As we had expected, Daytime Emmy winner Cynthia Watros had announced she is departing The Young and the Restless in the role of Kelly! Watros MTV series, Finding Carter got picked-up by the network and so she will be concentrating her efforts on that show.
However, as also had been rumored, All My Children favorite and Daytime Emmy winning actress, Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie) has been cast as Watros replacement!
Angelica McDaniel, the Sr. VP CBS Daytime tweeted: “We’re all sad to see
@watroswatros leave #YR for her new series on the East Coast. Please RT to welcome @CadyMcClain to Genoa City as Kelly!” TV Guide’s Michael Logan also announced via Twitter the breaking news and he would have more details tomorrow!
Watros made a special tweet to the fans earlier tonight when she stated, “I LOVED being on Y and R. A big hug to the cast and crew! You guys rock! My fans and my not fans. I love you. I hope I didn’t let you down.” She then announced via another tweet her last airdate: “Last day is March 14. So sad to leave.” And Cynthia also welcomed her successor in the role ia another tweet: “Welcome Cady! She will be fantastic. Kelly is one lucky girl:)”
As of this moment, the one and only McClain has not posted a message or tweet on social media, but we assume it will be forthcoming!
So, what do you think about the casting switcheroo? Sad to know Cynthia is exiting Y&R? Happy that Cady McClain is taking over the role? What do you think of the casting choice? Weigh-in!