‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers find that even though she’s a soap vet who has spent just as much time in General Hospital’s fictional town of Port Charles as she has on The Young and the Restless’ Genoa City, actress Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) says that she just has one favorite storyline.
And yes, you guess it right: it has to do with Phyllis’ love story with Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow). Here’s what she has to say. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Michelle says that she will always have fond memories of the relationship that Nick and Phyllis have had over the years, despite all of the ups and downs they’ve had.
However, she also admits that the love triangles that she’s had with other people and including Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) also stand out from the rest.
‘The Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Michelle Stafford Reflects On Her Favorite Y&R Storyline
She said, “The ones that stand out are the Phyllis/Jack/Diane triangle. That one went on for a couple of years and I love Susan Walters [ex-Diane]. I think she was so good and Diane was a real match for Phyllis, and Peter Bergman [Jack] is always perfection. However, it was a hard storyline to play after a while because Diane was always getting the better of Phyllis and there was a lot of frustration because I was going to work every day playing that. Sometimes that’s tough when you don’t have a reprieve from something like that. That went on again when Nick was breaking up with Phyllis because he had an affair again with Sharon.”
Michelle continued, “In a year he broke up with Phyllis five different times. Maria [Bell, then-head writer] said, ‘We love how upset Phyllis gets, so we love to write it.’ I was going to work feeling like an open wound and that was tough. Also the Dr. Tim stuff. I love when Phyllis tried to bribe him in court. Those are the ones that stand out in my mind. I also had some great stuff with Damon Porter. There were some shining moments in that, too. Keith [Hamilton Cobb, ex-Damon] is such a phenomenal actor. He’s doing quite well as a writer now.”
Now, as far as her favorite line is, Michelle recalled, “It was when Phyllis was suspected of starting the fire that almost killed Diane, and Phyllis said to Michael something like, ‘If I had really started the fire, that bitch would’ve been burned to a crisp!’”
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