Young and the Restless spoilers reveal Mishael Morgan is on her way out at Y&R and all that is left is how the character will depart the show.
It seems that there may be more than just a simple inability to come to terms when it comes to Mishael Morgan’s departure from The Young and the Restless. Her agent David Ritchie of Ambition Talent sat down to set the rumors straight about why Mishael Morgan really chose to leave the show,
Mishael’s original contract rumor on Young and the Restless
Ritchie set the rumor straight that Morgan had been working off contract since 2015. He told the reporter “That is incorrect. Her original contract expired in spring of 2016. We negotiated a two-year extension which expired in June of 2018. David goes on to explain that they tried to start negotiations for a new contract in late March and early April.”
— Mishael Morgan (@MishaelMorgan1) April 13, 2018
Agent explains how contracts work on Young and the Restless
David Ritchie said “Everything starts with money.” He said producers and the network wouldn’t give her a raise. He said that was a big part of her decision.” When asked what he meant Ritchie explained when an actor signs on for a soap, they sign for three years and accept their pay, as the seasons increase the number of guaranteed episodes for the actor increases as does the pay rate. He said that in the third contract negotiation they offered Mishael and her team more episodes, but no increase in pay.
Mishael Morgan did not walk away from the table at Y&R
Now, Mishael Morgan is the only woman of color to be featured in a soap storyline. He said that he was shocked to learn Young and the Restless wouldn’t pay more money. That’s especially considering that she was so pivotal to the soap.
Ritchie told the outlet “It shocked me, to say the least.” He said it was hard for him to even know who to talk to about how the network allocates funds.
Ritchie said Young and the Restless gave the impression that Morgan walked away from the table. But, he disputes that fact. He tells the reporter “ We felt like we had no choice but to explore other options.”
Will Morgan be back someday?
When asked if there is a possibility for negotiations, her agent said this. “I am always willing to go back and take someone’s phone call.” He added, “We parted ways amicably, so yes the door is open for negotiations down the road.”
For now, it looks like Mishael Morgan is done on The Young and the Restless. But the door may be open for her return.
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