Life in Genoa City has been difficult these days for Christine on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — she was prosecuting a high-profile murder trial — but it’s a complete nightmare for her portrayer, Lauralee Bell! The actress stars in the Lifetime thriller Nightmare Tenant! “I play a lawyer on Y&R and have always thought, ‘Hmm, a doctor might be fun,’” Bell told Soaps In Depth. “So now I’m playing Dr. Carol Allen in the latest Lifetime movie, which was so fun!”
Bell, who is also an executive producer for the movie, describes her character as a single mom whose daughter is going off to college but concerned about leaving her mother alone in the big house. “She suggests I get a tenant, but I sort of poo-poo that idea. But the next day at work, I deal with a girl who only wants a woman doctor. She has a bit of a sad story, and without thinking much, I decide that maybe this was meant to be and invite her into my home. Unfortunate occurrences soon begin to happen in my world!” teased the soap vet. “There will be something at the end that ties it all together, like Lifetime does so brilliantly. It’s a big twist!”
The anchor for the network’s “spring breakdown” set of movies, Nightmare Tenant has already aired on Lifetime Movies, but now it’s getting its premiere on Lifetime at 8 pm ET on Sunday, April 7. So be sure to check it out and for more on your favorite Y&R stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!