May 27, 2009By Lynn Leahey Posted: May 27, 2009
I'm glad Chris Engen responded to the rumors that he quit Y&R because he refused to kiss a man on television. Because of the timing of his exit, and that fact that he is taking the unusual (and professionally risky) step of breaking his contract with the show, people jumped to the conclusion that he's intolerant. Judging from his statement on MySpace, that doesn't appear to be the case at all. Engen says he's been upset with the direction his character has been going for some time. Indeed, Adam has taken some confusing, dark twists. Of course, lots of actors go through stages where they are unhappy with a show's writing, and soldier on. I don't know whether Engen's decision to quit is brave or foolhardy, or a little of both, but I appreciate his reaching out to explain his point of view.