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The Young and The Restless: Clementine Ford The New Mackenzie Browning!


She’s coming back!

We last saw Mackenzie Browning (previously played by Rachel Kimsey) in April 2006, but now the character is about to make her way back to Genoa City – and has been recast by actress Clementine Ford, daughter of famous actress Cybill Shepherd! So, who is this new actress, and what will she be bringing to Mackenzie next month?

Although this is Clementine’s first Daytime gig, she has appeared films such as “America Pie,” “Bring It On,” “Cherry Falls,” and “Last Goodbye,” as well as some Primetime shows. As for what will bring Mackenzie back to town, stay tuned, as she’ll make her first appearance on April 1. We’ll keep you posted on the storyline, as no spoiler information has yet been released.

Are you excited about Mackenzie’s return? Please tell Soap Opera Fan Blog below!

Photo Credit: Clementine Ford


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  1. From Mary

    I’m excited about the return of the character but not the choice in actress. Clementine Ford looks nothing like the previous MacKenzie’s and I’m not sure how she arrived to getting casted for this part. I understand she has an impressive acting background and famous mother, but this casting decision is very disappointing, considering the successful ones Y&R has recently made. Perhaps if she grew her hair out (as displayed on this website), I can imagine it, but based on her debut today, she looks way too mature to play the part of MacKenzie Browning.

  2. From Angela

    I am excited too – I think it will be a great storyline with the marriage of Billy and Chloe coming up. After seeing her yesterday (she cut her hair shorter) she looks quite a bit like the last actress who played her – so I think it will just take a little getting used to – but nobody will beat the original – she was awesome!

  3. From Alley

    I HATE THIS ACTRESS AS MAC!!! She is way to old and looks more like the age of Jill. If they don’t recast soon, with anyone but her, they will ruin the much beloved story line between Mac and Billy.

  4. From Tess

    I like Rachel Kimsey better. Sorry but Clementine looks old. Maybe she needs more make up or something because she looks like she never had a sleep for a long time. Maybe cover those eye bugs.

  5. From Mary

    Don’t like the new Mac, she’s way too old! Get someone younger and more like the original Mac if you can’t get her back! Not liking this at all!

  6. From Mary

    I completely agree with the other lady with the earlier post!

  7. From Lisa R

    Geez!!! I couldn’t be more disappointed. There is no one like Ashley Bashioum (sp?) as Mackenzie. I agree with all the comments so far about this actress. My mouth dropped open when she appeared and I even yelled out loud it was so shocking to me that Y&R could even fathom this woman as filling the role of the kind of girl Billy Abbot would be in love with. Where is the magic? Gone, I Please recast Mackenzie NOW. say.

  8. From Kristin

    Horrible casting job…I was looking forward to Mac coming back, but this ruins it. She looks way too old and is very robotic. Sorry, but it’s just not going to work, especially with Billy.

  9. From christine

    Saw her with her real life mom on “The L Word” and she was great! Ofcourse she looks tired…she just came back from a 3rd world country not a spa! They had to make her look tired and worn out. It would not have been very convincing had they made her bright eyed and well rested looking. Give them a chance and lets see where they take us.

  10. From amy

    I don’t like to use the word hate, but that does describe how much i don’t like the actress playing Mac. Not only does she look to old to play opposite Billy Abbot, but there is no chemistry between them. I am fast forwarding through the painful Billy and Mac scenes.

  11. From Tina Ludlow

    She was great in “The L Word”!But you are right, she should soften her look. She’s only 29 in real life.
    Mac was gone for 3 years? They age them fast!

  12. From d

    I HATE this casting job… she looks 10 years older than Billy. She has to be cuter and more youthful than Chloe, duh to steal her man.

