UPDATE: Morgan Confirms That Williams Is Joining Her At Y&R!
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has cast another ALL MY CHILDREN fan favorite: Darnell Williams (Jesse) — who played opposite Debbi Morgan (Harmony) as AMC’s Angie on and off for over 20 years — will soon be headed to Genoa City to join his longtime screen partner and good friend!
Y&R will mark the fourth soap opera on which the Daytime Emmy winners have been paired together. They first won fan raves as high school sweethearts Angie and Jesse on AMC, and after Jesse was presumed dead, Darnell followed Morgan and her alter ego to LOVING and its spin-off, THE CITY, where he played lookalike Jacob Foster. Angie and Jesse were finally reunited on AMC in 2008. Williams also played the villainous Griggs on GUIDING LIGHT in 2007.
UPDATE: While Y&R has yet to confirm Williams’ casting, Morgan shared with fans on her Twitter page earlier today that the news is true, adding that “Darnell joining Y&R is the best news ever!”