I'm not surprised by her interview but I wonder about JFP & JG had to do with her decision ! I wish ms well but I'm surprised nobody talked her to stay but maybe she sees the writing on the wall for this show!
Curious that she says no one tried to talk her out of it -- does JFP have another "Friend of" with red hair? LOL
Wonder if that means Phyllis won't be brain dead, as has been reported, otherwise they wouldn't need a replacement --never heard of anyone surviving "brain dead". Maybe she'll just be in an unexplained coma after the surgery.
If Phyllis does survive, she would either have to be in a coma, amnesia or something, or else the test switch won't be a secret for very long
As for a recast -- Michelle has been an icon in that role - I can't imagine who they could get to replace her. On B & B, iconic Ridge left almost a year ago - and I think Bell would love to recast the role, but has to wait as long as possible - and even then I don't know if I could ever get invested in a new Ridge.