Rumors have been flying around the daytime community for a while, but now it has been confirmed. Mishael Morgan is leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS where she has played the role of Hilary Curtis for five years. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from Y&R,” she posted to Instagram. “There were many factors that led to this decision, but ultimately, five years just felt right to me.
“I feel blessed to have worked with some of the most talented, hardworking, and fun-loving people in television. Thank you to the cast, the crew, and everyone at Sony and CBS who made the past five years truly unforgettable. A special thanks to my partner in crime, Bryton James (Devon), who always brought out the best in me and Hil. Last, but definitely not least, I want to thank all of my amazing fans who have supported me on this journey. Your gifts, love, and kindness over the years (and days) have warmed my heart and fueled my soul more than you could ever know.
“Although my adventure as HIlary Curtis is coming to an end,” Morgan concluded, “my work on screen is far from over. This may be a goodbye from Hilary, but I’ll just say ‘see you soon.’”
Sadly, it looks as though "Hevon" will not get their happily ever after. (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Hilary has been through plenty of ups and downs over the past five years, but right now, it looks as though all her dreams are finally coming true. She’s rekindling her relationship with Devon, she’s pregnant with his baby, and everything is looking good. At this time, Y&R has not mentioned anything about a recast, which has many fans fearing Hilary will be killed off. While there are also rumors circulating about just how Y&R is planning to write Hilary off the canvas, nothing has been confirmed yet, so you’ll just have to stay tuned to see when and how she exits.
Naturally, we’ll keep you up to date on Morgan’s future projects so you can continue to enjoy seeing her on screen. And for more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!