Young and Restless Head Writer Josh Griffith “Adores” Jess Walton and Jill Abbott!





Could brazen bad girl Jill Foster Abbott, and her phenomenal portrayer Jess Walton, be on their way back to Genoa City? It's looking more and more like it. The Young and the Restless' new executive producer Jill Farren Phelps—whom Entertainment Weekly occasionally confuses with the aforementioned fictional Jill—talked about Walton's potential return recently in TV Guide.

It seems JFP isn't the only one up for a JFA reprisal. In the Sept. 10 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth, head writer Josh Griffith had this to say about the actress and her iconic character:

"I adore Jess, and I've always thought that Jill was an integral character to the show." 
 


With Walton's temporary leave of absence up in October, let's hope Jill comes home soon. I need for her and Kay (Jeanne Cooper) to tussle in the Chancellor attic again! 

42 Responses

  1. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    Way to spin this story into another way to bash Maria Arena Bell. She allowed her to take this break from the show because of her move (to Oregon I believe.) She clearly wanted her back as soon as possible.

    Griffith saying he “adores” Jess Walton does not expedite the process of her returning from what was supposed to be a six month break and it does not even mean he likes the character. Whose to say this is not a poor attempt to try and ingratiate himself with “supposed” long-time fans?

    But I await 100 responses to this thread saying, “Phelps and Griffith are already bringing back core characters from the past!”

  2. Avatar of jthawk
    jthawk

    I’m about to post a positive response to this story, I know this will shock many DC readers! I am thrilled to hear Josh Griffith publicly declare that he adores a veteran character and the actress who played her. While she may have left of her own accord to be with her family, it was under Maria Arena Bell and her bloated budget of has-been primetime stars, the Meggie character and other casting mishaps that we almost lost Jess Walton as Jill during her tenure.

    I have from day one of hearing Josh and Jill were coming to Y&R remained positive and optismstic about their tenure. This piece of news from the head writer only affirms that for me!

  3. Avatar of SoapGod
    SoapGod

    Wow bookerman…there was no mention of MAB in Jamey’s post. Also, you say, “Griffith saying he “adores” Jess Walton…does not even mean he likes the character.” I believe the man said he felt Jill was “integral” to the show. That’s a pretty big endorsement.

    Furthermore, in the JFP interview, she made it seem like Jess was gone from the canvas for good under MAB’s regime, not just “temporarily” which was rumored all over the place before MAB was fired. I’m not saying it’s true, but that has been put out there.

  4. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    Jill Foster Abbott is an original Y&R character. She and Jess Walton are needed on this canvas.
    All there is to it.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: BRING BACK LARRY WARTON!
    Larry and Jill were so hot and dirty. I loved it!

    It’s my understanding Jess now lives in Oregon. I don’t see her commuting for appearances here and there where she does nothing and why should she?
    Give her a reason to get on that plane Josh. I’m counting on you.

  5. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    When MTS was off-canvas for a while, MAB talked about Nikki and guaranteed that she’d be back. When JW left, that didn’t happen. Says everything.

  6. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    @thebookerman: I don’t get the point of your comment but to clarify, this has not much to do with MAB. And I didn’t see anything in Jamey’s post that would allow one person to think that this bashes MAB.
    Fans were worried about JW’s status when JFP and JG took over. So now that they are saying that they want her back shouldn’t we just be happy about it? What does this former hack have to do with it???

    But for some who only want to think the worst and don’t see that as a good sign & want to bash the new regime, I kind of get the point after all.

    I remember an interview Jeanne Cooper had recently with Michael Fairman where she told him that Jess Walton took a leave of absence but she wasn’t sure about her return. JC told him that Jess wanted to find herself & spend time with the family and that no arrangements for her return have been made.
    Now there seems to be at least talk about it. Jess Walton herself confirmed it.

    I don’t get all the negativity.

  7. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Well I totally get bookerman’s reaction concerning what they are really trying to accomplish.

    Of course it is a good thing if JW comes back to where she belongs. After all, not only is JW a very tenured actress on the show, but her character Jill is the only original left from the very start.

    But: that doesn’t mean the rest of the cast or the show itself won’t still be mutilated. This could be a very well known trick to give a spoonful of sugar first and a plate of sh*t next – so the latter would “be so bad”. As if.

    And another thing: JW’s return won’t mean a thing if they keep her on the back-burner or fawning over her not-son Cane. Will they really give her a meaty storyline? If they do – all power to them!

