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Melissa Ordway Reveals Why She Loves Abby and Phyllis on Y&R (EXCLUSIVE)


She may have other things on her mind these days, but there was a time when THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Abby would cross the street to avoid running into Phyllis. However, her portrayer, Melissa Ordway, feels just the opposite! “I love Phyllis and Abby’s relationship,” she enthused to Soaps In Depth. “I think it’s my favorite relationship that I’ve ever played on the show. They are at each other’s throats all the time, which is so much fun to play!

“They are two strong women,” she added. “What’s really fun is that Phyllis always thinks that she can one-up Abby, that she’s smarter than Abby and can manipulate her, but Abby is always one step ahead of Phyllis! And I love Michelle Stafford, so any chance I get to work with her is great. She just makes everyone better in a scene.”

Y&R Phyllis Abby
These two women aren’t at each others’ throats anymore, but… friends?XJJohnson/

While the two characters may have mutual antipathy now, Ordway believes that could change in the future. “I think that deep down, there is some common ground with them, and they’ll eventually be best friends,” she suggested. “Who knows? Stranger things have happened!” Especially in Genoa City! So stay tuned to Y&R to see what happens next!

This story originally appeared in our print magazine

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