Y&R's Jess Walton on Jill and Kay's Rivalry: "I Was The Stupid Coyote That Got an Anvil Dropped on His Head"By Jillian Bowe on February 21, 2013
When contemplating the four decades of feuding between Genoa City’s grande dame Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) and hellcat Jill Foster (Jess Walton) on The Young and the Restless, cartoon characters don't necessarily spring to mind — okay, maybe during the Brenda Dickson years.
To celebrate Y&R’s upcoming 40th anniversary, Walton, who has played Jill since 1987, compared her character's epic battles with Kay to the classic Looney Tunes rivals, Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. Walton stated:
"Jeanne and I used to talk about the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. She was the Roadrunner and I was the stupid coyote that would get an anvil dropped on his head every single time! We’d read the scripts and we would see the build happening and we’d see Jill getting sure and sure of herself and then bragging to everyone and then, clunk! It would always happen!"
To find out what Walton's favorite moments from her time on Y&R have been, watch the clip after the jump!
Neil (Kristoff St. John) begins to notice that something is amiss with Kay (Jeanne Cooper) today on The Young and the Restless. The Duchess of Genoa City is constantly repeating herself, while getting all up in Neil's romantic business. Watch a sneak peek of today's Y&R after the jump! READ MORE
At the opening of Nick’s (Joshua Morrow) club, Billy (Billy Miller) and Nick sparred over Newman. The lights went out, so of course Nick’s first thought was of what Victor (Eric Braeden) will say. After seeing how Nick’s club opening was bombing, Tyler (Redaric Williams) told Nick if he let him take over promotion, people would be lining up to get in. READ MORE
Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) tried to convince Jack (Peter Bergman) he didn’t want to run an empire and should just stick with one little company, Jabot. What I had a hard time understanding is why Jack–who was in big trouble financially before Victor (Eric Braeden) was revealed to be alive– is expected to hand over everything he worked so hard to get. Yes, it’s always wonderful to watch Katherine and Jack scenes, but I do not want to see Jack roll over. READ MORE
It's the panel discussion every soap fan has been talking about! Watch the Paley Center's celebration of the 10,000th episode of The Young and the Restless, featuring: Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Jeanne Cooper, Doug Davidson, Christian Leblanc, Joshua Morrow, Melody Thomas Scott, Kristoff St. John, Michelle Stafford—and the late Bill Bell's self-anointed "legacy" Maria Arena Bell—after the jump! READ MORE
The Young and the Restless icons Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden (pictured above with former showrunner Maria Arena Bell) were among the soap's stars who celebrated the No. 1 daytime drama's 10,000th episode at The Paley Center for Media on August 23.
Bell family matriarch Lee Phillip Bell and her children, William J. Bell Jr., Bradley Bell and Lauralee Bell, also commemorated the late William Bell Sr.’s momentous legacy with their spouses. See more photos of The Young and the Restless’ 10,000th episode celebration after the jump! READ MORE