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Ever since the news was confirmed that Debbi Morgan (Angie, ALL MY CHILDREN) would be joining the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS come September, after the ABC sudser wraps production on the network, the rumor mill has been churning with buzz that the Emmy winner had possibly been tapped as a Drucilla recast. The actress has taken to her Web site's blog to put those rumors to rest.
"As we get closer to my joining the show, which won't be until September, I will fill you in on who and what my character is. But for those who have speculated about the possibility of my taking over the role of the ex-Drucilla Winters, played by the wonderfully talented Victoria Rowell, I can tell you absolutely not!," she writes. "No way... No how! Ms. Rowell has put her stamp on the role of Drucilla, and I know her fans would be outraged to see me or any other actress come in and try to take her place. I wouldn't even attempt to go there. As far as I'm concerned, Victoria Rowell is simply irreplaceable as Drucilla."
Whatever role she does end up playing, Morgan says she's eager to "step into a new pair of shoes" after spending more than 25 years, off and on, as Angie Hubbard. "I am terribly excited about the role I will be playing and can only hope that my devoted fans who have followed my career as Angie all these years, as well as many of the other roles I've played outside of daytime, will take this new journey along with me!"