In a brand new interview with Soaps.com, Emily O’Brien (Jana) who was just pink slipped from The Young and the Restless discussed what happened behind the scenes that led to her being let-go, offered her heartfelt “thank you” to the viewers, and what she might try next in her career. Here are a few excerpts below!
O’Brien on how she found out the powers-that-be axed her! “ I was on a run and my manager called me to say I was let go. If someone could have taken a photograph of me, I would have looked like I had just been electrocuted. I was thinking all these things. How am I going to say goodbye to this incredible role?”
O’Brien on the reasoning Y&R gave her for her being let-go: “They said that they’re trying to get back to the core families. I think it had something to do with the ratings, and I understand that.”
Make sure to read the entire interview with Emily, who will be sorely missed as Jana Hawkes!