Melody Thomas Scott dishes The Young and the Restless with Soap Opera Digest

Cheryl E Preston

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Soap Opera Digest Interviews Melody Thomas Scott

Soap Opera Digest recently interviewed Melody Thomas Scott on their Podcast and the actress who portrays Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless shared some very interesting details. Thomas Scott began her iconic role in 1978 when she was only 22 years old and said it took her a while to understand the way daytime television operated.

She said that when she attended her first work-related dinner she was afraid to dance with Y&R creator Bill Bell because his wife Lee was standing nearby. Thomas Scott was asked by SOD what she did to prevent boredom when she has a long day of taping. Her answer was that she tries to joke and make things funny and she often got in trouble with the stage manager for not being focused.

Melody Scott Thomas discusses 50 years of Y&R

The actress said that when Terry Lester decided to leave the role of Jack Abbott that she was the one who suggested Peter Bergman take on the role. Melody said she read in Soap Opera Digest that Bergman had been let go from All My Children as Cliff Warner and instinctively felt he would make a great Jack. She added, jokingly that she was right on that call.

The actress said that working for 43 of the 50 years of The Young and the Restless is a blessing and and that half a century is an incredible achievement and that the soap will be celebrating from now until 2023. Melody Thomas Scott said that without the fan's love, support, accolades, and gifts the show would not be on the air and that the fans are everything.

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