The rumors spread fast and furious all week long that The Young and the Restless looked like it was recasting the role of Lily Winters played by Daytime Emmy winner Christel Khalil. As information came to light it seems contract talks were again the culprit, so the number one soap put out a casting call for her replacement.
Khalil spoke to MSN.com and revealed, “I want to stay. I heard a rumor someone said I was deciding to leave, but it’s not really working that way. There’s something I want that they don’t want to give to me. It hurts. I thought I would be worth what I thought I was worth to them, but I guess I’m not. It would be very weird to see someone brand-new try to come in. It’s sad, because this is like my family. I’ve been here 10 years. I just wanted a few less restrictions, which I feel I deserve. It’s mainly about restrictions, and money. I guess they wanted all or nothing.”
MSN went on to say that Christel hopes things can work out in the final hours of negotiations, but confirmed it is not looking good. So what do you think should be done here soapers? Work a deal with Khalil? Or recast? Let us know!