Robert Newman left the young and the restless
The young and the restless (Y&R) actor Robert Newman bid farewell to Genoa City.
In a video addressed to fans, Newman revealed that his contract with the CBS soap opera has come to an end.
“I think it’s fitting now for me to finally be able to say thank you so much for letting me be part of the legacy of this great show,” Newman announced. in the videowhich was shared on Twitter.
His departure comes at a time when the fate of his character, Ashland Locke, is shrouded in mystery. The last time Y&R viewers saw him, he was unconscious and bleeding. Shortly after, he had either escaped or someone had removed his body.
“Just to clarify, the scenes you saw – Ashland dying at the hands of Nick – were, in fact, my last scenes on the show, the end of my contract,” Robert explained, confirming Locke’s demise in the process. .
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In parting ways, Newman had nothing but fond words for his castmates and co-workers.
“Congratulations to the cast and crew of The young and the restless, who are just fantastic, great people to work with,” he enthused. “I couldn’t have been happier about it.”
He also acknowledged viewers who were on the fence about his recast, which happened due to the surprise firing of Richard Burgi, the actor who originated the role of Ashland Locke.
“I really enjoyed playing the character,” Newman continued. “I hope you enjoyed seeing me in the role. I know for some of you it was a difficult transition from working Richard.
Newman recorded his farewell video from Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he is preparing for a play.
“Again thank you very much. It was really a very beautiful moment, “he added. “And maybe I will see you again one day. You never know!”
It wouldn’t be the first time an actor said he quit a soap opera, only to later reveal it was wrong!
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