The Young and The Restless’ Joshua Morrow: “I Hurt a Very Good Friend Today”





Okay, scratch what I said about actors taking fanbase wars in stride. The Young and the Restless hunk Joshua Morrow (Nick) went back on Twitter late Wednesday night to apologize to TV wife Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Phick fans about believing Nick and Sharon (Sharon Case) belong together.

Tweeted Morrow:





Wait…Morrow didn't reveal on CBS Daytime's The Talk that he preferred working with Case over The Staff. He said he thought the C-H-A-R-A-C-T-E-R-S Nick and Sharon belonged together. I don't remember reading in classic Hollywood tomes about Clarke Gable being upset with Vivien Leigh because Scarlett wanted to untie her whale bone corset for Mister Ashley!

Later Morrow tweeted this:



53 Responses

  1. Profile photo of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    What a pussy.

    And it tells you why we just don’t see certain things on-screen. Butt kissing Stafford while of course Sharon Case can’t feel offended when these two take it to personal preference.

    This show is full of egomaniacs. Isn’t it sad!?

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    tedew

    Did Ms. Stafford ask/tell the bosses to fire him or something?

    What’s wrong with what he said anyway? Of course Nick is going to get back with Sharon because no matter what, Sharon is to Nick what Nikki is to Victor and that will always be the Case (the almost pun intended).

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    bishbay

    Michelle Stafford has a LOT of sway, huh? In what universe will Phick ever have the history that Shick has? And also, isn’t it understood that Jack and Phyllis are endgame?

    On the other hand, perhaps Morrow just wanted to avoid disrespecting the current pairing he was in. That’s understandable. I still don’t get why Stafford would be so upset, however.

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    bishbay

    I just read down the site and saw MS’s tweet, then Braeden’s response to Muhney below that.

    Jamey, tell me honestly: You and the other DC bloggers must LOVE Y&R’s dysfunction on some level, right? It makes content production a breeze on days like today! :p

  5. Profile photo of esn73
    esn73

    SC was just as offended when JM said the Shick marriage went undisturbed for too long and wanted a change. and in an interview said that he apologized and did not want to hurt her feelings.

    Difference is there was no twitter back then

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    kimmryan

    I think it was noble but unnecessary for him to apologize. He was not speaking personally but from a character standpoint. And I agree.. it will always b about Nick & Sharon. Just like Sonny from GH can marry or bang every lady on the canvas but Brenda Barrett will ALWAYS be THE ONE!

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    Duchess

    I don’t see anything wrong at all with what JM said and can’t understand why he felt the need to apologize. Technically Nick and Phyllis aren’t even together now and Shick have WAY more history together. Bill Bell himself said if I remember correctly that they were the younger generation of Nikki/Victor that belong together when all is said and done. JM has praised MS up, down, to the left and right along with praising Phick for years. He is a class act and the fact that he felt the need to apologize when it wasn’t needed proves that again.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=esn73]SC was just as offended when JM said the Shick marriage went undisturbed for too long and wanted a change. and in an interview said that he apologized and did not want to hurt her feelings.[/quote]

    I think you are talking about the 2009 interview. In that, Joshua Morrow didn’t apologized, he clarified his statement after he bashed Shick on various opportunities before. Back then the message boards where going crazy – and it’s when I lost my love for Shick because of some statements Joshua made.
    SC was offended by how JM spoke about his sexy scenes with Michelle; liking it more than the normality/boredom he had with “fair haired Sharon”. That is what she took personally, because back then Josh basically said what here he didn’t – he preferred an actress.

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    iamglory

    This is so damn stupid. I think as an actor you want variety and challenge. Nick and Sharon should probably be together (though I think she belongs with Adam) and I have no idea how MS could be offended by that statement. It doesn’t mean he’s against her or anything. People are starting to act like children.

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    iamglory

    He shouldn’t have to apoloize at all. Sharon and Nick had been the couple since 1994 and then MS walked in and they started that. It’s an opinion and really shouldn’t offend her in the least!

  11. Profile photo of LaDivaYR
    LaDivaYR

    Michelle Stafford is getting desperate. Someone just mentioned on Twitter that she keeps asking for younger and younger leading men. First Nick, then Ronan, maybe Kyle next? She’s almost 50 years old, kissing a hot guy 15 years her junior (Ronan) won’t change that!

