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Michelle Stafford Speaks OUT About Leaving The Young and The Restless

Posted by timeaftertime on May 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM


Word on the street, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and The Restless) whom it was recently announced that she was exiting daytime serial has officially addressed the topic via Soap Opera Digest. Here is what she had to say on the subject:


"I would like to personally confirm to the fans that yes, I have decided to leave THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. It has been a glorious 16 years and one of the greatest rides of my life. The constant support and love from the fans is not lost on me. I think I'll miss you the most."


Well it is official now. The actress wraps up her run in mid-June. I am at a loss for words. A loss for words. Rumor has it though that the series might be looking to recast the role. Would you accept another actress as Phyllis? Sound off in the comments!

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7 Comments

Reply Brenda
4:06 PM on July 24, 2013 
I totally agree, no recast for Phyllis!
sheila says...
no recast michelle stafford is the only phyllis but i dont want to lose her either,so if they have to recast we might adjust. maybe michelle will return one day.
Reply terrie
8:01 PM on June 10, 2013 
I really hpope if they recast they will not put Robin Christopher in the role, The character requires an actress who cal be multi-dimensional. How about Liz Keifer from GL?
Reply Gail
1:52 AM on May 23, 2013 
The problem I have is this, I hate to see Jack hurt again...so I think for that reason they should re-cast her.
Reply sheila
8:41 PM on May 21, 2013 
no recast michelle stafford is the only phyllis but i dont want to lose her either,so if they have to recast we might adjust. maybe michelle will return one day.
Reply Lynda
8:28 PM on May 21, 2013 
I will miss Michelle's portrayal of the zany, feisty, crazy, lovable, sexy Phyllis Summers Newman. She should not be recast because no one, I repeat no one could fill her shoes. Wishing her the best in her future endeavours.
Reply Nancy Wilson
3:47 PM on May 21, 2013 
I will miss MS as Phyllis! Many years ago, I believe someone else played Phyllis but I really don't remember who the actress was. I think they should have her go on a long trip or work somewhere away from GC and then after a year or so they could replace ms with another actress if they want to bring Phyllis back to GC.cousin istolfn
Reply jennifer
3:16 PM on May 21, 2013 
Someone else playing Phyllis will be difficult. Recasting has happened before, but Michelle Stafford is BEST Phyllis. Her emmy nominations & wins show that! She will be missed! Y&R won't be the same without her! I hope she changes her mind!