November 28, 2015 | Updated at 07:03 AM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Michelle Stafford, 'Young and the Restless' Actress, Quits Show? [VIDEO]

Michelle Stafford has reportedly quit the Young and the Restless

By Stephanie Guerilus, EnStars on May 21, 2013 09:45 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Michelle Stafford
Actress Michelle Stafford arrives for the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada May 15, 2007. (UNITED STATES) (Photo : REUTERS/Steve Marcus)

Michelle Stafford, the Emmy Award winning star of The Young and the Restless, has reportedly quit the CBS drama.

Sources close to the fan favorite, who originated the role of Phyllis Summers in 1994, confirmed to E! News that she would be exiting on Monday. Stafford previously left the show in 1997 after winning her first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and joined Aaron Spelling's short lived drama, Pacific Palisades. The character of Phyllis was recast with Sandra Nelson during her absence but Stafford returned to the role in 2000.

Since returning to the role, Stafford won another Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series category in 2004. The actress has been nominated overall 10 times, with her most recent nomination being this year for Lead Actress at the upcoming June ceremony.

Michael Fairman published an article with the two time Emmy Winner on May 19 following the recognition by her peers. She did not allude to possibly exiting the soap opera but only shared her feelings about another nomination. Stafford was happy for the honor but tempered her expectations.

"It is a validation of your work, but you put to much credence on it. If you think it means that you're good, or not good, it can screw with your head, that's all," Stafford said.

Stafford also revealed the scenes she submitted for Emmy consideration. One involved a confrontation between her character and nemesis Christine Blair. Phyllis had just gotten away with her nearly killing her rival and was mad, but Stafford said she wanted to play the scenes differently.

"The thing was, Phyllis already won. She got off for the crime. So when you already won, you don't need to throw it to be mad, because you won! I put some gloating in there! Like, "I'm free, b--ch!",' Stafford said.

Stafford has not publicly commented on the matter and neither has CBS, but soap insiders believe that the role may be recast once more.

"Hearing Michelle Stafford is out. #YR Phyllis will exit canvas but her character may not leave town," Nelson Branco, a producer at CITY TV's Breakfast Television, tweeted Tuesday.

If a new actress does step into the role, she would be tackling a storyline that many fans have waited Stafford to play for years. It has recently been teased that Phyllis will find out that ex-husband Nick Newman lied about being the father of her daughter Summer is.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Tagged :   Michelle Stafford

Latest News

Diamond jewelry is always a safe bet on Valentine's Day

Get The Best Deals For Jewelry This Cyber Monday!

It's time to get your reasonably priced bling on!

Portal Turret Voice

MorpHex + Portal Turret Voice

Here is a robot that comes along with a unique sound effect voice. So unique that you would never want it to stop speaking.

Life Hack 2015

Ready-To-Go Pasta Singles

Easy to make pasta singles, all in just under 5 minutes.

when dogs and babies collide

When Dogs & Babies Collide

See this adorable reaction between dogs and babies.

COD: Black Ops 3

Michelle Rodriguez & Other Celebrities Visits Activision's 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3'

Even celebrities are hooked! Check out these celebrities who visited the studio and played 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3'

Black Friday History

Why Is It Called 'Black Friday'? The Origin & Story Revealed

This year’s Black Friday sale attracted well over 300 million buyers but just what made it history’s biggest bargain event?

Mom Pranks Son back

YouTube Star In Big Trouble With His Mom After Car Flip Prank

Mom had the best idea to prank back her son.

Chopping Vegetables Hack

Awesome Hack To Make Chopping Vegetables Easier

He uses rubber bands and paper towels.

Anna Duggar Updates

Anna Duggar Updates In Photos

Anna Duggar's Instagram feed says it all.

Dancing With The Stars

Bindi Irwin Wins Season 21 Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

Bindi Irwin is now the official dancing queen of 'Dancing With the Stars'

Real Time Analytics