Why Hilary Had to Die on The Young and the Restless? Mal Young Dishes!

In a very interesting interview with Michael Maloney of TV Insider, head writer and executive producer of The Young and the Restless, Mal Young dishes on the introducing of the Rosales family, why Hilary (Mishael Morgan) had to die, if Adam is returning and much more. 

On the subject, Young shared, "I haven’t told anyone in the press this story, but I’m going to tell you. When Mishael came to me and said she wanted to move on, we talked about it. She’s a very talented and ambitious actress. She has big dreams. I said to her, ‘You’re not coming back, are you?’ She went no. She said there are so many opportunities for diverse casting now. She was upfront about that. She said I think I’ve got my moment. I said you’ve got the best show reel on TV. You’re leaving at a high. I’ll give you the biggest exit story I can possibly give you. I want you to be the next person we see in prime time."

He also shared, "I said to CBS and Sony she’s not coming back. I think we should kill her. Killing her sends out a message to everyone that she’s not coming back. Often soap deaths are never [final] and the viewers see through that." Young went on to add, "Also, I didn’t want anyone else playing Hilary. I said to Mishael, ‘You’ve created this amazing, sometimes monstrous, character, I think it would be really hard to recast you and also a disservice to the character if we just went here’s another….actress who’s going to play you now.’ No. She will forever more now be Hilary. That was the best gift we gave her and she was in tears when I told her that. That was the reason we did it, two reasons." Fans can read the full interview on the TV Insider website and get your fix on who else is coming to Genoa City.

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