Jill (Jess Walton) and Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) argued about Katherine hiring Adriana (Jhoanna Flores) as her personal assistant. When one of Jill’s pieces of jewelry went missing, she accused Adriana of taking it. I just love Katherine’s waves of dismissal. It makes me smile every time. After Jill’s many years as the “outsider” and warring with Katherine, I wouldn’t mind Jill going after a new “outsider” like Adriana. READ MORE
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!
Genoa City's original vixen is back! Soap Opera Uncensored is reporting Jess Walton is returning as The Young and the Restless' Jill Abbott on Oct. 5. Look for Walton to be back for 4-6 weeks.
Could brazen bad girl Jill Foster Abbott, and her phenomenal portrayer Jess Walton, be on their way back to Genoa City? It's looking more and more like it. The Young and the Restless' new executive producer Jill Farren Phelps—whom Entertainment Weekly occasionally confuses with the aforementioned fictional Jill—talked about Walton's potential return recently in TV Guide.
It seems JFP isn't the only one up for a JFA reprisal. In the Sept. 10 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth, head writer Josh Griffith had this to say about the actress and her iconic character:
"I adore Jess, and I've always thought that Jill was an integral character to the show."
Bad news for Jill Abbott fans! Veteran soap actress Jess Walton is taking a six-month leave of absence from The Young and the Restless. The news was originally broken by Nelson Branco on Twitter.
According to Soap Opera Digest, Walton will be exiting the show to spend more time her son and daughter-in-law, who are expecting a baby. Walton's publicist Charles Sherman stated:
The reason she is taking a break is because her son and his wife and are expecting a baby and Jess wants to be around for the birth of her first grandchild," states her publicist. There are a lot of false rumors going around that she is gone for good but Jess is absolutely coming back. She talked it out with Maria Bell and Maria is fine with this arrangement. Jess's last day of working on the set is on April 3 but she will be back. READ MORE