Susan Dansby spoke exclusively to CBS Soaps In Depth about her trial script writing gig at The Young and the Restless. The veteran soap professional (Guiding Light, Generations, General Hospital, Port Charles, As The World Turns) admitted she's "incredibly excited and incredibly nervous". She also talked about being intrigued about writing for Lily Winters Ashby (Christel Khalil), who like Dansby is a cancer survivor.
The opportunity to start putting words into the mouths of beloved Y&R characters like Victor and Nikki has Dansby "incredibly excited and incredibly nervous. History plays such a huge role in Y&R, so I really needed to learn that," she admits. Luckily, Dansby has someone on speed dial who can help! "My mom watched [the show], so she was my first phone call when I got this deal!" she says with a laugh. Although she says that she never requests specific writing assignments, Dansby -- a recent cancer survivor -- is intrigued by the possibility of creating dialogue for Lily that will reflect their shared experience.
For more from Dansby, where she discusses the "new sensitivity" about the lack of diversity in front of and behind the scenes of daytime, click here.