Celebrating Y&R’s 48th anniversary with a few popular castmates.
Lee Phillip Bell and William Bell created The Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful, which just celebrated their 34th anniversary on March 23. Y&R has been around since March 26, 1973. Originally it was a half-hour show much like B&B but quickly expanded in 1980 to an hour-long production. The show has been in the number 1 spot for ratings for years, and in January of last year, after being renewed for four additional seasons, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl stated, “It’s a remarkable achievement and a testament to the extraordinary cast, gifted writers, talented producers, and supremely passionate fans, as well as our tremendous partnership with [Y&R studio] Sony Pictures Television.”
The adult Newman children got together for a fun interview on Zoom, including Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Mark Grossman (Adam Newman), Hunter King (Summer Newman), and Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman), with Michael Fairman on the Young and the Restless’ 48th anniversary to discuss their roles. It’s obvious the cast enjoys each other by the teasing and joking going on in the interview. A few highlights…
Joshua Morrow talks about his favorite sports — he adores basketball and says he tries to be a supportive actor. He talks about his co-stars saying, “You know, Amelia, she likes to brush her hair a lot. Ordway, she really likes pink clothes on the show, and Grossman, he just wants to be my best friend, so you know, everybody’s got their own interests. And Hunter, we don’t know what Hunter’s story is. She’s an enigma.”
Another highlight is Heinle talking about what it was like to come into the role that was portrayed by Heather Tom. Heinle surprised everyone by talking about meeting Morrow “Underneath Luis’ boom and he was very friendly and I had an immediate crush on him cause he’s so cute.” She went on to admit, “It was really hard to work with him because everybody said we had this weird chemistry that was creeping them out cause we were supposed to be brother and sister…and we still do.” Morrow chimed in, “It’s our favorite substory to tell the Game of Thrones story. We’re never going to cross that line on the show.”
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Grossman brought up being the new kid, being nu-Adam. Michael Fairman asked if Joshua and Amelia were welcoming to them and fake evil expressions appeared on the actors’ faces as Grossman joked that, “They were mean. They were so mean. They were extremely supportive.”
Ordway talked about her parents watching the Y&R daily. “I was definitely nervous,” she said about her first time on set. “I knew who Eric [Braeden, Victor] was and always had a crush on Josh.” She revealed but assured that though, “everyone was very nice, it was intimidating.”
King joked about hating working with Morrow. “Josh is like the brother that I never wanted that I love. He’s more like a brother than a dad.” The actress also admitted how scary it was coming to set the first day.
Congratulations to Young and the Restless on 48 years. Watch the full interview on Michael Fairman Channel on YouTube below and join in the conversation with a comment or two and check out the Y&R Day Ahead recap. Feel free to like and follow Soaps Spoilers on Facebook and Twitter.