CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is gearing up for an actor switch in the coming weeks for the character of Billy Abbott, currently played by Billy Miller.
In a newly released behind the scenes image, the series has given fans their first glimpse of David Tom back in the role right alongside his character’s onscreen wife, Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman). This marks the fist time that the two actors have been seen together on set as Tom left the soap in 2002 and Heinle joined the series in 2005. In a bit of irony, while their characters are married on the show, the role of Victoria was originally played by Tom’s real-life sister, Heather (currently playing Katie Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful”), back in the day.
In addition to Tom and Heinle, the image includes Cynthia Watros (Kelly) and Sean Carrigan (Stitch), which may help shed some light on whether the show has plans to continue the storyline involving the quad post Miller. Miller last airs as Billy on Thursday, January 30. Tom returns on Monday, February 3.