  13. From lz

    Uh-uh!!! … _____ … _____ McKenzie … one who has spunk, sexy and ______. I know she’s been on a “mission” … but, DANG! …

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  14. From Linda McRae

    We should start a ________, and I cannot see her having any chemistry with Billy. Y&R was just wrong to let Chole get her man, and then bring Mac back into the picture like that, but it would really work if they _______

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  15. From Alley

    they need to fire this mac now!!!!!!!! get a new actress that is more like the original!!! somehow we need to get through to the casting people and make them realize this actress was a horrible choice!!!!!!

  16. From Cindy

    I think what I am not liking about the new actress is how little expression she shows. She just looks sad with everything she talks about. A little expression might make her appear younger. Maybe this is what Y&R is going for and there is a good reason that will unfold. But, it is making it very difficult for Y&R fans to feel connected in the scenes. If it is the actress, recasting should be considered. If it is the writers approach, some changes should be made.

  17. From Ronni

    I’m so glad that others share my exact thoughts – Clementine is/was a bad pick to play the role of Mackenzie Browning. I’m all for Ashley Bashioum – the original Mackenzie returning to the show – she was beautiful and perfect for this role…great actress! And what’s the deal with the bags under Clementine’s eyes?

  18. From Kim

    I to was so surprised by the new Mac. Although I’m sure she is a wonderful actress, she just isn’t right for the part. She looks more like Jill’s long lost sister than as Mac. And sadly she does seem too old for Billy. Please recast.

  19. From Cathy

    I hate this new Mac she looks like she could be Billy’s great aunt or something. There is absolutely no chemistry between the two. Yuck!

  20. From dana Langford

    I can’t seem to get beyond the expression-less actress. She shows no emotion, very BLAH, no personality which the other actress portrayed. She does not fit at all into this role or character…doesn’t work for Y&R…very dissappointed….to see her with Billy makes me want to puke. It is not believeable at all….can anyone say re-cast?

  21. From kl

    You people are pathetic! The original actress playing Mac IS NOT COMING BACK. Deal with it. I’m sick of reading people’s stupid comments of how ‘she looks too old’! Give her a chance.

  22. From kl

    You people are pathetic! The original actress that played Mac IS NOT COMING BACK so deal with it. I’m sick and tired of reading people’s stupid comments of how she ‘looks too old.’ Some comments are getting out of hand. Grow up and give her a chance.

  23. From Mel

    Why can’t Y&R get the casting right for the character of MacKenzie? The previous one had such a disturbing mouth, and this one looks way too old for the role. She looks at least 40. Do over!

  24. From Shainey

    I can’t stand this new Mackenzie!!! Please get a new one!!! I agree that she is expression-less and blah…

  25. From Nita

    I’m afraid I have to agree with the others. This Mac is too old to play this role. She is not the type I would picture Billy, the playboy, with…

  26. From Bev

    I went online to see if anyone else dislikes this new MacKenzie as much as I do. She looks SO MUCH older than Billy and Chloe, and there is no chemistry whatsoever. I find myself rooting for Chloe over Mac, and can’t imagine how anyone in casting chose such a drab, uninteresting character to play opposite Billy. I do something else when there are any scenes between Billy and MacKenzie, as they are just downright BORING!

  27. From Sarah

    I definitely agree that casting Clementine Ford as the new Mac was a huge mistake. She’s doing a terrible job on the show so far, and she has absolutely no chemistry with Billy Miller’s character. And what’s with the long hair today? I guess we’re to believe it grew out overnight – it looks awful! I really hope they recast the role of Mac soon. The same can be said for the actress who plays Ashley’s daugther Abby – she’s pretty bad…

  28. From Sarah

    I definitely agree that casting Clementine Ford as the new Mac was a huge mistake. She’s doing a terrible job on the show so far, and she has absolutely no chemistry with Billy Miller’s character. And what’s with the long hair today? I guess we’re to believe it grew out overnight – it looks awful! I really hope they recast the role of Mac soon.

  29. From M. Erter

    OMG! I cannot believe they picked such an old-looking actress to be MAC. Honestly, she’s gotta go!!!! There is no acting ability either. Sorry !

