It is Soap Dish time again and this week I dishing all abut The Young & The Restless hottie Michael Graziadei, who had a very heartfelt thank you for his fans the other day. The actor’s last day on the hit CBS soap is in January but he had some nice words for those who have supported him through the years.
Graziadei began playing the role of Daniel on Y&R back in 2004. His last air date is slated to be January 2nd but before he was off screen he wanted to say thanks to the fans. He told Soap Opera Digest the below statement for his fans.
“I would really love to thank everyone, honestly and truly, from the bottom of my heart, for being there for me, and watching the show and supporting me and following me for all these years. Their love for the character and their love for the show was what provided me with a job for the past eight-and-a-half years, and I can easily and honestly say I’ve never met a fan that I didn’t like. Everybody has been so wonderful to me.”
I personally think it was a beautiful sentiment from the actor and a nice way to say good-bye. It was Micheal’s choice to leave the show and move on, so to speak but it is nice to know he has such respect for the fans. I am a big fan of Graziadei’s, have been since he first appeared on the show. That being said I am not at all surprised that he is moving on. He is super talented and has been getting a decent amount of guest starring roles in prime-time. If you watched The Secret Circle then you know he did an amazing job on that show last year. He was so creepy it was fabulous.
In just a couple of short weeks fans will say good-bye to Daniel and his portrayer Michael Graziadei on The Young and The Restless. I for one can’t wait to see how it all goes down but none the less there will be a big hole in Genoa City, come the new year but I have no doubt that we will see Micheal’s face on the a hit prime time show very soon. Here is wishing you the best of luck!
That is it for this weeks edition of Soap Dish. Be sure you check back next week to see what I am dishing about.