|Gina Tognoni in October 2013. Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
A rep for Y&R revealed to TV Guide Magazine that Tognoni's audition and take on the character was "flawless."
Tognoni's soap opera roles include Kelly Cramer on One Life to Live and Dinah Marler on Guiding Light.
"I think there's a reason why they pick certain actors for certain roles," Tognoni told We Love Soaps TV in a 2010 interview. "They've got something there that is really on the surface that can give life to the character."
Tognoni is scheduled to debut on Y&R on Monday, August 11.
Stafford recently joined the cast of General Hospital as Nina Clay. She will next air on June 3rd.
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