    I think she’s freaking out because the new writer told TV Guide that Phyllis is going back to Jack and she doesn’t want to work with an old(er) guy like Peter Bergman? I don’t know but she’s acting like a fool right now.

    I hope JFP schools her once and for all!

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    Tris Drake

    She knows her real name isn’t Phyllis right and that she gets paid regardless? I don’t even watch anymore,I Just pay attention to backstage drama. And they think the fans are nuts.

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    Peridott

    Lame, shit I don’t think he needed to apologize. That was his opinion on NICK and SHARON. Just like it was MS’s opinion months back that PHYLLIS is in love with RONAN. Now she’s retweeting Phonan fans.

    I ain’t shocked this bothered her though. Hell she blocks people just for thinking Phyllis looks better as a red head.

  14. Profile photo of cgoff
    cgoff

    I don’t see MS whining on twitter about it, JM is the one doing all the talking, hell even his wife called him out on it!

    MS and Phyllis has been on the show since 1994 also, she did not just appear in 2005 and kidnap Nick, Nick went after Phyllis while Sharon was in heat over Brad.

    JM to me was making a public apology for what he felt was a slight to MS and the PHICK pairing, I don’t see MS having a hissy fit like SC did when he dissed SHICK.

  15. Profile photo of LaDivaYR
    LaDivaYR

    The reason JM’s wife “loves Nick & Phyllis” is because she KNOWS she doesn’t have to be jealous or worried about Michelle Stafford sleeping with Joshua… or any other leading MAN.

    Any wife would be jealous or insecure about Sharon Case or the gal who plays Avery. They might be very well fall for a handsome guy like Joshua. But Michelle… hmmm, nope. No need to worry about that.

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    Restless Vixen

    [quote]I think you are talking about the 2009 interview. In that, Joshua Morrow didn’t apologized, he clarified his statement after he bashed Shick on various opportunities before. Back then the message boards where going crazy – and it’s when I lost my love for Shick because of some statements Joshua made.
    SC was offended by how JM spoke about his sexy scenes with Michelle; liking it more than the normality/boredom he had with “fair haired Sharon”. That is what she took personally, because back then Josh basically said what here he didn’t – he preferred an actress.[/quote]
    Exactly. The 2009 brouhaha was a different thing entirely. Saying an on-screen couple belongs together is not the same AT ALL as poo-pooing a coupling that made JM famous for well over a decade and going on and on about how MS upped his game at the expense of his former leading lady on the show. 2009 was about actor preference; this time he didn’t show favoritism towards either actress.

    That all being said, JM should have kept MS’s feelings to himself. His tweets happened a few hours before hers, so in a way, he put her on the spot when she said nothing about what he said on The Talk at the time on Twitter. This is the second time he has spoken for his co-star and put her on blast for “hurt feelings” based on his wishy washing comments about Shick and Phick. SC never responded publicly to that 2009 interview (smart girl) – her being offended is what he said and what people have said occured BTS. Nothing was ever confirmed by SC; in fact she’s never said anything about it to this day. IMO even if MS being all butt hurt is true, the common denominator in both occurrences is JM. Maybe he should not take it upon himself to speak for anyone else or not air dirty laundry on Twitter (even if it does keep buzz going on DC, sorry guys – LOL!). And dude, don’t be such a pussy. Stand by what you say or don’t say it at all. If you really think Shick are endgame, be about it!

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    goyankees

    I hope MS realizes that the ONLY WAY to redeam Sharon is to pair her back with Nicholas.

    Red will be just fine. She always bounces out of (someone’s) bed and lands on her feet. :-)

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=cgoff]and sorry their is nothing about SC to be jealous or envious of! smells like 3 packs of smoked cigerettes and has as much personality as my computer mouse.[/quote]

    Offensive much!? :Sp

  19. Profile photo of CarlyCfan
    CarlyCfan

    LOL. This cast more entertaining than the show. I don’t understand why MS is upset. Everyone knows that Nick and Sharon are endgame, i don’t like them but even i know that. So MS just need to deal with it.