  30. From Dee

    Thank god for my DVR so I can fast forward through any Billy/Mac scenes! Billy is way too hot to be with that actress. Everyone else they ever paired the Billy with has been great but these two have NO chemistry!

  31. From Dee

    Thank god for my DVR so I can fast forward through any Billy/Mac scenes! Billy is way too hot to be with that actress. Everyone else they ever paired Billy with has been great but these two have NO chemistry!

  32. From amy

    horrible choice for mac….absolutely horrible. the actress just looks so old and ragged compared to the youthful chloe and billy…it’s just really bad casting. i hope they change her soon…i don’t even want to watch her!

  33. From Gayle

    I can’t believe how you have matched this girl up, it is just like Mackenzie came back ,certainly she would be some older, but in the face she looks
    like the one that was there when her & billy married. Good job !!!!

  34. From Mary

    Have to agree with everyone else regarding the really BAD CHOICE of Mackenzie. She is definately not the type of girl for billy abbott. way to BLAH and expressionless. PLEASE, PLEASE RECAST. I love Y&R but if this Mackenzie stays, i’m gone.

  35. From Stella

    I agree with everyone…this is a terrible casting by Y&R… she looks too old, too much of an icicle … not someone that is believable as the love of Billie’s life… its difficult to watch the scenes between them… he needs someone that has chemistry … they have none… PLEASE PLEASE RECAST!!!!!

  36. From Kathy

    This is the worst casting….EVER!!! She is too old…who would ever think that he would leave Chloe for Mac? I mean really. This is so irritating. Mac is suppose to be young at the very least. SOOOOO disapointing. Please, please recast……

  37. From Patrice

    I’m excited about mac returning, but I wish it were the old Mac. This girl isn’t as frisky & spunky as the old one.

  38. From PAT

    I DO NOT LIKE THE NEW MACKENZIE. SHE LOOKS TO OLD FOR BILLY. SHE LOOKS MORE LIKE SHE COULD BE HIS MOTHER. – SORRY

  39. From April

    I was excited but the choice was horrinle. She looks toold for the part

  40. From Dianne

    They should have the originals back Billy is ok. but not the same as the original. Mac looks too old & she is a very dry actress & boring plus not that attractive.

  41. From Dewanda

    I thought I was all alone! Please recast Mackenzie! PLease, for the sake of everything good left in the world! Please, Please find a different actress! It’s horrible to watch! Just painful! It makes me want to pull my toe nails off with pliers one by one! AAAH! She’s like 50 freakin’ years old people! Get it right! Please Get it Right!

  42. From angela

    They need somebody else to play Mac because this one right here is tore up! Cloee looks way better than her ugly ass!

  43. From Brittany

    This Mac looks old as hell!!!!! They need to get a younger actress to play this part and to fit in with her peers on the show. Point blank period

  44. From eva

    recast right away. i’ve been watching most of my life and she is soooooo BORING!!!!!!!!! No spunk, no spice, no nothin’!
    Billy is sometimes HOT and Chloe is even hotter. This McKenzie would be better paired with Jeffrey, another DUD!

  45. From Sandy

    Wow, everyone is right, Clementime is expressionless, dry, boring, unfortunately looks older then the group she was casted for, and down right plastic. I’m surprised she has not been given the boot, as the other actress who played Eden. man, once everyone grumbled about her she was out and replaced.is it because it is Cybil Shep’s Daughter?

  46. From Candy

    Yes, that’s right when the original Eden was cast, it was painful to watch her grimacing lines and frowning when she spoke, and BOOM she was gone after fans complained. But with Clementine, it’s amazing she was been booted of the show..maybe it’s some political thing being that mom is Cybil Shepard?? Let’s get a new and approved Mac..or better yet let her marry Raul and leave genoa city!!

