Fans took to the Internet months ago to share their fear that THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Christian Jules LeBlanc might soon be leaving the show after his alter ego, Michael, was diagnosed with cancer.
“That had a lot to do with the show losing Billy [Miller, ex-Billy] and Michelle [Stafford, ex-Phyllis],” says the Emmy winner. “I went up to [executive producer] Jill [Farren Phelps] and said, ‘Oh, you’re gonna get hell for this! But that’s the nature of social media. It morphed into where [former Y&R hairstylist] George Guzman, a good friend of mine, walked in and said, ‘Do you know what they’re saying now? That I’m quitting the show because you’ve been fired!'”
While that’s not true, what is true? Soaps In Depth talked to LeBlanc about dealing with such a challenging storyline so near when he lost his own father to cancer. Pick up the magazine for the interview!