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’” (Summer Newman) didn’t win this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress for nothing: Her storyline has been chock full of exciting ups and downs — and according to the actress, it’s only going to get crazier as the summer continues!

Fans may be a bit hesitant about Summer’s decision to loose her virginity to Austin (Matthew Atkinson) of all people, and they may be even more surprised by the youngster’s decision to marry Paul’s shooter, but King says it’s all pretty natural, where her alter ego is concerned. “I think she’s just been feeling really lonely and Austin is the one person that understands 100 percent what she’s going through, so she finds a lot of comfort in that,” the actress explains. “And she might not want to admit that she’s doing this because she’s lonely and she’s scared and doesn’t have her mom, [but she’s also] really in love with him, and I think it’s a little bit of that mixed in with the rest as well.”

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

As for choosing to finally lose her V-card, King blames Phyllis’ absence! “Girls, when they like someone, they think that they’re going to marry them, and they’re in love with them, like, ‘This is the guy!’” she says. “So I think she’s being a little immature about it, but at the same time, she’s 19 — and she doesn’t have her mom to ask her questions, so it’s going to happen!”

However, with Phyllis () set to wake from her coma and return to the screen on Monday, August 11, Summer will be able to ask her mom questions — and the other way around! “I am really excited for the scenes coming up,” King enthuses. “As a fan of the show and as Summer, we’ve been waiting so long for Summer to have a mom, so I’m so excited to play the emotions that come with those scenes coming up.”

Especially because, as the actress teases, it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out about Nick () being Summer’s real father, as opposed to Jack (), whom everyone assumes is her dad. “Phyllis is the only one, besides Sharon (), who knows that Nick is her real father,” King reminds. “But Sharon is going through the whole, ‘I don’t remember anything’ phase, so either Sharon is going to say it, or Phyllis is going to say it. I’m assuming that Phyllis will remember that. And hopefully, it won’t be a year or two from now!”

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Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Also on the horizon is Phyllis’ reaction to her little girl marrying a guy like Austin, a situation which King says will most likely lead to trouble. “Hopefully it’s not a mistake [that she married him], but you never know,” she teases. “It’s a soap opera, so I’m assuming something will be coming up… Things can’t always be perfect in la la land, so I assume something will come along and bulldoze their relationship. We’ll see!”

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  • Richard

    Crap–I was hoping that Jack was indeed her Father–such a stupid and silly storyline anyways. She may have won an Emmy but it certainly wasn’t for her lousy acting

    • RedRiver38

      Lousy acting indeed.

      • Vera Robinson

        I disagree with you. She is a good actress.

        • Lillian

          ….and Jerry Lewis is a great film maker. LOL. She’s dreadful. Pouting is her specialty.

          • Vera Robinson

            You have a right to your opinion.. I love her acting.She is a pouty dumb child which the writers make her that way. Love love her.

  • Laurel Twist

    The writing of this storyline has been disastrous. The amount of damage, that will be inflicted, making Summer Nick’s, won’t be entertaining. It will be heartbreaking. …and yes, let’s just destroy Sharon completely. Your plan to not do so, will fail. Just like this storyline.

  • Laura Stickles Chickerell

    She’s not the best on the show, but not the worst either. I just am rather bored with this. For now. Too many new actors coming in at once sure makes it hard to adjust to all the drama

    • Fox

      Yeah, I agree. HK is pretty average, and certainly not worthy of being the center of a storyline.

      • Harlee

        I liked HK in the beginning but now with her constant shrill of whining, and pouting I can’t stand her or Summer…complete turnoff in the making by the writers…it’s their fault on how they have written her.

    • sands of time

      Switch to the stable/entertaining show: Days of our Lives

  • http://unknown.com Bexx

    They would be more believable had they known each other more than 5 seconds. I imagine this marriage won’t sit well with mommy once she awakes.

    • Andrew Hass

      I’m sure Phyllis won’t be happy but i could see her blaming Jack,Nick and even Avery more than Summer for the mess her daughter is in now.

      • http://unknown.com Bexx

        Most people are speculating that Phyllis will have some memory loss. I really hope this isn’t the case. The story has dragged on long enough.

  • meg

    SHE WON THE EMMY B/C IDIOTS FELT SORRY FOR HER B/C OF THE LIE THAT WAS TOLD ABOUT HER AND MM.NOT B/C SHE CAN ACT , SHE CAN’T!

    • Vera Robinson

      Have you heard anything from her mouth about the situation? Everyone keeps blaming her for lying without any proof. She is a great actress. She would never have won if she was not. No one felt sorry for her because no one’s knows the whole truth. stop blaming her. Give the girl a break. Let’s move on from the whole situation. MM is not coming back so let it go also. We want to see YR live on no matter what or who is there. I do anyways. Nothing stays the same. General Hospital has lost a lot of actors but I don’t hear such an outcry about them. I love that show too but there are lots of changes there.

      • Myles Stevens

        THANK YOU. Throwing accusations without proof seems to be an epidemic among viewers of this particular show.

