The former executive producer and head writer of The Young and the Restless, Maria Arena Bell spoke to Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now on the CBS soap operas decision to fire Michael Muhney in the pivotal role of Adam Newman.
Bell was the producer who actually hired Muhney under her tenure! In her statement to SOD, she had a few choice words for the decision making process under the current regime.
Maria stated on Muhney: “Michael brought amazing dimension and complexity to the role of Adam Newman, and his and Sharon’s (Sharon Case) was a great dark love story. Sadly, that story was seriously derailed in the last year, so I am not surprised that the show would look for a solution to their problematic storytelling decisions. It will be a tough role to recast.”
So, what you think about Maria’s statement at how since she left the show Adam and Sharon’s love story got derailed? How do you feel about Maria’s remarks on her original hire Michael Muhney? Are there some of you that think she is just adding some fuel to the fire, since she is no longer presiding over the series, when she talks about “their problematic storytelling decisions”? Or, do you agree with Maria? Let us know!