Amelia Heinle Inks New Contract With The Young and the Restless

While Billy Miller's (Billy Abbott) fate at The Young and the Restless is up in the air, the popular actor's leading lady is definitely staying put! Sources have confirmed Amelia Heinle has inked a new deal to continue playing heiress and occasional mogulette Victoria Newman.

The Loving and All My Children alum has been playing the role of Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki Newman's (Melody Thomas Scott) daughter since 2005.  

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  1. Profile photo of LaDivaYR

    Not my favorite actress on the show but I give her props for showing some growth these last few months. Also props for landing that hot husband of hers (swooooon) and keeping him happy all these years.

    So remember bitches, don’t hate… emulate!

    Congrats, Amelia.

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    Well I haven’t been thrilled with the writing and portrayal of Victoria since AH came on board. Maybe she’ll win me over during this new contract. If I can’t adjust to her at least I’ve already adjusted to not giving a whoop about the character.

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    Good for her and the show.

    I need as many legacy characters on the show as possible with Phelps lurking the halls plotting God knows what.

    Now we need Miller to get signed.

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    RealityCheck 33

    Heather Tom will never return as Victoria. She’ll always be the REAL Victoria Newman. Amelia plays her as a patsy to her father Satan. Such crap. Good luck honey. You better pray that Billy Miller re-signs because he carries you day-in and day-out.

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    I love Amelia Heinle. She’s such a natural beauty and definitely one of my favourite actresses. So happy she renewed! Oh, and her hair is gorgeous, love it all natural. You guys should get over it now, and move on.

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    I would love to know what dirt Amelia has on the writers because she is not earning that paycheck because of her acting. Pretty girl (when she combs her hair), but can’t act for shit.

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    After eight years I’m still not used to her in the role as Victoria Newman. I wish that they would recast to have the chance to give the character some strength back, but I guess that won’t happen.

    I see her almost in the same category as Josh Taylor on DAYS. Two recasts that are just not working but manage to stay on their shows. At times this industry is just really weird.

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    I just wish the show would get rid of the character all together until they can find an ACTUAL actress to play the role the way it was meant to be played, bitchy and can stand up to TGVN!

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    [quote=RealityCheck 33]Heather Tom will never return as Victoria. She’ll always be the REAL Victoria Newman. Amelia plays her as a patsy to her father Satan. Such crap. Good luck honey. You better pray that Billy Miller re-signs because he carries you day-in and day-out.[/quote]

    Agreed! And you’re especially right about the Billy comment. If he wasn’t in most of her scenes, I’d FF all of them. As it is, I FF most/all of the ones W/O Billy.

    She’s a very pretty girl, but too wishy-washy with her father, the biggest a$$ on daytime.

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    Hey let’s rehire David Tom to play Billy and then talk Heather Tom into coming back as Victoria and see how uncomfortable that would be! Can you imagine a brother and sister playing spouses? Well obviously they wouldn’t be doing any kissing or anything but the fights would be awesome. LOL I never could get my head wrapped around Billy and Victoria together anyway because of the incest connection.
    Love the hairbrush contract but honestly I wouldn’t give that particular hairbrush a contract at a dog kennel! Girl needs to get that hair under control once and for all. She also needs to take some acting lessons! ASAP. Oh and get a backbone too. She’s playing Victoria eff’n Newman not a wall flower. Where is the spunk and the steel coldness?

  11. Profile photo of JasamForever

    And what is her husband, Thad Luckingbill doing now? Is he just not acting anymore? The last time I saw him on a show was a couple of years ago, on Nikita. He actually is a decent actor.

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    Have to say I like AH…have liked her since Loving/The City & AMC.

    Why blame the actress for the crappy way the writers have been writing her?

    Seriously, you guys are mean….just sayin’.

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    [quote]Why blame the actress for the crappy way the writers have been writing her?[/quote]

    Because its not the writing, but the actress. AH has hands down received the best writing out of all the women on this show and she just brings shit to the table.

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    She’s actually done a great job with the Delia storyline.

    I like her too. She’s not the best Victoria, but her take on the role is fine in the current writing environment.

    I could name 5-6 actresses on other soaps who pale next to her.

    The fact that Phelps resigned her means she’ll keep having story.

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    Chilly Fan 25

    This really doesn’t surprise me. While Amelia Heinle is a lovely person she is simply a weak actress, and I am sure she is scared to death that Billy Miller might not resign. The only things AH’s Victoria is good for is whining, crying, and pandering to Daddy. And oh goodie, we get some more of her weak acting. Can’t wait!

  16. Profile photo of ChrisGa

    Well, gotta say I’m not surprised about this one. While I’ll give it to her that she’s been pretty damn great during this whole running-down-a-stray-child storyline, the last four weeks don’t erase the last EIGHT YEARS of flat, uncharismatic work from her. Granted, she’s hardly the worst actress to ever hit daytime–her recent work has reminded me that it wasn’t my imagination playing tricks with me back in the day after all and that she actually was in fact quite good on Loving and AMC–and it’s a given that few can breathe the rarefied air of the estimable Heather Tom. But this was a very good opportunity to pull the ol’ “taking the character in a different direction” spiel and bring in a powerhouse and remind people that, not for nothing, was Victoria Newman named after her father. As soapjunkie correctly put it, she’s to Y&R what Josh Taylor is to DAYS.

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    I loved Amelia a million years ago as Steffi on “Loving”. I didn’t care for her during her time on AMC (more her character I believe), and while I am a huge Heather Tom fan, I have grown to accept her as Victoria. I think Amelia has really grown as an actress since she joined the soap.

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    Considering she’s signed her contract, I doubt she has anything to be scared of.

    If you mean that she won’t be paired with Miller, he’ll be recast and the show will go on.

    Phelps has used her A LOT since coming aboard…even more than I’d like, but I like the Newman clan, so I’m a happy camper. (Since Heather T. isn’t available.)

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