According to soap star Adrianne Leon, the daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless, told her Monday that she will no longer be appearing on the show.
“I was notified today (June 18th) that I will no longer be part of the cast of Y&R and that the last day I worked (last week) was actually my last day there,” the 21-year-old actress wrote in her MySpace blog. “I wish I would have known that then... and had taken the opportunity to let everyone know just how much I enjoyed working with them in addition to how greatly they will be missed.”
An entry posted a few days earlier contained a message from Leon, apologizing for not being able to attend any “Daytime-related events” that weekend. She cited “security issues” as the reason for her would-be absence, which further confused her avid followers.
Leon joined the cast of The Young and the Restless
back in 2006. She was brought in as a replacement for actress Lyndsy Fonseca, and subsequently appeared on the series as Colleen Carlton. Prior to her inclusion in The Young and the Restless
, Leon had been playing Brook Lyn Ashton on another popular soap opera, General Hospital
. Her portrayal of the aspiring teenage singer earned her a 2005 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Female Newcomer and a 2005 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. She also guest-starred as Courtney in the short-lived ABC comedy series, Hot Properties
Despite her abrupt firing from the show, Leon expressed much gratitude to its cast and crew.
“I love and adore the cast/crew and production and I am very thankful to Sony/CBS, Marnie Saitta, Barbara Bloom, Ed and Kathy, (The Young and the Restless
) and all others involved in my casting.... for providing me with this amazing opportunity,” she said. “It has been an honor to work with yet again, an award winning cast and crew (not to mention loving, supportive, professional....a wonderful second family)... (I) wish the show all the best especially with their future Colleen plans. She's a wonderful character and has so much potential.”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo Courtesy of CBS)