CBS Daytime Stars Reveal Their Favorite Scenes of 2017!
The end of the year is the perfect time to sit back and reflect on what happened over the past 12 months, and if you look back at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, there was quite a lot that happened during that time! So we thought we’d put the question to some of your favorite stars and ask them: “What was your favorite thing to tape during 2017?”
Nikki’s big concert brought Genoa City together for a glamorous event, and the actors loved it! (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Some, like B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) chose big, splashy location episodes where something like a wedding was taking place. But others, like Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) chose smaller scenes that had a lot of character. And DAYS star Lamon Archey (Eli) selected a powerfully emotional moment for his alter ego from when he first started on the soap. Nikki’s big concert on Y&R was also a big fave for actors from that show who enjoyed coming together as a big group to shoot those episodes.
Browse through the gallery below to see what the stars chose as their favorite thing to tape in 2017 and see if any of them match up with what was your favorite to watch this year!
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Yr Cane Lily La Location
Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R)
“I enjoyed filming the LA scenes. It's always fun to get out of the studio for a bit and mix it up!”
Bb Steffy Liam Wedding
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B)
“I loved the Australia stuff. I loved the vows. We did that in one take, and I really was emotional. It wasn’t like I was forcing myself to cry. It was actually the opposite, and I was really trying to hold it back because I was really having a hard time holding it together.”
Yr Gloria Lauren Phyllis
Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren, Y&R)
“The story of 'Phauren' — the Phyllis and Lauren pairing [at work]. Bad asses in the boardroom!”
Yr Sharon Scott Concert
Daniel Hall (Scott, Y&R)
“Nikki's concert was my favorite to shoot. It's all in the details, they were so well thought out, from the sound board smoking to the fresh sod beneath our feet. The scent of the grass took me out of CBS studios and into this beautiful world where Cait [Fairbank’s] stunning voice and the song by Melody [Thomas Scott, Nikki] brought us all deeper into that imaginary place. It made it easy to play the moments of falling in love with Sharon in this wonderfully decadent, well thought out world our talented production team created for us!”
Bb Thanksgiving 2017
Courtney Grosbeck (Coco, B&B)
“Thanksgiving. Everyone was in those scenes and it was just so beautiful to have the entire ensemble together at one time.”
Yr Jill Esther
Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R)
“I really loved all of the scenes with Jess Walton after Jill’s heart attack. It was fun having Esther boss around Jill but more importantly, it gave us a chance to educate our viewers about women’s heart disease!”
Yr Gina Tognoni Mal Young
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
“I thought Brash & Sassy in LA was fun to watch. Creatively it was beautiful what our set directors did with the location shots. To see our favorite characters outside of Genoa City is a nice change. Camera work was on point — great visuals. Bravo to [executive producer/headwriter] Mal Young (pictured above with Tognoni) and the entire Y&R team!”
Yr Tessa Concert
Cait Fairbanks (Tessa, Y&R)
“I really enjoyed filming Nikki's concert! It was the first time I filmed a large scene with most of the cast. It was awesome to have everyone together. Having to dress up and play guitar didn't hurt either!”
Yr Phyllis Billy
Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R)
“Billy dropping down onto Phyllis’ balcony trying to get into her apartment to get her back after she kicks him out!! Such a blast to shoot!”
Days Eli Funeral
Lamon Archey (Eli, DAYS)
“The storyline when I first started: when Eli’s father, David, passed, and that’s when he found out about him. It was something that I could really connect to a personal level, and it was also something that has continued to impact the different storylines that Eli’s had since then. I’ve enjoyed tapping into that.
Yr Tessa Abby Concert
Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R)
“I loved filming Nikki's concert! I love when the whole cast gets to work together. We all have a great time. Plus, the sets for those scenes were amazing and beautiful!!”