Young and the Restless spoilers hint Chelsea Newman (formerly Melissa Claire Egan) is the next change coming to Genoa City. A recast is in the works according to sources behind the scenes at the CBS soap. Word has it that MCE will not be back to reprise the role even though Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) heads back to the CBS soap soon.
Young and the Restless Spoilers: New Chelsea Newman Along With New Adam
The Y&R spoilers are confirmed that Adam Newman is back soon with a brand new face. Not only that, but it appears the sudser is pulling a reverse SORAS. Given his vital stats, Victor Newman Jr should be in his mid 20s. But recent actors in the role were edging towards 40. With Mark Grossman in the role, he’s back to early 30s.
So, that could be one reason why the show is recasting Chelsea. MCE is almost 38 and looks fabulous for her age. But they may be aging her down for a reason. By dialing back on Adam and Chelsea’s ages, they can align them right between two demographics in GC, opening up lots of love prospects on Young and the Restless.
Favorite Chelsea and Adam…Michael Muhney or Justin Hartley? pic.twitter.com/1K1Zadqxg6
— Ashely Freeman (@ashleyfreeman77) April 2, 2019
Y&R Spoilers: Chelsea Returns With Adam or Alone?
Young and the Restless fans found Chelsea’s exit abrupt. Then again, many faces fell right off the canvas under Mal Young’s disastrous showrunner tenure. So, MCE might have been one of several women that found the behind-the-scenes tension too much. So, when Chelsea Newman exited, she broke Nick Newman’s (Joshua Morrow) heart.
He wanted to build her a dream home – and in fact, they just name dropped Chelsea. Nick mentioned giving the property to Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) and Summer Newman (Hunter King) since he won’t need it for him and Chelsea Newman. So, that might have been a bit of foreshadowing. Y&R may bring her back alone or with Adam.
— Jill Torey (@ToreyJill) April 2, 2019
Young and the Restless: Chelsea Casting Call TBD
Sometimes, Y&R spoilers have a casting call that points to recasts and new hires. In other cases, they hire without a search – as done recently with the rehire of Michelle Stafford to replace Gina Tognoni as Phyllis Abbott. So the lack of a casting announcement doesn’t discredit this inside information.
A younger Chelsea Newman opens up options. With Young and the Restless spoilers point to a younger Adam and Chelsea, it gives flexibility. By aging them back, the soap can pair them romantically with the younger adult crowd of Kyle Abbott and his crew. Or, they can pair them with Nick and other 40-ish characters without it being creepy.
Y&R Spoilers: Melissa Making Movies – Too Busy for Comeback?
Several women left Young and the Restless under the last showrunner’s reign including Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) who left altogether and Christel Khalil (Lily Ashby) who stepped back to recurring and is rarely seen. Melissa dropped out before those two and before all the chatter about women being mistreated on set cropped up.
Checking her IMDB page, you can see MCE is making TV movies, so she might not want to come back. As of now, the latest Y&R spoilers point to Chelsea Newman coming back with a new face. As she and Adam left separately, they could also return that way and couple up with others. Only time will tell!
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