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The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Allison Lanier Opens Up About Summer’s Feud With Her Mother Phyllis

The Young and the Restless spoilers say that there’s no doubt that Phyllis had to see this coming. Actress Allison Lanier, who plays Summer Newman on the hit CBS soap, recently opened up about her character’s relationship with her mother Phyllis Summers in the wake of firing her. Here’s what you need to know.

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Allison Lanier Opens Up About Summer’s Feud With Her Mother Phyllis

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, Allison said that she loves the fact that Summer is caught up in so much drama right now. She said, “I have the most fun when I’m getting to play scenes where there is genuine conflict within relationships that are important to me, like Summer with Kyle or Phyllis. The push and pull of what I want to say versus what I feel like I should say in those relationships has been interesting to explore as well.”

Now, as far as how things are going between her and Phyllis at the moment, Allison said, “Their relationship is definitely strained. Summer feels like her mom is completely blinded by her hatred for Diane, and isn’t thinking about Summer at all when she’s making all of these crazy decisions, like summoning Stark. I think there is genuine hurt there. Even though Summer is an adult, there is a feeling of neglect or abandonment when a parent is putting their own motives ahead of the wellbeing of their child.”

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: What’s Next For Summer?

Allison also said that there are so many things she likes about playing Summer on the canvas. “I love how strong Summer is. It has been fun to play her in the beginning of this new phase of her life. She’s still figuring things out. Like, what kind of marriage does she want? How does she want to handle conflict, especially when the stakes are high and there’s a child involved? There’s a lot of discovery, and room for her to try and fail and try again in that space,” she offered.

Needless to say, The Young and the Restless fans will have to tune in to find out what will happen next. In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.

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