    I get that people desperately WANT to trust JFP to take the show upwards from the pile MAB left it in. And I really hope those wishes are met. But I just feel this has to be thought of realistically.

  8. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    I know Tristan Rogers was not popular with a lot of DCers but I really hope he returns with Jess (as planned). Even if it’s just for a story arch. Hell I’ll take anything at this point. They could even have Colin be dying, LOL!

    Jess apparently wants to be part time/I guess recurring. True she lives in OR now but from what I’ve heard it’s really not that horrendous a commute (as compared to driving in LA). It’s a relatively short flight from OR (Portland?) to the airport in Burbank and then just a few miles to drive to the studio.

    I don’t get bookerman’s beef either. Maybe he’s a friend of MAB? Maria’s gone-nobody cares anymore. We’re focused on the new regime now-not the old one.

  9. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Yoryla]Well I totally get bookerman’s reaction concerning what they are really trying to accomplish.
    Of course it is a good thing if JW comes back to where she belongs. After all, not only is JW a very tenured actress on the show, but her character Jill is the only original left from the very start.
    But: that doesn’t mean the rest of the cast or the show itself won’t still be mutilated. This could be a very well known trick to give a spoonful of sugar first and a plate of sh*t next – so the latter would “be so bad”. As if.
    And another thing: JW’s return won’t mean a thing if they keep her on the back-burner or fawning over her not-son Cane. Will they really give her a meaty storyline? If they do – all power to them!
    I get that people desperately WANT to trust JFP to take the show upwards from the pile MAB left it in. And I really hope those wishes are met. But I just feel this has to be thought of realistically.[/quote]

    Nobody is saying that this show isn’t going to change and that the vets will be backburnered. It’s going to happen. We all should know that by now.

    The children of Jack, Victor, Nikki and Jill are the ones that are going to drive story. That should be clear. But it’s also needed to do that.
    You can’t have a 70-year old man in a bar fight with 30-something men anymore or let him get married twice a year to women half his age. That ain’t working anymore.

    I don’t think that anyone is going in blindsided where JFP is concerned. Everyone has doubts about this. And we should!
    But why has any news to be bad or has to be some hidden agenda? Why not take what we get and if we don’t get pleased we can start complaining.

    And as I said before, I don’t know what this all has to do with bashing MAB if people get a little bit excited that Jess Walton – even after the regime change – is on her way back.

    For me it feels like this regime could do or say what they want, it’s all wrong because for some people they want Y&R to fail and want it to be canceled next year. Or at least that’s how it feels.

  10. Avatar of Bartman202
    Bartman202

    YES!!

    I NEED MY JESS WALTON BACK!! JEANNE COOPER’S KATHERINE NEEDS A SPARRING PARTNER AGAIN!!

    As long as Josh & JFP are hinting to her return to “Y & R”, perhaps he can give Tucker, Sofia, Chelsea, Carmine, Yolanda/Harmony, Avery, Genevieve, Cane and the unnecessarily SORAS’ed Kyle, Summer and Fenmore their walking papers out of GC and NEVER, EVER to return – especially the new Kyle – he’s gawd awful!!!

    Wishful thinking, I know…

  11. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=Clifford]Am I evil to imagine Brenda Dickson sitting by her telephone, staring at it in hopes it will ring.

    J)[/quote]

    She wouldn’t be doing that. Have you visited the (mad) woman’s website lately? She apparently thinks Y&R has been cancelled.

  12. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=Clifford]Am I evil to imagine Brenda Dickson sitting by her telephone, staring at it in hopes it will ring.

    J)[/quote]

    She wouldn’t be doing that. Have you visited the (mad) woman’s website lately? She apparently thinks Y&R has been cancelled.[/quote]

    The last time I saw a picture of Brenda Dickson, I was unable to sleep for a week, because of all the nightmares. One scary looking lady.

  13. Avatar of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    TR not popular? Are you speaking the DC community overall? Or just some that watch Y&R? No offense, just curiosity on my part. I believe those of us that are fans of his at GH are salivating over getting him back to PC. And while I love his Colin opposite JW’s Jill, (good physical and dramatic match up), I have to admit I want him back with FH’s Anna… 0:)

  14. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    I love Tristan Rogers!!!!

    But I think he deserves better as to play an Australian mobster in Wisconsin. Rogers should go back to “GH” as Robert Scorpio. Of course they would have to want him there but I think TR would do much better to be involved in the 50th anniversary of “GH”.

