Even though Jordi Vilasuso had announced he was leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, fans were still left heartbroken when Rey Rosales was tragically killed in a senseless car accident. And for actress Sharon Case, sharing her final scenes with Vilasuso was just as sad. “Oh, it’s always difficult,” she admitted to Michael Fairman TV. “It was difficult to shoot the last scene I had with Jordi. It’s always just very, very sad when somebody leaves the show, especially when it’s somebody who you’ve worked with for years, but that is the way things go.”
Although some fans complained about the fact that Sharon and Rey didn’t get a proper goodbye scene, Case believes this was a more powerful way of telling the story. “People wanting a goodbye scene makes sense, but this was written differently,” she allowed. “There is no reason to write scenes the same way… every time somebody dies, just go through the same template. This was different, and with how they told it and with what scenes they showed and did not show. I found that it was really effective.”
The question on everyone’s minds now is what will happen to Sharon now as she deals with the grief of losing her husband and begins trying to put her life back together again. “I think it’s going to be a turning point in her life,” Case previewed. “That turning point could be a lot of things, but I would love to see her make a change in her life.
“I was speculating that she could be in the grieving process for a while,” the actress continued, “and maybe she tries to pull herself out of it, but in trying to be too strong, maybe she ends up going off her meds or becoming a drug addict, or whatever. When people go through this kind of loss and grief, you don’t know how long it will take or what is going to be next for them. Whether they’ll pull right out of it and make a big, strong change in their life, or if they’ll spiral downward for a little while longer.”
One thing’s for sure — despite Y&R being a soap opera (and Nick offering a shoulder to cry on), Case doesn’t want to see Sharon getting into another relationship anytime soon. “I don’t see her rebounding right away,” she mused. “I mean, I wouldn’t think that in that kind of grief, anyone is thinking about romance. I do think she can be on her own.”
Stay tuned to see what happens next!