One of the most most sensational actresses ever to appear on daytime is finishing up her run today after 16 years on The Young and the Restless! Daytime Emmy winner Michelle Stafford, who recently made the decision to depart the number one CBS soap after portraying one of the best female characters on daytime, Phyllis Summers Newman, is moving on to new career adventures.
In a statement just a short time ago on her facebook page, Stafford related to her colleagues and friends: “Today i finish my 15 year gig at my job… Wow!! I’m excited and sad.I so LOVE the people I work with! I suppose if I was a person who didn’t believe in future I would think that this was it for me…but i don’t feel that way. There is SOOOO much out there. I am very excited to live a new life. I am so grateful that these guys employed me for so many years. Honored and humbled that Bill Bell hand picked me to play this crazy,funny,damaged woman by saying in the meeting “I want the one in the red dress” I suppose i should thank Calvin Klein as well…It’s been a wild ride that has finally come to a stop.I feel nothing but love man. Nothing but love…”
In addition, Michelle also took her Twitter page to relate to her fans: “Getting ready to do my last day at work!! I will be posting pics for you so y’all can be a part of it! Have LOVED this job SO much! I will air on the show through July into the beginning of Aug! There is much more to see!! VERY fun story with many twists!! Trust me.”
So soap fans, what would you like to say here to Michelle for 16 years of playing the heck out of Phyllis with each storyline and each scene she has had? Share your thoughts!