  15. Avatar of jetty
    jetty

    I wish they’d bring Jess back and put her into a story where they could wipe away all the crap done to the character the last few years. Have it come out that all of the maternity/paternity hoops she’s had to jump through was all a cruel plot by someone (Jack? Victor? Nikki?) to get back at Jill for past transgressions, and she’s been a Foster all this time. Put Jill Foster Abbott right back where she should be as a character!

  16. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=jetty]I wish they’d bring Jess back and put her into a story where they could wipe away all the crap done to the character the last few years. Have it come out that all of the maternity/paternity hoops she’s had to jump through was all a cruel plot by someone (Jack? Victor? Nikki?) to get back at Jill for past transgressions, and she’s been a Foster all this time. Put Jill Foster Abbott right back where she should be as a character![/quote]

    I don’t see them going down that road. It would mean Ma Foster was in on the whole thing.

  17. Avatar of jetty
    jetty

    Naw, I thought of that. Whoever created this Machiavellian plot hoodwinked EVERYONE into believing it, even creating documents that made Liz believe her memories were suspect since she was sick and dying.

  18. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    This makes my day, evening, and will have smile on face sleeping! :) I love JW and the character of Jill. I want Jill in big storyline…big business storyline…It would be a hoot to relaunch Jill back as maneater, power hungry bitch as Bill wrote her and Jill is the one that swallows up the Newman stock, along with Abby…now that would set GC citizens seeing red especially Victor and instantly be on Nikki’s bad side :) :) :love: Welcome home Jill I have missed you SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!

  19. Avatar of K8LVR
    K8LVR

    I haven’t watched Y&R in years, but Jill was always my favorite. Jess Walton is brilliant. I also loved her pairing with Larry Warton! He was a different kind of man for daytime, would tune in for some Jill/Larry fun.

  20. Avatar of jill-colin
    jill-colin

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]The general consensus is that a lot of viewers do not want to see Colin again. I’m not sure why. Too bad he is tied to that FREAKING idiot Cane.[/quote]

    There may be a few but the comments I see on various boards want Jill and Colin back on Y&R and def add me to that list.

  21. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    [quote=thebookerman]Griffith saying he “adores” Jess Walton does not expedite the process of her returning from what was supposed to be a six month break and it does not even mean he likes the character. Whose to say this is not a poor attempt to try and ingratiate himself with “supposed” long-time fans?[/quote]

    Nothing “supposed” about it, I’m a true long-time viewer and that’s not a poor attempt, but a home run if Jill Foster Abbott returns to my screen. I love that they are letting us know that they hear us, we’ve been ignored for years. Thank you!

    I’m going to dig out my poms-poms right now….Go Josh! Go JFP!

    Phelps and Griffith are already bringing back core characters from the past!

    Phelps and Griffith are already bringing back core characters from the past!

    Phelps and Griffith are already bringing back core characters from the past!

  22. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    I get bookerman’s reaction too.

    Walton wanted to go and said she’d be back, so let’s just leave it at that.

    But yes, she is SO important to the show and if they could find a way to correctly have her and Kay interact…”You’re my daughter, you’re not my daughter…”

    I’d get Jill out of the mans and shake it up a bit. Get her back to Jabot.

  23. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]The general consensus is that a lot of viewers do not want to see Colin again. I’m not sure why. Too bad he is tied to that FREAKING idiot Cane.[/quote]

    Cane isn’t the problem to me, he was great w/Colin, it’s Genevieve. Before she was in the picture Colin could have easily seen the error of his ways and become a better person. Not an angel, but no worse than the rest, Colin stated early on that he had many legitimate business in the US. But I guess in an effort to introduce and create sympathy for Genvieve they made him into some kind of monster. He’s kidnapping babies and an international drug lord-Good grief!

    They could easily say Colin’s been working undercover all these years. But I wouldn’t want Colin/Jill/Kay attached Genvieve(and Tucker) just to bring back Colin. I love GF/Laura but IMO Genevieve is a flop & Tucker’s a bore.

    Maybe could have Colin return down the road or have TR come back as another character with a different hairstyle. I’m love Colin, but not as a criminal.

