Over the weekend, news that Hartley Sawyer was out as Kyle Abbott, the son of Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless spread across the Internet. Sawyer first appeared on the number one soap opera back in March of 2013, after replacing Blake Hood in the role.
Daytime Confidential first brought the news to light through their sources, but On-Air On-Soaps was in contact with a CBS and Y&R representative late last night, who confirmed Hartley is wrapping up his run as Kyle! We will bring you his final airdates as soon as they become available!
So, what is going on here? Why is no one catching “soap fire” in the role of Kyle? Many fans were questioning letting Blake Hood go, as around the time of his exit, several viewers were commenting how he was growing on them in the role.
When Hartley Sawyer stepped into the role, he was a very different looking, and had a very different acting style from Hood’s.
What are your thoughts on Sawyer being out at Y&R? Do you want to see the show recast again, or lay the role to rest for now? If it’s recast,who do you think would fit the bill? Weigh-in!