of. Valerie’s relationship with Kristina was creating and who is aware of what would’ve occurred with Chase. I want I may have not less than completed out the character, however it was the timing of every thing. I began filming fairly rapidly after I booked Y&R, so there was not sufficient time to try this.”
Sarpy admits she feels a bit of territorial about Valerie, and if the cleaning soap decides to recast her, “I’d be a bit of bummed about it,” she shares. “As an actress, you create a task and it’s actually exhausting to see somebody step in these footwear. However I’d be bummed, in all honesty.”
Packing up and saying goodbye to her first daytime gig was a blended bag of feelings for Sarpy. “It was unhappy but in addition constructive,” she displays. “Lots of people at GENERAL HOSPITAL got here from Y&R, so I heard nothing however good issues about going to the brand new constructing. Even coming to Y&R, I already know lots of people there already.”
Which implies Sarpy’s first day at her new job went higher than anticipated. “I assumed I’d have plenty of nerves, however I believe as a result of it’s such a well-recognized world to me, and for probably the most half, issues are the identical however completely different with how the setting is, it was a pleasant expertise,” she factors out. “I already know six or seven folks, so I felt very comfy strolling by means of these doorways and giving hugs to them. I do know Camryn Grimes [Mariah] and she or he was the primary particular person I noticed. I do know Jason Thompson [Billy; ex-Patrick, GH] as a result of we used to work collectively. I do know Noemi [Gonzalez, Mia] as a result of we went by means of the BSA program collectively [at the University of California, Santa Barbara], so we each obtained our levels collectively. I additionally know Kate Linder [Esther] and Christian LeBlanc [Michael]. It was actually welcoming and good to see folks I already knew. Even occurring set, there have been individuals who acknowledged me as Valerie, so it was very comfy. It was a terrific expertise.”
Sarpy appreciates the help she obtained from followers throughout her time as Valerie. “It’s been a enjoyable trip, it’s been a wild trip and I used to be so pleased to be part of it,” she enthuses. “I hope they proceed following my journey with Elena; she’s going to be much more dynamic and extra thrilling.”
Brytni Sarpy is much from the primary performer to make the leap from GH to Y&R. Listed here are some notable others:
Steve Burton: When the actor, who’s now again on GH as Jason, exited Port Charles in 2012, he was rapidly snapped up by Y&R to create the position of Dylan, which he performed by means of 2017.
Sharon Case: The actress notched a mere three months within the position of Monica’s shock daughter, Daybreak, from 1989-90, however made her Y&R debut as Sharon in 1994 and can rejoice her 25th anniversary later this month.
Judith Chapman: Earlier than she was Y&R’s Gloria (and now DAYS’s Diana), Chapman was GH’s Ginny from 1984-86.
Genie Francis: In between stints as GH’s signature heroine (Laura), Francis did a 2011-12 run as crafty Genevieve.
Adrianne León: In 2006, León stop her GH gig enjoying Ned’s daughter, Brook Lynn, to maneuver over to Y&R as Colleen.
Leigh McCloskey: McCloskey was killed off GH as dastardly Damian in 1996 and popped up on Y&R a number of months later as dastardly Kurt.
Tristan Rogers: Rogers, who’s now again on the GH canvas as Scorpio, has performed Colin on and off since 2010.
Kin Shriner: The GH mainstay (Scotty) quickly stepped into the position of Y&R’s Jeffrey in 2011.
Jason Thompson: Thompson wrapped up his 10-year stint as Patrick in January 2016, however earlier than his closing airdate, it was introduced that he’d be becoming a member of Y&R as Billy.
By Devin Owens
Filed Underneath: Common Hospital, The Younger and the Stressed, Brytni Sarpy