Michael Muhney replaces Chris Engen on “The Young and the Restless.”
Chris Engen left the daily soap, The Young and the Restless, because he was supposed to kiss another man. He refused to play a gay character and preferred to quit, according to PerezHilton.com. Michael Muhney, best known as Sheriff Lamb on Veronica Mars, will step in as Adam Wilson on the long-running daily soap.
The Suds Report quoted sources last week, saying that Engen bolted because “he [allegedly] refused to kiss [his same-sex] co-star Yani Gellman [Rafe].”
They added, “Chris hasn’t been happy for a while. He doesn’t like the dark direction his character is taking. He’s called in sick a lot recently and has been taking a slew of meetings with Y&R’s [top brass] to discuss his future on the show. Chris is still under contract — and Y&R is seriously thinking of taking legal action.”
Now it seems that instead of a lawsuit they decided to go the usual daytime soap route of just replacing the actor. Michael Muhney has already started working on set.
Muhney apparently doesn’t have a problem with playing a gay character. He didn’t comment on the reason for his predecessor’s leaving but mentioned about his new gig on his Web site.
“My first day on the set was crazy and fun and quite a wild ride,” he wrote. “I had to hit the ground running at full speed. I think I need a new pair of shoes, but in these economic times I’ll just have my shoes resoled I’m honored to be a part of such an iconic piece of work and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this thing.”
WE ARE LIVING IN SODOM AND GOMORRAH!!! :(:(