        • meg

          THE RUMOR WAS MADE UP BTS ,BOTH MM N HHK WERE VICTIMS OF THIS LIE ,BUT SHE DID NOT EARN THAT EMMY B/C OF HER ACTING.!

          • Myles Stevens

            Oh please. What garbage. I won’t go into all the reasons why that is BS because we would be here all day and I’m tired of repeating myself.

            By the way, POSTING IN ALL CAPITALS MAEKS U LOOK LIEK AN ATTENTION SEEKR!!!!!!11!!!

          • meg

            male bovine fecal matter ,now i’m yelling.have a neaurological disorder ,n site problem ,that’s why the caps,,THE DATTIME EMMYS ARE BOGUS.MM DID NOT GET FIRED B/C OF THAT LIE ,IT WAS AS HE SAID HE WAS B/C HE WAS OUTSPOKEN ,AND FOR WHAT HE DIDN’T SAY B/C OF THE JEALOUSY OF SOME OF THE CAST .AND B/C JFP HASN’T A CLUE,

          • Myles Stevens

            And you’re so sure of this because…?

            I’m tired of people acting like Y&R is somehow reliant on Michael Muhney. He wasn’t even on the show a full 5 years, and most of his stories were god awful and penned by socialite wackjob Maria Arena Bell. His exit pales in comparison to the loss of Michelle Stafford and, of course, the passing of Jeanne Cooper.

            There was a Y&R long before Michael Muhney and there will be a Y&R long after.

          • meg

            michelle chose to leave b/c they wouldn’t do what she wanted them to do.which in this case unlike MM’s they were right ,it had to do with her brainwashed belief in scientology .

          • meg

            Phyllis can be replaced ,MM IS THE ONLY ADAM.!

          • Myles Stevens

            If you’re seriously suggesting 16-year veteran and multiple Emmy winner Michelle Stafford is inferior to Michael Muhney, then… well I just have no words for that. You’re clearly making up crap because you can’t accept reality.

            There really needs to be some sort of Michael Muhney detox program.

          • meg

            GINA WILL DO A GREAT JOB, ,BUT NO ONE BUT MM WILL EVER BE THE GREAT ADAM THAT MM IS,AND GINA WOULD NEVER WANT SOMEONE FIRED B/C SHE DIDN;T WANT TO WORK WITH SOMEONE WHO LEFT HER CULT ,AS MS WANTED MICHAEL FAIRMAN FIRED.

          • Myles Stevens

            Oh boy. I could walk you through all of the things that are wrong with that post but I won’t because I wouldn’t know where to start. Or how to stop. End of conversation.

          • Andrew Hass

            Whether Michelle Stafford has a belief in scientology or not i don’t think that had anything to do with her leaving Y&R.Plus i’m sure if she wanted to return Y&R would have welcomed her back with open arms.

          • meg

            she wanted Michael Fairman fired b/c she didn’t want to work with someone who was smart enough to get out of the cult.NICE PERSON SHE IS.

          • Andrew Hass

            I read somewhere that Eric Braeden(Victor) said that Michael Muhney wanted him fired from Y&R.So if you are criticizing Michelle Stafford for possibly wanting another actor then you have to do the same to Michael Muhney.

          • meg

            ERIC BRAEDEN IS PARANOID , IT IS THE OTHER WAY AROUND ERIC WANTED MM FIRED , MM AT LEAST TOOK RESPONSBILITY FOR BEING OUT SPOKEN AND CARRING SO MUCH HUBRIS ,ERIC HAS NEVER TAKEN RESPONSIBLILITY FOR WHAT HES DONE ,,HE WAS SO JEALOUS OF MM B/C MM IS SO MUCH A BETTER ACTOR, THEN HE IS, MM COULDN’T STAND THAT” I’LL BE DAMNED” NEVER KNEW HIS LINES,

          • Myles Stevens

            Eric Braeden’s ego is enormous, but Victor is a daytime icon and Braeden has earned his stripes over 34 years. Muhney had no business trying to have him or anyone else fired.

          • meg

            IT WAS ALL IN EB’S PARANOID MIND,MM WASN’T TRYING TO HAVE THE OLD FOOL FIRED, HE DID EXPRCT A BETTER JOB FROM HIM ,SOMETHING EB CAN NO LONGER GIVE,I’LL BE DAMED .KNOWS MM IS BETTER ,HEWANTED HIM FIRED,ADAM IS IMPORTANT ,BUT NOW THEY CAN’T FIND ANYONE AS GOOD AS MM, THEY’VE SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT BY FIREING THEIR BEST,

          • Andrew Hass

            Eric Braeden has been on the show for over 30 years.So whether he’s right or wrong in what he says in a way he’s earned that right.Michael Muhney on the other hand was only on Y&R for 5 years or so.So Eric Braden and others may not have thought that Muhney has earned the right yet to be outspoken.Plus one actor doesn’t make or break a soap.

