As previously reported by soap
, actress Lauren Woodland
) will make a not-totally-unexpected exit from The Young and the Restless next month.
Woodland's exit is the result of two somewhat related factors: budgetary considerations and storyline. According to Y&R's head writer and executive producer, Jack Smith, the show was forced to make some cuts because of the large cast it is currently carrying. As new characters are brought into the canvas, the show is forced to reevaluate those characters already on its canvas.
Rumors of Woodland's exit have been fixtures on message boards ever since her on-screen husband, John Enos
) was let go earlier this year
. As is the case with Woodland's exit, the reason for Enos' departure was also said to be financial.
Woodland made her debut on The Young and the Restless in March 2000. She will last air on November 2nd.