Young and Restless Star Christel Khalil: "I Want to Stay"






These contract negotiations at the Bell soaps are starting to make the Middle East peace talks look like an afternoon tea in Mother's parlor! The Young and the Restless star Christel Khalil spoke to MSN about why she could be leaving the role of Lily Winters. Here's an excerpt:

"I want to stay," Khalil said. "I heard a rumor someone said I was deciding to leave, but it's not really working that way. There's something I want that they don't want to give to me. It hurts. I thought I would be worth what I thought I was worth to them, but I guess I'm not."

The article goes on to say money and restrictions are at issue in the recent Daytime Emmy winner's negotiations. Do you think Y&R and Khalil will be able to come to some sort of 11th hour agreement? Sound off in the comments!

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I think CK is a fall guy. 1) they WANTED to get rid of her to end the mind-numbingly boring LANE (plus she sucks and 2) They can have a "see what we did to Christel?" bargaining chip when dealing with other actors during their contract negotiations.

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@pferrando: I'm gonna tell you like Nino Brown did in New Jack City:

"It ain't personal, just business!"

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All I know is that Sharon Case hinted on twitter yesterday about Victoria Rowell possibly returning so if that's true then bye bye CK don't let the door hit ya!

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I would be willing to bet some big money that the restriction that CK is talking about, is keeping Victoria Rowell away from Y&R. And if that is the case, well sorry CK, you will not be missed. VR is a much more talented actress then she could ever possibly be. Let's all pray that a Dru return is in the near future!

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@everyone: if it comes down to talented Victoria Rowell vs CK. We all know who the winner is in that battle. http://youtu.be/D5MeFhqzv-g

http://youtu.be/ZNO4iIs_Op4

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keepthesoapsalive wrote:
I would be willing to bet some big money that the restriction that CK is talking about, is keeping Victoria Rowell away from Y&R. And if that is the case, well sorry CK, you will not be missed. VR is a much more talented actress then she could ever possibly be. Let's all pray that a Dru return is in the near future!

I really don't think that's it. I think she wanted more flex time to do *more projects.* Well....now baby girl has all the time in the World!

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Coffee_Junkie wrote:
keepthesoapsalive wrote:
I would be willing to bet some big money that the restriction that CK is talking about, is keeping Victoria Rowell away from Y&R. And if that is the case, well sorry CK, you will not be missed. VR is a much more talented actress then she could ever possibly be. Let's all pray that a Dru return is in the near future!

I really don't think that's it. I think she wanted more flex time to do *more projects.* Well....now baby girl has all the time in the World!

NONE OF THESE PEOPLE SEEM TO UNDERSTAND, VICTORIA ROWELL WILL NEVER EVER BE BACK ON YOUNG AND RESTLESS. THEY NEED SOMETHING NEW TO DISCUSS.

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jetty wrote:
I think she's trying now to get the Lane fanbase fired up to protest and have them keep her employed, like Daniel Goddard did. If she were a better actress, I might care, but she is uniformly terrible. Heck, even during her big cancer storyline, it was "wig" and "cancer hat" that did all the heavy lifting.

OMG and so it begins. The "Save Christel" campaign. I don't know how old these kids are who are making these music videos, but they should get outside and play before school starts up again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egqstwgbYhw&feature=youtu.be

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"I knew it!" (said in Fantasia voice from the web-series "Got 2B Real")

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Okay, I feel better. She couldn't get what she wanted and she's out. Not just up and recast...I can live with it. BUT, don't want a recast, just write the character out. Have her get a strange phone call from someone claiming to be Dru and have her jet off to look for her. And then voila, Dru comes back home...sans Lily.

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I hope she goes she needs to be aged a little. And I would love to see DS back. Lilly and Cane are so boring anymore I hope they split them up and put who ever comes on as Lilly with some one new. Just get rid of CK.