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]Why this has to be aired publicly is beyond me. Pathetic.
    He should apologize in person to her or whatever. Putting in cyberspace is just dumb.[/quote]

    I agree with you. This just makes him and Michelle Stafford both look silly. He could have apologized in private. Are these people not professionals?

    I also think Morrow may be kowtowing to some of the Twitterazi (not all people on Twitter qualify but I’m referring to those people who relentlessly hound people on Twitter when they don’t get their way) and it’s not a good look on any side.

    I wouldn’t mind hearing that JFP started to crack the ‘whip’ and institute a little discipline to some of the cast members. I know many have been unhappy, some for years now but it’s time to turn a page and start behaving like professionals.

  21. Profile photo of Katheryn71
    Katheryn71

    [quote=LaDivaYR]OMG, cgoff, are toy really that dense??? M Stafford ain’t into Joshua, or Michael, or Peter, or Billy, or any other MAN… that’s why wives love her, lol.[/quote]

    Are you saying she’s a fan of Hello Kitty? ;)

  22. Profile photo of cgoff
    cgoff

    can someone provide the tweet where MS is whining about what JM said on the Talk? cause there is notthng on twitter

    if there is a lipstick lesbian on Y & R it is Sharon Case, she made a few girl on girl movies in the early 90’s

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    pferrando

    This is all being blown way out of proportion. In the end though it really does make Stafford look bad. I’ve always liked her, but she’s lost some of my respect for acting out like that.

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    Divatude58

    I must admit I am enjoying this. Can’t wait to see what else transpires backstage with MS. Especially when she is actually paired with PB again. After all, isn’t a pairing with PB’s Jack the only reason Phyllis is on that show. She was rehabilitated just for him.

  25. Profile photo of cgoff
    cgoff

    well I guess no one can provide this so called bitching that MS did about the talk appearance for JM and SC!!

    much to do about nothing

    funny no one is bashing JM, and he is the one that was doing ALL the posting on twitter, he is the one sucking up to MS and in response she is quiet.

    wonder what MS did to make ya’ll hate her so much? she is just an actor doing her job, just like all the other actors on the show.

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    soapylove

    [quote=LaDivaYR]The reason JM’s wife “loves Nick & Phyllis” is because she KNOWS she doesn’t have to be jealous or worried about Michelle Stafford sleeping with Joshua… or any other leading MAN.

    Any wife would be jealous or insecure about Sharon Case or the gal who plays Avery. They might be very well fall for a handsome guy like Joshua. But Michelle… hmmm, nope. No need to worry about that.[/quote]

    Really!!! All I can say is his wife should think about what happened with Jenifer Aniston or Eddie Cibrian’s wife.

    It is BEYOND weird for Michelle Stafford to be this obessed over Joshua Morrow. I know if I was his wife I would want to know why this single woman only wants to work with MY husband and not be paired with any of the other good looking guys on the show. Michelle Stafford rejected working with Daniel Goddard (prior to Lane) Chris Engen (First Adam) and Jeff Branson. The ONLY reason she started posting stuff about Phyllis & Ronan last year was because she already knew that Nick & Phyllis would be together when this storyline wrapped up.

    The women that are normally after your man are the ones that you consider your friends imo.

  27. Profile photo of Acejordan23
    Acejordan23

    Michelle Stafford isn’t gay! Where do you guys come up with that? She was married for years, and after she got divorced she wanted a baby, so she had a surrogate carry it because she kept miscarrying. That doesn’t make someone gay. Just because she’s had more men than you, and you’re jealous does not make her gay. Grow up!!

  28. Profile photo of soapylove
    soapylove

    MS was never married from what I have read about her. She did have a boy friend that was a hockey player for a few years but that it from what she has stated in interviews.

    I don’t think she’s gay at all!

  29. Profile photo of harlee490
    harlee490

    WTF! MS isn’t gay! Geez, is someone trying start something damaging on MS just because they can’t stand the CHARACTER of PHYLLIS? :~ People need to learn to distinguish between character and the actor.

    About this article, as many vet characters MAB has destroyed and the tally grows by the minute! I’m slightly burned out on the character of Phyllis and Josh has his job cut out to bring Phyllis back as Phyllis Y&R fans recognize. MS is good actress but she isn’t the heroine of Y&R, Sharon is a heroine as Bill always wrote her. MAB did a switch on both, Phyllis acting more like Sharon and Sharon acting like a bitchy slut like Phyllis. Go figure.

