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Kevin Schmidt’s The Young And The Restless Exit Interview


“I was hurt at first.”

Yesterday “The Young And The Restless” actor Kevin Schmidt, who returned on May 22, tweeted a message to the show and CBS in regards to his role as Genoa City’s Noah Newman…

Christine Fix, Soaps.com/Soap Opera Fan Blog Editor-In-Chief, talked to Schmidt about how he found out and where he was at the time…

Soap Opera Fan Blog: How did you hear the news?

Kevin: I spoke to my manager this morning about my acting plans for the fall and he informed me the new EP decided to recast my character just before the weekend. I was in San Francisco enjoying Outsidelands [music festival] over the weekend so he waited until I was back to tell me. Thankfully, Stevie Wonder has pumped me with a healthy dose of optimism!

Soap Opera Fan Blog: What was your reaction?

Kevin: I was hurt at first. The producers have a way of dropping bombs on the actors instead of being transparent with their decision making. The last episode I worked we bid farewell to, Eileen Davidson [Ashley Abbott McCall], which took the wind out of everyone’s sails. So much talent on Stage 41 and 43.


Soap Opera Fan Blog: What would you like your fans to know?

Kevin: That I couldn’t be more thankful for the time I spent at TV City with my friends in front and behind the lens. I’d also like to commend the fans who’ve been watching the series for years, you’re what keeps the lights on. Thank you thank you.

Soap Opera Fan Blog: With the new writing regime taking over at ‘Y&R’, what do you see for the future of the show?

Kevin: A lot of quick two-page scenes and less screen time for the dynasty leads.

Soap Opera Fan Blog: Would you return if there was a chance at some point?

Kevin: I think my chapter at ‘Y&R’ has come to an end for a reason. Thankfully it allows me the much needed time to focus on my passion projects.

Soap Opera Fan Blog: Even if the character was taken in another direction, do you feel you could play Noah no matter where they took him?

Kevin: Depends on the content. It all starts with the message behind the story.

Soap Opera Fan Blog: Though it’s been a few hours since the news, do you have any ideas of where you’d like to be next?

Kevin: I’d like to book a couple guest star roles on some awesome TV series and land a lead in a feature film by the end of the year. That would be excellent. I’m producing and wrote an animated feature with a great cast (Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Logan Henderson, Kendall Schmidt) and producer (Rob Minkhoff ‘Lion King’) that’s currently in production. I also wrote a draft of ‘Cheaper By The Dozen 3′ and hope to have it green-lit by the fall… Developing an application for smart phones aimed at bringing people together through a simple and engaging text-based game. Finally, I plan to feed and employ many people with my Aquaponics projects. Food is a commodity we all cannot live without. Been a four year journey and it’s finally taking off! ‘Tis the time to make anew.

Soap Opera Fan Blog wishes the actor our very best in his future endeavors. Do you think Noah should be recast? Let us know through our poll…



Find out about the new guy coming to Genoa City through our Y&R Comings and Goings, and hear about a letter written to “Pretty Little Liars’” Emily the day Maya died, and read last night’s “PLL” recap, through Soaps.com’s Primetime Spoilers.

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  1. From Betty Monda

    I hate this new Sharon that you have created. She is awful and if you continue with this story line of her being a B and also with Phyllis not getting what she deserves for what she has done I will be one who quits watching this soap opera. Sharon stinks!

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  3. From D'arveon Johnson

    Man how stupid are these writers. CBS need to get rid of the writers, not Noah. It’s bad enough the kids grown-up in 5yrs tops. From a baby to grown. B&B lost a few thousand fans. So i guess Y&R will too.

  4. From MarySnowMaldonado

    I have been watching TYR since it started.I have stop! because I don’t like the Sharon/Victor hookup. It’s so close to incest therefor I won’t watch it. Also having Summer and Fen grow up like that doesn’t cut it for me!
    I miss the Abbot family. John, Ashely and Tracy.

    Nina is

  5. From DC

    They said a young one is coming out, must be Noah…new Sharon: awful, Phyllis: needs jail time, Victor: grow the hell up, same for Nikki.
    Y & R going down the drain!

