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Julia Pace Mitchell Put On Recurring Status With The Young And The Restless!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Julia Pace Mitchell who plays Sofia on The Young and the Restless confirmed to CBS Soaps In Depth that she has been bumped to recurring status by the number one show, although the series itself would not comment on her contract status as is their policy.

Mitchell stated she is still thrilled to be in Genoa City:  “I’m so happy to be here.  Every time I come to work, I’m excited to see Jeanne Cooper and Stephen Nichols work. This show has changed my whole life. It’s really cool. These are some of the hardest working actors in show business.”

The actress also revealed she is starting her own hair care company which people can learn about on her website: www.JuliaPaceMitchell.com.

So soapers, what do you think of Sofia’s storylines on Y&R?  Do you think the character has been badly written? Would you like to see Julia have more airtime?  Let us know!

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Christine
Christine

I saw this coming, although I saw her more of being let go then put on recurring.

I don’t care for the character of Sofia anymore. I don’t like that they had her sleep with Neil and then have his baby. It should have been Malcolm or they should have gotten someone else for Neil that was not engaged (broken up, whatever) for him to have a child with.

The last straw with me with Sofia was when she wanted to up and leave with their son to New York. Now this is just ME, but I have more traditional values about family. Being a stay-at-home mom of two little ones and happily married, I don’t see how they could have justified having Sofia just move with Neil’s son without a second thought from Neil. I mean you just don’t do that. And it is not like Sofia is the better parent since Moses has a nanny. I mean she can’t make an argument that Moses needs her more than his father because they are both working parents and spend about the same amount of time with him. It is not like she stays home or works part time or is on maternity leave to bond with her child.

Either they have some great story for Sofia with a new love interest or they keep her on recurring (to come out once in a while) like Gloria is feasible. They can bring her out for run-ins with Neil and when Tucker needs to talk business.

JustSaying
JustSaying

Chances are they are going to kill off her character so that Neil will have sole custody of their son.

Christine
Christine

I could see that.

Christine
Christine

Bring Drucilla back. Victoria Rowell and Sharon Case made this show what is today for a lot of us middle aged people. Been watching 34 straight years. They two had me at HELLO <3

kelly
kelly

I really think they need to bring a Malcolm for Sophia and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring Victoria Rowell back as Drucilla for Neil. Lily just re cast Chelsea KILL off.

Robert
Robert

Miss Mitchell is not a good actress. She brings nothing extra in any of her scenes. I can only hope she’s going to be off the show soon. If the new regime has any interest in getting viewership up, they should ask Victoria Rowell to come back as Dru.

LynandZoe
LynandZoe

Isn’t ‘who a character is’ or ‘what a character becomes’ w/n a story, driven for the most part by the writing/storyrunners vision?

Considering the writers during each of their tenures and understanding that actors should be able to bring certain nuances to even poorly written s/ls, not sure there was much difference in their choice of presentation – just the preceived end result..

Michael
Michael

We can now officially add Genie Francis to the list of actors/actresses being let go from Y&R! Genie was axed by Y&R today due to “budget reasons”. Will Daniel Goddard (Cane) follow her out of town and never return? One can dream!

LynandZoe
LynandZoe

Oh well –
GF’s Y&R character was all over the canvas, but there were enjoyable moments. Hope DG does not follow; I know unpopular but saw more acting ability (even with poor s/ls) than with some that are constantly lauded.

ricardo
ricardo

breaking news genie francis has been let go due to budget costs. more actors to be fired soon on the young and the restless.

CC
CC

Chelsea should of been the first to go and get axed. YUCK enough of pushing that one on us!

Peaches
Peaches

Amen and Amen

kay/kay
kay/kay

Leave town take Moses have him be Malcom’s son and redo the Lily fiasco and make her Neils daughter problem solved. I have a long list of characters you can get rid of just call me.

carl
carl

Kay/Kay I got one AX CHELSEA and PHYLLIS How much more can we take of them!

Scott
Scott

Honestly not surprised. The character of Sofia has been through around like a hockey puck since she joined the show, and her needy nature is just not something I like seeing. She’s more a recurring character.

Rona
Rona

I can definitely see Sofia as a recurring character. I’m glad to say she’s going to be around from time to time.

