Billy Miller's win for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance as the grieving Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless was bittersweet for viewers. The popular actor left the soap earlier this year, when he failed to come to terms with the show on a new contract.
His heartfelt speech thanking his costars and family for instilling Texas-style work ethic in him reminded fans why they loved him so much.
Recently, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan tweeted Miller was close to signing a contract with General Hospital. Many fans speculated he would be a recast for the role of Jason Morgan, previously played by Y&R's Steve Burton.
In the press room following his win, Miller claimed his future is wide open. Since leaving Y&R, he's filmed a role as a Navy recruiter in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie American Sniper, which stars Bradley Cooper. Miller proclaimed Eastwood is the "coolest guy in the world."
Miller sung the praises of his co-star, and fellow Emmy winner, Amelia Heinle, saying, "Anything we got to do is fun. Amelia and I have been working for so long now... Even the stuff with Delia, we were able to have a great time.We just had a great time, so I’m lucky."
He deflected a question about whether Y&R approached him to come back when the show decided David Tom, who replaced him, was no longer right for the part.
When asked how he knew it was the right time to leave Y&R, Miller said only, "You don’t really see around corners. Sometimes the corner just comes up on you. We’ll see what happens and who knows?"
Savvy fans will note Miller did not issue a firm denial about joining GH. Stay tuned.