The Young and the Restless fans admit they prefer ‘more mature’ new Summer after actress Hunter King exits role

THE Young and the Restless fans have admitted that the new Summer has won them over, and they actually prefer her over the old actress.

Allison Lanier has been in the role for a week now, after taking over from former star Hunter King, who had the gig for years.


Last Tuesday, Summer returned to The Young and the Restless, played by a completely new actress, and viewers were originally a bit concerned.

They blasted the show for its latest recasting, but, a week later, and fans are now officially on board with the change.

Many took to social media to share how they actually prefer the new Summer to the old one, specifically calling out that she seems “more mature.”

One happy viewer tweeted: “I’m liking the new Summer way better than the last one. I can finally appreciate her character again.”

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Another wrote: “This new Summer is a lot more likable than the last one. #Skyle”

A third said: “I love Hunter King but Allison Lanier bring more mature version of Summer Newman.. she’s doing great job in the role.”

Some called Allison’s portrayal of Summer “wonderful” and said her “energy” onscreen is great.

Others said this is a “great Summer recast” and that they actually like her “better.”

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Fans also love how great Allison seems to get along onscreen with Michael Mealor, who plays her husband, Kyle Abbott.

One Twitter user wrote: “New summer and Kyle have chemistry.

A second excited viewer said: “Allison Lanier has been awesome as the new Summer.

“I’m glad my favorite #YR couple are back it's great seeing Summer & Kyle again #TeamSkyle.”

“I loved Allison Lanier as Summer the moment she started,” another fan shared. “Having Summer attend #Teriahwedding did a great job re-establishing the character.”

They added that she “works really well” with Michael.

This is Allison's first time on a soap, with the star previously holding roles on the show Red Oaks, as Annabelle, and in movies like Mia and Fish Bones.

Michael recently returned as Kyle after he, as well as Hunter, were let go from Y&R during contract negotiations last summer.

The actress told Soap Opera Digest at the time: “When these things happen, there’s a variety of reasons why they happen.

“…It’s such an odd process [working out a business arrangement] but also feeling like it’s your family. It’s definitely weird.”

She added: “I do hope to always have Summer in my life in some capacity. 

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“What that will continue to look like, I’m not quite sure yet, but I know that I hold her very near and dear to my heart.”

Eventually, the show decided to bring back Michael in his role of Kyle Abbott, as Y&R had just resurrected his character’s mom, Diane Jenkins.


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