  6. From Erick

    I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO BACK OFF SHARON, UM BETTY YOUR JUST BEING JEALOUS BECAUSE SHARON IS RUNNING THINGS AND LOOKING VERY GOOD, EVERYONE ELSE ACTS LIKE A BITCH SO WHY CANT SHARON BE TOUGH FOR ONCE, SO YOU ALL NEED TO SHUV IT AND GET OVER IT, YOU GO SHARON. IT SUCKS TO BE KEVIN BUT HEY LIFE GOES ON BESIDES HE WAS HARDLEY THERE ANYWAY SO IT IS WHAT IT IS,

  7. From stnky pete

    I LOVE SHARON…. in any way! She’s Awesome… RED CAN NOT GO TO PRISON, SHE IS THE BEST ACRESS ON THE SHOW!!!! THANK YOU FOR FIRING the current Noah… BORING!!!! NOW GET A NEW EDEN, A NEW FEN…. as these 3 are SO LAME & They Need MUCH MORE ACTING SKILLS!!!!! NOW TIME TO GET PAUL out of this mess… He’s too good to be worrying about this, & we can see, this is taking it’s toll on him…. Let it go! Nikki was SO WRONG to go try to find Victor…. leave him be… let him pout… Nikki should be with her new husband, Jack… Get Rid of Gloria, Jeffrey & Anita… RED IS THE HOTTEST ACTRESS…. and she needs to be CLEARED OF THIS MESS!!! Sharon & Nick should be back together… Sharon never did get caught shoplifting that necklace, when will that come back to bite her? B&B & Y&R are the TOP TWO SOAPS!!!! Hope they CONTINUE ON FOR MANY MORE YRS!!! Thanks! Pete BE GOOD TO US!

  8. From Tyrone

    its getting ridiculous how kids are adults over night, parents never change and characters change every 5 minutes. Danny dresses as if he is homeless with his Walmart t-shirts and he need haircut. about to lose another fan soon!

  9. From RBM

    I have watched Y&R since it began in the 70s. Recently, the story lines are poor and good actors/actresses have been replaced. If the current storyline with Sharon doesn’t change soon and Victor returning, I’ll not watching after 30 years. The plot is terrible.

  10. From missylou

    I also HATE this new Sharon, along with Tucker. Sharon is a slut!!!

  11. From brenda

    young and the restless is going to the toliet ive been watching since the debut i recorded when at work butthis year so far it stinks getting rid of the abbotts and the way they have sharon now she needed to get a back bone but not like this the writers stink thats for sure they have victor almost like a cry baby they have nickiy running after him like a dog in heat my goodness she just got married to jack after victor begged her not to soon as she said i do here she goes chasing after victor A_BIG STINKER

  12. From KW

    The story line is disgusting… Sharon is a idiot. Tucker is an idiot.Do fire the actors fire the writers.

  13. From Cynthia

    It’s about time to out a young Sharon for getting pregnant on purpose. Would love to see the flashback on that one.

  14. From KUNG FU KITTY

    I THINK THAT MOST EVERYONE HAS POINTED OUT THE STUPID PARTS OF THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS. I STILL GET UPSET WHEN I REMEMBER JACK IS A VIET NAM VET AND HE MARRIED SHARON A YOUNG GIRL WHO WAS I GUESS IN HER 20′S. NOW VICTOR IS IN BED WITH HER SO THIS I SUPPOSE TO THE WRITTERS THIS IS OK. PHYLISS IS PLAYED JUST LIKE SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE. I AM NOT EVEN GOING TO COMMENT ON JACK’S WEDDING AS IT WAS A STUPID THING FOR THE WRITTERS TO PUT IN. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT VICTOR AGES IN THE SHOW WHICH MAKES HIS PART WATCHABLE. WHY DO THEY ALWAYS PUT VICTOR IN THE SEEDEST OF BARS? OH WELL, I WILL TURN IT ON MON. BECAUSE I AM HOOKED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

  15. From USMaillady

    Victor/Sharon DISGUSTING! Noah recast STUPID! Phyliss no jail INFURATING! Ashley gone HOORAY! Jack/Nikki POINTLESS! Victor runaway to bar BEEN DONE B4!Story lines IN THE TOILET! Watched from day 1..about to change channel

  16. From Harlot Davidson

    The characters of both Sharon and Phyllis have run their course a long time ago. Neither are pertinent to the show anymore and both of the actresses who play them cannot act worth a dam so hey just need to kill off both characters as soon as possible. I mean really–how many times can “SLUT” be portrayed as interesting anymore????

  17. From claymar4687

    So disappointed!!!! Don’t like the Sharon/Victor relationship….I know that their are people that live like this, but Come On Man!!!! It is tasteless!!! Have loved watching The Young and the Restless, but the story line is lame. Every time Victor can’t get his way he disappears!!!!! And the children growing up overnight (Fen/Summer/Kyle)…..Come On Man!!

  18. From Jeanne Pallanto

    Love Phyllis keep her out of jail and with Nick .Hate Victor and Sharon it is the worst.The story line of her being a head case is good.Jack must walk and leave Nikki. ____ who plays Kyle

    We do not allow actor bashing. SOF Admin

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