Exclusive! Y&R's Michelle Stafford On Exit

In the new issue of Digest, Y&R's Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) breaks her silence about the real reasons she left the show, how she'd feel if she was recast and what she plans to do now. She also talks about how TPTB reacted to her decision to say good-bye to Genoa City. "No one tried to make me stay, but in their defense, I was pretty definite about going," she says. "And I did it so there wouldn’t be any drama, so that they knew I wasn’t going to play a negotiation game. I really care for everyone at the show. I established long-lasting relationships with them. And I wanted it to be all above-board. So I think they knew I was serious." For the full story, be sure to pick up a copy of Digest, on sale now.