THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Billy Miller (Billy) is moonlighting on the Season 2 premiere of JUSTIFIED! In an episode titled “The Moonshine War,” Miller plays a sexual predator — a departure from his regular gig on Y&R, but a role that harkens back to his bad-boy days as Richie on ALL MY CHILDREN. Look for Miller’s character to be pursued on-screen by U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens, played by series star Timothy Olyphant.
“Y&R was great about working with my schedule so I could do this,” Miller tells Soaps In Depth, adding that he had concerns about his scene’s subject matter when it came to one particular co-star. “I wanted to make sure the little girl I worked with felt comfortable [with the material], but she was great. A real pro.”
The soap’s executive producer and headwriter, Maria Arena Bell, says that coordinating schedules to allow Y&R’s actors to do the occasional guest spot is a win-win for both sides. “We try to make it work,” reports Bell. “We’re much better off keeping our cast happy and allowing them to be able to take on projects that they really want to do and have them still remain with the show.”
Miller’s JUSTIFIED guest spot airs on Wednesday, February 16, at 10 p.m. EST on F/X.