Young and Restless Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps: "I'm Not as Tough as People Think I Am"

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The Young and the Restless showrunner Jill Farren Phelps is continuing her "I Come in Peace" press tour. Here's what the producer said in the Sept. 24 issue of Soap Opera Digest when asked about her reputation for being a taskmaster:

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"I'm not as tough as people think I am. I'm just a hardworking woman who was extremely fortunate to have found this world of daytime fairly young in my life. I had many jobs in daytime before I ever executive-produced, and I have a real appreciation for the hard work everyone does to make a show like this. What we do is very difficult, so I think it's important to have a sense of humor. I think if you ask the people with whom I've worked, they'll tell you that I bring a sense of family to where I go."



In the same interview JFP had this to say on Genie Francis:

'I was the music director [at General Hospital] when Luke and Laura got married, so I've known Genie since she was a very young girl — and I was a very young girl. I think she's a wonderful actress and I'm very fond of her. There is no personal acrimony between us."


Well, I guess they can always keep in touch on Facebook, since they get on so well. (Snort!)  For more of what JFP had to say about Y&R, pick up the Sept. 24 issue of SOD.