    I’m hopeful as Josh stated Phyllis is going to become the piranha outcast of GC. The only person to step up is Jack….I was and still am a fan of “Pack”. MS works much better off of Jack then Nick. Jack isn’t a boy scout and can see at times Phyllis’s deeds and doesn’t jump all righteous. The chemistry is much better with Peter then Joshua…IMHO. ;) Now if Josh does tamper with a story I would love for him to make Summer a “Abbott”. That could open up a great story between the Abbotts & Newmans as a family umbrella story. ;)

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    Yoryla

    I don’t think Michelle is “after” Joshua, nor do I think she’s gay. I think this has to do with the fact that she wanted to be redeemed and be the leading heroine of Y&R. Well, what better place to do it than beside Victor Newman’s son. Nicholas as Victor’s oldest son, is the logical leading man of the second generation, and I’m sure Michelle knew that. She wants Phyllis to be the new Nikki.

    Too bad that there’s a little glitch in that plan. Phyllis and Nikki are worlds apart, and it’s not gonna end up the way she wants if she insists on trying to stuff herself into shoes that don’t fit her.

  31. Profile photo of harlee490
    harlee490

    Yoryla…EXACTLY! Those pumps didn’t fit and she is not Nikki Newman. Can see still be mature and have lessons learned from past experiences…absolutely. Jack needs a matriarch for the Abbott family and Phyllis fits the bill because of past to Nick. She and Nikki could cat fight all day long and it would be delicious! Phyllis could still be the deceiving and deceitful Phyllis (not criminal)and cause problems which Phyllis does best. Jack is better fit especially if they are sticking it to Victor & Nikki…let the games begin! :)

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    Yoryla

    harlee :)

    When I wrote how the shoes don’t fit, I was actually thinking exactly of Nikki’s small Manolo Blahnik pumps and Phyllis with a pair of boots and how they really don’t mix – LOL!

    I wish MS would see how Phyllis works the best as the bitchy antagonist type. See: Dr. Dorian Lord!

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    Divatude58

    [quote=Yoryla]I don’t think Michelle is “after” Joshua, nor do I think she’s gay. I think this has to do with the fact that she wanted to be redeemed and be the leading heroine of Y&R. Well, what better place to do it than beside Victor Newman’s son. Nicholas as Victor’s oldest son, is the logical leading man of the second generation, and I’m sure Michelle knew that. She wants Phyllis to be the new Nikki.
    Too bad that there’s a little glitch in that plan. Phyllis and Nikki are worlds apart, and it’s not gonna end up the way she wants if she insists on trying to stuff herself into shoes that don’t fit her.[/quote]

    Yoryla…we don’t agree on alot but you said a mouthful here. This is indeed what I see going on with MS. She is not and never will be the heroine of Y&R unless she succeeds in getting rid of Sharon Case the way she did Victoria Rowell. That is the only way she will be the show’s next heroine. Let me say, she did a superb job of convincing MAB to write her as such but IMO she just can’t carry that. MS skill set doesn’t lend itself well to playing a heroine.

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    Katheryn71

    [quote=harlee490]WTF! MS isn’t gay! Geez, is someone trying start something damaging on MS just because they can’t stand the CHARACTER of PHYLLIS? :~ People need to learn to distinguish between character and the actor.
    [/quote]

    Being gay isn’t damaging, except in the eyes of homophobes. That’s not to say that you’re homophobic, but if you think the suggestion that MS might be gay is akin to a smear campaign, I do wonder about your thought process.

    I don’t know enough about the woman to say one way or the other, but I did find the other posters beating around the bush, so to speak, to be humorous.

    I like the character of Phyllis. I find MS attractive and if she played for my team, that would be cool, but if she doesn’t that’s cool, too. It’s not like I’ve got a shot with her either way. ;)

    Oh, I guess to be on topic I should say that I don’t care about Phick or Shick, but I do understand the fine line some soap actors have to walk when they have more than one popular pairing they’re involved with. JM was probably tweeting that more for the fan’s benefit than anything. Shippers will cut a bitch.