  47. From Candy

    That’s right when the original Eden was cast, it was painful to watch her grimacing lines and frowning when she spoke, and BOOM she was gone after fans complained. But with Clementine, it’s amazing she was been booted of the show..maybe it’s some political thing being that mom is Cybil Shepard?? Let’s get a new and approved Mac..or better yet let her marry Raul and leave genoa city!!

  48. From Kathy

    I can’t stand to watch the Mac and Billy scenes…….eeewwwwwww. Yuk and double Yuk. I would rather watch Mary Jane and her cat…….ha ha ha

  49. From janafanna

    Please get rid of this actress as Mac. She has absolutely zero chemistry with Billy. It even seems like the writers are working really hard to prove that they were in love with all of this fake memory book crap. I would love to see the original Mac come back! SHE WAS GREAT!

  50. From patricia a tatom

    This young lady is the worst McKenzie so far. She looks 10 years old than any of the male characters she is supposed to be hooked up with and usually looks hung over or sleep deprived.

  51. From KIM mathenge

    No Men or women we don’t need gay storylines on soaps get rid of adam and rafe fire maria arena bell Billy mac get over it. the writers have ruined this soap bring back the very first

  52. From KIM mathenge

    The newmens always win If the babys nicks he’s the father. if the babys not nicks he’s the father too. he can’t lose.

  53. From arlene

    Out of all the actresses who must have auditioned for the role of Mac I can’t believe they picked her. She’s driving me crazy. She has no emotion whatsoever. Dry as a bone. Get a new Mac ASAP! By the way, it’s great to have the old Philip Chancellor III back. He just happens to be my age (47). I remember him from when we were both teenagers. I’ve been watching forever.

  54. From diane

    Do not like the casting of the new Mac. Too much of an ___________, definitely not a girl that Billy would pick – ______________. Time to recast!

    d

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  55. From mel3223

    OK. First of all, she does not look at least 40 so quit exaggerating. I didn’t know, until reading these comments that people are as shallow as to want chloe and billy together because they think they look ‘hot’ together. In reality, they would make a pretty superficial couple and not to mention unrealistic. I guess it’s all about looks these days, how stupid of me to think otherwise. By the way, calling her ugly is a low blow. If you don’t like the pairing of billy and mac don’t insult the actress’ looks because of that- it only shows other people how shallow and disgusting you really are, but I guess that’s what you’re going for. So by all means, rant away children. Sorry you can’t have it your way for once.

  56. From Katie_135

    Excuse me but Billy is not ‘too hot’ to be with anyone. So what, now people are personally bashing an actress’ looks? How old are you exactly? CHILDREN are more mature than your pathetic butt. Grow some respect!

  57. From dixiemiss

    I agree with all the messages above, but please consider that the reason there is “no chemistry” between Mac and Billy is that Mac
    (Clementine Ford) is GAY. I agree that she has no acting skills and is “dry as a bone.” I don’t know why Y&R would cast a GAY woman to play the love interest of ANY man on the show! She certainly doesn’t have “her heart” in it. In fact, I hope Y&R isn’t “leaning toward” a gay storyline in the future. If that happens, they have lost a viewer that has been with them since the beginning of the show. And please get rid of Abby – talk about NO ACTING SKILLS!! Get rid of her – “now” – .

  58. From Mark

    Poor choice! Clementine Ford is only a few years older than Ashley Bashioum, but looks 10 years older than her age. She looks 40 years old. Please recast or x her character!

  59. From Lindsay

    Mac is one of my favorite characters on Y&R and I was so excited she was coming back. However, I’m extremely disappointed in this casting. Clementine does nothing to portray the Mackenzie Browning that I know and love from the past. And the Y&R writers have even found a way to RUIN the reunion of Billy & Mac that I have been waiting for for YEARS with this new Mac and new Billy. The only redemption Y&R can make for me is to recast Mac with someone with SOME personality (or even just bring back Rachel Kimsey) and have her reunite with JT, cuz I loved Mac & JT also ♥

  60. From sonia

    this one looks way too old to play mac
    i liked kelly kruger best of all
    why not bring her back on the show?

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