  24. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=pferrando]I get bookerman’s reaction too.
    Walton wanted to go and said she’d be back, so let’s just leave it at that.
    But yes, she is SO important to the show and if they could find a way to correctly have her and Kay interact…”You’re my daughter, you’re not my daughter…”
    I’d get Jill out of the mans and shake it up a bit. Get her back to Jabot.[/quote]

    The point is that no one said anything else. No one said that MAB made her leave and now that JFP/JG are in charge they trying to win her back. No one said that is the case. And Jamey’s post didn’t lead to believe that.

    There at least is talk about her return. Nothing more, nothing less.

  25. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    [quote=pferrando]I get bookerman’s reaction too.[/quote]

    I don’t, because regardless of the public statements being made (I mean come-on how often are these sweetsy sounding statements the truth?) I watched the horrible way MAB’s regime treated Jill.

    MAB was writing Jill out of her own life everywhere she could for almost 3 years. She was taken out of the GC business world, out of Kay’s life and replaced with Tucker. She was constantly ignored. It was bizarre watching Kay in a jam because Neil wouldn’t be CEO of CI. Kay didn’t know what to do? LOL How about asking her housemate? It was like Jill never existed-What a joke. The only time Jill was used was to prop MABs favorites.

    Right before Sony kicked MAB to the curb Jeanne Cooper did an interview saying the show wasn’t calling for Jill to return. MAB wanted Jill out and she got her way until another Jill entered the picture, how ironic. HA!

  26. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    [quote=soapjunkie88]@thebookerman: I don’t get the point of your comment but to clarify, this has not much to do with MAB. And I didn’t see anything in Jamey’s post that would allow one person to think that this bashes MAB.
    Fans were worried about JW’s status when JFP and JG took over. So now that they are saying that they want her back shouldn’t we just be happy about it? What does this former hack have to do with it???

    But for some who only want to think the worst and don’t see that as a good sign & want to bash the new regime, I kind of get the point after all.

    I remember an interview Jeanne Cooper had recently with Michael Fairman where she told him that Jess Walton took a leave of absence but she wasn’t sure about her return. JC told him that Jess wanted to find herself & spend time with the family and that no arrangements for her return have been made.
    Now there seems to be at least talk about it. Jess Walton herself confirmed it.

    I don’t get all the negativity.[/quote]

    Every single post on this site has a negative spin against MAB. Don’t kid yourself.

    Secondly, how is this not a shot at her? Who is concerned about Jess Walton’s status? No one was talking about her on forums, or tweeting about her. She’s a below average actress by Y&R standards who has added nothing to the show since the last century. A writer saying he “adores” someone is not news. Him saying she was definitely coming back would be. There is a strong implication that the previous regime had something to do with her exit.

    Finally, I’m the least negative poster on this site. I’m always looking out for the jobs of actors and writers. People on here call for the heads of every single character who doesn’t fit their mold 100% and embrace veteran actors being forced to leave soaps because they are past the age where they can simply gawk at them on TV every day, even though their presence is one of the few things keeping that soap still on the air.

  27. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=thebookerman]Every single post on this site has a negative spin against MAB. Don’t kid yourself.
    Secondly, how is this not a shot at her? Who is concerned about Jess Walton’s status? No one was talking about her on forums, or tweeting about her. She’s a below average actress by Y&R standards who has added nothing to the show since the last century. A writer saying he “adores” someone is not news. Him saying she was definitely coming back would be. There is a strong implication that the previous regime had something to do with her exit.
    Finally, I’m the least negative poster on this site. I’m always looking out for the jobs of actors and writers. People on here call for the heads of every single character who doesn’t fit their mold 100% and embrace veteran actors being forced to leave soaps because they are past the age where they can simply gawk at them on TV every day, even though their presence is one of the few things keeping that soap still on the air.[/quote]

    I don’t kind myself where MAB is concerned. Of course there is much negativity because of her work that she did over the last two years and that damaged the show.

    Jess Walton is concidered being a veteran actress of this ensamble. She and the character of Jill have also a huge fanbase. And I have seen fans asking for her return & wondering the past months when and if she is coming back. Waiting for spoilers in the fall preview and everything.
    And I’m sure Josh Griffith, just like Jill Farren Phelps answered a question concerning Jess Walton’s status with Y&R.
    This isn’t to see as a bash towards MAB, only gives insight what the new regime thinks about it. And I don’t find anything wrong about it.

    And I don’t see posts about others wanting to see vets leave. I saw some about Eric Braeden where I can personally add that at this point I wouldn’t mind seeing him leave, but this only came up because of his contract negoriations.

