Cynthia Watros OUT at The Young and The Restless?





Could daytime and primetime veteran Cynthia Watros (Kelly) be exiting The Young and the Restless? Last week, it was reported Watros' MTV pilot, Finding Carter, was picked up for 10 epsiodes.

Now, according to Soap Opera Digest, a casting call has been sent out for someone similar to the mysterious Kelly. The show is looking for a blonde woman in her mid-30's-to-40's who:

Has been down a difficult path in life, but is beginning to live again.

So for Y&R is keeping mum on the casting scuttlebutt. Who do you think should replace Watros as Kelly? Sound off in the comments!

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33 Responses

  1. Profile photo of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    If this is true then too bad. While it seems few on these boards have warmed at all to her, I think she’s done a fantastic job since she came on(even if the Billy grief sex was a tired and wrong-headed move story-wise).

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    Dyllan

    Please don’t recast the character and just write her off (hell, I would accept a murder mystery…that bad). My issue with the character was not the actress, but how unnecessary Kelly was to any storyline.

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    harlee490

    OH! hell, I love CW and I do like the character and she was just getting interesting in the story.

    If JFP hires a quickie GH actor for the recast I will be pissed. Enough of that nonsense because there are plenty of other actors unemployed from CBS’s defunct soaps that could fill the role! :)

    Couple of suggests Kelley Menighan Hensley, Gina Tognoni or even go in a different direction which I would even love more would be Wendy Moniz because she could play anything as CW… :love:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX_vDcMRnGA :love: :love: :love:

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    harlee490

    [quote=]My only pick for a recast could be Kelly Sullivan even though she’s from GH which I also watch.[/quote]

    Absolutely Negative! Not for me because I saw some her material on GH when at the work when Rob had GH on and I thought she was horrendous :Sp …NO more GH people YR has had its fill for now, there are plenty of talent who wasn’t on GH JFP & crew could cast.

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    Restless Fan

    I hope she sticks around. Plus in this day and age there is not guarantee a new show will go past one season. If she does in fact leave, I’d rather the show write Kelly out. They have had too many recasts and her character, as new as she is, could be shelved for awhile.

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    SoapSnob

    If Y&R plans to develop this character – and it appears they are – Cady McClain is my pick. Cynthia Watros is not a favorite actress of mine and, to me, she plays this role too… harsh. Victoria – and everyone else – should have realized by now that she and Billy boinked. However, that may be more indicative of the writing and direction.

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    really

    [quote=harlee490][quote=]My only pick for a recast could be Kelly Sullivan even though she’s from GH which I also watch.[/quote]

    Absolutely Negative! Not for me because I saw some her material on GH when at the work when Rob had GH on and I thought she was horrendous :Sp …NO more GH people YR has had its fill for now, there are plenty of talent who wasn’t on GH JFP & crew could cast.[/quote]

    Totally agree with you Kelly Sullivan is a horrendous actress. But I think she has a good chance of getting this. And I imagine if you’re a YR fan you’d rather Kelly come on as Kelly then Phyliss recast like many soap media outlets are pushing.

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    Yoryla

    Utterly agree with harlee on Kelly Sullivan! She is not needed anywhere on the soap canvas!

    Even though the character and story around her were empty and unnecessary in the beginning, Cynthia Watros has made herself a place on this show and shouldn’t leave NOW of all times. She’s a great actress, she just needs a more fitting storyline.

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    Cyberologist

    [quote=ChrisGa]If this is true then too bad. While it seems few on these boards have warmed at all to her, I think she’s done a fantastic job since she came on(even if the Billy grief sex was a tired and wrong-headed move story-wise).[/quote]

    I liked it storywise, it was soapy good soap; Victoria had sucked the life out of him for me so enjoyed seeing him with someone else for a minute. I had no problem with Kelly either though…I just wonder if she was going to wind up pregnant and all that. I’ve always been a Watros fan congrats on her pilot wish her luck; I’ll check her out over there.

    ‘one’ more GH actor I’ve “always wanted Becky Herbst” on YR long before Jill came on board so please just this one more….she’s not looking to bounce or anything like that but I always wanted her as MacKenzie…

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    Divatude58

    [quote=SoapSnob]If Y&R plans to develop this character – and it appears they are – Cady McClain is my pick. Cynthia Watros is not a favorite actress of mine and, to me, she plays this role too… harsh. Victoria – and everyone else – should have realized by now that she and Billy boinked. However, that may be more indicative of the writing and direction.[/quote]

    Yes…Cady McClain….Yeeeees! Although, I do think that they can stand to cast older if it is for Jack.

