HomeTVCBSJulia Pace Mitchell Bumped to Recurring at Young and Restless Jillian Bowe September 13, 2012 CBS, News, Soap Opera, The Young and The Restless 34 Comments Have Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith started to quietly clean house at The Young and the Restless? CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia) has been placed on recurring. It seems as though Mitchell's change in status was first revealed during the sudser's credits. Mitchell confirmed the details to the magazine stating: I'm so happy to be here. Every time I come to work, I'm excited to see Jeanne [Cooper, Katherine] and Stephen [Nichols, Tucker] work. This show has changed my whole life. It's really cool. These are some of the hardest working actors in show business. So far Y&R has yet to comment on this latest development. Photo by PR Photos 34 Responses harlee490 September 13, 2012 Clean house Jill & Josh…thank you sweet Jesus. She will be gone in 3 months!!!!!! Log in to Reply Bartman202 September 13, 2012 HOORAY!!! There are quite a few more un-necessary “Y & R” characters that needs to be WAY backburned or dropped – sweep away!! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon September 13, 2012 She’s not long for Genoa City. Log in to Reply Yoryla September 13, 2012 I was the one who tweeted her on and asked why she wasn’t listed with the contract cast in the opening credits on August 8! She answered me: “gasp!! But I’m still working” Could it be that moi was the first one to inform her??? Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 13, 2012 She’ll be not seen or much heard of in a matter of months. Clean the house, Jill. As of now I’m behind all of it. Log in to Reply Divatude58 September 13, 2012 When JPM found out that DM was coming on the show, I am sure that she knew then that her time was limited. Her entire purpose was to have a bio baby for Neil because after taking Lily from him, they were going to also “take” Devon by connecting him biologically to another family. I just hope that Y&R sends Sofia out in a blaze of glory Isabella Brana style. Because I don’t want her to leave with Moses. Let Neil raise one of his kids from birth. Let me also be frank. In JFPs interview with Micheal Logan, she said KSJ would really do well in a HOT romance. She was not talking about Debbi Morgan’s Harmony either. I would be willing to bet a pint of blood that she is talking about someone totally new. I think that DM might stick around for a minute being that she does have some chemistry with SN/Tucker and IMO Tucker is needed as a rival for Neil. There is no room for him in that war with Jack and Victor. He looks out of place in it. And Neil needs a rival in business like yersterday. Log in to Reply Divatude58 September 13, 2012 [quote=Yoryla]I was the one who tweeted her on and asked why she wasn’t listed with the contract cast in the opening credits on August 8! She answered me: “gasp!! But I’m still working” Could it be that moi was the first one to inform her???[/quote] She may have just been joking… Log in to Reply Divatude58 September 13, 2012 double post Log in to Reply Camp is not a sustainable model September 13, 2012 Let the house cleaning begin. Log in to Reply snizzle September 13, 2012 As soon as JFP was hired I assumed the character of Sofia would be one of the first let go. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott September 13, 2012 I’m not surprised this was done. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 13, 2012 Genie Francis is out too. More to follow according to SID.^^ Log in to Reply Smitty September 13, 2012 LOOK AT GAWD!!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply Jon September 13, 2012 No need for that heifer in the first place! Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott September 13, 2012 Ron and Frank – bring Genie back to GH. Now is your chance! Laura would have NEVER stayed away this long. Never bought what Guza and JFP were trying to push with that. Log in to Reply SavePortChuck September 13, 2012 Well DUH! Jill Farren Phelps doesn’t do fat and she doesn’t do black. Just wait til she starts knocking off all the legacy characters for being too old! Log in to Reply stefanstavros September 13, 2012 GENIE FRANCIS is OUT! YAAAYYYY We want you back at GH! Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe September 13, 2012 @SavePortChuck now i know JFP’s a lot of things but I have to give her props for what she did over at GL with minorities. Hamp/Gilly/Kat and co reigned supreme in Springfield when JFP ran that sucker. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 13, 2012 [quote=Jillian Bowe]@SavePortChuck now i know JFP’s a lot of things but I have to give her props for what she did over at GL with minorities. Hamp/Gilly/Kat and co reigned supreme in Springfield when JFP ran that sucker.[/quote] While JFP did a lot of damage to GH, people can’t blame her for everything. Brian Frons and Bob Guza played their parts in the destruction very well. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 13, 2012 First double post … sorry. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman September 13, 2012 I actually love JPM…but wasn’t crazy about Sophia. I wish her the best in her future projects! Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe September 13, 2012 @Soapjunkie so true. Guza/Frons are to blame as well but JFP isn’t absolved of her crimes either. Log in to Reply Restless Fan September 13, 2012 A throw away character. Bye Bye!! Log in to Reply RockiDreams September 13, 2012 Thank God! She was far from believable as a love interest for Neil. I did not buy that for one nano second. Log in to Reply CarlyCfan September 13, 2012 I’m already liking this new regime. Log in to Reply jetty September 13, 2012 She needs to leave yesterday. She’s a dreadful actress. She certainly didn’t inherit any of her parents’s (actors Judy Pace and Don Mitchell) talent and screen charisma. Log in to Reply NathanHastingsSr. September 14, 2012 Bye… Log in to Reply Cyberologist September 14, 2012 I liked the character; Jill abhors full sized women and black characters so I’m not a bit surprised; afterall she’s no Carl Webber Oh well … so much for diversity. Log in to Reply pferrando September 14, 2012 May I suggest Tucker and Sophia exit at the same time? Please God, let’s next write out Sarge and Harmony, and get Dru back. I want my Winters back. Everyone seems thrilled at these latest developments, however, let’s hold our breath that JFP doesn’t “take out” your fav vet. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud September 14, 2012 Sophia is not a character that I enjoyed. The actress was limited, IMO, and didn’t have the range needed to play a role in daytime. So far, the cast cuts are making sense to me. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 September 14, 2012 I hate to see anyone out of a job in this economy who truly wants to work, but Julie Pace Mitchell has been in need of an enema since…..um, day one. They need to recast Sofia almost as bad as they need to recast Lily “Valley Girl” Winters. Make it happen, Phelps!!! Log in to Reply ChrisGa September 14, 2012 Not surprised and frankly should’ve happened a long time ago. Stiff, awkward and charisma-free, not to mention lacking any real chemistry with any of her castmates(though I did kinda like the Sofia/Tucker relationship). Log in to Reply scrumptious September 14, 2012 Jillian, this is OLD NEWS. She’s been recurring for 2 months already. Check the Y&R credits. It’s been that way for a while now. Julia Pace Mitchell’s contract expired in July and she was dropped to recurring. She confirmed it on Twitter a long time ago. Why is this being reported now? This was done under MAB. Log in to Reply Radicaldelusion October 8, 2012 Being put on “recurring” status is not necessarily a kiss of death. The best example is Tracey E. Bregman, whom I think has been “recurring” for the past 12 years. She has just as much screentime and storylines as any of the other supporting “on-contract” cast members. Not to mention she has been nominated several times over the past several years for Best Supporting Actress, which is very rare for someone not under contract. I suppose she is a unique example, and I would equate it to a ballplayer having “free agent” status. I have a feeling that Ms. Phelps and the new writers aren’t quite sure yet what to do with Sofia’s character, so they are keeping her on and perhaps will sign her again if she fits into their new story ideas… Does anyone know if Melody Thomas Scott has been taken off contract? And what about poor Jess Walton? She really got the shaft! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.