MK
MK

I though she was already recurring.

MK
MK

Now its time to bring back Dru! (How many times has Neil been Married since she’s been gone, 2 or 3?)

Christine
Christine

BRING DRUCILLA BACK FOR NEIL AND HERR BFF SHARON > BOTH MY ALL TIME FAVORITES

Christine
Christine

KILL OFF CHELSEA ALREADY! They had to off found her on the street of something. Girl can’t act!!!

Peaches
Peaches

kill off chelsea, her mother and father.

mo
mo

What storylines? Overall, Sofia has been boring. She did get interesting when she told Harmony to back off, but that’s about it.

Mary Fergen
Mary Fergen

Sofia was first introduced as a strong and smart business woman and Tucker’s right hand. Unfortunately, the writing for her character has ruined that first impression by making her drab and needy. Romantic entanglements don’t have to make a person weak, but in this case, they did. It’s too bad….

SZima
SZima

Next step, axed…please? Can’t believe she wasn’t fired with the rest of them or even before some of the ones let go.

Michelle Arredondo
Michelle Arredondo

I would like to see more of Soifa please bring her back as well as Ashley and abby, what are you guys doing! this is number one soap! Ashley is a big part of this soap and I was sad to see her go! WHAT WERE YOU GUYS THINKING.

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Vinessa Antoine Reveals She And General Hospital Have Parted Ways; After Landing Primetime Series Lead

After the fantastic bit of casting news for actress Vinessa Antoine  (Jordan Ashford) over the weekend, today, via her social media accounts, Vinessa has addressed her future with General Hospital.

As viewers know, Vinessa has been cast as the drama series lead in the new CBC production of Diggstown, and it is groundbreaking making her the first black actress to star in a series on the legendary Canadian broadcasting network,   Originally it was presumed that Antoine would go recurring on GH, while she was away filming, but that is not the case as she revealed in her heartfelt message today.  She and GH have mutually parted ways.

Vinessa’s statement: “There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at General Hospital.  You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford.

I believe that I have taken her as far as I can.  To clarify, as negotiations for #Diggstown were underway, although I am open to stay and play in Port Charles, I was told by my reps that GeneralHospital felt that my character would be off the canvas for too long for me to continue playing her.

With that, we decided to mutually part ways.  It’s time to make room for more women of color in prominent roles on television. I’m grateful to assist in that by starting this new chapter in my journey. I hope you’ll all come along. I feel blessed. Be well. xo”

An ABC rep told Soap Opera Digest that the role of Jordan is being recast.

So what do you think of Vinessa leaving GH for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below and let’s wish her much success!

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Lauralee Bell On Her 35th Anniversary With Y&R: “My Hope For Cricket Is To Smile The Way She Used To & Chill Whenever Possible.”

Congratulations are in order this Sunday to Lauralee Bell who is celebrating her 35th anniversary with The Young and the Restless.  Hard to believe, it’s been 35 years since the perils of a young Cricket became front and center and those young love stories with Danny (Michael Damian), Phillip (Thom Bierdz) and eventually, Paul ( Doug Davidson).

As Cricket matured, so to was the decision to now call the character by her birth name, Christine.  After all, she became quite the legal eagle! For over three and a half decades with time-off in between, Lauralee has shared memorable storylines with the amazing Tricia Cast, and the late Jeanne Cooper as Nina and Katherine, and let’s not forget Michael Baldwin, played by Christian LeBlanc, to name just a few/

In a few tweets on Sunday, Lauralee acknowledged the day stating: “We all couldn’t do what we love to do without the viewers so thanks to them!”  She followed that up with a tweet filled with photos of herself and her co-stars throughout the years ,and some self-effacing humor stating: “Wasn’t going to post for YR anniversary, because I’m not one to put attention on me but no denying these people have made my life better. Thanks to crew & fans and my hope for Cricket is to smile the way she used to & chill whenever possible”

As viewers know, Lauralee is the daughter of Y&R creators, the late, great Bill Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.  We are sure Bill is smiling today for Lauralee and proud of this accomplishment.

Share your congrats for Lauralee on this milestone via the comment section below.  Then let us know your most memorable or favorite Cricket/Christine moment on the CBS Daytime drama series.

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GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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