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    Mets82

    I like Kelly Sullivan but if they dont get her, then they should write her out. What are they going to do when Billy and her tryst comes out? I mean who would she turn to? Not like she has any friends in GC.

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    logan_echolls

    There is no need for this character. Let Snitch(?) come between Billy and Victoria. There doesn’t need to be another woman coming in between them.

    Also Jack has Hillary. He doesn’t need this Kelly to romance. I love the chemistry between Jack and Hillary.

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    Divatude58

    [quote=logan_echolls]There is no need for this character. Let Snitch(?) come between Billy and Victoria. There doesn’t need to be another woman coming in between them.Also Jack has Hillary. He doesn’t need this Kelly to romance. I love the chemistry between Jack and Hillary.[/quote]

    Devon has Hilary…Jack very much needs this Kelly romance. Besides, I like Hilary and want her around for a long time. I don’t see a romance with Jack providing any longevity for the character. She would be gone in 6 months like all Jack’s other pairings. He’s the kiss of death. Just no.

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    blake3b

    [quote=harlee490]OH! hell, I love CW and I do like the character and she was just getting interesting in the story.

    If JFP hires a quickie GH actor for the recast I will be pissed. Enough of that nonsense because there are plenty of other actors unemployed from CBS’s defunct soaps that could fill the role! :)

    Couple of suggests Kelley Menighan Hensley, Gina Tognoni or even go in a different direction which I would even love more would be Wendy Moniz because she could play anything as CW… :love:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX_vDcMRnGA :love: :love: :love:[/quote]

    OMG harlee I would kill to have Wendy Moniz back on TV, and she needs to play a bitch because she does it to PERFECTION!!!!

    If not WM then Gina Tognoni would kill it too! I have no idea why a beautiful, sexy, two-time Emmy winner like Gina is not on another soap!

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    Santa_Barbara_4Ever

    I thought Kelly Sullivan did a great job on GH with the material she was given. Her acting was never the problem…..it was the writing of her character. Let’s not forget….she doesn’t pick what she says or does on the air!

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    really

    [quote=Santa_Barbara_4Ever]I thought Kelly Sullivan did a great job on GH with the material she was given. Her acting was never the problem…..it was the writing of her character. Let’s not forget….she doesn’t pick what she says or does on the air![/quote]

    Completely true she didn’t write the show, however, she did make her acting choices and she was God awful IMO. The curtain chewing, the eyebrows, the screaming/screeching all her lines. She is a bad actress.

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    harlee490

    Drewz,

    [quote=drewz]Kelly and Stitch are siblings, right ?[/quote]

    This could be an interesting twist and you could be on something and using this down the road….hmmm they are related….I actually would like this idea.

    In my perfect Arte Johnson voice “very interesting” ;)

    I’m tired of all this casting which has been happening since JFP took control, we thought MAB was bad but JFP has got her beaten. :O We all know that this character is being developed if so, I just want an actor from one of CBS’s soap NOT another one from GH or ABC…enough already. Just show some loyalty to us CBS viewers that we know and recognize…. :love: ;)

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    pferrando

    She’s fallen too far into the role for me to want a recast now.

    Can’t they just temporarily write her off, and have her return, or film ahead before she leaves.

    I did not like her at first, but her dynamic with Sean C. is great.

    Too many casting issues with YR (I agree harlee) have me skittish about ANYONE JFP picks.

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    Yoryla

    [quote=really]Completely true she didn’t write the show, however, she did make her acting choices and she was God awful IMO. The curtain chewing, the eyebrows, the screaming/screeching all her lines. She is a bad actress.[/quote]

    TOTALLY agree. She is God awful! Totally unconvincing as fashionista Kate and way over the top as Connie.

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    FoxCrane

    I might guess that CW could actually do both shows, if scheduled properly, but TPTB could be looking at this as an opportunity to recast with someone who looks more believable with David Tom, especially if they’re going to make the Kelly character longer-term (with a pregnancy storyline rumored to be on the horizon). And I wouldn’t worry too much about any dynamic with Sean Carrigan. Ben seems to have some kind of dynamic with just about everyone. Carrigan’s that kind of actor. That’s probably why they upgraded him to contract the same week they knew Billy Miller was leaving. He’ll be the next man to carry scenes with Ameila Heinle. .. lol!

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    Ryan45212

    i hope she can stay and do both. I like her work very much sadly the writers have not given her much to do til lately. I know todays episode where Billy was telling Victoria it meant nothing you could just see she felt like nothing. And one scene a while back when her and stitch got into it gave you signs of a woman who could easily lose it.. I dont know long there story is filmed ahead of but if this starts getting juicy here its gonna be even harder to replace her.. When they write to her and give her something to do she brings everyones performance up too.. Hopefully she can do both.

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