Y&R is recasting Adam

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Y&R is recasting Adam
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Mon, 05-25-2009 - 9:11am
Adam Recast on YOUNG AND RESTLESS!
A new Adam will be wreaking havoc in the Newman household on Y&R, a show spokesperson confirms. Y&R has recast Chris Engen with seasoned actor Michael Muhney, who starred on VERONICA MARS and THE HUNTRESS, and has done guest spots on many prime-time series, including WITHOUT A TRACE, CHARMED, JAG and CSI: MIAMI


 

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 3:41pm

I'm very surprised by this news...




 

 

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 8:18pm
Maybe they're doing the recast so that they can take the character in a new direction?


 

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 12:51pm

Yea, its probable that the audience is more accepting of an "evil" character after the actor has been replaced. But still...they have Adam spying on Victor and Ashley, he even has a camera IN Ashley's bedroom.




 

 

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 3:12pm
Engen Speaks Out
Chris Engen, who last airs as YOUNG AND RESTLESS's Adam on June 24, has commented on the recent controversy and mystery surrounding his sudden departure from the role he created in 2008.

Engen posted this statement on his MySpace page on Tuesday, May 26. It began as follows:

"Good Day. This is the first time in my life that I address an audience so vast and varied. There are a number of heated topics that have become entwined with my recent decision to quit my job, and I feel there are a number of truths that deserve to be stated, a number of untruths that deserve to be rectified, and a few of my own ideas that, by way of circumstance, I am compelled to inject into the debate. This is the only statement I intend to make regarding this subject."

Engen made it clear that it was his choice to leave the role and that he did not storm off the set, as several postings online hinted at. He made no comment on the rumor that he was upset at an upcoming story point where Adam would kiss a man.

"True — I was not comfortable with many of the challenges they presented before me, but I put my head down and did my job," Engen continues. "The fact that I had an opportunity as ostensibly attractive and lucrative as this, particularly in difficult economic times and with so many talented actors and industry professionals out of work was, of course, more than reason enough to be grateful. I considered it part of the challenge and within my job description to do the best with whatever storyline was being written for me, as I was very fortunate to be getting a storyline in the first place. I understand that the writers have a very difficult task. They accomplish more in a week than what other shows do in over a month. I never stormed off the set, nor have I stormed off any set in my 18 years of struggle as an artist. I felt generally unhappy about my contribution to the show, and had greater and greater difficulty making any sense of the challenges they were asking me to face. If that makes me a limited actor, then so be it. I was allowed ONE meeting with Maria Bell, and I called in sick ONCE in my 16 months on the show. In the end, I didn’t feel that decisions were being made in my best interests, personally or professionally."

Y&R didn't make any statement regarding the reasons for Engen's departure only that Michael Muhney (VERONICA MARS, THE HUNTRESS) would be taking over the role. His first airdate is June 25.

For Engen's entire statement, go here.



 

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 4:37pm

oh oh...


Hey...when I was looking up more information I found a very telling article at Soap Central about Rafe being the first major gay character on a soap.




 

 

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 7:38pm
SoapCentral is the *only* site to ever "slap my hand" for posting their content, so no, we don't get anything from that site anymore.


 

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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 2:07am

Rafe is the latino lawyer.




 

 

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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 8:40am
Ohhhhh okay, now I'm totally getting it.