Julia Pace Mitchell Bumped to Recurring at Young and Restless





Have Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith started to quietly clean house at The Young and the RestlessCBS 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.

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  1. Profile photo of Yoryla
    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???

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    Divatude58

    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.

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    Divatude58

    [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…

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    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.

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    soapjunkie88

    [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.

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    jetty

    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.

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    pferrando

    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.

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    Soap_Stud

    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.

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    alstonboy4315

    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!!!

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    ChrisGa

    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).

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    scrumptious

    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.

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    Radicaldelusion

    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!

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