HomeTagsDaytime Confidential InterviewsINTERVIEW: Lyndsy Fonseca Talks Kick Ass 2, Nikita and Memories of Young and Restless’ Jeanne Cooper Susan Hornik August 22, 2013 Daytime Confidential Interviews, Nikita, The Young and The Restless 9 Comments Former The Young and the Restless star Lyndsy Fonseca (ex-Colleen) has kept busy since leaving the fictional town of Genoa City on the CBS Daytime soap. In addition to gearing up for the airing of the fourth and final season of Nikita this fall on The CW, Fonseca is also logging a lot of time on the big screen. Daytime Confidential recently caught up with the talented and beautiful actress, who was at Comic-Con to promote her new superhero flick Kick Ass 2. While staying so busy in primetime and film, does Fonseca still have time to keep up with the goings-on at Y&R? "I am still really good friends with Christel Khalil. She is just such an incredible person," said Fonseca of the actress who portrays the now late Colleen Carlton's BFF. "Thad Luckinbill recurred on Nikita two seasons ago. That was pretty awesome to work with him again. But even with everyone else in the cast, I always think of them and have a lot of love for all of my former Y& R cast members." Fonseca was saddened to hear the news of Y&R matriarch Jeanne Cooper's death. "I know everyone says this about her, but she really was freaking awesome," said the actress. "I will always miss her." Echoing what so many younger stars who have passed through the Y&R set at Television City have said about the late Cooper, Fonseca revealed she thought of the acting legend as quite the role model. "There was so much to love about her," she began. "As a young girl on Y&R, I remember really looking up to her and appreciated her honesty. She was so dry and to the point. Instead of people treating me like a little kid, she talked to me like I was an adult. She would give great advice too, with difficult scenes. Like 'you know what, this is ******* tough!' or "Stick to your guns!' I really loved that." There's a reason why Fonseca can star in a movie called Kick Ass 2. She looked insanely fit at Comic-Con! "I do a lot of pilates. I love it. My co-star on Nikita, Maggie Q, and I do all our own fighting and fight choreography on the show," Fonseca revealed. "It's been an incredible learning experience to be thrown into that world, one which I have never done before. I also have a really good stunt double that does all the things I can't do!" At the panel for Nikita, Fonseca acknowledged there were a lot of changes for her character this season. “When we first met Alex, she was in such a delicate place. She has been through a lot, but it’s kind of exciting. We ended last year with the question, 'What does Alex do with her life?' She doesn’t have to hide from anyone. She is a real person, has a public persona…she is going to take advantage of that. I think it’s going to be a tricky balance to do that during the day and play spy at night.” Photo of Lyndsy Fonseca by PR Photos 9 Responses pferrando August 22, 2013 The best Colleen…loved it back in the day with her and Lily. Great onscreen friendship when the show was written correctly. Log in to Reply Smitty August 22, 2013 Loved her as Colleen. Such a great actress! Log in to Reply JasamForever August 22, 2013 Love lyndsy. I hope they bring back thad for the final season. I miss seeing them together. Log in to Reply Jon August 22, 2013 The one and only Colleen in my book. I loathed Leon and Sursok in the role! Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 August 22, 2013 Loved her as Colleen and Nikita is such an underrated show its to bad they only got a 6 episode pickup for there final season. Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 August 22, 2013 [quote=Katiebug9624]Loved her as Colleen and Nikita is such an underrated show its to bad they only got a 6 episode pickup for there final season.[/quote] My sentiments exactly. Too bad Nikita wasn’t on some other channel, that attracted viewers. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 August 22, 2013 Reading this interview makes me misty eyed. It reminds me of a time when Y&R was still good. I just can’t honestly say that Y&R has consistently held my attention in the last 4 years or so. Seeing Fonseca just brings me back though… Log in to Reply pferrando August 23, 2013 I’ve always hated recasts…and they struck gold with her. The character never held the same interest for me once she was gone. I guess which was why I didn’t freak out when they killed the character off. Brad was a mistake, however. Log in to Reply tashikins August 25, 2013 Loved her. Best Colleen. The last one was the worst! Fonseca even looked like Don! If she were ‘killed’ I would have wailed even more. I wailed because of Traci and Jack not the last Colleen portrayer. Killing Brad was a mistake. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.