  28. Avatar of apollo
    apollo

    I hope the writers figure out a way to take Jill back to her roots. The original Jill Foster was driven by her poor background and desire to have more.. She achieved that through manipulation and marriage, and held on to it like a feral cat. Making Jill Mrs. C’s daughter absolutely ruined that, and then MABs decision to retcon and make her Neil Fenmores daughter made it even worse. Jill is an heiress and has nothing to push her to those extremes anymore. Jill would be much more interesting if she caused the loss of all the Fenmores fortune, putting her at odds with Lauren and making her penniless again, so she’d have to claw her way back to the top. With our current political climate there needs to be more class struggle storylines on Y&R, which made it so rich in the past. Jess Walton excels at making Jill a cunning manipulator and I hope she gets a story she deserves.

  29. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    [quote=soapjunkie88]

    And I don’t see posts about others wanting to see vets leave. I saw some about Eric Braeden where I can personally add that at this point I wouldn’t mind seeing him leave, but this only came up because of his contract negoriations.[/quote]

    Ron Moss and Steve Burton are two recent examples. There’s plenty of others too. The latter being worshipping the ground that RC and FV walk on and that everything they do is the word of God so their horrid writing for a character on the show two decades and the actor leaving because of it was justified.

    Ron Moss, is not to the extent of Eric Braeden, but his departure is going to cripple the ratings. People will then blame Brad Bell, Hope/Liam/Steffy and while those both will be part of it, the main reason will be his departure. The majority of fans aren’t on this site, aren’t on others, aren’t on the Facebook pages, they still rely on watching on TV and those are the ones that are going to leave, and that’s a huge portion of your audience. The people on the internet will then turn and scapegoat someone else because they’re not fans of Moss, so there’s no way his leaving could hurt the series.

    And if Eric Braeden leaves Y&R it will be done by 2014. People will blame the writing, they’ll blame MAB for hurting the veterans, they’ll blame this and that, but Victor Newman is Ridge Forrester x 1000. I don’t think people realize how many women love him and are so passionate about him.

  30. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    @thebookerman: Why are you know talking about Ronn Moss & Steve Burton? I thought we were talking about Y&R. And Eric Braeden was just someone I mentioned because you said something about “veteran actors being forced to leave soaps”.

    I don’t want to get into it but Moss and Burton pretty much left because they wanted to. I don’t even want to know what jumping to the creatives of GH has to do with this. That would get to big of a discussion.

    I was only talking about Y&R. About Jess Walton and the people being involved in her return. Which is why I didn’t and still don’t get why MAB’s name was brought up.

    Seems like I’m pretty much lost in what the point is you are trying to make.

  31. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=pennywise555][quote=Coffee_Junkie]The general consensus is that a lot of viewers do not want to see Colin again. I’m not sure why. Too bad he is tied to that FREAKING idiot Cane.[/quote]Cane isn’t the problem to me, he was great w/Colin, it’s Genevieve. Before she was in the picture Colin could have easily seen the error of his ways and become a better person. Not an angel, but no worse than the rest, Colin stated early on that he had many legitimate business in the US. But I guess in an effort to introduce and create sympathy for Genvieve they made him into some kind of monster. He’s kidnapping babies and an international drug lord-Good grief! They could easily say Colin’s been working undercover all these years. But I wouldn’t want Colin/Jill/Kay attached Genvieve(and Tucker) just to bring back Colin. I love GF/Laura but IMO Genevieve is a flop & Tucker’s a bore. Maybe could have Colin return down the road or have TR come back as another character with a different hairstyle. I’m love Colin, but not as a criminal.[/quote]

    I totally agree with that. Colin/Jill/Cane had a WONDERFUL dynamic until Ms. Bell saw Genie Francis whining on Oprah that she wanted to work and MAB just “had” to have her on Y&R. Genevieve’s arrival threw everything off. Tristan said (at the time) “Genie’s arrival caught us all by surprise.” Probably because the arrival of Cane’s mother made ZERO sense.

    Colin actually didn’t even SEEM like a criminal until the very end when MAB had to give Genie Francis a HUGE storyline and Colin just *had to go*. In one swoop she had him ordering hits on Gen and was revealed to be this big, terrorist with ties to the Middle East. Completely ridiculous!

  32. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    @soapjunkie: I was talking about all the negativity on this site, especially to veterans, and how it’s a pick and choose. You either completely love someone and they can do no wrong or people on DC see no point in having someone on the show, they can’t do anything right etc. etc.

