With Michelle Stafford's announcement that she's leaving The Young and the Restless many fans are wondering what will become of Phyllis.

Phyllis is an important character on the show and provided viewers with lots of interesting storylines over the years. And with her daughter’s paternity be revisited, Phyllis is going to be at the center of another major plot.

Even though nothing’s official yet, it’s obvious that producers will recast the role and with a list of talented actresses anybody could take become the next Phyllis. So who should replace Michelle Stafford?

After going through a list of possibilities, one name stuck out to me: Sarah Buxton.

Buxton is no stranger to daytime; she played Annie on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach before jumping over to The Bold and the Beautiful to play Morgan DeWitt. Both of these characters were villains, and Buxton did an outstanding job portraying them, and I believe she can play off the bad girl side of Phyllis. Even though she’s portrayed evil characters, Buxton has also showed she has the acting chops to pull off comedy and sensitivity, again much like Phyllis.

Although she seems like a longshot for the role, I think Buxton would be a great addition to The Young and the Restless. She’d have great chemistry with Peter Bergman and Joshua Morrow, plus I can see her character getting into catfights with Sharon and Avery.

So Y&R fans what do you think? Would Buxton be a good fit to play Phyllis? Or would you prefer someone else for the role?