Maura West to join The Young and the Restless

 

Actress Maura West is to join the cast of The Young and the Restless its been announced. West can currently be seen in fellow CBS soap As The World Turns which is due to end in September.

Actress Maura West is to join the cast of The Young and the Restless its been announced. The actress will take on the role of Diane Jenkins in the CBS soap according to TV Guide – she’ll be the third actress to play the character. It was widely rumoured that West would join either of CBS’s remaining soaps – The Young and the Restless or The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress is currently playing, on-screen at least, the role of Carly Tenney in As The World Turns. However, CBS has cancelled the soap and production wrapped in June but it’ll continue airing until September.

With production on As The World Turns over the actress stated she would prefer to remain with CBS soap-wise, rather than switch to one of the ABC or NBC soaps. The actress will start filming on The Young and the Restless in September with her first episodes airing in October. The role of Diane Jenkins was originally played by Alex Donnelley between 1982 to 1986 and again between 1996 and 2001 then by Susan Walters between 2001 and 2004 – returning briefly in February.