Social media has been abuzz over the status of The Young and the Restless Cady McClain, whose character of Kelly Andrews recently has gone off the rails. McClain, took to her facebook page on Wednesday to share her thoughts, and what she could of her status with the number one soap opera where if you read between the lines does not look so good for the character of Kelly and McClain with the series.
Cady related to her fans: ” I’ll tell you what. I’m going to level with you. It’s been a very hard few weeks. A LOT has been going on. When the time comes to talk more about it, I will. I promise. Right now all I can say is it’s about to get really, really intense on the air shows. And it’s worth watching. It’s like nothing I’ve ever acted or been involved with story-wise before. I totally understand that the character of “Kelly” drives some people crazy. But please remember, I am just the actress. I’m glad to occasionally be given the opportunity to entertain you, whether it’s on Y&R or elsewhere. And if you love the character or hate her, it’s all good. Maybe just don’t tag me when you hate on her, please, because my work means something to me. I hold the characters I get to create close to my heart. Maybe that’s “over-sensitive” of me but I don’t know how else to be without turning into a hard woman. And I’m already tougher than I want to be.
Daytime TV has been very, very good to me and I am so grateful for everything it’s given me. And daytime fans have been beyond amazing. I can always count on you. As for comments and stuff: it’s a free country. I don’t want to tell you how to feel or try and control how you act on social media, but please try and remember I’m a real, live, human being on the other end of some of those unfriendly comments. That’s all. Just please try and remember that. Because I do. I know you’re all real, live human beings. That’s why I have never passed on my social media to a company or even a PR person. It’s always me. Always. Maybe that’s foolish but I enjoy the connection. If there’s one thing I understand, it’s loneliness.
Believe it or not, I really do. I don’t wanna lie to you about anything but I also don’t want to jump the shark and ruin a cool storyline. So it’s best I don’t say anything until you see it for yourselves and make up your own mind about what it means. It’s a mystery, and nothing’s worse than someone telling you what happens before you read the book.
As for me, the actor, the person who plays “Kelly,” I feel like I have a broken heart. Is that because I’m too close to “Kelly” or too close to my work? Do I care too much? Maybe. Probably. I don’t know. But I guess I’m just that kind of actor.And that’s all I can say.”
What do you think about Cady’s message? What do you think has happened? Do you understand and respect her wish that fans try to stop posting unfriendly messages to her as the actress, when she is just playing a character she was given to portray on a daytime soap opera? Weigh-in below!