    I am not a Jess Walton fan as I pointed out earlier, but I understand her character’s, I don’t want to say importance, but value to the show. Very few others on this site can see things that way and I pointed out Ron Moss and Steve Burton as examples. Anyone thinking those two leaving is a good thing are crazy.

    Jamey Giddens clearly is a Walton fan, which is fine, but posting a “story” to already heap praise on Phelps/Griffith, when they did nothing, and throw more dirt on Maria Arena Bell when she’s already gone is capricious and unnecessary.

  33. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=thebookerman]Jamey Giddens clearly is a Walton fan, which is fine, but posting a “story” to already heap praise on Phelps/Griffith, when they did nothing, and throw more dirt on Maria Arena Bell when she’s already gone is capricious and unnecessary.[/quote]

    But Jamey didn’t throw more dirt on MAB. That is the point. He didn’t even mentioned MAB. This story has NOTHING to do with her. She is gone! So who still cares?

    This post is about Jess Walton’s return. It’s not to praise to Phelps/Griffith. Just posting about what’s out there. I can’t say that anything is wrong with that.

    And of course the people of DC are allowed to their opinions. In the end, Jamey could even praise JFP and trash MAB if he likes. The people from DC are all bloggers. They are supposed to share their opions. And of course they have their faves.
    You can disagree with them, like they do with each other. There is nothing wrong with it. But if you don’t like the opinions they give on their blog and can’t handle them … I don’t know why anyone would get involved then.

  34. Avatar of thebookerman
    thebookerman

    We’ll just have to agree to disagree I suppose. When I read the story I clearly see a “Look at what the new regime is doing, remembering the past, that the old regime didn’t,” but maybe it’s just me.

  35. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    I need my Jill Foster Abbott ASAP! Since Jess doesn’t wanna come back full time, I could see her coming back to start shit then leave like Tracy did for years on GH.

  36. Avatar of koalygirl
    koalygirl

    ITA. The dynamic between Jill and Colin was so great. The cycle of relationships tends to get stale when all the characters do is fly like a honeybee from one flower to another and back. Jill and Colin brought something fresh, funny and romantic. They always perked me up. MAB’s bright idea to bring GF over and put her on a pedestal was a miss. I do like GF but Genv is a bust. MAB’s ridiculous ending of Colin’s time was pitiful.

    If Josh brings back Jill, it will be a shame and a waste to not bring Colin with her.

  37. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    [quote=thebookerman] Who is concerned about Jess Walton’s status? No one was talking about her on forums, or tweeting about her. She’s a below average actress by Y&R standards who has added nothing to the show since the last century. A writer saying he “adores” someone is not news. Him saying she was definitely coming back would be. There is a strong implication that the previous regime had something to do with her exit.
    Finally, I’m the least negative poster on this site. I’m always looking out for the jobs of actors and writers. People on here call for the heads of every single character who doesn’t fit their mold 100% and embrace veteran actors being forced to leave soaps because they are past the age where they can simply gawk at them on TV every day, even though their presence is one of the few things keeping that soap still on the air.[/quote]

    I don’t think you are the least negative poster on this site, you are the only one who said something negative in this thread about an actor-Jess Walton. Others were criticizing characters.

    You may see Jess Walton as a below average actress,and I don’t have a problem with you stating that- everybody has the right to state their own opinion, but I assure you are in the minority on that one . In the golden age of soaps,when the Emmy competition was really competitive, her peers awarded her with not one, but two Emmys for her portrayal of Jill. She’s in a small group of soap actors that played her character for over 25 years, something that doesn’t happen often to actors that don’t keep viewers interested interested in their character

    Just because Jess Walton, like many other senior cast members on Y&R, doesn’t have an organized fan group (that I know of) to push up threads on message boards and have their members tooting day in and day out that they are on the Kay/Jill train toot-toot or Jill/Colin train toot-toot, or whatever those silly fan games are all about to promote “their actor” means nothing.Yes it’s lots and lots of posts on forums, but it’s the same people over and over, just gushing over the one they love. It’s like adverting,& all those senseless posts are hardly a measure of popularity. If anything it’s the opposite.

    Maybe it’s a result of Y&R keeping most of it’s actors for the long haul, but the show’s fans never really needed to organize to act as agents to get their favorites actors airtime, keep a job, or get a new job on another soap- Until DG/Cane of course-LOL. Before MAB, everything used to be rotated, and I just watched the show, the complete show. I’d rather watch the show than post.

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