CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers say that it certainly feels the same, but then again, it does look quite different. Actress Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman) recently opened up about working on the set of the hit CBS soap with all of the new CDC guidelines and social distancing measures put in place. Here’s what she has to say.
Speaking to CBS Soaps in Depth in a new interview, the brunette beauty is back on the set of the show along with the rest of the Y&R cast. As many fans can recall, the show suspended production and filming because of the coronavirus pandemic back in mid-March, just like the rest of the film and entertainment industry.
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Melissa told the site, “As much as it feels different, it feels like I never left. It’s been great just to be back at work.”
“Everybody’s been doing such a great job of keeping us safe,” she continued. “There are a lot more rules. We wear masks everywhere, even during rehearsals. We just take them off for taping, and even when we’re taping we’re six feet apart. They have us hold a six-foot rope between ourselves to make sure. There are a lot more rules to adhere to and remember like you have to enter and exit the stage a certain way, which I keep forgetting. But I feel super safe. So it’s been kind of wonderful.”
While there certainly are a lot of changes being made to the way the soap operates behind the scenes, Melissa says that the show will remain the same, no matter what.
“Our directors are really smart,” she enthused. “They shot it in certain ways where it doesn’t really look that much different. The blocking is different and the directors’ shots are different but they’re doing a great job making it look pretty much like it did before. So I think to the audience it should look pretty normal.”
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