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    harlee490

    Katheryn71…My thought process is perfectly intact! I’m as queer as a $3 bill and I never said “being gay is damaging”…I was speaking about fans that causing damage to actor to start vicious rumors. I can care less about if MS is gay or not, do I think she is gay…NO. So if you are so fragile and looking for a political apology and feeling wounded…go bark up another tree sister dear! I don’t have time for your pettiness, thank you. ;)

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    Katheryn71

    [quote=harlee490]Katheryn71…My thought process is perfectly intact! I’m as queer as a $3 bill and I never said “being gay is damaging”…I was speaking about fans that causing damage to actor to start vicious rumors.[/quote]

    Forest meet trees. I guess even queer three dollar bills can be blind, too. Peace, sister.

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    Ryan-Scott

    Amen Harlee!

    Just trashy that fans on this board start gay rumors about cast members they do not know.
    Not to mention it’s straight pussy-shit by hiding behind a keyboard to do so.
    Pathetic.

  38. Profile photo of harlee490
    harlee490

    Divatude58…I LMAO at that line because that’s Phyllis Sommers! I love the catiness between Christine and Phyllis! I like that Christine didn’t back away from Phyllis anymore. If they brought back Christine FT there could be lots of story on the canvas for her. Paul, Phyllis, Nina, Michael etc. I never cared for the character of “Cricket” until she matured and has a backbone now, it fits much better on Christine then the righteous girl scout image.

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    Yoryla

    DivaTude, harlee

    – Exactly! This is why I love the recent scenes between Phyllis & Christine, because Chris is the one person Phyllis can’t act all ladylike with and think she’ll get away with it. Christine has seen it all, been along for every crazy stunt Phyllis has pulled and Phyllis knows that. I so love Christine for tearing the innocent mask down from her!

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    harlee490

    Yoryla…wasn’t the scenes between Phyllis & Christine great! When Phyllis said “bite me” in Christine’s ear, I thought there is the Phyllis fans know and love. I love if Chris came back with a big story, just to be a thorn in Phyllis’s side.

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    Divatude58

    [quote=Yoryla]harlee :)When I wrote how the shoes don’t fit, I was actually thinking exactly of Nikki’s small Manolo Blahnik pumps and Phyllis with a pair of boots and how they really don’t mix – LOL!I wish MS would see how Phyllis works the best as the bitchy antagonist type. See: Dr. Dorian Lord![/quote]

    Agreed. Phyllis and Michelle Stafford is at her best when she is the bitchy antagonist. And being a heroine does not mix with being bitchy, which MS has been currently trying to pull off for almost a year now. It doesn’t work. Heroines don’t say “bite me” in a soft sweet voice and walk off, heroines stand their with doe eyes and take the crap that is being dished.

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    Ringwraiths

    I’m in total agreement that Joshua Morrow had absolutely nothing to apologise for. He spoke about his feelings in regards to the characters of Sharon and Nick belonging together as a couple. He did not insult Stafford or any other actor. He simply spoke about characters and story. I’m in agreement that there are far too many big egos behind the scenes at Y&R which only reflects badly on the show. I hope that Jill Farren Phelps and CBS/Sony will seriously reign in all of this nonsense sooner than later. Sharon and Nick do belong together in my opinion as well.

    It would be a mistake for TPTB to not revisit their love story since they are one of the few super couples that are still around on Y&R. So I hope they put Sharon and Nick back together in a very believable, well written, and romantic story. But first TPTB need to rehab Sharon as a character. Enough of writing her as a weak, self destructive, and crazed shoplifting doormat. They need to write Sharon as a very rootworthy heroine with a backbone.

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    harlee490

    I watched the episode again and the best line of whole episode was when Cricket, Danny, Paul, Nina, Lauren, Michael, Phyllis, Danny, and Phyllis was trying to plant a stiletto in Cricket about “Christine you have slept with every man here you feeling a bit uncomfortable” (paraphrasing) and Lauren chimed in “Well, I had slept with all the men here and I don’t feel uncomfortable” Michael “that’s nice Lauren”. I literally was laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair. That was SO Lauren! That made my day, and look at all the men standing smiling, especially Paul. :love: :love:

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