Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cynthia Watros Leaving THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Cady McClain To Replace Her As Kelly

Cynthia Watros won at the 2013 Indie Series Awards as
Best Lead Actress - Comedy.
Cynthia Watros is leaving THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and Cady McClain will replace her as "Kelly Andrews," according to Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment. Watros will shoot her final scenes March 14 and will last air April 16.

"We're all sad to see @watroswatros leave #YR for her new series on the East Coast. Please RT to welcome @CadyMcClain to Genoa City as Kelly!" tweeted McDaniel.

"Last day is March 14. So sad to leave," confirmed Watros via @wtroswatros, her Twitter account. "Welcome Cady! She will be fantastic. Kelly is one lucky girl :)" she added.

Watros will be starring in FINDING CARTER, a new primetime, scripted MTV series just confirmed for 12 episodes. She will be shooting the series in Atlanta over the next five months. She was a fan favorite on LOST and may be most fondly remembered for her work as "Annie Dutton" on GUIDING LIGHT.

"I LOVED being on Y and R. A big hug to the cast and crew! You guys rock! My fans and my not fans. I love you."

"I hope I didn't let you down," she added. "I love Kelly...James Blake, retrograde. I dedicate this to her."

The reference is to the new torch song release by English electronic music star James Blake on his album Overgrown, with the lyrics:

Suddenly I’m hit
It's the starkness of the dawn
And your friends are gone
And your friends won’t come
So show me where you fit
McClain, who won Emmy Awards for her work on ALL MY CHILDREN and AS THE WORLD TURNS, begins taping on March 26 and will first be seen April 16.


  1. I'm going to miss Cynthia but at least they hired a good actress as her replacement.

  2. She is 44 years old..a little old being opposite Billy, isn't it?

  3. Cynthia is 45, Cady is 44. Essentially the same age.

    David Tom is 35, Billy Miller, 34. Essentially the same age (though yes, Tom looks younger).

  4. Luv u Cady...sooo happy ur on board!2

  5. Correction....David Tom is only in his early 20's ... he looks like a child next to Kelly.

  6. In respect for David Tom, he should be recast in a different soap. He doesn't fit on Y&R and became the victim of the ire of Billy Miller. I've not read about anyone being happy with DT playing Billy Abbott. There's absolutely no chemistry with Victoria Newman. Another iff JFP's huge casting errors!!! Don't think JFP knows how to do her job, recasts her FOJ's and repeats story lines used on her earlier soaps. No originality!!!

    1. I agree! Mr.Tom is not good opposite of Victoria.

      He's like a little brother not a father and husband. Even his voice is teenage like.

      I like Tom but not for this part.

  7. You are absolutely right. Same story line different year. CBS had a lot of great actors when GL and ATWT canceled. However enjoyed today's banter between Caroline aka Lindsey and Noah aka Bobby Adamson about how they knew each other in a past life and Caroline has a "Bun in the oven, kidding that's a cinnamon bun," she sent out to her Twitter followers. Good Luck Cynthia enjoyed every second of every performance. Great to have you on daytime while we did. Sorry Cady not a YR FIT!!! Let's bring in some CBS daytime family blood...

  8. I really liked Cady, she is a very great actress. Not fond of all these cast changes at all. I have been watching this show for over35 years and I am about done watching

  9. I mean Cynthia. I don't like Cady at all and never have.

  10. how about we just get rid of JILL FARREN PHELPS......!!?!??!?!