However, next week marks the inception of actor Jason Thompson, who’ll take over the role from Jenkins on Wednesday, January 13.
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Read on for the latest on Thompson’s transition into the Billy Abbott role.
To better prep himself for the role of the spoiled and stubborn Abbott, Thompson picked the brain of his GH cast mate, Miller, who also happened to win three Emmy Awards playing Billy. Miller is the longest-reigning Billy to date at six years (2008-2014).
Although Thompson is no stranger to playing the bad boy, it will be a considerable transition from neurosurgeon to the Abbott’s black sheep. Due to this, the 39-year-old sought Miller’s advice on Billy’s history.
Thompson told CBS Soaps In Depth that Miller — three years his junior — was “very open” as well as “very cool” when it came to the process.
Thompson will debut as Billy on Y&R’s Wednesday, January 13 episode. Jenkins was last seen as the hospitalized character prior to his storyline surgery for brain pressure alleviation due to an assault.
On November 20, 2015 Jenkins, 42, took to Twitter to announce that he’d be exiting the program to be closer to his family on the east coast.
On October 30, 2015, Thompson made the announcement on his Instagram that he’d be departing GH.
On November 20, 2015 — the same day Jenkins spoke about his Y&R exit — Thompson indicated it was his last day on a GH set.
Just how Thompson will be transitioned into the role of Billy is still unknown. However, the popular program may go with a storyline it’s no stranger to: plastic surgery.
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