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The Young and the Restless Spoilers: James Hyde Explains Why He Left Genoa City

A lot of fans would agree that he’s definitely gone too soon. The Young and the Restless star James Hyde, who was best known for his role as Jeremy Stark, recently opened up about leaving the hit CBS soap. Here’s what he has to say!

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: James Hyde Explains Why He Left Genoa City

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the handsome actor admitted that when it was time to film his finale, he definitely had mixed feelings about it. He put it this way, “I was just kind of bummed that this was coming to an end and it hit me hard. So I came in one day feeling off-kilter and I had scenes with Michelle. We got together to run lines and we ended up really talking. She was so sweet and helped me to get back on track again. From that day forward, I understood and accepted what was happening and everything was fine. By the time I got that last script, I was really excited because the Jeremy/Phyllis scenes were going to be electric.”

He also said that working with Michelle Stafford, who plays Phyllis Summers on the show, was just exciting off screen as it was on screen. He chuckled, “It was almost like two psychos in the same room. It went from a threat, to lying, to almost a sexual encounter, to absolute craziness when Phyllis tried to run for the door and Jeremy stopped her. That was his biggest mistake because when you get between a mother and her children, she becomes practically superhuman. It was a real psychological and robust show to the very end. It was a total enjoyment to shoot and now it’s RIP, Jeremy Stark.”

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: What’s Next In Genoa City?

James said that he also loved working with Peter Bergman and Susan Walters just as much as Michelle. He continued, “As an actress, Michelle forces you to get into the moment. She’s amazing. And I love Peter. He’s an icon in the soap world, and he was very gracious and welcoming to me from day one. And whenever I was on set with Susan, I would just have to glance at her and we’d have this inner dialogue going on. My entire experience with Y&R will be wonderfully unforgettable.”

Of course, Y&R fans will have to tune in to find out what will happen next! In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.

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