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Victoria Rowell Blasts The Young and the Restless

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Victoria Rowell did not leave The Young and the Restless on very good terms. Below, she discusses the show with TV Guide Canada.

victoriarowell1492.jpgTV Guide: Have you watched The Young and the Restless since you left? Are you watching the show? Would you go back; and have they even asked you back?
VR: Let’s put it this way: I was told by a friend on-set that I’d have to be voted back in! How’s that for an exclusive? I found it ghastly, to be honest. By the way, I loved Jack Smith’s writing! Smith’s show was clearly an extension of Bell’s show and legacy.

TV Guide: What do you think The Young and the Restless' creator, the late, great William Bell, who created Drucilla, would think of the state of The Young and the Restless these days now that it’s run by fear and committee?
VR: I think what made William Bell such an extraordinary and unique writer is that he embraced the natural, raw gift that an actor brought to the table.

He was masterful at extracting the natural nuance of the character and actor at the same time. What do I think he would think of the show right now? I haven’t watched The Young and the Restless since I left because I’ve been on the road on a book tour for 200 days.

TV Guide: Currently, Drucilla is being mentioned on the show: Neil is dating Karen, played by Nia Peeples, and LML (Latham) is teasing viewers with passive aggressive insinuations that somehow Drucilla is haunting the relationship or she is, at the very least, somehow related to Karen. It feels rather manipulative and mean to me since you’re not coming back to the show.

It’s like they’re just teasing us and capitalizing on your popularity just because they can. LML is pouring salt on our wounds.
VR: I heard Nia was on the show, yes, but I can’t comment because I haven’t seen any of it.

TV Guide: So the big question: would you consider coming back to the show in the future?
VR: Clearly, I needed to take a break because the show wasn’t making sense. But I must say, for the first time in my career, I’ve been on the road with Y&R fans all over North America and I can’t tell you how wonderful and educational it’s been to interface with the viewers, who have watched me for twenty years in prime time, daytime and film.

To look people in the eyes and hear what they really think [and not through focus groups]. I never said never about daytime. It’s a medium that has been loyal to me. I’m coming to the end of the book tour and as I said, a little birdie told me that I had to be voted back on the show, which I will say is stunning.

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Those of us long time fans know Victoria Rowell's talent on the screen. She had a passion for justice and intensity that most of us viewers wish we could have. It was exciting to see her fight for what was right and still keep her dignity in tact. She is just a natural. Those who do not miss her must not be long time viewers as the writers really did mess with her character at the end. She is an awesome actress and I am glad she did not comprimise herself for the current writers. She is proud of herself as well she should be.

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Bring Victoria Rowell back as Drucilla Winters now is the best time while Neil is involved in a romatic relationship.

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Save the drama for your mama, Drucilla. I for one am glad you are gone. I like Neil with Karen. I wish Ms. Rowell the best of luck but move on that's what real life is about.

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I want her to come back. It would make the family unit better.

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I have to say, if there is a vote to get you back, I'm ready to stuff the ballot box. I've loved you since the character started on the show. BRING BACK DRUCILLA!!!!

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