In the latest issue of CBS Soaps in Depth, on newstands today, The Young and the Restless actress Amelia Heinle (Victoria) reveals it was her real-life hubby Thad Luckinbill's (JT) decision to quit the sudser, stating Luckinbill decided not to renew his contract. Here's what else the vastly improved of late actress had to say:
It's a blessing in disguise," Heinle declares. "He's never been in this position before. [He] is going to grow as a person and as an actor. I hope he gets a cop show! He's done guest roles on primetime because he was working on Y&R. Now that he has nothing holding him back, you just wait — he's going to [succeed even more]. I know it. He's going to be so happy that this has happened."
Hmm, he decided to quit, but it's a blessing in disguise?? (Scratches head). Okie dokey! For more from Heinle, check out this week's CBS Soaps in Depth.
While my crabby pants cohorts have yet to be seduced by the majesty that is Villy, I won't let them diminish the immense pleasure I feel seeing my current, fave CBS soap couple on the cover of this week's CBS Soaps In Depth. Billy and Victoria (Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle) are so scrumptious together, I want to sop them up with a low carb biscuit!
It's so nice to have some reason to say something kind about The Young and the Restless for a change. Check out the teaser blurb below previewing Villy's wedding, where that stinky, old Victor (Eric Braeden) tries to eff up the best love story Genoa City has going! READ MORE
TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting the stunt-casting bonanza over at The Young and the Restless continues. Y&R has hired Father Knows Best star Elinor Donahue to act as a judge who officiates Billy (Billy Miller) and Victoria's (Amelia Heinle) wedding slated for Sept 8 (my birthday of all days). Head writer Scott Hamner stated,
Relationship and romance is partly about trying to achieve a retro-fantasy of better, simpler times — bringing Elinor on amps up that homage to the perfect family," says Y&R co-head writer Scott Hamner. "We have great admiration for Elinor. She's an iconic part of our collective psyche and it seemed like we couldn't do it without her. We love her!"
The sound you hear is my head exploding all over the DC offices.
We soap lovers can be as scathing as the most hardcore sports fan when it seems our favorite daytime players are asleep on the bench or the writing team is making bad plays. Though I find myself cursing at my TV for some of the recent shenanigans on The Young and the Restless, it’s a reason why I still tune in, and the good must be acknowledged. Giving props where they are due, I want to speak on three things that I’m loving right now about Y&R.
I know, I know. This revelation is going to cause a lot of DC's readers and listeners to scratch their heads (much like I did at learning those twins belong to Sheila this week. Sigh. Maria, Maria, Maria.), not to mention my podcast co-hosts, but I admit it. I love me some Billy (Billy Miller) and Victoria (Amelia Heinle)! Listen, I am as shocked by this development as anyone, but I do, I adore this pairing that I was so prepared to hate.
It could be that Billy and Vicky's burgeoning, realistic love story, fraught with decades' worth of PLAUSIBLE conflict betwixt two warring dynasties is the only tale worth watching on what is quickly becoming a soap operatic train wreck of ginormous, LML-like proportions, featuring one insanely-stupid, stupid STUPID lookalike story after another (more on that later) or it could simply be that Miller is bringing out something fun and mischievous in Heinle, which is translating very well onscreen.
Yep, it's offical. Heinle has been Millered! Now then, can Magic Miller (he's been upgraded from Killer as a result of his latest successful assignment) go sit next to Maria, Hogan and Scott when they write the rest of the show, so his wonderful goodness can inspire and/or rub off on their writing, before Victor's twin Lictor comes to town to, oh I don't know, eats all of the horses on the Newman ranch because their caretaker at the orphanage fed Victor more curds and whey than Lictor?