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25 September 13th, 2012 Julia Pace Mitchell Put On Recurring Status With The Young And The Restless!

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Julia Pace Mitchell who plays Sofia on The Young and the Restless confirmed to CBS Soaps In Depth that she has been bumped to recurring status by the number one show, although the series itself would not comment on her contract status as is their policy.

Mitchell stated she is still thrilled to be in Genoa City:  “I’m so happy to be here.  Every time I come to work, I’m excited to see Jeanne Cooper and Stephen Nichols work. This show has changed my whole life. It’s really cool. These are some of the hardest working actors in show business.”

The actress also revealed she is starting her own hair care company which people can learn about on her website: www.JuliaPaceMitchell.com.

So soapers, what do you think of Sofia’s storylines on Y&R?  Do you think the character has been badly written? Would you like to see Julia have more airtime?  Let us know!

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  1. Christine says:

    I saw this coming, although I saw her more of being let go then put on recurring.

    I don’t care for the character of Sofia anymore. I don’t like that they had her sleep with Neil and then have his baby. It should have been Malcolm or they should have gotten someone else for Neil that was not engaged (broken up, whatever) for him to have a child with.

    The last straw with me with Sofia was when she wanted to up and leave with their son to New York. Now this is just ME, but I have more traditional values about family. Being a stay-at-home mom of two little ones and happily married, I don’t see how they could have justified having Sofia just move with Neil’s son without a second thought from Neil. I mean you just don’t do that. And it is not like Sofia is the better parent since Moses has a nanny. I mean she can’t make an argument that Moses needs her more than his father because they are both working parents and spend about the same amount of time with him. It is not like she stays home or works part time or is on maternity leave to bond with her child.

    Either they have some great story for Sofia with a new love interest or they keep her on recurring (to come out once in a while) like Gloria is feasible. They can bring her out for run-ins with Neil and when Tucker needs to talk business.

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    JustSaying replied

    Chances are they are going to kill off her character so that Neil will have sole custody of their son.

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    Christine replied

    I could see that.

    Christine replied

    Bring Drucilla back. Victoria Rowell and Sharon Case made this show what is today for a lot of us middle aged people. Been watching 34 straight years. They two had me at HELLO <3

    kelly replied

    I really think they need to bring a Malcolm for Sophia and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring Victoria Rowell back as Drucilla for Neil. Lily just re cast Chelsea KILL off.

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  2. Robert says:

    Miss Mitchell is not a good actress. She brings nothing extra in any of her scenes. I can only hope she’s going to be off the show soon. If the new regime has any interest in getting viewership up, they should ask Victoria Rowell to come back as Dru.

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  3. LynandZoe says:

    Isn’t ‘who a character is’ or ‘what a character becomes’ w/n a story, driven for the most part by the writing/storyrunners vision?

    Considering the writers during each of their tenures and understanding that actors should be able to bring certain nuances to even poorly written s/ls, not sure there was much difference in their choice of presentation – just the preceived end result..

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  4. Michael says:

    We can now officially add Genie Francis to the list of actors/actresses being let go from Y&R! Genie was axed by Y&R today due to “budget reasons”. Will Daniel Goddard (Cane) follow her out of town and never return? One can dream!

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    LynandZoe replied

    Oh well –
    GF’s Y&R character was all over the canvas, but there were enjoyable moments. Hope DG does not follow; I know unpopular but saw more acting ability (even with poor s/ls) than with some that are constantly lauded.

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  5. ricardo says:

    breaking news genie francis has been let go due to budget costs. more actors to be fired soon on the young and the restless.

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    CC replied

    Chelsea should of been the first to go and get axed. YUCK enough of pushing that one on us!

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    Peaches replied

    Amen and Amen

  6. kay/kay says:

    Leave town take Moses have him be Malcom’s son and redo the Lily fiasco and make her Neils daughter problem solved. I have a long list of characters you can get rid of just call me.

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    carl replied

    Kay/Kay I got one AX CHELSEA and PHYLLIS How much more can we take of them!

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  7. Scott says:

    Honestly not surprised. The character of Sofia has been through around like a hockey puck since she joined the show, and her needy nature is just not something I like seeing. She’s more a recurring character.

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  8. Rona says:

    I can definitely see Sofia as a recurring character. I’m glad to say she’s going to be around from time to time.

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  9. MK says:

    I though she was already recurring.

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  10. MK says:

    Now its time to bring back Dru! (How many times has Neil been Married since she’s been gone, 2 or 3?)

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  11. Christine says:

    BRING DRUCILLA BACK FOR NEIL AND HERR BFF SHARON > BOTH MY ALL TIME FAVORITES

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  12. Christine says:

    KILL OFF CHELSEA ALREADY! They had to off found her on the street of something. Girl can’t act!!!

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    Peaches replied

    kill off chelsea, her mother and father.

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  13. mo says:

    What storylines? Overall, Sofia has been boring. She did get interesting when she told Harmony to back off, but that’s about it.

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  14. Mary Fergen says:

    Sofia was first introduced as a strong and smart business woman and Tucker’s right hand. Unfortunately, the writing for her character has ruined that first impression by making her drab and needy. Romantic entanglements don’t have to make a person weak, but in this case, they did. It’s too bad….

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  15. SZima says:

    Next step, axed…please? Can’t believe she wasn’t fired with the rest of them or even before some of the ones let go.

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  16. Michelle Arredondo says:

    I would like to see more of Soifa please bring her back as well as Ashley and abby, what are you guys doing! this is number one soap! Ashley is a big part of this soap and I was sad to see her go! \WHAT WERE YOU GUYS THINKING.

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