The Young and the RestlessComings & Goings

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Remember that eye injury Mishael Morgan recently suffered? The one that left her “rocking a new, sexy pirate look”? Well, it took her out of commission at The Young and the Restless for long enough that, according to Soap Opera Digest, the CBS soap had to call in a ringer to step in as Amanda: The Bold and the Beautiful alum Karla Mosley.

“The only hesitation that I had about doing this,” Maya’s former portrayer told Digest, “is that I was stepping into such big shoes because Mishael is so beloved… ”

Luckily, Mosley was able to connect with her predecessor before slipping on Amanda’s stilettos for the first time. “It was great that I could talk with her,” Mosley enthused, “and say thank you for leaving me such a wonderful path to follow.”

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The CBS sudser is grateful, too, that “a seasoned actor and consummate professional [like Mosley] was able to step in to the role of Amanda during Mishael Morgan’s temporary absence,” read a statement from the show’s executive producer Tony Morina and co-exec producer/headwriter Josh Griffith. “Mishael is a valuable member of the Young & Restless family and will be back on air soon to continue her journey as Amanda.”

Mosley, who said “so long for now” to her groundbreaking Bold & Beautiful character in October 2020, will make her first appearance as Amanda on April 26. “I am so grateful this beautiful and talented woman stepped in for me on such short notice and allowed me time to heal,” tweeted Morgan. “I can’t wait to be back, but It comforts me to know that Amanda is in such great hands.”

While you brace yourself for the short-term switcheroo, which begins on air Tuesday, April 27, check out some other temporary replacements via this photo gallery, which singles out both the best-ever substitutes… and the worst.

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

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