          • meg

            THE SHOW HAS BEEN TERRIBLE SINCE JAN 30TH ,WHEN MM AND BM LEFT , MM HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT HIS DESIRE FOR PREFECTIOISM CLOSER TO BE CORRECT THEN EB’S LACKLAUSTER PREFORMAMENCE.THEY’VE SHOT THEMSELF IN THE FOOT.NOW THEY CAN’T FIND SOMEONE AS GOOD AS MICHAEL MUHNEY TO PLAY ADAM.

          • Myles Stevens

            Yes. In addition to that, there was Jerry Douglas’ comments about Muhney’s temper tantrums on set.

          • Andrew Hass

            I liked Michael Muhney as Adam but i’m sure his fellow actors weren’t jealous of him at least not in the way you are implying.Y&R was successful before Michael Muhney and i’m sure they’ll be successful after him.One person doesn’t make or break a show.

          • meg

            eric is terribly jealous.

      • meg

        I was not blaming her ,I said she won b/c of the lie told about them. This lie was made up BTS ,some hateful fan brought it to the hateful message board ,some fools who thought tmz would help MM get his job told them ,but those bullies just copied the lies from the message boards, HHK did not say he did it,and he didn’t THEY HAD A TIFF ,NO GROPPING INVOLVED OVER A YEAR AGO ,HE WAS PROBABLY NOT HAPPY ABOUT A SCENE THEY DID,BUT THE THING WITH ONE OF FOJ HUNTER HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM BEING FIRD.,he was fired for being outspoken and jealousy of some of the cast.THE REASON YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE OUT CRY FOR OTHER ACTORS IS B.C THEY’RE NOT AS GOOD AS MICHAEL MUHNEY IS.NO ONE BUT MM CAN PLAY ADAM !

        • Vera Robinson

          Sorry but Jason on General Hospital was an excellent actor in that part. I miss him there but you get over it . Now I love him as Nikki’s son on YR. Robin was another great actress that was let go on GH. She is headed back there I hear. Things change. MM is a good actor but I moved on. He was supposed to be hard to work with.

        • Andrew Hass

          Do you honestly think the Emmy judges would risk their reputations and the credibility of the Emmy voting process by giving the Emmy to Hunter King because they felt sorry for her?As for Michael Muhney it was reported that his contract was up at the end of 2013 or at least one of his 13 week cycles.So if Sony/CBS/Y&R wanted him gone i’m sure there would have been easier ways than to make up a lie about him.

        • bobcat

          Truth is she can’t act…idk y she won…but popularity usually plays a big part of that….

    • Andrew Hass

      How do you know it was a lie?I know Michael Muhney is innocent until proven guilty but that doesn’t mean in the meantime Hunter King has to be accused of lying or have her name be tarnished.As for her winning the Emmy i’m going to assume she won because she submitted the best episode among the nominees.

      • Myles Stevens

        I’ll never understand the hold Michael Muhney has on people that makes them want to drop their panties and throw away their sanity. He is very replaceable. Chris Engen did just as good of a job in the role as he did.

        • bobcat

          No, I don’t even rmber him nor do my friends who watch Y&R, so I wold he didn’t leave a lasting impression. MM is really the only true Adam Newman, he makes the character real…

  • meg

    THE ONLY THING GOOD ABOUT THIS S/L IS THE ACTOR WHO PLAYS AUSTIN ,HE JUST NEES A COSTAR WHO CAN ACT,

  • Fox

    This relationship was so rushed it was like the writers woke up in late May, and said, “Oh no, June starts next week, and we forgot the teen storyline!” .. And the marriage plot device is just stupid especially since it’s not even based on how the spousal communication privilege actually works. IRL, the privilege for a spouse to not testify pertains to communication that occurred between spouses DURING the marriage, not BEFORE the marriage, as is the case. Y&R seriously needs a legal consultant among other kinds. .. lol!

    • Andrew Hass

      I looked up spousal privilege and it says a person can invoke it if the events in a case occurred during their marriage or before they got married as long as they are still legally wed at the time of the trial.However if Austin and Summer get divorced before his trial then Summer can be forced to testify against him.Also spousal privilege means the court can’t force someone to testify against his or her mate but if she or he wants to testify that’s a different case.

    • Harlee

      OH! You’re so right Fox, this story makes me cringe! Losing her “v” to a guy we viewers saw but for nanosecond! Not only as you put perfectly the legal aspect but this setup was rushed with no beats played for the viewers to root for them as a couple. Bill Bell would had NEVER…oh Matthew Atkinson is “only” recurring remember…no way another new contract player to hog screen time…why I haven’t been watching YR faithfully, lucky if it’s twice a week now…YR is gawd awful.

  • carol aldrich

    Summer is so stupid

    • jayne thompson

      She is so irritating.

  • mom chez

    The sls are boring, show is a mess. Doesn’t matter anymore. Was so over in January. Ms King is not going to save the show. She’s the cause of tearing it down.