I have to admit, I didn’t know a whole lot about Billy Miller but I certainly noticed the uproar that spun out of the news that he was walking away from his role on The Young and the Restless. He is clearly a hardcore fan favorite that seems to have been given no other choice than to leave the show thanks in big part to the changes ushered in under the tutelage of Jill Farren Phelps. Not that he said that exactly. He didn’t point fingers or blame anyone directly when he sat for an interview that appears in the Dec. 30th print edition of Soap Opera Digest.
Instead Billy simply explains that he needs to try other things to know exactly what the full range of his acting abilities might be. In the past he (and other Y&R actors) had no problem taking time away from the show to pursue other outside projects but that is no longer a possibility. Either you have both feet in or else you need to take both feet elsewhere and that was the choice that Billy made. Its interesting because he insists that he doesn’t necessarily believe that a better job is waiting for him, he still loves Y&R. He just needs to do something different because in the past, every time he did he always came back to the character of Billy more excited to play him.
So let’s get this straight- this guy loves this character, loves this whole work environment and thinks it may end up being the best job he’ll ever have and yet Jill let him walk away! Billy doesn’t rule out a return to daytime and one thing is for sure, his cast mates on Y&R sure as hell don’t want to see him leave! Are you surprised that after all of this Jill let Billy walk away from the show? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below! We also heear rumors that Billy might just drift over to General Hospital for a BIG role!