Monday, September 27, 2010

Thad Luckinbill (JT) Exiting Y&R!

The Young and the Restless will soon be losing one of its younger stars -- with possibly more to follow. Though unconfirmed by the show, it appears that Thad Luckinbill (JT Hellstrom) will be exiting the show in the upcoming weeks.

According to a Luckinbill's wife and co-star Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman), Luckinbill opted not to renew his contract with the show. That decision comes as the actor has seen increased interest from various primetime series. In fact, Luckinbill will be seen in the October 9 edition of CBS's CSI.

"It's a blessing in disguise," Heinle shared with Soaps In Depth. "He's never been in this position before. [He] is going to grow as a person and as an actor. [...] Now that he has nothing holding him back, you just wait -- he's going to [succeed even more]. I know it. He's going to be so happy that this has happened."

Though Heinle intimates that it was Luckinbill's decision to leave The Young and the Restless, her remarks seem to draw that statement into question.

The Young and the Restless does not comment on contracts, so the show neither confirms nor denies Luckinbill's exit -- or the circumstances of an exit. The show is also not commenting on published reports that Clementine Ford (Mackenzie Browning) is also exiting.

In real life, Luckinbill met Heinle on the Y&R set, and the pair was married in March 2007. In November of that same year, the couple welcomed their first child, Thaddeus.

Luckinbill joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 1999 on a recurring basis. Three years later, the actor was offered a contract. Because the show is not commenting on Luckinbill's exit at this time, there is no word yet on when he is scheduled to last air.

1 comment:

  1. I am sad to see Thad leave Y/R,but at the same time I am very happy for him in his new endeaveors. I've seen him in primetime before and he does very well. He will be a welcome site in primetime for me!