This past Thursday Billy Miller filmed his last scenes on The Young and the Restless. His co workers and fans all saddened by his exit have had to say goodbye to the two time Daytime Emmy Winner.
In a Soap Opera Digest interview when asked why he is leaving Miller said: “I was made a generous offer to stay on Y&R. It was definitely a chance to gain veteran actor status. To pass was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I was caught between a rock and a hard place. This is a great role to play. It afforded me a unique lifestyle. However, I realized if I took that contract I would never know what else is out there. In the past we were able to venture out of the Y&R world; now it seems there is no longer that flexibility for me.”
Billy has also alluded later in the interview on the contract negotiations: “I can say that somewhere within the negotiation, it just felt like it was time to move on.”
On Thursday evening, Billy’s long time co-star Amelia Heinle (Victoria) and Laura Walsh (production, Y&R) threw a goodbye party for Billy, attended by many of his cast mates! Jessica Collin’s Twitter account, showed Billy and his castmates Jessica Collins (Avery), Greg Rikaart (Kevin), and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea). Jessica stated “That’s a wrap for my dear friend #BillyMiller at #YR. We will miss you. XoJ @gregrikaart @mclaireegan” Y&R icon, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) yesterday also shared his sentiments on saying goodbye to “Billy boy”, when he tweeted in part: “Said farewell to Billy Miller last night! Great guy and actor!!” Goodbye Billy, your fans will miss you and follow you to your next destination.
Watch video goodbye to Billy