For the first time since word of her exit was announced, actress Mishael Morgan is speaking out about her decision to depart CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” nearly five years after joining the soap as the popular Hilary Curtis.
In a statement posted on social media, Morgan says, “Yes, it’s true. I am finally able to say, I’m leaving
#YR. Thank you for giving me time to find the words. All my love.” She attached her full statement that read in part, “There were many factors that lead [sic] to this decision, but ultimately, five years just felt right to me. I feel blessed to have worked with some of the most talented, hardworking and fun-loving people in television.”
Morgan first aired as Hilary Curtis on the June 14, 2013 episode of “Y&R.”
You can read Morgan’s full statement on her departure from the show below.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from ‘The Young and the Restless.’ There were many factors that lead to this decision, but ultimately, five years just felt right to me. I feel blessed to have worked with some of the most talented, hardworking and fun-loving people in television.
Thank you to the cast, the crew and everyone at Sony and CBS who made the past five years unforgettable. A special thanks to my partner in crime Bryton James, who always brought out the best in both me and Hil. Last but definitely not least, I want to thank all of my amazing fans who have supported me on this journey. Your gifts, love and kindness over the years (and days) have warmed my heart and fuelled my soul more than you could ever know. Although my adventure as Hilary Curtis is coming to an end, my work on screen is far from over. This may be a goodbye from Hilary, but I’ll just say “see you soon.”
— Mishael Morgan (@MishaelMorgan1) June 11, 2018